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Igor Alexandre Nataf
Number of games in database: 432
Years covered: 1992 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2506
Highest rating achieved in database: 2603

Overall record: +104 -87 =229 (52.0%)*
   * 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 (77) 
    B96 B47 B33 B97 B40
 Scotch Game (33) 
 French Defense (32) 
    C01 C11 C10 C13 C15
 Caro-Kann (22) 
    B12 B18 B17 B14
 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 (69) 
    E92 E97 E67 E77 E81
 English (9) 
    A10 A15
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    A45 A46 D02
 Grunfeld (5) 
    D78 D79
 English, 1 c4 e5 (5) 
    A26 A25
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Nunn vs I A Nataf, 1999 0-1
   I A Nataf vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2006 1/2-1/2
   I A Nataf vs J L Chabanon, 2005 1-0
   I A Nataf vs A Hauchard, 2001 1/2-1/2
   I A Nataf vs Wang Yue, 2004 1-0
   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 L Bruzon Batista, 2002 1/2-1/2

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

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   XXII Reykjavik Open (2006)
   Reykjavik Open (2004)
   Capablanca Memorial (Elite) (2002)
   Canadian Open (2005)
   Reykjavik Open (2009)
   Reykjavik Open (2010)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   Reykjavik Open (2008)
   European Individual Championship (2007)
   6th European Individual Championship (2005)
   French Team Championship (2012)
   European Club Cup (2007)

   🏆 French Team Championship
   I A Nataf vs I Sokolov (Jun-09-15) 1/2-1/2
   A 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, 41 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 432  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 Chess Festival; GM openE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
4. A Obodchuk vs I A Nataf 1-0431993Groningen Chess Festival; GM openD44 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  ½-½241997II Open, Ubeda ESPE90 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. Kasparov vs I A Nataf  1-0301998Internet blitz 5'A26 English
19. I A Nataf vs Kasparov  0-1251998Internet blitz 5'B06 Robatsch
20. I A Nataf vs Kasparov 0-1131998Internet blitz 5'B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
21. I A Nataf vs Kasparov  0-1381998Internet 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 432  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-11-04  checkpat: Vive la France et l Est Indienne!!!
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  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!

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  whiteshark: Player of the Day


notable game: Nunn vs I A Nataf, 1999

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  wordfunph: can't find his name in FIDE list, anyone with info on him?
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  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.
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  eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to GM Nataf!
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  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.


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  Sally Simpson: ***

It's OK. I got it.

Mikhail Kletsel (kibitz #2)


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