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Roman Pelts
Number of games in database: 45
Years covered: 1961 to 1989
Last FIDE rating: 2417

Overall record: +14 -17 =14 (46.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Reti System (6) 
    A04 A05
 English (5) 
    A15 A14
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (7) 
    E85 E88 E80 E70 E92
 Scandinavian (4) 
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   B I Dikarev vs R Pelts, 1964 0-1

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(born Aug-11-1937, 82 years old) Ukraine (federation/nationality Canada)

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A FIDE Master (1981) and a FIDE Trainer (2005), he operates his own Roman Pelts Chess Academy and represented Canada at 3 Olympiads (2nd board, 1988; 4th board, 1984 and alternate, 1982), accumulating 18 points in 28 team games.

References: (1) , (2) , (3), (4), (5) Wikipedia article: Roman Pelts

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Sokolsky vs R Pelts 1-0411961MinskA00 Uncommon Opening
2. R Pelts vs A Bannik  ½-½341962Spartak-chE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
3. R Pelts vs Kholmov  ½-½591962Spartak-chD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
4. Zamikhovsky vs R Pelts  ½-½141963Kiev Avantgard-chE85 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Variation
5. R Pelts vs A Bannik  ½-½161963Kiev Avantgard-chC01 French, Exchange
6. B I Dikarev vs R Pelts 0-11061964UKR-chB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
7. R Pelts vs J Yuchtman  1-0351964UKR-chE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
8. A Bannik vs R Pelts  1-0261964UKR-chB01 Scandinavian
9. A Shamis-Pavlov vs R Pelts  1-0321967USSR ChampionshipE77 King's Indian
10. I Platonov vs R Pelts  1-0301968USSRB01 Scandinavian
11. V Tukmakov vs R Pelts  1-0411970UKR-chE92 King's Indian
12. R Pelts vs I Platonov  1-0541974USSRA58 Benko Gambit
13. Tseshkovsky vs R Pelts  1-0461974URS-ch sfB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
14. L Day vs R Pelts  1-0631979Quebec opB01 Scandinavian
15. R Pelts vs K Spraggett  1-0411979Ch. Ouvert du QuebecA04 Reti Opening
16. R Pelts vs L Day  1-07119797th World OpenA53 Old Indian
17. S Scorza vs R Pelts  0-135197980th US OpenA05 Reti Opening
18. R Pelts vs Philip M Chase  1-032197980th US OpenA15 English
19. R Pelts vs M Diesen  ½-½16197980th US OpenA14 English
20. Bisguier vs R Pelts  1-037197980th US OpenE70 King's Indian
21. R Pelts vs D Gogel  1-037197980th US OpenA05 Reti Opening
22. R Pelts vs R Long  1-051197980th US OpenA04 Reti Opening
23. O Kroll vs R Pelts  ½-½66197980th US OpenE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
24. L Day vs R Pelts  0-1561980CAN-opA07 King's Indian Attack
25. R Pelts vs L Day  1-0631981Labour Day OpenA04 Reti Opening
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Dec-28-05  lopium: Does anybody has his biography?
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  chancho: lopium <Roman Pelts was born in the Ukraine on August 11, 1937. One of the world's leading chess trainers, his accomplishments include the title FIDE Master. With over 40 years of teaching experience, he is the premier chess coach in Canada today.

During his early years in the Soviet Union, he gained recognition as a chess player when he placed second in the USSR Young Masters Championship. He later played board one on the Soviet national team that won the 1964 Students' World Championship at Krakow, Poland.

Roman founded a chess school in his hometown of Odessa in 1959. Seven of his early students became grandmasters: Lev Alburt, Sam Palatnik, Vladimir Tukmakov, Valery Beim, Konstantin Lerner, Leonid Yurtaev, and Boris Kantsler. He was official trainer for the 1971 USSR student team on which future world champion Anatoly Karpov and world candidate Alexander Beliavsky played. Because of his successes, the Ukranian government awarded him the title Honoured Chess Coach.

Roman Pelts came to Canada in 1978, bringing with him the material that forms the basis of Comprehensive Chess Course. Published in 1986, this two volume work was written in collaboration with U.S. champion Lev Alburt. It is widely praised as the finest book of instruction available to schools and parents. >

The complete bio can be found in Roman Pelt's own chess site.


Dec-30-05  lopium: Interesting, thank you very much!
Mar-31-07  gauer: Some other info:
Dec-03-07  benjinathan: Mr. Pelts is well known in kids chess in Toronto. In some ways it seems a nit of a comedown from what he once was.
Feb-21-08  DarthStapler: I didn't know Romans wore pelts
Aug-28-08  myschkin: . . .

Seven of his early students became grandmasters: Lev Alburt , Semon Palatnik , Vladimir Borisovich Tukmakov , Valery Beim , Konstantin Zaivelevich Lerner , Leonid Yurtaev, and Boris Kantsler .

The next generation:

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  GrahamClayton: Photo gallery:
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  wordfunph: According to GM Mr. Kevin Spragett, largest private collection of chess books in Canada belongs to Mr. Roman Pelts (Thornhill, Ontario), with estimated number of over 1,000 and keeps growing.

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  perfidious: <benjinathan: Mr. Pelts is well known in kids chess in Toronto. In some ways it seems a nit of a comedown from what he once was.>

Not every strong master aspires to become world champion-there are some who enjoy giving back what they got, for which I salute <LMAJ>.

This old master isn't cut out for that sort of thing, so hats off to those who do the job.

Dec-31-19  jerseybob: In the '64 Student Olympiad mentioned by <chancho> Pelts-Lombardy went: 1.d4,Nf6 2.Nf3,g6 3.g3,Bg7 4.Bg2,OO 5.OO,d6 6.c4,Nbd7 7.Qc2,e5 8.Rd1,Re8 9.Nc3,e4??! 10.Ne1,e3 11.Bxe3,Rxe3 12.fxe,Ng4 13.Qe4,Nb6 14.h3!,Nf6 15.Qd3 (1-0, 42)
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