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Vitali Golod

Full name Виталий Голод
Country Israel
Born June 23, 1971
Soviet Union
Title Grandmaster
Peak rating 2606 (April 2008)

Vitali Golod (born 23 June 1971) is a Soviet-Israeli chess grandmaster.

As of April 2007, his Elo rating was 2597, making him the # 7 player in Israel and the 152nd-highest rated player in the world. It is his peak rating so far.

Chess career

In 1988, he tied for 13-14th in Kharkov (UKR-ch).

Golod was Ukrainian Champion in 1991. He then moved to Israel.

In 2002, he tied for 6-8th in Tel Aviv (ISR-ch; Ilya Smirin, Boris Avrukh, and Zvulun Gofshtein won).

In 2004, he tied for 1st-2nd with Sergei Erenburg in Ramat Aviv (ISR-ch). He also won in Santa Monica.

In 2005, he took 7th in Montreal (Victor Mikhalevski won).

In 2006, he won in Schaumburg (GM-B section), and shared 3rd at the Monarch Isle of Man International (behind Alexander Areshchenko and Segey Volkov).

In 2007, he tied for 1st-6th with Mateusz Bartel, Zahar Efimenko, Yuri Yakovich, Michael Roiz and Mikhail Kobalia in the 16th Monarch Assurance Isle of Man International tournament.

In 2010, he tied for 1st-4th with grandmasters Maxim Turov, Sergei Zhigalko and Rinat Jumabayev in the IV International Georgy Agzamov Memorial.

In 2010, he tied for 1st-7th with grandmasters Alexander Riazantsev, Nadezhda Kosintseva, Leonid Kritz, Sébastien Feller, Christian Bauer, Sébastien Mazé in the 43rd Biel MTO.

In 2010 Israeli Champion.