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Amatzia Avni
Number of games in database: 26
Years covered: 1981 to 1995
Last FIDE rating: 2350
Overall record: +2 -10 =14 (34.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Dec-17-1954, 68 years old) Israel

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Israeli psychologist. He is a FIDE Master in OTB and composition and author of several chess books. He is a former editor of the Israeli chess magazine "Schahmat".

Last updated: 2020-06-20 04:05:40

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Avni vs V Arapovic  1-0521981Biel MTO opA40 Queen's Pawn Game
2. A Avni vs L Gutman  ½-½421984Israeli ChampionshipD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
3. P Shterenberg vs A Avni  1-0471984Israeli ChampionshipC05 French, Tarrasch
4. M Pasman vs A Avni  1-0291984Israeli ChampionshipC15 French, Winawer
5. M Marantz vs A Avni  ½-½441984Israeli ChampionshipA10 English
6. S Kagan vs A Avni  ½-½471984Israeli ChampionshipA36 English
7. Y Gruenfeld vs A Avni  ½-½411984Israeli ChampionshipC05 French, Tarrasch
8. O Bruk vs A Avni  ½-½111984Israeli ChampionshipA15 English
9. N Birnboim vs A Avni  1-0221984Israeli ChampionshipD74 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O
10. A Avni vs I Veinger  0-1351984Israeli ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
11. A Avni vs E Shvidler  ½-½561984Israeli ChampionshipA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
12. A Avni vs J Murey  ½-½141984Israeli ChampionshipA09 Reti Opening
13. A Avni vs L Lederman  ½-½261984Israeli ChampionshipD04 Queen's Pawn Game
14. A Avni vs Y Kraidman  0-1441984Israeli ChampionshipB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
15. A Avni vs A Ginsberger  0-1401984Israeli ChampionshipB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
16. A Greenfeld vs A Avni  1-0301984Israeli ChampionshipE91 King's Indian
17. A Greenfeld vs A Avni  ½-½321990ISR-chA10 English
18. V Beim vs A Avni  ½-½501990ISR-chA10 English
19. A Avni vs Z Gofshtein  ½-½281992ISR-chA46 Queen's Pawn Game
20. A Avni vs B Kurajica  0-1411993EUCup Gr2A46 Queen's Pawn Game
21. V Nevednichy vs A Avni 1-0321993EUCup Gr2B00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
22. A Scetinin vs A Avni  ½-½301993Groningen OpenC02 French, Advance
23. M Peek vs A Avni  0-1331993Groningen OpenA50 Queen's Pawn Game
24. A Avni vs G Schwartzman  ½-½411993Groningen OpenD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
25. Svidler vs A Avni 1-0291993Groningen OpenC05 French, Tarrasch
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Aug-12-05  mynameisrandy: "There are many positions in which one cannot get away with "general principles" or knowledge: one must roll up one's sleeves get down to "If I go here, he might go there and then..."

Great quote of the day. This is something we all can identify with, I think. I love that point in the game. It's always the tensest. One wrong move...

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  TheAlchemist: Yeah, I usually mess up with the first such move. "I go there, he must go there..." but he somohow goes someplace else...
Aug-12-05  Giancarlo: I think alot of the times, we think:

" If I go there, I want him to go there "


Mar-12-06  THE pawn: I said so many times to myself: '' Hum, I have right in front of my face the very refutation of the sacrifice I wanna play. Oh well, he's no grandmaster...he won't see it!''

until he sees the correct defense.

Nov-26-06  Manic: lol, <THE pawn>, I play a really rarely seen opening where that is the exact case except I play an odd move instead of a sacrifice, and in all the times I've played it, I've only seen the refutation twice.
Mar-25-07  atripodi: Avni is an FM in both OTB play and composition. I know Nunn, Mestel, and Ram Soffer are GMs both OTB and in problem solving. But is anyone doing better at both OTB and composing than Avni (ie, any IMs in both, GM in one and FM in the other, etc.)?
Apr-04-07  atripodi: Seems I've answered my own question. <Yochanan Afek> from Israel is an IM in both OTB and composition (as well as being an international arbiter of both). Guess I'll pose the same question on his board.
Jul-20-08  whiteshark: "No position is so strong that it cannot be ruined by some bad play."

-- Amatzia Avni (should make it as QotD, someday)

Jul-05-09  myschkin: . . .

"Inside Avni's Mind"

Oct-19-11  wordfunph: new book by FM Amatzia Avni - The Amazing Chess Adventures of Baron Munchausen..

Mar-07-14  whiteshark: Psychological research shows that <creative people> are distinguished, inter alia, by the following characteristics:

< being sensitive to change and ready to respond to it even if it means discarding well prepared programmes;

< being highly tolerant of ambiguity;

< a willingness to take risks;

< and the ability to approach problems by non-conformist methods'.>>>>

-Amatzia Avni; Creative Chess

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