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Victor Bologan : biography

14 December 1971 -

Viktor (Viorel)Viktor is his official name, Viorel is his home name; according to his autobiography he is called Viorel by his mother. Bologan (born December 14, 1971) is a Moldovan chess grandmaster.

On the April 2005 FIDE list, he had an Elo rating of 2700, making him number 18 in the world and Moldova's best chess player. His major accomplishment has been winning the Dortmund Sparkassen 2003, ahead of higher-rated and well-known players such as Vladimir Kramnik, Viswanathan Anand, and Peter Leko. In 2003 he won also the Aeroflot Open, one of the largest open tournaments with 150 grandmasters participating. He won the 2005 Canadian Open Chess Championship. In May 2010, he tied for 1st–2nd with Zahar Efimenko in the 40th Bosna International tournament in Sarajevo.

Bologan played for Moldova in the Chess Olympiads of 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, and 2010.

Books

  • Bologan, Viktor (2007). Victor Bologan: Selected Games 1985–2004. Russell Enterprises Inc. ISBN 978-1-888690-37-8
  • Bologan, Viktor (2008). The Chebanenko Slav According to Bologan. New In Chess. ISBN 978-90-5691-246-8.
  • Bologan, Viktor (2009). The King's Indian According to Bologan. A Complete Black Repertoire. Chess Stars. ISBN 978-954-8782-71-5.

ChessBase Fritztrainer opening DVD's

  • Bologan, Viktor (2009). The King's Indian. Fritztrainer opening DVD, ChessBase. ISBN 978-3-86681-139-3.
  • Bologan, Viktor (2009). The Caro–Kann. Fritztrainer opening DVD, ChessBase. ISBN 978-3-86681-131-7.
  • Bologan, Viktor (2010). The Sicilian Rossolimo for White. Fritztrainer opening DVD, ChessBase.
  • Bologan, Viktor (2010). The Fighting Philidor. Fritztrainer opening DVD, ChessBase.
  • Bologan, Viktor (2011). Beating the Sicilian: Grandmaster Bologan's Repertoire Vol. 1, 2 and 3. Fritztrainer opening DVD, ChessBase.
  • Bologan, Viktor. The Catalan: A complete repertoire for White! Fritztrainer opening DVD, ChessBase.
  • Bologan, Viktor. Fit for the French. Fritztrainer opening DVD, ChessBase.

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