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Semen I Dvoirys
Number of games in database: 561
Years covered: 1974 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2548 (2492 rapid, 2481 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2615

Overall record: +203 -121 =230 (57.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 7 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (96) 
    B33 B36 B84 B90 B76
 Ruy Lopez (63) 
    C78 C92 C67 C90 C60
 French Defense (48) 
    C02 C03 C07 C09 C05
 Caro-Kann (19) 
    B10 B11 B18 B17 B19
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (18) 
    C92 C96 C90 C89 C95
 French Tarrasch (18) 
    C03 C07 C09 C05 C08
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (131) 
    B90 B92 B22 B93 B51
 Sicilian Najdorf (70) 
    B90 B92 B93 B96 B91
 Grunfeld (65) 
    D85 D80 D86 D76 D99
 English, 1 c4 c5 (17) 
    A30 A33 A37 A34 A31
 English (12) 
    A15 A14
 Queen's Indian (9) 
    E15 E12 E14
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Dvoirys vs S Poliantsev, 1987 1-0
   Dvoirys vs Khalifman, 1997 1-0
   U Atakisi vs Dvoirys, 2003 0-1
   Dvoirys vs G Timoshchenko, 1988 1-0
   Dvoirys vs G Feher, 1991 1-0
   M de Jong vs Dvoirys, 2003 0-1
   Dvoirys vs R Mamedov, 2012 1/2-1/2
   Dvoirys vs Kasparov, 1975 1/2-1/2
   Dvoirys vs J Meister, 1991 1-0
   V Malakhov vs Dvoirys, 2004 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   56th Russian Championships (2003)
   66th Russian Championship Higher League (2013)
   Cappelle la Grande (2007)
   3rd Aeroflot Festival (2004)
   Cappelle la Grande (2009)
   58th Russian Championship Semifinals (2005)
   57th Russian Championship Qualifier (2004)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   20th European Club Cup (2004)
   21st European Club Cup (2005)
   European Club Cup (2015)
   European Individual Championship (2015)

   Dvoirys vs A Givon (Dec-13-16) 1-0
   Dvoirys vs R Soffer (Dec-12-16) 1/2-1/2
   T Baron vs Dvoirys (Dec-11-16) 1-0
   A Boruchovsky vs Dvoirys (Dec-10-16) 1/2-1/2
   Dvoirys vs E Postny (Dec-09-16) 1/2-1/2

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(born Nov-02-1958, 58 years old) Russia

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Semion Isaakevich Dvoirys received the Grandmaster title in 1990.

Wikipedia article: Semen Dvoirys

 page 1 of 23; games 1-25 of 561  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Dolmatov vs Dvoirys  0-134 1974 VolgogradB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
2. Dvoirys vs M Lifljandcik  1-023 1975 URS-ch U18C89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
3. Dvoirys vs Kasparov ½-½45 1975 BakuB89 Sicilian
4. Taimanov vs Dvoirys  1-031 1980 USSRD80 Grunfeld
5. Dvoirys vs Chekhov  1-031 1980 RSFSRB33 Sicilian
6. Chiburdanidze vs Dvoirys 1-029 1980 URS-ch48 sf TallinnB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
7. Dvoirys vs E Kengis  1-038 1981 ?B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
8. A Sokolov vs Dvoirys  ½-½40 1981 MoscowB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
9. Tseshkovsky vs Dvoirys  1-078 1981 Festival RossiaB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
10. Dvoirys vs E Kengis  1-041 1982 ?B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
11. Dvoirys vs Chiburdanidze 1-024 1982 USSRB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
12. Tal vs Dvoirys  ½-½15 1982 Chigorin-mem URSA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
13. Dvoirys vs E Pigusov  ½-½38 1982 SochiB36 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
14. Speelman vs Dvoirys  ½-½22 1982 SochiA15 English
15. Dvoirys vs Romanishin  ½-½50 1982 SochiC87 Ruy Lopez
16. L Hazai vs Dvoirys  0-129 1982 SochiB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
17. Dvoirys vs Averkin  1-031 1982 SochiE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
18. Ftacnik vs Dvoirys 0-149 1982 SochiD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
19. Geller vs Dvoirys  1-031 1982 SochiB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
20. P Nikolic vs Dvoirys  1-024 1982 SochiD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
21. Dvoirys vs Psakhis  1-040 1982 Sochi 34/369C07 French, Tarrasch
22. Dvoirys vs Chandler  1-067 1982 SochiB50 Sicilian
23. S Semkov vs Dvoirys  0-157 1982 SochiD76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
24. Dvoirys vs Razuvaev  ½-½19 1982 SochiB83 Sicilian
25. A N Panchenko vs Dvoirys  ½-½18 1982 SochiC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4
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  acirce: Russian.
Oct-30-04  Catfriend: I knew him by this wonderful loss:
Sutovsky vs Dvoirys, 2003
But he has also very nice victories..
Oct-30-04  PinkPanther: I don't know, but this guy comes off to me as being a bit nutty :)
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  Knight13: I never knew who the heck he was until today, "the player of the day."
Nov-02-06  BIDMONFA: Semen I Dvoirys


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  plang: Certainly one of his best games was his nice attacking win over Khalifman in the 1997 russian championship which was voted 4th best game in Informant #69 but it is not included in this database.
Apr-05-07  wordfun: He obtained his GM title in 1990.
Apr-05-07  veigaman: What a name! He must be a player with testicles:)
May-29-07  Vash854: Actualy in Russian the second e has 2 dots over it which is pronounced like Semyon (roughly), but in English they don't have such a letter so they write Semen (I carry the same name btw).
Oct-22-08  Karpova: Hans Ree in "One Hundred Percent Chessplayer" from December 1997:

<Dvoirys had been in Leeuwarden before and once he had thrown his shoe through the tournament hall after a defeat. He always came with a few companions and this time his companions had told the Leeuwarden organizers that during a tournament in France, a few weeks earlier, they had worried about Dvoirys, because they had noticed that during the night he had disappeared. It was only after a long search that they had found him, in the woods near a hollow tree where every day he had been hiding food, picnicking in the middle of night.

