Yuriy Tarannikov

RUS Moscow, Russian Renju Association


Rank: 7 dan

Gender: Male

Rating: 2625 (28th)

Birthday: 1967-08-17

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Introduction:

Tarannikov: "I was born in Prokopyevsk, Kemerovo Oblast, USSR. I start to play in tic-tac-toe at the infinite board near 1980 when I had wrote about this game in the book "Mathematics at the chess board" by Eugeny Gik (in Russian). About the game "Free Renju" (Five-in-a-Row) I had known in the beginning of 1983, and at that time I had participated in my first tournament - school championship. I was second. I remember that in the last game I needed in win to divide the first place. We played by drawing signs at the paper. All 225 possible signs were drawn and after this during some time I continued to find an accidental winning five.

My first Renju tournament was Kyoto Open in 1989 (after Five-in-a-Row World Championship where I was second). I remember that during the game with Tanaka I had asked Sokolsky: "If one of two fours is open then is this a double four?" In Kyoto Open I took 4 point in 7 games and was 13th from 40 participants."

The best results:
In Five-in-a-Row:
- 1989 Soviet Union Championship - 1st place
- World Championship - 2nd place (Sergey Chernov was the winner)
- Baltic Open Tournament - 1st place (2 points advantage over 15 years old Ando Meritee who was second)
- 1990 "Champions Match" with Mikhail Lomakin - 6,5:1,5
- Soviet Union Championship - 2nd place (Meritee was first)
- 1991 World Championship - 1st place (1,5 points advantage over Meritee who was second, Chernov was third)

In Renju:
- 1995 Moscow Soosyrv Cup - had the right to play in the final, final match with Alexander Mikhailov was not played
- 1996 Moscow Open - 2nd place (by coefficients, with minus in the last round, Ants Soosyrv was first, Mikhail Kozhin was third, I won dream game against Kozhin)
- 1997 Moscow Open - 1st place (Soosyrv was second)
- Moscow Championship - 1st place (13 games without losses)
- 1998 Moscow Soosyrv Cup - winner (Makarov, Nikonov and Kozhin were beaten)
- Moscow Cup - winner
- 1999 Russia Championship - 3rd place
- 2000 Russia Championship - 3rd place
- 2001 Moscow Open - 3rd place
- Moscow Cup - finalist (lost the final match to Chingin - 2:2 and 0.5:1.5 in fast games)
- 2002 Moscow Cup - finalist (the final vs Chingin was not played)
- Moscow Open - 2nd place (6.5 points in 7 games)
- Moscow Championship - 2nd place
- 2003 World Championship - 6th place in QT, the winner of BT
- Moscow Championship - 2nd place
- 2004 Moscow Championship - 2nd place
- 2005 World Championship - 3rd place in QT, 6th place in AT
- 2007 Moscow Championship - 1st place
- 2008 Moscow Open - 1st place
- Moscow Cup - winner
- European Championship - 4th place
- Moscow Championship - 2nd place
- 2009 Moscow Cup - winner
- Moscow Open - 1st place
- Moscow Championship - 1st place
- 2010 European Championship - 4th place (I won the game over Taimla in the last round in 20 moves and did not allow him to be a champion)
- Moscow Championship - 1st place (10 points in 10 games, the longest game had only 30 moves)

In Renju by e-mail:
- 1997 World Championship - 1st place

Game statistics
Total number of games 462
Sum of earned points 330.5 71.5%
Wins 297 64.3%
Wins as black 164 35.5%
Wins as white 133 28.8%
Draws 67 14.5%
Draws as black 35 7.6%
Draws as white 32 6.9%
Losses 98 21.2%
Losses as black 49 10.6%
Losses as white 49 10.6%

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