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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, 42 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. M Halac vs Y Shulman  1-043 1992 Wch U18E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
5. Y Shulman vs M Al-Modiahki  ½-½30 1992 Wch U18E92 King's Indian
6. Y Shulman vs C Gabriel  ½-½63 1992 Wch U18D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
7. R Liiva vs Y Shulman  0-143 1992 Wch U18B23 Sicilian, Closed
8. V Zvjaginsev vs Y Shulman  1-030 1992 URS-ch U18E91 King's Indian
9. Y Shulman vs A Vouldis  1-054 1992 Wch U18D02 Queen's Pawn Game
10. N Merant vs Y Shulman  0-162 1992 Wch U18B44 Sicilian
11. Y Shulman vs C Aghamaliyev  ½-½42 1992 Wch U18E92 King's Indian
12. A Istratescu vs Y Shulman  1-028 1992 Wch U18C03 French, Tarrasch
13. Y Shulman vs R Forster  1-041 1992 Wch U18E92 King's Indian
14. H Ellers vs Y Shulman  ½-½43 1992 Wch U18E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
15. Y Shulman vs R Ahundov  1-045 1992 Wch U18D63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
16. O Danielian vs Y Shulman  1-050 1993 EU-ch U18E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
17. Y Shulman vs Berezjuk  1-027 1993 BLR-chD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
18. Fedorov vs Y Shulman  1-043 1993 BLR-chB40 Sicilian
19. V Zemerov vs Y Shulman  ½-½36 1993 Minsk-CB23 Sicilian, Closed
20. Y Shulman vs L Guliev  1-043 1993 EU-ch U18E92 King's Indian
21. Y Shulman vs S Yuferov  ½-½44 1993 Minsk-CE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
22. A Ryskin vs Y Shulman  1-035 1993 BLR-chE73 King's Indian
23. R Liiva vs Y Shulman  ½-½62 1993 EU-ch U18B40 Sicilian
24. Y Shulman vs J Petrov 1-025 1993 EU-ch U18D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. Y Shulman vs I Yagupov  1-037 1993 Minsk-CA81 Dutch
 page 1 of 45; games 1-25 of 1,114  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Jul-07-07  karnak64: Grandmaster Shulman, thanks so much for taking the time to play "The World." I learned a lot from the game, and it means a lot to all of us to experience competition of your caliber. You're a great sportsman.
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  Benzol: Mr Shulman thankyou for an interesting game.
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  chancho: Thank you so much, Mr Shulman. It was a privilege for us to have played you.
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  MrSpock: Hello Mr. Shulman

Many thanks from Zürich Switzerland. I really enjoyd this game against you. All the best for your chess career and your life.

Jul-07-07  weisyschwarz: <Grandmaster Yuri Shulman>, thank you for a very perplexing and interesting game. I offer thanks for this opportunity, and for the time you took--much needed time--from preparing for tournaments to be our opponent. There is so much to review! I hope you will send us your musings of the game, and may you be blessed in future games, tournaments and matches.
Jul-07-07  Nightranger: Grandmaster Shulman, I echo the sentiments of my comrades. Thanks for a very interesting game. I've learned quite a bit from this game and I appreciate your taking the time to participate in this game against us. Thanks again.
Jul-07-07  Themofro: <To GM Yury Shulman> I would like to add my voice to the chorus of members thanking you for playing against us. Mr. Shulman it was our honor to play against such a fine player and person as you, good game *hand shake*, eagerly awaiting your comments on the game. Good luck in the future, best of wishes from all of us on the world team!
Jul-08-07  MostlyAverageJoe: <GM Yury Shulman> One more word of thanks for taking time to play against The World. It was a great honor (and learning experience) for us.
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  dalbertz: Again, thanks for taking your valuable time to play with us, GM Shulman. It was a great experience.
Nov-25-07  Tomlinsky: This is a rather interesting Winawer Poisoned Pawn tussle from earlier in the year...

[Event "16th Chicago Open"]
[Site "Oak Brook USA"]
[Date "2007.05.26"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Sarkar, J."]
[Black "Shulman, Y."]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C18"]
[WhiteElo "2418"]
[BlackElo "2600"]
[PlyCount "58"]
[EventDate "2007.05.25"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Ne7 7. Qg4 cxd4 8. Qxg7 Rg8 9. Qxh7 Qc7 10. Ne2 Nbc6 11. f4 Bd7 12. Qd3 dxc3 13. Nxc3 a6 14. Rb1 Rc8 15. h4 Nf5 16. Rh3 Ncd4 17. Bd2 b5 18. h5 Kf8 19. h6 Rg6 20. a4 Kg8 21. axb5 axb5 22. Kd1 Qc5 23. h7+ Kh8 24. Ne2 Nxc2 25. Rc1 b4 26. Qb3 Qa7 27. Rxc2 Rxc2 28. Qxc2 Ba4 29. Rb3 Qf2 0-1

Nov-28-07  SickedChess: Anyone got his book "Chess Lessons from a Grandmaster"?
Dec-03-07  chesstoplay: I have copies of Yury's book.

The cover title is:


Lessons from a Grandmaster

The co-author is Rishi Sethi.

Mar-28-08  mckmck: Congrats From World Team for winning Foxwood open.
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  brankat: Happy Birthday GM Shulman!
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  whiteshark: Many happy returns, GM Shulman!

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  WannaBe: Happy birthday, sir! =)
Apr-30-08  Hootey: Happy birthday, GM Shulman!
May-21-08  mckmck: GM Shulman - US champion - Congrats from World Team.
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  whiskeyrebel: Bravo!
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  brankat: A well deserved victory. Congratulations!
May-21-08  RandomVisitor: Congratulations, Yury.
May-22-08  FHBradley: Congratulations on winning the US Championship!
May-22-08  karnak64: Congratulations, Champ! You earned it. I loved the Winawer you played against Baccerra -- awesome game.
May-22-08  mang00neg: Congrats, well done. I was impressed that you continued to play for wins throughout.
May-22-08  unsound: <I was impressed that you continued to play for wins throughout.> Well, throughout the first 8 rounds anyway. But very impressive, yes.
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