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Vladimir Malaniuk
V Malaniuk 

Number of games in database: 2,508
Years covered: 1974 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2444 (2467 rapid, 2470 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2615
Overall record: +907 -293 =1186 (62.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 122 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (146) 
    A46 D02 E10 A40 D05
 Queen's Gambit Declined (109) 
    D30 D37 D35 D31 D38
 Slav (91) 
    D11 D12 D10 D17 D15
 Queen's Indian (87) 
    E14 E12 E13 E17 E15
 King's Indian (86) 
    E60 E92 E61 E62 E63
 Nimzo Indian (64) 
    E20 E25 E22 E23 E43
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (268) 
    C78 C76 C60 C61 C69
 Dutch Defense (213) 
    A81 A85 A88 A87 A86
 Reti System (62) 
    A04 A06
 Queen's Pawn Game (60) 
    D02 A41 A46 A45 D01
 Scotch Game (58) 
 Old Indian (57) 
    A53 A55
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Privalov vs V Malaniuk, 1974 0-1
   V Malaniuk vs I Ivanov, 1989 1-0
   Van der Sterren vs V Malaniuk, 1987 0-1
   Grischuk vs V Malaniuk, 2001 0-1
   Lenderman vs V Malaniuk, 2010 0-1
   A Bangiev vs V Malaniuk, 1986 0-1
   E Vovsha vs V Malaniuk, 1997 0-1
   V Vepkhvishvili vs V Malaniuk, 1987 0-1
   C Li vs V Malaniuk, 2010 0-1
   Karpov vs V Malaniuk, 2005 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   URS-ch semifinal Kostroma (1985)
   Ukrainian Championship (1986)
   Perenyi Memorial-B (1989)
   Rewal Open-A (2013)
   Katowice Fibak Open (1993)
   Agzamov Memorial (1987)
   Lvov (1986)
   Sokolsky Memorial 1988/89 (1988)
   Vrnjacka Banja (1991)
   Wisla BES Open (1992)
   Lvov (1988)
   URS-ch sf Severodonetsk (1982)
   Ukrainian Championship (1989)
   USSR Championship (1986)
   46th URS-ch selection (1978)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Tallinn 1987 by Chessdreamer

   🏆 Rubinstein Memorial
   K Nowak vs V Malaniuk (Aug-28-16) 1/2-1/2
   V Malaniuk vs T Zebracki (Aug-27-16) 1-0
   S Kulas vs V Malaniuk (Aug-26-16) 0-1
   V Malaniuk vs G Farkas (Aug-25-16) 0-1
   S Pavlov vs V Malaniuk (Aug-24-16) 1/2-1/2

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(born Jul-21-1957, died Jul-02-2017, 59 years old) Ukraine

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Malaniuk was a regular participant of the Soviet Chess Championship between 1983 and 1991, his best finish occurring in 1986, when he shared second place, behind Vitaly Tseshkovsky. In Ukraine, he won the national championship on three occasions, in 1980, 1981 and 1986.

In 2005, he finished second at the Paul Keres Memorial rapid event in Tallinn, behind Alexey Shirov and ahead of Anatoly Karpov and Boris Gelfand. The same year, he took the silver medal at the 5th Amplico AIG Life International Chess Tournament - European Rapid Championship, behind Zoltan Gyimesi. In 2006, Malaniuk finished clear winner at the Ajaccio Open Rapid event, ahead of a large group of strong grandmasters, including Rustam Kasimdzhanov, Vadim Milov, Evgeny Bareev, Alexander Motylev, Victor Bologan, Zoltán Almási, Ilya Smirin, Ivan Sokolov, Arkadij Naiditsch, Krishnan Sasikiran and Loek van Wely.

