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Ilya M Gurevich
Number of games in database: 115
Years covered: 1984 to 1998
Last FIDE rating: 2586
Overall record: +33 -29 =45 (51.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      8 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (25) 
    B32 B83 B76 B33 B63
 French Defense (7) 
    C07 C09 C03
 Ruy Lopez (7) 
    C69 C91 C89 C84
 French Tarrasch (7) 
    C07 C09 C03
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (6) 
    B62 B63 B60 B67
 Sicilian Scheveningen (4) 
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (20) 
    B43 B42 B93 B92 B90
 Grunfeld (11) 
    D85 D86 D91 D75 D70
 English (10) 
    A15 A10
 Sicilian Kan (8) 
    B43 B42 B41
 Sicilian Najdorf (7) 
    B90 B92 B93 B97
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   I Gurevich vs Kamsky, 1991 1/2-1/2
   I Gurevich vs Bronstein, 1992 1-0
   I Gurevich vs Nunn, 1992 1-0
   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, 45 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 115  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Kasparov vs I Gurevich 1-034 1984 New York/London simD75 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O c5, 8.dxc5
2. J A Curdo vs I Gurevich  1-019 1984 98th Rhode Island State ChampionshipC48 Four Knights
3. M Ginsburg vs I Gurevich ½-½37 1985 PhiladelphiaE97 King's Indian
4. E Schiller vs I Gurevich 0-134 1986 WorldOpenB06 Robatsch
5. Akopian vs I Gurevich  ½-½47 1986 Wch U16A07 King's Indian Attack
6. I Gurevich vs Wolff  1-031 1986 USA-ch U18B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
7. J A Curdo vs I Gurevich 1-036 1987 Rhode Island OpenB06 Robatsch
8. I Gurevich vs K K Karanja  1-025 1987 New York (USA)B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
9. Adams vs I Gurevich 1-048 1987 InsbruckC05 French, Tarrasch
10. I Gurevich vs Shirov  ½-½31 1988 Ch World (juniors)B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
11. C Hertan vs I Gurevich 0-138 1988 Newton op 11thE17 Queen's Indian
12. Kasparov vs I Gurevich 1-049 1988 SimulE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
13. R N Bauer vs I Gurevich  0-165 1988 11th Newton OpenE12 Queen's Indian
14. Browne vs I Gurevich  1-036 1988 Boston USA opE17 Queen's Indian
15. I Gurevich vs C Hertan 0-141 1989 WatertownB10 Caro-Kann
16. L Christiansen vs I Gurevich 1-048 1989 PhiladelphiaA10 English
17. Yermolinsky vs I Gurevich  1-030 1990 It (open)A04 Reti Opening
18. I Gurevich vs Smirin 0-145 1990 World opB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
19. Kramnik vs I Gurevich  ½-½20 1990 Ch World (cadets) (under 18)B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
20. Shirov vs I Gurevich  0-149 1990 Santiago 50/497 (Gurevich,I)D86 Grunfeld, Exchange
21. Kudrin vs I Gurevich 0-150 1990 It (open)B42 Sicilian, Kan
22. I Gurevich vs A Rodriguez Vila 1-033 1991 Maringa ttB32 Sicilian
23. Kamsky vs I Gurevich 0-165 1991 It (open)B41 Sicilian, Kan
24. Kramnik vs I Gurevich 1-038 1991 Ch World (team) (under 26)A30 English, Symmetrical
25. I Gurevich vs Speelman  0-160 1991 London (England)C07 French, Tarrasch
 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 115  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.
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  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!
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  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?
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  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?
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  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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