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by **Chris Rice** » Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:23 am

With Magnus breaking Ding's 100 games unbeaten record, Tiviakov's 110 game streak has once again arisen as the real claim to the record. Susan Polgar on FB has argued that we shouldn't dismiss Tiviakov's accomplishment. It also appears that the main reason she is defending his record is because there have been similar issues that have been eating away at her for many years:

"There is something I do not understand! Why do some people dismiss the record by GM Sergey Tiviakov, a world-class player, of 110-game unbeaten streak? Not only a number of chess players dismissed this incredible streak, some called him names and insulted him because he spoke up and defended his record.

Please do not get me wrong. The current streak of 101 games by Carlsen is absolutely amazing! I am in awe! And chances are, Carlsen will break this record soon. But who has the right to arbitrarily take away the current record by GM Tiviakov?

The same thing happened in 2014 when Carlsen won the World Blitz and Rapid Championships to complete the very rare Chess Triple Crown. Some of these same people immediately dismissed my achievements, called it meaningless, and insulted me.

I won the Women's World Rapid and Blitz Championships in 1992 (ahead of my sister Judit who was ranked #1 in the world, as well as many other top female players in the world), and the Classical title in 1996. On top of that, I was also the #1 ranked female player when I was 15, and won multiple Olympiad Team and Individual Gold Medals (I never lost in 56 Olympiad games, all on board 1). No one, male or female, has won all 6 of these top crowns (Classical, Rapid, Blitz, Team and Individual Olympiad Gold and #1 ranking).

Who has the right to play Chess God and decide what achievements are good and what are meaningless? By the way, here is the list of 110 opponents GM Tiviakov faced, many were strong GMs, including a win against Magnus Carlsen!"

