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Evgeni Vasiukov
Number of games in database: 1,696
Years covered: 1952 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2400 (2346 rapid, 2341 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2580

Overall record: +674 -305 =697 (61.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 20 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (336) 
    B40 B53 B31 B30 B50
 Ruy Lopez (156) 
    C92 C91 C78 C67 C95
 French Defense (88) 
    C00 C02 C19 C11 C18
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (86) 
    C92 C91 C97 C95 C99
 Caro-Kann (56) 
    B12 B14 B18 B10 B15
 Pirc (37) 
    B08 B07 B09
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (198) 
    B42 B60 B43 B32 B47
 King's Indian (83) 
    E94 E60 E67 E92 E62
 Modern Benoni (63) 
    A56 A57 A60 A58 A61
 Dutch Defense (54) 
    A81 A87 A85 A88 A86
 Sicilian Kan (47) 
    B42 B43 B41
 Ruy Lopez (44) 
    C65 C64 C92 C78 C68
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Vasiukov vs Van Wely, 2002 1-0
   Vasiukov vs S Giterman, 1960 1-0
   Vasiukov vs Alburt, 1972 1-0
   Vasiukov vs Uhlmann, 1962 1-0
   Vasiukov vs Razuvaev, 1972 1-0
   Vasiukov vs Taimanov, 1965 1-0
   Petrosian vs Vasiukov, 1956 0-1
   Vasiukov vs Korchnoi, 1953 1/2-1/2
   Vasiukov vs I Chikovani, 1963 1-0
   Vasiukov vs Razuvaev, 1980 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   USSR Championship (1967)
   Botvinnik Memorial (Seniors) (2011)
   USSR Championship 1961b (1961)
   World Seniors Championship (2005)
   World Senior Teams +65 (2015)
   13th European Individual Senior Championship (2013)
   USSR Championship 1968/69 (1968)
   USSR Championship (1972)
   European Senior Chess Championships (2016)
   World Senior 65+ (2017)
   USSR Championship (1974)
   USSR Championship (1965)
   USSR Championship 1964/65 (1964)
   USSR Championship 1966/67 (1966)
   USSR Championship (1969)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Evgeny Vasiukov by keypusher
   Amsterdam IBM 1969 by suenteus po 147
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1973 by suenteus po 147
   1974 Capablanca memorial (group A) by gauer
   1975 Capablanca memorial (group A) by gauer
   Moscow 1959 by suenteus po 147
   1993 World Seniors' championship by gauer

   🏆 World Senior 65+
   V Stepovoj vs Vasiukov (Nov-18-17) 0-1
   Vasiukov vs A Shevelev (Nov-17-17) 1/2-1/2
   C Hess Sr. vs Vasiukov (Nov-16-17) 0-1
   Vasiukov vs N E Povah (Nov-15-17) 1/2-1/2
   Pushkov vs Vasiukov (Nov-14-17) 1/2-1/2

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(born Mar-05-1933, died May-10-2018, 85 years old) Russia
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Evgeni Andreyevich Vasiukov was born in Moscow, USSR. Awarded the IM title in 1958 and the GM title in 1961, he was Moscow Champion in 1955, 1958, 1960, 1962 (jointly), 1972 and 1978. His best tournament result was 1st in 1974 at Manila. He won the 1995 World Senior Chess Championship(1). Vasiukov was also a FIDE Senior Trainer.

