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Ilya M Gurevich
Number of games in database: 117
Years covered: 1984 to 1998
Last FIDE rating: 2586

Overall record: +34 -29 =46 (52.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 8 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (26) 
    B32 B76 B83 B33 B62
 Ruy Lopez (7) 
    C69 C91 C89 C84
 French Tarrasch (7) 
    C07 C03 C09
 French Defense (7) 
    C07 C09 C03
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (6) 
    B63 B62 B67 B60
 Caro-Kann (5) 
    B10 B17 B12
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (20) 
    B43 B42 B92 B23 B90
 Grunfeld (14) 
    D85 D86 D91 D75 D70
 Sicilian Kan (8) 
    B43 B42 B41
 Sicilian Najdorf (7) 
    B93 B90 B92 B97
 English (7) 
    A15 A10
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   I Gurevich vs K K Karanja, 1987 1-0
   I Gurevich vs Kamsky, 1991 1/2-1/2
   I Gurevich vs Bronstein, 1992 1-0
   I Gurevich vs Nunn, 1993 1-0
   Gulko vs I Gurevich, 1993 1/2-1/2
   Psakhis vs I Gurevich, 1992 1/2-1/2
   Ftacnik vs I Gurevich, 1993 0-1

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Hastings 1992/93 by suenteus po 147

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(born Feb-08-1972, 47 years old) Ukraine (federation/nationality United States of America)

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GM Ilya Markovich Gurevich was the World U-20 Champion in 1990.

Wikipedia article: Ilya Gurevich

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 117  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J A Curdo vs I Gurevich  1-019198498th Rhode Island State ChampionshipC48 Four Knights
2. Kasparov vs I Gurevich 1-0341984Clock simul, 10bD75 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O c5, 8.dxc5
3. M Ginsburg vs I Gurevich ½-½371985PhiladelphiaE97 King's Indian
4. Akopian vs I Gurevich  ½-½471986Wch U16A07 King's Indian Attack
5. I Gurevich vs Wolff  1-0311986USA-ch U18B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
6. E Schiller vs I Gurevich 0-134198614th World OpenB06 Robatsch
7. J A Curdo vs I Gurevich 1-0361987Rhode Island OpenB06 Robatsch
8. I Gurevich vs K K Karanja 1-0251987New York (USA)B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
9. Adams vs I Gurevich 1-0481987Wch U18C05 French, Tarrasch
10. I Gurevich vs Shirov  ½-½311988Wch U18B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
11. C Hertan vs I Gurevich 0-1381988Newton op 11thE17 Queen's Indian
12. R N Bauer vs I Gurevich  0-165198811th Newton OpenE12 Queen's Indian
13. Kasparov vs I Gurevich 1-0491988Clock simul, 6bE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
14. Browne vs I Gurevich  1-036198889th US OpenE17 Queen's Indian
15. I Gurevich vs C Hertan 0-1411989WatertownB10 Caro-Kann
16. L Christiansen vs I Gurevich 1-0481989PhiladelphiaA10 English
17. Yermolinsky vs I Gurevich  1-030199018th World OpenA04 Reti Opening
18. I Gurevich vs Smirin 0-145199018th World OpenB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
19. Shirov vs I Gurevich  0-1491990Santiago 50/497 (Gurevich,I)D86 Grunfeld, Exchange
20. Kudrin vs I Gurevich 0-150199018th World OpenB42 Sicilian, Kan
21. Kramnik vs I Gurevich  ½-½201990Wch U18B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
22. Kamsky vs I Gurevich 0-1651991New York OpenB41 Sicilian, Kan
23. Joel Benjamin vs I Gurevich 0-1491991New York 51/187B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
24. I Gurevich vs R F Henao  ½-½24199192nd US OpenC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
25. I Gurevich vs Dreev  ½-½111991New York OpenC03 French, Tarrasch
 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 117  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-08-06  BIDMONFA: Ilya M Gurevich


Jun-21-07  nolanryan: If I knew where you lived BIDMONFA, I would egg your house.
Jun-21-07  Jim Bartle: If that's really you, Nolan, I suspect you'd throw him the high, hard one, and then grab his head and pound him with noogies.
Aug-18-07  wardvet: Bidmonfa lives in Spain...Barcelona I think. Anyway, his "Kibitzing" (and I use that term loosely) is very annoying.
Aug-31-07  lopium: Who is this player? He has played along the greatest player of our time!
Aug-31-07  Jim Bartle: Gurevich was world junior champion, then quit for good in 1994?
Dec-02-07  pawnofdoom: I believe he's the brother of Mikhail Gurevich and Dimitri Gurevich
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  Fusilli: <pawnofdoom: I believe he's the brother of Mikhail Gurevich and Dimitri Gurevich> Really? He is a lot younger than them. Dimitri was born in 1956 and Mikhail in 1959. Ilya in 1972. Not impossible, though, but do you have a source?
Jul-28-08  RookFile: He isn't. I was acquainted with him when he was a teenager. He still plays chess in the icc, his handle is junior.
Jul-28-08  Strongest Force: Junior is very friendly. I talked with him all the time when i was playing at the ICC.
Jul-28-08  najdorfman: I recall Ilya telling me that when he won the World Junior Championship the USCF, in its journalistic organ Chess Life, put a picture of a bunch of people on a cruise ship, on the cover! The cruise ship had something to do with a U.S. Senior Open Championship.

To say the least, he was not thrilled about it.

I asked him if he knew what "U.S.C.F" stood for? Sensing a sarcasm coming, he replied that he did not know. So I told him:


Nov-27-10  kramputz: Here is another great talent who quit chess. What is Ilya doing these days?
Jul-04-11  technical draw: Here's what he's doing these days:

Jan-09-12  King Death: < pawnofdoom: I believe he's the brother of Mikhail Gurevich and Dimitri Gurevich>

None of these players are related to each other. There was an interview that Dimitri Gurevich gave a long time ago where he mentioned that. Gurevich is a common enough Jewish last name in the Ukraine if not on a par with Smith or Williams.

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  perfidious: <pawnofdoom: I believe he's the brother of Mikhail Gurevich and Dimitri Gurevich>

Not true.

Was well acquainted with Ilya in the eighties, as we played several times and were in numerous other events together.

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