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Yury Markovich 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 E91 E94 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
   Nakamura vs Y Shulman, 2010 0-1
   Y Shulman vs S T Ansell, 2002 1-0
   J Friedel vs Y Shulman, 2009 0-1
   Y Shulman vs A Savage, 2002 1-0
   F Lida Garcia vs Y Shulman, 2003 0-1
   Y Shulman vs Van Wely, 2009 1-0
   Khachiyan vs Y Shulman, 2009 0-1
   Y Shulman vs Kamsky, 2010 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   UTD GM Invitational (2006)
   US Championship (2008)
   World Open (2008)
   Torneo Continental Americano (2003)
   Foxwoods Open (2009)
   Foxwoods Open (2007)
   US Championship 2006 (2006)
   Reykjavik Open (2010)
   World Open (2012)
   Spring North American FIDE Invitational (2006)
   World Open (2007)
   Reykjavik Open (2013)
   Reykjavik Open (2009)
   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
   2002 American open by gauer
   2002 World open by gauer
   Yury Shulman on the Queens indian by deepthinker
   Queen's Indians Mr. Shulman has Won by viennalover
   KID'S by deepthinker
   2002 Foxwoods open by gauer

   🏆 China-USA Chess Summit
   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 YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V M Golod vs Y Shulman  1-0281989Bankia opA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
2. Rublevsky vs Y Shulman  1-0461991Alma-AtaC03 French, Tarrasch
3. Y Shulman vs V Yemelin 0-1461991URS-ch U18E17 Queen's Indian
4. H Ellers vs Y Shulman  ½-½431992Wch U18E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
5. Y Shulman vs A Vouldis  1-0541992Wch U18D02 Queen's Pawn Game
6. N Merant vs Y Shulman  0-1621992Wch U18B44 Sicilian
7. A Istratescu vs Y Shulman  1-0281992Wch U18C03 French, Tarrasch
8. Y Shulman vs C Aghamaliyev  ½-½421992Wch U18E92 King's Indian
9. Y Shulman vs R Forster  1-0411992Wch U18E92 King's Indian
10. Y Shulman vs R Ahundov  1-0451992Wch U18D63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
11. V Zvjaginsev vs Y Shulman  1-0301992URS-ch U18E91 King's Indian
12. Y Shulman vs M Al-Modiahki  ½-½301992Wch U18E92 King's Indian
13. M Halac vs Y Shulman  1-0431992Wch U18E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
14. Y Shulman vs C Gabriel  ½-½631992Wch U18D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
15. R Liiva vs Y Shulman  0-1431992Wch U18A07 King's Indian Attack
16. V P Zemerov vs Y Shulman  ½-½361993Minsk-CB23 Sicilian, Closed
17. Y Shulman vs V Smirnov  1-0301993BLR-chA56 Benoni Defense
18. A G Aleksandrov vs Y Shulman  ½-½721993EU-ch U18E70 King's Indian
19. A Ryskin vs Y Shulman  1-0351993BLR-chE73 King's Indian
20. Y Shulman vs J A Nilssen  1-0431993EU-ch U18A55 Old Indian, Main line
21. R Liiva vs Y Shulman  ½-½621993EU-ch U18A07 King's Indian Attack
22. Y Shulman vs J Eriksson  1-0431993Minsk-CD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
23. Anishchenko vs Y Shulman 0-1211993MinskA90 Dutch
24. Y Shulman vs E Mochalov  1-0371993BLR-chE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
25. Kupreichik vs Y Shulman  0-1341993BLR-chC02 French, Advance
 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.
Jul-09-07  dalbertz: Again, thanks for taking your valuable time to play with us, GM Shulman. It was a great experience.
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  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.
May-21-08  whiskeyrebel: Bravo!
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  brankat: A well deserved victory. Congratulations!
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  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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