References / Sources

(1), (2) Wikipedia article: Evgeni Vasiukov

Last updated: 2018-05-11 10:07:24

 page 1 of 68; games 1-25 of 1,696  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Vasiukov vs Kholmov 0-1361952Krasnodar,C92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
2. Vasiukov vs Korchnoi ½-½191953MinskB02 Alekhine's Defense
3. V Zagorovsky vs Vasiukov  0-1371954Moscow-chA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
4. Vasiukov vs G Uusi  ½-½181954Moscow-chC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
5. Flohr vs Vasiukov  ½-½341954URS-ch sfA15 English
6. Vasiukov vs Suetin  0-1481954URS-ch sfC02 French, Advance
7. Tal vs Vasiukov ½-½881954RigaA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
8. Vasiukov vs Korchnoi ½-½301954URS-ch sfC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
9. Vasiukov vs Aronin ½-½281954URS-chTB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
10. Vasiukov vs Taimanov 1-0431954URS-chTC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
11. Korchnoi vs Vasiukov  1-0361954URS-chTE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
12. Vasiukov vs Petrosian 0-1301954URS-chTB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
13. Averbakh vs Vasiukov  ½-½421954URS-chTE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
14. Vasiukov vs Chistiakov  0-1421954URS-chTC00 French Defense
15. Lisitsin vs Vasiukov  ½-½241954URS-chTE90 King's Indian
16. Vasiukov vs Suetin  1-0691954URS-chTC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
17. Kan vs Vasiukov  ½-½311954URS-chTB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
18. S Khalilbeili vs Vasiukov  ½-½361955URS-ch 1LA45 Queen's Pawn Game
19. Flohr vs Vasiukov 0-1331955Moscow-chA15 English
20. Vasiukov vs Chistiakov  ½-½241955Moscow-chC12 French, McCutcheon
21. Tal vs Vasiukov 1-0481955RigaB36 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
22. B Lebedev vs Vasiukov  1-0411955Moscow-chA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
23. Ragozin vs Vasiukov  ½-½241955Ch MoscowE86 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6
24. Vasiukov vs Kasparian  ½-½471955URS-ch 1LC78 Ruy Lopez
25. S Pimenov vs Vasiukov  ½-½191955URS-ch 1LD01 Richter-Veresov Attack
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  gars: One must be a very strong player to win with the black pieces a Pirc against Nezhmetdinov and a Scilian against Keres, as Vasiukov did in the 1961 URSS Championship. Happy Birthday, Grandmaster!
Mar-05-15  NBAFan: Vasiukov is still playing actively in Senior Chess Championships and ranking high at the ripe age of 82!
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  fm avari viraf: During the Asian Chess Championship 1977, I played many blitz games with him. But there was a lot of confusion amongst the people as who was Vasiukov between us as there was a lot of similarity. Being a wrestler and a weightlifter myself,I had a good built with fare complexion & he too had a similar looks but the only difference was he used to wear glasses & spoke Russian. The sweet memories still linger in the precinct of mind.
Mar-05-15  Skakalec: Happy birthday Grandmaster Vasiukov.
Watched him some 30 years ago, in Pula, destroying some yugoslavian IM in blitz (5 min) winning every time until IM said (with the hands) that the difference is to big :-).I'm still watching him on ICC and enjoy his play. I was first aware now that he is 82!
Jun-15-15  Retireborn: His great triumph was at Manila 1974, ahead of Petrosian, Larsen, Portisch, Gligoric, Ljubojevic, Andersson, Torre.

Does anybody know what month that tournament was played in?

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  perfidious: <Retireborn> Perhaps Informator or the <Chess Player> would help; nothing on 365chess.
Jun-15-15  Chessdreamer: <Retireborn> Manila 1974 tournament was played from the 5th of October to the 24th of October, acc. "The Batsford Chess Yearbook".
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  perfidious: <Rhialto....But (Vasiukov) is still remarkably strong for a man born in 1933. He plays a lot on ICC, only 5-minute games, where he is usually around 2000-2100 (for people who don't know ICC, the 5-minute ratings are very "deflated" compared to both ICC blitz and classical FIDE/USCF ratings; most IMs are 2100-2200 I think, and most GMs are 2200-2400 - if they play 5 at all which many don't).>

Been many years since I played on ICC; as you state, the ratings were very much lower, as I was ~2000 and won a number of games vs IMs and scored the odd won and draw against GMs.

Jun-17-15  Retireborn: <Chessdreamer> Many thanks for your help, much appreciated!
Jun-17-15  Troller: I remember Vasiukov won a tournament in Denmark around 1990 ahead of (amongst others) old rival Bent Larsen. Always a strong veteran it seems.
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  kingfu: Evgeni is playing great Chess in the World Senior at 82 years old! He has 2 wins including one with black in the Dutch Leningrad.
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, GM Evgeni Vasiukov.
Jan-17-18  crwynn: I am a fan of Vasiukov since he played me (old sarum) on ICC in several games when we were playing 5-min with similar ratings (his usually higher though). Like me, he did not really play until adulthood. Unlike me he became a grandmaster! I am well able to appreciate how amazing that is.

