My chess bio:
Place of birth & birth date:
Chernovci, Ukraine-January 29,1974
Tarragona, Spain since about 5 years;
But I spent more than 20 years in Israel ( I immigrated from Ukraine when I was 2 years old!) ,and I had the luck to stay 3 years in France (Cannes, Tulouse and Paris) 1 year in Prague ,8 months in Switzerland, half year in Ljubliana (Slovenia) and Budapest…
And many other great places around the world!
Married since 25 of July 2003! (with women international master Plachkinova-Kogan Tatiana).I am proud to be a father of a wonderful girl called Carolina (born in 2004) and of a sweet boy called Rafael ( born in 2014).
My chess style:
Playing for harmony to make all the pieces smile! ( positionally and tactically ..)
Especially with aggressive , tactical , inventive and creative chess!
I like many openings .I’ve tried practically most of them .But I’ve used above all ,with big success: Sicilian (Taimanov) Sozin Attack with white,Rossolimo (with both colors!) and a s black the Volga Gambit ,Nimzo, and the Scandinav defense. (often I made it to be an attack:-))
Chess heroes that influenced me the most: