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Artur Yusupov
Photograph copyright © Fred Lucas,  
Number of games in database: 2,080
Years covered: 1975 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2581 (2564 rapid, 2468 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2680

Overall record: +605 -297 =1038 (57.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 140 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (161) 
    A46 D05 A40 E00 D04
 King's Indian (116) 
    E60 E80 E73 E62 E61
 Nimzo Indian (109) 
    E41 E52 E54 E30 E29
 Slav (83) 
    D10 D12 D19 D15 D17
 Queen's Indian (72) 
    E15 E12 E14 E17 E16
 Grunfeld (67) 
    D85 D86 D89 D95 D87
With the Black pieces:
 Petrov (165) 
    C42 C43
 French Defense (132) 
    C18 C09 C01 C05 C19
 Ruy Lopez (94) 
    C80 C82 C72 C73 C76
 Queen's Gambit Declined (84) 
    D37 D35 D31 D30 D36
 Orthodox Defense (77) 
    D56 D58 D52 D55 D50
 Ruy Lopez, Open (57) 
    C80 C82 C81
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Ivanchuk vs Yusupov, 1991 0-1
   Taimanov vs Yusupov, 1982 0-1
   Yusupov vs P Scheeren, 1983 1-0
   Miles vs Yusupov, 1985 0-1
   Yusupov vs Ivanchuk, 1991 1-0
   Yusupov vs Karpov, 1989 1-0
   Yusupov vs Kasparov, 1989 1-0
   Yusupov vs Anand, 1992 1-0
   Yusupov vs L Adasiak, 2005 1-0
   Yusupov vs J Nogueiras, 1985 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Montpellier Candidates (1985)
   32nd Rilton Cup (2002)
   German Championship (2006)
   HB Global Chess Challenge (2005)
   Toluca Interzonal (1982)
   NH Chess Tournament (2007)
   Lone Pine (1981)
   50th USSR Championship (1983)
   Reykjavik Open (2015)
   European Individual Championships (2007)
   Bundesliga 2009/10 (2009)
   Qatar Masters (2014)
   Bundesliga 2011/12 (2011)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2012)
   Bundesliga 2015/16 (2015)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Legend Yusupov by Gottschalk
   Strategie 1 - 6 Tigersprung auf DWZ 1500 by 5nizza
   For Friends and Colleagues 1 (Dvoretsky) by Qindarka
   Montpellier Candidates 1985 by Benzol
   Bugojno 1986 by suenteus po 147

   Yusupov vs M Bosboom (Feb-04-17) 1/2-1/2
   M Narmontas vs Yusupov (Dec-18-16) 0-1, blitz
   Yusupov vs M Narmontas (Dec-18-16) 0-1, blitz
   Yusupov vs R Skytte (Dec-18-16) 1-0, blitz
   R Skytte vs Yusupov (Dec-18-16) 1-0, blitz

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(born Feb-13-1960, 57 years old) Russia (federation/nationality Germany)
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Artur Mayakovich Yusupov was born on the 13th of February 1960 in Moscow, USSR.

Awarded the IM title in 1977 for his victory in the World Junior Championship and the GM title in 1980, he was a World Title Candidate thrice running, losing the semi-final round in 1986, 1989 and 1992.

Other tournament results include 2nd in the USSR Championship of 1979, 1st at Erevan 1982, 4th= at Linares 1983, 1st at Tunis 1985, 1st= at Montpellier Candidates 1985 and 3rd at Linares 1988. In the early 1990s, he interrupted burglars in his Moscow flat, was shot and was fortunate to survive. Soon after his recovery, Yusupov moved to Germany, where he now works as a writer and trainer. He was German champion in 2005.

