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Bachar Kouatly
Illustration courtesy of Eric Petit.  
Number of games in database: 204
Years covered: 1974 to 2001
Last FIDE rating: 2453 (2455 rapid, 2436 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2515

Overall record: +48 -62 =91 (46.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 3 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (13) 
    E92 E94 E76 E77 E91
 Modern Benoni (13) 
    A69 A67 A57 A70 A63
 Nimzo Indian (12) 
    E39 E32 E20 E30 E25
 Queen's Pawn Game (9) 
    A41 E10 E00 A46 A40
 Queen's Gambit Declined (6) 
    D38 D31 D37 D36
 Grunfeld (5) 
    D86 D87 D93 D85
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (39) 
    B33 B45 B32 B40 B31
 Grunfeld (36) 
    D85 D86 D76 D93 D95
 English (11) 
    A15 A16
 Sicilian Taimanov (10) 
 English, 1 c4 e5 (4) 
    A22 A29 A21
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Kouatly vs Piket, 1990 1-0
   Kouatly vs The World, 2001 1-0
   Ftacnik vs Kouatly, 1984 1/2-1/2
   Kouatly vs E Preissmann, 1983 1-0
   T Yilmaz vs Kouatly, 1984 1/2-1/2
   G Andruet vs Kouatly, 1988 0-1
   Kasparov vs Kouatly, 1988 1/2-1/2
   Kouatly vs Portisch, 1982 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   French Championship (1991)
   Hoogovens-B (1988)
   Toluca Interzonal (1982)
   Haringey Masters (1988)
   Valletta Olympiad (1980)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1984)
   Manila Olympiad (1992)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1988)

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(born Mar-03-1958, 64 years old) Syria (federation/nationality France)

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Bachar Kouatly was born in Damascus, Syria. Awarded the IM title in 1975 and the GM title in 1989, he was French Champion in 1979. In tournaments he was 2nd= at Marseille in 1988 and 2nd= at Geneva 1988.

Wikipedia article: Bachar Kouatly

Last updated: 2019-02-14 11:36:55

 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 243  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Kouatly vs H Gruenberg  ½-½311974Unofficial World Cadets Championship (u18)A58 Benko Gambit
2. P Thipsay vs Kouatly  1-0421975World Junior ChampionshipB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
3. Kouatly vs S Al Attar  ½-½331975World Junior ChampionshipE41 Nimzo-Indian
4. C Hoi vs Kouatly  1-0531975World Junior ChampionshipD80 Grunfeld
5. O I Barkan vs Kouatly  ½-½521975World Junior ChampionshipB61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2
6. Kouatly vs A Slimani  1-0431975World Junior ChampionshipD06 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. C Ghysels vs Kouatly  0-1411975World Junior ChampionshipB25 Sicilian, Closed
8. Kouatly vs S Vincent  ½-½311975World Junior ChampionshipE43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
9. Kouatly vs E Rayner  ½-½351975World Junior ChampionshipD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
10. V Gaspar vs Kouatly  ½-½401975World Junior ChampionshipA16 English
11. Kouatly vs A Pablo Marin  0-1361975World Junior ChampionshipE77 King's Indian
12. Kouatly vs D Taruffi  ½-½151975World Junior ChampionshipE56 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6
13. Petursson vs Kouatly  0-1261975World Junior ChampionshipA15 English
14. Kouatly vs Chandler  1-0531975World Junior ChampionshipD07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
15. D Goodman vs Kouatly  ½-½161976Berlin U20 7576D90 Grunfeld
16. Kouatly vs J Baart  1-0411976W/EU-ch U20 7677A69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
17. Kouatly vs A Pacis  1-0361977Asian Junior ChampionshipA69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
18. Chandler vs Kouatly 1-0381977Baguio (Philippines)B33 Sicilian
19. Kouatly vs Yusupov 0-1351977Innsbruck, AustriaA44 Old Benoni Defense
20. R Naranja vs Kouatly  1-0441977Marlboro Chess ClassicA16 English
21. Kouatly vs M Sharif  0-1431977Marlboro Chess ClassicE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
22. M Basman vs Kouatly  1-0401979Aaronson MastersA00 Uncommon Opening
23. F Borm vs Kouatly  ½-½401979Aaronson MastersB33 Sicilian
24. R Britton vs Kouatly  1-0511979Aaronson MastersB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
25. E Formanek vs Kouatly  1-0531979Aaronson MastersD95 Grunfeld
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-01-04  Knight13: This guy beat the world! What a strong player!
Sep-03-06  Manic: Lol nice picture
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: He looks like a Bank President or a Movie Mogul.
Sep-03-06  EmperorAtahualpa: <> The link to Eric Petit's website does not work!
Feb-28-07  Themofro: Love that picture.
Mar-23-08  wolfmaster: That picture looks a tiny bit more like a drawing than a photo... Anyone know whether it's a photo or a drawing?
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: This photo would be adequate:

Jun-10-09  hedgeh0g: Ah...the resemblance is uncanny.
Aug-15-11  wordfunph: "He sometimes seems to want to invent chess anew right from the first opening moves."

- GM John van der Wiel (on IM Bachar Kouatly in the 1985 Brussels tournament)

Mar-03-12  wordfunph: nice pic, that's my type of hair --- flat top! :)

happy birthday GM Kouatly!

Jul-05-12  kasputine: Here's a photo with beard:

For instance Bachar Kouatly is the editor-in-chief of the famous french chess magazine "Europe Echecs"

Jul-05-12  kasputine: Kasparov-Karpov 1990 WCh match by Bachar Kouatly:

Jul-05-12  kasputine: Bachar Kouatly emigrated to France after he became IM in 1975 and became in 1989 the first ever french GM !
Mar-03-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Bachar Koualty.

Please give this guy a photo instead of a cartoon.

Dec-13-16  Nina Myers: Not my president
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Nice picture!

Anyway, Koualty was on hand with FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich and IM Sophie Milliet to "promote FIDE's bid for Olympic inclusion".

Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Bon anniversaire to Bachar Koualty!

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