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Ilia Beniaminovic Odesskij
Number of games in database: 23
Years covered: 1987 to 2001
Last FIDE rating: 2429
Overall record: +7 -7 =9 (50.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jun-25-1973, 47 years old) Russia

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Ilia Odesskij earned his IM title in 1996. He has played few rated games since then but he remains active as a chess journalist.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I B Odesskij vs Kramnik 0-1251987URS-chT U16A52 Budapest Gambit
2. I B Odesskij vs S Rodnishchev  ½-½751993RUS-chTA15 English
3. I B Odesskij vs M Brodsky  0-1511994Pardubice opA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
4. I B Odesskij vs A J Sakov  1-0381996Moscow-chA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
5. Grischuk vs I B Odesskij  0-1511996Moscow-chB07 Pirc
6. Ftacnik vs I B Odesskij  1-0401997Komercni Banka opE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
7. I B Odesskij vs Navara  1-0621998Decin op-AA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
8. Pavasovic vs I B Odesskij  1-0231998Pardubice Czech opB08 Pirc, Classical
9. I B Odesskij vs A Loginov  0-1451999Ch Moscow, Moscow (Russia)A01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
10. I B Odesskij vs A Leontiev  ½-½151999Ch Moscow, Moscow (Russia)B29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
11. V Kachar vs I B Odesskij 1-0131999Ch Moscow, Moscow (Russia)A40 Queen's Pawn Game
12. I B Odesskij vs O Yesaulkov 1-0411999Ch Moscow, Moscow (Russia)A01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
13. I B Odesskij vs A G Donchenko  ½-½81999Ch Moscow, Moscow (Russia)C47 Four Knights
14. B Sambuev vs I B Odesskij  ½-½481999Ch Moscow, Moscow (Russia)E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
15. I B Odesskij vs D Oleinikov  1-0441999Ch Moscow, Moscow (Russia)A01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
16. D Vdovin vs I B Odesskij  1-0301999Ch Moscow, Moscow (Russia)C00 French Defense
17. I B Odesskij vs P Skacelik 1-0532001Czech OpenA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
18. I B Odesskij vs Potkin  ½-½102001Czech OpenA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
19. C Cacco vs I B Odesskij  ½-½152001Czech OpenA40 Queen's Pawn Game
20. K V Chernyshov vs I B Odesskij  ½-½402001Czech OpenC05 French, Tarrasch
21. I B Odesskij vs Stefansson  ½-½162001Czech OpenA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
22. M Jonker vs I B Odesskij  ½-½112001Czech OpenB06 Robatsch
23. I B Odesskij vs M Tokmachev  1-0552001Czech OpenA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
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Nov-04-10  Billy Vaughan:
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  HeMateMe: hmmm...Odesskij=Odessa--gotta be a Ukrainian!
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  whiteshark: see also Ilia Odessky
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  whiteshark: requote, Dec-17-08, Karpova:

<Ilya Odessky: <I am interested in women's chess from the position of fairness, not strength just as well as in women. If a woman comes to a door and opens it with her heavy shoulder, I am not interested in her. A woman should just stay exhaling fragrance and wait for me to open this door.>

<And this is what had actually happen. Bareev and Short tatted on the queenside, established a control over the critical squares in short, conducted a finest positional play. And instead of responding with the only defensive moves, Judit simply gave up the wing and boldly went on mating. And she succeeded indeed and even more than once. That was the moment when I understood very clearly that she is of no interest to me as a female player, because she does not play sweet women's chess, but something fundamentally different.>

<She still acted like a female player from time to time; for instance, she was comfortably losing a game after game to Kasparov and Kramnik. On the other hand, many male players who are often called elite had also been losing to Big Ks in a similar manner; therefore it is not an argument. However, later even those rudiments had gone; in the Match of the Century Polgar drove Kasparov from one corner to another with her rooks and finally got him. And after that her play had lost any resemblance to women's chess.>

<For a trainer of a female player these differences are of one kind, for a husband of another kind, a spectator notices something else...>

<And what about women's events? Everything is clear. And if not, then it is most likely their problem, not yours. If a girl did not play 'your' move, she made a mistake, not you and if you finally turn an engine on, it will confirm that you were right. I have to tell you that this is a rare pleasure you don't get elsewhere, following any other kind of sport.>>

Interview with Ilya Odessky from Misha Savinov, 2005:

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  whiteshark: requote, Dec-17-08, Karpova:

Ilya Odessky: <You are asking non-specifically: TV, chess show and I want to be more specific. Why nobody advertises Kosintseva sisters? Where are they on TV and radio, in magazines and newspapers? Why nobody makes megastars of them? There are no contra-indications, and possible occasions are countless.

First of all, they are sisters one could remember Polgar, and besides, sisters this is already a plot. Chess talent is great, plus spotless credit history no suspicious actions, because nobody knows anything at all about them. One could make up tales in tabloids and reveal the truth in analytical issues. A number of references is 1000 more important than a quality of them a first law of PR, remembered cold by Kosteniuk.

'A famous chess player Tanya Kosintseva planted a tree!' A day after: 'Nadya Kosintseva rescued a neighbor's cat!' Next day: 'Tanya and Nadya Kosintseva returned the cat to its owner. 6-year-old Vova Batarejkin was very grateful. He turned out to be an avid chess player: 'Now I am your fan forever!'

A key phrase is 'a famous chess player'. It has to be repeated as an obvious fact. Then a reader, being afraid to lose the pace of life, thinks: 'Wow, famous! I didn't know. I should follow them more closely. How could I have missed?' And then there is some Biel tournament, and girls do very well: one must not forget telling the media about the outstanding victory. A reader opens 'Sport-Express' look what a strong girls, they crush everybody. Turns on the radio the sisters say that during the Biel tournament they consumed only some special drinking yoghurt, etc.>

<If a female chessplayer is confident, if she is motivated to please a young man or a trainer, there are no obstacles on her way and the pattern of chess pieces on board will have the least influence.>

<As for my personal preferences, I give them all to Vera Nebolsina. There are several reasons for it. First, Vera is a vegetarian, a stubborn one. The girl does not eat fish and meet for ideological reasons one can go crazy about it! Do as you wish, and I consider it a true feat.

Second, she wakes up at 7, sometimes even at 5. If I wake up before noon, it means I didn't sleep well and the day is spoiled. Vera rises at cock-crow, does morning exercises, takes a hardening shower (in my opinion, the Gestapo torture) brr! She is a hero twice.

Knows non-Russian language characteristically, French. She came to the '64' editorial office on a way from where and where to, do you think? From China to Moldova!

'From shade to light she flies across
She is herself the shade and light.
With all the marks and signs are lost
Where came she from to our sight?

She flies and squats for modest rest,
She must have been a Chinese guest,
There are no others of her kind.'

There are no others of her kind...>

Interview with Ilya Odessky from Misha Savinov, 2005:

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