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Vitali Golod
Number of games in database: 457
Years covered: 1984 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2499 (2472 rapid, 2590 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2606

Overall record: +175 -59 =210 (63.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 13 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (44) 
    E32 E34 E37 E36 E20
 King's Indian (30) 
    E94 E97 E92 E60 E91
 Slav (23) 
    D12 D11 D15 D17 D10
 Queen's Gambit Declined (17) 
    D37 D35 D39 D30 D38
 Semi-Slav (14) 
    D45 D47 D43
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (13) 
    D20 D27 D25 D28 D26
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (38) 
    B32 B30 B28 B22 B40
 Ruy Lopez (34) 
    C77 C80 C95 C99 C90
 King's Indian (17) 
    E60 E92 E62 E93 E77
 Queen's Pawn Game (17) 
    D02 E00 A40 A45 D00
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (14) 
    C95 C99 C91 C97 C90
 Grunfeld (13) 
    D70 D91 D85 D86 D90
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   D Ciuksyte vs Golod, 2003 0-1
   T Taylor vs Golod, 2006 0-1
   Golod vs S Martinovic, 2000 1-0
   I Sokolov vs Golod, 2009 0-1
   Golod vs A Kozirev, 1993 1-0
   Golod vs M Luch, 2011 1-0
   Golod vs R N Vasiliev, 1993 1/2-1/2
   Golod vs Tyomkin, 2004 1-0
   Golod vs S Meenakshi, 2006 1-0
   I Sidorenko vs Golod, 2004 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Ufa (1993)
   European Club Cup (2004)
   Israeli Championship (2004)
   Aosta op 12th (2004)
   Isle of Man Masters (2007)
   Spring North American FIDE Invitational (2006)
   National Open (2006)
   Cappelle la Grande (2007)
   European Club Cup (2005)
   Zurich Chess Club 200th Anniversary (2009)
   Gibraltar Masters (2009)
   Bad Wiessee (2003)
   Berliner Sommer 12th (1994)
   European Championship (2001)
   European Championship (2014)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   TheSlab's favorite games by TheSlab

   🏆 ch-ISR
   T Baron vs Golod (Dec-13-16) 1/2-1/2
   Golod vs A Boruchovsky (Dec-12-16) 1/2-1/2
   Saar Drori vs Golod (Dec-11-16) 0-1
   Golod vs O Reshef (Dec-10-16) 1/2-1/2
   E Zanan vs Golod (Dec-09-16) 0-1

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(born Jun-23-1971, 50 years old) Ukraine (federation/nationality Israel)

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Vitali Matveyevich Golod is a Grandmaster who was born in Lviv (Ukraine, then part of the Soviet Union). He was Ukrainian champion in 1991 and Israeli champion in 2010.

Wikipedia article: Vitali Golod

Last updated: 2020-12-02 13:50:16

 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 494  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Golubev vs Golod 1-0151984Novaya KachovkaB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
2. Golubev vs Golod  0-1371987Lutsk ch-UKR jrB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
3. Golod vs Brodsky  ½-½191988UKR-chA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
4. Golod vs Khmelnitsky  ½-½801988Ch UkraineA46 Queen's Pawn Game
5. Y Kruppa vs Golod  1-0711988UKR-chB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
6. Golod vs Shulman  1-0281989Bankia opA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
7. Totsky vs Golod  1-0481990Ch Armed ForcesC55 Two Knights Defense
8. Totsky vs Golod  1-0541991Moscow6C55 Two Knights Defense
9. Golod vs Suba  ½-½441992Olanesti 56/241B81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
10. Golod vs M Kazakov  1-0431992Bucharest2A70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
11. V Malaniuk vs Golod  1-0371992Forli opE10 Queen's Pawn Game
12. I Ivanov vs Golod  0-1601992Forli opE92 King's Indian
13. O Cvitan vs Golod  ½-½241992ForliE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
14. J Lechtynsky vs Golod  1-0581993Ceske Budejovice opA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
15. Golod vs Y Kruppa  0-1431993MinskE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
16. V Yandemirov vs Golod  ½-½271993UfaB40 Sicilian
17. Annakov vs Golod  0-1351993UfaE93 King's Indian, Petrosian System
18. Golod vs A Kozirev 1-01011993UfaD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
19. Fedorov vs Golod  0-1411993UfaC55 Two Knights Defense
20. Golod vs D Berkovich  ½-½211993UfaB53 Sicilian
21. Golod vs A Potapov  ½-½231993UfaC45 Scotch Game
22. Golod vs Kalegin  1-0471993UfaE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
23. Golod vs Suetin  1-0291993MinskA57 Benko Gambit
24. Golod vs R N Vasiliev  ½-½621993UfaD26 Queen's Gambit Accepted
25. I Stohl vs Golod  ½-½151993Mlada BoleslavD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 494  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-09-04  shr0pshire: I was looking at the world open results, and it says Golod is rated 2788 USCF!?!. Clearly I thought this could not be, so I went and checked on and at 12-03 his rating was 2612 USCF. In less than three months later 02-04 he had a rating of 2788 USCF.

