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Alexey Suetin
Number of games in database: 1,257
Years covered: 1947 to 2001
Highest rating achieved in database: 2460
Overall record: +415 -304 =536 (54.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      2 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (252) 
    B82 B32 B45 B23 B50
 Ruy Lopez (144) 
    C90 C92 C78 C93 C96
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (89) 
    C90 C92 C93 C96 C84
 French Defense (50) 
    C19 C11 C16 C10 C02
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (42) 
    B62 B60 B67 B61 B69
 Caro-Kann (36) 
    B17 B10 B19 B11 B18
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (204) 
    B48 B47 B42 B44 B46
 King's Indian (65) 
    E63 E94 E90 E81 E69
 Sicilian Taimanov (63) 
    B48 B47 B46 B49
 Modern Benoni (47) 
    A56 A57 A61 A71 A65
 English, 1 c4 c5 (40) 
    A34 A31 A30 A33 A37
 Sicilian Kan (36) 
    B42 B43 B41
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Suetin vs P Travnicek, 1975 1-0
   Suetin vs Bagirov, 1961 1-0
   Suetin vs Korchnoi, 1962 1-0
   Suetin vs Ujtelky, 1965 1-0
   Suetin vs Tseshkovsky, 1972 1-0
   Suetin vs Korchnoi, 1951 1-0
   Suetin vs A Bykhovsky, 1958 1-0
   Geller vs Suetin, 1950 0-1
   L Gutman vs Suetin, 1972 0-1
   Suetin vs Petrosian, 1950 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Hastings 1967/68 (1967)
   USSR Championship (1965)
   USSR Championship (1963)
   USSR Zonal (1964)
   USSR Championship (1952)
   USSR Championship (1958)
   USSR Championship 1964/65 (1964)
   USSR Championship (1962)
   USSR Championship (1950)
   USSR Championship 1966/67 (1966)
   USSR Championship (1960)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Hastings 1967/68 by suenteus po 147

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(born Nov-16-1926, died Sep-10-2001, 74 years old) Russia
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Alexey Stepanovich Suetin was awarded the IM title in 1961 and the GM title in 1965 and became World Senior Champion in 1996. His best tournament results were in the 1960's, 1st at Sarajevo 1965, 1st= with Mark Taimanov and Svetozar Gligoric at Copenhagen 1965 and 1st= with Aleksandar Matanovic at Titovo Uzice in 1966. He was also an author of note and was married to Kira Zvorykina.

Wikipedia article: Alexey Suetin

 page 1 of 51; games 1-25 of 1,257  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Suetin vs V Chistyakov 1-026 1947 URSC12 French, McCutcheon
2. G Ilivitsky vs Suetin  0-141 1947 URSD98 Grunfeld, Russian
3. Nezhmetdinov vs Suetin 1-029 1947 URSB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
4. Suetin vs Fedosov  1-027 1948 TulaC49 Four Knights
5. A Poliak vs Suetin  1-040 1950 Ch URS (1/2 final)E71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
6. Geller vs Suetin 0-135 1950 USSR ChampionshipC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
7. Averbakh vs Suetin 1-033 1950 USSR ChampionshipB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
8. Suetin vs Aronin  0-141 1950 USSR ChampionshipB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
9. Suetin vs G Ilivitsky  0-143 1950 TulaB56 Sicilian
10. V Mikenas vs Suetin 1-037 1950 USSR ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. Smyslov vs Suetin 1-048 1950 USSR ChampionshipD71 Neo-Grunfeld
12. Suetin vs Boleslavsky  ½-½22 1950 USSR ChampionshipC11 French
13. Bondarevsky vs Suetin  1-055 1950 USSR ChampionshipE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
14. Suetin vs Petrosian 1-060 1950 USSR ChampionshipC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
15. Sokolsky vs Suetin  0-135 1950 USSR ChampionshipD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
16. Suetin vs Tolush 0-125 1950 USSR ChampionshipC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
17. Korchnoi vs Suetin  ½-½60 1950 TulaB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
18. Suetin vs N Gusev  1-043 1950 Ch URS (1/2 final)C41 Philidor Defense
19. Suetin vs Keres  ½-½35 1950 USSR ChampionshipC59 Two Knights
20. Suetin vs Alatortsev  ½-½26 1950 USSR ChampionshipE41 Nimzo-Indian
21. Suetin vs Lipnitsky  1-048 1950 USSR ChampionshipC78 Ruy Lopez
22. Suetin vs G Borisenko 1-058 1950 USSR ChampionshipC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
23. Kasparian vs Suetin  0-142 1950 Ch URS (1/2 final)E61 King's Indian
24. V Liublinsky vs Suetin  1-056 1950 USSR ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
25. Flohr vs Suetin 1-051 1950 USSR ChampionshipE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
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  Benzol: Was it true that Rona Petrosian slapped Suetin's face when Petrosian was playing his candidates final match with Fischer in 1971?
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  Gypsy: <aw1988: And Averbakh, I believe.> A great choice for the adjournement work.
Apr-27-05  aw1988: <Gypsy> That reminds me of an amusing anecdote.

