Kenneth T Solomon
Number of games in database: 264
Years covered: 1996 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2362 (2442 rapid, 2415 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2461
Overall record: +84 -94 =64 (47.9%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
22 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
Grischuk vs K Solomon, 2004 1/2-1/2
R Amgalanbaatar vs K Solomon, 2015 0-1
O B Vea vs K Solomon, 2007 0-1
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
Calvia Olympiad (2004)
Turin Olympiad (2006)
Dubai Open (2010)
Gibraltar Masters (2007)
Dresden Olympiad (2008)
Istanbul Olympiad (2012)
Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (2010)
Tromso Olympiad (2014)
Gibraltar Masters (2014)
Gibraltar Masters (2009)
Gibraltar Masters (2015)
Gibraltar Masters (2010)
Gibraltar Masters (2018)
Gibraltar Masters (2019)
Gibraltar Masters (2016)
🏆 13th World Team Championship
K Solomon vs J Santos Latasa (Nov-22-22) 0-1, rapid
K Solomon vs J van Foreest (Nov-21-22) 0-1, rapid
Vachier-Lagrave vs K Solomon (Nov-21-22) 1-0, rapid
Ivanchuk vs K Solomon (Nov-20-22) 1/2-1/2, rapid
K Solomon vs X Xu (Nov-20-22) 0-1, rapid
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|KENNETH T SOLOMON
(born Oct-08-1979, 43 years old) South Africa
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International Master (2004); Grandmaster (2014)
Currently based in Venice in Italy.
Kenny Solomon won the South African U16 championship in 1994 and the South African U18 championship in 1995. Kenny - as he is popularly known - shared the 2003 South African Chess Championship title with IM Watu Kobese. He has represented South Africa at six Olympiads since 1998. He played in the 2007 Gibtelecom Masters, scoring 5/9 and made the same score (out of 10) in 2009. He earned his first GM norm in the Padova International Open held in Italy in December 2011, scoring 6.5/9. In 2012, he played in the 28th Cappelle-la-Grande (2012), scoring 5/9. He played top board for South Africa at the Chess Olympiad (2012), scoring 5.5/10 and his 2nd GM norm, a double norm, that fulfilled his GM norm requirements. Normally he would have been required to first reach a rating of 2500 to achieve his GM title, but instead went on to win the African Championship of 2014 in December of that year (with a score of 7/9 and a TPR of (2550)), thereby winning the title directly. (1), (2) 4th at the South African Open (2015).
Solomon is married to Veronika Goi, and the couple have a daughter born in 2011. His elder brother is CM Maxwell Solomon.
He qualified(3) for the World Cup in 2017 and is a FIDE Trainer (2005).
Photo: http://www.bidmonfa.com/solomon_ken... Kenny Solomon's blog: http://kennysolomon.co.za/blog/; 2003 article in Chess Drum featuring Kenny Solomon: http://www.thechessdrum.net/talking...; Chessbase articles written in January 2015 about Solomon's background and his path to the GM title: http://en.chessbase.com/post/south-... and http://en.chessbase.com/post/fighti...
(1) http://chess-results.com/tnr154093....; (2) http://www.fide.com/component/handb...; (3) http://www.fide.com/images/stories/...
