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Mikhail M Yudovich Sr.
Number of games in database: 182
Years covered: 1931 to 1974
Overall record: +50 -50 =82 (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) 
    C05 C17 C12 C04 C11
 Queen's Pawn Game (9) 
    A46 D05 A40 A41
 Orthodox Defense (9) 
    D56 D69 D63 D55 D59
 Ruy Lopez (8) 
    C99 C64 C63 C67 C89
 Sicilian (8) 
    B88 B58 B43 B22 B75
 Nimzo Indian (6) 
    E38 E57 E51 E34 E44
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (9) 
    C67 C68 C86 C93 C98
 French Defense (8) 
    C07 C01 C13 C09 C05
 Semi-Slav (7) 
    D45 D43 D47 D46
 King's Indian (6) 
    E70 E75 E72 E61 E85
 Orthodox Defense (6) 
    D55 D50 D62 D51 D67
 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 Ragozin, 1937 1/2-1/2
   M Yudovich Sr. vs K Klaman, 1947 1-0
   Panov vs M Yudovich Sr., 1936 0-1
   M Yudovich Sr. vs Levenfish, 1934 1/2-1/2
   Kan vs M Yudovich Sr., 1937 0-1
   M Yudovich Sr. vs P Dubinin, 1947 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

[what is this?]
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 182  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Rauzer vs M Yudovich Sr.  1-053 1931 USSR ChampionshipD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. Valdaev vs M Yudovich Sr.  0-122 1931 Ch URS (1/2 final)A48 King's Indian
3. Riumin vs M Yudovich Sr.  ½-½45 1931 USSR ChampionshipC01 French, Exchange
4. M Yudovich Sr. vs V G Kirillov  ½-½34 1931 USSR ChampionshipD05 Queen's Pawn Game
5. I Mazel vs M Yudovich Sr.  0-144 1931 USSR ChampionshipA35 English, Symmetrical
6. M Yudovich Sr. vs Zamikhovsky  1-047 1931 USSR ChampionshipB02 Alekhine's Defense
7. M Yudovich Sr. vs Ilyin-Zhenevsky  1-040 1931 USSR ChampionshipC11 French
8. M Yudovich Sr. vs Rokhlin  1-033 1931 Ch URS (1/2 final)D15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
9. M Yudovich Sr. vs Botvinnik 0-144 1931 USSR ChampionshipC17 French, Winawer, Advance
10. M Yudovich Sr. vs Kasparian  ½-½31 1931 USSR ChampionshipB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
11. Lisitsin vs M Yudovich Sr.  ½-½77 1931 USSR ChampionshipA15 English
12. Alatortsev vs M Yudovich Sr.  1-027 1931 USSR ChampionshipE12 Queen's Indian
13. Bychek vs M Yudovich Sr.  0-153 1931 Ch URS (1/2 final)E70 King's Indian
14. M Yudovich Sr. vs A Budo  1-047 1931 USSR ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
15. M Yudovich Sr. vs Verlinsky  0-149 1931 USSR ChampionshipD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
16. Kan vs M Yudovich Sr.  0-140 1931 USSR ChampionshipD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. F Bohatirchuk vs M Yudovich Sr.  0-161 1931 USSR ChampionshipB10 Caro-Kann
18. N Sorokin vs M Yudovich Sr.  ½-½36 1931 USSR ChampionshipD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
19. M Yudovich Sr. vs V Sozin  ½-½30 1931 USSR ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
20. Goglidze vs M Yudovich Sr.  0-148 1931 USSR ChampionshipD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
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. Botvinnik vs M Yudovich Sr. 1-023 1933 USSR ChampionshipD96 Grunfeld, Russian Variation
 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 182  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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