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Helgi Dam Ziska
H Ziska 
Helgi Dam Ziska, Andorra 2009
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Number of games in database: 216
Years covered: 2005 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2537 (2570 rapid, 2561 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2555

Overall record: +87 -58 =71 (56.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (40) 
    B31 B51 B96 B81 B40
 King's Indian Attack (14) 
 Caro-Kann (11) 
    B12 B11 B15 B10 B18
 French Defense (8) 
    C00 C03 C02 C07
 Ruy Lopez (8) 
    C78 C65
 Vienna Opening (6) 
    C28 C27
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (38) 
    B96 B20 B90 B23 B22
 King's Indian (35) 
    E81 E73 E94 E67 E71
 Sicilian Najdorf (13) 
    B96 B90 B92 B91 B93
 Queen's Pawn Game (9) 
    A45 A46
 English (7) 
    A10 A15
 English, 1 c4 e5 (4) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   H Ziska vs F Eid, 2010 1-0
   H Ziska vs W Kobese, 2008 1-0
   H Ziska vs N Djukic, 2017 1-0
   M Rasmussen vs H Ziska, 2007 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Politiken Cup (2007)
   7th European Individual Championship (2006)
   Hastings 2005/06 (2006)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   European Individual Championship (2007)
   Olympiad (2008)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)
   Reykjavik Open (2011)
   Reykjavik Open (2012)
   European Team Championship (2015)
   Reykjavik Open (2017)
   Chess Olympiad (2018)
   Abu Dhabi Masters (2016)
   Chess Olympiad (2016)

   🏆 World Cup
   H Ziska vs Radjabov (Sep-11-19) 1/2-1/2
   Radjabov vs H Ziska (Sep-10-19) 1-0
   H Ziska vs Joshua Johnson (Oct-05-18) 0-1
   J Hasford vs H Ziska (Oct-04-18) 0-1
   P Oatlhotse vs H Ziska (Oct-01-18) 0-1

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(born Jul-27-1990, 30 years old) Denmark

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The Faroe Islands' Grandmaster Helgi Dam Ziska qualified for the 2017 World Cup(1).

References / Sources

(1) (2017 World Cup participants).

Wikipedia article: Helgi Dam Ziska

Last updated: 2017-07-25 12:35:05

 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 216  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S B Hansen vs H Ziska  1-0322005Politiken CupB50 Sicilian
2. H Ziska vs A Greet  1-0252005Hastings 2005/06C00 French Defense
3. S Williams vs H Ziska  1-0632005Hastings 2005/06E73 King's Indian
4. H Ziska vs N Dennis  1-0202005Hastings 2005/06B20 Sicilian
5. W Kobese vs H Ziska  1-0282005Hastings 2005/06B32 Sicilian
6. H Ziska vs D Muter  1-0462006Hastings 2005/06B25 Sicilian, Closed
7. W Schoen vs H Ziska  0-1422006Hastings 2005/06A07 King's Indian Attack
8. H Ziska vs S Kristjansson 0-1332006Hastings 2005/06B75 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
9. S T Ansell vs H Ziska 1-0222006Hastings 2005/06B25 Sicilian, Closed
10. H Ziska vs M Duggan 1-0692006Hastings 2005/06B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
11. G Singh vs H Ziska  ½-½192006Hastings 2005/06B23 Sicilian, Closed
12. H Ziska vs Timman 1-0202006XXII Reykjavik OpenB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
13. H Ziska vs I Ivanisevic  0-1252006XXII Reykjavik OpenB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
14. Ehlvest vs H Ziska  ½-½522006XXII Reykjavik OpenA48 King's Indian
15. S Rocha vs H Ziska  ½-½442006XXII Reykjavik OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
16. H Ziska vs S Kristjansson  ½-½92006XXII Reykjavik OpenB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
17. H Ziska vs D Baramidze  0-13220067th European Individual ChampionshipB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
18. A Iljushin vs H Ziska  ½-½5520067th European Individual ChampionshipE81 King's Indian, Samisch
19. J M Lopez Martinez vs H Ziska  1-03420067th European Individual ChampionshipB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
20. H Ziska vs I Saric  ½-½4520067th European Individual ChampionshipB33 Sicilian
21. T Kosintseva vs H Ziska  1-03620067th European Individual ChampionshipB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
22. H Ziska vs F Aleskerov  0-13220067th European Individual ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
23. H De Lange vs H Ziska  0-14220067th European Individual ChampionshipB23 Sicilian, Closed
24. H Ziska vs E Arlandi  0-16120067th European Individual ChampionshipB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
25. E Can vs H Ziska  0-13120067th European Individual ChampionshipB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-22-09  jon01: He misses a checkmate in KQ+K endgame: H Ziska vs M Duggan, 2006
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  Tabanus: IM Helgi Dam Ziska, Faroe Islands, born 27 July 1990. Now rated 2426,

IM in 2007. Rated 2435 in March 2010.

IM application:

Sportsman of the year 2006 in the Faroes:

Biographies: (in German) (in Polish)


Notable games:
H Ziska vs Van Wely, 2008
H Ziska vs Timman, 2006

3rd today in the Heini Olsen Memorial 20-26 July 2010:

Mar-22-11  waustad: A win against Timman and now a draw with Svidler. Not bad for a young IM.
Dec-09-13  waustad: I'm impressed that olimpbase already has all of the games from the 3rd Small Nations Chess Team Tournament: Monte Carlo 2013 already in the database. Helgi Dam Ziska came a little behind Oscar De la Riva Aguado for first board, but the Faroe Islanders won, despite losing their match with Andorra. I just read about this a few days ago on chessbase. I guess that they were so tardy with some events about a year ago because they were doing so much work doing an excellent upgrade they rolled out some months ago.
Apr-10-16  sonia91: He just won the 2nd European Small Nations Individual Chess Championship, held in Luxembourg:

Thanks to this victory he also earned a spot in the 2017 World Cup, congratulations!

Apr-10-16  luftforlife: More of IM Helgi Dam Ziska's games can be found here, on FIDE's website:"Ziska__Helgi_Dam(FAI)"

Aug-25-16  Beholder: I've beaten this guy in blitz on Playchess once.
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: He hit me with the Ziska Virus, insane home prep.
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <HMM> Next time, use a rubber Dam!
Aug-25-16  MCDreamz: Yep, that would temporarily stop the bleeding. But still...insane home prep is insane.
Sep-12-16  sfm: Congratulations, GM!
Jun-29-17  PhilFeeley: Now a GM, the biography above should change.
Jul-26-17  BIDMONFA: Helgi Dam Ziska

ZISKA, Helgi D.

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  wordfunph: 2019 World Cup 1st Round Pairing:

a miracle if GM Zisca beats Radjabov.

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  Penguincw: Wow, he faced Radjabov in the 1st round two World Cups in a row.

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