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Mikhail Gurevich
M Gurevich 
Photo courtesy of Eric Schiller.  
Number of games in database: 1,249
Years covered: 1978 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2549 (2582 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2694

Overall record: +391 -187 =519 (59.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 152 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (107) 
    E32 E46 E39 E42 E38
 English (70) 
    A16 A13 A11 A10 A15
 King's Indian (56) 
    E97 E94 E61 E70 E91
 Slav (55) 
    D11 D10 D12 D15 D17
 English, 1 c4 e5 (50) 
    A28 A29 A20 A21 A25
 Queen's Gambit Declined (48) 
    D37 D31 D30 D38 D35
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (182) 
    C11 C07 C05 C02 C03
 French (93) 
    C11 C12 C10 C13
 Semi-Slav (81) 
    D45 D43 D47 D44
 French Tarrasch (63) 
    C07 C05 C03 C08 C06
 Pirc (46) 
    B09 B08 B07
 Slav (43) 
    D12 D10 D11 D13 D18
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Movsesian vs M Gurevich, 2000 0-1
   Ljubojevic vs M Gurevich, 1991 0-1
   Lautier vs M Gurevich, 1993 0-1
   M Gurevich vs N Miezis, 1996 1-0
   M Sebag vs M Gurevich, 2008 0-1
   Salov vs M Gurevich, 1987 0-1
   M Gurevich vs Short, 1990 1-0
   M Gurevich vs R Ovetchkin, 2007 1/2-1/2
   Shirov vs M Gurevich, 2005 0-1
   S Fedorchuk vs M Gurevich, 2010 0-1

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2001)
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   6th Belfort Masters (2003)
   Turkish Championship (2006)
   Cappelle la Grande (2010)
   Gibtelecom Chess Festival (2006)
   5th Gibraltar Chess Festival (2007)
   Isle of Man International (2007)
   29th Cappelle-la-Grande (2013)
   Manila Interzonal (1990)
   Arctic Chess Challenge (2007)
   FIDE World Cup (2005)
   European Individual Championships (2007)
   European Individual Championship (2008)
   Gibraltar Chess Festival (2008)
   6th European Individual Championship (2005)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Cannes World Cup Rapid 2001 by KingG
   Tallinn 1987 by Chessdreamer
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1990 by suenteus po 147
   Munich 1993 by suenteus po 147
   Reggio Emilia 1989/90 by suenteus po 147
   Reggio Emilia 1988/89 by suenteus po 147
   Dos Hermanas 2001 by suenteus po 147
   Nimzo-Indian Defence : Classical Variation by jakaiden

   Gao Rui vs M Gurevich (Mar-06-14) 1-0
   M Gurevich vs N Maiorov (Mar-05-14) 1/2-1/2
   Ulibin vs M Gurevich (Mar-04-14) 1/2-1/2
   M Vassallo vs M Gurevich (Mar-03-14) 0-1
   M Gurevich vs R Hasangatin (Mar-03-14) 1-0

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(born Feb-22-1959, 58 years old) Russia (federation/nationality Turkey)

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Mikhail Naumovich Gurevich was born on the 22nd of February 1959 in Kharkow, USSR. Awarded the IM title in 1985 and the GM title in 1986, he was USSR Champion in 1985 [rusbase-1] (after a play-off and tie-break). In 1987 he won the Keres memorial [rusbase-2], was 1st at Moscow and 2nd at Leningrad after Rafael Vaganian. In 2001 he won the Belgian Championship with a perfect 9/9 score. Gurevich qualified for his first Candidates match by placing 8th at the FIDE World Cup (2005), but lost to Peter Leko, 3 1/2 - 1/2.

He currently lives in Turkey, and has added a third national championship to his resume' by winning the Turkish Championship (2006). In 2008 he won the Turkish Championship again. He is also a FIDE Arbiter and a FIDE Senior Trainer.

