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Mikhail Vladimirovich Golubev
M V Golubev 
Number of games in database: 747
Years covered: 1979 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2476 (2360 rapid, 2321 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2570

Overall record: +299 -135 =238 (62.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 75 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (153) 
    B90 B87 B89 B30 B77
 French Defense (39) 
    C19 C18 C10 C11 C01
 Sicilian Najdorf (24) 
    B90 B98 B99 B96 B94
 Sicilian Dragon (20) 
    B77 B78 B76 B35 B70
 French Winawer (19) 
    C19 C18 C16
 Sicilian Taimanov (19) 
    B48 B45 B46 B47
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (192) 
    E92 E97 E84 E67 E76
 Sicilian (160) 
    B77 B76 B78 B22 B70
 Sicilian Dragon (103) 
    B77 B76 B78 B70 B72
 Queen's Pawn Game (19) 
    A46 A45 A40 D02 A41
 King's Indian Attack (7) 
 English (5) 
    A10 A16
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M V Golubev vs V Podinic, 2001 1-0
   V Bogdanovski vs M V Golubev, 1991 0-1
   M V Golubev vs E Grabowski, 2004 1-0
   M V Golubev vs R Mantovani, 1992 1-0
   M V Golubev vs Korchnoi, 2006 1-0
   D B Gurevich vs M V Golubev, 1992 0-1
   M V Golubev vs A Kovchan, 2006 1-0
   Adorjan vs M V Golubev, 1994 0-1
   S Bogdanovich vs M V Golubev, 2010 0-1
   D Bunzmann vs M V Golubev, 2002 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Pivdenny Bank Chess Cup (2008)
   Efim Geller Memorial (2005)

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   Mikhail Golubev's best games by MikhailGolubev
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   My 10 selected King's Indian games by AdolfoAugusto
   My 10 selected King's Indian games by MikhailGolubev

   🏆 Ukraine Cht Blitz
   M V Golubev vs A Aliferenko (May-25-17) 1/2-1/2, blitz
   A Nesteretz vs M V Golubev (May-25-17) 0-1, blitz
   M V Golubev vs Sergiy Trokhimishin (May-25-17) 1/2-1/2, blitz
   M V Golubev vs Evgen Dedkov (May-25-17) 1-0, blitz
   V Lukiyanchuk vs M V Golubev (May-25-17) 1/2-1/2, blitz

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(born May-30-1970, 48 years old) Ukraine

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GM Mikhail Vladimirovich Golubev (1996), author and journalist from Odessa, Ukraine.


Golubev was the silver medalist at the Ukrainian U17 Championship in 1984 and shared 7th-10th places in the USSR U18 Championship in 1985. He played on the Ukrainian U18 team in 1988 and was Ukrainian champion in 1996. He won the inaugural Neckar Open in 1997.

In total he was clear or equal first in 16 international tournaments with classical time controls (1992-2006).


His books include <Easy Guide to the Dragon>, <The Sicilian Sozin>; and <Understanding the King's Indian>.


He has been active as chess journalist since 1998 and was editor of the website Ukrainian Chess Online from 1998 till 2003.

Rating and ranking:

Highest ELO rating achieved: 2570 in January 1995. Highest position in the world rankings: 109th-119th in January 1994. Highest position among Ukrainians: 8th in January 1994.

Chess official:

Golubev was a member of the Board of the Association of Chess Professionals from October 2006 until February 2007.


Chessgames userid: User: MikhailGolubev; homepage:; Wikipedia article: Mikhail Golubev

