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Mark Tseitlin

Number of games in database: 1,144
Years covered: 1963 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2269 (2223 rapid, 2277 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2511
Overall record: +478 -332 =321 (56.5%)*
   * 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:
 Sicilian (234) 
    B40 B31 B30 B43 B53
 Ruy Lopez (80) 
    C92 C85 C72 C78 C65
 French Defense (58) 
    C07 C05 C02 C04 C00
 French Tarrasch (46) 
    C07 C05 C04 C09 C03
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (45) 
    C92 C85 C93 C91 C95
 Caro-Kann (36) 
    B12 B13 B14 B18 B17
With the Black pieces:
 Grunfeld (119) 
    D85 D86 D97 D94 D78
 Sicilian (107) 
    B22 B30 B62 B50 B94
 King's Indian (61) 
    E62 E60 E92 E94 E67
 Pirc (44) 
    B08 B07 B09
 English, 1 c4 e5 (31) 
    A29 A22 A20 A28 A21
 Ruy Lopez (31) 
    C89 C84 C90 C99 C69
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Tseitlin vs E Dizdarevic, 1999 1-0
   Tseitlin vs A Krutiansky, 1971 1-0
   E Bakhmatov vs Tseitlin, 2007 0-1
   Tseitlin vs Gulko, 1971 1-0
   Tseitlin vs Vaganian, 1971 1-0
   Tseitlin vs V Karasev, 1982 1-0
   G Chepukaitis vs Tseitlin, 1967 0-1
   Tseitlin vs V Romanchenko, 1981 1/2-1/2
   A Shamis-Pavlov vs Tseitlin, 1967 0-1
   Tseitlin vs Polugaevsky, 1971 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Olomouc Sigma 6th (1973)
   Leningrad Championship (1972)
   Leningrad Championship (1977)
   European Senior Championship (2013)
   Be'er Sheva-B (1990)
   URS-ch sf Severodonetsk (1982)
   Groningen Open (1996)
   Groningen Open (1995)
   European Seniors Championship (2011)
   Groningen Open (1994)
   Leningrad Championship (1987)
   Groningen Open (1997)
   USSR Championship (1971)
   46th URS-ch selection (1978)
   Gibraltar Masters (2014)

   🏆 Chigorin Mem Blitz
   Tseitlin vs Shimanov (Oct-17-14) 0-1, blitz
   Y Kraus vs Tseitlin (Jun-25-14) 1/2-1/2
   Tseitlin vs H Volman (Jun-25-14) 1-0
   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: 2023-05-24 09:04:53

 page 1 of 46; games 1-25 of 1,144  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Tseitlin vs A Bukhover  1-0351963URS-ch U26B06 Robatsch
2. Tseitlin vs V Karasev  1-0411966URS-ch Armed ForcesB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
3. K Muchnik vs Tseitlin  1-0341966URS-ch Armed ForcesE82 King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation
4. A Kapengut vs Tseitlin  1-0311966URS-chTE93 King's Indian, Petrosian System
5. Tseitlin vs Y Smirnov  ½-½381966URS-ch Armed ForcesC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
6. Tseitlin vs N Golovko  1-0411966URS-ch Armed ForcesC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
7. Tseitlin vs S Khavsky  ½-½311967LeningradA14 English
8. Tseitlin vs E Bukhman  1-0241967LeningradB15 Caro-Kann
9. Tseitlin vs E Stoliar  1-0391967LeningradC93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
10. N Novotelnov vs Tseitlin  0-1581967Leningrad SpartakiadE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
11. Tseitlin vs K Lerner  1-0231967KievC00 French Defense
12. E Bogomolov vs Tseitlin  1-0581967KievB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
13. G Chepukaitis vs Tseitlin 0-1271967LeningradE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
14. Tseitlin vs V Osnos 0-1341967USSR ChampionshipC09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
15. Tseitlin vs R Kimelfeld  0-1411967USSR ChampionshipC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
16. A Shamis-Pavlov vs Tseitlin 0-1301967USSR ChampionshipE77 King's Indian
17. A Shmit vs Tseitlin  0-1371968URS-ch Armed ForcesB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
18. AA Mazukevich vs Tseitlin  1-0661968URS-ch Armed ForcesB07 Pirc
19. Tseitlin vs I Kalinski  1-0411969URS-ch ArmyC93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
20. Tseitlin vs V Zheliandinov  1-0381969URS-chTC93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
21. E Kogan vs Tseitlin  1-0471969URS-ch ArmyB07 Pirc
22. Tseitlin vs V Zilberstein  0-1351969URS-ch ArmyB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
23. Tseitlin vs O Stecko  1-0421969URS-ch ArmyC02 French, Advance
24. Tseitlin vs A Turishchev  0-1341969URS-ch ArmyC77 Ruy Lopez
25. Tseitlin vs V Liavdansky  0-1431969Leningrad ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
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Oct-02-08  playerXchess: Biography & picture

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  Stonehenge: RIP GM Zeitlin.
Jan-26-22  Eastfrisian: Sad news. R.I.P.
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