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Sergei Vladimirovich Rublevsky
Number of games in database: 1,425
Years covered: 1987 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2652 (2643 rapid, 2658 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2706

Overall record: +377 -158 =562 (60.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 328 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (294) 
    B40 B30 B52 B51 B31
 French Defense (105) 
    C07 C05 C03 C09 C10
 Scotch Game (97) 
 French Tarrasch (89) 
    C07 C05 C03 C09 C04
 Caro-Kann (59) 
    B12 B18 B17 B16
 Four Knights (26) 
    C47 C48 C49
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (249) 
    B46 B42 B40 B43 B84
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (139) 
    D27 D20 D26 D21 D29
 Slav (101) 
    D16 D10 D12 D11 D15
 Sicilian Taimanov (97) 
    B46 B47 B45 B48 B49
 Sicilian Kan (77) 
    B42 B43 B41
 English, 1 c4 e5 (45) 
    A20 A28 A29 A22 A21
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Rublevsky vs Harikrishna, 2006 1-0
   Rublevsky vs C D'Amore, 2000 1-0
   Rublevsky vs Navara, 2007 1-0
   Rublevsky vs K Asrian, 2004 1-0
   Rublevsky vs Z Varga, 2001 1-0
   Rublevsky vs Kasparov, 2004 1-0
   Rublevsky vs I Hera, 2007 1-0
   A Blodstein vs Rublevsky, 1992 0-1
   Rublevsky vs Onischuk, 1994 1-0
   Rublevsky vs C Gabriel, 1992 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament 2001/02 (2001)
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Aerosvit GM Tournament (2006)
   Russian Championship Superfinal (2005)
   European Club Cup (2007)
   Russia Team Championship (2004)
   3rd Aeroflot Festival (2004)
   Russian Championship (1996)
   Russian Championship Higher League (2007)
   Russian Championship Higher League (2011)
   FIDE World Cup (2005)
   6th European Individual Championship (2005)
   Russian Team Championship (2011)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   European Club Cup (2013)
   12th European Individual Championship (2011)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Really Random Rublevsky games by Mr. V
   RPaterno1's favorite games- Russian School by RPaterno1
   Chessaholics Anonymous by southpawjinx
   1992 WYCC (open) U-18 by gauer
   Karpov Poikovsky 2001 by Tabanus
   Nc5 Caro-Kan by AD2193
   1991 World Junior chess championship by gauer
   Karpov Poikovsky 2002 by Tabanus

   🏆 Russian Team Championship
   Rublevsky vs K Alekseenko (May-10-18) 0-1
   Rublevsky vs P Natacheev (May-09-18) 1-0
   Rublevsky vs R Hasangatin (May-08-18) 1-0
   Rublevsky vs V Usmanov (May-07-18) 1-0
   I Bocharov vs Rublevsky (May-04-18) 1-0

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(born Oct-15-1974, 45 years old) Russia
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Sergei Vladimirovich Rublevsky, born in Kurgan, Russia, is an International Grandmaster (1994). His international career has made him one of a handful of players to have defeated both Anatoly Karpov and Garry Kasparov in tournament games. He won the 2004 Aeroflot Open, the 2005 Russian Championship and Aerosvit Foros 2006. He has represented Russia in five Olympiads and two World Team Championships. Though he has never been able to string enough consistent results together to raise his rating much past the 2700 mark, in form he remains a highly respected opponent even for the very best players in the world. In 2007 he narrowly missed a chance to play for the world title: having qualified for the Candidates and defeated Ruslan Ponomariov in the first round, he lost the final match, and a spot in the 2007 Mexico City tournament, to Alexander Grischuk in rapid tiebreaks.

In October 2013, he won silver for board 4 for his team Ugra in the European Club Cup (2013).

