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Nikolai Riumin
N Riumin 

Number of games in database: 155
Years covered: 1926 to 1940
Overall record: +60 -43 =52 (55.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 French Defense (13) 
    C13 C01 C00 C10 C12
 Queen's Pawn Game (11) 
    D05 D02 A46 A50
 French (9) 
    C13 C00 C10 C11 C12
 Sicilian (8) 
    B84 B83 B32 B70 B73
 Nimzo Indian (7) 
    E36 E34 E37 E20 E26
 Ruy Lopez (5) 
    C64 C90 C86 C79 C84
With the Black pieces:
 Dutch Defense (11) 
    A95 A84 A90 A97 A81
 Orthodox Defense (7) 
    D63 D51 D68 D60 D52
 Sicilian (7) 
    B83 B80 B72 B74 B84
 French Defense (7) 
    C13 C15 C14 C17 C19
 Reti System (6) 
    A04 A06
 Nimzo Indian (5) 
    E23 E33 E21 E22
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   S Slonim vs Riumin, 1931 0-1
   Riumin vs Euwe, 1934 1-0
   Riumin vs A Budo, 1931 1-0
   N Sorokin vs Riumin, 1931 0-1
   Levenfish vs Riumin, 1936 1/2-1/2
   V. Popov vs Riumin, 1929 0-1
   Riumin vs Alatortsev, 1938 1-0
   Riumin vs Kan, 1936 1-0
   Riumin vs Capablanca, 1935 1-0
   B Verlinsky vs Riumin, 1933 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   USSR Championship (1931)
   Leningrad (1934)
   National Tournament (1932)
   USSR Championship 1934/35 (1934)
   Moscow (1936)
   Moscow (1935)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Nikolai Ryumin by Benzol
   Leningrad 1934 by Phony Benoni

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(born Sep-05-1908, died Nov-17-1942, 34 years old) Russia
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Nikolai Nikolaevich Riumin was born in Moscow, Russia. He was Moscow Champion three times in 1931 [rusbase-1], 1933 [rusbase-2], and 1934 [rusbase-3]. In 1931 he won a match against Nikolay Dmitrievich Grigoriev (+6, =1, -1) and played in four USSR Championships achieving his best result, 2nd after Mikhail Botvinnik in 1931. Their individual encounter in the 15th round on the evening of November 9th was the turning point in determining the final placings.

Mikhail Botvinnik wrote of him "... a master of complicated and doubled-edged positions. He, undoubtedly, was one of the strongest representatives of the younger generation of chess masters. He loved chess passionately and he was a very pleasant man. When our fierce tournament battle was over, he congratulated me in a very sportsmanlike manner".

His best International result was at Leningrad (1934) where he shared 2nd place with Peter Arsenievich Romanovsky, half a point behind Mikhail Botvinnik, and ahead of Max Euwe. Ill health started to affect him in 1936 and he passed away in Omsk, Siberia in 1942 from tuberculosis.

Wikipedia article: Nikolai Riumin

Last updated: 2018-09-05 11:30:36

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 155  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Frenkel vs N Riumin  1-0391926Ch Moscow (minor)B83 Sicilian
2. N Riumin vs Shadrin  0-1361926Ch Moscow (1/2 final)C12 French, McCutcheon
3. N Riumin vs Karev  1-0341926Ch Moscow (minor)D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. N Riumin vs V Musatov  1-0531927Moscow-chC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
5. N Riumin vs N I Grekov  1-0241927Moscow-chD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. K Rosenkrantz vs N Riumin  0-1251928Moscow-chC13 French
7. Bernstein vs N Riumin 0-1291928Moscow-chC13 French
8. N Riumin vs Alfeevsky  1-0321928Ch SovtorgsluzhashchieA46 Queen's Pawn Game
9. N Zubarev vs N Riumin  1-0331928Moscow-chC14 French, Classical
10. Gordon vs N Riumin  1-0291928Ch SovtorgsluzhashchieE17 Queen's Indian
11. Panov vs N Riumin  0-1261929Ch MoscowB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
12. N Riumin vs Pushakov  1-0211929Ch Moscow (Trade Unions)C13 French
13. V Popov vs N Riumin 0-1301929Moscow chE22 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation
14. N Riumin vs V Rauzer 0-1261929USSR ChampionshipC00 French Defense
15. N Riumin vs A Polyak 0-1171929USSR ChampionshipD05 Queen's Pawn Game
16. Botvinnik vs N Riumin 1-0501929USSR ChampionshipD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
17. Adrianovsky vs N Riumin  0-1461931URS-ch sfE23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
18. N Zubarev vs N Riumin  0-1291931Ch MoscowD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. I Kiselev vs N Riumin  0-1281931URS-ch sfA90 Dutch
20. S Slonim vs N Riumin 0-1201931Moscow-chC45 Scotch Game
21. I Kan vs N Riumin  0-1381931Ch MoscowA10 English
22. N Riumin vs S Tanin 1-0231931Ch MoscowC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
23. Lisitsin vs N Riumin 0-1461931USSR ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
24. N Riumin vs Ilyin-Zhenevsky 1-0601931USSR ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
25. N Sorokin vs N Riumin 0-1461931USSR ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
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May-14-05  paladin at large: <Tigran Petrosian> Not true, Capablanca was two wins and one loss against Riumin. But Riumin blundered away his queen in a complex game in one of his losses, so overall he played Capa pretty tough. His games deserve attention.