I admire him, though, not because of that but because of our games. This 80-year-old man would play some crazy gambit, sacrifice whatever i let him, and usually beat the stuffing out of me. My occasional victories were a source of pride.

Feb-22-18  PJs Studio: When Fischer went to Moscow in ‘58 it was Vasiukov who was claimed to have given him a beating in blitz. But accounts differ. Anyone know more about Vasiukov‘s claims of spanking the great Fischer?
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  TheFocus: False claim by Vasiukov. It was Petrosian who was brought in to spank Fischer.
Feb-22-18  PJs Studio: Multiple accounts say Petrosian had trouble with 15 year old. He came out ahead in blitz, but lost a few games to the 15 year old American Grandmaster
May-10-18  Stonehenge: RIP GM Vasiukov:

May-10-18  Eastfrisian: sad news. RIP.
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  WorstPlayerEver: RIP Vasiukov. Another old chess tiger down.
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  Nosnibor: I played in the World Seniors in 2014 and was therefore able to watch first hand Vasiukov in action.Despite being over 80 years of age he played with the energy of a man half his age.I believe he scored 6.5/11 which was one more point than myself. R.I.P. G.M. Vasiukov.
May-10-18  Stonehenge: More in English:

May-10-18  Lovuschka: RIP! Game against Boris Lebedev in Moscow 1960 is immortal, Vasiukov himself was not...

As it is not on chessgames, the game is copied in from an article I wrote ten years ago:

Evgeni Vasyukov - Boris Lebedev
Moscow 1960
1.e4 e5 2.Sf3 d6 3.d4 Sd7 4.Bc4 h6?! 5.dxe5 dxe5 6.Bxf7+!! A very deep move, as we will see.
6...Kxf7 7.Sxe5+ Kf6 8.Sc3! Kxe5! 9.Qh5+ g5 10.Bxg5! hxg5! 11.f4+! Ke6 12.f5+ Ke7 13.Sd5+! Kd6 14.Qxh8 Sgf6! 15.0-0-0! Kc6! 16.Rhe1 b6 17.Sb4+! Bxb4? 18.Qxd8 Bb7. The white queen is trapped!

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Should white lose after always playing the best moves? Black brought a very nice defense. Of course not! 19.Rxd7!! Sxd7 20.Qxg5 Bxe1 21.Qe3!
White also would have won after 19...Rxd8, but it would have brought up a position where it is easy to fail for white. Now, however, black will lose more material and the rest is silence. 21...Bh4 22.Qh6+ Bf6 23.e5! Rf8 24.exf6 Rxf6 25.Qf4 Bc8 26.g4 Sc5 27.b4 Sb7 28.Qe4+ Kd7 29.Qd4+ Rd6 30.Qg7+ Kc6 31.f6 Sd8 32.f7 Sxf7 33.Qxf7 Be6 34.Qe8+ Kd5 35.Qa8+ Ke5 36.Qxa7 Rc6 37.Qa4 Rc4 38.Qb5+ Kf4 39.g5 c6 40.Qxb6 and black gave up. Maybe he hoped for time trouble?

May-11-18  cunctatorg: The chess site has a truly excellent long article (by Peter Doggers) about the life and chess of the late Grandmaster and you can find there a lot of interesting information about Evgeny Vasiukov, Mikhail Tal and ... (!!...) Bobby Fischer; you can even find interesting information about the Vasiukov-Korchnoi or the Vasiukov-Karpov ... interaction! In my humble opinion the aforementioned article is the best possible eulogy to a chess Grandmaster of the classical era of chess!!

Rest in peace, Grandmaster Vasiukov...

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  Honza Cervenka: Thank you, Evgeni Andreyevich, for your excellent games! Rest in peace.
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  wordfunph: RIP GM Vasiukov..
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