Last updated: 2018-03-05 21:11:13

 page 1 of 30; games 1-25 of 747  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Bendersky vs M V Golubev  1-0461979Odessa (local competitions)E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
2. M V Golubev vs S Obukhov  ½-½381979Odessa, Ukrsovprof opB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
3. M V Golubev vs M Fiodorov  ½-½231980Odessa (local competitions)B77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
4. Karavaev vs M V Golubev  0-1181980Corr.B77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
5. Y Tarapatin vs M V Golubev  ½-½231981Odessa (local competitions)B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
6. Stasiuk vs M V Golubev  1-0481981Yalta jrB71 Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation
7. M V Golubev vs Meduschevsky  1-0341981Odessa (local competitions)B77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
8. Y Korsunsky vs M V Golubev  0-1291981Smela jr ttB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
9. A Brodsky vs M V Golubev  ½-½701981Odessa (local competitions)B70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
10. V Melnik vs M V Golubev  ½-½281981Odessa Ch sfB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
11. M V Golubev vs Usenko  ½-½261981Corr.B77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
12. N Gashibayazov vs M V Golubev 1-0321981Odessa Ch sfB71 Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation
13. Didkovsky vs M V Golubev  1-0271981Corr.B77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
14. Zhigailo vs M V Golubev  0-1301981Odessa (local competitions)B77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
15. M V Golubev vs A Z Rakhmangulov  0-1351981Odessa, Ukrsovprof opB06 Robatsch
16. N Kovytev vs M V Golubev  1-0541981Odessa, Ukrsovprof opA48 King's Indian
17. M V Golubev vs V Bliumberg  ½-½361982Odessa Ch jr /83C40 King's Knight Opening
18. M V Golubev vs V Vladyshevsky  1-0251982Odessa Ch jr /83C41 Philidor Defense
19. M V Golubev vs Alekseiuk  1-0291982Odessa (local competitions)B77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
20. N Bondarchuk vs M V Golubev  1-0371982Odessa Ch jr /83B53 Sicilian
21. M V Golubev vs Sergei Orlov  ½-½371982Odessa Ch jr /83B28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
22. B Orlov vs M V Golubev ½-½221982Corr.B77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
23. V Bichnevich vs M V Golubev  1-0361982Odessa Ch jr /83A42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
24. M V Golubev vs D Minond  1-0361982Odessa Ch jr /83C51 Evans Gambit
25. V Chayka vs M V Golubev 1-0351982Corr.B77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
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  Count Wedgemore: Hi there, GM Golubev. Thank you so much for posting that interview from Chess Today. It offered some interesting insights into how this site came about, and how Daniel Freeman viewed things (and the future) regarding this site 12 years ago. I am deeply saddened by his passing.

And thanks for your many excellent articles in Chess Today over the years.

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  morfishine: <MikhailGolubev> Thank you for posting the Daniel Freeman interview from 2006
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  MikhailGolubev: Thank you. Indeed, it wasn't me who posted the interview here at the ChessGames website. I am glad that it's still available online.
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  MikhailGolubev: A Titled Tuesday internet blitz game against GM Kamsky (Sicilian Kan)
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  MikhailGolubev: My new big chess review for the Kyiv chess federation website (lang; Rus.): Recent games of Ukrainian players, annotated. Including some good Korobov's wins from Abu Dhabi. Arjun Kalyan vs Kovchan 0-1 #SicilianDragon from Biel Open is what I like most.
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  MikhailGolubev: А new article on the Kyiv chess federation website (Rus. language): Kryvoruchko v Pantsulaia, Dubai 2018 #CaroKann - overview of the Short System
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  MikhailGolubev: My new review (language: Rus.) for the Kyiv Chess Federation website: Annotated games Yu.Vovk vs Buksa 1-0 (RL C83), Gasanov vs Aghayev 1-0 (QGA D24), Mikalsen vs Nedilko 1/2 (SI B86), etc.
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  MikhailGolubev: The eternal King's Indian :)
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  MikhailGolubev: Yukhtman Memorial - Annotated Game
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  MikhailGolubev: The Paraguayan website "Captain Chess" (Yamil Duba) says some good words about my book Understanding the Sicilian Thank you very much! This is what I like about chess: people from many different countries may be interested in what you are doing.
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  MikhailGolubev: The Batumi Endgame:
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  MikhailGolubev: My new review for the Kyiv Chess Fed website: (Russian language). 8 annotated wins of Ukrainian players.
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  MikhailGolubev: An interview with me is published in the magazine Magyar Sakkvilág ("Hungarian Chess") 10/2018.
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  OhioChessFan: Do you like being interviewed? Just put up with them? Ever feel like you're giving away secrets when you review games?
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  MikhailGolubev: <OhioChessFan> When a decent chess publication is asking for an interview, it's OK with me, why not.
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  MikhailGolubev: <OhioChessFan> As of now, I don't feel like I know any analytical chess secretes which I can't reveal.
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  MikhailGolubev: Team Ukraine vs Team Russia: a good blitz game
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  MikhailGolubev: Glad to see that Comprendre la Sicilienne, the French edition of my book Understanding the Sicilian, is now in the Top 10 best selling French language chess books at Amazon.
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  MikhailGolubev: The Sicilian Theme blitz match VS Ruslan Ponomariov
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  MikhailGolubev: Titled Tuesday: Dragon, KID and everything
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  MikhailGolubev: Mikhail Golubev Cup - November, 10,! :) details:
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  MikhailGolubev: The Deadman, just unstoppable in the Mikhail Golubev Cup
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  MikhailGolubev: Mikhail Golubev Cup - in TWIC 1253
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  MikhailGolubev: Mikhail Golubev Cup: prize-giving
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  MikhailGolubev: Mikhail Golubev Cup. The winner: GM Stanislav Bogdanovich
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