Wikipedia article: Sergei Rublevsky

Last updated: 2018-03-16 06:13:48

 page 1 of 57; games 1-25 of 1,425  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Rublevsky vs V R Borovikov  ½-½351987SamtrediaC45 Scotch Game
2. A V Frolov vs Rublevsky  0-1411990URS-ch U20B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
3. Rublevsky vs O Danielian  ½-½211990URS-ch U20C07 French, Tarrasch
4. V Alterman vs Rublevsky  ½-½401990URS-ch U20D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. Rublevsky vs Belikov  ½-½391990URS-ch U20B57 Sicilian
6. A Petelin vs Rublevsky  ½-½281990URS-ch U20C01 French, Exchange
7. Rublevsky vs A Shchekachev  0-1401990URS-ch U20A40 Queen's Pawn Game
8. Kramnik vs Rublevsky  ½-½291990URSD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
9. V Milov vs Rublevsky 1-0411990URS-ch U20D20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
10. Rublevsky vs Sakaev  ½-½131990URS-ch U20D79 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line
11. Kramnik vs Rublevsky ½-½251990Sochi-AD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
12. E Maljutin vs Rublevsky  1-0521990URS-ch U20C67 Ruy Lopez
13. Rublevsky vs Novik 1-0281990URS-ch U20C47 Four Knights
14. Rublevsky vs E Maljutin 1-0311991JurmalaC40 King's Knight Opening
15. L Kandyba vs Rublevsky  1-0781991SmolenskD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
16. Rublevsky vs Gleizerov  ½-½371991URSC05 French, Tarrasch
17. Rublevsky vs A Shchekachev  0-1471991JurmalaA00 Uncommon Opening
18. Rublevsky vs Y Shulman  1-0461991URS-ch U18C03 French, Tarrasch
19. Rublevsky vs Semeniuk  1-0321991SmolenskA45 Queen's Pawn Game
20. V Verdihanov vs Rublevsky  ½-½311991URS AzovD14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
21. Rublevsky vs S Y Shipov 1-0271991CheliabinskA46 Queen's Pawn Game
22. Varavin vs Rublevsky  0-1431991SmolenskB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
23. A Semakin vs Rublevsky  ½-½521991URS-sfD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
24. A G Aleksandrov vs Rublevsky 1-0351991URS-ch U18D16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
25. A Czerwonski vs Rublevsky  ½-½361991Cheliabinsk UURSOA09 Reti Opening
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Jul-04-06  PinkPanther: <ahmadov>
That's because he only played against Kasparov one damn time, you idiot. That is a meaningless statistic.
Jul-05-06  marn0: Does the PinkPanther have personal issues with Rublevsky or something!? Sheesh!
Jul-05-06  PinkPanther: I just have a problem with stupid statistics geared towards influencing people's opinions. To say that Rublevsky has a plus score against Kasparov is true, but it's also rather misleading.
Jul-05-06  russian bunny: PinkPanther, I agree with you, though I see no need to call him an idiot.
Jul-11-06  aw1988: It would depend on what context was originally meant and how it was received. Having a plus score may simply be an incidental, or it may be shown to prove that player A is much stronger than player B. Rublevsky's 1-0 score vs Kasparov does not mean much. It could, since that game was played under classical controls and Rublevsky henceforth won, but that evidence is non-existent.
Jul-11-06  aw1988: Also how games are decided is a big factor. Huzman's win over Kasparov decides nothing, because it was a one move blunder.
Jul-15-06  rustamrocks: <He does not engage the teenagers on the sharp end of opening theory, testing his ailing memory against the freshness of their computer-assisted analysis. Instead he heads a little off the beaten track - not exactly to the jungle, but to lesser-travelled byways where his experience counts. Here his speculative attack brought its reward.> Nigel Short's recent comments on Rublevsky ...
Jun-02-07  arunjangity: judging from the mini-pics shown with each world match game...whoever pointed it out was right. he does look like barney rubble. (with darker hair)
Jun-02-07  whiskeyrebel: I understand the Barney R. comparison..but he looks a bit more like Sgt. Carter from "Gomer Pyle" USMC to me. I don't mean to trivialize his skills. Just having fun..ho ho.
Jun-13-07  Karpova: Still an impressive performance from Rublevsky who managed to win against Ponomariov and draw Grishuk at classical chess though both are 2700+ (and were born in 1983).
Jun-15-07  Knight13: He should get some rating points after those matches.
Sep-12-07  Resignation Trap: After a slow start in the Russian Championship Higher League, Rublevsky has pulled even with the leaders. After nine rounds, he has six points and shares the lead with Konstantin Sakaev , Alexey Dreev , Evgeny Tomashevsky , Artyom Timofeev and Nikita Vitiugov .
Oct-05-07  savagerules: Amazing that someone with such a very narrow repertoire like Rublevsky could get so high in rankings. Even in matches he didn't change his openings.
Oct-06-07  Plato: I had the same thought. I think the reason he gets away with it is because he's such a great specialist in the openings he does play, so it's extremely difficult to surprise him or get the better of him in the opening.
Jul-12-08  pawnofdoom: Hmm I haven't heard anything from this guy in a while. He's doing well in the Poikovsky tournament right now
Jul-13-08  Woody Wood Pusher: He beat Karpov in a blitz game...'tournament' is a little misleading if you ask me.
Jul-30-08  offtherook: Rublevsky's bio: <he has never been able to string enough consistent results together to raise his rating past the 2700 mark>

He recently topped 2700 in the live ratings.

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  brankat: Happy Birthday Sergei!

Have a lot of fun in Bonn!

Dec-13-09  returnoftheking:
Feb-06-13  arunjangity3: So, Mr. Ruble, what have you to say for yourself?
Aug-16-14  siggemannen: He coached the Russian Women team in the olympics and is 2/2 with them if i recall correctly. So, perhaps the loss of Kosintseva sisters wasn't such a big deal for the team and was a good move by the coach, especially with Gunina and Kostenuk dominating their boards
Oct-15-14  Mr. V: All right, my boy! Happy birthday Mr. Rublevsky! I know you're a coach now, but your fans would love to see you play again.
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  Penguincw: Congrats to Sergei Rublevsky for entering the 2700 live ratings club. A black win against Frolyanov (2569) gained him the 3.2 rating points he needed. He had opportunities to do it in Round 1 and 3 (currently in Round 4), but those games ended in a draw. He is the 50th player to currently be rated above 2700, currently sitting at 45th.

As for the actual outcome of the match (Russian Team Championship), it wasn't really too important, as University beat Zhiguli 4-2.

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  TheFocus: <Rublevsky is not a sexy player. There are younger and more gifted individuals around and he knows it. Yet he has canniness, which the greenhorns don't. He does not engage the teenagers on the sharp end of opening theory, testing his ailing memory against the freshness of their computer-assisted analysis. Instead he heads a little off the beaten track - not exactly to the jungle, but to lesser-traveled byways where his experience counts> - Nigel Short.
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  Ron: Against the Caro-Kann, Rublevsky favors this line Repertoire Explorer: Sergei Rublevsky (white) and has done quite well with it.
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