Wikipedia article: Artur Yusupov

 page 1 of 84; games 1-25 of 2,080  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. M Berkovich vs Yusupov 0-136 1975 Moscow-chA06 Reti Opening
2. A Monakov vs Yusupov 1-029 1975 Moscow-chC77 Ruy Lopez
3. Yusupov vs Yurtaev 1-030 1976 Moscow (Russia)B33 Sicilian
4. Z Sturua vs Yusupov  1-041 1976 URS-ch U18D59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
5. Yusupov vs C Ionescu  ½-½13 1977 Wch U20A34 English, Symmetrical
6. P Popovic vs Yusupov  0-147 1977 Wch U20A00 Uncommon Opening
7. Yusupov vs M Rivas Pastor  ½-½43 1977 Wch U20A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
8. Yusupov vs Skembris  ½-½10 1977 Wch U20A04 Reti Opening
9. Kasparov vs Yusupov 1-048 1977 RigaE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
10. H Armando vs Yusupov  0-132 1977 Wch U20B33 Sicilian
11. Yusupov vs A Zapata 1-047 1977 Wch U20A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
12. Yusupov vs Kasparov ½-½41 1977 LeningradA05 Reti Opening
13. W Ehrenfeucht vs Yusupov  0-130 1977 Telechess ol1 7778B33 Sicilian
14. J O Fries Nielsen vs Yusupov  0-140 1977 Wch U20C55 Two Knights Defense
15. Yusupov vs M Sisniega  1-042 1977 Wch U20A05 Reti Opening
16. Kasparov vs Yusupov ½-½20 1977 LeningradC42 Petrov Defense
17. R Vera vs Yusupov  ½-½13 1977 Wch U20C43 Petrov, Modern Attack
18. Yusupov vs Groszpeter  ½-½37 1977 Wch U20A34 English, Symmetrical
19. Kouatly vs Yusupov 0-135 1977 Innsbruck, AustriaA44 Old Benoni Defense
20. J Masculo vs Yusupov 0-174 1977 Wch U20A06 Reti Opening
21. Yusupov vs G Morrison  1-074 1977 Wch U20B53 Sicilian
22. A Ivanov vs Yusupov 1-028 1978 URS-ch U26C85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
23. R Hartoch vs Yusupov  1-041 1978 IBM-BA07 King's Indian Attack
24. Yusupov vs A V Kharitonov  ½-½30 1978 URS-ch U26A10 English
25. C van Wijgerden vs Yusupov  ½-½12 1978 IBM-BA00 Uncommon Opening
 page 1 of 84; games 1-25 of 2,080  PGN Download
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  whiteshark: Many happy returns of the Day, <Artur>!
Feb-13-14  paavoh: Does anyone know any notable players Yusupov is or has been coaching?
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  Penguincw: Happy 54th birthday GM Artur Yusupov!
Nov-16-14  Rookiepawn: <he had, of course, been set up by the hotel reception staff, who had directed him to the bank in the first place.>

This is high quality customer care, they organize everything for you.

Dec-01-14  john barleycorn: From bio above:

<In the early 1990s he disturbed burglars in his Moscow flat and was shot. Soon afterwards, Yusupov moved to Germany where he now works as a writer and trainer.>

That doesn't make a lot of sense. When he was shot, he would have been be moved and quitted working, instantly.

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  whiteshark: Great interview with him:

the original, even more extensive Russian version: (great photos, too!)

Dec-20-14  john barleycorn: <whiteshark: Great interview with him>


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  Penguincw: Congrats to Yusupov for his performance at the Reykjavik Open (2015). He was the 15th seed with 2573, and finished with 7.5/10, and 13th overall (near the end of a 11-way tie for 4th). He also gained 8.7 rating points.

BTW: Is Jussupow his German name or something? Thanks.

May-01-15  paavoh: @Penguincw: <Jussupow> is a typical German translitteration of his Russian surname.

For other options, please scroll down the page:

I am not aware if <Jussupow> is his current official surname - anyone?

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  TheFocus: <What distinguishes a Grandmaster from a master? Chess-lovers often ask questions like that. To many people it seems that Grandmasters simply calculate variations a little deeper. Or that they know their opening theory slightly better. But in fact the real difference is something else. You can pick out two essential qualities in which those with higher titles are superior to others: the ability to sense the critical moment in a game, and a finer understanding of various positional problems> - Artur Yusupov.
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  Willem Wallekers: It looks like Jussupow is indeed the official spelling nowadays. There is an Artur Jussupow playing in the World Open. Must be him.
Jul-02-15  paavoh: Thanks <Willem>!
Jul-09-15  Tomlinsky: "The problem with the Dutch is that Black very often in the middlegame finds that his best available move is f5-f7." - Artur Yusupov
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  offramp: <"In the early 1990s, he interrupted burglars in his Moscow flat, was shot and was fortunate to survive.">

I wonder if he was shot by a descendent of Rasputin?

Sep-13-15  Howard: Yes, 1990 was when he was shot. Inside Chess had a short article about that.
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, GM Artur Yusupov.
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  MissScarlett: < In the early 1990s, he interrupted burglars in his Moscow flat, was shot and was fortunate to survive.>

<In the lawless conditions of Russia’s 1990s, he was stabbed in the stomach by a robber at his Moscow flat and was lucky to survive.>

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  ketchuplover: now has "Revision & Exam 1 : The fundamentals"
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  posoo: WHEN do u think dat dis man is going to DIE?
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  The Chess Express: That's a bit rude considering what a great guy he is.
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  offramp: <The Chess Express: That's a bit rude considering what a great guy he is.>

Posoo was referring to Yusupov's having been both shot and stabbed and surviving Kasparov vs Yusupov, 1993.

Aug-16-16  morfishine: <posoo> Dis man is honly fiffy sit yeers he hus menny mo time a head uv hym
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Artur Yusupov!
Feb-13-17  Swedish Logician: In 1986 there were FOUR decided Winaver Advanced French games between Sokolov and Yusupov, with net result 2-2. Three earlier ones were in their Candiates match, but Yusupov's Petrosian-like sacrifice of the exchange in this marvellous positional win impressed me the most: A Sokolov vs Yusupov, 1986 It has, however, not been included among his notable games, where it definitely belongs.
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  moronovich: <Swedish Logician>

Plani(n)c and Timman also played 4 games of Winanwer I think.Not in a row,but on 4 different occasions ! I think Plani(n)c won them all.Timman was stubborn and wanted to exploit a certain variation with an early -Qa5-a4.

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