Paul Keres as you all know was quite the unlucky duck. In one Candidates tournament he had to play Pal Benko, whom he had defeated nine times previously. The game was adjourned in a complex endgame, and Benko analyzed it all night, and he won in only six moves later the following day. Korchnoi later asserted "With Petrosian's help!" since Petrosian was leading the tournament and the game was quite important to him.

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  Gypsy: <aw1988> Lol. Well, it maybe a tall story but it sounds plausible. Check out the story of the L Sanchez vs Pachman, 1959 game.
Apr-28-05  Resignation Trap: <aw1988> and <Gypsy> "Korchnoi later asserted "With Petrosian's help!" since Petrosian was leading the tournament and the game was quite important to him."

Pal Benko has a different version of this story. Let me connect a few games with Benko's version of the Saga of Paul Keres at Curacao. Start here: Keres vs Benko, 1962

Apr-28-05  aw1988: <Resignation Trap> Quite interesting.
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  Gypsy: <Resignation Trap> Thanks for weawing the Benko's side of the story with the games. Well done!

It seems to be one of those times where the facts more or less check -- it was Petrosian and Geller who came to help Benko -- but the interpretation differ. Benko claims he kicked them out unceremoniously: <A while later, Petrosian and Geller came to me in secret and offered to help me beat their own countryman! I was disgusted. Telling them that it would be a draw with best play, I demanded that they leave.> Of course, looking at the overall records of the four protagonists, I can see how Korchnoi could have arrived at his interpretation of the events. (And, for that matter, how Keres could have arrived at his.)

The lifetime results amongst the four protagonists are like this:

Benko-Keres +1 -10 =6
Benko-Petrosian +0 -7 =9
Benko-Geller +1 -3 =5

Keres-Petrosian +3 -3 =30
Keres-Geller +9 -7 =21

Petrosian-Geller +3 -5 =35

For the grand totals of:
Keres +22 -11 =57 (56%)
Geller +15 -13 =61 (51%)
Petrosian +13 -14 =74 (49.5%)
Benko +2 -20 =20 (28.5%)

May-12-05  soberknight: It's hot outside. Alexey is Suetin.
May-31-06  jaime gallegos: who is the current World Senior Champion ?
Sep-10-06  BIDMONFA: Alexey Suetin

SUETIN, Alexey S. _

Nov-16-06  WTHarvey: <jaime gallegos> Victor Korchnoi is the Senior World Champion of 2006:
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  Phony Benoni: Good for Victor! But now we'll have to take him off the list of "Strongest Players Never to Become World Champion."
Nov-16-07  timhortons: suetin is a witness on how chess cheating is done on high level..anyways may you rest in read that these gentleman die after a game of chess
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  whiteshark: Quote of the Day

< The work of a chess player is similar to a blast furnace process: it is continuous and demands a heated passion for chess.>

-- Alexander Suetin

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  Pyke: Hey <Sharky>, good to see you're still around. I just marked your post, because I put the same quote on my own forum ... but as usual, it turns out you were faster than me ... :-)
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  whiteshark: <Pyke> Yet, again! :D
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  Domdaniel: < The work of a chess player is similar to a blast furnace process: it is continuous and demands a heated passion for chess.>

As this was written in the USSR, it can be seen as part of the propaganda effort to depict chess as industrial work. If written in the USA, it might be an appeal for sponsorship aimed at a smelting company. And in England it would be a begging letter to the rock group Blast Furnace & The Heatwaves, asking them to play for free at the post-match party.

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  whiteshark: Early bird <Ddl>, you've posted that at 04:37 hrs CET. :D
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  Domdaniel: <Sharky> True. But on this occasion I was a late bird who hadn't gone to bed yet.
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GM Jacob Aagaard on the Quality Chess blog:

<However, we will have two other books on positional themes this year. We will publish another book in the Chess Classics series, called <<<SOVIET CHESS STRATEGY by Suetin>>>. Also, we have another book planned by a very interesting author on positional chess sacrifices; however, I do not want to announce this one too soon.>

Anyone know anything about this book? Thanks

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  wordfunph: GM Alexey Suetin claimed he walked like 20 miles just to get to the library so he could copy down page by page the book of Nimzovich's "My System".
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  Penguincw: Quote of the Day:

< "The work of a chess player is similar to a blast furnace process: it is continuous and demands a heated passion for chess." > The quote was actually by someone named Alexander Suetin,but it could be him.

Feb-09-12  ewan14: '' Chess through the prism of time ''

Kasparov gives this as the source of ( absolute ) proof of collusion in 1962 between Petrosian , Geller ( & Keres )

Has anyone read the relevent part ( of the book ) ?

Many thanks

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  Penguincw: R.I.P. <POTD>: GM Alexey Suetin.
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  Gottschalk: "Suetin writes so many books that he didn't have time to read them." Mikhail Tal
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