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Vitaly F Zaltsman
V Zaltsman 
1980 US Championship 
Number of games in database: 190
Years covered: 1972 to 1993
Last FIDE rating: 2445
Highest rating achieved in database: 2505

Overall record: +54 -61 =75 (48.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Modern Benoni (16) 
    A57 A77 A79 A73 A56
 King's Indian (15) 
    E98 E96 E60 E94 E90
 Queen's Indian (10) 
    E15 E19 E17
 Queen's Pawn Game (9) 
    E10 A40 A41 D02 E00
 English, 1 c4 c5 (7) 
    A30 A34 A36
 Old Indian (6) 
    A55 A53
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (38) 
    B67 B56 B31 B62 B89
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (16) 
    D27 D20 D29 D26 D24
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (14) 
    B67 B62
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    D02 A45 E00 A46
 English (7) 
    A19 A14 A12 A13
 Nimzo Indian (5) 
    E59 E41
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   V Zaltsman vs W Shipman, 1983 1-0
   V Zaltsman vs Alburt, 1980 1-0
   V Zaltsman vs Kholmov, 1973 1-0
   Miles vs V Zaltsman, 1978 0-1
   V Zaltsman vs H Bohm, 1978 1-0
   J Peters vs V Zaltsman, 1979 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   New York GHI (1977)
   United States Championship (1980)
   Lone Pine (1978)
   New York op (1987)
   New York Open (1989)
   Lone Pine (1979)
   Lone Pine (1981)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   US Championship 1980 by suenteus po 147

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(born Oct-26-1941, 80 years old) Ukraine (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Vitaly Froimovich Zaltsman was born in Dnepropetrovsk, USSR. He was awarded the IM title in 1978.

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 198  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Barenboim vs V Zaltsman  1-0411972DubnaB25 Sicilian, Closed
2. V Zaltsman vs Kholmov  1-0321973URS-ch sfA14 English
3. L D Evans vs V Zaltsman  0-1311977New York GHIB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
4. A Lein vs V Zaltsman  1-0361977New York GHIE14 Queen's Indian
5. V Zaltsman vs M Valvo  ½-½571977New York GHIA34 English, Symmetrical
6. V Zaltsman vs G Sigurjonsson  ½-½291977New York GHIE96 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, Main line
7. R Kaimo vs V Zaltsman  0-1481977New York GHIB59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3
8. V Zaltsman vs C Brasket  ½-½341977New York GHIA36 English
9. Rohde vs V Zaltsman  0-1371977New York GHIB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
10. Soltis vs V Zaltsman  0-1401977New York GHIB89 Sicilian
11. V Zaltsman vs H Olafsson  ½-½461977New York GHIE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
12. J L Watson vs V Zaltsman  0-1361977New York GHIA19 English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation
13. V Zaltsman vs Benjamin  ½-½141977New York GHIA34 English, Symmetrical
14. V Zaltsman vs M Diesen  ½-½201977New York GHIE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
15. V Zaltsman vs Westerinen  0-1751977New York GHIE98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
16. V Zaltsman vs Mednis  0-1301977New York GHID16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. Fedorowicz vs V Zaltsman  ½-½601977New York GHIB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
18. Henley vs V Zaltsman  0-1591977New York GHID28 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
19. P Biyiasas vs V Zaltsman  0-1401977New York GHIA07 King's Indian Attack
20. V Zaltsman vs R Gruchacz  1-0471978Lone PineA30 English, Symmetrical
21. Seirawan vs V Zaltsman 1-0481978Lone PineA19 English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation
22. V Zaltsman vs D Verduga  1-0331978Lone PineA15 English
23. Henley vs V Zaltsman  ½-½341978Lone PineE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
24. V Zaltsman vs Sunye Neto  ½-½541978Lone PineA34 English, Symmetrical
25. V Zaltsman vs H Bohm 1-0291978Lone PineD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-23-14  Zhbugnoimt: Vitaly Zaltsman was not born in Ukraine
Oct-26-15  greed and death: <Zhbugnoimt> You are technically correct, but people born in the Reichskommissariat Ukraine are not usually considered German-born.

Anyways, Zaltsman appears to have been a reasonably strong master at his peak in the late 1970's and early 1980's, defeating both Anthony Miles and Pal Benko during that time.

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  perfidious: Zaltsman was quite competent; it was no mean feat to play in multiple US championships.
Nov-19-15  Zhbugnoimt: Vitality Zaltsman was nothing near German-born, he was born in Magnogorsk, Russia and grew up in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine.

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