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Mikhail Ulibin
Number of games in database: 450
Years covered: 1985 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2499 (2477 rapid, 2449 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2587

Overall record: +155 -106 =184 (55.5%)*
   * 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 (66) 
    B51 B40 B93 B56 B33
 French Defense (20) 
    C01 C07 C10 C02 C00
 Ruy Lopez (17) 
    C67 C65 C95 C90 C76
 Catalan (12) 
    E04 E06 E05
 Queen's Pawn Game (11) 
    E00 A41 A40
 Slav (10) 
    D15 D11 D12 D19 D18
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (88) 
    C05 C14 C07 C06 C02
 French Tarrasch (43) 
    C05 C06 C07 C08 C03
 Sicilian (28) 
    B80 B40 B83 B22 B26
 Dutch Defense (24) 
    A90 A84
 English, 1 c4 c5 (18) 
    A30 A34 A36 A37
 French (17) 
    C13 C00 C11
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Sorokin vs Ulibin, 1986 0-1
   L Nestorovic vs Ulibin, 2012 0-1
   Van Wely vs Ulibin, 2003 0-1
   M Tan vs Ulibin, 2008 0-1
   F Nordstrom vs Ulibin, 2002 0-1
   Rublevsky vs Ulibin, 2003 0-1
   D Rogozenco vs Ulibin, 1999 1/2-1/2
   M Szymanski vs Ulibin, 2001 0-1
   N Khechen vs Ulibin, 2000 0-1
   Gipslis vs Ulibin, 1988 0-1

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

   🏆 5th Cesme Open
   Ulibin vs K Shanava (Jun-18-17) 0-1
   G Quparadze vs Ulibin (Jun-16-17) 1-0
   Ulibin vs Y Solodovnichenko (Jun-14-17) 1/2-1/2
   V Nevednichy vs Ulibin (Jun-14-17) 1/2-1/2
   J Bai vs Ulibin (Dec-27-16) 1-0

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(born May-31-1971, 46 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 450  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Gelfand vs Ulibin 1-0301985YurmalaC03 French, Tarrasch
2. Ulibin vs M Golubev  ½-½331985Klaipeda jr SU-qualB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
3. Ulibin vs Kholmov  ½-½411986URS-ch otborC76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation
4. Ulibin vs Glek  0-1401986MinskC01 French, Exchange
5. Savon vs Ulibin 1-0291986URS-ch otborE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
6. Ulibin vs Dreev  0-1351986Sochi (Russia)B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
7. Ulibin vs M Krasenkow  0-1471986Minsk BelarusB33 Sicilian
8. Ulibin vs Gelfand ½-½461986Sochi (Russia)B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
9. M Sorokin vs Ulibin 0-1241986USSRC06 French, Tarrasch
10. Ulibin vs Shirov  ½-½421986Kapsukas jrC78 Ruy Lopez
11. Ulibin vs O Svirin  1-0201987Smolensk,RUSB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
12. Ulibin vs E Pigusov  ½-½421987PavlodarB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
13. Ulibin vs A Anastasian  0-1291987PavlodarB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
14. Yermolinsky vs Ulibin  ½-½431987PavlodarA30 English, Symmetrical
15. Ulibin vs Dvoirys  1-0801987KurskB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
16. Ulibin vs Chekhov  ½-½271987URS-ch otborB33 Sicilian
17. Smirin vs Ulibin 0-1481988Borzhomi U20C18 French, Winawer
18. Ulibin vs Dreev  ½-½191988Ch URS (1 liga) (cat.10)C01 French, Exchange
19. Ulibin vs Shirov  ½-½421988Ulibin,M; Volovik,DB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
20. Ulibin vs Yurtaev  1-0591988Ch URS (1 liga) (cat.10)B78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
21. Romanishin vs Ulibin  ½-½261988URS-FL56 SimferopolA30 English, Symmetrical
22. Balashov vs Ulibin  ½-½801988URSC00 French Defense
23. Dreev vs Ulibin  1-0421988Borzhomi (Georgia)A46 Queen's Pawn Game
24. Shirov vs Ulibin  1-0361988SSSRE41 Nimzo-Indian
25. Ulibin vs Yermolinsky  1-0221988Ch URS (1 liga) (cat.10)B89 Sicilian
 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 450  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!
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  offramp: Where's Ulibin now?
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