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Valeri Ilyich Beim
Number of games in database: 534
Years covered: 1990 to 2008
Last FIDE rating: 2502 (2502 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2534

Overall record: +223 -57 =221 (66.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 33 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 English (53) 
    A16 A13 A10 A15 A12
 English, 1 c4 e5 (36) 
    A28 A21 A27 A20 A26
 English, 1 c4 c5 (34) 
    A30 A35 A34 A36 A33
 Uncommon Opening (26) 
 Queen's Gambit Declined (20) 
    D35 D31 D37
 Reti System (18) 
    A04 A05 A06
With the Black pieces:
 Pirc (116) 
    B07 B08 B09
 Dutch Defense (40) 
    A88 A81 A89 A85 A87
 Queen's Pawn Game (34) 
    A41 D02 A45 D05
 Robatsch (19) 
 Reti System (12) 
 English, 1 c4 e5 (8) 
    A20 A21
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Thinius vs Beim, 1993 0-1
   A Meszaros vs Beim, 1999 0-1
   Beim vs Schmittdiel, 2002 1-0
   Beim vs S Wagman, 1990 1-0
   M Dutreeuw vs Beim, 2001 0-1
   V Milov vs Beim, 1991 0-1
   Huebner vs Beim, 1998 0-1
   Yusupov vs Beim, 1998 0-1
   Rongguang Ye vs Beim, 1997 1/2-1/2
   Beliavsky vs Beim, 1998 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Linz (1997)
   Efim Geller Memorial (2005)
   Pivdenny Bank Chess Cup (2008)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   kuoni's favorite Pirc games by kuoni
   Linz 1997 by Phony Benoni

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(born Mar-17-1950, 69 years old) Ukraine (federation/nationality Austria)

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GM Valeri Ilyich Beim (1994).

Last updated: 2018-03-13 18:22:17

 page 1 of 22; games 1-25 of 534  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Beim vs R Libeau  ½-½351990Biel MTO opA26 English
2. Y Gruenfeld vs Beim  ½-½211990ISR-chB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
3. Beim vs G Lee  0-1401990Biel MTO opA00 Uncommon Opening
4. Beim vs Y Kosashvili  ½-½261990Tel-Aviv BIKURIE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
5. Beim vs S Wagman 1-0191990Aosta opD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
6. M D Tseitlin vs Beim  1-0441990Tel-Aviv BIKURIA87 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation
7. Beim vs R Lev  ½-½241990ISR-chA30 English, Symmetrical
8. K H Maeder vs Beim  ½-½411990Biel MTO opB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
9. Beim vs Vyzmanavin  ½-½201990Biel MTO opE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
10. Beim vs O Bruk  1-0381990Tel-Aviv BIKURIA34 English, Symmetrical
11. R Shabtai vs Beim  0-1401990Tel-Aviv BIKURIB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
12. Beim vs A Avni  ½-½501990ISR-chA10 English
13. M N Sher vs Beim  0-1371990Biel MTO opA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
14. Y Afek vs Beim  0-1461990Tel-Aviv BIKURIB06 Robatsch
15. Rozentalis vs Beim  1-0321990Biel MTO opB08 Pirc, Classical
16. T Karolyi Jr. vs Beim  ½-½211990Tel-Aviv BIKURIB07 Pirc
17. Beim vs A I Kuzmin  ½-½521990Biel MTO opA36 English
18. M D Tseitlin vs Beim  ½-½281990ISR-chB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
19. Beim vs H Steingrimsson  1-0541990Biel MTO opA36 English
20. N Davies vs Beim  ½-½391990Tel-Aviv BIKURIB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
21. R Bogdanovic vs Beim  0-1411990Biel MTO opA04 Reti Opening
22. A Kaplivatski vs Beim  0-1501990ISR-chB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
23. J Dietz vs Beim  0-1401990Biel MTO opA02 Bird's Opening
24. Beim vs R Lev  ½-½251990Tel-Aviv BIKURIA21 English
25. Beim vs Darcy Lima 1-0311990Chess OlympiadA02 Bird's Opening
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  BishopBerkeley: International GM Valery Beim has a new book out on 19th century American Chess "super-genius" Paul Morphy :


("super-genius" was the term used by Garry Kasparov to describe Morphy (on page 6 of the first volume in his "My Great Predecessors" series.)

I hope it's a good book!

Here's the blurb over at the selling site:


Paul Morphy: A Modern Perspective

by Valeri Beim, 164pp. (Russell Enterprises 2005)

In 1857, a soft-spoken genius from New Orleans burst upon the chess scene. Paul Morphy dazzled the chess world with breathtaking combinations seemingly arising out of thin air. In his brief chess career, he was universally recognized as the best in the world.

