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Andrey Zhigalko
A Zhigalko 
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Number of games in database: 632
Years covered: 1999 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2527 (2449 rapid, 2452 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2628
Overall record: +207 -118 =219 (58.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 88 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (112) 
    B90 B43 B53 B80 B33
 Ruy Lopez (51) 
    C95 C78 C69 C92 C89
 French Defense (30) 
    C11 C18 C10 C16 C01
 Sicilian Najdorf (29) 
    B90 B93 B96 B97
 Caro-Kann (23) 
    B13 B12 B18 B14 B17
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (22) 
    C95 C92 C89 C99 C93
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (126) 
    B90 B52 B43 B50 B30
 King's Indian (44) 
    E94 E63 E81 E60 E73
 Sicilian Najdorf (38) 
    B90 B91 B92 B95 B94
 Queen's Pawn Game (20) 
    A45 D02 E00 A46 D04
 Nimzo Indian (15) 
    E32 E20 E55 E48 E46
 English, 1 c4 c5 (14) 
    A30 A37 A33
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Zhigalko vs U Kongsee, 2014 1-0
   A Zhigalko vs G Meier, 2008 1-0
   Hracek vs A Zhigalko, 2015 0-1
   P Schapotschnikov vs A Zhigalko, 2004 0-1
   A Zhigalko vs B Grabarczyk, 2005 1-0
   D Svetushkin vs A Zhigalko, 2012 0-1
   Dubov vs A Zhigalko, 2015 1/2-1/2
   V Schneider vs A Zhigalko, 2012 0-1
   A Zhigalko vs R Mamedov, 2009 1-0
   A Zhigalko vs V Putka, 2011 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   European Club Cup (2012)
   20th OIBM (2016)
   European Club Cup (2011)
   Rubinstein Memorial Open-A (2001)
   World Junior Championship (2005)
   Turin Olympiad (2006)
   Calvia Olympiad (2004)
   European Championship (2013)
   European Championship (2012)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2012)
   Chigorin Memorial (2013)
   European Championship (2015)
   European Championship (2010)
   Chigorin Memorial (2012)
   European Championship (2019)

   🏆 Kurnosov Mem Rapid
   A Zhigalko vs E Romanov (Sep-08-19) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   A Zhigalko vs D Shapiro (Jul-18-19) 1-0
   A Gabrielian vs A Zhigalko (Jul-17-19) 1/2-1/2
   A Zhigalko vs D Goltsev (Jul-16-19) 1-0
   R Ovetchkin vs A Zhigalko (Jul-15-19) 0-1

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(born Sep-18-1985, 38 years old) Belarus

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Grandmaster Andrei Zhigalko is the older brother of Sergei Zhigalko. In 2012 he scored a 6.5/11 at the 13th European Individual Championship (2012).

 page 1 of 26; games 1-25 of 632  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Nikolov vs A Zhigalko  ½-½611999Wch U14A07 King's Indian Attack
2. A Zhigalko vs H Tikkanen  1-0231999Wch U14B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
3. A Zhigalko vs K Jakubowski  1-0402000Swidnica op-AB22 Sicilian, Alapin
4. A Zhigalko vs V Faibisovich  ½-½252000Komercni Banka OpenB42 Sicilian, Kan
5. M Jirovsky vs A Zhigalko  0-1422000Komercni Banka OpenD75 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O c5, 8.dxc5
6. M Womacka vs A Zhigalko  1-0502000Komercni Banka OpenB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
7. A Zhigalko vs L Kernazhitsky  1-0312000Komercni Banka OpenB33 Sicilian
8. P Pisk vs A Zhigalko  ½-½222000Komercni Banka OpenB27 Sicilian
9. A Zhigalko vs P Vavra  1-0262000Komercni Banka OpenB32 Sicilian
10. A Zhigalko vs B Tonoli  1-0342000Artek ol U16A04 Reti Opening
11. Jobava vs A Zhigalko  1-0272000Wch U18E66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
12. R Janssen vs A Zhigalko  ½-½152001Stork YMD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
13. A Zhigalko vs Efimenko  0-1402001Stork YMB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
14. A Zhigalko vs J Werle  0-1492001Stork YMB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
15. L Kritz vs A Zhigalko  ½-½252001Stork YMB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
16. A Zhigalko vs M Ginzburg  ½-½432001Stork YMA06 Reti Opening
17. J Jackova vs A Zhigalko  0-1282001Stork YMB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
18. A Zhigalko vs N Firman  0-1282001Stork YMC10 French
19. N Vink vs A Zhigalko  0-1502001Stork YMB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
20. J Berkvens vs A Zhigalko  1-0442001Stork YMA28 English
21. A Zhigalko vs A Heinrich  1-0462001Rubinstein Memorial Open-AB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
22. Z Pakleza vs A Zhigalko  0-1302001Rubinstein Memorial Open-AA48 King's Indian
23. A Zhigalko vs R Kempinski 0-1372001Rubinstein Memorial Open-AB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
24. V Teterev vs A Zhigalko 0-1332001Rubinstein Memorial Open-AB03 Alekhine's Defense
25. A Zhigalko vs P Stoma 1-0272001Rubinstein Memorial Open-AB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
 page 1 of 26; games 1-25 of 632  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-20-06  Appaz: Zhigalko - V.Epishin from

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White have just played 41.Rg3+. The result is given as a draw, but the correct must be 1-0, or have I overlooked something? What can black do after 41.- Kh7 42.Nf7 with the threat Rh4+ ?

Feb-21-06  Appaz: Confirmed today that Zhigalgo won. Just one of the usual transmission errors.

Good start of tournament with 3,5 points of 4 for the Zhigalko brothers.

Feb-25-06  Appaz: The last half of the tournament was a little thougher for them. Both brothers ended on 5 1/2 points, and both had a TPR on 2538.

I'm not sure if they achieved a GM-norm though.

May-27-06  BIDMONFA: Andrey Zhigalko


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  ketchuplover: He lost 45 points in the last rating period :(
Nov-05-11  twinlark: <ketchuplover>

No, he only lost about 16 points, it was his brother Sergey that lost 45 points. Check the links in the bio.

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