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Igor-Alexandre Nataf
I Nataf 

Number of games in database: 1,040
Years covered: 1991 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2506
Highest rating achieved in database: 2603
Overall record: +309 -203 =496 (55.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 32 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (207) 
    B33 B47 B32 B96 B43
 French Defense (74) 
    C01 C11 C10 C15 C13
 Scotch Game (64) 
 Caro-Kann (50) 
    B12 B18 B17 B14
 Sicilian Najdorf (37) 
    B96 B97 B92 B99 B98
 Sicilian Taimanov (33) 
    B47 B46 B45
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (183) 
    B30 B32 B33 B22 B25
 King's Indian (175) 
    E97 E92 E77 E81 E60
 Alekhine's Defense (23) 
    B04 B03 B02
 English (22) 
    A10 A15 A16
 Grunfeld (18) 
    D78 D79 D85 D97 D73
 Queen's Pawn Game (16) 
    D02 A45 A46
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Nunn vs I Nataf, 1999 0-1
   I Nataf vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2006 1/2-1/2
   I Nataf vs J Chabanon, 2005 1-0
   I Nataf vs Y Wang, 2004 1-0
   I Nataf vs A Hauchard, 2001 1/2-1/2
   K Spraggett vs I Nataf, 1997 0-1
   Short vs I Nataf, 2000 1/2-1/2
   I Nataf vs B Thorfinnsson, 2009 1-0
   M Turpanov vs I Nataf, 1993 0-1
   I Nataf vs L Roos, 2001 1-0

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

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Rilton Cup 1998/99 (1998)
   Montreal 4th (2003)
   Reykjavik Open (2006)
   Reykjavik Open (2004)
   Cannes Martinez Open (1996)
   Reykjavik Open (2009)
   Reykjavik Open (2010)
   Rilton Cup 1999/00 (1999)
   World Junior Championship (1998)
   Hastings Centenary Masters (1995)
   European Championship (2001)
   European Championship (2003)
   European Championship (2005)
   Bundesliga 2004/05 (2004)
   Komercni Banka Open (2002)

   🏆 TCh-FRA Top 12
   C Li vs I Nataf (May-28-17) 1-0
   I Nataf vs Kryvoruchko (May-27-17) 0-1
   I Nataf vs Jobava (May-26-17) 1/2-1/2
   M Ouakhir vs I Nataf (May-25-17) 1-0
   I Nataf vs A David (May-24-17) 1/2-1/2

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(born May-02-1978, 45 years old) France

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Nataf was born in Paris. He is a Grandmaster.

Nataf represented France at the European Team Chess Championship in 1999 and at Olympiads in 2000 and 2004. In the 2000 FIDE World Championship, he beat Emil Sutovsky and Nigel Short before losing to the Brazilian grandmaster Rafael Leitao in round 3. He was less successful in the 2001–02 World Championship, beating Victor Bologan in round 1 but losing to Konstantin Sakaev in round 2.

Wikipedia article: Igor-Alexandre Nataf

Last updated: 2022-07-06 23:48:31

 page 1 of 42; games 1-25 of 1,040  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. P van Dongen vs I Nataf  1-0551991Meudon opE60 King's Indian Defense
2. L Sandler vs I Nataf  1-0451991Meudon opE68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
3. I Nataf vs A Leroy  1-0381991Meudon opB33 Sicilian
4. T Balogh vs I Nataf  0-1301992EU-ch U14E88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
5. Leko vs I Nataf 1-0481992Rimavska SobotaB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
6. I Nataf vs A Tzoumbas  ½-½221992EU-ch U14B28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
7. I Nataf vs A Edisherashvili  1-0431992EU-ch U14B83 Sicilian
8. A Goloshchapov vs I Nataf  0-1311992EU-ch U14B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
9. I Nataf vs A Apro  1-0341992EU-ch U14B56 Sicilian
10. I Nataf vs I Papazov  ½-½161992EU-ch U14C63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
11. N Grigore vs I Nataf  0-1421992EU-ch U14B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
12. I Nataf vs Y Hadas  1-0381992EU-ch U14B25 Sicilian, Closed
13. R Shabtai vs I Nataf  0-1241993Paris-ch opB02 Alekhine's Defense
14. I Nataf vs D Pereyra Arcija  1-0501993Wch U16A31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
15. I Nataf vs A Ledger  ½-½271993Paris-ch opC77 Ruy Lopez
16. I Nataf vs L Verat  1-0231993Paris-ch opC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
17. I Nataf vs S Kellenberger  ½-½371993Wch U16B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
18. I Nataf vs D Suarez Pousa  1-0351993Wch U16C05 French, Tarrasch
19. G Vescovi vs I Nataf  1-0371993Wch U16A10 English
20. E Birmingham vs I Nataf  0-1201993Cannes opA00 Uncommon Opening
21. I Nataf vs M Stojanovic  1-0481993Wch U16B30 Sicilian
22. I Nataf vs D Anagnostopoulos  0-1251993Cannes opB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
23. I Nataf vs R Gervasio  0-1491993Paris-ch opC77 Ruy Lopez
24. I Nataf vs C Salgado Allaria  1-0411993Paris-ch opB33 Sicilian
25. A Kunte vs I Nataf  ½-½271993Wch U16E97 King's Indian
 page 1 of 42; games 1-25 of 1,040  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.
Premium Chessgames Member
  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!

Jul-19-09  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.
Premium Chessgames Member
  eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to GM Nataf!
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.


Premium Chessgames Member
  Sally Simpson: ***

It's OK. I got it.

Mikhail Kletsel (kibitz #2)


Premium Chessgames Member
  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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