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Sergei Vladimirovich Rublevsky
Number of games in database: 1,415
Years covered: 1987 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2665 (2643 rapid, 2658 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2706

Overall record: +376 -157 =554 (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) 
    B40 B30 B52 B31 B51
 French Defense (103) 
    C07 C05 C03 C10 C01
 Scotch Game (97) 
 French Tarrasch (87) 
    C07 C05 C03 C09 C04
 Caro-Kann (58) 
    B12 B18 B17 B16
 Four Knights (26) 
    C47 C48 C49
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (246) 
    B46 B42 B40 B43 B44
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (139) 
    D27 D20 D26 D21 D29
 Slav (99) 
    D16 D10 D12 D11 D15
 Sicilian Taimanov (95) 
    B46 B47 B45 B48 B49
 Sicilian Kan (77) 
    B42 B43 B41
 English, 1 c4 e5 (45) 
    A28 A20 A29 A22 A21
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Rublevsky vs Harikrishna, 2006 1-0
   Rublevsky vs Navara, 2007 1-0
   Rublevsky vs I Hera, 2007 1-0
   Rublevsky vs K Asrian, 2004 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 Z Varga, 2001 1-0
   Rublevsky vs C Gabriel, 1992 1-0
   Rublevsky vs Onischuk, 1994 1-0

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

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Russian Championship Superfinal (2005)
   Aerosvit GM Tournament (2006)
   Corsica Masters (2004)
   European Club Cup (2007)
   Russian Championship Higher League (2007)
   3rd Aeroflot Festival (2004)
   6th European Individual Championship (2005)
   Russian Chess Championship Higher League (2011)
   FIDE World Cup (2005)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   Russian Team Championship (2011)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   56th Russian Championship (2003)
   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
   against 1. e4 c5 by CAPRICORN
   1992 WYCC (open) U-18 by gauer
   Nc5 Caro-Kan by AD2193
   Montecatini Terme 2000 by suenteus po 147
   1991 World Junior chess championship by gauer
   Russian Chamionship (Elista, 1996 - Rounds 1-6 by Phony Benoni
   [Candidate Matches 2007]---Ponomariov-Rublevsky by chessmoron

   🏆 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, 43 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 1,415  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Rublevsky vs V R Borovikov  ½-½351987SamtrediaC45 Scotch Game
2. Rublevsky vs Novik 1-0281990SochiC47 Four Knights
3. A V Frolov vs Rublevsky  0-1411990SochiB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
4. Rublevsky vs O Danielian  ½-½211990SochiC07 French, Tarrasch
5. V Alterman vs Rublevsky  ½-½401990SochiD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
6. Rublevsky vs Belikov  ½-½391990SochiB57 Sicilian
7. A Petelin vs Rublevsky  ½-½281990SochiC01 French, Exchange
8. Rublevsky vs A Shchekachev  0-1401990SochiA40 Queen's Pawn Game
9. Kramnik vs Rublevsky  ½-½291990URSD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. V Milov vs Rublevsky 1-0411990SochiD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
11. Rublevsky vs Sakaev  ½-½131990SochiD79 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line
12. Kramnik vs Rublevsky ½-½251990Sochi-AD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. E Maljutin vs Rublevsky  1-0521990SochiC67 Ruy Lopez
14. S V Ivanov vs Rublevsky 1-0361991RUSD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
15. Rublevsky vs A E Vaulin  1-0321991SmolenskD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
16. L Kandyba vs Rublevsky  ½-½401991URS-sf VoronezA81 Dutch
17. A Andrienko vs Rublevsky  0-1311991Alma-AtaB40 Sicilian
18. V P Bashkov vs Rublevsky  ½-½121991Cheliabinsk UURSOB44 Sicilian
19. D Kaiumov vs Rublevsky 0-1371991SSSR Spartakiada MenB07 Pirc
20. Rublevsky vs A N Panchenko  0-1341991South Ural CupB89 Sicilian
21. Varavin vs Rublevsky  ½-½471991URS-sf VoronezB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
22. Rublevsky vs Y Shulman  1-0461991Alma-AtaC03 French, Tarrasch
23. Rublevsky vs E Maljutin 1-0311991JurmalaC40 King's Knight Opening
24. L Kandyba vs Rublevsky  1-0781991SmolenskD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
25. Rublevsky vs Gleizerov  ½-½371991URSC05 French, Tarrasch
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  acirce: Congratulations to Rublevsky, a very convincing win.

