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Dmitry Mikhailovich Chuprov
Number of games in database: 110
Years covered: 1994 to 2011
Last FIDE rating: 2472
Highest rating achieved in database: 2596
Overall record: +34 -42 =34 (46.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born May-10-1978, died Sep-14-2012, 34 years old) Russia

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He was a Grandmaster (2008). Chuprov was born and died in Kurgan*.

*Wikipedia article: Kurgan, Kurgan Oblast

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 110  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Y Shulman vs D M Chuprov  1-0331994KaragandaE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
2. Rublevsky vs D M Chuprov  1-0571995RUSC41 Philidor Defense
3. D M Chuprov vs Shcherbakov  0-1441999Geller MemorialA00 Uncommon Opening
4. M Kobalia vs D M Chuprov  ½-½631999Geller Memorial (Cup Russia)B39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
5. D M Chuprov vs I Zakharevich  0-1651999Geller Memorial (Cup Russia)B07 Pirc
6. D M Chuprov vs Dvoirys  0-1471999Novgorod OpenB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
7. M I Sorokin vs D M Chuprov  1-0431999Novgorod OpenE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
8. Shcherbakov vs D M Chuprov  1-0491999Novgorod OpenE97 King's Indian
9. D M Chuprov vs I R Ibragimov  ½-½501999Novgorod OpenA21 English
10. D M Chuprov vs M Turov  0-1391999Chigorin memB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
11. D M Chuprov vs Svidler  0-1242000RUS-chTB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
12. D M Chuprov vs I Nizamov  1-0822001TCh-RUSB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
13. S Ionov vs D M Chuprov  1-0422001TCh-RUSA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
14. D M Chuprov vs A Kopylov  ½-½452001TCh-RUSC42 Petrov Defense
15. D M Chuprov vs N Ogloblin  ½-½502001TCh-RUSB61 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2
16. D M Chuprov vs M B Kalinin  1-03020015th OpenD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
17. D M Chuprov vs V Akhmadeev  1-04420015th OpenB56 Sicilian
18. V L Ivanov vs D M Chuprov  ½-½3720015th OpenB07 Pirc
19. G Tunik vs D M Chuprov  1-05020015th OpenD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
20. D M Chuprov vs S Tikhomirov  1-05120015th OpenC59 Two Knights
21. D M Chuprov vs R Jumabayev  1-03520024th Stage Russian CupB06 Robatsch
22. I Pisakov vs D M Chuprov  0-13820024th Stage Russian CupB07 Pirc
23. D M Chuprov vs A Iljushin  ½-½3320024th Stage Russian CupA07 King's Indian Attack
24. D M Chuprov vs G Tunik  1-06520024th Stage Russian CupA22 English
25. A E Vaulin vs D M Chuprov  0-15220024th Stage Russian CupA20 English
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Sep-09-06  BIDMONFA: D Chuprov


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  wordfunph: <2011 Russian Championship: Rules such as not being able to leave the playing area were never seriously enforced, but this year, some players were in for a shock. GM Dmitry Chuprov, who had left the area twice, was informed by the arbiter his game was forfeit despite of suspecting him of cheating, as that was not the case, but simply because he had blatantly ignored the rules.>

Sep-15-12  stanleys: Very sad news: GM Chuprov has died yesterday. RIP

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  Benzol: I'm stunned, 33 is no age at all. What happened?
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  Stonehenge: 34, I believe. Awful news :(

RIP GM Chuprov.

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  cro777: RIP GM Dmitry Chuprov.

You will not be forgotten.

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GM Chuprov was very talented chess player of original style of play but problems with alcohol had become the serious obstacle to his further development. He needed more help.

At the beginning of the 64th Russian Championships Men - Higher League 2011 in Taganrog, Russia Chuprov lost two games by forfeit. In the first round he simply did not appear and was given a loss.

In the second round he played against FM Sergey Mikhailov.