As long as Dvoirys was doing well in the tournament we noticed nothing peculiar about him, but in the seventh round against Bosboom he suffered the first of three consecutive defeats and in despair he broke a block of chocolate in to little pieces, threw them all about and then went to collect them, searching under his own and his neighbor's table. They were quite surprised when, in the heat of battle, they suddenly found another player crawling under their legs. "Gentlemen please, serious games in progress!" is the traditional arbiter's call to order, but the arbiter was speechless and anyway, his words would have been powerless.

After losing to Lobron in the last round, Dvoirys kneeled and beat his head three times on the floor with great force. I did not see it, for I was outside the building smoking a cigarette - yes, Americans, the anti-smoking brigade has reached our shores, but in defence of the rules committee it has to be said that we played in a museum among paintings of seventeenth century masters - and I barely saw how Dvoirys came hurrying out of the building at full speed only missing hitting a wall of the Chancellery by sheer luck before disappearing out of sight.

The chief organizer told us that once in Russia Dvoirys had beaten his head until it bled with his opponent's queen that he had just captured. "This is not quite true," said Russian grandmaster Gleizerov. "It was a knight. The knight is very sharp in Russia. His behavior has to be explained by the fact that he is a one hundred percent chessplayer. Chess is his life.''>

Feb-22-09  MarvinTsai: Nice sharing, <Karpova>, considering this game: Dvoirys vs Wang Yue, 2007 , he must have been quite upset at the end.
Mar-18-09  Whitehat1963: Okay, come on. SERIOUSLY!
Mar-18-09  I Like Fish: a hundred per cent...
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  DarthStapler: I hear this guy is an "up and cumming" player
Jul-23-10  wolfmaster: I bet he doesn't play much now; the climax of his career was a while ago.
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  wordfunph: watta name!

happy birthday Semen..

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  Stonehenge: Russian pronounciation has everything to do with where the emphasis lies. For example Roman is pronounced as Raman, with the emphasis on the last a. The second e in Semen is actually a 'jo' (jolka) -no, not 'djo' as in English. In spoken language it's something like Siemjon -jon *not* being pronounced as John.
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  FSR: His name is "Semen"? Come now.
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  perfidious: <FSR> Here's another variant of Simon in Russian, featuring a better-known player: Semyon Abramovich Furman.
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  FSR: <perfidious> There's also Simen Agdestein.
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  perfidious: <FSR> A while ago, I worked with a guy whose last name was Siemen. He was a real drip-pun very much intended!
Jul-19-13  Wyatt Gwyon: Nobody ever accused him of firing blanks.
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  PhilFeeley: Missing this titanic struggle. Black survives a fierce attack to emerge 2 pawns up to the end:

Lputian, Smbat G 2540, Dvoirys, Semen I 2440
D87, 1988

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Bc4 c5 8.Ne2 Nc6 9.Be3 cxd4 10.cxd4 Qa5+ 11.Kf1 Bd7 12.h4 Rc8 13.Rc1 0-0 14.h5 e6 15.hxg6 hxg6 16.Qd3 b5 17.Bb3 Nb4 18.Qd2 Rxc1+ 19.Nxc1 Nc6 20.Qd3 b4 21.Ne2 Rd8 22.Bh6 Bxd4 23.Qh3 Bf6 24.Be3 Bc8 25.Nf4 Ne7 26.Kg1 Qe5 27.Qh7+ Kf8 28.Rh3 Qxe4 29.Ba4 Bd7 30.Nh5 Be5 31.Bh6+ Ke8 32.Ng7+ Bxg7 33.Bxd7+ Kxd7 34.Qxg7 Qe1+ 35.Kh2 Qxf2 36.Bg5 Kc6 37.Rf3 Qc5 38.Be3 Qh5+ 39.Rh3 Qf5 40.Rf3 Qd5 41.Qxf7 Rh8+ 42.Kg1 Qd1+ 43.Rf1 Qd6 44.Rc1+ Kb7 45.Bc5 Qh2+ 46.Kf1 Rh7 47.Qf3+ Nd5 48.a3 Qf4 49.Qxf4 Nxf4 50.Rb1 Nd3 51.Bg1 a5 52.Ke2 Rd7 53.Be3 Kc6 54.axb4 Nxb4 55.Rc1+ Kb7 56.Rc4 e5 57.Rg4 Rg7 58.Rg5 Nc6 59.Kd3 Kc7 60.Bc5 Kd7 61.Ke4 Ke6 62.Rg3 Nd8 63.Rb3 Rc7 64.Bb6 Rc4+ 65.Kd3 Ra4 66.Rc3 Nf7 67.Rc6+ Kf5 68.g4+ Rxg4 69.Bxa5 Rg3+ 70.Ke2 g5 71.Bb4 g4 72.Be7 Ng5 73.Rf6+ Ke4 74.Kf2 Rb3 75.Rg6 Nh3+ 76.Kf1 Rb1+ 0-1

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  maxi: I understand he is a seminal player in Russian chess.
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  offramp: A tournament in his honour:

The Dvoirys Always Open.

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