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Grigory Yuryevich Serper
Number of games in database: 385
Years covered: 1982 to 2009
Last FIDE rating: 2522
Highest rating achieved in database: 2628

Overall record: +109 -77 =190 (54.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 9 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 English, 1 c4 e5 (29) 
    A20 A29 A26 A28
 English (24) 
    A10 A13 A16 A15 A14
 Sicilian (23) 
    B33 B23 B74 B32 B77
 King's Indian (18) 
    E70 E73 E77
 Ruy Lopez (13) 
    C90 C68 C60 C77 C67
 Nimzo Indian (12) 
    E32 E33 E39 E48 E38
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (66) 
    B62 B42 B43 B32 B22
 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 E38
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (14) 
    B62 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
   Smyslov vs Serper, 1992 1/2-1/2
   Serper vs I Sokolov, 1996 1-0
   Serper vs A J Mestel, 1990 1-0
   Kramnik vs Serper, 1991 1/2-1/2

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

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

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(born Sep-14-1969, 49 years old) Uzbekistan (federation/nationality United States of America)

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GM Grigory Yuryevich 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

Last updated: 2018-03-06 13:08:09

 page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 385  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Serper vs J S Nesterov  0-1441982JurmalaB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
2. M V Golubev vs Serper  ½-½411983Jaroslavl, VDFSO jr ChB30 Sicilian
3. Serper vs Ivanchuk 0-1241985LeningradB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
4. Serper vs V Egin  0-1291985TashkentC41 Philidor Defense
5. Serper vs Ivanchuk ½-½251985URSC05 French, Tarrasch
6. G G Sagalchik vs Serper  1-0391985URS-ch U25B32 Sicilian
7. Serper vs M V Golubev  ½-½551985Klaipeda jr SU-qualB55 Sicilian, Prins Variation, Venice Attack
8. Serper vs Psakhis  ½-½231986URS-ch FL54C09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
9. Serper vs Balashov  ½-½261986URS-ch FL54C90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
10. Razuvaev vs Serper  1-0421986URS-ch FL54A53 Old Indian
11. Kholmov vs Serper  ½-½441986URS-ch otborB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
12. Serper vs Goldin  ½-½211986URS-ch FL54C48 Four Knights
13. Ivanchuk vs Serper 1-0341986URS-ch FL54C92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
14. Vyzmanavin vs Serper  1-0391986URS-ch FL54A53 Old Indian
15. Serper vs Romanishin ½-½1211986URS-ch FL54C90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
16. Smirin vs Serper  ½-½381986URSC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
17. Serper vs M Brodsky 1-0331986USSRB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
18. Serper vs Y Kruppa  ½-½421986URS-ch FL54C60 Ruy Lopez
19. Salov vs Serper 1-0651986URS-ch FL54A53 Old Indian
20. G Timoshchenko vs Serper  ½-½291986URS-ch FL54A53 Old Indian
21. Serper vs Dreev 1-0341986Sochi Juniors-AB03 Alekhine's Defense
22. Serper vs Ivanchuk 0-1251986Sochi Juniors-AE10 Queen's Pawn Game
23. Serper vs Krasenkow  1-0391986URS-ch otborB30 Sicilian
24. Serper vs Vyzmanavin  ½-½321986URS-ch otborB42 Sicilian, Kan
25. Kupreichik vs Serper  ½-½501986URS-ch otborA15 English
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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.

Premium Chessgames Member
  Dionysius1: Yes, very sad. Two lessons from it: in the old days USSR only did what it believed was good for the country/regime, not what was good for an individual, or what was just. Justified of course by the claim that individuals should be glad to have their interests sacrificed to further the predestined progress of the state on behalf of its inhabitants. And the second one: politicians come and go, officials are here to stay.
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  Dionysius1: In the end GM Serper did get to play in the World Juniors, in 1988, when he tied for 1-4 with Lautier, Ivanchuk and Gelfand, and came 3rd on tie-break.
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