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Sergei Rublevsky
Number of games in database: 1,408
Years covered: 1987 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2663 (2643 rapid, 2658 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2706

Overall record: +373 -154 =553 (60.1%)*
   * 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 (293) 
    B30 B40 B52 B51 B31
 French Defense (101) 
    C07 C05 C03 C01 C09
 Scotch Game (95) 
 French Tarrasch (86) 
    C07 C05 C03 C09 C06
 Caro-Kann (58) 
    B12 B18 B17 B16
 Four Knights (27) 
    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 (99) 
    D16 D11 D10 D12 D15
 Sicilian Taimanov (90) 
    B46 B47 B48 B45
 Sicilian Kan (77) 
    B42 B43 B41
 English, 1 c4 e5 (45) 
    A20 A28 A29 A22 A21
Repertoire Explorer

NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Rublevsky vs Harikrishna, 2006 1-0
   Rublevsky vs Navara, 2007 1-0
   Rublevsky vs K Asrian, 2004 1-0
   Rublevsky vs I Hera, 2007 1-0
   Rublevsky vs C D'Amore, 2000 1-0
   Rublevsky vs Kasparov, 2004 1-0
   A Blodstein vs Rublevsky, 1992 0-1
   Rublevsky vs C Gabriel, 1992 1-0
   Rublevsky vs Onischuk, 1994 1-0
   Rublevsky vs Z Varga, 2001 1-0

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

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

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Really Random Rublevsky games by Mr. V
   RPaterno1's favorite games- Russian School by RPaterno1
   Chessaholics Anonymous by southpawjinx
   against 1. e4 c5 by CAPRICORN
   1992 WYCC (open) U-18 by gauer
   1991 World Junior chess championship by gauer
   Montecatini Terme 2000 by suenteus po 147
   Nc5 Caro-Kan by AD2193
   [Candidate Matches 2007]---Ponomariov-Rublevsky by chessmoron

   🏆 1st European Corporate
   D Khismatullin vs Rublevsky (Nov-25-17) 1/2-1/2
   Rublevsky vs M Gurevich (Nov-25-17) 1-0
   A Shchekachev vs Rublevsky (Nov-25-17) 0-1
   Rublevsky vs E Dervishi (Nov-25-17) 1/2-1/2
   J Dourerassou vs Rublevsky (Nov-25-17) 0-1

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(born Oct-15-1974, 43 years old) Russia
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Sergei 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

 page 1 of 57; games 1-25 of 1,408  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Rublevsky vs V Borovikov  ½-½351987SamtrediaC47 Four Knights
2. Rublevsky vs Sakaev  ½-½131990SochiD79 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line
3. Kramnik vs Rublevsky ½-½251990Sochi-AD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. E Maljutin vs Rublevsky  1-0521990SochiC67 Ruy Lopez
5. Rublevsky vs Novik 1-0281990SochiC47 Four Knights
6. A Frolov vs Rublevsky  0-1411990SochiB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
7. Rublevsky vs O Danielian  ½-½211990SochiC07 French, Tarrasch
8. V Alterman vs Rublevsky  ½-½401990SochiD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
9. Rublevsky vs V Belikov  ½-½391990SochiB57 Sicilian
10. A Petelin vs Rublevsky  ½-½281990SochiC01 French, Exchange
11. Rublevsky vs A Shchekachev  0-1401990SochiA40 Queen's Pawn Game
12. Kramnik vs Rublevsky  ½-½291990URSD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. V Milov vs Rublevsky 1-0411990SochiD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
14. Rublevsky vs A Poluljahov  ½-½131991RUSC01 French, Exchange
15. Rublevsky vs S Volkov  1-0361991SmolenskC05 French, Tarrasch
16. Rublevsky vs O Ivanov  1-0381991URS-sf VoronezC07 French, Tarrasch
17. O Danielian vs Rublevsky  1-0451991Alma-AtaA80 Dutch
18. Rublevsky vs E Gleizerov  ½-½101991Cheliabinsk RUSA53 Old Indian
19. V Kalantarian vs Rublevsky  1-0421991SSSR Spartakiada MenD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. Pisulsky vs Rublevsky  1-0401991South Ural CupA81 Dutch
21. S Voitsekhovsky vs Rublevsky  ½-½221991URS-sf VoronezB06 Robatsch
22. Rublevsky vs Sutovsky  1-0471991Alma-AtaA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
23. M Makarov vs Rublevsky  ½-½521991SmolenskD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
24. H Odeev vs Rublevsky  0-1531991URS AzovB44 Sicilian
25. A Andrienko vs Rublevsky  0-1701991World jr's ChB07 Pirc
 page 1 of 57; games 1-25 of 1,408  PGN Download
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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)
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  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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