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Mikhail Vladimirovich Golubev
M V Golubev 
Number of games in database: 748
Years covered: 1979 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2476 (2360 rapid, 2321 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2570
Overall record: +324 -165 =259 (60.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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B77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack (39 games)
E92 King's Indian (30 games)
B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack (27 games)
E97 King's Indian (22 games)
B78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long (22 games)
B90 Sicilian, Najdorf (19 games)
A07 King's Indian Attack (17 games)
E84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line (16 games)
B22 Sicilian, Alapin (16 games)
E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto (15 games)

   🏆 Ukraine Cht 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
   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

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(born May-30-1970, 49 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 748  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. N Gashibayazov vs M V Golubev 1-0321981Odessa Ch sfB71 Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation
6. Didkovsky vs M V Golubev  1-0271981Corr.B77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
7. Zhigailo vs M V Golubev  0-1301981Odessa (local competitions)B77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
8. M V Golubev vs A Z Rakhmangulov  0-1351981Odessa, Ukrsovprof opB06 Robatsch
9. Y Tarapatin vs M V Golubev  ½-½231981Odessa (local competitions)B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
10. Stasiuk vs M V Golubev  1-0481981Yalta jrB71 Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation
11. M V Golubev vs Meduschevsky  1-0341981Odessa (local competitions)B77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
12. Y Korsunsky vs M V Golubev  0-1291981Smela jr ttB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
13. A Brodsky vs M V Golubev  ½-½701981Odessa (local competitions)B70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
14. V Melnik vs M V Golubev  ½-½281981Odessa Ch sfB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
15. M V Golubev vs Usenko  ½-½261981Corr.B77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
16. N Kovytev vs M V Golubev  1-0541981Odessa, Ukrsovprof opA48 King's Indian
17. M V Golubev vs Melnikov  1-0241982Odessa Ch jr 1982/83C51 Evans Gambit
18. O Lozovatyi vs M V Golubev  0-1171982Odessa Ch jr 1982/83B53 Sicilian
19. I Belin vs M V Golubev  0-1431982Odessa Ch jr 1982/83E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
20. M V Golubev vs D Kostin  1-0321982Odessa Ch jr 1982/83B02 Alekhine's Defense
21. V Kravchenko vs M V Golubev  ½-½411982Odessa Ch jr 1982/83E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
22. M V Golubev vs V Bliumberg  ½-½361982Odessa Ch jr 1982/83C40 King's Knight Opening
23. M V Golubev vs V Vladyshevsky  1-0251982Odessa Ch jr 1982/83C41 Philidor Defense
24. M V Golubev vs Alekseiuk  1-0291982Odessa (local competitions)B77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
25. N Bondarchuk vs M V Golubev  1-0371982Odessa Ch jr 1982/83B53 Sicilian
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  MikhailGolubev: For what is chess
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  MikhailGolubev: Vladimir Galakhov Memorial (A blitz tournament with 7 GMs in Odessa)
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  MikhailGolubev: Odessa 2019 Christmas Chess Festival (Many photos and one annotated game. Quite funny, I think)
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  MikhailGolubev: updated - all my preserved chess games, ChessBase format/CBV archive
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  MikhailGolubev: On LCWL S3 Blitz Open 5|2 Div.1 Final Stage R10: Team Ukraine vs Team Russia 270.5-213,5 (My own result on the 13th board is two draws vs FM Maidel). 242 players from each side competed.
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  MikhailGolubev: The evergreen French Winawer system, crushed
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  MikhailGolubev: Tata Steel Chess: The duel which really excited me on the final day turned out to be a rather quick draw between Mamedyarov and Fedoseev - look at the game and you will understand why.
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  MikhailGolubev: The Odessa Chess TV program Shkola Chempionov returns! The guest of the 51st instalment - GM Bogdanovich, 3 times UKR rapid chess champ, who speaks about his recent drawn bullet game vs Magnus Carlsen, blitz & rapid, and chess in Internet Language: Russian
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  MikhailGolubev: Losing to an 8-year old
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  MikhailGolubev: Kamsky, Trompowsky and more. The blitz games are rarely consistent but often are curious - and it's probably a good time to show a new selection of them.
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  MikhailGolubev: rematch vs the incredible prodigy Tykhon Cherniaiev:
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  MikhailGolubev: MG vs Tykhon Cherniaev, Feb 7 match, all games (PGN):
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  MikhailGolubev: In Lviv
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  MikhailGolubev: My chess lecture in Odessa
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  MikhailGolubev: Poroshenko has finally GONE. I supported him in 2014-15. 2016 was a turning year: his unwillingness to fight vs corruption became OBVIOUS. Then, I opposed him. The 2016-19 pics from Odessa, some from Kyiv: my anti-Poroshenko placards in Ukr, Rus, Eng. :)
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  MikhailGolubev: Quelques commentaires sur mon livre "Comprendre la Sicilienne" (l'Údition franšaise de "Understanding the Sicilian"). Some opinions in French on my book Comprendre la Sicilienne (the French editon of Understanding the Sicilian):
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  MikhailGolubev: Our team Papashon - Chateau Grona (Odessa) will compete in the Ukrainian clubs chess champioship (rapid) in Chornomorsk on 29-30 May. Chess Results: (The classical tournament ended on May, 28: Law Academy Kharkov took the 1st place.)
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  MikhailGolubev: Our Odessa team PAPASHON - CHATEAU GRONA at the UKR clubs chess championship (rapid) in Chornomorsk, May 29-30.
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  MikhailGolubev: Some tactics: two wins with Black
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  MikhailGolubev: new Puzzle Rush ( personal best, 45.
I felt I could do it.
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  moronovich: Congrats <Mikhail> !
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  MikhailGolubev: Top 5 candidates from the Movement of New Forces party for parliamentary elections in UKR include leader Saakashvili, form. dep. prosecutor general Sakvarelidze, Doniy, grandmaster Zhukova, ex-minister Lanovy: Oleg Mikhaylyk is #9. I'll vote for them!
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  MikhailGolubev: Norway Chess 2019: the best game?
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  MikhailGolubev: Mar del Plata Variation - improvised revelations
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  MikhailGolubev: Started to play in the Odessa Region Open Championship 2019 Final. Hard to believe. It's already the second classical tournament for me this year. The last year when I played more than one classical tournament was 2009.
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