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Yusup Atabayev
Number of games in database: 121
Years covered: 2008 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2455 (2529 rapid, 2462 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2475

Overall record: +27 -33 =19 (46.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 42 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (25) 
    B92 B84 B22 B90 B43
 Sicilian Najdorf (9) 
    B92 B90 B91 B93
 Ruy Lopez (7) 
    C65 C67 C86 C69 C77
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    A45 D00
 French Defense (5) 
    C11 C10 C07
 French (4) 
    C10 C11
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (19) 
    B30 B90 B22 B41 B23
 Modern Benoni (8) 
    A60 A70 A67 A64 A56
 French Defense (7) 
    C11 C07 C00 C01
 French (5) 
    C11 C00
 English, 1 c4 c5 (5) 
    A35 A37 A33 A31
 King's Indian (4) 
    E94 E67 E64 E97
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NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Olympiad (2008)
   13th Dubai Open (2011)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   Universiade (2013)
   Chigorin Memorial (2012)
   Chess Olympiad (2016)

   A Predke vs Y Atabayev (Feb-04-17) 1-0
   Y Atabayev vs S Volkov (Feb-03-17) 1/2-1/2
   Mohamed Ali Dima vs Y Atabayev (Dec-30-16) 0-1, blitz
   A Gholami vs Y Atabayev (Dec-30-16) 0-1, blitz
   Y Atabayev vs B Adhiban (Dec-30-16) 1/2-1/2, blitz

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(born 1994) Turkmenistan

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FIDE Master (2010); International Master (2012); Two GM norms (2013 & 2015).

Master qualification and norms

<FIDE Master> Atabayev became an FM in July 2010 when he crossed the 2300 rating mark.

<International Master norms> (1) Atabeyev won his IM norms at the:

- GM Tournament in Moscow in February 2011 when he scored 5.5/9, half a point above the requisite for the IM norm;

- 13th Dubai Open (2011) in April 2011, when he scored the requisite 5/9; and

- 14th Dubai Open (2012) in April 2012, when he scored 5.5/9, half a point above the requisite for the norm.

<Grandmaster norms> He won his first GM norm at the First Saturday GM May 2013 with 9/12, half a point above the requisite score and his 2nd at Zonal 3.4 in 2015 with the requisite 7/9.


<Youth> Atabayev's first FIDE-rated tournament was in the World U12 Championship played in Belfort in July 2005 (result unknown). He was 6th in the Asian U18 Championship in 2009 and =3rd at the 6th World School Chess Championships (U17) held in Turkey in July 2010.

<National> His second FIDE-rated tournament appears to have been at the Turkmenistan Championship of 2007, where he placed =3rd behind Annaberdi Esenov and Suhrab Semiev. In 2008, he placed 5th in the national championship, in 2011 he was 2nd behind Meilis Annaberdiev, in 2012 he was =2nd behind Maksat Atabayev and in 2015 he was 5th.

<World> He won 2nd place at the Zonal 3.4 played in Dushanbe in June 2015, which qualified him to play in the World Cup (2015) and provided him with his second GM norm. (2) At the World Cup, he provided stiff first round opposition to Alexander Grischuk, drawing with him in the standard time set, as well as in the two sets of rapid tiebreakers before going down in the blitz tiebreaker to exit the competition.


He was second in the 18-player round robin Turkmenistanyn bas baslesigi in April 2010, scoring 12.5/17, half a point behind the winner Maksat Atabayev. =2nd in the World Youth Stars event of 2011 behind Karen H Grigoryan. He won his first GM norm at the First Saturday GM May 2013 with 9/12.

Team events (3)

<Olympiads> Abatayev has represented Turkmenistan in the Olympiads of 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014, most recently on board 2. He played board 2 for Turkmenistan in the U16 Olympiad staged in Burdur in 2010.

<National and Regional> He played in Turkmenistan's First League in 2008. He also played in Turkmenistan's Galkynysh club in the First Asian Club Cup in 2008 staged in Al Ain.

Sources and References

(1); (2) Wikipedia article: Chess World Cup 2015; (3)

Last updated 13 September 2015

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 121  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Y Atabayev vs P Seegolam  1-044 2008 OlympiadC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
2. F Jenni vs Y Atabayev  1-033 2008 OlympiadA05 Reti Opening
3. Y Atabayev vs C Mwale  1-033 2008 OlympiadB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
4. V Atlas vs Y Atabayev  1-032 2008 OlympiadC11 French
5. Y Atabayev vs M Quinn  0-130 2008 OlympiadB32 Sicilian
6. P Zerafa vs Y Atabayev  1-035 2008 OlympiadC01 French, Exchange
7. Y Atabayev vs T Goutali  1-067 2008 OlympiadB07 Pirc
8. D Svetushkin vs Y Atabayev 1-023 2008 OlympiadC00 French Defense
9. D K Johansen vs Y Atabayev  1-050 2008 OlympiadA10 English
10. Y Atabayev vs S Howell  1-030 2008 OlympiadC48 Four Knights
11. Y Atabayev vs A Mongiello  1-050 2010 Chess OlympiadC10 French
12. R Porter vs Y Atabayev  ½-½42 2010 Chess OlympiadE12 Queen's Indian
13. A Shukuraliev vs Y Atabayev  1-033 2010 Chess OlympiadE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
14. Y Atabayev vs Li Chao  0-140 2010 Chess OlympiadB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
15. R Bitoon vs Y Atabayev  1-041 2010 Chess OlympiadA16 English
16. A Al-Saffar vs Y Atabayev  1-030 2010 Chess OlympiadE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
17. K Chumfwa vs Y Atabayev  0-137 2010 Chess OlympiadE97 King's Indian
18. V Malakhatko vs Y Atabayev 0-139 2011 13th Dubai OpenA60 Benoni Defense
19. Y Atabayev vs S Ter-Sahakyan  ½-½30 2011 13th Dubai OpenB54 Sicilian
20. S Halkias vs Y Atabayev 1-034 2011 13th Dubai OpenA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
21. Y Atabayev vs A Gutov  ½-½41 2011 13th Dubai OpenC11 French
22. Y Atabayev vs B Lalith  0-160 2011 13th Dubai OpenC41 Philidor Defense
23. M Marcos vs Y Atabayev  0-129 2011 13th Dubai OpenA48 King's Indian
24. R R Laxman vs Y Atabayev  0-126 2011 13th Dubai OpenA48 King's Indian
25. Y Atabayev vs D Kaiumov  0-137 2011 13th Dubai OpenC22 Center Game
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