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Evgeny Vladimirov
Number of games in database: 833
Years covered: 1968 to 2010
Last FIDE rating: 2601 (2609 rapid, 2512 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2628
Overall record: +351 -124 =299 (64.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      59 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (45) 
    E66 E62 E94 E68 E90
 Queen's Indian (36) 
    E12 E17 E15 E18 E16
 Queen's Pawn Game (36) 
    E00 A40 A41 D02 E10
 Queen's Gambit Declined (29) 
    D35 D31 D37 D36 D38
 Reti System (21) 
    A04 A06 A05
 Slav (21) 
    D19 D11 D10 D17 D15
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (52) 
    C61 C67 C95 C73 C88
 French Defense (43) 
    C09 C07 C18 C17 C00
 Sicilian (31) 
    B31 B33 B30 B47 B56
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (27) 
    D27 D20 D28 D24 D29
 Queen's Indian (23) 
    E12 E15 E14 E13 E19
 French Tarrasch (22) 
    C09 C07 C03 C08 C05
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   E Vladimirov vs Epishin, 1987 1-0
   E Vladimirov vs A V Kharitonov, 1977 1-0
   E Vladimirov vs G Agzamov, 1977 1-0
   E Vladimirov vs P Van der Sterren, 1990 1-0
   E Vladimirov vs D Donchev, 1975 1-0
   Tseshkovsky vs E Vladimirov, 1986 0-1
   E Vladimirov vs S Zagrebelny, 1988 1-0
   E Vladimirov vs V Mikhalevski, 2001 1-0
   D V Prasad vs E Vladimirov, 1991 0-1
   G Zaichik vs E Vladimirov, 1976 0-1

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   6th Dubai Open (2004)

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(born Jan-20-1957, 58 years old) Kazakhstan

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Evgeny Vladimirov was awarded the GM title in 1989. He was 3rd at Havana 1986, 1st at Tashkent 1987 and 1st at Frunze 1988. He is also a FIDE Senior Trainer.

Wikipedia article: Evgeny Vladimirov

 page 1 of 34; games 1-25 of 833  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. E Vladimirov vs Gulko  ½-½41 1968 FrankrigE26 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
2. E Vladimirov vs S Sazontiev 1-029 1970 Leningrad-chD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. D Zernitsky vs E Vladimirov  0-125 1970 LeningradE97 King's Indian
4. E Bukhman vs E Vladimirov  1-058 1970 Leningrad-chE70 King's Indian
5. E Vladimirov vs S Rozenberg 1-034 1974 SukhumiB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
6. E Vladimirov vs V Vorotnikov 0-122 1974 LeningradD22 Queen's Gambit Accepted
7. E Vladimirov vs O Kaminsky 0-136 1974 Leningrad-chD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. E Vladimirov vs A N Panchenko  ½-½58 1974 URS CupB33 Sicilian
9. E Vladimirov vs Z Mikadze  0-125 1974 SukhumiA04 Reti Opening
10. E Vladimirov vs V Faibisovich  1-041 1974 Leningrad-chD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. E Vladimirov vs Dzuban  1-033 1974 URS CupE68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
12. E Vladimirov vs E Bukhman 1-023 1974 SukhumiB86 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
13. E Vladimirov vs Gorelov  0-154 1974 URS-ch U18C68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
14. A N Panchenko vs E Vladimirov  1-054 1974 URS CupC07 French, Tarrasch
15. A Bokuchava vs E Vladimirov 1-019 1974 SukhumiB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
16. E Vladimirov vs L Bass  1-028 1974 URS-ch U18B17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
17. E Vladimirov vs A Vooremaa  1-039 1974 SukhumiD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. S Yuferov vs E Vladimirov  ½-½23 1974 MinskA61 Benoni
19. V Zilberstein vs E Vladimirov  0-140 1974 URS CupA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
20. Petursson vs E Vladimirov  ½-½46 1975 Hallsberg - int'l jrD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
21. E Vladimirov vs M D Tseitlin  1-041 1975 URS-ch otborB06 Robatsch
22. E Vladimirov vs Podgaets  ½-½30 1975 URS-chTA15 English
23. F Pripis vs E Vladimirov  0-134 1975 SimferopolB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
24. E Vladimirov vs L Sanghed  ½-½61 1975 Hallsberg - int'l jrA07 King's Indian Attack
25. A Kapengut vs E Vladimirov  1-045 1975 URS-ch otborB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
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  offramp: Bob Cunningham says:
"I have received a number of comments on my proposition that Kasparov's name should be pronounced "Harry" by English speakers. Most of them were by private e-mail, so I can't quote them directly. One responder, who seemed to have a good knowledge of Russian, agreed with me that the double "r" is not found in native Russian words. All of the words he could think of were foreign importations. This seems to make it clear that the name "Garry" came from somewhere outside Russian. The fact that his father had a Western European sounding name (which I don't remember at the moment) strongly suggests to me that "Garry" came from the name "Harry", which probably came from the family's western roots. Another responder said that he had discussed Kasparov's first name with him early in Kasparov's career. Apparently Kasparov wanted help in deciding how his name should be expressed in the international chess community. "Garry", "Gary", and "Harry" were considered, and the aforementioned responder recommended "Gary". I personally believe that when a name is a transliteration from English, it should resume its original English spelling when translated back. If a Russian writer wanted to talk about our President Harrison, he would spell it and pronounce it "Garrison", but if I were translating his work into English I would spell it and pronounce it "Harrison". One responder mentioned an example of English retaining the slavic transliteration: He said that the name "Gurevich" was originally a slavic rendition of "Horowitz". I find about nineteen non-anglicized versions in my local 'phone book (divided among Gurevich, Gurewitz, Gurevitz, and Gurevitch). Anyhow, until I hear otherwise from Kasparov or someone with authority to speak for him, I am going to think of the world's best chess player as Harry Kasparov."

