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Jusefs Izodorovich Petkevich
Number of games in database: 55
Years covered: 1965 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2335 (2256 rapid, 2303 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2440

Overall record: +10 -18 =26 (42.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, 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 (7) 
    B90 B94 B92 B93
 King's Indian (5) 
    E62 E71 E90 E92 E98
 Modern Benoni (4) 
    A57 A70 A67
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Petkevich vs S Joksic, 2001 1-0
   Petkevich vs Tal, 1965 1/2-1/2

   🏆 Vladimir Petrov Memorial (Rapid)
   Mamedyarov vs Petkevich (Mar-07-15) 1-0, rapid

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(born Dec-19-1940, 77 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 YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Petkevich vs Tal ½-½231965RigaB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
2. I Platonov vs Petkevich  ½-½181967Olympiad URSB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
3. Petkevich vs I Platonov  0-1381968Riga Ch Chess Club LA57 Benko Gambit
4. Bronstein vs Petkevich  1-0491969KievA30 English, Symmetrical
5. Bagirov vs Petkevich  1-0331970URS-ch sfD80 Grunfeld
6. V Tukmakov vs Petkevich  1-022197212th Soviet Team-ch final AC09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
7. Dzindzichashvili vs Petkevich  ½-½45197212th Soviet Team-ch final AE98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
8. I Zaitsev vs Petkevich  1-0251974URS-ch qualB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
9. L Gutman vs Petkevich 1-0281975LAT-chB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
10. Petkevich vs Alburt  ½-½41197513th Soviet Team-ch final AA15 English
11. Vasiukov vs Petkevich  1-04519769th Soviet Team CupB85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
12. Tseshkovsky vs Petkevich  1-0281977YerevanB85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
13. Igor Ivanov vs Petkevich  ½-½321977TournamentA57 Benko Gambit
14. Petkevich vs M Cojocaru  ½-½551977Rzeszow opE92 King's Indian
15. Lutikov vs Petkevich  ½-½311977YerevanB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
16. Tseshkovsky vs Petkevich  ½-½45197914th Soviet Team-ch qual group 3B33 Sicilian
17. Shirov vs Petkevich  0-1221985Riga (Latvia)C03 French, Tarrasch
18. Petkevich vs Shabalov  1-0341985RigaA30 English, Symmetrical
19. Petkevich vs Shabalov  0-1401987RigaD02 Queen's Pawn Game
20. Shirov vs Petkevich  1-0311987RigaE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
21. Petkevich vs M Hawelko  ½-½411988It (cat.7)C26 Vienna
22. Wojtkiewicz vs Petkevich  ½-½151988NaleczowE92 King's Indian
23. Bronstein vs Petkevich ½-½131989Warsaw opC34 King's Gambit Accepted
24. Petkevich vs Kholmov  ½-½521989Spring opA04 Reti Opening
25. Z Gofshtein vs Petkevich  1-0421993Groningen 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


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  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>.

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  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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