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Evgeni Vasiukov
Number of games in database: 1,668
Years covered: 1952 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2401 (2389 rapid, 2406 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2580
Overall record: +661 -304 =683 (60.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      20 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (331) 
    B40 B53 B31 B50 B30
 Ruy Lopez (156) 
    C92 C91 C78 C97 C95
 French Defense (88) 
    C00 C02 C18 C11 C19
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (86) 
    C92 C91 C97 C95 C94
 Caro-Kann (54) 
    B12 B14 B18 B15 B10
 Pirc (36) 
    B08 B07 B09
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (197) 
    B42 B60 B43 B32 B47
 King's Indian (83) 
    E94 E67 E60 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 (43) 
    C65 C64 C92 C78 C85
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Vasiukov vs S Giterman, 1960 1-0
   Vasiukov vs Taimanov, 1965 1-0
   Vasiukov vs Van Wely, 2002 1-0
   Vasiukov vs Razuvaev, 1972 1-0
   Vasiukov vs Alburt, 1972 1-0
   Vasiukov vs Uhlmann, 1962 1-0
   Vasiukov vs I Chikovani, 1963 1-0
   Vasiukov vs Razuvaev, 1980 1-0
   Vasiukov vs A Matanovic, 1970 1-0
   Alburt vs Vasiukov, 1967 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   USSR Championship (1967)
   Botvinnik Memorial (Seniors) (2011)
   USSR Championship 1961b (1961)
   World Senior Teams +65 (2015)
   USSR Championship (1972)
   World Seniors Championship (2005)
   13th European Individual Senior Championship (2013)
   USSR Championship 1968/69 (1968)
   USSR Championship (1974)
   USSR Championship 1964/65 (1964)
   USSR Championship 1966/67 (1966)
   USSR Championship (1959)
   USSR Championship (1969)
   USSR Championship (1965)

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
   Moscow 1959 by suenteus po 147
   2001 World Seniors' championship by gauer
   Sicilicide Ideas beating the Sicilian by tak gambit

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EVGENI VASIUKOV
(born Mar-05-1933, 82 years old) Russia
PRONUNCIATION:
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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. Vasiukov is also a FIDE Senior Trainer.

Wikipedia article: Evgeni Vasiukov


 page 1 of 67; games 1-25 of 1,668  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Vasiukov vs Kholmov 0-136 1952 Krasnodar,C92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
2. Vasiukov vs Korchnoi ½-½19 1953 MinskB02 Alekhine's Defense
3. Averbakh vs Vasiukov  ½-½42 1954 URS-chTE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
4. Tal vs Vasiukov ½-½88 1954 RigaA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
5. Korchnoi vs Vasiukov  1-036 1954 RigaE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
6. Vasiukov vs Chistiakov  0-142 1954 URS-chTC00 French Defense
7. Lisitsin vs Vasiukov  ½-½24 1954 URS-chTE90 King's Indian
8. Vasiukov vs Taimanov 1-043 1954 URS-chTC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
9. Vasiukov vs Suetin  1-069 1954 URS-chTC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
10. Kan vs Vasiukov  ½-½31 1954 URS-chTB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
11. Vasiukov vs Petrosian 0-130 1954 RigaB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
12. Vasiukov vs Aronin  ½-½28 1954 URS-chTB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
13. V Zagorovsky vs Vasiukov  0-137 1954 Moscow-chA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
14. Vasiukov vs Korchnoi ½-½30 1954 YerevanC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
15. Vasiukov vs G Uusi  ½-½18 1954 Moscow-chC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
16. Vasiukov vs Polugaevsky 1-047 1955 URS-chT sfB22 Sicilian, Alapin
17. K Plater vs Vasiukov  0-140 1955 POL-URSB32 Sicilian
18. Vasiukov vs V Soloviev  1-076 1955 Moscow-chC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
19. Vasiukov vs I Vistaneckis  1-037 1955 URS-ch 1LC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
20. Vasiukov vs Suetin  0-148 1955 Ch URS (1/2 final)C02 French, Advance
21. O Moiseev vs Vasiukov  ½-½20 1955 URS-ch 1LE64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
22. Vasiukov vs G Goldberg  1-039 1955 Moscow-chC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
23. Vasiukov vs A Arulaid  ½-½24 1955 URS-chT sfC78 Ruy Lopez
24. Estrin vs Vasiukov  0-135 1955 Moscow-chB32 Sicilian
25. I Vistaneckis vs Vasiukov  0-136 1955 URS-chT finB06 Robatsch
 page 1 of 67; games 1-25 of 1,668  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Mar-04-08  Resignation Trap: Vasiukov turns 75 tomorrow.
Happy birthday Evgeni!
Mar-05-08  stanleys: Happy birthday Mr Vasiukov!
Wishing you good health and all the best!