Mikhailov, Sergey - Chuprov, Dmitry

1. d4 g6 2. e4 Bg7 3. Nc3 c5 4. Nf3 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Nc6 6. Be3 Nf6 7. Bc4 O-O 8.f3 Qb6 9. Bb3 Ng4 10. fxg4 Bxd4 11. Bxd4 Qxd4 12. Qxd4 Nxd4 13. Nd5 Nc6 14. O-O-O b5 15. Rhf1 Kg7 16. g5 d6 17. Rd2 Rb8

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Black's position is preferable. Chuprov thought he had been winning. But at that moment he left the playing area (he went down the stairs to the street) and the arbiter declared the game lost by Chuprov.

S Mikhailov vs D Chuprov, 2011

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  cro777: The regional Tyumen news website writes that the past few years was a difficult period in Chuprov's life, and it all ended tragically.

His peak ELO was 2596, achieved by him in January 2008.

At the 17th Russian Team Championship Major League 2008, Chuprov achieved a nice win over Alexander Shimanov. (GM Shimanov recently won the 2012 Russian Chess Championship under 20).

Shimanov, Aleksandr - Chuprov, Dmitry. Position after 20.Nf4

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20...Rxf4 21.Bxf4 Nd4!

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"A bit surprisingly White with his extra rook is just deadly lost" (GM Mikhail Golubev).

Sep-17-12  stanleys: <Benzol: I'm stunned, 33 is no age at all. What happened?>

Unfortunately the same problem as Alexey Vyzmanavin, Valentin Arbakov, Alexander N Panchenko, Sergey Kiselev
and many other talented players :(

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  Benzol: <stanleys> Thanks. IIRC Viktor Korchnoi said of Paul Keres that a heart attack was a chess player's occupational disease. Very sad.


Sep-18-12  stanleys: I was talking about alcohol :(
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  Benzol: Oh. LOL. Perhaps you should publish a book titled "Drink Like A Grandmaster".


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  cro777: "In the chess world alcoholism is a big problem. Numerous world champions suffered from severe alcoholism: Alekhine and Tal come readily to mind. Sometimes Tal had to be carried away from his game because he was so drunk!...

GM Vladislav Tkachiev, an extraordinarily talented chess player, twice champion of France, 2007 European Champion and winner of countless international tournaments, also a very popular person and well liked by his colleagues and chess fans, has a serious drinking problem as well. The night before the final round of the 2008 Dresden Olympiad Vlad did a bit too much partying and was not able to appear for the final round the next morning, ruining the medal chances for the French team." (Kevin Spraggett)

At a prestigious international tournament in Kolkata, India, Tkachiev showed up drunk at the venue. He was facing Praveen Kumar and about 10 to 15 minutes after the game started, he began showing signs of inebriation. Then he fell asleep with his head on the chess board. After attempts by both Kumar and the organizers to wake Tkachev proved futile and he couldn’t make his moves within an hour and a half as the regulations required, Tkachiev was declared ‘timed run-out’— a rarity in international chess — when officials at the event decided he wasn’t in a condition to carry on. The Indian player walked away with a point.

Sep-18-12  Parbrahman: These players' chess talent made their early deaths tragic. But thousands of ordinary alcoholics die young every day and they're not talked about as tragic losses. So in this case of talented chessplayers dying young because of alcoholism, it was chess which was the problem, not the alcohol.
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  perfidious: <Benzol: ....IIRC Viktor Korchnoi said of Paul Keres that a heart attack was a chess player's occupational disease. Very sad.>

Believe that quote actually referred to Leonid Stein.

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  perfidious: <Benzol> Here's a link with Korchnoi's remarks:

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  Benzol: <perfidious> Thanks Alan. I must hunt out my copy of Korchnoi's "Chess Is My Life" and have another read of it. It's quite fascinating to get the insights of someone who witnessed events first hand.


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  perfidious: <Benzol> Yes, that was an interesting book, though one I've never owned somehow-saved that link so that can I peruse it at leisure.
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