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Maxim Dlugy
Number of games in database: 356
Years covered: 1979 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2518 (2569 rapid, 2611 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2531

Overall record: +80 -73 =125 (51.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 78 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Modern Benoni (30) 
    A57 A61 A56 A59 A79
 Queen's Pawn Game (27) 
    A41 D00 A45 A40 E00
 Queen's Indian (24) 
    E15 E17 E16 E18
 King's Indian (17) 
    E81 E84 E94 E88 E83
 Benko Gambit (15) 
    A57 A59
 Slav (9) 
    D11 D15 D10 D13
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (38) 
    B62 B56 B89 B22 B24
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (35) 
    D20 D22 D27 D29 D24
 Caro-Kann (26) 
    B17 B14 B10 B12 B16
 English, 1 c4 c5 (21) 
    A30 A36 A34 A37 A33
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (16) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (12) 
    D02 A40 D00 A45
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Dlugy vs Alburt, 1991 1-0
   Dlugy vs Zsofia Polgar, 1987 1-0
   Dlugy vs J Bonin, 1984 1-0
   Dlugy vs Lombardy, 1987 1/2-1/2
   Dlugy vs F Doettling, 2006 1/2-1/2
   Dlugy vs I Khairullin, 2015 1-0
   Dlugy vs Fedorowicz, 1989 1/2-1/2
   Dlugy vs D Gurevich, 1988 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   US Championship (1991)
   US Championship 2006 (2006)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1990 by suenteus po 147
   US Championship 1991 by suenteus po 147
   1985 World Junior chess championship by gauer

   Dlugy vs V Sanal (Oct-14-15) 1-0, blitz
   E Hansen vs Dlugy (Oct-14-15) 1/2-1/2, blitz
   Dlugy vs A Pavlidis (Oct-14-15) 0-1, blitz
   T Hirneise vs Dlugy (Oct-14-15) 0-1, blitz
   Dlugy vs S Maze (Oct-14-15) 0-1, blitz

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(born Jan-29-1966, 51 years old) Russia (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Maxim Dlugy was born in Moscow. He emigrated with his family to New York in 1979. He became a master in 1980, an International Master in 1982, and a Grandmaster in 1986. In 1984, he tied for 3rd at the U.S. chess championship. In April 1985, at the age of 19, he advanced to the interzonals (he played in the Tunis Interzonal), the youngest U.S. player since Robert James Fischer. He tied for 6th-8th place (won by Artur Yusupov). In 1985, he won the World Junior Chess Championship. In 1985, he took 2nd in the New York Open. In 1986 he played second reserve board on the U.S. Olympiad chess team in Dubai. In 1987, he won the National Open in Las Vegas. In 1987 he tied for 3rd in the U.S. Championship. In 1988, he won the $32,000 Samford Chess Fellowship. In 1988, he won the World Open in Philadelphia ($25,000). In 1988 and 1990, he won the US Open blitz championship. From 1988 to 1993, Dlugy was ranked number 1 in the world in the World Blitz Chess Association. In 1989, he tied for 1st at the American Open. He won the state of New Jersey championship in 1989. He was elected President of the USCF (the first Grandmaster to be elected President) in 1990 and was USCF president from 1990 to 1993. In 1991, he won the 2nd Harvard Cup man-machine tournament. In 1992, he was the 3rd highest rated player in the USA, behind Gata Kamsky and Gregory Kaidanov.

In the 1990s he worked for Bankers Trust on Wall Street as a securities trader. In 2002, he was the investment manager to Russian Growth Fund (based in the Virgin Islands), which invested in a magnesium plant in Solikamsk (Russia's second biggest magnesium plant; the USA buys 60% of its production). Garry Kasparov also served as a senior advisor at the Russian Growth Fund. From June 2003 to August 2003 he was the plant's chairman of the board.

In April 2005 Dlugy was arrested at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow on fraud charges related to the Russian Growth Fund involving ten million dollars, and imprisoned in Russia. On December 20, 2005, Dlugy was acquitted of all charges.

Upon his release, Dlugy returned to the United States and resumed competitive chess. He played in the 2006 US championship, earning a plus score; he also became a member of (User: Maxim Dlugy) and posted several times in 2007. In addition, he established a personal website at, which includes several of his annotated games at The website does not contain any information about Dlugy's activities since 2007.

