Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Roman Pelts

Number of games in database: 121
Years covered: 1961 to 1992
Last FIDE rating: 2417
Overall record: +40 -38 =43 (50.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Reti System (16) 
    A04 A06 A05
 English (13) 
    A15 A14 A11 A16
 King's Indian (11) 
    E62 E66 E82 E77 E70
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (18) 
    B83 B89 B48 B81 B40
 King's Indian (14) 
    E70 E88 E92 E69 E75
 Sicilian Scheveningen (6) 
    B83 B81 B82
 Scandinavian (5) 
 Sicilian Taimanov (4) 
    B48 B45 B46
Repertoire Explorer

NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   B Dikarev vs R Pelts, 1964 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Toronto Winter Fest (1987)
   Canadian Championship (1981)
   Canadian Championship (1984)
   Ukrainian Championship (1964)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1984)
   Lucerne Olympiad (1982)

Search Sacrifice Explorer for Roman Pelts
Search Google for Roman Pelts
FIDE player card for Roman Pelts

(born Aug-11-1937, died Oct-10-2022, 85 years old) Ukraine (federation/nationality Canada)

[what is this?]

Roman Shlomovich Pelts. A FIDE Master (1981), he operated 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

Last updated: 2023-09-09 17:23:57

Try our new games table.

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 121  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. R Pelts vs A Bannik  ½-½161963Kiev Avantgard-chC01 French, Exchange
5. A Zamikhovsky vs R Pelts  ½-½141963Kiev Avantgard-chE85 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Variation
6. R Pelts vs V Atamanov  ½-½401964Ukrainian ChampionshipD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. R Pelts vs N Zilberman  0-1451964Ukrainian ChampionshipA16 English
8. A Bannik vs R Pelts  1-0261964Ukrainian ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
9. R Pelts vs J Yuchtman  1-0351964Ukrainian ChampionshipE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
10. B Dikarev vs R Pelts 0-11061964Ukrainian ChampionshipB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
11. R Pelts vs B M Kogan  ½-½531964Ukrainian ChampionshipE82 King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation
12. V S Zhidkov vs R Pelts  ½-½341964Ukrainian ChampionshipB83 Sicilian
13. R Pelts vs Y Sakharov  0-1411964Ukrainian ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
14. J Rotstein vs R Pelts  0-1421964Ukrainian ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
15. R Pelts vs V Pushkar  0-1341964Ukrainian ChampionshipE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
16. S Gershman vs R Pelts  0-1311964Ukrainian ChampionshipB40 Sicilian
17. R Pelts vs Gufeld  0-1411964Ukrainian ChampionshipE66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
18. S Lewicki vs R Pelts  ½-½531964Ukrainian ChampionshipB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
19. R Pelts vs R Romanovsky  0-1521964Ukrainian ChampionshipD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
20. A Kostiuchenko vs R Pelts  0-1371964Ukrainian ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
21. R Pelts vs V Shiyanovsky  0-1341964Ukrainian ChampionshipE70 King's Indian
22. V Berezhnoi vs R Pelts  0-1431964Ukrainian ChampionshipE92 King's Indian
23. R Pelts vs N Levin  0-1411964Ukrainian ChampionshipE77 King's Indian
24. E Lazarev vs R Pelts  ½-½231964Ukrainian ChampionshipD14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
25. Hort vs R Pelts 1-0511964WchT U26 11th fin-AA37 English, Symmetrical
 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 121  PGN Download
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2) | Pelts wins | Pelts loses  

Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-28-05  lopium: Does anybody has his biography?
Premium Chessgames Member
  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:

Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: Photo gallery:
Mar-16-11  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.

Premium Chessgames Member
  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)
Dec-22-21  PeterPringle: I played two games against Mr. Pelts in 1992, in a simul. He kicked my butt both times lol
Jan-01-22  siggemannen: Pelts didn't do too well in World Team Student Champs in '64: but he beat Lombardy

Interestingly, only Savon and i guess Kapengut became "famous" from that team. Also, the team was mostly retained for next couple of years. Perhaps Soviets didn't prioritize these events.
Kapengut made the team in '68 as well, a bit of professional student, that.

Oct-14-22  Volcanus:

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.
  8. Do not degrade Chessgames or any of it's staff/volunteers.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific player only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

Spot an error? Please suggest your correction and help us eliminate database mistakes!
Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2023, Chessgames Services LLC