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Tudev Ujtumen
Number of games in database: 148
Years covered: 1964 to 1987
Highest rating achieved in database: 2405

Overall record: +50 -62 =36 (45.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (33) 
    B43 B87 B45 B48 B46
 Ruy Lopez (18) 
    C61 C72 C92 C94 C95
 French Defense (10) 
    C16 C18 C19 C00 C14
 Sicilian Taimanov (10) 
    B45 B48 B46
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (8) 
    C92 C93 C95 C84 C94
 Sicilian Kan (6) 
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (22) 
    C81 C82 C67 C80 C73
 King's Indian (18) 
    E67 E73 E95 E80 E61
 Ruy Lopez, Open (16) 
    C81 C82 C80 C83
 English (5) 
    A14 A15 A16
 King's Indian Attack (4) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    D01 D02
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Ujtumen vs Fischer, 1970 1/2-1/2
   Robatsch vs Ujtumen, 1972 0-1
   Ujtumen vs Reshevsky, 1970 1-0
   E Jimenez Zerquera vs Ujtumen, 1970 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Palma de Mallorca Interzonal (1970)

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(born Aug-27-1939, died 1993, 53 years old) Mongolia

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Tudev Ujtumen was born in Altaj, Mongolia. He was awarded the IM title in 1965 (the first player from Mongolia to receive the title) and the IMC title in 1973.

Wikipedia article: Tüdeviin Üitümen

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 148  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Ujtumen vs Savon 1-0261964CracowB08 Pirc, Classical
2. Savon vs Ujtumen  1-0421964WchT U26 11th qual-CD83 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit
3. Ujtumen vs Velimirovic  1-0421964WchT U26 11th fin-AB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
4. Ujtumen vs J Sloth  1-0411964WchT U26 11th fin-AB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
5. Ujtumen vs Spassky  ½-½601964Chigorin MemorialC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
6. Krogius vs Ujtumen  ½-½711964Chigorin MemorialD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. M Damjanovic vs Ujtumen 1-0221964Chigorin MemorialC73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
8. Ujtumen vs Doroshkievich  0-1411964Chigorin MemorialC19 French, Winawer, Advance
9. Ujtumen vs Kholmov  0-1581964Chigorin MemorialC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
10. Ujtumen vs Kavalek  0-1611964WchT U26 11th fin-AB12 Caro-Kann Defense
11. G Barcza vs Ujtumen  1-0661964Chigorin MemorialA14 English
12. Ujtumen vs G Forintos  1-0491964Chigorin MemorialB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
13. Ujtumen vs Antoshin  0-1641964Chigorin MemorialC16 French, Winawer
14. Gheorghiu vs Ujtumen  1-0261964Chigorin MemorialC67 Ruy Lopez
15. Ujtumen vs G Garcia  1-0411964Chigorin MemorialB06 Robatsch
16. Nezhmetdinov vs Ujtumen 1-0351964Chigorin MemorialC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
17. Ujtumen vs Ujtelky 0-1451964Chigorin MemorialB06 Robatsch
18. A Lein vs Ujtumen  1-0411964Chigorin MemorialA07 King's Indian Attack
19. Ujtumen vs Bondarevsky  0-1501964Chigorin MemorialC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
20. Matulovic vs Ujtumen 1-0391964Chigorin MemorialC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
21. Ujtumen vs W Ader Hausman  1-0541964Tel-Aviv olm fBC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
22. A Zwaig vs Ujtumen  0-1391964Tel-Aviv olm fBC45 Scotch Game
23. Ujtumen vs C Kottnauer  ½-½421964Tel-Aviv olm fBB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
24. Ujtumen vs J Camarena  1-0531964Tel-Aviv olm prelim2B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
25. Ujtumen vs E Saguier  0-1391964Tel-Aviv olm fBB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-12-05  fenno: Ujtumen's openings, according to this database:

As white:
always 1.e4,
against 1.e4 e5 always 2.Nf3,
against 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 always Bb5

As black:
One Sicilian against 1. e4, otherwise always 1. - e5

I guess this is about the best level one can reach by being a pure 1.e4 player (or a Ruy Lopez specialist). Or is it?

Apr-12-05  aw1988: Fischer perhaps?
Apr-13-05  fenno: No. Fischer was not a pure 1.e4 player, to be exact, although it was a surprise when he played something else.
Apr-13-05  sneaky pete: Morphy.
Apr-13-05  Karpova: greco
Apr-13-05  sneaky pete: <Karpova> Greco's collection includes 1 Bird's opening and 3 Queen's gambits, one of which (1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.e3 b5 4.a4 c6 5.axb5 cxb5 6.Qf3 .. and wins) is missing in this database.
Apr-13-05  Karpova: <sneaky pete>

ok, i choose Philidor.

Apr-14-05  fenno: Yes, Philidor and Morphy must be accepted, but they are 'ancient'. Who else?
Apr-14-05  Karpova: beer
100% 1.e4
Apr-14-05  fenno: Well, beer is even more ancient, but yes, it has an effect on how chess is played even today!

Are you suggesting that no chessplayer controlled by beer can play anything else than 1.e4 as white? ;)

Apr-14-05  Karpova: :-)

Bologan seems to be a good candidate.

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  keypusher: But Bologan doesn't often play 1...e5 as black.

Morphy played the French once and the Sicilian rarely -- maybe only once?

Apr-14-05  fenno: Bologan even seems to be changing from 1.e4 to other 1st moves.
Apr-14-05  knightspot: but Ujtumen was alone in first place at the Interzonal in 1970, after three rounds. He was in line to be the next champion - the only thing that got in his way were those annoying last 20 rounds, and he ended up 22nd our of 24 :(
Apr-15-05  fenno: Kateryna Lahno seems to be a pure 1.e4 player, and her best rating is better than Ujtumen's best. Lahno is not ancient either, so she is the epitome of a modern 1.e4 player. Or is she?
Apr-16-05  Karpova: i think she'll expand her opening repertoire in the near future. her main defense against 1.e4 seems to be pirc-ufimzev, btw.
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: I believe the cover of the 2010 book pictured here:

is <Түдэвийн Үйтүмэн>, which is the Mongolian spelling for this player.

Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: People have asked whether or not this player is still alive, wondering because FIDE dropped him from its rating list.

Information about this player after he became inactive, and from his part of the world (Mongolia), is generally difficult to find.

I found an in-depth article, with a better picture of him, here:

It lists his dod as 1993, and I find the article credible enough to propose <CG> adopt this information.

(Sorry, but only the year is listed for his dod).

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