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Victor Markovich Mikhalevski
V M Mikhalevski 
Photography copyright © 2008, courtesy of chesspatzerblog.  
Number of games in database: 673
Years covered: 1990 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2583 (2501 rapid, 2521 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2632

Overall record: +249 -137 =183 (59.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 104 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (50) 
    E00 A46 A41 E10 A50
 Catalan (39) 
    E04 E06 E01 E05
 Slav (36) 
    D11 D17 D12 D15 D10
 English (35) 
    A13 A15 A14 A11 A10
 King's Indian (35) 
    E97 E94 E95 E91 E71
 Reti System (22) 
    A04 A06 A05
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (87) 
    C80 C77 C67 C70 C69
 Grunfeld (69) 
    D85 D80 D78 D86 D91
 Ruy Lopez, Open (44) 
    C80 C82 C81 C83
 English (37) 
    A15 A16 A13
 Sicilian (18) 
    B76 B30 B77 B52 B22
 Giuoco Piano (11) 
    C53 C54 C50
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   B Lengyel vs V M Mikhalevski, 1993 0-1
   J Berkvens vs V M Mikhalevski, 2000 0-1
   V M Mikhalevski vs R Gardner, 2012 1-0
   V M Mikhalevski vs K Miton, 2008 1-0
   V M Mikhalevski vs C Sandipan, 2002 1-0
   R A Ziatdinov vs V M Mikhalevski, 2005 1/2-1/2
   V M Mikhalevski vs Short, 2012 1-0
   F Vallejo Pons vs V M Mikhalevski, 2008 1/2-1/2
   Akobian vs V M Mikhalevski, 2011 0-1
   E Karasik vs V M Mikhalevski, 2004 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   World Open (2008)
   Spring North American FIDE Invitational (2006)
   Edmonton International (2012)
   World Open (2007)
   Zurich Chess Club 200th Anniversary (2009)
   2nd Queenstown Chess Classic (2009)
   Canadian Open (2009)
   Arctic Chess Challenge (2007)
   Canadian Open (2007)
   Hasselbacken Open (2016)
   10th European Individual Championship (2009)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2017)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2011)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2015)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2018)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   SPICE Cup 2008 by Black Pawn

   🏆 Gibraltar Masters
   G Welling vs V M Mikhalevski (Jan-22-19) 0-1
   V M Mikhalevski vs A Rakhmanov (Dec-30-18) 0-1, blitz
   I Iljiushenok vs V M Mikhalevski (Dec-30-18) 1-0, blitz
   V M Mikhalevski vs N Abdusattorov (Dec-30-18) 1-0, blitz
   K Piorun vs V M Mikhalevski (Dec-30-18) 0-1, blitz

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(born Jul-08-1972, 46 years old) Belarus (federation/nationality Israel)

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Victor Markovich Mikhalevski was born in Gomel, Belarus, but currently resides in Israel. He was twice Israeli champion under 20, in 1991 and 1992. He was awarded the GM title in 1996. In 2002 he placed 1st at the 1st International tournament in San Salvador, El Salvador with 7.5 out of 9 points. In 2007 he won the Calvia International Open and in 2010 the Calgary International Chess Classic.

Wikipedia article: Victor Mikhalevski

Last updated: 2018-03-16 06:11:35

 page 1 of 29; games 1-25 of 709  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Kramnik vs V M Mikhalevski  1-0481990Ch JuniorsC53 Giuoco Piano
2. Sherzer vs V M Mikhalevski  1-0291991Ch World (juniors)C80 Ruy Lopez, Open
3. V M Mikhalevski vs Baburin  ½-½131992Biel USUIOA75 Benoni, Classical with ...a6 and 10...Bg4
4. Beim vs V M Mikhalevski  1-0581992ISR-chA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
5. V M Mikhalevski vs V A Loginov  1-0521993BudapestE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
6. D B Gurevich vs V M Mikhalevski  1-0351993Beer ShevaA13 English
7. Gulko vs V M Mikhalevski  1-0411993Be'er ShevaD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. Korchnoi vs V M Mikhalevski  1-0361993Be'er ShevaD85 Grunfeld
9. A Chernin vs V M Mikhalevski  1-0421993BeershebaA28 English
10. Psakhis vs V M Mikhalevski  ½-½271993Be'er ShevaE52 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6
11. B Lengyel vs V M Mikhalevski 0-1221993BudapestC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
12. Sax vs V M Mikhalevski  0-1391993Benasque opC81 Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack
13. A Berelowitsch vs V M Mikhalevski  1-0451993Groningen Chess Festival; GM openC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
14. V M Mikhalevski vs S Savchenko  0-1411993Groningen Chess Festival; GM openD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
15. V K Neverov vs V M Mikhalevski  1-0431993Groningen Chess Festival; GM openD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
16. V M Mikhalevski vs Sutovsky  1-0311994Tel AvivE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
17. Vaisser vs V M Mikhalevski  0-1331994EU-Cup finalD85 Grunfeld
18. V M Mikhalevski vs I Sokolov  0-1331994LeeuwardenD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
19. D Komarov vs V M Mikhalevski  ½-½611995Platonov memD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
20. V M Mikhalevski vs Sutovsky  1-0211995ISRE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
21. V M Mikhalevski vs Kupreichik  0-1601995Bad EndbachE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
22. V M Mikhalevski vs N Davies  0-1481995It (cat.11)A41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
23. V M Mikhalevski vs O Cvitan  1-0351995EUCup finalE97 King's Indian
24. V M Mikhalevski vs J L Chabanon  0-1471995Bad EndbachA52 Budapest Gambit
25. G A Timoshenko vs V M Mikhalevski  ½-½641995Platonov memC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
 page 1 of 29; games 1-25 of 709  PGN Download
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  TheAlchemist: A correspondence game between Bertino and Podkrajsek from 2001 went:

