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Eugene Perelshteyn
Number of games in database: 320
Years covered: 1995 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2525
Highest rating achieved in database: 2588
Overall record: +106 -66 =126 (56.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      22 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (39) 
    B30 B43 B78 B90 B23
 Nimzo Indian (14) 
    E20 E21 E41
 Ruy Lopez (10) 
    C78 C92 C84 C91 C63
 Queen's Gambit Declined (10) 
    D31 D35 D38 D30 D37
 Caro-Kann (8) 
    B13 B18 B17 B15
 Sicilian Dragon (8) 
    B78 B71 B72 B39 B38
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (46) 
    B27 B62 B36 B32 B60
 King's Indian (34) 
    E94 E80 E62 E81 E91
 Nimzo Indian (12) 
    E38 E44 E36 E33 E51
 English, 1 c4 c5 (8) 
    A37 A30 A32 A34 A38
 Sicilian Dragon (7) 
    B36 B35 B34
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    E10 A46 A45 A50
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   E Perelshteyn vs E Berg, 2003 1-0
   M Langer vs E Perelshteyn, 2007 0-1
   Akobian vs E Perelshteyn, 2007 0-1
   Zaremba vs E Perelshteyn, 2000 0-1
   E Perelshteyn vs Onischuk, 2010 1-0
   D Yang vs E Perelshteyn, 2008 0-1
   P Meyer vs E Perelshteyn, 2005 0-1
   B Finegold vs E Perelshteyn, 2011 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Generation Chess International (2003)
   Canadian Open (2009)
   SPICE Cup (B Group) (2009)
   34th World Open (2006)
   US Championship (2008)
   Foxwoods Open (2008)
   World Open (2008)
   World Open (2007)
   US Championships (2007)
   Foxwoods Open (2007)
   PWC Toronto Open (2009)
   World Open (2009)
   Chessmaster US Championships 2005 (2004)
   US Championship 2006 (2006)
   HB Global Chess Challenge (2005)

   S Shankland vs E Perelshteyn (Oct-09-16) 1/2-1/2
   Akobian vs E Perelshteyn (Oct-08-16) 1-0
   E Perelshteyn vs Alexander R Katz (Oct-08-16) 1-0
   E Perelshteyn vs Zhou Jianchao (Oct-07-16) 1/2-1/2
   E Perelshteyn vs Robson (Oct-18-12) 0-1

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(born Feb-02-1980, 36 years old) Russia (federation/nationality United States of America)

[what is this?]
Evgeny Mikhailovich (Eugene) Perelshteyn was born in Zhytomyr (1), then USSR. He was awarded the GM title in 2006. His father, Mikhail, was a FIDE master and professional chess coach in Russia. Eugene learned how to play chess at the age of 7. He moved to the USA in 1994. Perelshteyn has a degree in computer science from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He currently works as a Tech Support Engineer at Symantec.

References: (1) Wikipedia article: Zhytomyr , (2) Wikipedia article: Eugene Perelshteyn , (3)

 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 320  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. E Perelshteyn vs V Fedorov 1-012 1995 Ch USA (open)B06 Robatsch
2. Paschall vs E Perelshteyn  1-059 1996 56th New England OpenE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
3. A Shaw vs E Perelshteyn 0-165 1996 56th New England OpenE81 King's Indian, Samisch
4. J A Curdo vs E Perelshteyn  ½-½28 1997 66th Mass OpenB27 Sicilian
5. Kharlov vs E Perelshteyn  1-042 1998 New York opE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
6. G Braylovsky vs E Perelshteyn  1-057 1999 Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)B06 Robatsch
7. E Perelshteyn vs V Bhat  1-066 1999 Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)C42 Petrov Defense
8. M Martinez vs E Perelshteyn  ½-½47 1999 Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)A04 Reti Opening
9. F Vallejo Pons vs E Perelshteyn 1-033 1999 Erevan Wch-jrB27 Sicilian
10. D Schneider vs E Perelshteyn  0-137 1999 Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)B27 Sicilian
11. E Perelshteyn vs H Akopyan ½-½20 1999 Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)C17 French, Winawer, Advance
12. Zaremba vs E Perelshteyn  ½-½61 1999 Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
13. D Zilberstein vs E Perelshteyn  1-044 1999 Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)E60 King's Indian Defense
14. E Perelshteyn vs I Krush  1-024 1999 Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)B08 Pirc, Classical
15. E Perelshteyn vs J Shahade  ½-½44 1999 Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)B71 Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation
16. E Perelshteyn vs G Sargissian  1-032 1999 Wch U20B82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
17. E Perelshteyn vs Kasimdzhanov  0-158 1999 Wch U20B06 Robatsch
18. Zaremba vs E Perelshteyn  0-140 2000 World OpenE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
19. E Perelshteyn vs A Gershon  1-031 2000 World JuniorB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
20. L Bruzon Batista vs E Perelshteyn 1-035 2000 World JuniorB36 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
21. A Iljushin vs E Perelshteyn  ½-½17 2000 World JuniorE81 King's Indian, Samisch
22. E Perelshteyn vs P Blehm  0-160 2000 World JuniorB56 Sicilian
23. E Perelshteyn vs Shabalov  ½-½31 2001 Millennium II OpenB30 Sicilian
24. S Greanias vs E Perelshteyn  0-141 2001 Millennium II OpenA14 English
25. Yudasin vs E Perelshteyn  1-047 2001 Millennium II OpenB27 Sicilian
 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 320  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-11-04  AgentRgent: Congratulations to Eugene for gaining his final GM Norm last month!
May-11-04  poktirity: Friend of yours?
May-11-04  AgentRgent: No, I just called him Eugene because it was shorter than Perelshteyn. ;-)
Jan-29-05  twinlens: Does anyone know what the repertoires are in Perelshteyn's forthcoming book with Alburt and Dzin? The blurb mentions the best-scoring defense as Black against 1.e4, so I guess that means the Sicilian. And since Perelshteyn is the only active player among the three, probably that means his fave Acc. Dragon (and prob. KID against d4). But that's all guesswork. Any inside info?
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  Joshka: Eugene will be Fred Wilson's guest this Tuesday on! <AgentRgent> uhm Fred says he just missed getting the final norm at the WorldOpen. Maybe someone can verify? Anyone have a bio on this kid? Where is he from? Eastern Europe?
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  chancho: I saw him play Pat Sciacca, at the Mass Open some years back. He reached a Lucena position, and everyone watching knew Sciacca was dead lost, except Sciacca. I think he is Russian.
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  perfidious: Eugene is the son of Mikhail Perelshteyn, himself a strong master, though he didn't play much when I was last active.

In the last round of the 1996 New England Open, Eugene, who was Black, and I had a long battle which arose from a Saemisch King's Indian after the moves 6....c5 7.dxc5 dxc5 8.e5. All pieces but the four bishops were exchanged, and we twice had a curious position in which the bishops occupied the four central squares d4/d5/e4/e5. Unfortunately, my defence was less that stellar and I wound up losing.

May-02-07  ikalel: Eugene Perelshteyn is from Zhitomir, Ukraine; not Russia.
May-22-07  BIDMONFA: Eugene Perelshteyn


Sep-13-08  blacksburg: this guy reminds me of kermit the frog. i dunno why, he just does.
Jul-11-10  positionalgenius: This is "Mbake5" on
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  GrahamClayton: Biography and picture at the USCF website:

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