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Sergei Vladimirovich Rublevsky
Number of games in database: 1,415
Years covered: 1987 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2652 (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 B51 B31
 French Defense (103) 
    C07 C05 C03 C01 C09
 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 B84
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (139) 
    D27 D20 D26 D21 D29
 Slav (99) 
    D16 D10 D11 D12 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 Navara, 2007 1-0
   Rublevsky vs Harikrishna, 2006 1-0
   Rublevsky vs C D'Amore, 2000 1-0
   Rublevsky vs K Asrian, 2004 1-0
   Rublevsky vs I Hera, 2007 1-0
   Rublevsky vs Kasparov, 2004 1-0
   Rublevsky vs Z Varga, 2001 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?]
   5th Karpov It Tournament (2004)
   Russian Championship Superfinal (2005)
   Aerosvit GM Tournament (2006)
   European Club Cup (2007)
   Russian Chess Championship Higher League (2011)
   Russian Team Championship (2009)
   Russian Championship Higher League (2007)
   3rd Aeroflot Festival (2004)
   FIDE World Cup (2005)
   12th European Individual Championship (2011)
   Russian Team Championship (2011)
   6th European Individual Championship (2005)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   European Club Cup (2013)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)

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
   Nc5 Caro-Kan by AD2193
   Montecatini Terme 2000 by suenteus po 147

   🏆 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, 44 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. A Petelin vs Rublevsky  ½-½281990SochiC01 French, Exchange
3. Rublevsky vs A Shchekachev  0-1401990SochiA40 Queen's Pawn Game
4. Kramnik vs Rublevsky  ½-½291990URSD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. V Milov vs Rublevsky 1-0411990SochiD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
6. Rublevsky vs Sakaev  ½-½131990SochiD79 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line
7. Kramnik vs Rublevsky ½-½251990Sochi-AD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
8. E Maljutin vs Rublevsky  1-0521990SochiC67 Ruy Lopez
9. Rublevsky vs Novik 1-0281990SochiC47 Four Knights
10. A V Frolov vs Rublevsky  0-1411990SochiB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
11. Rublevsky vs O Danielian  ½-½211990SochiC07 French, Tarrasch
12. V Alterman vs Rublevsky  ½-½401990SochiD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. Rublevsky vs Belikov  ½-½391990SochiB57 Sicilian
14. Rublevsky vs Obukhov  ½-½191991SmolenskB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
15. Rublevsky vs S Kataev  1-0221991URS AzovB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
16. Onischuk vs Rublevsky  ½-½351991World jr's ChA80 Dutch
17. Belikov vs Rublevsky 0-1391991ChW jr,IB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
18. Rublevsky vs V Zakhartsov  ½-½321991SmolenskB89 Sicilian
19. Rublevsky vs N Vekshenkov  0-1441991URS-sf VoronezB57 Sicilian
20. V Yandemirov vs Rublevsky  ½-½181991Cheliabinsk-BC47 Four Knights
21. A Ryskin vs Rublevsky  0-1281991SSSR Spartakiada MenA80 Dutch
22. Temirbaev vs Rublevsky  ½-½151991South Ural Cup CheljabinskD29 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
23. Rublevsky vs I Lukianov  1-0611991VoronezhB23 Sicilian, Closed
24. D G Fridman vs Rublevsky  0-1481991Alma-AtaA04 Reti Opening
25. E Danielan vs Rublevsky  0-1371991JurmalaA81 Dutch
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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.
Dec-30-05  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.

Dec-30-05  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!
Jan-05-06  daromott: Finally, Rublevsky gives my scotch game credibility. I love his repertoire!
Mar-19-06  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:(


Jun-20-06  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!
Jun-20-06  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.
Jul-01-06  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...
Jul-01-06  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.
Jul-05-06  marn0: Does the PinkPanther have personal issues with Rublevsky or something!? Sheesh!
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