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Yuri M Kotkov
Number of games in database: 48
Years covered: 1946 to 1972
Overall record: +8 -18 =22 (39.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born May-31-1930, died 1998, 68 years old) Russia

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Yuri Mikhailovich Kotkov was awarded the master title in 1955 and the IMC title in 1992. He was the author of the book Middlegame: The Defense Triumphs.

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 48  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Petrosian vs Y Kotkov 1-0201946URS-ch U18E10 Queen's Pawn Game
2. Y Kotkov vs Korchnoi 0-1501956MolotovC81 Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack
3. Y Kotkov vs Korchnoi  ½-½251956TbilisiC94 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer Defense
4. Y Kotkov vs Gufeld  ½-½191956Tbilisi f-USSR chB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
5. Y Kotkov vs A Buslaev  ½-½171956Tbilisi f-USSR chC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
6. Y Kotkov vs S Khalilbeili ½-½141956Tbilisi f-USSR chE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
7. Y Kotkov vs Korchnoi  ½-½511956PoltavaC81 Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack
8. Koblents vs Y Kotkov  ½-½141956URS-ch sfE79 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
9. Y Kotkov vs Polugaevsky  ½-½251956Ch URS (1/2 final)C99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
10. Kasparian vs Y Kotkov  ½-½181956Tbilisi f-USSR chB27 Sicilian
11. Tal vs Y Kotkov ½-½501956TbilisiE73 King's Indian
12. T Giorgadze vs Y Kotkov  ½-½331956Tbilisi f-USSR chC16 French, Winawer
13. Korchnoi vs Y Kotkov 1-0341956MolotovA57 Benko Gambit
14. Y Sakharov vs Y Kotkov  ½-½581956Tbilisi f-USSR chC18 French, Winawer
15. Petrosian vs Y Kotkov  ½-½211956Ch URS (1/2 final)A16 English
16. Y Kotkov vs B Voronkov  1-0271956Tbilisi f-USSR chC67 Ruy Lopez
17. Y Kotkov vs Gurgenidze  1-0571956Tbilisi f-USSR chC81 Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack
18. Y Kotkov vs Korchnoi 0-1431956MolotovC05 French, Tarrasch
19. Chukaev vs Y Kotkov  0-1401956Tbilisi f-USSR chA56 Benoni Defense
20. Y Kotkov vs Furman  ½-½511956Tbilisi f-USSR chC73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
21. J Yuchtman vs Y Kotkov  1-0361956Tbilisi f-USSR chB27 Sicilian
22. Korchnoi vs Y Kotkov  ½-½221956MolotovE60 King's Indian Defense
23. Y Kotkov vs Krogius  ½-½451956Tbilisi f-USSR chC94 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer Defense
24. V Zurakhov vs Y Kotkov  ½-½411956Tbilisi f-USSR chB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
25. Antoshin vs Y Kotkov  1-0511956Tbilisi f-USSR chE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
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  wordfunph: authored Middlegame - The Defense Triumphs published by Chess Digest in 1973..

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