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Martyn Kravtsiv
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.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (92) 
    B33 B47 B32 B90 B92
 French Defense (24) 
    C11 C19 C10 C17 C02
 Sicilian Najdorf (20) 
    B90 B92 B97
 Ruy Lopez (18) 
    C96 C99 C92 C65 C95
 Sicilian Taimanov (16) 
    B47 B48 B46
 French (14) 
    C11 C10
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (57) 
    C78 C84 C77 C92 C89
 Queen's Gambit Declined (31) 
    D31 D37 D38 D35 D30
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (27) 
    C84 C92 C89 C88 C85
 English (24) 
    A14 A13 A17 A15 A19
 Nimzo Indian (17) 
    E32 E20 E47 E46 E56
 Catalan (14) 
    E06 E07 E01
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Kravtsiv vs Y Vovk, 2004 1-0
   M Kravtsiv vs J Radulski, 2012 1-0
   M Kravtsiv vs V Kazakouski, 2016 1-0
   Movsesian vs M Kravtsiv, 2017 1/2-1/2
   M Kravtsiv vs A Brkic, 2008 1-0
   Ganguly vs M Kravtsiv, 2015 0-1
   M Kravtsiv vs Shabalov, 2008 1-0
   Yifan Hou vs M Kravtsiv, 2014 0-1
   M Kravtsiv vs I Sokolov, 2010 1-0
   M Elgabry vs M Kravtsiv, 2012 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Czech Open A (2009)
   European Championship (2017)
   Universiade (2013)
   Rilton Cup 2016/17 (2016)
   European Championship (2013)
   28th Cappelle-la-Grande (2012)
   World Junior Championship (2008)
   World Cities Team Championship (2012)
   Cappelle-la-Grande (2014)
   23rd Czech Open A (2012)
   29th Cappelle-la-Grande (2013)
   European Championship (2016)
   European Championship (2015)
   Sharjah Masters (2018)
   European Championship (2018)

   🏆 Sharjah Masters
   P Iniyan vs M Kravtsiv (Apr-19-18) 1-0
   M Kravtsiv vs N Dixit (Apr-18-18) 1-0
   M Sidhant vs M Kravtsiv (Apr-17-18) 1/2-1/2
   M Kravtsiv vs Raunak Sadhwani (Apr-16-18) 1/2-1/2
   N R Vignesh vs M Kravtsiv (Apr-15-18) 1-0

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(born Nov-26-1990, 30 years old) Ukraine
[what is this?]
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.

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 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 441  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Vachier-Lagrave vs M Kravtsiv 1-0232000Wch U10C25 Vienna
2. Lagno vs M Kravtsiv 1-0422002UKR-chTC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
3. M Kravtsiv vs Y Vovk 1-0252004LvovB06 Robatsch
4. M Kravtsiv vs A Vovk  1-0412004UKR-ch U18A09 Reti Opening
5. M Kravtsiv vs Nyzhnyk  ½-½552006Evpatoria tt U20B48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
6. Y Zinchenko vs M Kravtsiv  ½-½192006ch-UKR sfC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
7. M Kravtsiv vs D Bojovic 1-0482006European Youth ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
8. I Balog vs M Kravtsiv  0-1332006European Youth ChampionshipE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
9. M Kravtsiv vs A Leniart  ½-½392006European Youth ChampionshipC19 French, Winawer, Advance
10. N Yaremko vs M Kravtsiv  ½-½262006European Youth ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
11. M Kravtsiv vs E A Levin  0-1372006European Youth ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
12. I Martemianov vs M Kravtsiv  0-1452006European Youth ChampionshipB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
13. M Kravtsiv vs E Blomqvist  1-0412006European Youth ChampionshipB20 Sicilian
14. V Rasulov vs M Kravtsiv  0-1572006European Youth ChampionshipC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
15. D Kononenko vs M Kravtsiv  ½-½482007Ukranian U20 ChampionshipC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
16. M Kravtsiv vs A Tukhaev  0-1302007Ukranian U20 ChampionshipB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
17. A Vovk vs M Kravtsiv  1-0292007Ukranian U20 ChampionshipC78 Ruy Lopez
18. M Kravtsiv vs Zherebukh  1-0842007Ukranian U20 ChampionshipB33 Sicilian
19. A Grekh vs M Kravtsiv  ½-½182007Ukranian U20 ChampionshipC77 Ruy Lopez
20. M Kravtsiv vs A Ipatov  ½-½232007Ukranian U20 ChampionshipB20 Sicilian
21. M Serik vs M Kravtsiv  1-0342007Ukranian U20 ChampionshipD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. M Kravtsiv vs Y Vovk  ½-½422007Ukranian U20 ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
23. S Lots vs M Kravtsiv  ½-½262007Ukranian U20 ChampionshipC47 Four Knights
24. V Onischuk vs M Kravtsiv 1-0272007Ukranian U20 ChampionshipC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
25. M Kravtsiv vs N Zhornik  1-0672007Ukranian U20 ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 441  PGN Download
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  Tabanus: GM Martyn Kravtsiv, Ukraine, born 26 November 1990. Now rated 2543,

IM in 2007. GM in 2009. Rated 2555 in July 2008. ICC: Kravtsiv

Played in the World U16 olympiad 2006 (board 1). Placed 2nd in European U16 Ch 2006, 5th in European U18 Ch 2007, 1st in Ostravsky Konik FIDE Open A (Ostrava CZE) 2008 (4th in 2009),

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:

Biography: (in Polish)

Pictures: (Black vs GM Daniil Lintchevski in Pardubice Open 2009)

Game from Chessbase: Why did Volokitin lose?

[Event "POL-chT"]
[Site "Lublin"]
[Date "2009.09.18"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Volokitin, Andrei"]
[Black "Kravtsiv, Martyn"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2678"]
[BlackElo "2527"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. h3 Nd7 10. d4 Bf6 11. a4 Bb7 12. Na3 exd4 13. cxd4 Re8 14. axb5 axb5 15. Bf4 Na5 16. Bc2 b4 17. Nb5 Bc6 18. Qd3 b3 19. Bb1 Qb8 20. e5 g6 21. Nxd6 cxd6 22. exf6 Rxe1+ 23. Nxe1 Nxf6 24. Bh6 Be4 25. Qd2 Bxb1 26. Rxa5 Rxa5 27. Qxa5 Be4 28. Qa6 Ba8 29. Qd3 Qe8 30. Nf3 Bd5 31. Kh2 Kh8 32. Qc3 Qc6 33. Qe3 Ng8 34. Bf8 Bxf3 35. gxf3 Qc2 36. Bxd6 Qxb2 37. d5 f6 0-1

Feb-08-10  chessfootball: please visit Martyn homepage
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  Tabanus: Winner today of the 2nd SCS GM tournament (India) 22-30 May 2010:, congratulations!

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  Tabanus: 4th place and 2648 perf. in Pardubice Open (Czech Republic) 23-31 July 2010:

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  arifattar: Just met him earlier this morning at the Mayor's Chess Tournament in Bombay. Spoke with him. Was shy. But easily agreed for a picture. Can Chessgames upload the picture I have taken here?
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  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>?
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  wordfunph: <arifattar> send his pic to
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  moronovich: the loanshark has spoken..

better do it at once <arifattar>, otherwise ): ...

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  wordfunph: <moronovich> your $5,000 credit now available at zero interest :-)
Mar-10-12  BIDMONFA: Martyn Kravtsiv


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  ketchuplover: 16/17 in blitz at the Dresden open!
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  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.
Nov-07-15  PhilFeeley: Why is this game not here:

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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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