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Helgi Dam Ziska
H Ziska 
Helgi Dam Ziska, Andorra 2009
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Number of games in database: 236
Years covered: 2005 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2537 (2570 rapid, 2561 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2555

Overall record: +93 -61 =77 (56.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 5 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (41) 
    B31 B51 B96 B81 B40
 King's Indian Attack (18) 
 Caro-Kann (13) 
    B12 B11 B15 B18 B10
 Ruy Lopez (10) 
    C78 C65
 French Defense (8) 
    C00 C02 C03 C07
 Vienna Opening (6) 
    C28 C27
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (41) 
    B90 B20 B96 B22 B23
 King's Indian (40) 
    E94 E73 E81 E62 E67
 Sicilian Najdorf (16) 
    B90 B96 B93 B92 B95
 Queen's Pawn Game (10) 
    A45 A46
 English (7) 
    A10 A15
 English, 1 c4 e5 (4) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   H Ziska vs F Eid, 2010 1-0
   H Ziska vs W Kobese, 2008 1-0
   M Rasmussen vs H Ziska, 2007 0-1
   H Ziska vs N Djukic, 2017 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Politiken Cup (2007)
   Hastings 2005/06 (2006)
   Reykjavik Open (2012)
   Reykjavik Open (2011)
   Dresden Olympiad (2008)
   European Championship (2007)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2012)
   Turin Olympiad (2006)
   European Championship (2006)
   Batumi Olympiad (2018)
   European Team Championship (2015)
   Tromso Olympiad (2014)
   Abu Dhabi Masters (2016)
   Baku Olympiad (2016)
   Reykjavik Open (2017)

   🏆 European Rapid Chess Championship
   H Ziska vs O Wieczorek (Dec-18-22) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   A Kozak vs H Ziska (Dec-18-22) 0-1, rapid
   M Szpar vs H Ziska (Dec-18-22) 0-1, rapid
   H Ziska vs J M Seo (Dec-18-22) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   M Klekowski vs H Ziska (Dec-18-22) 1/2-1/2, rapid

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(born Jul-27-1990, 32 years old) Denmark

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The Faroe Islands' Grandmaster Helgi Dam Ziska qualified for the 2017 World Cup(1).

References / Sources

(1) (2017 World Cup participants).

Wikipedia article: Helgi Dam Ziska

Last updated: 2017-07-25 12:35:05

 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 283  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S B Hansen vs H Ziska  1-0322005Politiken CupB50 Sicilian
2. H Ziska vs A Greet  1-0252005Hastings 2005/06C00 French Defense
3. S Williams vs H Ziska  1-0632005Hastings 2005/06E73 King's Indian
4. H Ziska vs N Dennis  1-0202005Hastings 2005/06B20 Sicilian
5. W Kobese vs H Ziska  1-0282005Hastings 2005/06B32 Sicilian
6. H Ziska vs D Muter  1-0462006Hastings 2005/06B25 Sicilian, Closed
7. W Schoen vs H Ziska  0-1422006Hastings 2005/06A07 King's Indian Attack
8. H Ziska vs S Kristjansson 0-1332006Hastings 2005/06B75 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
9. S T Ansell vs H Ziska 1-0222006Hastings 2005/06B25 Sicilian, Closed
10. H Ziska vs M Duggan 1-0692006Hastings 2005/06B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
11. G Singh vs H Ziska  ½-½192006Hastings 2005/06B23 Sicilian, Closed
12. H Ziska vs Timman 1-0202006Reykjavik OpenB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
13. R Akesson vs H Ziska  ½-½272006Reykjavik OpenE92 King's Indian
14. H Ziska vs I Ivanisevic  0-1252006Reykjavik OpenB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
15. Ehlvest vs H Ziska  ½-½522006Reykjavik OpenA48 King's Indian
16. H Ziska vs B Jonsson  ½-½472006Reykjavik OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
17. S Rocha vs H Ziska  ½-½442006Reykjavik OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
18. H Ziska vs T Vasilevich  ½-½262006Reykjavik OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
19. L D'Costa vs H Ziska  0-1232006Reykjavik OpenE73 King's Indian
20. H Ziska vs S Kristjansson  ½-½92006Reykjavik OpenB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
21. H Ziska vs D Baramidze  0-1322006European ChampionshipB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
22. A Iljushin vs H Ziska  ½-½552006European ChampionshipE81 King's Indian, Samisch
23. J M Lopez Martinez vs H Ziska  1-0342006European ChampionshipB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
24. H Ziska vs Saric  ½-½452006European ChampionshipB33 Sicilian
25. T Kosintseva vs H Ziska  1-0362006European ChampionshipB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-22-09  jon01: He misses a checkmate in KQ+K endgame: H Ziska vs M Duggan, 2006
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  Tabanus: IM Helgi Dam Ziska, Faroe Islands, born 27 July 1990. Now rated 2426,

IM in 2007. Rated 2435 in March 2010.

IM application:

Sportsman of the year 2006 in the Faroes:

Biographies: (in German) (in Polish)


Notable games:
H Ziska vs Van Wely, 2008
H Ziska vs Timman, 2006

3rd today in the Heini Olsen Memorial 20-26 July 2010:

Mar-22-11  waustad: A win against Timman and now a draw with Svidler. Not bad for a young IM.
Dec-09-13  waustad: I'm impressed that olimpbase already has all of the games from the 3rd Small Nations Chess Team Tournament: Monte Carlo 2013 already in the database. Helgi Dam Ziska came a little behind Oscar De la Riva Aguado for first board, but the Faroe Islanders won, despite losing their match with Andorra. I just read about this a few days ago on chessbase. I guess that they were so tardy with some events about a year ago because they were doing so much work doing an excellent upgrade they rolled out some months ago.
Apr-10-16  sonia91: He just won the 2nd European Small Nations Individual Chess Championship, held in Luxembourg:

Thanks to this victory he also earned a spot in the 2017 World Cup, congratulations!

Apr-10-16  luftforlife: More of IM Helgi Dam Ziska's games can be found here, on FIDE's website:"Ziska__Helgi_Dam(FAI)"

Aug-25-16  Beholder: I've beaten this guy in blitz on Playchess once.
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: He hit me with the Ziska Virus, insane home prep.
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <HMM> Next time, use a rubber Dam!
Aug-25-16  MCDreamz: Yep, that would temporarily stop the bleeding. But still...insane home prep is insane.
Sep-12-16  sfm: Congratulations, GM!
Jun-29-17  PhilFeeley: Now a GM, the biography above should change.
Jul-26-17  BIDMONFA: Helgi Dam Ziska

ZISKA, Helgi D.

Sep-10-19  wordfunph: 2019 World Cup 1st Round Pairing:

a miracle if GM Zisca beats Radjabov.

Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Wow, he faced Radjabov in the 1st round two World Cups in a row.

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