Does anyone know anything about this?

I checked his fide rating, and it is only 2538. How did his USCF rating get to be 250 points higher than his fide rating so quickly?

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  AgentRgent: Because his rating is still provisional...
Jul-09-04  shr0pshire: Okay thanks. That makes sense.
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  Sneaky: I don't know if they still do it this way, but when I signed up the provisional rating was calculated by making a list of the first 20 rated people you played. You added 400 points to every rating that you beat, and you subtract 400 points from every rating that beat you. Then you take the average and that's your intiial rating.

I could easily see a GM getting 2800+ in the USCF system if he got off to a good start.

Jan-30-06  BIDMONFA: Vitali Golod

GOLOD, Vitali

Jan-30-06  whatthefat: vitaligolod, golodvitaligolod, vitali. Golod?
Oct-17-06  Albertan: Golod was awarded the prize for playing the most brilliant game at the Men's European Club Cup. Here is the game in pgn format:

[Event "ECU Club Cup 2006"]
[Site "Feugen"]
[Date "2006.10.11"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Golod, Vitali"]
[Black "Akopian, Vladimir"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteELO "2576"]
[WhiteTitle "GM"]
[BlackELO "2713"]
[BlackTitle "GM"]
[Source "MonRoi"]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 Bf5 5.Nc3 e6 6.Nh4 Bg6 7.Nxg6 hxg6 8.g3 Nbd7 9.Bg2 dxc4 10.Qe2 Bd6 11.Qxc4 O-O 12.O-O e5 13.Rd1 Qe7 14.Qb3 Rab8 15.d5 Nc5 16.Qc2 cxd5 17.Nxd5 Nxd5 18.Rxd5 e4 19.Bd2 f5 20.Bb4 b6 21.Rad1 Rbd8 22.R1d4 Kh7 23.Qd1 Bc7 24.Bf1 Rxd5 25.Rxd5 Rd8 26.Bc4 Rxd5 27.Qxd5 Qd8 28.Qf7 Be5 29.Kg2 Bxb2 30.h4 Kh6 31.Bxc5 bxc5 32.Qxa7 g5 33.Qxc5 g6 34.hxg5 Kxg5 35.a4 Bc3 36.Bd5 Be1 37.Kf1 Bb4 38.Qxb4 Qxd5 39.Qd4 Qa8 40.Kg2 Kh6 41.a5 Kh7 42.Qb6 Qd5
43.a6 Qd1 44.Qc7 Kg8 45.Qf4 1-0

Jan-31-09  WhiteRook48: and that is one weird name. No arguments there
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  whiteshark: oh my golod
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  Tabanus: 4th in Agzamov Memorial (UZB) 23-31 March 2010:

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  Tabanus: 6th place in Biel Masters (Switzerland) 17-30 July 2010:

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  Penguincw: Not his birthday, but congratz for POTD.
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  ketchuplover: Rachel Gologorsky is a FIDE master apparently

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