<acirce> I think I was thinking of Kasparyan.

Sep-07-04  WMD: During the 1986 WC match, Kasparov accused Vladimirov, one of his seconds, of passing information to Karpov's camp. This came after Gary had lost three straight games, nos 16-18.
Sep-12-04  yoozum: is harry really short for henry though? it seems weird considering they both have the same letters. unlike bob/robert, dick/richard, etc..
Sep-13-04  Lawrence: <yoozum>, not a "short" form, just a friendly alternative. Compare John/Jack and James/Jimmy.
Sep-13-04  yoozum: yeah, i forgot about james/jimmy but is jack really a nickname for john? weird.
Dec-28-04  WMD: I don't think the name Gary/Garry was used before its adoption by the film star Gary Cooper.

"Nan (Collins, a studio casting director) came from Gary, Indiana, and suggested I adopt that name. She felt it was more exciting than Frank. I figured I'd give it a try. Good thing she didn't come from Poughkeepsie."

Dec-28-04  Lawrence: <WMD>, ain't Google incredible? says that "Gary" is Old English, Latin, Teutonic, and means "spear carrier."
Feb-21-05  roni.chessman: Yeouch this got annihilated by Hydra!!!
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  cu8sfan: Is today's player of the day actually two players? This guy here played U20 in 1975 so he can be born no earlier than 1955. I think it highly unlikely that he played against Spassky in 1961. The later games must be from, born Jan 20th, 1957.
May-18-05  Runemaster: <Lawrence> "gar" means "spear" in Old English, but I'd never associated it with the name Gary before.
May-18-05  WTHarvey: The earliest game by Evgeny in Chess Assistant 8.0, is 1967 (a club game against Beliavsky). However, there are 9 Vladimirovs that CA covers.

Here are some puzzles from Evgeny's early games:

Oct-28-05  Astardis: Harry Kasparov, right. now, why don't we go all the way and drop that un-american v at the end? why not call him Harry Kasp? and since the K is not used that much in America either, why not Harry Casp? Gotta love you Americans... God bless the USA
Nov-30-05  Steppenwolf: Harry Cask would be best
Jan-09-06  BIDMONFA: Evgeny Vladimirov

Sub-Champion European Championship Junior 1977

Jan-20-08  BIDMONFA: Evgeny Vladimirov


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  Karpova: Edward Winter:

<As is well known, after losing three consecutive games to Karpov, Kasparov accused Vladimirov, his second, of treachery. He repeated his denunciation, at length, on pages 203-208 of "Child of Change". A couple of sample extracts follow:

‘... the logic of the way things developed then, prove, to my mind though Vladimirov denies it – that I was betrayed ...’ (page 204)

‘I have often wondered what drove Vladimirov to behave as he did ... The motive, I think, was a twisted kind of jealousy ... He was having to live through me. I was achieving the sort of success he craved for himself and which he thought his own talents deserved. Deep down he resented my success. He thought it should be his. This kind of feeling makes a man a natural traitor, especially if it is allied to a weak personality with a tendency to self-degradation.’ (page 205)

Kasparov has never offered proof, and fawning journalists have never demanded any. But now, having destroyed Vladimirov’s reputation, the same Kasparov has the gall to write on page 113 of "London-Leningrad Championship Games":

‘... a serious conflict occurred in my relations with Vladimirov after the 19th game. To me he seemed to be behaving strangely – copying out the analysis of openings employed in the match. I cannot assert anything, and I have no grounds for accusing him, but equally I can no longer trust Vladimirov as I used to.’

Note those words carefully:

‘... I cannot assert anything, and I have no grounds for accusing him ...’>


Jun-18-09  AnalyzeThis: Destroy a man's reputation, repent at leisure.
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  Fusilli: <AnalyzeThis> I second that, brother. Kasparov always was a sore loser who would never take responsibility and always blame others with made-up claims. Remember how he couldn't stand losing to the computer and accused IBM of cheating? And he says Vladimirov has a weak personality and needed him to lose to feel good about himself? So, Vladimirov needed the man who was paying him to lose? I don't know anything about Vladimirov, but this logic is just stupid. What a child, this Kasparov, for God's sake. Like Fischer, thank you for your games, but please shut up.
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  kellmano: <Fusilli> Thirded.

I was always annoyed that Kasparov was so very good, as his personalty is not to my taste.

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  perfidious: <Karpova:

'...I cannot assert anything, and I have no grounds for accusing him, but equally I can no longer trust Vladimirov as I used to.’>

Kasparov began to distrust Vladimirov, whatever his reasons.

Fair enough, and I'm not about to question his feelings or the circumstances, as I wasn't a party to any of this.

The published, unsubstantiated accusations are another matter, however, as even Kasparov acknowledges that he lacks any substantive evidence therein.

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  PhilFeeley: <yoozum: yeah, i forgot about james/jimmy but is jack really a nickname for john? weird. > It does seem weird, but John F. Kennedy was always known as "Jack".
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  perfidious: <yoozum: is harry really short for henry though?>

Sure is, same as Larry is the nickname for Lawrence/Laurence.

Dec-01-13  falso contacto: And "Enzo" for Lorenzo. Which hides the golden reference.
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  perfidious: <AnalyzeThis: Destroy a man's reputation, repent at leisure.>

Maybe Kasparov will find it in his heart to feel regret over the manner in which he sullied Vladimirov's reputation, but I am not banking on it.

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