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Konstantin Landa
Number of games in database: 946
Years covered: 1985 to 2020
Last FIDE rating: 2628 (2591 rapid, 2530 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2678

Overall record: +314 -123 =448 (60.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 61 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (82) 
    B47 B90 B25 B30 B23
 Slav (43) 
    D11 D10 D12 D17 D14
 Queen's Pawn Game (33) 
    D02 A40 E00 E10 A46
 French Defense (32) 
    C18 C11 C10 C12 C17
 King's Indian (24) 
    E97 E94 E91 E70 E60
 Nimzo Indian (22) 
    E21 E53 E20 E48 E52
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (109) 
    B43 B42 B40 B22 B47
 Queen's Gambit Declined (74) 
    D38 D39 D31 D30 D37
 Sicilian Kan (52) 
    B43 B42 B41
 Nimzo Indian (42) 
    E56 E34 E46 E37 E32
 Queen's Pawn Game (39) 
    D02 E10 D00 A45 E00
 Caro-Kann (39) 
    B18 B12 B10 B13 B11
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Landa vs E Shaposhnikov, 2005 1-0
   Landa vs Vocaturo, 2010 1-0
   Landa vs Nisipeanu, 2007 1-0
   G Kochetkov vs Landa, 1995 0-1
   Landa vs Kasparov, 1987 1/2-1/2
   Landa vs F Amonatov, 2009 1/2-1/2
   M Kobalia vs Landa, 2006 1/2-1/2
   Svidler vs Landa, 1995 1/2-1/2
   Landa vs J Gustafsson, 2012 1/2-1/2
   L Shytaj vs Landa, 2007 1/2-1/2

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Oberwart Open (1994)
   Bundesliga 2008/09 (2008)
   Reggio Emilia 2005/06 (2005)
   Lee Cup 3rd (1996)
   Ubeda Open (1999)
   Bundesliga 2013/14 (2013)
   Reggio Emilia (2007)
   Oberwart Open (1995)
   Bundesliga 2012/13 (2012)
   Bad Wiessee Open (2003)
   Bundesliga 2006/07 (2006)
   French Team Championship (2013)
   20th OIBM (2016)
   Andorra Open (2017)
   Reykjavik Open (2017)

   🏆 Bundesliga 2019/20
   Khenkin vs Landa (Feb-23-20) 1/2-1/2
   Landa vs L Engel (Feb-22-20) 1-0
   Landa vs L Mons (Feb-03-19) 1-0
   K Kulaots vs Landa (Feb-02-19) 1/2-1/2
   J Tomczak vs Landa (Apr-29-18) 1/2-1/2

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(born May-22-1972, died Oct-12-2022, 50 years old) Russia
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IM (1991); GM (1995); FIDE Senior Trainer (2011).

Konstantin Yuryevich Landa was the winner of the Neckar Open 2001, =1st with Zahar Efimenko at Fürth 2002, 1st at Trieste 2005, 1st at Reggio Emilia 2006, 2nd at the Reggio Emilia (2007) behind Viorel Iordachescu, 1st at Vlissingen 2011.

