Victor Bologan

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Victor (Viorel) Bologan[1] (born 14 December 1971) is a Moldovan chess player and author. He was awarded the title of Grandmaster by FIDE in 1991.

Victor Bologan
Bologan in 2013
CountrySoviet Union → Moldova
Born (1971-12-14) 14 December 1971 (age 48)
Chişinău, Moldavian SSR, Soviet Union
TitleGrandmaster (1991)
FIDE rating2574 (August 2020)
Peak rating2734 (August 2012)
Peak rankingNo. 18 (April 2005)


Bologan won the first two editions of the Poikovsky Karpov International Tournament, in 2000 and 2001.[2] He tied for first in the same tournament in 2005[3] and 2015.[4] In 2003 he won the Aeroflot Open and the Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting.[5]

He won the 2005 Canadian Open Chess Championship. Bologan tied for first place in the 2006 Aeroflot Open, finishing second on tiebreak. In May 2010, he tied for first with Wang Hao and Zahar Efimenko at the Bosna International open in Sarajevo.[6]

Bologan played for Moldova in the Chess Olympiad in 1992-1998, 2002 and 2014.[7]

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

Personal lifeEdit

Bologan graduated from the Moscow Physical Culture and Sports Institute in 1993. In 1996, he successfully defended a doctoral thesis on the structure of preparation of high level chess players at the Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism.[8]


  • Bologan, Victor (2007). Victor Bologan. Selected Games 1985–2004. Russell Enterprises Inc. ISBN 978-1-888690-37-8
  • Bologan, Victor (2008). The Chebanenko Slav According to Bologan. New In Chess. ISBN 978-90-5691-246-8.
  • Bologan, Victor (2009). The King's Indian According to Bologan. A Complete Black Repertoire. Chess Stars. ISBN 978-954-8782-71-5.
  • Bologan, Victor (2011). The Rossolimo Sicilian. New In Chess. ISBN 978-90-5691-345-8.
  • Bologan, Victor (2012). The Powerful Catalan. A Complete Repertoire for White. New In Chess. ISBN 978-90-5691-401-1.
  • Bologan, Victor (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.
  • Bologan, Victor (2015). Bologan's Ruy Lopez for Black. How to Play for a Win against the Spanish Opening. New In Chess. ISBN 978-90-5691-607-7
  • Bologan, Victor (2017). Bologan's King's Indian. A Modern Reportoire for Black. New In Chess. ISBN 978-9056917203
  • Bologan, Victor (2018). Bologan's Caro-Kann. A Modern Repertoire for Black. New In Chess. ISBN 978-9056917784

ChessBase Fritztrainer opening DVDsEdit

  • 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.


  1. ^ Viktor is his official name, Viorel is his home name; according to his autobiography he is called Viorel by his mother.
  2. ^ Silver, Albert (13 May 2014). "XV Karpov-Poikovsky starts with firebrand lineup". ChessBase. Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  3. ^ Crowther, Mark (7 March 2005). "TWIC 539: 6th Poikovsky Karpov tournament". The Week in Chess. Retrieved 8 November 2015.
  4. ^ "GM Anton Korobov wins 16th Poikovsky Karpov chess tournament". Chessdom. 2015-10-07. Retrieved 8 November 2015.
  5. ^ "Dortmund Round 10: Viorel Bologan sole winner". Chess News. ChessBase. 2003-08-10. Retrieved 2020-07-16.
  6. ^ Crowther, Mark (14 May 2010). "40th Bosna International 2010". The Week in Chess. Retrieved 17 July 2020.
  7. ^ Bartelski, Wojciech. "Men's Chess Olympiads: Viorel Bologan". OlimpBase. Retrieved 14 November 2011.
  8. ^ Mikhail Golubev. Interview with Victor Bologan. GrandMaster Square

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