Malaniuk had also been a strong player at standard time limits, winning many national and international tournaments, including Minsk 1985, Kostroma 1985 (USSR Championship semi-final), Lvov 1986 and Frunze 1987 on the road to securing his Grandmaster title (awarded in 1987). There were further victories recorded at Forlì in 1990 and 1992, Porto San Giorgio 1994, Minsk 1997 Krasnodar 2001, Arkhangelsk 2002, Krasnodar 2002, Koszalin 2002, Kolobrzeg 2003, Kraków 2003 and Mielno 2006. Notable runner-up performances include Baku 1983, Tallinn 1987, Lvov 1988, Świdnica 2001 and Kraków 2004.

Wikipedia article: Vladimir Malaniuk

Last updated: 2021-12-17 19:32:12

 page 1 of 101; games 1-25 of 2,508  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Privalov vs V Malaniuk 0-1151974TallinnC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
2. Yermolinsky vs V Malaniuk  0-1451975URS-CupT BurevestnikD02 Queen's Pawn Game
3. V Malaniuk vs G Ilivitsky  ½-½291975Briansk-ch TrudB10 Caro-Kann
4. A I Zakharov vs V Malaniuk  1-0291975Briansk-ch TrudD02 Queen's Pawn Game
5. Razuvaev vs V Malaniuk  1-0341978Moscow ChampionshipD87 Grunfeld, Exchange
6. Bronstein vs V Malaniuk  0-1501978Moscow ChampionshipC77 Ruy Lopez
7. V Malaniuk vs A Chistiakov  ½-½431978Moscow ChampionshipB53 Sicilian
8. A Lukin vs V Malaniuk  1-039197846th URS-ch selectionA28 English
9. V Malaniuk vs Yurtaev  1-041197846th URS-ch selectionB06 Robatsch
10. K Lerner vs V Malaniuk  0-147197846th URS-ch selectionA28 English
11. B Katalymov vs V Malaniuk  ½-½46197846th URS-ch selectionD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
12. V Kim vs V Malaniuk  0-146197846th URS-ch selectionC78 Ruy Lopez
13. V Malaniuk vs V Gusev  ½-½55197846th URS-ch selectionD02 Queen's Pawn Game
14. A Kapengut vs V Malaniuk  1-056197846th URS-ch selectionC78 Ruy Lopez
15. V Malaniuk vs V S Zhidkov  ½-½36197846th URS-ch selectionA48 King's Indian
16. Y Nikolaevsky vs V Malaniuk  0-160197846th URS-ch selectionD85 Grunfeld
17. V Malaniuk vs V Eingorn  ½-½43197846th URS-ch selectionD02 Queen's Pawn Game
18. V Malaniuk vs Kholmov  ½-½41197846th URS-ch selectionA47 Queen's Indian
19. E Magerramov vs V Malaniuk  1-019197846th URS-ch selectionA04 Reti Opening
20. V Malaniuk vs N Rashkovsky  1-061197846th URS-ch selectionA46 Queen's Pawn Game
21. V Malaniuk vs Psakhis  1-0531979URS-ch Young MastersB12 Caro-Kann Defense
22. V Malaniuk vs B Taborov  0-1341979URS-ch Young MastersA46 Queen's Pawn Game
23. V Malaniuk vs Chiburdanidze 0-1361979URS-ch Young MastersA07 King's Indian Attack
24. V Eingorn vs V Malaniuk  1-0341979URS-ch Young MastersD85 Grunfeld
25. L Zaid vs V Malaniuk  0-1261979URS-ch Young MastersD90 Grunfeld
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  Stonehenge: Happy Birthday :)
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  FSR: Happy birthday, Vladimir Mala-Nyuk, Nyuk, Nyuk.
Jul-21-11  WhiteRook48: <FSR> That is the corniest pun I have seen in a long time
Jul-21-11  WhiteRook48: no offense intended btw
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  FSR: <WhiteRook48> None taken.
Jul-21-12  LoveThatJoker: Happy Birthday, GM Malaniuk!


