Number of games in database: 758
Years covered: 1953 to 1983
Highest rating achieved in database: 2460
Overall record: +185 -187 =386 (49.9%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
V Ciocaltea vs J Kozma, 1963 1-0
V Ciocaltea vs Bruska, 1958 1-0
V Ciocaltea vs L Masic, 1971 1-0
V Ciocaltea vs Jansa, 1963 1-0
Stoltz vs V Ciocaltea, 1953 0-1
V Ciocaltea vs N Gaprindashvili, 1969 1-0
V Ciocaltea vs Jansa, 1964 1-0
V Ciocaltea vs Fischer, 1962 1-0
V Ciocaltea vs A Lombard, 1972 1-0
Tal vs V Ciocaltea, 1967 1/2-1/2
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
Tel Aviv Olympiad qual-5 (1964)
Przepiorka Memorial (1957)
Asztalos Memorial (1966)
Tel Aviv Olympiad Final-A (1964)
Vrnjacka Banja Zonal (1972)
Lugano Olympiad qual-5 (1968)
Lugano Olympiad Final-A (1968)
Skopje Olympiad Final-A (1972)
Buenos Aires Olympiad (1978)
GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
Dresden 1956 by Phony Benoni
Dortmund 1973 by suenteus po 147
Netanya-A 1968 by suenteus po 147
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(born Jan-16-1932, died Sep-10-1983, 51 years old) Romania
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Victor Ciocâltea was born in Bucharest. He learned chess at the age of 18.
Awarded the IM title in 1957 and the GM title in 1979, he was Romanian champion in 1952 (age 20), 1959, 1961, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1975 and 1979. He won 1st prizes at Reggio Emilia 1966-67 and 1968-69, Dortmund 1974 and Bucharest 1975. His last tournament was Thessalonika 1983 where he finished 3rd. He passed away in Manresa, Spain later that year.
Wikipedia article: Victor Ciocâltea
| page 1 of 32; games 1-25 of 796
|1. V Ciocaltea vs Spassky
|| ||½-½||21||1953||Bucharest||C50 Giuoco Piano|
|2. Szabo vs V Ciocaltea
|| ||½-½||41||1953||Bucharest||B95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6|
|3. Tolush vs V Ciocaltea
||1-0||30||1953||Bucharest||E80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation|
|4. Smyslov vs V Ciocaltea
||½-½||24||1953||Bucharest||E68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4|
|5. V Ciocaltea vs Radulescu
|| ||0-1||39||1953||Bucharest||C43 Petrov, Modern Attack|
|6. Sliwa vs V Ciocaltea
||1-0||35||1953||Bucharest||A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4|
|7. V Ciocaltea vs Filip
|| ||½-½||31||1953||Bucharest||B86 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack|
|8. V Ciocaltea vs Z Milev
|| ||1-0||32||1953||Bucharest||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|9. O Troianescu vs V Ciocaltea
|| ||0-1||32||1953||Bucharest||B28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation|
|10. G Barcza vs V Ciocaltea
|| ||½-½||59||1953||Bucharest||E94 King's Indian, Orthodox|
|11. Boleslavsky vs V Ciocaltea
||1-0||31||1953||Bucharest||B91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation|
|12. V Ciocaltea vs E G Reicher
|| ||1-0||34||1953||Bucharest||C58 Two Knights|
|13. V Ciocaltea vs Sajtar
|| ||1-0||46||1953||Bucharest||B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4|
|14. V Ciocaltea vs Golombek
|| ||0-1||30||1953||Bucharest||B10 Caro-Kann|
|15. Petrosian vs V Ciocaltea
|| ||½-½||32||1953||Bucharest||A54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3|
|16. V Ciocaltea vs Stefan Szabo
|| ||½-½||23||1953||Bucharest||C50 Giuoco Piano|
|17. V Ciocaltea vs O'Kelly
||1-0||35||1953||Bucharest||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|18. Stoltz vs V Ciocaltea
|19. O Barda vs V Ciocaltea
|| ||1-0||70||1953||Bucharest||A03 Bird's Opening|
|20. V Ciocaltea vs Soos
|| ||1-0||20||1954||Romania||B88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack|
|21. V Ciocaltea vs Uhlmann
|| ||1-0||33||1954||Prague/Marianske Lazne Zonal||C15 French, Winawer|
|22. V Ciocaltea vs Stahlberg
|| ||0-1||41||1954||Bucharest||C12 French, McCutcheon|
|23. Furman vs V Ciocaltea
|| ||0-1||64||1954||Bucharest||E81 King's Indian, Samisch|
|24. V Ciocaltea vs Korchnoi
||0-1||66||1954||Bucharest||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|25. I Balanel vs V Ciocaltea
|| ||½-½||66||1954||Bucharest||E81 King's Indian, Samisch|
| page 1 of 32; games 1-25 of 796
|Dec-26-04|| ||Benzol: Victor Ciocaltea
Born 16th January 1932 in Bucharest
Died 10th September 1983 in Manresa
Awarded the IM title in 1957 and GM title in 1979.
He was Romanian champion 1952, 1959, 1961, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1975 and 1979.
|Jan-16-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Victor Ciocaltea|
|Jan-16-08|| ||whiteshark: Ciocâltea died at the chess table, while playing 4th round game at Manresa tournament. Cerebral apoplexy.|
|Jan-16-08|| ||whiteshark: Player of the day:
He learned chess only at the age of sixteen.
Moskow 1956 http://www.ajedrezargentina.org/ima...
V Ciocaltea vs Fischer, 1962
(is it Fischer's most ignored lost?) :D
|Mar-25-08|| ||PhilFeeley: A memorial round-robin was played in Bucharest recently. I found out that a Canadian IM, Tomas Roussel-Roozman, was there. I don't know the results, but some games are in TWIC698.|
|Dec-31-10|| ||castilho: There is a grammar mistake in the bio.
It should read "He won 1st prises at... ", simple past, instead of "He has won 1st prises at...", present perfect.
|Jan-16-11|| ||wordfunph: Romanian Victor Ciocaltea became an International Master in 1957 and took 22 years to become an International Grandmaster in 1979.|
who can beat that record?
|Oct-07-12|| ||Gallicrow: Enrico Paoli - IM in 1951, GM in 1996. However he was awarded the GM title honoris causa.
|Jan-16-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Victor!|
|Jan-16-16|| ||Caissanist: Ciocaltea might have held the record for biggest gap between IM and GM titles at the time but nowadays, the world senior champ gets the GM title, so several people have beaten it. Vladimir Okhotnik had a gap of 24 years, Larry Kaufman 28, probably there are others.|
|Jun-19-18|| ||Nosnibor: His is name pronounced as Chocolateow ?|
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