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Nf3 b6 5.Qb3 Qe7 6.a3 Bxc3+ 7.Qxc3 Bb7 8.g3 d6 9.Bg2 Nbd7 10.O-O O-O 11.b3 Ne4 12.Qc2 f5 13.Ng5 Ndf6 14.Nh3 d5 15.f3 Nd6 16.c5 bxc5 17.dxc5 Nb5 18.Bb2 a5 19.e3 Rfb8 20.Nf2 Na7 21.e4 dxe4 22.fxe4 fxe4 23.Nxe4 Nxe4 24.Bxe4 Bxe4 25.Qxe4 Qxc5+ 26.Rf2 Re8 27.Rc1 Qd6

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A mistake. Correct was 27...Qe7! A thunderbolt now follows:

28.Bxg7!! Kxg7 29.Rf7+ Kxf7 30.Qxh7+ Kf6 31.Rf1+ Ke5 32.Qh5+ Ke4 33.Re1+ Kd4 34.Rd1+ Ke3 35.Qg5+ Kf3 36.Rf1+ Ke4 37.Re1+

And Black resigned in view of 37...Kd4 38.Qc1 Qa6 39.Qe3+ Kd5 40.Qe5+ Kc6 41.Rc1+ Kb6 42.Qxc7+ Kb5 43.Rc5#

Apr-20-07  CFMEU: Currently in Australia. Played in the Sydney International Open and finished equal second 7/9
Jul-08-07  BIDMONFA: Victor Mikhalevski


Oct-25-07  Karpova: He won the Calvia International Open with 8.0/9 and a performance of 2876!

Congratulations to you for your brilliant performance!

Spraggett was the runner-up with 7.0/9.

Several players followed with 6.5/9 like Kuzubov, Godena and Arakhamia-Grant!

Top seed Vallejo-Pons disappointed with 5.5/9 and 26th place.

Oct-28-07  Nikita Smirnov: What a good perfomance in Calvia!
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  brankat: Happy Birthday Victor!
Nov-03-08  timhortons: id e mailed daniel freeman of these photo that i got of grandmaster mikhalevski during the canadian open

i gave you the freedom to use it if you want for posting here.

Nov-03-08  timhortons: daniel freeman thanks for posting it.

at the canadian open id tried to take a snap of IM noritsyn of canada but the guy gave me a stern look that i back off humiliated.

he is a very nice guy at icc, a regular observer of nakamura game and a pleasant kibitzer, but things got different in that situation.

I compose my self gather a deep breath and stay in the corner.Id seen grandmaster mikhalivski get inside a hall, i go near him and ask if i could take a shot, he smiled and pose, i take 3 pics and these is the best one.

Nov-03-08  unsound: <timhortons> Nice photo. (And I really like that shot you've got on flcikr of the presidents cup--the frame's so crowded it gives it tons of atmosphere.)
Nov-04-08  timhortons: <unsound>, that photo belongs to manny ygpuara, kadsawy of kuwait chess and me cover the tournament, manny ygpuara of filipino kuwait chess association are feeding us news from time to time.

i hope 2009 could gather as much grandmaster to montreal, ill be taking more video and photo and make friends with them at icc.

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  wordfunph: GM Victor Mikhalevski once participated a tourney in the Philippines, i think it was PGMA Cup in 2007..

Happy Birthday GM Mikhalevski!

Jul-08-09  Don Cossacks: <wordfunph>Nope it was on 2006
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  wordfunph: <Don Cossacks: <wordfunph>Nope it was on 2006> ahhh....i wasn't sure. Thanks for the correction <Don Cossacks>..maybe you are GM Mikhalevski!
Jul-08-09  timhortons: happy bday gm mik!

one of the nicest GM.

Aug-04-09  jon01: Here are some cool pictures of Mikhalevski and Shirov taken in Canadian Open 2009.

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  Tabanus: Winner of the Calgary International Chess Classic (Canada) 20-24 May 2010:, congratulations!

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  wordfunph: happy bday gm mikhalevski!
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  PhilFeeley: I guess he's a quiet, unassuming guy; no controversial or rude behaviour 'a la Gormally or Kasparov. So he doesn't get much commentary. But I love the fact that he plays in Canada regularly. He's currently playing in the 7th Edmonton Internatonal (, and I wish him well.
Jun-27-12  King Death: <PhilFeeley> A lot of the IMs and GMs that I played or met when I was active were the same way. Personalities like Walter Browne were the exception not the rule in my experience. You wouldn't have known for example away from the board that Larry Christiansen was anything special, not that I knew him well but he seemed like a decent guy. Back in the mid 70s it was obvious he was going places, even before he got the GM title. The kid had a great eye for tactics.
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  HeMateMe: Looking at the photo, the guy looks happy, well adjusted and normal.

Are you SURE he's a chess champion?

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  OBIT: He looks like Seth Green (the comic guy guy on The Big Bang Theory), except with less hair:

Aug-20-12  mccarthpm: doesnt Q takes q just win easliy??
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  brankat: Happy Birthday GM Mikhalevski!
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  Richard Taylor: Good on Victor Mikhalevski! He is the same age as my son and has the same first name. But my son is not a chess player of his calibre...

But Mikhalevski has played some fine games as I see them above.

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  perfidious: Played Mikhalevski once, in an ICC event in spring 2001, the last time I faced a Gruenfeld; got waxed in my old favourite 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Bg5, which I used against players from duffer to GM.
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