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Grigory Serper
Number of games in database: 384
Years covered: 1982 to 2009
Last FIDE rating: 2522
Highest rating achieved in database: 2628
Overall record: +109 -76 =190 (54.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      9 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 English, 1 c4 e5 (29) 
    A20 A29 A26 A28
 Sicilian (24) 
    B33 B23 B32 B74 B39
 English (23) 
    A10 A13 A14 A15 A16
 King's Indian (18) 
    E70 E73 E77
 Ruy Lopez (13) 
    C90 C68 C60 C77 C67
 French Defense (12) 
    C05 C08 C01 C03 C09
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (69) 
    B42 B43 B62 B66 B32
 Sicilian Kan (24) 
    B42 B43 B41
 Queen's Gambit Declined (24) 
    D38 D31 D35
 Semi-Slav (15) 
    D43 D45 D48 D46 D44
 Nimzo Indian (14) 
    E39 E51 E20 E41 E29
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (14) 
    B62 B66 B63
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Serper vs I Nikolaidis, 1993 1-0
   Serper vs Barsov, 1988 1-0
   Serper vs D Ippolito, 2003 1-0
   Serper vs Balashov, 1991 1-0
   Serper vs E Lobron, 1993 1/2-1/2
   Serper vs R Djurhuus, 1991 1-0
   Serper vs Smirin, 1996 1/2-1/2
   Smyslov vs Serper, 1992 1/2-1/2
   Serper vs A J Mestel, 1990 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   National Open (2007)
   Chessmaster US Championships 2005 (2004)
   US Championship 2006 (2006)
   US Championships 2003 (2003)
   United States Chess League (2008)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   1987 World Junior chess championship by gauer

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(born Sep-14-1969, 47 years old) Uzbekistan (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Gregory Serper was born in Tashkent, in the former Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic of the Soviet Union (present Uzbekistan). At age 6, he learned to play chess from his grandfather. In 1985, at age 16, he started studies at Moscow's famous Botvinnik-Kasparov Chess School.

In 1992, as a grandmaster member of the Uzbekistan team, Serper won the silver medal in the 30th Chess Olympiad.

In January 1996 he moved with his family to the United States. In 1999, Serper won the World Open tournament after drawing an Armageddon playoff game as Black against Boris Gulko, who had been one of nine players who had tied with Serper in the main event. In the same year, he advanced to the finals of the U.S. Chess Championship by defeating Alex Yermolinsky in the semifinals, but lost in the finals to Gulko.

Wikipedia article: Gregory Serper

 page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 384  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Serper vs J Nesterov  0-144 1982 JurmalaB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
2. M Golubev vs Serper  ½-½41 1983 Jaroslavl, VDFSO jr ChB30 Sicilian
3. Serper vs Ivanchuk 0-124 1985 LeningradB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
4. Serper vs V Egin  0-129 1985 TashkentC41 Philidor Defense
5. Serper vs Ivanchuk ½-½25 1985 URSC05 French, Tarrasch
6. Serper vs M Golubev  ½-½55 1985 Klaipeda jr SU-qualB55 Sicilian, Prins Variation, Venice Attack
7. Razuvaev vs Serper  1-042 1986 URS-ch FL54A50 Queen's Pawn Game
8. Serper vs Y Kruppa  ½-½42 1986 URS-ch FL54C60 Ruy Lopez
9. Kholmov vs Serper  ½-½44 1986 URS-ch otborB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
10. Serper vs Goldin  ½-½21 1986 URS-ch FL54C48 Four Knights
11. Serper vs Vyzmanavin  ½-½32 1986 Minsk (Belarus)B42 Sicilian, Kan
12. Serper vs M Krasenkow  1-039 1986 MinskB30 Sicilian
13. Serper vs Psakhis  ½-½23 1986 URS-FL IrkutskC09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
14. G Timoshchenko vs Serper  ½-½29 1986 URS-ch FL54A50 Queen's Pawn Game
15. Serper vs K Grigorian  ½-½46 1986 URS-ch otborB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
16. Kupreichik vs Serper  ½-½50 1986 Pinsk 42/469A15 English
17. Salov vs Serper 1-065 1986 Ch URS (1 liga)A53 Old Indian
18. Ivanchuk vs Serper 1-034 1986 URS-FL IrkutskC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
19. Serper vs M Brodsky  1-033 1986 USSRB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
20. Vyzmanavin vs Serper  1-039 1986 Ch URS (1 liga)A53 Old Indian
21. Serper vs A Graf  1-065 1986 URS-ch otborC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
22. Smirin vs Serper  ½-½38 1986 URSC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
23. Serper vs Ivanchuk 0-125 1986 SochiE10 Queen's Pawn Game
24. Serper vs Romanishin ½-½121 1986 IrkutskC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
25. Ivanchuk vs Serper 1-029 1986 MinskB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
 page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 384  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  Jim Bartle: I don't know much about Serper, except for a great game in 93 against NIkolaidis, filled with sacrifices. I think Larry Christiansen rated it second or third best attacking games of the 90s, after Kasparov-Topalov 99. Unfortunately I don't see that game included here.
Jun-07-04  MoonlitKnight: I have now uploaded the famous game from '93 where he sacrifices all (!) his pieces, and another very interesting game between the same two players that occured the next year.
Jun-07-04  poktirity: Which two players?
Jun-07-04  poktirity: Well I know Serper is one of them =)
Jun-07-04  ruylopez900:

Thanks <Moonlit>, I was just looking for that game =D.

<poktirity> The game was played against Nikolaidis.

Jun-07-04  poktirity: I can't find them here :/
Jun-07-04  MoonlitKnight: <potktirity> All the uploaded games must be approved by the administration at first. The games should appear within a week.
Jun-08-04  ruylopez900: <Moonlit><pok> As of today it has been uploaded.
Sep-14-06  BIDMONFA: Grigory Serper

SERPER, Grigory

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  DarthStapler: This guy plays on ICC sometimes I think
Dec-12-08  freeman8201: Serper, won the WA State Championship in 2008. I believe he lives in Washington now
Sep-02-09  kramputz: He's got the shortest bio. It that all?
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  whiteshark: <kramputz> It's reduced to the max. :D
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  whiteshark: <MoonlitKnight> It's Serper vs I Nikolaidis, 1993 !!!
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  wordfunph: Dortmund 1993: Game between GMs Vladimir Kramnik and Gregory Serper ended on the 27th move. "I should have resigned on the 18th move but was afraid that spectators wouldn't understand." Serper was quoted.
Sep-14-12  Llawdogg: Happy Birthday!
Sep-23-12  blade2012: What an injustice! An interesting (and sad)article by Grigory Serper:

Jan-20-14  Wyatt Gwyon: Looks like GM Serper is mixed up in a bit of a kerfuffle.

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  perfidious: Just read the article posted by <blade2012>.

Sad commentary on life when one was not among the favoured in Soviet days.

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