References: (1) , (2) Wikipedia article: Maxim Dlugy

 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 356  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Dlugy vs W Lee 0-116 1979 New York (USA)C57 Two Knights
2. Dlugy vs E Schiller 0-130 1980 Philidor FuturityA04 Reti Opening
3. Alburt vs Dlugy 1-042 1982 Philadelphia (USA)D32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
4. Keene vs Dlugy ½-½43 1982 LloydsD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. Miles vs Dlugy 1-020 1982 London LBD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. Joel Benjamin vs Dlugy  1-047 1983 ManhattanB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
7. L Shamkovich vs Dlugy  ½-½27 1983 New York (USA)B62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
8. Dlugy vs Igor Ivanov  0-169 1983 New York (USA)A56 Benoni Defense
9. Dlugy vs A Zapata 1-048 1983 New YorkE61 King's Indian
10. K Burger vs Dlugy 1-027 1983 New YorkA10 English
11. K Spraggett vs Dlugy  1-037 1983 NY KavkasianA13 English
12. Dlugy vs Hebden  1-028 1983 New York KavkasianA57 Benko Gambit
13. Dlugy vs V Zaltsman 1-062 1983 New York UUSAOD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
14. Alburt vs Dlugy ½-½33 1983 New York (USA)D58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
15. Dlugy vs Joel Benjamin  ½-½42 1983 US Junior ChampionshipE83 King's Indian, Samisch
16. Dlugy vs J Yedidia  1-041 1983 US Junior ChampionshipA57 Benko Gambit
17. J Litvinchuk vs Dlugy  ½-½39 1983 US Junior ChampionshipD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
18. Dlugy vs D Glueck  1-062 1983 US Junior ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
19. D Griego vs Dlugy  0-141 1983 US Junior ChampionshipD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. Dlugy vs Wolff 0-165 1983 US Junior ChampionshipA57 Benko Gambit
21. M Ardaman vs Dlugy  0-138 1983 US Junior ChampionshipA06 Reti Opening
22. Dlugy vs Rachels  1-045 1983 US Junior ChampionshipA79 Benoni, Classical, 11.f3
23. V Genfan vs Dlugy  0-136 1983 US Junior ChampionshipB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
24. Kiril D Georgiev vs Dlugy 1-040 1983 Wch U20D29 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
25. Dlugy vs S Trindade  0-135 1983 Belfort WJun-chD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
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Oct-12-13  LIFE Master AJ: Congrats to Dlugy, he has done what an army of FIDE officials could not ...
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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday to GM Maxim Dlugy!
Mar-27-14  Moszkowski012273: Good luck tomorrow at the Marshall! (even though I'm a big Yaacov fan).
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  TheBish: I couldn't believe that Dlugy wasn't listed in the drop-down menu on the search page. Is that because there are too many grandmasters now? But I saw other players of much lower rank than Dlugy listed. Hmmm...
Aug-26-14  Howard: Perhaps it's a combination of his being relatively inactive nowadays plus the fact that (with apologies to his fans) he was never among the world's elite. Granted, he won the world junior championship, in 1985, but he was never a world-class player.
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  MissScarlett: <But I saw other players of much lower rank than Dlugy listed.>

Like who?

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  perfidious: Agreed; while Dlugy was long one of the strongest players in USA, he was never quite a contender for higher things, though he fared better in qualifying events for the world title than Walter Browne, who was stronger than Dlugy at their respective peaks and received invitations to top-class events far more often than did Dlugy.

One thing sure: they can both play a little, as I know from first-hand experience of sitting across the board from each.

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  RookFile: Larry Evans isn't in the drop down list, and he won the US Championship 5 times. Dlugy has to do some work to equal that.
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  perfidious: Had this site existed in the 1970s, Evans would easily have merited a place in a drop-down menu.
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  Caissanist: I know Dlugy returned to Moscow a few years ago, I wonder if he is still there. Doesn't seem like a good place to be doing finance nowadays, especially if you don't have really really good connections.
Dec-26-14  Strongest Force: Max has good connections. Unfortunately he has one or two enemies who stir up trouble.
Feb-01-15  Moszkowski012273: Dlugy is (and has been) in NYC for quite some time now I see him on a semi-regular basis.
Feb-11-15  Moszkowski012273: Dlugy and Lenderman just had a best of 20 blitz-off at Columbia University. Lenderman took the match by a good solid three or four games.
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  ketchuplover: Max might be at not him another GM is there as of today
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  TheFocus: <When I am down in material and do not have a plan, I simply develop in the hope of finding one later on> - Max Dlugy.
Oct-13-15  thegoodanarchist: At age 49, this guy is #72 on the world blitz rankings. Fairly impressive, IMO

Jul-23-16  Moszkowski012273: He's starting a chess club on the upper west side of Manhattan,, it looks like it could be awesome!
Jul-24-16  Moszkowski012273: Whoops... EAST side of Manhattan.. 81st and 1rst. Place looks nice!
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  MissScarlett: <Please observe our posting guidelines:


No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.>

Jul-24-16  Moszkowski012273: You gotta be a little more specific than that. I don't feel like any of those apply.
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  MissScarlett: Is entry/membership free? If not, you're forbidden from posting any more about this club.
Jul-24-16  Moszkowski012273: Well then I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree.
Jul-27-16  Howard: Just met Maxim for the first time, at the World Open earlier this month. He was there for the blitz event.
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Maxim Dlugy.

Imagine that! They named a magazine after a chess player.

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  OhioChessFan: For a very short time, he was very active here.

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