Wikipedia article: Konstantin Landa

Last updated: 2022-11-23 19:00:04

 page 1 of 39; games 1-25 of 955  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Landa vs A Ivanov 0-1231985TbilisiC26 Vienna
2. Kasparov vs Landa  0-1471985Clock simulE73 King's Indian
3. Landa vs Kasparov ½-½561987Clock simulB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
4. Remisow vs Landa  1-0401988Gambit/C51 Evans Gambit
5. Landa vs V Akopian  ½-½461989URS-qual U20A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
6. Landa vs M Ulybin  ½-½361989URS-qual U20C18 French, Winawer
7. Landa vs Brodsky  1-0301989URS-qual U20B83 Sicilian
8. Landa vs Tseshkovsky  0-1241990Vladivostok opB07 Pirc
9. Landa vs Gleizerov  ½-½481990Bled opC13 French
10. A Aleksandrov vs Landa  1-0401991JurmalaD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. Rublevsky vs Landa  ½-½401991JurmalaB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
12. Landa vs M Pavlovic  0-1571991Belgrade-AC55 Two Knights Defense
13. Landa vs M Markovic  0-1741991Belgrade-AB25 Sicilian, Closed
14. V Karasev vs Landa  0-1491992RUS-chB30 Sicilian
15. Landa vs G Emodi  ½-½411992Kobanya opC55 Two Knights Defense
16. Landa vs V Barskij  1-0581992RUS-chB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
17. E Ragozin vs Landa  0-1361992RUS-chA20 English
18. A Poluljahov vs Landa  0-1401992RUS-chA06 Reti Opening
19. Landa vs G Tunik  1-0561992RUS-chB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
20. Landa vs P Tregubov  0-1351992RUS-chB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
21. V Yemelin vs Landa  0-1361992RUS-chB49 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
22. Landa vs Gavrilov  0-1381992RUS-chC53 Giuoco Piano
23. E Agrest vs Landa  1-0351993St. Petersburg ZonalE53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
24. N Vlassov vs Landa  1-0271993Polanica ZdrojB22 Sicilian, Alapin
25. Landa vs Gleizerov  ½-½111993St Petersburg ztC01 French, Exchange
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Jan-13-06  BIDMONFA: Konstantin Landa

LANDA, Konstantin

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  whiteshark: С Днем Рождения
Jun-30-07  Bridgeburner: Landa has jumped from outside the top hundred into number 41 on the July 2007 rating list, although he was 38th in January 2003.
Jul-02-07  arunjangity: another 61-point grabber, like navara...hope he doesn't lose those points as fast as navara did!

i think fide goofed though...they don't show his rating between 2003-07 unless you look at the graph. might have something to do with the adams goof too.

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  technical draw: So little kibitzing for a super GM. We need a Bio.
Mar-28-08  MarryCheckers: Konstantin was born in Konstantinople on Oktober Sekond, 19-Siksty-Siks. He is a sponsor of Krispy Kreme and Kal Kan Dog Food. He lives in Moskow with his wife Kiki and their children Koby, Kory, Kacy and Kody.
Mar-28-08  minasina: Landa is ChessPro commentator,see e.g. Anand vs Topalov, 2008 , Aronian vs Anand, 2008 , Aronian vs Topalov, 2008 .
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  GrahamClayton: Landa is currently coaching the Iranian team at the 2010 Olympiad, and will continue on to the 2010 Asian Games.
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  whiteshark: He's recently doing the a superb job on live commentary in English together with Anna Sharevich.
Aug-31-11  polarmis: Akopian mentions him as having been at the Botvinnik/Kasparov school, so he'd have been among the top-12 juniors in the USSR at one point:

He commented from the scene for ChessPro in Dortmund (as he seems to do most years) - and had some interesting comments about computers (also a good photo there if anyone at ChessGames wants to add it to his profile!):

Aug-31-11  SimonWebbsTiger: Konstantin mentioned today that he spoke with Grischuk before the game with Feller. <the Gris> said he was a bit worried about playing him. Konstantin made a passing remark about Feller: " a computer player."
Aug-31-11  SimonWebbsTiger: apropos Anna Sharevich, Landa's co-host....

An unforgettable song by the lovely Belarus WGM beauty

Jul-02-15  diagonal: Konstantin Landa wins the <7th Capo d'Orso Open> which took place 6th to 13th June 2015, he edged out Sabino Brunello in tie-break after both scored 7/9. The Porto Mannu bay, a holiday resort under the shadow of the Homeric Capo d’Orso (Bear Cape) near Palau, is one of the most beautiful locations in Sardinia.

Among the players iconic icelandic grandmasters, led by legendary Fridrik Olafsson (turned 80 this year), Johann Hjartarson or Margeir Petursson.

The <1st International Festival Capo d´Orso> was held in May 2007: (then IM) <Hedinn Steingrimsson> edged out (then IM) <Fabiano Caruana> on tie-break after both finished on 7.5/9, GM <Mihail Marin> followed on third place.

Oct-12-22  philmsu: RIP GM Landa:
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  MissScarlett: What's the date of death?
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  MissScarlett: It's not a trick question.
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States the following:

Константин Ланда скончался 12 октября 2022 года после тяжелой болезни.

