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Willy Iclicki
Number of games in database: 70
Years covered: 1980 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 1979 (1946 rapid, 1965 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2195
Overall record: +9 -47 =14 (22.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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B12 Caro-Kann Defense (7 games)
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A58 Benko Gambit (3 games)
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E48 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5 (2 games)
B10 Caro-Kann (2 games)
D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav (2 games)
A06 Reti Opening (2 games)
A59 Benko Gambit (2 games)

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   W Iclicki vs W Alfaro (Sep-27-18) 0-1
   W Iclicki vs N Lopez Azambuja (Sep-26-18) 0-1
   W Iclicki vs R W Jones (Sep-25-18) 1/2-1/2
   W Iclicki vs Biniam Araya Zego (Sep-13-16) 1-0
   W Iclicki vs Said Salim Al Maashani Amer (Sep-12-16) 1/2-1/2

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(born Jan-12-1955, 67 years old) Belgium (federation/nationality Liechtenstein)

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FIDE Treasurer from 1990 to 1999. FIDECHESS editor from 1992 to 1998. Chairman of the FIDE World Championship Cycle Committee in 1997, 1999, 2000, and 2001. Author of the FIDE Golden Book (2002). FIDE Arbiter (2013).

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 70  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Z Makai vs W Iclicki  1-02519804th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA27 English, Three Knights System
2. Van der Sterren vs W Iclicki  1-0211984BrusselsD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
3. T Karolyi Jr. vs W Iclicki  ½-½171984BrusselsD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
4. Garcia Palermo vs W Iclicki  1-0301985BrusselsD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. Nunn vs W Iclicki  1-0331985Brussels OHRAB10 Caro-Kann
6. Susan Polgar vs W Iclicki  1-0281985Brussels OHRAD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. Van der Wiel vs W Iclicki 1-0241985Brussels OHRAB12 Caro-Kann Defense
8. W Iclicki vs P Moulin 1-0411986Brussels OHRA-BE27 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation
9. Sofia Polgar vs W Iclicki 1-0331987OHRA opB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
10. Murey vs W Iclicki  1-0251988Haringey MastersA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
11. W Iclicki vs Chandler  0-119198812th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenE48 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5
12. Matulovic vs W Iclicki  1-0571989HaringeyB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
13. D Rogozenco vs W Iclicki  ½-½152001WICC qual Dubai sf 25'+10D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. W Iclicki vs D Kudischewitsch  ½-½122007Elitzur Winter GivataimB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
15. B Kantsler vs W Iclicki  1-0582007Elitzur Winter GivataimA06 Reti Opening
16. W Iclicki vs G Popilski  ½-½242007Givataim Elitzur WinterD87 Grunfeld, Exchange
17. G Kaganskiy vs W Iclicki  1-0352007Elitzur Winter GivataimD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
18. Lerner vs W Iclicki  1-0302007Elitzur Winter GivataimB10 Caro-Kann
19. W Iclicki vs M Nedobora  0-1262007Elitzur Winter GivataimA59 Benko Gambit
20. W Iclicki vs I Porat 0-1382007Elitzur Winter GivataimD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
21. W Iclicki vs S B Hansen  0-1462007European Club CupA56 Benoni Defense
22. A Secer vs W Iclicki  1-0432007European Club CupB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
23. R Lev vs W Iclicki  1-0342007European Club CupD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
24. M Heidenfeld vs W Iclicki  1-0322007European Club CupB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
25. W Iclicki vs V Prifti 1-092007European Club CupE00 Queen's Pawn Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-28-06  Jim Bartle: The only player who answers with his last name when asked how he uses his computer's mouse.
Mar-28-06  hayton3: <Jim Bartle> Good one
Mar-28-06  blingice: Cyber high fives all around!
Mar-28-06  hayton3: <Jim Bartle: The only player who answers with his last name when asked how he uses his computer's mouse.> And when faced with the incredulity of his interlocuter then responds with his first and last names.
Mar-29-06  Jim Bartle: Great, I hadn't seen that.
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  WannaBe: Apparently Willy, is a national of Monaco and during the world team championship, Willy was on the appeals committee, and our very own Bill Wall has contributed toward Willy's writing... (about 1/3 way down...)
Mar-29-06  PivotalAnorak: His name is spelled Willy Iclicki, he's a Belgian.
Apr-30-08  Autoreparaturwerkbau: No matter his clicky name, he doesn't clinch too many games.
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  wordfunph: more on Willy Iclicki from Bill Wall..

<he defeated Grandmaster Boris Gelfand in a simul held in Jerusalem (Gelfand won 32, lost 2, and drew 3). Although Gelfand blundered a piece, Willy played a new idea in the opening.>

Sep-24-11  solskytz: Nice achievement by any standard.

Hayton 3 was quite a funny user... shame he's no longer here.

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  whiteshark: This is going to happen willy-nilly...
Oct-21-13  PhilFeeley: Currently playing in the European Club Championships in Greece. I wonder why no games before 1985, since he was born in 1955. Is the big gap between 1987 and 2007 because he worked for FIDE?
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  perfidious: There are players whom I used to face all the time in the 1980s who were (and are) stronger than Iclicki, but have few games here, or in other DBs. Not at all surprising, really.
May-03-19  diagonal: Willy Iclicki (born in Belgium, later settled in Monaco, today playing for Liechtenstein), is a strong chess amateur player, organizer, author, arbiter and functionary.

Iclicki is the author of the FIDE Golden Book (2nd edition in 2016), an archive and chronology of FIDE history and their official Championship tournaments, and founder of the web chess encyclopedia CHESSPEDIA.

He served as a longtime FIDE Treasurer and Editor, then a Fide President Assistant, and FIDE Ethic and Constitutional committee member.

Currently he is <Chief Operating Officier (COO) in the FIDE Secretariat in Lausanne>:

FIDE has moved its Headquarter from Athens, Greece, to Lausanne, Switzerland:

<The main reason for the transfer was the wish of the President to be close to the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee, as well to the main offices of other major sports associations. Exploring potential synergies with other sports associations is a line of work that the current FIDE administration wants to exploit.

FIDE has already a long chess history with Lausanne, a place that was home to our organization's offices from 1995 until 2004. This city also hosted a FIDE World Championship Match, the one between Anatoly Karpov and Viswanathan Anand in 1998.>

Lausanne is situated on the shores of Lake Geneva ('Lac Léman').

It is the capital and biggest city of the canton of Vaud, official language is French (everyone in Switzerland also speaks English today, French or Swiss german by native, the Italian language is fairly common, too).

Between 1999 and 2006 the city organised the <Lausanne Young Masters>, a prominent event inviting yearly eight of the best world juniors.

The LYM winners were:

<1999 Bacrot
2000 Grischuk
2001 Bruzon
2002 no tournament
2003 McShane
2004 McShane (5. Carlsen)
2005 Volokitin (5. Carlsen)
2006 Vachier-Lagrave>

Further young, promising players participating in the Lausanne Youth Masters were (in no particular order):

<Karjakin, Nakamura, Mamedyarov, Gashimov (RI.P.), Aronian, Asrian (R.I.P.), Navara, Ponomariov, Naiditsch, Wojtaszek, Fressinet, Alekseev, Predojevic, Ghaem Maghami, Leitao, Harikrishna, Sasikiran, Wang Yue, Bu Xiangzhi, amongst others, and Alexandra Kosteniuk, Humpy Koneru, Kateryna Lahno, Elisabeth Pähtz, Tatiana Kosintseva, or Pelletier from the hosting nation.>

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