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Igor Alexandre Nataf
Number of games in database: 437
Years covered: 1992 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2506
Highest rating achieved in database: 2603

Overall record: +104 -89 =232 (51.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 12 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (79) 
    B96 B47 B33 B97 B32
 Scotch Game (33) 
 French Defense (32) 
    C01 C11 C10 C13 C15
 Caro-Kann (23) 
    B12 B18 B14 B17
 French (15) 
    C11 C10 C13
 Sicilian Najdorf (14) 
    B96 B97 B94
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (99) 
    B30 B32 B33 B25 B22
 King's Indian (71) 
    E92 E97 E77 E67 E81
 English (9) 
    A10 A15
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    A46 A45 D02
 English, 1 c4 e5 (5) 
    A26 A25
 Grunfeld (5) 
    D78 D79
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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 J L 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
   I A Nataf vs B Thorfinnsson, 2009 1-0
   M Turpanov vs I A Nataf, 1993 0-1
   K Spraggett vs I A Nataf, 1997 0-1
   I A Nataf vs L Roos, 2001 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament 2001/02 (2001)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Reykjavik Open (2004)
   XXII Reykjavik Open (2006)
   Capablanca Memorial (Elite) (2002)
   Canadian Open (2005)
   Reykjavik Open (2009)
   Reykjavik Open (2010)
   EUR-chT (Men) 12th (1999)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2000)
   European Championship (2003)
   European Championship (2005)
   European Championship (2001)
   European Club Cup (2007)
   Reykjavik Open (2008)
   French Team Championship (2012)
   European Championship (2007)

   🏆 French Team Championship
   I A Nataf vs I Sokolov (Jun-09-15) 1/2-1/2
   Giri vs I A Nataf (Jun-08-15) 1-0
   I A Nataf vs A Donchenko (Jun-07-15) 1/2-1/2
   I A Nataf vs A Riazantsev (Jun-06-15) 1/2-1/2
   A H T dos Santos Fier vs I A Nataf (Jun-05-15) 1/2-1/2

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(born May-02-1978, 43 years old) France

[what is this?]
Nataf was born in Paris. He is a Grandmaster and an IMC.

Wikipedia article: Igor-Alexandre Nataf

 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 437  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Leko vs I A Nataf 1-0481992Rimavska SobotaB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
2. M Turpanov vs I A Nataf 0-1481993Wch U16B03 Alekhine's Defense
3. A Maric vs I A Nataf  ½-½201993Groningen opE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
4. A Obodchuk vs I A Nataf 1-0431993Groningen opD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
5. I A Nataf vs S Conquest  1-0411995FRA Team ChA45 Queen's Pawn Game
6. I A Nataf vs A Houriez  1-0271996Cannes Martinez OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
7. Bagirov vs I A Nataf  ½-½241997Ubeda op 2ndE90 King's Indian
8. I A Nataf vs Bacrot ½-½601997Enghien-les-Bains 2ndB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
9. K Spraggett vs I A Nataf  0-1361997Enghien-les-Bains 2ndB03 Alekhine's Defense
10. I A Nataf vs D Anic  ½-½3819972nd Enghien Les BainsC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
11. I A Nataf vs E Dizdarevic  1-0281997SolinB12 Caro-Kann Defense
12. Kasimdzhanov vs I A Nataf  ½-½191998Linares Anibal op 5thE97 King's Indian
13. D Barua vs I A Nataf  1-0281998Linares Anibal op 5thB32 Sicilian
14. I A Nataf vs Gligoric  ½-½311998GenerationsC45 Scotch Game
15. I A Nataf vs Taimanov  0-1401998GenerationsB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
16. Gligoric vs I A Nataf  1-0471998GenerationsE97 King's Indian
17. Taimanov vs I A Nataf 0-1241998GenerationsA04 Reti Opening
18. I A Nataf vs Kasparov  0-1381998Internet blitz 5'B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
19. I A Nataf vs Kasparov  0-1251998Internet blitz 5'B06 Robatsch
20. Kasparov vs I A Nataf  1-0301998Internet blitz 5'A26 English
21. I A Nataf vs Kasparov 0-1131998Internet blitz 5'B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
22. Nunn vs I A Nataf 0-1281999FRA-chTB32 Sicilian
23. I A Nataf vs Hector  ½-½311999Rilton CupC45 Scotch Game
24. L Schandorff vs I A Nataf  0-1371999Rilton CupE74 King's Indian, Averbakh, 6...c5
25. I A Nataf vs Ulibin  0-1391999Rilton CupC13 French
 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 437  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...........
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  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.
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  cu8sfan: Here's another birthday on May 2nd. Happy birthday, Igor!
Mar-11-07  BIDMONFA: Igor Alexandre Nataf


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  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

Premium Chessgames Member
  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!
May-28-19  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.


May-28-19  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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