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Andrey Zontakh
Number of games in database: 231
Years covered: 1993 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2471
Highest rating achieved in database: 2582

Overall record: +73 -41 =98 (57.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 19 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (33) 
    B90 B33 B45 B80 B32
 Semi-Slav (10) 
    D43 D44
 Slav (9) 
    D16 D10 D17 D18 D15
 Catalan (9) 
    E04 E06 E05
 King's Indian (8) 
    E97 E92 E91 E95
 Sicilian Taimanov (7) 
    B48 B45 B47
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (22) 
    B12 B18 B10 B11 B13
 Sicilian (16) 
    B22 B58 B51 B83 B90
 English (14) 
    A13 A16 A18 A17 A19
 French Defense (12) 
    C11 C01 C10 C00 C07
 Nimzo Indian (8) 
    E21 E46 E30 E20 E54
 French (8) 
    C11 C10 C00
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Velimirovic vs A Zontakh, 1998 0-1
   A Zontakh vs S Martinovic, 2000 1-0
   J Pinski vs A Zontakh, 2001 0-1
   A Zontakh vs S Yuferov, 2006 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Kazimierz Dolny Open (2001)
   Cappelle La Grande (2003)
   Polugaevsky Memorial (2014)
   St. Petersburg Open (2003)
   Moscow Open (2007)
   European Championship (2012)
   European Championship (2013)
   Russian Team Championship (2011)
   Chigorin Memorial Open (2009)
   Russian Team Championship (2012)
   Russian Team Championship: Higher League (2009)
   Chigorin Memorial (2018)
   Chigorin Memorial (2019)

   🏆 Chigorin Memorial
   A Zontakh vs German Perov (Oct-10-19) 0-1
   Hayk Yeritsyan vs A Zontakh (Oct-09-19) 1-0
   A Zontakh vs Kovalenko (Oct-08-19) 0-1
   V Ponfilenok vs A Zontakh (Oct-07-19) 0-1
   A Zontakh vs Semen Kazmin (Oct-06-19) 1-0

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(born Nov-04-1970, 51 years old) Ukraine

[what is this?]
Andrey Rudolfovich Zontakh is a Grandmaster (1997).

 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 280  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Cvetkovic vs A Zontakh  ½-½501993ArandjelovacE90 King's Indian
2. G Cabrilo vs A Zontakh  1-0511993ArandjelovacB58 Sicilian
3. A Zontakh vs S D Jovanovic  1-0381993ArandjelovacB64 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
4. A Zontakh vs Velimirovic  ½-½281993ArandjelovacB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
5. A Zontakh vs Velimirovic  ½-½381993Belgrade BeoprometB32 Sicilian
6. A Zontakh vs I Miladinovic  ½-½141993ArandjelovacD56 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. I Drozdov vs A Zontakh  1-0421993ArandjelovacB23 Sicilian, Closed
8. Matulovic vs A Zontakh  ½-½201993ArandjelovacB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
9. J Ivanov vs A Zontakh  ½-½111993ArandjelovacE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
10. Tringov vs A Zontakh ½-½151993ArandjelovacB58 Sicilian
11. A Zontakh vs D Kosic  ½-½111993ArandjelovacB83 Sicilian
12. Makarov vs A Zontakh  1-0261993ArandjelovacE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
13. A Zontakh vs Ilincic  ½-½141993ArandjelovacB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
14. A Zontakh vs B Ivanovic  0-1361993PodgoricaB32 Sicilian
15. A Zontakh vs A Kovacevic  ½-½131993ArandjelovacA15 English
16. P Tregubov vs A Zontakh  ½-½351994St Petersburg op2D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
17. O Izchenko vs A Zontakh  0-1311994St Petersburg op2E73 King's Indian
18. A Zontakh vs Timoscenko  ½-½221994Sala opB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
19. A Zontakh vs Y Kruppa  ½-½141994Werfen op-AB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
20. A Zontakh vs V Malaniuk  ½-½151994St Petersburg op2C76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation
21. R Kleeschaetzky vs A Zontakh  ½-½281994Berliner Sommer 12thB22 Sicilian, Alapin
22. A Zontakh vs B Donner  1-0171994Berliner Sommer 12thB61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2
23. A Zontakh vs G Lorscheid  1-0541994Berliner Sommer 12thB07 Pirc
24. A Frolov vs A Zontakh  1-0401994Berliner Sommer 12thB57 Sicilian
25. T Laesson vs A Zontakh  ½-½561994Berliner Sommer 12thB30 Sicilian
 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 280  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  WTHarvey: Here are some puzzles from Andrey's games not given here:
Oct-10-05  AlexanderMorphy: Why does this databse choose these type of players as player of the day..i mena the guy might be good but why don't they put up more players like Fisher, Capa, Tal, Kasparov etc?
Oct-10-05  ughaibu: How long could keep selecting a 'player of the day' if they stuck to the players everybody's familiar with? And what's the point of having someone famous as player of the day? If you want to look at the games of Tal or Fischer use the search button.
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  Benzol: I wonder how many kibitzers actually look at the Player Of The Day's games if it isn't somebody well known?
Oct-10-05  AlexanderMorphy: <Benzol> exactly...i don;t mean a famous player everyday...but at least once a week a chess great to be named the player of the day. People who are new to chess and the site can learn about this player and look for his games!
Premium Chessgames Member
  IMlday: <Benzol> Often the less well-known the better (psychostrategically;) imo. <ughaibu> If you don't take membership at CG you miss some excellent features, like the full 'openings explorer', which would show you why Zontak is interesting. Club players who hold their own against GM's will always be interesting.
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  Benzol: Do kibitzers look at the Birthday list?

There is a good selection today.

<WTHarvey> is great at finding puzzles that aren't in the database. e.g. Ortvin Sarapu was the Player Of The Day on the 4th of October and there were two games postions that are not in the database yet. One was against FM Bruce Watson ( who was playing in the North Shore Open this last weekend BTW ) and the other I can't remember seeing before. But apart from Mr Harvey only <Granite> actually commented on one of Ortvin's games ( one of his wins against Cecil John Seddon Purdy from their 1952 Match ).

Oct-10-05  lopium: Anyway, when does Zontakh was born?
Oct-10-05  atripodi: <Anyway, when does Zontakh was born?> 1970 according to FIDE. Also, could you give a brief explanation of Zontakh's style IMlday?
Oct-11-05  lopium: Thanksxz atripodi.
Nov-04-06  BIDMONFA: Andrey Zontakh


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  Tabanus: Placed 2nd in the 8th Nabokov Memorial (Ukraine) 5-15 June 2010:

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  whiteshark: De Zon schijnt... :D

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