Victor Bologan

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Viktor Bologan
Bologan Victor.jpg
Full name Viktor Bologan
Country Soviet Union
Born (1971-12-14) December 14, 1971 (age 43)
Chişinău, Moldavian SSR, Soviet Union
Title Grandmaster
FIDE rating 2611 (July 2015)
(No. 53 in the October 2012 FIDE World Rankings)
Peak rating 2734 (August 2012)

Viktor (Viorel) Bologan[1] (born December 14, 1971) is a Moldovan chess grandmaster. On the April 2005 FIDE list, Bologan 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.[2]

Bologan played for Moldova in the Chess Olympiads of 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, and 2010.[3]


  • 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.
  • Bologan, Viktor (2012). The Powerful Catalan: A Complete Repertoire for White. New In Chess. ISBN 978-90-5691-401-1.
  • Bologan, Viktor (2014). Bologan's Black Weapons in the Open Games: How to Play for a Win if White Avoids the Ruy Lopez. New In Chess. ISBN 9056915436.

ChessBase Fritztrainer opening DVD's[edit]

  • 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.
Bologan with his wife at Dortmund 2003
Bologan–Anand, Dortmund 2003


  1. ^ Viktor is his official name, Viorel is his home name; according to his autobiography he is called Viorel by his mother.
  2. ^ "The Week in Chess: 40th Bosna International 2010". Retrieved 16 May 2010. 
  3. ^ Bartelski, Wojciech. "Men's Chess Olympiads: Viorel Bologan". OlimpBase. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 

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