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  ketchuplover: He was mentioned on the chess discussion board today
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  Stonehenge: RIP GM Malaniuk

Jul-02-17  whiteshark: RIP

above link translates to:

The chess federation of Ukraine and Ternopil region with deep regret report that on July 2, in the 60th year, the three-time champion of Ukraine, the silver medalist of the USSR championship of 1986, the chess Olympiad of 1996, the world championship team in 1993, the bronze Prize-winner of the 1998 Chess Olympiad in the national team of Ukraine, winner and prize-winner of a number of national and international competitions, international grandmaster <Vladimir Pavlovich Malanyuk> and express his sincere condolences to his family and friends. The memory of VP Malanyuk, a cheerful and optimistic person with a fine sense of humor, committed to chess throughout his life, will always remain with us.

Jul-03-17  cunctatorg: I would like to read any great game of the late Grandmaster at his favorite (as Black) opening of the Leningrad Dutch as a game of the day, entitled: "The Siege of Leningrad"!

Of course the aforementioned title is ... a banalite, therefore you could put it as: "The Siege of the Leningrad Dutchman from Ukraine!"

Jul-03-17  bubuli55: Rest In Peace
Jul-03-17  siggemannen: RIP Vladimir Pavlovich, his dutch games are a treat for any serious practitioner of the opening
Jul-03-17  morfishine: RIP Malaniuk. At true chess artist in the same class as Bronstein or Super Nez
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  Honza Cervenka: Vladimir Malaniuk was one of finest Soviet players from the generation overshadowed by Karpov and Kasparov dominance. But in 1980s he was definitely among top 50 players in the world. I remember a lot of his games from chess journals and books of that period, sometimes he was on the receiving end like in Chiburdanidze vs V Malaniuk, 1982 but in many cases he was the winner like in V Malaniuk vs Short, 1984 or Polugaevsky vs V Malaniuk, 1983. Rest in peace, Vladimir Pavlovich.
Jul-03-17  CountryGirl: The Netherlands should declare a National Day of Mourning for Vladimir - he played the Dutch so often and so well. RIP.
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: RIP to a tough, aggressive player from whom I learnt a bit about the Leningrad Dutch, back in the 1990s.
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  ketchuplover: He was allegedly assassinated
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  MissScarlett: And you consider that sufficient sourcing?
Jul-12-17  WorstPlayerEver: <MissScarlett>

The point is: there are no sources.. so I am likely to believe there is something very peculiar going on.

"Am 2. Juli ist Großmeister Vladimir Pavlovich Malaniuk (1957-2017) vorzeitig aus dem Leben geschieden. Am 21. Juli wäre er 60 Jahre alt geworden."

Now, my German is not doing so well, but 'vorzeitig' could point to different things. So much I do understand. And one of them is: he was killed. To be more specific.

Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: This is presumably the source:

< newengland7
#1 8 days ago

The chess world, specifically the Ukrainian chess world, has lost a legend this week following the successful assassination attempt on the life of Grandmaster Vladimir Malaniuk on July 2.


Sadly, he was found dead by mysterious causes (confirmed immediately as a successful assassination attempt) and is no longer with us on this Earth.

Please post pictures of flowers and show more of his games to honour our beloved's memory.>

Given the range of responses, chess-players, in general, well, people, in general, seem a curiously incurious lot.

Jul-12-17  WorstPlayerEver: <MissScarlett>

I read that yes. But that is not an official source. If a GM dies, it usually, at least in my country, would be in the news. That's why I find it peculiar. Even with the situation of the Ukraine in mind.

Jul-12-17  WorstPlayerEver: PS with "official" I mean that de chessbase dot com would have given a Ukrainian newspaper -for instance- as their source.
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: Generally speaking, the site lacks East European contributors. Maybe they're all too busy working in Britain.
Jul-12-17  zanzibar: newengland7's profile:

<newengland7 [Flag]
Daniel Roberts
Phoenix, Arizona, Russia

B.A. religious studies and history Anglo-Catholic Christian Sometimes temperamental...

*On April 22, 2016, newengland7 never woke up from his sleep and was pronounced dead. I am the soul of Grandmaster newengland7 forever embedded on this computer carrying on his legacy. >

Jul-21-17  WorstPlayerEver:

Weird article; he didn't die at 60 and certainly not in Amsterdam. He death remains a mystery.

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