(Konstantin Landa died on 12 October 2022 after a severe illness.)

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  beatgiant: 12 October 2022 is also given as his date of death in the Russian wikipedia:Ла
Oct-13-22  virginmind: R.I.P.
Oct-13-22  stone free or die: RE: dod (Константин Юрьевич Ла́нда)

I think it would be safest to just say Oct 2022 at the moment, despite the Russian wiki(*).

I tried to trace the notice, which seems to have come from Russian Chess Federation (Федерация шахмат России [Federatsiya shakhmat Rossiyi]). They say he died after a long illness, but don't provide an exact dod.

<OCTOBER 12, 2022

Konstantin Landa passed away

Grandmaster was 50 years old

Grandmaster Konstantin Landa (1972-2022) passed away after a long illness. This is a heavy loss for the entire chess community. We express our deepest condolences to his family and friends.

Konstantin Landa was born and raised in Omsk. His first mentor was a strong master Yakov Rusakov, and after the first successes young Konstantin was assisted by grandmaster Alexander Goldin. The Omsk chess player studied at the sessions of the Yevgeny Sveshnikov school, and also ended up in the famous school of Mikhail Botvinnik, where at the age of 13 he defeated the 13th world champion Garry Kasparov in a simultaneous game session. Vice-champion of the USSR among youths (1989), after the collapse of the Union, he won the junior championship of Russia (1992).

In the 1990s, he consistently held the titles of master and grandmaster, but at the same time received a university education and worked for several years in a bank in the automation department, then in a private company. Organizer of the Russian Cup stage in Omsk. Online commentator of the World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk (2011). In 1999 he moved to Germany, where he got the opportunity to become a chess professional.

Tournament winners: Oberwart (1994), Noyabrsk (1995), Ubeda (1999), Deizisau (2001), Furte (2002), Bad Wiesse (2002), Trieste (2005), Reggio Emilia (2006), Hamburg (2007) ), Vlissingen (2011), Senden (2011), Hamburg (2014). Winner of the club championships of many countries in the teams. At the peak of his career, Konstantin Landa 's rating reached 2678.

He was one of the leading coaches in the world, known for his extensive theoretical knowledge. For many years he worked with Arkady Naiditsch, helped the world champion Alexandra Kosteniuk and vice-world champion Alexandra Goryachkina, the champion of Russia Evgeny Alekseev, the talented Italian chess player Daniela Vocaturo, coached the men's team of Iran, the women's team of Kazakhstan.

One of the first to come up with specific proposals to combat cheaters, joined the FIDE-ASP joint anti-cheat commission and played a prominent role in exposing several dishonest chess players. >

They, in turn, reference a link to <Obituary of the Chess Federation of the Omsk Region>, but I wasn't able to load it:

(*) - I think the Russian wiki just used the publication date of the Federation death notice.

Oct-13-22  stone free or die: He had a blog, which seems to have ended back in 2012.

It contains this voting poll, which seems rather apropos:


Do you support my anti-cheating suggestions?

• Yes. Fully agree with both parts of the proposals.

• Disagree completely.

• I do not agree with the proposals for professionals.

Cheaters need to:

• a) Give a temporary disqualification (2-4 years).

• b) Give a lifetime disqual.

• c) "Wet in the toilet!"

• d) "Understand and forgive."

I have my suggestions - I'll write in the guestbook.>

He was involved in FIDE's Fair Play committee.


Oct-13-22  stone free or die: More info here:

(Use google translate)

Oct-14-22  Eastfrisian: Sad to read about his death. R.I.P.
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: Looking at his picture, he appears to be in a surprisingly deep think after his opponent opened 1. e4.
Oct-15-22  nummerzwei: RIP

2007 was pretty much Konstantin Landa's best year. At the end of it, he participated in Reggio Emilia (2007/08), which had a stronger line-up than the other editions he played in (with good results), and achieved additional exposure due to the tournament book by Mihail Marin and Yuri Garrett.

Landa was a contender for first place for much of the tournament, which may have led to further invitations and a higher-profile career. In the end, he managed "only" an even result.

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