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Nikolai Shalnev
N Shalnev 
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Number of games in database: 25
Years covered: 1987 to 2013
Last FIDE rating: 2295
Highest rating achieved in database: 2469

Overall record: +3 -10 =12 (36.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (4) 
    B58 B40 B91
 Ruy Lopez (4) 
    C77 C63
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (10) 
    B90 B87 B92 B93 B22
 Sicilian Najdorf (6) 
    B90 B93 B97 B92
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   E Gutschi vs N Shalnev, 2010 0-1

   🏆 29th Cappelle-la-Grande
   N Shalnev vs P Glod (Feb-26-13) 1/2-1/2
   N Shalnev vs J Lucas (Feb-25-13) 1/2-1/2
   N Shalnev vs A Vovk (Feb-23-13) 0-1

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(born Apr-16-1944, 78 years old) Ukraine (federation/nationality Germany)

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 29  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. N Shalnev vs V Vepkhvishvili  0-1401987Saaremaa 18thC77 Ruy Lopez
2. Minasian vs N Shalnev  1-0791988Chitchiyan MemorialC13 French
3. Golubev vs N Shalnev  1-0361988Ch Ukraine (sf-B), SimferopolC14 French, Classical
4. I Nikolayev vs N Shalnev  1-0261988USSR Army-chTB22 Sicilian, Alapin
5. N Shalnev vs I Khmelnitsky 0-1181989Simferopol UKR-sfC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
6. A Aleksandrov vs N Shalnev  1-0441989URS-ch otborE73 King's Indian
7. M Markovic vs N Shalnev  1-0331990Pula opB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
8. N Shalnev vs A Mikhalchishin  ½-½301991StrugaA34 English, Symmetrical
9. T Henrichs vs N Shalnev  0-1381993Neuwied opB22 Sicilian, Alapin
10. N Shalnev vs J Aijala ½-½601994Helsinki op1B01 Scandinavian
11. M Rychagov vs N Shalnev  1-0161994Vantaa opB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
12. N Shalnev vs A Veingold  ½-½281996Helsinki We SKF opB58 Sicilian
13. A Veingold vs N Shalnev  1-0361997Vantaa We RemiE16 Queen's Indian
14. N Guliyev vs N Shalnev  ½-½14200420th Cappelle la GrandeB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
15. N Shalnev vs A P Santos  ½-½20200420th Cappelle la GrandeB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
16. E Gutschi vs N Shalnev 0-172010Pula OpenB20 Sicilian
17. N Shalnev vs V Havik 1-0412010Pula OpenC39 King's Gambit Accepted
18. T Mihalincic vs N Shalnev  ½-½162010Pula OpenB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
19. Predojevic vs N Shalnev  1-0242010Pula OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
20. N Shalnev vs T Wanderer 1-0312010Pula OpenB40 Sicilian
21. N Shalnev vs I Jelecevic  ½-½372010Pula OpenB58 Sicilian
22. F Gerola vs N Shalnev  ½-½112010Pula OpenB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
23. N Shalnev vs A Ascic  ½-½142010Pula OpenC77 Ruy Lopez
24. E Dudas vs N Shalnev  ½-½82010Pula OpenB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
25. N Shalnev vs V Georgiev  ½-½382011Cappelle-la-Grande OpenC77 Ruy Lopez
 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 29  PGN Download
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  Tabanus: It seems he has played about one tournament per year the last years. He's 2450 now:

Jan-25-11  Maatalkko: He appears to have bought his title, or at least be very rusty.

Mar-09-11  Caissanist: Shalnev has played in four open tournaments in the past year. He has made draws against much lower rated players in almost all his games, unburdening himself of about 100 rating points. I wonder how far down he has to go to get a rating that matches his playing strength.
Apr-08-13  Caissanist: Looks like he's got a way to go still, at this year's Capelle La Grande he played at a class A level.
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <Caissanist> Shalnev has had the privilege of working with me in secret training sessions, which explains the decline in his play. He's lucky I've retired from serious play, else he'd be at Class C level!
Aug-16-17  Caissanist: Hmm, apparently Shalnev or someone close to him didn't appreciate the summary of his career which I posted here eleven years ago, since that got deleted sometime in the last few months. The truth hurts, I guess.
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  perfidious: <Caissanist>, the deletion must have taken place a time ago, as there is no edit summary; on reading your post, I was curious to see what you had written, as I do not recall visiting this page since spring 2013. Must have been a hoot, though.
Aug-22-17  Caissanist: Since it would probably get deleted if I put it here again, I re-posted it in your personal forum. Didn't seem like much of a hoot to me, to be honest, but I guess he felt differently.
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Nikolai Shalnev was awarded the GM title in 2001, aged 57.

It's indeed 'strange' that CB Megabase2017 has no games from 2008 until Febr 2004.

His German Wiki-page for further infos:

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