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Ilya Shumov
Number of games in database: 52
Years covered: 1845 to 1876

Overall record: +18 -30 =4 (38.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Giuoco Piano (13) 
    C53 C50
 King's Gambit Accepted (4) 
    C39 C33 C37
 King's Pawn Game (4) 
With the Black pieces:
 King's Gambit Accepted (5) 
    C33 C34
 Sicilian (5) 
    B20 B40 B21
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Shumov vs Jaenisch, 1851 1-0
   Shumov vs Winawer, 1875 1-0
   Shumov vs Jaenisch, 1850 1-0
   Jaenisch vs Shumov, 1850 0-1
   Jaenisch vs Shumov, 1854 1/2-1/2
   Shumov vs Jaenisch, 1868 1-0

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(born Jun-28-1819, died Jul-??-81, 62 years old) Russia

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Ilya Stepanovich Shumov.

Wikipedia article: Ilya Shumov

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 52  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Shumov vs Jaenisch 0-118 1845 St PetersburgC53 Giuoco Piano
2. Shumov vs Yenotov  1-034 1847 RUS corrB01 Scandinavian
3. Shumov vs Jaenisch  0-134 1849 Russia mC77 Ruy Lopez
4. Shumov vs Jaenisch  0-149 1849 UnknownC39 King's Gambit Accepted
5. Jaenisch vs Shumov  0-152 1849 UnknownC33 King's Gambit Accepted
6. Jaenisch vs Shumov 0-128 1850 RussiaB20 Sicilian
7. Shumov vs Kirejevski 1-028 1850 RUS corrC50 Giuoco Piano
8. Shumov vs Jaenisch 1-020 1850 RussiaC44 King's Pawn Game
9. Jaenisch vs Shumov 1-044 1850 RussiaB20 Sicilian
10. Shumov vs Jaenisch 1-025 1851 St Petersburg mB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
11. Shumov vs Jaenisch 0-138 1851 St PetersburgC39 King's Gambit Accepted
12. D Urusov vs Shumov 1-036 1851 MoscowC30 King's Gambit Declined
13. Shumov vs Jaenisch 1-029 1851 St Petersburg mC53 Giuoco Piano
14. Shumov vs Jaenisch  0-126 1852 St PetersburgC33 King's Gambit Accepted
15. Shumov vs Jaenisch ½-½40 1852 St PetersburgC53 Giuoco Piano
16. Shumov vs Jaenisch  ½-½46 1852 St PetersburgC50 Giuoco Piano
17. Shumov vs D Urusov  1-028 1853 St Petersburg mC44 King's Pawn Game
18. D Urusov vs Shumov 0-141 1853 St Petersburg mC01 French, Exchange
19. Shumov vs D Urusov  0-135 1853 St Petersburg mC53 Giuoco Piano
20. Shumov vs D Urusov 0-131 1853 PetersburgC53 Giuoco Piano
21. D Urusov vs Shumov  1-042 1853 St Petersburg mC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
22. Shumov vs D Urusov  0-148 1853 St Petersburg mC24 Bishop's Opening
23. D Urusov vs Shumov 1-036 1853 St Petersburg mC01 French, Exchange
24. Shumov vs D Urusov 1-037 1853 St Petersburg mC50 Giuoco Piano
25. D Urusov vs Shumov  0-137 1853 St Petersburg mB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-10-07  wolfmaster: I think Shumov was the first serious Russian chess player.
Dec-25-07  Karpova: Shumov's match record:

St. Petersburg
Carl Friedrich Von Jaenisch

St. Petersburg
Ignatz Von Kolisch

St. Petersburg
Simon Winawer

Aug-25-08  myschkin: . . .
He was a Russian chess master and composer.

In 1867, Ilya Shumov published the first book in the world about chess compositions. It was published in St. Petersburg.

"... After the death of Alexander Petrov [ ] in 1867, Ilya Shumov was considered as the best chess player of Russia. ..."

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  GrahamClayton: Shumov received an invitation to compete in the 1851 London international tournament, but could not arrive in time to participate.
Jun-28-12  LoveThatJoker: Ilya Shumov, today you are remembered!


Oct-09-13  Karpova: <Russia - We omitted in our last, for want of space, to record with much regret the death of his Excellence M. Schumoff which, as we are informed by the 'Strategie', took place at Sebastopol, whither he had gone last summer on account of ill health. M. Schumoff was born in 1819 of a noble family, and passed the earlier years of his life as an officer in the Russian navy. In 1847 he obtained an appointment at the Ministry of Marine, and afterwards held other Government offices. In 1881 he retired with the rank of Privy Councillor, which gave him the title of Excellency. M. Schumoff was one of the few Chess-players who have succeeded in combining excellence in play with proficiency in problem composition, and he also shone as an editor, having for some years conducted with much ability a chess column in a weekly Russian illustrated newspaper. In 1867 he published a collection of letter problems, of which the 'Chess Player' Chronicle' has lately been giving specimens, and up to 1874 he contributed problems to the 'Strategie' and other periodicals, but latterly he devoted himself more to practice over the board, and since the deaths of Messrs. Petroff and Jaenisch, whose intimate friend he was, he has always been considered the champion of Russian Chess. In private life he was loved for his amiable manners, his cheerfullness, and his 'jeux d'esprit'. He was fond of showing his games and conditional problems, of which last he used to give the solution in Russian verse, and was about to issue a collection of his problems when death overtook him.>

From page 16 of the January 1882 'British Chess Magazine'

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