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Yury Shulman
Y Shulman 
Number of games in database: 1,114
Years covered: 1989 to 2013
Last FIDE rating: 2559
Highest rating achieved in database: 2648

Overall record: +472 -163 =437 (64.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 42 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (85) 
    E92 E94 E91 E70
 Slav (61) 
    D15 D17 D18 D11 D12
 Nimzo Indian (58) 
    E42 E46 E44 E40 E41
 Queen's Gambit Declined (49) 
    D37 D30 D38 D39 D31
 Semi-Slav (38) 
    D43 D44 D45 D47 D46
 Queen's Indian (34) 
    E15 E17 E16 E12
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (170) 
    C03 C18 C19 C01 C02
 King's Indian (116) 
    E92 E97 E94 E61 E81
 French Winawer (69) 
    C18 C19 C15 C17
 Sicilian (65) 
    B40 B47 B44 B22 B23
 French Tarrasch (59) 
    C03 C09 C07 C05
 Semi-Slav (39) 
    D45 D43 D44 D47 D48
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Y Shulman vs D Marciano, 1997 1-0
   Y Shulman vs I Schneider, 2006 1-0
   Y Shulman vs Van Wely, 2009 1-0
   Y Shulman vs Kamsky, 2010 1/2-1/2
   Nakamura vs Y Shulman, 2010 0-1
   F Lida Garcia vs Y Shulman, 2003 0-1
   Y Shulman vs A Savage, 2002 1-0
   Y Shulman vs S T Ansell, 2002 1-0
   Y Shulman vs R Hess, 2008 1-0
   Y Shulman vs S Conquest, 2009 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Montreal (2008)
   Foxwoods Open (2009)
   US Championships (2010)
   US Championship (2008)
   UTD GM Invitational (2006)
   US Championship 2006 (2006)
   World Open (2012)
   41st Annual World Open (2013)
   Foxwoods Open (2007)
   Torneo Continental Americano (2003)
   Reykjavik Open (2010)
   Foxwoods Open (2008)
   Reykjavik Open (2013)
   American Continental Championship (2005)
   Olympiad (2008)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   1995 World Junior chess championship by gauer
   1992 WYCC (open) U-18 by gauer
   2002 North American open by gauer
   Recent French Winawer games by cuppajoe
   Yury Shulman on the Queens indian by deepthinker
   2002 American open by gauer
   2002 World open by gauer
   Queen's Indians Mr. Shulman has Won by viennalover
   KID'S by deepthinker
   2002 Foxwoods open by gauer

   Y Shulman vs Wang Yue (Jul-23-13) 1/2-1/2
   Zhou Weiqi vs Y Shulman (Jul-22-13) 1-0
   Xiu Deshun vs Y Shulman (Jul-21-13) 1-0
   Y Shulman vs Lu Shanglei (Jul-20-13) 0-1
   Y Shulman vs Wen Yang (Jul-19-13) 0-1

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(born Apr-29-1975, 41 years old) Belarus (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Yury (Yuri) Shulman was born in Minsk, Belarus (USSR) in 1975. In his youth, he studied under the guidance of Tamara O Golovey, Albert Z Kapengut, and Boris Gelfand. He achieved the grandmaster title in 1995. He is married to WIM Viktorija Ni, with whom he has a son, Gabriel.

After moving to the USA in 1999, Shulman has consistently remained among the top American players. He tied for first in the 2001 World Open. In 2006, he won the US Open Chess Championship. In 2008, he earned the highest honor in American chess, by winning the US Championship (2008). He represented the USA 2010 Olympiad team on 4th board. He also participated in the World Cup (2011), but lost a hard fought first round to Russian GM Vladimir Potkin.

He is the founder of the Yury Shulman International Chess School (see Yury and his volunteer community are privileged to be able to use chess as a medium for philanthropic causes. In 2006, this included visits to, and book drives for, Chicago public schools, and contributions of a portion of the proceeds from camps and tournaments to non-profit entities the world over. He has a Bachelor's degree in computer science as well as an MBA.

Y Shulman vs The World, 2007

Wikipedia article: Yury Shulman

 page 1 of 45; games 1-25 of 1,114  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. V Golod vs Y Shulman  1-028 1989 Bankia opA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
2. Rublevsky vs Y Shulman  1-046 1991 Alma-AtaC03 French, Tarrasch
3. Y Shulman vs V Yemelin 0-146 1991 URS-ch U18E17 Queen's Indian
4. N Merant vs Y Shulman  0-162 1992 Wch U18B44 Sicilian
5. Y Shulman vs C Aghamaliyev  ½-½42 1992 Wch U18E92 King's Indian
6. Y Shulman vs R Forster  1-041 1992 Wch U18E92 King's Indian
7. A Istratescu vs Y Shulman  1-028 1992 Wch U18C03 French, Tarrasch
8. Y Shulman vs R Ahundov  1-045 1992 Wch U18D63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
9. H Ellers vs Y Shulman  ½-½43 1992 Wch U18E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
10. Y Shulman vs M Al-Modiahki  ½-½30 1992 Wch U18E92 King's Indian
11. M Halac vs Y Shulman  1-043 1992 Wch U18E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
12. Y Shulman vs C Gabriel  ½-½63 1992 Wch U18D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
13. R Liiva vs Y Shulman  0-143 1992 Wch U18B23 Sicilian, Closed
14. V Zvjaginsev vs Y Shulman  1-030 1992 URS-ch U18E91 King's Indian
15. Y Shulman vs A Vouldis  1-054 1992 Wch U18D02 Queen's Pawn Game
16. Y Shulman vs V Smirnov  1-030 1993 BLR-chA56 Benoni Defense
17. Steffen Pedersen vs Y Shulman  1-041 1993 EU-ch U18E61 King's Indian
18. Y Shulman vs J A Nilssen  1-043 1993 EU-ch U18A55 Old Indian, Main line
19. A Aleksandrov vs Y Shulman  ½-½72 1993 EU-ch U18E70 King's Indian
20. Y Shulman vs J Eriksson  1-043 1993 Minsk-CD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
21. A Aleksandrov vs Y Shulman  ½-½51 1993 BLR-chA45 Queen's Pawn Game
22. Y Shulman vs E Mochalov  1-037 1993 BLR-chE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
23. Anishchenko vs Y Shulman 0-121 1993 MinskA90 Dutch
24. J Aagaard vs Y Shulman 1-046 1993 EU-ch U18E61 King's Indian
25. Y Shulman vs M Kekelidze  1-042 1993 EU-ch U18E92 King's Indian
 page 1 of 45; games 1-25 of 1,114  PGN Download
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Feb-02-10  echector: sadvakasov has won foxwoods 2009
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  wordfunph: "To become the U.S. Champion is a huge success! All games were tense. I think that the move which won the tournament was Rg4 against Becerra." GM Yury Shulman (after winning the 2008 U.S. Chess Championship)

