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Mikhail Steinberg
Number of games in database: 28
Years covered: 1962 to 1975
Overall record: +10 -7 =11 (55.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jan-15-1952, died 1976, 24 years old) Ukraine

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Mikhail Steinberg was born in Kharkiv (Kharkov)*. In 1966, he shared first place with Anatoly Karpov in the USSR Schoolboys' Championship. A few months later, in the USSR Semi-final at Orel, he obtained a master norm. At the end of 1966, at Groningen in the Netherlands, he won the European Junior Cup. After taking a mathematics degree at Kharkov University, he became seriously ill and passed away in Kharkov at the age of twenty-four.

*Wikipedia article: Kharkiv

Last updated: 2016-10-05 09:31:12

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 28  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Skaleto vs M Steinberg 0-12319623rd Grade TtB56 Sicilian
2. M Steinberg vs Timman  ½-½511966Groningen Ech-jr finD03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
3. G Timoshchenko vs M Steinberg  0-1451966URS-chTC07 French, Tarrasch
4. A J Whiteley vs M Steinberg  0-1241966EU-ch U20 fin-AD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. Romanishin vs M Steinberg 0-1211966UkraineC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
6. M Steinberg vs Timman 1-0341966Groningen Ech-jr preC02 French, Advance
7. Timman vs M Steinberg  ½-½121966Groningen Ech-jr preD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
8. Gligoric vs M Steinberg  ½-½311967EU-ch U20 clock sim1C80 Ruy Lopez, Open
9. O I Donchenko vs M Steinberg 0-1961967USSR ChampionshipE41 Nimzo-Indian
10. I Zaitsev vs M Steinberg  ½-½381967USSR ChampionshipC02 French, Advance
11. Gulko vs M Steinberg ½-½551967USSR ChampionshipB35 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4
12. M Steinberg vs Sveshnikov  1-0481967USSR ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
13. M Steinberg vs Y Shilov  0-1681967USSR ChampionshipC02 French, Advance
14. M Steinberg vs A Shamis-Pavlov  1-0411967USSR ChampionshipB53 Sicilian
15. Antoshin vs M Steinberg  1-0401967USSR ChampionshipA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
16. M Steinberg vs G Kuzmin ½-½391967USSR ChampionshipC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
17. M Steinberg vs Romanishin  ½-½141968RigaD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
18. M Steinberg vs Karpov  ½-½241969World Jr Ch qualC93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
19. Karpov vs M Steinberg 0-1461969World Jr Ch qualB25 Sicilian, Closed
20. M Steinberg vs Karpov 0-1411969World Jr Ch qualA13 English
21. Karpov vs M Steinberg  1-0571969World Jr Ch qualC77 Ruy Lopez
22. Karpov vs M Steinberg 1-0431969World Jr Ch qualB25 Sicilian, Closed
23. M Steinberg vs Karpov  ½-½541969World Jr Ch qualE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
24. M Steinberg vs G Timoshchenko  ½-½551971URS-ch sfB06 Robatsch
25. Tseshkovsky vs M Steinberg  ½-½531971URS-ch sfB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
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  Benzol: Mikhail Steinberg died at a very young age, does anybody have any information on him? Thanks in advance.
Aug-25-05  who: He plays the Ruy Lopez open and takes both the e and d pawns. In the two games he does he comes out unscathed (one is even against Gligoric - albeit a simul).
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  perfidious: <Benzol> I've wondered about Steinberg too; some years ago, I read a snippet about him, but don't recall anything more.
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  Domdaniel: Botvinnik in 1968 singled out Steinberg and Karpov as the most promising young players. The full quote is on the Karpov page.
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  Benzol: Looks like M Shteinberg could be the same player.
Nov-16-13  RedShield: <The next set of quotes comes from an article ‘M.M. Botvinnik declares ...’ on pages 3-8 of CHESS, October 1968 (a report on an address by Botvinnik to an audience of 400 in Vladimir in late July):

‘Amongst our promising young players only two stand out – Anatoly Karpov from Tula and Mike Steinberg from Kharkov. It is still far from certain that they will make grandmasters of the calibre of Spassky and Tal.’>

C.N. 8399: has 56 games.

Apparently, he never earned IM title, and his date of death is unknown.

Mar-10-14  alfiepa:
10 march 2014
Mar-10-14  alfiepa: Leukemia was cause of death
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