Victor Bologan

Viktor Bologan
Bologan in 2013
CountrySoviet Union
Born (1971-12-14) 14 December 1971 (age 47)
Chişinău, Moldavian SSR, Soviet Union
FIDE rating2574 (November 2019)
Peak rating2734 (August 2012)

Viktor (Viorel) Bologan[1] (born 14 December 1971) is a Moldovan chess grandmaster and chess author. In 1996, Bologan 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.

Bologan won the first two editions of the Karpov Poikovsky 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 Dortmund.

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 at the Bozna Open.[5]

Bologan played for Moldova in the Chess Olympiads from 1992-1998 and 2002 and 2014.[6]

He also has three children, Katy, Anton and Platon.


  • 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, Victor (2011). The Rossolimo Sicilian. New In Chess. ISBN 978-90-5691-345-8.
  • 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.
  • 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

ChessBase Fritztrainer opening DVDs

  • 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. Fritz 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. ^ Silver, Albert (13 May 2014). "XV Karpov-Poikovsky starts with firebrand lineup". ChessBase. Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  3. ^ Crowther, Mark (2005-03-07). "TWIC 539: 6th Poikovsky Karpov tournament". The Week in Chess. Retrieved 8 November 2015.
  4. ^ "GM Anton Korobov wins 16th Poikovsky Karpov chess tournament". ChessBase. 2015-10-07. Retrieved 8 November 2015.
  5. ^ "The Week in Chess: 40th Bosna International 2010". Chess.co.uk. Archived from the original on 1 April 2012. Retrieved 16 May 2010.
  6. ^ Bartelski, Wojciech. "Men's Chess Olympiads: Viorel Bologan". OlimpBase. Retrieved 14 November 2011.

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