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Mikhail M Yudovich Sr.
Number of games in database: 183
Years covered: 1931 to 1974
Overall record: +50 -50 =83 (50.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

With the White pieces:
 French Defense (11) 
    C17 C05 C11 C10 C09
 Queen's Pawn Game (9) 
    A46 D05 A40 A41
 Orthodox Defense (9) 
    D56 D63 D52 D60 D67
 Ruy Lopez (8) 
    C99 C67 C71 C64 C89
 Sicilian (8) 
    B88 B58 B22 B39 B54
 Nimzo Indian (6) 
    E57 E34 E44 E38 E51
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (9) 
    C67 C86 C61 C68 C98
 Semi-Slav (8) 
    D43 D45 D46 D47
 French Defense (8) 
    C01 C07 C13 C09 C05
 King's Indian (6) 
    E70 E74 E61 E85 E72
 Orthodox Defense (6) 
    D55 D67 D62 D50 D51
 Queen's Indian (5) 
    E18 E12 E14 E19
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Fine vs M Yudovich Sr., 1937 0-1
   Panov vs M Yudovich Sr., 1937 0-1
   M Yudovich Sr. vs K Klaman, 1947 1-0
   M Yudovich Sr. vs Ragozin, 1937 1/2-1/2
   M Yudovich Sr. vs P Dubinin, 1947 1/2-1/2
   Panov vs M Yudovich Sr., 1936 0-1
   M Yudovich Sr. vs Levenfish, 1934 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   USSR Championship (1931)
   Leningrad (1934)
   USSR Championship 1934/35 (1934)
   USSR Championship (1939)
   USSR Championship (1947)

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(born Jun-08-1911, died Sep-19-1987, 76 years old) Russia

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Mikhail Mikhailovich Yudovich (Senior) was born in Roslavl. He was awarded the titles of IM in 1950, IMC in 1961 and GMC in 1973, and was USSR Correspondence Champion in 1966.

His son Mikhail M Yudovich Jr. was also a very strong player.

Wikipedia article: Mikhail Yudovich

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 183  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Valdaev vs M Yudovich Sr.  0-122 1931 Ch URS (1/2 final)A48 King's Indian
2. Riumin vs M Yudovich Sr.  ½-½45 1931 USSR ChampionshipC01 French, Exchange
3. M Yudovich Sr. vs V G Kirillov  ½-½34 1931 USSR ChampionshipD05 Queen's Pawn Game
4. I Mazel vs M Yudovich Sr.  0-144 1931 USSR ChampionshipA35 English, Symmetrical
5. M Yudovich Sr. vs Zamikhovsky  1-047 1931 USSR ChampionshipB02 Alekhine's Defense
6. M Yudovich Sr. vs Ilyin-Zhenevsky  1-040 1931 USSR ChampionshipC11 French
7. M Yudovich Sr. vs Rokhlin  1-033 1931 Ch URS (1/2 final)D15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
8. M Yudovich Sr. vs Kasparian  ½-½31 1931 USSR ChampionshipB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
9. Lisitsin vs M Yudovich Sr.  ½-½77 1931 USSR ChampionshipA15 English
10. Alatortsev vs M Yudovich Sr.  1-027 1931 USSR ChampionshipE12 Queen's Indian
11. Bychek vs M Yudovich Sr.  0-153 1931 Ch URS (1/2 final)E70 King's Indian
12. M Yudovich Sr. vs Botvinnik 0-144 1931 USSR ChampionshipC17 French, Winawer, Advance
13. M Yudovich Sr. vs A Budo  1-047 1931 USSR ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
14. M Yudovich Sr. vs Verlinsky  0-149 1931 USSR ChampionshipD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
15. Kan vs M Yudovich Sr.  0-140 1931 USSR ChampionshipD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
16. F Bohatirchuk vs M Yudovich Sr.  0-161 1931 USSR ChampionshipB10 Caro-Kann
17. N Sorokin vs M Yudovich Sr.  ½-½36 1931 USSR ChampionshipD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
18. M Yudovich Sr. vs V Sozin  ½-½30 1931 USSR ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
19. Goglidze vs M Yudovich Sr.  0-148 1931 USSR ChampionshipD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
20. Rauzer vs M Yudovich Sr.  1-053 1931 USSR ChampionshipD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. M Yudovich Sr. vs Dus Chotimirsky  1-063 1932 MoscowA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
22. A Sergeiev vs M Yudovich Sr.  0-121 1932 MoscowE70 King's Indian
23. M Yudovich Sr. vs S Von Freymann  1-024 1933 USSR ChampionshipD05 Queen's Pawn Game
24. I Rabinovich vs M Yudovich Sr.  1-037 1933 USSR ChampionshipE85 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Variation
25. Levenfish vs M Yudovich Sr. 1-031 1933 USSR ChampionshipC09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 183  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-08-05  Kangaroo: The game Fine vs M Yudovich Sr., 1937 should have been listed as the greatest achievement of this master!
Premium Chessgames Member
  Knight13: The game Fine vs M Yudovich Sr., 1937 became the Puzzle of the Day on June 30/05!
Jun-30-05  aw1988: It's just an opening trap.
Dec-16-05  stanleys: This man died in 1987
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: He was known as "Mik-Mik" because of the patronymic second name Mikhailovich.
Jun-08-06  BIDMONFA: Mikhail M Yudovich Sr.

YUDOVICH, Mikhail M.

Sep-02-07  jenspetersson: I'm searching for a D81 (Grünfeld 4.Qb3) game with "Mik-Mik".

White was Belavenets (sometimes spelled Belawenez) and it was played in Moscow 1936. Any idea on where to find it?

Jun-08-09  WhiteRook48: he beat Fine?!
Apr-08-12  backrank: I've always wondered who might have been Yudovich Jr., but there seems nowhere any trace of this guy! Why is Yudovich always called Senior if there is no Junior of the same name?

BTW, one of the most remarkable games by Yudovich (Sr.!) is his short win over Kan with the black pieces (and NOT with the help of an opening trap, as in the case of his win over Fine):

[Event "Match"]
[Site "match"]
[White "Kan, Ilya"]
[Black "Yudovich, Mikhail M"]
[Date "1934.?.?"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "E34"]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 d5 5.cxd5 Qxd5 6.Nf3 c5 7.dxc5 Qxc5 8.Be3 Bxc3+ 9.bxc3 Qe7 10.g3 Nc6 11.Bg2 O-O 12.O-O e5 13.Rab1 Rd8 14.h3 Be6 15. Bg5 b6 16.Nd2 Rac8 17.Ne4 h6 18.Bxf6 gxf6 19.g4 f5 20.gxf5 Bxf5 21.e3 Rd6 22.Kh2 Rg6 23.f4 Kh8 24.Qf2 exf4 25.Qxf4 Rxg2+ 26.Kxg2 Qxe4+ 0-1

This game is featured in Chernev's excellent book 'The Russians Play Chess', where Chernev compares it to Capa's best efforts!

Apr-08-12  King Death: <backrank> But there is! Along with games here (Mikhail M Yudovich Jr.) you can find some more at
Apr-08-12  backrank: Thank you, now I see. But if you type 'Yudovich' into the search square, there comes only the Senior!
Nov-26-14  ljfyffe: Member of Soviet team first at CC Olympiad VI
(1968-1972) Final;VII Final (1972-76) first.
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