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Mark Tseitlin
Number of games in database: 1,086
Years covered: 1963 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2269 (2223 rapid, 2277 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2511

Overall record: +126 -122 =98 (50.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 740 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (224) 
    B40 B31 B30 B43 B90
 Ruy Lopez (74) 
    C92 C85 C72 C65 C93
 French Defense (55) 
    C07 C05 C02 C10 C04
 French Tarrasch (44) 
    C07 C05 C04 C09 C03
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (44) 
    C92 C85 C93 C95 C91
 Caro-Kann (33) 
    B12 B14 B13 B19 B15
With the Black pieces:
 Grunfeld (115) 
    D85 D86 D97 D79 D93
 Sicilian (105) 
    B22 B30 B50 B56 B94
 King's Indian (55) 
    E62 E60 E92 E94 E67
 Pirc (44) 
    B07 B08 B09
 Ruy Lopez (28) 
    C89 C90 C88 C99 C69
 English (28) 
    A15 A10 A16
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Tseitlin vs E Dizdarevic, 1999 1-0
   Tseitlin vs A Krutiansky, 1971 1-0
   Bakhmatov vs Tseitlin, 2007 0-1
   Tseitlin vs V Karasev, 1982 1-0
   Tseitlin vs Gulko, 1971 1-0
   Tseitlin vs Vaganian, 1971 1-0
   G Chepukaitis vs Tseitlin, 1967 0-1
   Chiburdanidze vs Tseitlin, 1989 0-1
   A Shamis-Pavlov vs Tseitlin, 1967 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Olomouc Sigma 6th (1973)
   13th European Individual Senior Championship (2013)
   Soviet Army Team Championship (1977)
   European Seniors Championship (2011)
   Odessa (1976)
   Groningen Open (1994)
   20th Cappelle la Grande (2004)
   USSR Championship (1970)
   USSR Championship (1971)
   46th URS-ch selection (1978)
   GMA World Cup Open (1989)
   Berliner Sommer 12th (1994)
   Chigorin Memorial (2012)
   Chigorin Memorial (2013)
   Gibraltar Masters (2014)

   🏆 Chigorin Mem Blitz
   Tseitlin vs Shimanov (Oct-17-14) 0-1, blitz
   Tseitlin vs H Volman (Jun-25-14) 1-0
   Y Kraus vs Tseitlin (Jun-25-14) 1/2-1/2
   Tseitlin vs N Birnboim (Jun-24-14) 0-1
   N Steinberg vs Tseitlin (Jun-23-14) 1-0

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(born Sep-23-1943, died Jan-24-2022, 78 years old) Russia (federation/nationality Israel)

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International Master 1978, Grandmaster 1997. Got acquainted with chess in Leningrad's Pioneers Palace. He was self-taught, having studied without a coach. He was Leningrad champion in 1970, 1975, 1976, and jointly in 1978.

During his playing career he defeated Viktor Korchnoi four times and beat many famous grandmasters. His best tournament achievements include first place at Polanica-Zdroj 1978 (ahead of Ulf Andersson ), and second at Trnava 1979 (after Plachetka). Tseitlin was a many-time Beer-Sheva chess club champion.

Tseitlin won the European Seniors Championship four times: in 2004 in Arvier, 2005 in Bad Homerg, 2008 in Dresden and 2013 in Plovdiv.

In 2004 Tseitlin won the first World Senior Team Championship, held in the Isle of Man, playing for team Israel together with Jacob Jacob Murey, Yair Kraidman and Yedael Stepak.

There were many international grandmasters and masters among Tseitlin's apprentices. Among his pupils were such famous chess players as grandmasters Alexander Finkel, Boris Avrukh, Ilia Smirin, Victor Mikhalevski and Dimitri Tyomkin. Mark Tseitlin assisted the rise of former world championn Anatoly Karpov, and strong Soviet grandmaster Rafael Vaganian.

He was known for his sharp tactical vision at the chessboard, and was an acknowledged expert in many chess openings, such as the Gruenfeld Defence.

Wikipedia article: Mark Tseitlin

Last updated: 2022-01-26 18:06:56

 page 1 of 45; games 1-25 of 1,104  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Tseitlin vs A Bukhover  1-0351963URS-ch U26B06 Robatsch
2. A Kapengut vs Tseitlin  1-0311966URS-chTE93 King's Indian, Petrosian System
3. K Muchnik vs Tseitlin  1-0341966URS-ch Armed ForcesE82 King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation
4. Tseitlin vs N Golovko  1-0411966URS-ch Armed ForcesC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
5. Tseitlin vs V Karasev  1-0411966URS-ch Armed ForcesB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
6. Tseitlin vs Y Smirnov  ½-½381966URS-ch Armed ForcesC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
7. Tseitlin vs Lerner  1-0231967KievC00 French Defense
8. Tseitlin vs E Stoliar  1-0391967LeningradC93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
9. E Bogomolov vs Tseitlin  1-0581967KievB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
10. Tseitlin vs E Bukhman  1-0241967LeningradB15 Caro-Kann
11. Novotelnov vs Tseitlin  0-1581967Leningrad SpartakiadE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
12. G Chepukaitis vs Tseitlin 0-1271967LeningradE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
13. Tseitlin vs S Khavsky  ½-½311967LeningradA14 English
14. Tseitlin vs V Osnos 0-1341967USSR ChampionshipC09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
15. A Shamis-Pavlov vs Tseitlin 0-1301967USSR ChampionshipE77 King's Indian
16. Tseitlin vs R Kimelfeld  0-1411967USSR ChampionshipC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
17. AA Mazukevich vs Tseitlin  1-0661968URS-ch Armed ForcesB07 Pirc
18. A Shmit vs Tseitlin  0-1371968URS-ch Armed ForcesB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
19. Tseitlin vs T Giorgadze  0-1401969URS-ch sfB32 Sicilian
20. Tseitlin vs Shabanov  1-0391969URS-ch sfB32 Sicilian
21. Tseitlin vs I A Kalinski  1-0411969URS-ch ArmyC93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
22. B Kogan vs Tseitlin  1-0471969URS-ch ArmyB07 Pirc
23. Tseitlin vs O Stecko  1-0421969URS-ch ArmyC02 French, Advance
24. Tseitlin vs V Zilberstein  0-1351969URS-ch ArmyB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
25. Tseitlin vs V Zheliandinov  1-0381969URS-chTC93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
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