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Mikhail Ulibin
Number of games in database: 445
Years covered: 1985 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2478 (2506 rapid, 2510 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2587
Overall record: +155 -103 =182 (55.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      5 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (65) 
    B40 B51 B93 B56 B31
 French Defense (20) 
    C01 C00 C10 C02 C07
 Ruy Lopez (17) 
    C95 C76 C90 C67 C65
 Catalan (12) 
    E04 E06 E05
 Queen's Pawn Game (11) 
    E00 A41 A40
 Modern Benoni (10) 
    A62 A57 A58 A56 A65
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (88) 
    C05 C14 C07 C06 C02
 French Tarrasch (43) 
    C05 C07 C06 C03 C08
 Sicilian (28) 
    B80 B83 B40 B22 B81
 Dutch Defense (23) 
    A90 A84
 English, 1 c4 c5 (18) 
    A30 A36 A34 A37
 French (17) 
    C00 C13 C11
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   L Nestorovic vs Ulibin, 2012 0-1
   M Sorokin vs Ulibin, 1986 0-1
   M Tan vs Ulibin, 2008 0-1
   Van Wely vs Ulibin, 2003 0-1
   Gipslis vs Ulibin, 1988 0-1
   F Nordstrom vs Ulibin, 2002 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   13th Unive Tournament (Open) (2009)
   It (open) St. Petersburg 300 (2003)
   32nd Rilton Cup (2002)
   Rilton Cup (2007)
   56th Russian Championships (2003)
   Rilton Cup (2009)
   6th Dubai Open (2004)
   29th Cappelle-la-Grande (2013)
   Cappelle la Grande (2009)
   57th Russian Championship Qualifier (2004)
   Cappelle-la-Grande (2014)

   Ulibin vs E Alekseev (Mar-29-14) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   Ulibin vs S Zhigalko (Mar-28-14) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   Navara vs Ulibin (Mar-28-14) 1-0, rapid
   A Bouget vs Ulibin (Mar-07-14) 0-1
   Ulibin vs K Nemcova (Mar-06-14) 1/2-1/2

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(born May-31-1971, 45 years old) Russia

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Grandmaster (1991). He won the strong Zagreb Open (Croatia) 2010

Wikipedia article: Mikhail Ulibin

 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 445  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Gelfand vs Ulibin 1-030 1985 YurmalaC03 French, Tarrasch
2. Ulibin vs M Golubev  ½-½33 1985 Klaipeda jr SU-qualB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
3. Ulibin vs Dreev  0-135 1986 Sochi (Russia)B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
4. Ulibin vs Gelfand ½-½46 1986 Sochi (Russia)B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
5. Ulibin vs M Krasenkow  0-147 1986 Minsk BelarusB33 Sicilian
6. Ulibin vs Kholmov  ½-½41 1986 URS-ch otborC76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation
7. M Sorokin vs Ulibin 0-124 1986 USSRC06 French, Tarrasch
8. Ulibin vs Glek  0-140 1986 MinskC01 French, Exchange
9. Ulibin vs Shirov  ½-½42 1986 Kapsukas jrC78 Ruy Lopez
10. Savon vs Ulibin 1-029 1986 URS-ch otborE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
11. Ulibin vs A Anastasian  0-129 1987 PavlodarB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
12. Ulibin vs Dvoirys  1-080 1987 KurskB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
13. Yermolinsky vs Ulibin  ½-½43 1987 PavlodarA30 English, Symmetrical
14. Ulibin vs O Svirin  1-020 1987 Smolensk,RUSB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
15. Ulibin vs Chekhov  ½-½27 1987 URS-ch otborB33 Sicilian
16. Ulibin vs E Pigusov  ½-½42 1987 PavlodarB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
17. Balashov vs Ulibin  ½-½18 1988 Nabereznye ChelnyA46 Queen's Pawn Game
18. Dreev vs Ulibin  1-042 1988 Borzhomi (Georgia)A46 Queen's Pawn Game
19. Ulibin vs Shirov  ½-½42 1988 Ulibin,M; Volovik,DB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
20. Ulibin vs Yurtaev  1-059 1988 Ch URS (1 liga) (cat.10)B78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
21. Romanishin vs Ulibin  ½-½26 1988 URS-FL56 SimferopolA30 English, Symmetrical
22. Ulibin vs Sveshnikov 0-122 1988 ?B32 Sicilian
23. Gipslis vs Ulibin 0-121 1988 Ch URS (club)C07 French, Tarrasch
24. Shirov vs Ulibin  1-036 1988 SSSRE41 Nimzo-Indian
25. Ulibin vs Yermolinsky  1-022 1988 Ch URS (1 liga) (cat.10)B89 Sicilian
 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 445  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sneaky: No disrepect to this fine Grandmaster, but I'll always remember him for being on the receiving end of the modern classic Oll vs Ulibin, 1989.
Apr-06-04  BiLL RobeRTiE: That is a nice game, illustrating the thematic bishop sacrifice in the Winawer w/ Qg4. It's a pity nobody at such a high level plays 3...Bb4 anymore.
May-22-05  WTHarvey: Here are some puzzles from Mikhail's games:
May-31-06  BIDMONFA: Mikhail Ulibin

ULIBIN, Mikhail

May-31-09  WhiteRook48: I probably would still play 3...Bb4
May-31-09  WhiteRook48: but I'm not high level
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: He has now won the 9. Winterthurer Schachwoche, Congratulations!


Oct-11-09  Open Defence: interestingly no one has tried 3.Nc3 against his French Defence since 2005!
Dec-29-09  Albertan: I have analyzed the second round game between Michael De Verdier (elo 2270), and GM Ulibin from the second round of the 2009-2010 Rilton Cup chess tournament, and posted this analysis to the first page of my blog using the program Chessviewer Deluxe.I hope you drop by my blog at and play through the game.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: The Zagreb Open (Croatia) 2010 ended today. Winner was Ulibin:, congratulations.

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  Tabanus: He was 2nd today in Stockholm Elo Challenge 12-16 May 2010:

May-31-12  LoveThatJoker: Happy Birthday, GM Ulibin!


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  eternaloptimist: Happy birthday wishes to GM Ulibin! I was born 2 years before him on the same day. May he play many more brilliant games!
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Where's Ulibin now?
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