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Jusefs Petkevich
Number of games in database: 55
Years covered: 1965 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2348 (2253 rapid, 2303 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2440
Overall record: +10 -18 =26 (42.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      1 exhibition game, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    D02 A41 D05
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (12) 
    B90 B94 B85 B50 B92
 Sicilian Najdorf (6) 
    B90 B94 B92
 King's Indian (5) 
    E92 E98 E90 E62 E71
 Modern Benoni (4) 
    A57 A70 A67
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   J Petkevich vs S Joksic, 2001 1-0
   J Petkevich vs Tal, 1965 1/2-1/2

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(born Dec-19-1940, 75 years old) Latvia

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This GM won the 2002 World Senior Chess Championship.

Wikipedia article: Jusefs Petkevich

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 55  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. J Petkevich vs Tal ½-½23 1965 RigaB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
2. I Platonov vs J Petkevich  ½-½18 1967 Olympiad URSB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
3. J Petkevich vs I Platonov  0-138 1968 Riga Ch Chess Club LA57 Benko Gambit
4. Bronstein vs J Petkevich  1-049 1969 KievA30 English, Symmetrical
5. Bagirov vs J Petkevich  1-033 1970 WitefskD80 Grunfeld
6. Dzindzichashvili vs J Petkevich  ½-½45 1972 Olympiad URSE98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
7. V Tukmakov vs J Petkevich  1-022 1972 URS-chTC09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
8. I Zaitsev vs J Petkevich  1-025 1974 URS-ch qualB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
9. L Gutman vs J Petkevich 1-028 1975 LAT-chB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
10. J Petkevich vs Alburt  ½-½41 1975 Olympiad URSA15 English
11. Vasiukov vs J Petkevich  1-045 1976 URS-CupTB85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
12. Lutikov vs J Petkevich  ½-½31 1977 YerevanB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
13. J Petkevich vs M Cojocaru  ½-½55 1977 Rzeszow opE92 King's Indian
14. Tseshkovsky vs J Petkevich  1-028 1977 YerevanB85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
15. Igor Ivanov vs J Petkevich  ½-½32 1977 TournamentA57 Benko Gambit
16. Tseshkovsky vs J Petkevich  ½-½45 1979 URS SpartakiadB33 Sicilian
17. Shirov vs J Petkevich  0-122 1985 Riga (Latvia)C03 French, Tarrasch
18. J Petkevich vs Shabalov  1-034 1985 RigaA30 English, Symmetrical
19. J Petkevich vs Shabalov  0-140 1987 RigaD02 Queen's Pawn Game
20. Shirov vs J Petkevich  1-031 1987 RigaE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
21. J Petkevich vs M Hawelko  ½-½41 1988 It (cat.7)C26 Vienna
22. Wojtkiewicz vs J Petkevich  ½-½15 1988 C07,VIIE92 King's Indian
23. J Petkevich vs Kholmov  ½-½52 1989 Spring opA04 Reti Opening
24. Bronstein vs J Petkevich ½-½13 1989 Warsaw opC34 King's Gambit Accepted
25. Z Gofshtein vs J Petkevich  1-042 1993 Groningen Chess Festival; GM openB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
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  whiteshark: Happy Birthday.

Jusefs Petkevich (born 19 December 1940, Riga) is a Latvian chess Grandmaster.


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  whiteshark: He won in Riga Championship in 1967 with fantastic result (13 points from 13 games). He tied for 1st-3rd at Pärnu 1967. He thrice shared 1st in Latvian Chess Championship (1969, 1974, 1985)

Petkevich was awarded the International Master (IM) title in 1980, and the GM title in 2002 for winning the 12th World Senior Chess Championship at Naumburg 2002.

Mar-30-10  DiscoJew: I once spent an evening with this man without even realizing fully who he was. He taught me the Nimzo Indian, Queen's and Bogo Complex as well as the Sicilian Four Knights for black for free, over 3 or 4 hours. I was blown away; we communicated fast and he seen how quickly I grasped his ideas...he was nice enough to share his wisdom and experience with me. Thanks!
Dec-19-11  BIDMONFA: Jusefs Petkevich


Apr-26-15  zanzibar: I believe he matches the <URS Cup (1970)> player listed as <Петкевич>.

-- Beware <Петкевич> google translates to <Pyatkevich>, and not <Petkevich>.

He's also listed in the Soviet <Chess Encyclopedia Dictionary> as receiving the <Master of Sports> title in 1967 under the name <ю. Петкевич>.

Apr-26-15  zanzibar: BTW- there are a plethora of alternative spellings given on his wiki page:

<Juzefs Petkēvičs (Jusefs Petkevich, Josef Petkevitch, Józef Pietkiewicz)>,

none of which match my google translate of his presumed Cyrillic name.

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