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Gennadi Zaichik
G Zaichik 
Number of games in database: 380
Years covered: 1973 to 2007
Last FIDE rating: 2457 (2442 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2605

Overall record: +132 -117 =130 (52.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (19) 
    B33 B92 B67 B72 B90
 King's Indian (18) 
    E75 E99 E95 E60 E63
 Queen's Pawn Game (12) 
    A45 A40 E00 A46 D00
 English (11) 
    A14 A13 A17 A10 A16
 Uncommon Opening (9) 
 Grunfeld (9) 
    D91 D78 D71
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (58) 
    B90 B87 B92 B61 B93
 Queen's Pawn Game (31) 
    A41 E10 A46 A45 E00
 Pirc (21) 
    B08 B07 B09
 Sicilian Najdorf (19) 
    B90 B92 B93 B91 B98
 Reti System (10) 
 Queen's Indian (9) 
    E15 E12 E16 E17
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Zaichik vs Bronstein, 1980 1-0
   Zaichik vs Vasiukov, 1982 1-0
   Zaichik vs Kupreichik, 1989 1-0
   Zaichik vs V Osnos, 1978 1-0
   Zaichik vs Vladimirov, 1975 1-0
   Zaichik vs E Formanek, 2004 1-0
   Chekhov vs Zaichik, 1989 0-1
   Chekhov vs Zaichik, 1982 0-1
   Tseshkovsky vs Zaichik, 1982 1/2-1/2
   V Vepkhvishvili vs Zaichik, 1979 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Toth Memorial (1983)
   URS-ch FL50 (1982)
   San Sebastian Open (1991)
   Goglidze Memorial (1983)
   Kirovakan (1978)
   Tbilisi (1988)
   Moscow-B (1987)
   Goglidze Memorial (1980)
   Agzamov Memorial (1986)
   United States Championship (2003)
   Panormo Zonal (1998)
   28th World Open (2000)
   46th URS-ch selection (1978)
   Yerevan Olympiad (1996)
   Moscow Olympiad (1994)

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(born Feb-11-1957, 66 years old) Georgia (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Georgian champion in 1978 and 1979, Gennadi Zaichik began to achieve his first significant successes in the early 1980s. In 1982 in Telavi, he shared second place with Georgy Agzamov (behind Rafael Vaganian) in the Soviet Chess Championship First League.

A year later, in Jūrmala, Zaichik finished third in the Soviet Junior Chess Championship in the U26 age group, also winning the international chess tournament in Kecskemét. In 1984, he won the Rubinstein Memorial in Polanica-Zdrój. In 1984, Zaichik was awarded the FIDE Grandmaster (GM) title.

In 1985, in Prague he finished second place in the International chess tournament of the Bohemians. In 1987, Zaichik won the Capablanca Memorial B tournament in Camagüey and shared first place (with Viswanathan Anand) in Coimbatore. In 1989, he shared second place in Berlin, and in 1991, finished equal first in the open chess tournament in San Sebastián.

Last updated: 2022-08-16 03:10:28

 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 518  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Zaichik vs Tal 0-1361973MoscowA53 Old Indian
2. A Guseinov vs G Zaichik  0-1301973URS-chT JuniorsB98 Sicilian, Najdorf
3. G Zaichik vs V Fedorov  1-0511973USSR Cup 1/16D32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
4. V Fedorov vs G Zaichik  1-0421973USSR Cup 1/16B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
5. G Zaichik vs L Maslov  1-0591973USSR Cup 1/32E00 Queen's Pawn Game
6. G Zaichik vs L Maslov  1-0651973USSR Cup 1/32E41 Nimzo-Indian
7. L Maslov vs G Zaichik  0-1551973USSR Cup 1/32A04 Reti Opening
8. V Vepkhvishvili vs G Zaichik  1-0371973Ch Chess PalaceB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
9. Tuvosky vs G Zaichik  0-1221974USSRE15 Queen's Indian
10. M Mukhin vs G Zaichik  1-0331974USSRB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
11. G Zaichik vs M Shishov  1-0481974Georgian Championship 1973A54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
12. T Giorgadze vs G Zaichik  1-0251974Georgian Championship 1973B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
13. G Zaichik vs Rosenberg  1-0511974USSRA62 Benoni, Fianchetto Variation
14. B Gurgenidze vs G Zaichik  1-0461974Georgian Championship 1973B95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
15. G Zaichik vs A Kochyev  0-1431975Junior Qualification TournamentE60 King's Indian Defense
16. G Zaichik vs Vladimirov 1-0261975Junior Qualification TournamentA44 Old Benoni Defense
17. A Ivanov vs G Zaichik  1-0421975Junior Qualification TournamentB06 Robatsch
18. L Zaid vs G Zaichik  0-1391975Junior Qualification TournamentE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
19. Taimanov vs G Zaichik  1-0391975 13th Soviet Team Championship Final-AE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
20. Gulko vs G Zaichik  1-0601975 13th Soviet Team Championship Final-AA55 Old Indian, Main line
21. G Zaichik vs Vladimirov  0-1241976Tallin U20D32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
22. A Machulsky vs G Zaichik  1-0211976JuniorsB56 Sicilian
23. G Zaichik vs Gavrikov  0-13019769th Soviet Team CupA56 Benoni Defense
24. G Zaichik vs R Korsunsky  1-02819769th Soviet Team CupA00 Uncommon Opening
25. D Losev vs G Zaichik  1-03719769th Soviet Team CupB89 Sicilian
 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 518  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-11-06  BIDMONFA: Gennadi Zaitshik

ZAICHIK, Gennadi

Feb-11-08  whiteshark: Player of the Day

Georgian Chess Champion 1978 and 1979.
Playing for Georgia at the OLYMPIADS '92, '94 and '96

Currently USCF-Federation (since when ?)

Feb-11-08  jperr75108: Played at the World Open in 2006.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: The <Player of the Day> today goes to : <Gennadi Zaitshik> ! Also,happy 54th birthday!
Feb-11-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, GM Gennady Zaichik.

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