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Mikhail Ulibin
Number of games in database: 446
Years covered: 1985 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2499 (2477 rapid, 2449 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2587

Overall record: +155 -104 =182 (55.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 5 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (65) 
    B40 B93 B51 B56 B33
 French Defense (20) 
    C01 C02 C10 C07 C00
 Ruy Lopez (17) 
    C76 C67 C65 C95 C90
 Catalan (12) 
    E04 E06 E05
 Queen's Pawn Game (11) 
    E00 A41 A40
 Modern Benoni (10) 
    A62 A57 A65 A58 A56
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (88) 
    C05 C14 C06 C07 C02
 French Tarrasch (43) 
    C05 C07 C06 C08 C03
 Sicilian (28) 
    B80 B40 B83 B81 B22
 Dutch Defense (24) 
    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
   F Nordstrom vs Ulibin, 2002 0-1
   Rublevsky vs Ulibin, 2003 0-1
   D Rogozenco vs Ulibin, 1999 1/2-1/2
   N Khechen vs Ulibin, 2000 0-1
   Gipslis vs Ulibin, 1988 0-1

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

   Jinshi Bai vs Ulibin (Dec-27-16) 1-0
   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

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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 446  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 Gelfand ½-½46 1986 Sochi (Russia)B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
4. Ulibin vs M Krasenkow  0-147 1986 Minsk BelarusB33 Sicilian
5. Ulibin vs Kholmov  ½-½41 1986 URS-ch otborC76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation
6. M Sorokin vs Ulibin 0-124 1986 USSRC06 French, Tarrasch
7. Ulibin vs Glek  0-140 1986 MinskC01 French, Exchange
8. Ulibin vs Shirov  ½-½42 1986 Kapsukas jrC78 Ruy Lopez
9. Savon vs Ulibin 1-029 1986 URS-ch otborE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
10. Ulibin vs Dreev  0-135 1986 Sochi (Russia)B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
11. Ulibin vs O Svirin  1-020 1987 Smolensk,RUSB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
12. Ulibin vs Chekhov  ½-½27 1987 URS-ch otborB33 Sicilian
13. Ulibin vs E Pigusov  ½-½42 1987 PavlodarB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
14. Ulibin vs A Anastasian  0-129 1987 PavlodarB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
15. Ulibin vs Dvoirys  1-080 1987 KurskB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
16. Yermolinsky vs Ulibin  ½-½43 1987 PavlodarA30 English, Symmetrical
17. Kasparov vs Ulibin ½-½40 1988 CannesA30 English, Symmetrical
18. Ulibin vs Shirov  ½-½42 1988 BorzhomiB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
19. Smirin vs Ulibin 0-148 1988 Borzhomi U20C18 French, Winawer
20. Balashov vs Ulibin  ½-½80 1988 URSC00 French Defense
21. Ulibin vs Dreev  ½-½19 1988 Ch URS (1 liga) (cat.10)C01 French, Exchange
22. Balashov vs Ulibin  ½-½18 1988 Nabereznye ChelnyA46 Queen's Pawn Game
23. Dreev vs Ulibin  1-042 1988 Borzhomi (Georgia)A46 Queen's Pawn Game
24. Ulibin vs Shirov  ½-½42 1988 Ulibin,M; Volovik,DB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
25. Ulibin vs Yurtaev  1-059 1988 Ch URS (1 liga) (cat.10)B78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 446  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.
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  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!
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  offramp: Where's Ulibin now?
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