Interesting how he beat Kasparov in Cesme last year, then Kasparov won the Russian Ch convincingly and now Rublevsky does the same.

Dec-30-05  sapfy: An interview with Rublevsky from 2004:

Gives a bit of a glimpse of his personality.

Dec-30-05  LancelotduLac: Rublevsky has a narrow opening repertoire, but he prepares each line so thoroughly that he's rightly regarded as one of the most dangerous opponents in the opening, even if his opponents can predict what he's going to play.
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  euripides: <Interesting how he beat Kasparov in Cesme last year, then Kasparov won the Russian Ch convincingly and now Rublevsky does the same.>

Yes. He also beat Topalov rather convincingly in 2004: Rublevsky vs Topalov, 2004. I think Topalov went on to win some sort of tournament in 2005.

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  WTHarvey: Here's a little collection of Sergei's OTB combinations:
Dec-31-05  PizzatheHut: Congratulations on a great win.
Dec-31-05  weepingwarrior: Congratulations Mr. Rublevsky! I've been studying your games for quite some time, and told my stepdad that you are a great chess player, and that you are one of my favorites to study. I wish you the best and a great new year!
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  daromott: Finally, Rublevsky gives my scotch game credibility. I love his repertoire!
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  marn0: I do too! I have been thinking of adopting the Scotch as my main opening, and here is a Hero of it! And because of his consistency (tactlessly called "predictability" by some), there are clear lines for the Sicilian, French, Caro-Kann. I don't see why I cannot adopt his repertoire for my own, I will not be facing any GMs IMs or likely any other kind of Ms. I play IECG, IECC and Sergei is my new mentor!
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  tamar: Rublevsky-Shirov White to move

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Is this a draw?

Mar-21-06  DCP23: Is Rublevsky the strongest chessplayer not having a photo at
Mar-21-06  Raskolnikov: <DCP23> Maybe. Who is the weakest player having a photo at (A J Goldsby,...)? :))
Apr-10-06  Petrosian63: <DCP23> There are a lot of strong GMs with no photo - Vladimir Akopian, Victor Bologan, Alexey Dreev and Ivan Sokolov.
May-27-06  ClubplayerGOLD: He has no bio either:(


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  Stevens: wow, i didn't realise that Rublevsky has never played the Ruy Lopez as white! As a fan of the Scotch and the (Scotch) Four Knights i have just found a new player to watch!
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  Caissanist: <ClubplayerGOLD> - the biographies are submitted by users. If you know anything about Rublevsky and would like to write his bio, make a posting on User: and ask that they add the capability to write biographies to your profile.
Jun-24-06  blingice: I think Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu deserves a photo more than Rublevsky...
Jun-24-06  PinkPanther: <marn0>
Because of Rublevsky's consistency? Apparently you weren't watching the Olympiad last month where he bombed.
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  micahtuhy: I thinnk Sergei's five straight wins in this years Aerosvit GM Tournament is impressive. Any chance his performance in this tournament might raise his Elo enough (13 points) to put him in the 2700 club?
Jun-29-06  BIDMONFA: Sergei Rublevsky

Aerosvit 2006, champion - Sergei Rublevsky, sub-champion - Vassily Ivanchuk

Jun-29-06  sapfy: He's still a bit short of 2700. He gained 21 points at Foros, lost 15 at the olympiad, lost a little in the Poikovsky tournament and broke roughly even in the Russian club champhionship.
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  ahmadov: I remember some kibitzers harshly criticized Rublevsky when he lost his first game against Mamedyarov with white. Some people even did not refrain from calling him "overrated", although he is one of the players who has plus score against Kasparov. Then this guy turned to win the tournament. Strange lot we kibitzers are...
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  ahmadov: <blingice> <I think Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu deserves a photo more than Rublevsky...> I think every player registered on this web site deserves having their photo on their pages.
Jul-04-06  PinkPanther: <ahmadov>
That's because he only played against Kasparov one damn time, you idiot. That is a meaningless statistic.
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  marn0: Does the PinkPanther have personal issues with Rublevsky or something!? Sheesh!
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