Tiviakov,S 2617 Berg,E 2529 ½–½

Tiviakov,S 2617 Schenk Papke,A 2102 1–0

Wendt,J 2296 Tiviakov,S 2617 0–1

Pogorelov,R 2439 Tiviakov,S 2617 ½–½

Tiviakov,S 2617 Barsov,A 2471 ½–½

Valdes,L 2372 Tiviakov,S 2617 ½–½

Tiviakov,S 2617 Wohl,A 2359 ½–½

Kovacevic,S 2367 Tiviakov,S 2617 0–1

Tiviakov,S 2617 Del Rio Angelis,S 2491 1–0

Sopur,L 2287 Tiviakov,S 2617 0–1

Carrasco Martinez,J 2408 Tiviakov,S 2617 0–1

Tiviakov,S 2617 Rahal,M 2416 ½–½

Tiviakov,S 2617 Granados Gomez,M 2425 1–0

Garcia Padron,J 2429 Tiviakov,S 2617 0–1

Tiviakov,S 2617 Baron Rodriguez,J 2432 1–0

Fernandez Garcia,J 2479 Tiviakov,S 2617 0–1

Tiviakov,S 2617 Gravel,S 2255 1–0

Pupo,E 2375 Tiviakov,S 2617 ½–½

Tiviakov,S 2617 Martinez,I 2371 1–0

Zapata,A 2504 Tiviakov,S 2617 0–1

Tiviakov,S 2617 Sulskis,S 2555 ½–½

Hernandez,H 2473 Tiviakov,S 2617 ½–½

Hernandez,G 2509 Tiviakov,S 2617 0–1

Tiviakov,S 2617 Hernandez,G 2509 ½–½

Tiviakov,S 2617 Ivanchuk,V 2705 ½–½

Ivanchuk,V 2705 Tiviakov,S 2617 ½–½

Tiviakov,S 2627 Bareev,E 2709 ½–½

Dierich,J 2087 Tiviakov,S 2627 0–1

Tiviakov,S 2627 Garbe,R 2195 1–0

Hedke,F 2337 Tiviakov,S 2627 0–1

Tiviakov,S 2627 Espig,L 2432 1–0

Postny,E 2557 Tiviakov,S 2627 ½–½

Tiviakov,S 2627 Levin,F 2498 ½–½

Wang Rui 2478 Tiviakov,S 2627 0–1

Tiviakov,S 2627 Zhang,P 2560 ½–½

Kveinys,A 2518 Tiviakov,S 2627 ½–½

Janssen,R 2482 Tiviakov,S 2627 ½–½

Tiviakov,S 2631 Carlsen,M 2548 1–0

Korneev,O 2611 Tiviakov,S 2631 ½–½

Tiviakov,S 2631 Williams,S 2466 1–0

Vidoniak,R 2417 Tiviakov,S 2631 0–1

Tiviakov,S 2631 Bogner,S 2409 1–0

Nordahl,H 2402 Tiviakov,S 2631 0–1

Tiviakov,S 2631 Pedersen,C 2396 1–0

Lie,K 2495 Tiviakov,S 2631 0–1

Tiviakov,S 2631 Kulaots,K 2572 1–0

Tiviakov,S 2631 Van Wely,L 2687 1–0

Fridman,D 2562 Tiviakov,S 2631 ½–½

Tiviakov,S 2631 Castano,D 2332 1–0

Dobrov,V 2521 Tiviakov,S 2631 0–1

Tiviakov,S 2631 Korneev,O 2611 ½–½

Rivera,A 2381 Tiviakov,S 2631 0–1

Tiviakov,S 2531 Cuartas,J 2447 1–0

Garcia,G 2452 Tiviakov,S 2631 0–1

Tiviakov,S 2631 Jonkman,H 2428 1–0

Cordova,E 2384 Tiviakov,S 2631 0–1

Tiviakov,S 2631 Granda Zuniga,J 2608 ½–½

Bartolozzi,R 2126 Tiviakov,S 2631 0–1

Tiviakov,S 2631 Aldrovandi,C 2246 1–0

Aleksic,N 2396 Tiviakov,S 2631 0–1

Tiviakov,S 2631 Ranola,Y 2467 1–0

Maksimenko,A 2510 Tiviakov,S 2631 ½–½

Zaja,I 2489 Tiviakov,S 2631 ½–½

Tiviakov,S 2631 Czarnota,P 2478 1–0

Potkin,V 2552 Tiviakov,S 2631 ½–½

Tiviakov,S 2631 Nyback,T 2551 1–0

Tiviakov,S 2631 Neverov,V 2566 1–0

Ivanchuk,V 2739 Tiviakov,S 2631 ½–½

Tiviakov,S 2631 Radjabov,T 2673 ½–½

Parligras,M 2560 Tiviakov,S 2631 ½–½

Tiviakov,S 2631 Cao Sang 2536 1–0

Dreev,A 2705 Tiviakov,S 2631 ½–½

Tiviakov,S 2631 Aronian,L 2693 ½–½

Balogh,C 2531 Tiviakov,S 2631 ½–½

Sokolov,I 2662 Tiviakov,S 2631 ½–½

Tiviakov,S 2678 Op Den Kelder,J 2184 1–0

Groffen,H 2210 Tiviakov,S 2678 ½–½

Swinkels,R 2291 Tiviakov,S 2678 0–1

Tiviakov,S 2678 Peelen,P 2357 1–0

Tiviakov,S 2678 Nijboer,F 2529 ½–½

Nedev,T 2530 Tiviakov,S 2678 ½–½

Smirin,I 2652 Tiviakov,S 2678 ½–½

Tiviakov,S 2678 Vaganian,R 2614 ½–½

Tiviakov,S 2678 Dreev,A 2698 1–0

Tiviakov,S 2678 Banikas,H 2548 1–0

Wojtaszek,R 2591 Tiviakov,S 2678 ½–½

Tiviakov,S 2678 Basas Gamazo,J 2062 1–0

Baquero,L 2301 Tiviakov,S 2678 0–1

Tiviakov,S 2678 Almeida,O 2462 ½–½

Barrientos,S 2433 Tiviakov,S 2678 ½–½

Tiviakov,S 2678 Vehi Bach,V 2404 1–0

Grigore,G 2479 Tiviakov,S 2678 0–1

Tiviakov,S 2678 Horvath,C 2542 ½–½

Tiviakov,S 2678 Parligras,M 2571 1–0

Fedorchuk,S 2571 Tiviakov,S 2678 ½–½

Tiviakov,S 2678 Smeets,J 2537 ½–½

Van den Doel,E 2587 Tiviakov,S 2678 ½–½

Tiviakov,S 2678 L'Ami,E 2519 ½–½

Stellwagen,D 2533 Tiviakov,S 2678 ½–½

Tiviakov,S 2678 Werle,J 2514 1–0

Ernst,S 2457 Tiviakov,S 2678 ½–½

Tiviakov,S 2678 Janssen,R 2501 ½–½

Nijboer,F 2529 Tiviakov,S 2678 ½–½

Tiviakov,S 2678 Van Wely,L 2655 ½–½

Tiviakov,S 2678 Cox,J 2385 1–0

Howell,D 2471 Tiviakov,S 2678 0–1

Tiviakov,S 2678 Gormally,D 2557 1–0

Korneev,O 2594 Tiviakov,S 2678 ½–½