An article about him at http://crestbook.com/

Some nice games by Vasiukov: http://www.crestbook.com/?q=node/738

Mar-05-08  Resignation Trap: Another article about him with more games: http://www.chesspro.ru/_events/2008... .
Mar-11-08  Resignation Trap: A photo of Vasiukov from 1974: http://www.e3e5.com/upload/articles... .
Mar-05-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessical: Started playing chess when 15 years old - in 1948.

1954 - Master of Sports of the USSR.
1957 - International Master.
1961 - International Grandmaster.
1962 - Soviet grandmaster.

Twice world student champion: France, 195, Sweden, 1956.

The world senior champion - Germany, 1995

Russia veterans champion at rapid chess, 2006 and 2007.

Mar-05-09  WhiteRook48: uh-oh. His record is 666. Hope he's not the beast
Aug-01-09  myschkin: . . .

".. Since Vasiukov never placed near the top in Soviet Zonal competition, he was unable to earn an opportunity to play in an Interzonal tournament, where he might have done well in the mixed-strength fields featured there, as he excelled in similar circumstances in regular International tournaments. .."

Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evgeni...

Pic (2009): http://www.chessbase.de/2009/aerofl...

Fide card: http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?...

Dec-05-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: During the World Championship Match Tournament at Moscow and The Hague in 1948, a lot of youngsters in the Soviet Union became interested in chess. One day one of them walked into a House of Pioneers in Moscow and asked to learn chess. He barely knew the moves and, at fifteen years of age, he was considered a late starter. In fact, he was told he was too old to expect much in the way of mastery. However, he did not become discouraged and slowly made progress. In 1954 he became a master and in 1961 an international grandmaster. His career was not brilliant in the manner of Fischer's or Tal's, but he was always a very dangerous opponent --- in the 26 international tournaments in which he has played, he took first prize 11 times.

- GM Lubosh Kavalek (on GM Evgeni Vasiukov)

Source: Chess Life & Review 1975

Mar-09-11  Lovuschka: A pity that one of Vasiukov's best games is missing here, against B Lebedev in Moscow 1960.

http://www.ajedrezdeataque.com/02%2...

Sep-09-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: Second behind Korchnoi: Botvinnik Memorial (Seniors) (2011)
Mar-05-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Happy Birthday POTD!
Apr-01-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Interbond: <Lovuschka> Some weeks ago I sent this game from 1960 against Lebedev to Chessgames in pgn but it is not in the database yet. I also sent some other games ,but none are in the database. I found the game against Lebedev commented in A. Koblenz "Lehrbuch der Schachtaktik" Band 2. I guess we can call the game "swashbuckling" after black made the opening mistake 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 Nd7 4.Bc4 h6?
Apr-01-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  twinlark: <interbond>, <Lovuschka>

Chessgames.com admin have explained the delay in recent weeks on their main forum at chessgames.com chessforum. It seems they have a major backlog.

Apr-01-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Interbond: <twinlark> Ok thanks!
Nov-28-14  Rhialto: Like most chess players he peaked around age 30 (a depressing thought for me, since I have yet to break 2200 USCF and just hit 30 myself) - according to chessmetrics he reached #11 in the world for a few months in 1962, ahead of many more famous players.

But he 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).

He plays very aggressively and opens with a lot of dubious gambits - for instance I remember he beat me a few times with black after 1.e4 Nc6 2.Nf3 d5?! 3.ed Qxd5 4.Nc3 Qa5 5.d4? Bg4 tricking me into a very favorable (for Black) Scandinavian; after the second defeat I thought for a few minutes and realized 5.Bb5! is the hole in this little scheme, and won the next time he tried it. Playing him is always pretty entertaining.

Mar-05-15  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!
Mar-05-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  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?

Jun-15-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  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".
Jun-15-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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