Denis Rimovich Khismatullin is a Russian chess grandmaster. He is the first grandmaster from Bashkiria. Khismatullin competed in the FIDE World Cup in 2013 and 2015. Born in Neftekamsk, Khismatullin lives in Ufa, studied at the Ufa Oil University. Khismatullin won the silver medal at the Under 16 event of the World Youth Chess Championships in 2000. In 2011 he tied for 4th–10th with Rustam Kasimdzhanov, Gata Kamsky, Rauf Mamedov, Ivan Cheparinov, Maxim Rodshtein and Yu Yangyi in the Aeroflot Open in Moscow, he took part in the Chess World Cup 2011, where he was eliminated in the first round by Mikhail Kobalia. In 2013 Khismatullin tied for 1st–11th with Pavel Eljanov, Dmitry Kokarev, Alexander Areshchenko, Maxim Matlakov, Oleg Korneev, Dragan Solak, Vadim Zvjaginsev, Sanan Sjugirov, Ivan Bukavshin and Ildar Khairullin in the Chigorin Memorial in Saint Petersburg, he has served as Dmitry Jakovenko's second. In December 2013, he won the 8th Ugra Governor's Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk. In January 2014, Khismatullin won a friendly eight-game match with Salem A. R. Saleh by 7-1.
Soon after, in the same month, he won the Vladimir Dvorkovich Memorial in Taganrog. This latter three achievements enabled him to cross the 2700 Elo rating mark in the March 2014 FIDE rating list, he finished third in the Superfinal of the 2014 Russian Chess Championship behind Igor Lysyj and Dmitry Jakovenko respectively. Khismatullin tied for 2nd–4th place with David Navara and Mateusz Bartel, finishing fourth on tiebreak, in the 2015 European Individual Chess Championship, held in Jerusalem; this result qualified him for the Chess World Cup 2015, where he was eliminated in the first round by Alexander Areshchenko. That same year Khismatullin won the Rashid Nezhmetdinov Memorial tournament in Kazan. In December 2015 he won the Russian Rapid Grand Prix in Khanty-Mansiysk. Denis Khismatullin vs Pavel Eljanov, 2015 European Individual Chess Championship, round 10:1. D4 Nf6 2. C4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. E3 O-O 5. Ne2 Re8 6. A3 Bf8 7. Ng3 d5 8. Be2 a6 9. O-O c5 10. Dxc5 Bxc5 11. Cxd5 exd5 12. Bf3 Be6 13. B4 Bd6 14.
Bb2 Be5 15. Na4 Bxb2 16. Nxb2 Nc6 17. Nd3 Qb6 18. Rc1 a5 19. Rb1 axb4 20. Axb4 Rad8 21. B5 Na5 22. Ne2 Ne4 23. Ndf4 Nc4 24. Bxe4 dxe4 25. Nd4 Bc8 26. Rc1 Ne5 27. Qb3 Qh6 28. Rc5 b6 29. Rd5 Bb7 30. Rxd8 Rxd8 31. Rd1 Qg5 32. Kf1 g6 33. H3 Nd3 34. Nc6 Bxc6 35. Bxc6 Qc5 36. Qa4 Kg7 37. Qa1+ Kg8 38. Qa4 Rd6 39. Qa8+ Kg7 40. Qa1+ Kh6 41. Nxd3 exd3 42. Qh8 Qc2 43. Qf8+ Kg5 44. Kg1 Qxd1+ 45. Kh2 Rxc6 46. Qe7+ Kh6 47. Qf8+ Kg5 48. Qxf7 Rf6 49. F4+ Kh6 50. Qxf6 Qe2 51. Qf8+ Kh5 52. Qg7 h6 53. Qe5+ Kh4 54. Qf6+ Kh5 55. F5 gxf5 56. Qxf5+ Kh4 57. Qg6 1-0 Denis Khismatullin chess games at 365Chess.com Denis Khismatullin player profile and games at Chessgames.com
Pinhas Golan was an Israeli artist and sculptor. Golan was his work focused on the subject. Golan was 15 years old when World War II began. During the Holocaust, Golan's mother and two younger brothers—aged five and seven—were killed at Auschwitz and Golan was imprisoned in a Nazi work camp in Austria. In 1948, Golan immigrated to Israel and joined the Israel Defense Forces, where he served for the next 22 years, he took part in the 1947–1949 Palestine war, the Sinai War, the Six-Day War, the War of Attrition and the Yom Kippur War. Golan graduated from the Art College in Ramat Gan and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Classical Studies from Bar-Ilan University. Golan's main work is The Blocked Gate series, based upon his personal experiences, he had two sons. He died on 7 February 2016. 1989 The Artist's House, Tel Aviv 1992 "Vicious Landscapes", Vigado Gallery, Curator: Dorit Kedar 1994 "Partly Brightening", Yad Lebanim Museum, Petach Tikva, Curator: Ruth Manor 1999 "The Blocked Gate", The Artist's House, Curator: Shulamit Efrat 2000 "Combinations", The Artist's House, Curator: Nehama Golan 2004 "The Blocked Gate", Foundation for the Memorial of Jewish Victims, Curator: Deidre Berger 1987 Hertelian Artists, Herzelia Museum 1990 Hertelian Artists, West Germany "Jerusalem of Lithuania, Museum of Jewish Culture, Lithuania 1995 Bar David Museum of Jewish Art, Kibbutz BarAm 1996 "New works in the collection", Yad Lebanim Museum, Petach Tikva 1999–2000 "Green not Cement", Bialik House, Tel Aviv "On the tip of the tongue", Bialik House, Tel Aviv 2002 "Artists from Israel", Gallery Sulegarden, Denmark "Man and his belief", 20th anniversary of the Bar David Museum, Kibbutz Bar-Am 2003 "From individual look", Kfar Saba Municipal Gallery 2006-2006 "Actuality", Open museum, Old Jaffa 2007 Hanita Museum, Dept. of contemporary Art "Pinhas Golan: The Jerusalem Artists' House".
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