Last updated: 2016-11-02 10:28:32

 page 1 of 50; games 1-25 of 1,249  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. M Gurevich vs Psakhis  0-150 1978 BakuA34 English, Symmetrical
2. V Tukmakov vs M Gurevich  1-040 1982 USSRA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
3. Gavrikov vs M Gurevich  1-023 1982 SeverodonetskA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
4. Tseshkovsky vs M Gurevich  0-197 1982 URS-ch sfB07 Pirc
5. Yermolinsky vs M Gurevich  ½-½43 1983 Ch URS (young masters)A04 Reti Opening
6. M Gurevich vs Gavrikov  ½-½44 1983 URS-ch U26A00 Uncommon Opening
7. M Gurevich vs Salov  1-041 1983 Ch URS (young masters)A56 Benoni Defense
8. M Gurevich vs A Chernin  ½-½34 1983 URS-ch U26E55 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation
9. M Gurevich vs Vyzmanavin  ½-½42 1983 Ch URS (young masters)A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
10. M Gurevich vs E Kengis  ½-½28 1983 URS-ch U26A13 English
11. Azmaiparashvili vs M Gurevich  ½-½54 1983 Ch young masters URSA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
12. M Gurevich vs Y Kruppa  ½-½44 1984 URS-ch sfD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
13. M Gurevich vs Ehlvest  1-043 1984 URS-ch FL52D85 Grunfeld
14. M Gurevich vs E Kengis  ½-½30 1984 URS sfE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
15. M Gurevich vs V Osnos  ½-½41 1984 URS-ch sfE46 Nimzo-Indian
16. Kupreichik vs M Gurevich  ½-½44 1984 SverdlovskC03 French, Tarrasch
17. A Petrosian vs M Gurevich ½-½24 1984 SverdlovskA89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
18. Gavrikov vs M Gurevich  1-060 1984 URS-ch FL52A40 Queen's Pawn Game
19. Bagirov vs M Gurevich  ½-½16 1984 SverdlovskE31 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, Main line
20. M Gurevich vs Kupreichik  ½-½77 1984 LvovD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
21. M Gurevich vs Gavrikov  ½-½40 1984 URS-ch sfD85 Grunfeld
22. M Gurevich vs Psakhis ½-½24 1984 SverdlovskC09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
23. M Gurevich vs Kholmov  ½-½25 1984 URS-ch FL52A28 English
24. A Chernin vs M Gurevich  ½-½31 1984 URS-ch FL52D32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
25. M Gurevich vs G Agzamov  1-033 1985 URS-ch52E29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
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  Appaz: LOL!
Great fighting from Gurevich.

And still I see people on <> go on about how you offend your opponent when playing with a piece down. I guess those folks are typical quitters.

May-16-05  WTHarvey: Here are some diagrams of crucial positions in Mikhail's games:
Dec-10-05  nikolajewitsch: Does anyone know why this guy is suddenly playing for Turkey? He is listed as a turkish player on FIDE siite.....he was born in the USSR, played for Belgium for a long time, why now turkey???
Dec-10-05  aw1988: I'm still trying to figure out what makes him look so much like Kasparov...
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  KingG: <aw1988> You think he look like Kasparov? This guy looks like Kasparov: Dimitri Gurevich.
Dec-10-05  aw1988: Oh, damn it. I mixed them up. Yes, that one.
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  KingG: By the way does anyone know if they are related?
Jan-09-06  WTHarvey: Mikhail has been selected by FIDE as one of 16 to participate in the 2007 World Championship qualification matches:

Imo, Mikhail looks a little like Groucho Marx.

Mar-27-06  shor: i'm a native russian, and Harry Truman as pronounced in English, is pronounced as Garry Truman in Russian.
Mar-28-06  stanleys: Congratulations for becoming a champion of Turkey!
Mar-28-06  BIDMONFA: Mikhail Gurevich


Apr-06-06  Bobak Zahmat: <WTHarvey: Mikhail has been selected by FIDE as one of 16 to participate in the 2007 World Championship qualification matches: Imo, Mikhail looks a little like Groucho Marx.> He hasn't been selected, he earned this by playing in the FIDE World Cup (2005). He finished there 8th by the way.
Apr-06-06  Bobak Zahmat: Gurevich is probably one of the candidates to win the European championsship.
May-30-07  sheaf: <le héros> --<les héros>
Aug-08-07  ahmadov: Gurevich becomes one of the leaders of Arctic Chess Challenge by winning the surprise participant Katarzyna Toma from Poland...
Sep-09-07  Karpova: He won the 6th Istanbul Chess Festival 2007 with 8/9

7.5 points scored:
Levan Pantsulaia, Eldar Gasanov, Gadir Guseinov, Giorgi Margvelashvili, Levan Aroshidze, Konstantine Shanava, Aman Passhikian, Yrina Zakurdiyeva, David Arutinian, Davit Lomsadze and Eltaj Safarly

It would be nice to have the games included in the database.

Feb-22-08  jmi: One of my favourite French players of modern times is the player of the day!

Thank you, cg!

Feb-22-08  HolyKnight: Wow maybe if I get started I can get a 2600 rating sincc Gurevich is a year younger than me.
Mar-17-08  russep: What's the next tournament he will be playing in?
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  Knight13: Gurevich is getting out of 2600s soon.
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  GrahamClayton: <Benzol>An IM in 1985 he was USSR Champion (after playoff and tie-break) in the same year.

According to Cafferty and Taimanov in "The Soviet Championships", Gurevich, Gavrikov and Chernin finished =1st with 11/19. A three way play-off ended with all games being drawn. An unknown journalist announced that there would be no further play and that Gurevich would win the title, based on his superior tie-break in the actual Championship. The arbiters were annoyed by the journalist's claim, but accepted his decision anyway!

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  Benzol: <GrahamClayton> Thanks. I actually have the Cafferty and Taimanov book but I think I posted that before I had obtained it. I can never remember everything I read these days. I'm just getting too old.


May-30-10  BradMajors: Hello.
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  Penguincw: Happy 52nd birthday <Mikhail Gurenvich> !
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  wordfunph: "1...d5 is the best reply for 1.Nc3."

- GM Mikhail Gurevich

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