happy 35th birthday Yury!

Apr-29-10  theodor: best wishes from sofia!
Apr-29-10  dx9293: Happy Birthday, Yury!!
Apr-29-10  zanshin: Happy Birthday GM Yury!
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  kingfu: Yuri Shulman, the birthday boy, looks like he is a French hard head as well!
May-25-10  Bent75: <Happy Birthdag GM Yuri
Teaching Children Leadership Through Philanthropy and Chess>
Apr-27-11  UrVileWedge: Sorry to hear about the result. I've been a Shulman fan for some time.

About 6-7 years ago, he used to do a weekly lecture for a scholastic club called the "Great Knights" on weekends, and I had the privilege of attending most of them. Sharp, sharp stuff, and it helped my game immensely.

One of the sessions, we were running a bit ahead of schedule, and he got out a clock and gave 5-1 time odds to anyone who was finished with the exercises. I took him up on one game, and somehow, I managed to get ahead on an exchange. I start trading off pieces, thinking to myself "Sure, he's a GM, but he's got a dead lost position. You can only lose this if you screw it up." So I double-checked all my moves, started exchanging pieces, and shoving my e pawn down to his end of the board.

I was so careful and exacting that 2 moves before I forced him to have to give up a piece to stop the queen, my flag fell, to the great amusement of everyone involved.

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  wordfunph: Happy Birthday GM Yury!
Apr-29-11  UrVileWedge: Happy Birthday GM Shulman. Many fond wishes.
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  eternaloptimist: I hope that GM Shulman has a happy birthday today. I'm sure it would be a much happier 1 if he would have won another u. s. chess championship this year. He has won it once though (in 2008). Although he has been the runner-up 2 years in a row so that's a very good accomplishment in itself!
Apr-29-11  talisman: HAPPY BIRTHDAY.
Apr-30-11  Wyatt Gwyon: Best US French defense player = I'm an automatic fan.
Apr-30-11  theodor: we are still your friends, in Sofia, dear Youry; go ahead!
Apr-30-11  WhiteRook48: happy birthday
Apr-30-11  chesstoplay:

Yury came home from the US Championship on his birthday.

So on his birthday, he was able to hold his son Gabriel (born on Easter Sunday) for the first time.

What a great present for one of the true ambassadors of the game!


May-30-11  LIFE Master AJ: I sent Shulman an e-mail ... congratulating him on two straight years of excellent results. (Only Kamsky was able to stop Shulman, and - everyone knows - Gata is a chess MONSTER!!!)

Congrats Yury. (Thank you for the very nice e-mail.)

May-30-11  LIFE Master AJ: Of course - Yuri (Yury) won it all in 2008.
Nov-06-11  ZeejDonnelly: Got to play against Yury in a simul yesterday -- my first over-the-board setting ever. He first presented some cool problems and he was an incredibly genial guy. Played about 25 people, offering players under 1800 the choice of color. I have no rating aside from online blitz so I decided to take black. Unfortunately, I had to leave before our game could finish, with Black to play with a really cramped position (I was pretty nervous and I lacked a plan): [Shulman-Fabianczyk UChicago Simul] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 0-0 5. Nf3 d5 6. Be2 Nbd2 7. 0-0 e5 8. Be3 Ne8 9. Qc2 h5 10. Rad1 exd4 11. Nxd4 c5 12. Nb5 Qb6 13. Nd5 Qd8 14. Qc1 Nd2f6 15. Bg5 a6 16. Nbc3 Be6 17. Qf4 Bxd5 18. cxd5 b5 19.Rfe1 --- at this point, I had to leave, and I was torn as to what I ought to play. I may run this through the computer tubes soon. Anyway, thanks and best wishes to Yury.
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  Stonehenge: Happy Birthday :)
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  wordfunph: "Gata had nine lives."

- GM Yury Shulman (after losing the match against Gata Kamsky in 2010 U.S. Chess Championship)

GM Yury, happy birthday!

Apr-29-13  Llawdogg: Happy Birthday!
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  OhioChessFan: Best wishes and continued success on your birthday.
Apr-29-13  JustAnotherPatzer: Many more happy returns Yuri, i had already visited your page and examined some of your games - what a tremendous gift you have! Best wishes from Manchester, UK.
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Yury Shulman.
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