Number of games in database: 441
Years covered: 2000 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2625 (2696 rapid, 2699 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2682
Overall record: +110 -44 =137 (61.3%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
150 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.
IM in 2007, GM in 2009. Placed 1st in Ostravsky Konik FIDE Open A (Ostrava CZE) 2008, 1st in World Mind Sports Games Blitz Oct. 2008, 1st in Tumska Tower (Plock Poland) April 2009, 2nd in Pardubice Open A (CZE) August 2009. =1st (5th on tiebreak) at the 28th Cappelle-la-Grande International Open in March 2012. Qualifying through his strong result at the European Individual Championships (2013) to play in the World Cup (2013), Kravtsiv lost to Georgian #1 GM Baadur Jobava in the first round, exiting the contest.
arifattar: I also asked for the scoresheets of his games. I was told by the person in-charge there that I could have them at the end of all rounds. Which is apparently this evening. But I won't be there today.
So how do I send his photograph to you <chessgames>?
Penguincw: Congrats to Martyn Kravtsiv for winning the Mumbai Open! Entering as the 7th seed at 2589, he started 3/3, conceded a draw, then 2 more wins, drew the next 3, and then won his last game to finish with 8/10 (+6,-0,=4). He also edged out Luka Paichadze on tiebreaks (61-56). Overall, he gained 12.4 rating points for his 2673 TPR.
Gupta, Abhijeet 2619–Kravtsiv, Martyn 2599 (0–1)
D5622nd Abu Dhabi Int. Chess Festival Mas8.4 30.08.2015 (Sagar Shah)
White is clearly better, he is two pawns up. True that the c3 pawn is quite dangerous, but there is a very clear way of dealing with it. White can make the pragmatic decision of exchanging the bishops with Bf5 after which he can never lose. Instead Gupta played very ambitiously. 37.h5?!
(37.Bf5+! Bxf5 38.Qxf5+ Kg8 White has a draw in hand and can now try with 39.h5! with the threat of g6. Black should play Qc4 when after 40.Qc2± White has excellent chances of converting this position.)
37...Qb1+ 38.Kh2 Be4 At this point White should have gone for Bg2 and accepted a draw, but instead he completely forgot about the mate to his own king and picked up the c3 pawn. 39.Qxc3 Qh1+ 40.Kg3 Qf3+ As Gupta said after the game that he had completely forgotten about this move. All he was looking at was Qg1 when he could have gone Kf4. It's mate in two now and hence he resigned. 0–1
(analysis by Sagar Shah at Chessbase)
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