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Igor-Alexandre Nataf
I Nataf 
Number of games in database: 480
Years covered: 1992 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2506
Highest rating achieved in database: 2603

Overall record: +114 -96 =255 (51.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 15 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (83) 
    B96 B47 B33 B97 B32
 Scotch Game (38) 
 French Defense (33) 
    C01 C11 C10 C13 C15
 Caro-Kann (23) 
    B12 B18 B17 B14
 French (16) 
    C11 C10 C13
 Sicilian Taimanov (14) 
    B47 B46 B45
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (105) 
    B30 B32 B33 B22 B25
 King's Indian (81) 
    E92 E97 E77 E67 E60
 English (10) 
    A10 A15
 Queen's Pawn Game (9) 
    D02 A45 A46
 Grunfeld (7) 
    D79 D78 D85
 Alekhine's Defense (6) 
    B03 B04
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Nunn vs I A Nataf, 1999 0-1
   I A Nataf vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2006 1/2-1/2
   I A Nataf vs Chabanon, 2005 1-0
   I A Nataf vs Wang Yue, 2004 1-0
   I A Nataf vs A Hauchard, 2001 1/2-1/2
   Short vs I A Nataf, 2000 1/2-1/2
   M Turpanov vs I A Nataf, 1993 0-1
   K Spraggett vs I A Nataf, 1997 0-1
   I A Nataf vs B Thorfinnsson, 2009 1-0
   I A Nataf vs B Ostenstad, 2004 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2000)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Reykjavik Open (2006)
   Reykjavik Open (2004)
   Cannes Martinez Open (1996)
   Reykjavik Open (2009)
   Reykjavik Open (2010)
   European Team Championship (1999)
   European Championship (2001)
   Bundesliga 2004/05 (2004)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2000)
   Reykjavik Open (2008)
   European Championship (2005)
   European Championship (2007)
   European Championship (2003)
   European Club Cup (2007)
   French Team Championship (2012)

   🏆 TCh-FRA Top 12
   Li Chao vs I Nataf (May-28-17) 1-0
   I Nataf vs Kryvoruchko (May-27-17) 0-1
   I Nataf vs Jobava (May-26-17) 1/2-1/2
   M Ouakhir vs I Nataf (May-25-17) 1-0
   I Nataf vs A David (May-24-17) 1/2-1/2

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(born May-02-1978, 44 years old) France

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Nataf was born in Paris. He is a Grandmaster.

Nataf represented France at the European Team Chess Championship in 1999 and at Olympiads in 2000 and 2004. In the 2000 FIDE World Championship, he beat Emil Sutovsky and Nigel Short before losing to the Brazilian grandmaster Rafael Leitao in round 3. He was less successful in the 2001–02 World Championship, beating Victor Bologan in round 1 but losing to Konstantin Sakaev in round 2.

Wikipedia article: Igor-Alexandre Nataf

Last updated: 2022-07-06 23:48:31

 page 1 of 42; games 1-25 of 1,043  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Nataf vs A Leroy  1-0381991Meudon opB33 Sicilian
2. L Sandler vs I Nataf  1-0451991Meudon opE68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
3. P van Dongen vs I Nataf  1-0551991Meudon opE60 King's Indian Defense
4. Goloshchapov vs I Nataf  0-1311992EU-ch U14B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
5. I Nataf vs Y Hadas  1-0381992EU-ch U14B25 Sicilian, Closed
6. T Balogh vs I Nataf  0-1301992EU-ch U14E88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
7. N Grigore vs I Nataf  0-1421992EU-ch U14B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
8. I Nataf vs A Edisherashvili  1-0431992EU-ch U14B83 Sicilian
9. I Nataf vs I Papazov  ½-½161992EU-ch U14C63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
10. I Nataf vs A Tzoumbas  ½-½221992EU-ch U14B28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
11. I Nataf vs A Apro  1-0341992EU-ch U14B56 Sicilian
12. Leko vs I Nataf 1-0481992Rimavska SobotaB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
13. E Birmingham vs I Nataf  0-1201993Cannes opA00 Uncommon Opening
14. I Nataf vs C Salgado Allaria  1-0411993Paris-ch opB33 Sicilian
15. I Nataf vs R Gervasio  0-1491993Paris-ch opC77 Ruy Lopez
16. I Nataf vs M Stojanovic  1-0481993Wch U16B30 Sicilian
17. I Nataf vs D Anagnostopoulos  0-1251993Cannes opB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
18. I Nataf vs S Kellenberger  ½-½371993Wch U16B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
19. A Mirzoev vs I Nataf  1-0991993Wch U16E92 King's Indian
20. I Nataf vs L Verat  1-0231993Paris-ch opC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
21. I Nataf vs D Pereyra Arcija  1-0501993Wch U16A31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
22. I Nataf vs D Suarez Pousa  1-0351993Wch U16C05 French, Tarrasch
23. R Shabtai vs I Nataf  0-1241993Paris-ch opB02 Alekhine's Defense
24. I Nataf vs A Ledger  ½-½271993Paris-ch opC77 Ruy Lopez
25. A Kunte vs I Nataf  ½-½271993Wch U16E97 King's Indian
 page 1 of 42; games 1-25 of 1,043  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-11-04  checkpat: Vive la France et l Est Indienne!!!
Premium Chessgames Member
  cu8sfan: He looks like the villain in "There's Something About Mary". (-:
Nov-03-04  aw1988: Dun dun dun dun...........
Premium Chessgames Member
  WTHarvey: Here are some crucial positions from Igor's earlier games:
Feb-08-05  GufeldStudent: Somebody ought to put the score up from Nunn-Nataf: The game that won the informant best game prize.
Premium Chessgames Member
  cu8sfan: Here's another birthday on May 2nd. Happy birthday, Igor!
Mar-11-07  BIDMONFA: Igor Alexandre Nataf


May-02-09  wordfunph: Only one kibitz in 4 years?

Cheers on your birthday French GM Igor Nataf!

Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Player of the Day


notable game: Nunn vs I A Nataf, 1999

May-02-10  wordfunph: can't find his name in FIDE list, anyone with info on him?
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: The FIDE ratings site has been down for a day or so. It's up again now:

Jun-21-14  Conrad93: This guy likes knight sacrifices it seems.
Premium Chessgames Member
  eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to GM Nataf!
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sally Simpson: ***

"Nataf was born in Paris. He is a Grandmaster and an IMC."

What is an 'IMC' is it something to do with correspondence chess or composing studies/problems.


Premium Chessgames Member
  Sally Simpson: ***

It's OK. I got it.

Mikhail Kletsel (kibitz #2)


Premium Chessgames Member
  woldsmandriffield: GM Igor is a very good streamer on Twitch. He excels at blitz - catch him while you can!
Premium Chessgames Member
  Messiah: Terrible!

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