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Igor Alexandre Nataf
Number of games in database: 450
Years covered: 1992 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2506
Highest rating achieved in database: 2603

Overall record: +104 -91 =241 (51.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 14 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (80) 
    B96 B47 B33 B97 B40
 Scotch Game (34) 
 French Defense (32) 
    C01 C11 C10 C13 C15
 Caro-Kann (23) 
    B12 B18 B17 B14
 French (15) 
    C11 C10 C13
 Sicilian Najdorf (14) 
    B96 B97 B94
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (103) 
    B30 B32 B33 B25 B23
 King's Indian (74) 
    E92 E97 E77 E67 E60
 English (9) 
    A10 A15
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    A46 A45 D02
 Grunfeld (6) 
    D79 D78
 English, 1 c4 e5 (5) 
    A26 A25
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Nunn vs I A Nataf, 1999 0-1
   I A Nataf vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2006 1/2-1/2
   I A Nataf vs J L Chabanon, 2005 1-0
   I A Nataf vs Wang Yue, 2004 1-0
   I A Nataf vs A Hauchard, 2001 1/2-1/2
   Short vs I A Nataf, 2000 1/2-1/2
   K Spraggett vs I A Nataf, 1997 0-1
   M Turpanov vs I A Nataf, 1993 0-1
   I A Nataf vs B Thorfinnsson, 2009 1-0
   I A Nataf vs L Roos, 2001 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2000)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Reykjavik Open (2006)
   Reykjavik Open (2004)
   Capablanca Memorial (Elite) (2002)
   Canadian Open (2005)
   Reykjavik Open (2009)
   Reykjavik Open (2010)
   European Team Championship (1999)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2000)
   European Championship (2001)
   European Championship (2007)
   European Championship (2003)
   European Championship (2005)
   European Club Cup (2007)
   Reykjavik Open (2008)
   French Team Championship (2012)

   🏆 French Team Championship
   I A Nataf vs I Sokolov (Jun-09-15) 1/2-1/2
   Giri vs I A Nataf (Jun-08-15) 1-0
   I A Nataf vs A Donchenko (Jun-07-15) 1/2-1/2
   I A Nataf vs A Riazantsev (Jun-06-15) 1/2-1/2
   Fier vs I A Nataf (Jun-05-15) 1/2-1/2

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(born May-02-1978, 44 years old) France

[what is this?]
Nataf was born in Paris. He is a Grandmaster and an IMC.

Wikipedia article: Igor-Alexandre Nataf

 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 480  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Leko vs I A Nataf 1-0481992Rimavska SobotaB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
2. Vescovi vs I A Nataf  1-0371993Wch U16A10 English
3. M Turpanov vs I A Nataf 0-1481993Wch U16B03 Alekhine's Defense
4. A Maric vs I A Nataf  ½-½201993Groningen OpenE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
5. A Obodchuk vs I A Nataf 1-0431993Groningen OpenD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
6. R Fontaine vs I A Nataf  1-0191995Cappelle op 11thB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
7. I A Nataf vs S Conquest  1-0411995FRA Team ChA45 Queen's Pawn Game
8. R Kutirov vs I A Nataf  ½-½591996Cannes Martinez OpenE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
9. M Mrdja vs I A Nataf  0-1431996Cannes Martinez OpenB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
10. C Bernard vs I A Nataf  1-0591996Cannes Martinez OpenE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
11. I A Nataf vs B Carlier  ½-½251996Cannes Martinez OpenB06 Robatsch
12. I A Nataf vs A Houriez  1-0271996Cannes Martinez OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
13. I A Nataf vs A Delanoy  1-0201996Cannes Martinez OpenD00 Queen's Pawn Game
14. I A Nataf vs P Levacic  1-0231996Cannes Martinez OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
15. Finkel vs I A Nataf  1-0371996Cannes Martinez OpenB03 Alekhine's Defense
16. I A Nataf vs R Schultz  1-0321996Cannes Martinez OpenD00 Queen's Pawn Game
17. Kurajica vs I A Nataf  ½-½671997Solin 5thA05 Reti Opening
18. Bagirov vs I A Nataf  ½-½241997Ubeda op 2ndE90 King's Indian
19. R Fontaine vs I A Nataf  ½-½161997Enghien les Bains 2ndB32 Sicilian
20. I A Nataf vs Bacrot ½-½601997Enghien-les-Bains 2ndB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
21. K Spraggett vs I A Nataf  0-1361997Enghien-les-Bains 2ndB03 Alekhine's Defense
22. I A Nataf vs D Anic  ½-½3819972nd Enghien Les BainsC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
23. M Godena vs I A Nataf  ½-½191997FRA-chT 9697 finB22 Sicilian, Alapin
24. Gleizerov vs I A Nataf  ½-½251997Montecatini Terme opE97 King's Indian
25. I A Nataf vs E Dizdarevic  1-0281997SolinB12 Caro-Kann Defense
 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 480  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-11-04  checkpat: Vive la France et l Est Indienne!!!
Premium Chessgames Member
  cu8sfan: He looks like the villain in "There's Something About Mary". (-:
Nov-03-04  aw1988: Dun dun dun dun...........
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  WTHarvey: Here are some crucial positions from Igor's earlier games:
Feb-08-05  GufeldStudent: Somebody ought to put the score up from Nunn-Nataf: The game that won the informant best game prize.
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  cu8sfan: Here's another birthday on May 2nd. Happy birthday, Igor!
Mar-11-07  BIDMONFA: Igor Alexandre Nataf


May-02-09  wordfunph: Only one kibitz in 4 years?

Cheers on your birthday French GM Igor Nataf!

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  whiteshark: Player of the Day


notable game: Nunn vs I A Nataf, 1999

May-02-10  wordfunph: can't find his name in FIDE list, anyone with info on him?
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: The FIDE ratings site has been down for a day or so. It's up again now:

Jun-21-14  Conrad93: This guy likes knight sacrifices it seems.
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  eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to GM Nataf!
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  Sally Simpson: ***

"Nataf was born in Paris. He is a Grandmaster and an IMC."

What is an 'IMC' is it something to do with correspondence chess or composing studies/problems.


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  Sally Simpson: ***

It's OK. I got it.

Mikhail Kletsel (kibitz #2)


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  woldsmandriffield: GM Igor is a very good streamer on Twitch. He excels at blitz - catch him while you can!
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  Messiah: Terrible!

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