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Isay Golyak
Number of games in database: 41
Years covered: 1949 to 2005
Last FIDE rating: 2189
Highest rating achieved in database: 2279
Overall record: +13 -21 =7 (40.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Dec-09-1931, 90 years old) Kazakhstan (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Isay Grigorievich Golyak is a FIDE Master.

Last updated: 2022-03-31 10:04:26

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 41  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Golyak vs B Gaiduk  1-0281949URS U20 Team-ch FinalC19 French, Winawer, Advance
2. I Golyak vs G Ravinsky  0-13419554th Soviet Team-ch prelimD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
3. I Golyak vs M Mukhitdinov  1-0191958Ch URS (Team) (II Group)B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
4. I Golyak vs Gusev  0-15919585th URS-chT Republics final BC49 Four Knights
5. I Golyak vs Bastrikov  0-1241959Candidate to MastersB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
6. R Nezhmetdinov vs I Golyak  1-0251959Candidate to MastersC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
7. I Golyak vs J Klavins  0-13519592nd Soviet Spartakiad qual-3B32 Sicilian
8. V Makogonov vs I Golyak 1-03119592nd Soviet Spartakiad Final-BE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
9. Veresov vs I Golyak  0-15319592nd Soviet Spartakiad Final-BB07 Pirc
10. Kholmov vs I Golyak  1-0391961Ashkhabad InternationalB30 Sicilian
11. I Golyak vs R Etruk  0-13419639th Soviet Team Championship qual-3B07 Pirc
12. M Govbinder vs I Golyak  1-02419639th Soviet Team Championship Final-CB32 Sicilian
13. I Golyak vs G Mukhin  1-0281968Alma-AtaB32 Sicilian
14. I Golyak vs M Schoeneberg  1-0361977Leipzig SGB06 Robatsch
15. I Golyak vs J Tompa  0-1411977Leipzig SGB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
16. I Golyak vs Knaak  0-1351977Leipzig SGA00 Uncommon Opening
17. Benjamin vs I Golyak 0-1331980?D22 Queen's Gambit Accepted
18. I Golyak vs Vasiukov  0-13919933rd World Senior ChampionshipC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
19. I Golyak vs A Savage  0-1391994cr NAICCC VIIC16 French, Winawer
20. Taimanov vs I Golyak  1-05419944th World Senior ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
21. I Golyak vs A Lesiege  ½-½531995North Bay intA00 Uncommon Opening
22. I Golyak vs L Day 0-1401995North Bay International OpenB06 Robatsch
23. Larsen vs I Golyak  1-0451995North Bay International OpenA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
24. I Golyak vs J Sarkar  1-0431997Saratoga Springs opC13 French
25. M Etmans vs I Golyak  0-1841997Dieren opB06 Robatsch
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-17-04  dac1990: I had no idea Isay would be in here. My chess instructor.
Oct-03-04  Resignation Trap: Is this the same player as the one at Askkhabad, 1961?
Oct-31-04  dac1990: No, he isn't.
Aug-23-09  jrofrano: Isay's openings are all over the place, what makes him such a dynamic player is that he plays just about everything. He is close to impossible to prepare for. Isay plays 1. b4 and try as they might strong players are only able to take away a draw. He recently played Bryan G Smith with this same opening, and had a winning position although with some oversights lost this game. He has also played this twice against Laszlo Binet Tapaszto (recently) and got two draws. (Much to laszlo's chagrin). He told me once that Tal (Mikhail Tal) came over to his house in Russia long ago to play blitz, and in the first game isay played 1. b4 and crushed him! Although he laments that he lost the next 6 games...but he won the last one. So +2-6=0 (as far as i know) against tal in blitz...not so bad.

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