In Paul Morphy: A Modern Perspective, international grandmaster Valeri Beim takes a close look at the play of the mid-19th century champion, putting his games under a modern, 21st-century analytical microscope. The result is a fresh and instructive look at the strategy and tactics of the American legend, and their relevance to the modern approach to the royal game.

Valeri Beim, is an international grandmaster now residing in Vienna. He is a respected chess instructor and author; this is his fifth chess book.


(: ♗ Bishop Berkeley ♗ :)
"Bishop Berkeley's Phantasmagorical Chess Interface"

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  chancho: Valeri Beim has a book out called, "Chess Recipes from the Grandmaster's Kitchen".Gambit Publications LTD.
Feb-08-06  Timothy Glenn Forney: His books on Chess Strategy are awesome too.Just added to my collection."Lessons in Chess Strategy"-Gambit and" How to Play Dynamic Chess"-Gambit, great books.
Mar-31-06  pazzed paun: so has anyone bought the Morphy book?
Jul-20-07  whiskeyrebel: amazing how few posts here. He's a great teacher; he must be to have penetrated my thick dome. I'm just finishing off "how to play dynamic chess" and have learned quite a bit including insight towards clearing up my most nagging, irritating OTB problem ( winning a won position in which you just know there must be a break through ). I've tapped out a quotation on my forum page and am cross referencing it here.
Jul-20-07  Ziggurat: <whiskey> I agree, he is underrated as a writer. I really liked both <How to play dynamic chess> and the Morphy book, which I think highlighted Morphy's genius without shying away from exposing his mistakes.
Jul-20-07  whiskeyrebel: I'll certainly be looking for a copy of his Morphy book. Beim is further proof that the highest rated GM's are not neccessarily the best teachers. This man really understands what it's like for us amateur geeks.
Sep-29-07  Alphastar: I have his book "how to calculate chess tacics". That's some really good stuff (although, not for low-level players. I'd say 1800+), highly recommended.
May-16-08  whiskeyrebel: I finally finished "how to calculate chess tactics". Man, what a book. It's not just another attacking exercise workbook. He actually delivers upon the title, applying his line of reasoning towards middle and endgames. He breaks the thought process down into smaller clusters of thought so as to make it practical even for hacks like me. It seems to work hand in glove with my Silman training; no wonder JS raved about it in a review at his site. Beim is one hot writer right now.
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  wordfunph: i have books written by GM Beim..

+ Chess Recipes from the Grandmaster's Kitchen
+ How To Calculate Chess Tactics
+ How To Play Dynamic Chess
+ Lessons in Chess Strategy
+ Paul Morphy - A Modern Perspective
+ Understanding the Leningrad Dutch

happy birthday GM Valery Beim..

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  whiteshark: Quote of the Day

< Throughout history <Capablanca>, as no other player has managed to do, played the greatest number of important games that help us understand the very essence of the game of chess. <>>

-- Valeri Beim

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  ketchuplover: Due out 4-16-12 is The Enigma of Chess Intuition:Can You Mobilize Hidden Forces in Your Chess?
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  wordfunph: thanks <ketch>! seems a good book, if it's NIC it must be good! hope i didn't violate posting guideline #2 hehe :)

Book Description:

<Nobody doubts that intuition in chess exists. It is part of the arsenal of every chess player, next to well-known weapons such as tactical skills, the ability to calculate variations and endgame technique. But how does intuition in chess work, and where does it take us? Intuition is by far the vaguest and hardest to grasp subject in chess, and consequently the least studied. Acclaimed author and experienced chess trainer Valeri Beim takes the bull by the horns and explains, with hundreds of well explained examples, when intuition comes into play, why some players have better intuition than others, what the functions of intuition are, how it differs from pattern recognition, and why your intuition gets weaker as you get older.

Valeri Beim deeply analyses and dissects how chess players think and demonstrates that each of us has the power of making intuitive decisions. You will learn how you can train and develop this human gift. Beim uses plain language and illustrates his findings with sparkling tales about Fischer, Carlsen, Tal and other greats in chess as well as with instructive examples of practical play. A thought-provoking, yet highly accessible work.>

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  brankat: Wishing You a very Happy Birthday!
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  Penguincw: Happy 64th birthday to GM Valery Beim.
Mar-17-14  Sourav: Happy Birthday Sir!
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  TheFocus: <Behind every move stands the chess-player's knowledge, gained by long hours of daily work, and his talent which enables him to find, sometimes in seconds, solutions that are inaccessible to other titled players without a long period of reflection> - Valeri Beim.
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The leading proponent of the Dutch Leningrad with c6, in this database with 19 of them.

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  Big Pawn: I think this player put out a book a few years ago on the Leningrad.

Top computers on fast systems play 7...e6 with success, as well as 7...Qe8 and 8...a5, 9...Na6

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  diceman: <Chess Recipes from the Grandmaster's Kitchen>

The Fried Liver Attack?

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