Wikipedia article: Kenny Solomon
| page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 281
|1. H Stevic vs K Solomon
|| ||1-0||40||1996||Wch U18||B33 Sicilian|
|2. K Solomon vs B Kelly
|| ||0-1||40||1996||Wch U18||B44 Sicilian|
|3. W Hajenius vs K Solomon
|| ||0-1||34||2001||29th World Open||E30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad|
|4. K Solomon vs V Delgado
|| ||1-0||64||2001||29th World Open||E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto|
|5. V Gaprindashvili vs K Solomon
|| ||1-0||45||2001||29th World Open||E47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3|
|6. K Solomon vs A Cherniack
|| ||1-0||54||2001||29th World Open||E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical|
|7. K Solomon vs Hodgson
|| ||0-1||75||2001||29th World Open||D15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|8. B Privman vs K Solomon
|| ||½-½||52||2001||29th World Open||E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical|
|9. K Solomon vs Nathan Solon
|| ||1-0||29||2001||29th World Open||D18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch|
|10. P Gilruth vs K Solomon
|| ||0-1||65||2001||29th World Open||A30 English, Symmetrical|
|11. G Nsubuga vs K Solomon
|| ||½-½||81||2001||Wilbert Paige Mem||B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation|
|12. N Rogers vs K Solomon
|| ||0-1||76||2001||Wilbert Paige Mem||B33 Sicilian|
|13. K Solomon vs M Schleifer
|| ||0-1||47||2001||Wilbert Paige Mem||E38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5|
|14. A Simutowe vs K Solomon
|| ||0-1||40||2001||Wilbert Paige Mem||E46 Nimzo-Indian|
|15. K Solomon vs R Simpson
||0-1||37||2001||Wilbert Paige Mem||A57 Benko Gambit|
|16. W Kobese vs K Solomon
|| ||½-½||91||2001||Wilbert Paige Mem||B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation|
|17. K Solomon vs E Colding
|| ||½-½||50||2001||Wilbert Paige Mem||E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto|
|18. K Solomon vs S Muhammad
|| ||1-0||66||2001||Wilbert Paige Mem||B06 Robatsch|
|19. K Solomon vs W Morrison
|| ||½-½||69||2001||Wilbert Paige Mem||E20 Nimzo-Indian|
|20. K Solomon vs Dominguez Perez
|| ||0-1||27||2002||Bled Olympiad||D47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|21. K Solomon vs R Mateo
|| ||0-1||37||2002||Bled Olympiad||E15 Queen's Indian|
|22. R J Dive vs K Solomon
|| ||0-1||35||2002||Bled Olympiad||A46 Queen's Pawn Game|
|23. K Solomon vs A Simutowe
||0-1||31||2003||8th All-Africa Games||E66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno|
|24. K Solomon vs Grischuk
||0-1||52||2004||FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament||D18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch|
|25. Grischuk vs K Solomon
|| ||½-½||32||2004||FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament||E06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3|
| page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 281
|Jul-24-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Kenneth T Solomon|
|Aug-04-08|| ||myschkin: . . .
aka IM <Kenny Solomon>
.. "Chess has become a passion. It helps build logic and creativity, and I enjoy the psychological aspect of it as well." ..
"Unfortunately, I have not been able to find any of the games. That’s one of the main problems of most African tournaments … the game scores are rarely made available. I suppose inputting the games is a very tedious process indeed!"
Agree on that one! It is even a hard task just to spot the great African chess players. All these characters sharing the chess passion. So many wonderful games must have been "lost" - what a pity!
|Jul-31-09|| ||myschkin: . . .
|May-19-12|| ||wordfunph: IM Timothy Taylor on IM Kenneth Solomon..
<Kenny Solomon, IM from South Africa, had a hard time getting into Hungary
for the famous First Saturday tournament due to some bureaucratic visa problems- then when he finally made it to Budapest, he found out that
his Euros were no good, as Hungarians prefer their own currency, the Forint!
He reminded me of myself when I played in my first First Saturday back
in 2003 - lost and a long way from home! I loaned him some money for
subway fare - a little nervously, as I didn't know him, but he seemed like a good guy. I shouldn't have worried. Kenny is a stand-up guy; I got my money right back; and he became a good friend to my wife and myself, and especially to our little boy, Nikolay.>
Source: True Combat Chess by Timothy Taylor
|Mar-29-13|| ||Einstein13: i should say kenny is quite impressive.... He is making history in our country and that takes alot of effort.... Chess is difficult for us south africans but our standard of chess looks like child's play for the world. Lets hope that when kenny makes his breakthrough, a new, stronger understandinng of chess will emerge in our country|
|Jan-08-15|| ||tbentley: He earned the GM title by winning the 2014 African Individual Chess Championship.|
|Jan-10-15|| ||zanzibar: Recently profiled in <The Guardian>:|
<South African escapes township violence to become chess grandmaster> (2015-01-08)
|Jan-14-15|| ||twinlark: Congratulations to Kenny Solomon for landing the GM title.|
|Jan-14-15|| ||Mr. V: Congratulations! May you blaze a new trail for chess in Africa!|
|Sep-04-16|| ||FICSwoodpusher: Grandmaster Kenny Solomon plays game number 100 for South Africa at Olympiads against Myanmar.|
That is a great achievement!
|Sep-04-16|| ||FICSwoodpusher: This is the game:
Wynn Zaw Htun vs K Solomon, 2016
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