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Eugene Perelshteyn
Number of games in database: 316
Years covered: 1995 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2517
Highest rating achieved in database: 2588
Overall record: +105 -65 =124 (56.8%)*
   * 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 (13) 
    E20 E21 E41
 Ruy Lopez (10) 
    C78 C63 C91 C89 C75
 Queen's Gambit Declined (10) 
    D31 D35 D30 D37 D38
 Caro-Kann (8) 
    B13 B18 B17 B15
 Sicilian Dragon (8) 
    B78 B71 B39 B38 B72
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (45) 
    B27 B36 B62 B32 B35
 King's Indian (34) 
    E94 E62 E80 E81 E61
 Nimzo Indian (12) 
    E38 E36 E44 E51 E33
 English, 1 c4 c5 (8) 
    A30 A37 A32 A36 A34
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    E10 A46 A50 A45
 Sicilian Dragon (7) 
    B36 B35 B34
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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
   E Perelshteyn vs Onischuk, 2010 1-0
   D Yang vs E Perelshteyn, 2008 0-1

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

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(born Feb-02-1980, 35 years old) Russia (citizen of 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 316  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 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. M Martinez vs E Perelshteyn  ½-½47 1999 Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)A04 Reti Opening
8. E Perelshteyn vs V Bhat  1-066 1999 Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)C42 Petrov Defense
9. E Perelshteyn vs Kasimdzhanov  0-158 1999 Wch U20B06 Robatsch
10. F Vallejo Pons vs E Perelshteyn 1-033 1999 Erevan Wch-jrB27 Sicilian
11. E Perelshteyn vs H Akopyan ½-½20 1999 Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)C17 French, Winawer, Advance
12. D Schneider vs E Perelshteyn  0-137 1999 Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)B27 Sicilian
13. E Perelshteyn vs G Sargissian  1-032 1999 Wch U20B82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
14. D Zilberstein vs E Perelshteyn  1-044 1999 Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)E60 King's Indian Defense
15. Zaremba vs E Perelshteyn  ½-½61 1999 Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
16. E Perelshteyn vs J Shahade  ½-½44 1999 Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)B71 Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation
17. E Perelshteyn vs I Krush  1-024 1999 Ch USA (juniors), San Francisco (USA)B08 Pirc, Classical
18. L Bruzon vs E Perelshteyn 1-035 2000 World JuniorB36 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
19. Zaremba vs E Perelshteyn  0-140 2000 World OpenE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
20. E Perelshteyn vs A Gershon  1-031 2000 World JuniorB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
21. E Perelshteyn vs P Blehm  0-160 2000 World JuniorB56 Sicilian
22. A Iljushin vs E Perelshteyn  ½-½17 2000 World JuniorE81 King's Indian, Samisch
23. E Perelshteyn vs I Zugic ½-½20 2001 ItC77 Ruy Lopez
24. S Greanias vs E Perelshteyn  0-141 2001 Millennium II OpenA14 English
25. E Perelshteyn vs I Novikov  ½-½25 2001 Mayor's CupB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 316  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  AgentRgent: Congratulations to Eugene for gaining his final GM Norm last month!
May-11-04  poktirity: Friend of yours?
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  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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