Ryumin is a more common transliteration from the Cyrillic, I believe.

May-14-05  Calli: BCM offers a book on Ryumin and Belavenyets. Scroll down the page a bit to see it.

They also spelled the name with a "y".

May-15-05  paladin at large: <Calli> Thanks!
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  WannaBe: Nikolai's children becomes Riumin-lans.

Okay, someone shoot me now, just get it over with.

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  WTHarvey: Here are some puzzles from Nikolai's games:
Nov-21-05  Koster: What did he to do to get sent to Siberia? Was it dropping his queen to Capablanca?
Mar-22-06  paladin at large: <Koster><What did he to do to get sent to Siberia?> There were a lot of Russians regrouping in Siberia in 1942. You would not have wanted to be a Russian in western (German-occupied) Russia in those days.
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  Gypsy: <In 1935 he won a match against Nikolay Dmitrievich Grigoriev (+6, =1, -1)...> Kotov/Yudovich give 1931 as the date for this match.
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  Benzol: <Gypsy> You're quite right. Thanks I'll fix that.
Sep-05-06  BIDMONFA: Nikolai Nikolaevich Riumin

RIUMIN, Nikolay N.

Sep-05-07  brankat: Second behind Botvinnik twice (only 1/2 point), wins against Capablanca, Euwe, Stahlberg, 3 times Moscow Champ, which in itself was no small feat!

All this while still in his twenties. Must have been a very talented, and strong master. Pity, he died so young. Could have gone far.

Sep-05-07  whiteshark: player of the day
Sep-05-07  Resignation Trap: Here's a photo with him from the 1933 USSR Championship: : Left to right: Ilia Abramovich Kan , Nikolai Nikolaevich Riumin , Mikhail M Yudovich Sr. and Nikolai Sorokin .
Sep-05-08  brankat: R.I.P. master Riumin.
Apr-20-09  DWINS: This guy was a fantastic attacker. Chernev says that "so bewildering were his conceptions that they once caused even the great Capablanca to lose his bearings and forfeit a game to him on time limit!"
Sep-05-09  laskereshevsky: <Mikhail Botvinnik wrote of him "... ...He, undoubtedly, was one of the strongest representatives of the younger generation of chess masters. He loved chess passionately and he was a very pleasant man...>

Thisis to be frame!... Thought never read so gently words about another chess-player from BOT....



Sep-05-09  whiteshark: I wonder if friends wrote him as NN on the score sheet?
Sep-20-09  whiteshark: Never touch a riumin' system!
Sep-25-11  wordfunph: "If you want to become a master, you must learn to lose, you must learn to withstand a blow, so that in the game following a defeat you play as if nothing had happened!"

- Nikolai Riumin (to the young Yuri Averbakh)

Source: Averbakh's Selected Games

Sep-05-13  brankat: R.I.P. master Riumin.
Sep-05-13  Abdel Irada: Why do I find it so easy to imagine a young Riumin knocking about St. Petersburg, having frequent conversations with Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov and moodily standing on bridges staring into the reeking waters of the Neva?

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  Penguincw: R.I.P. Nikolai Nikolaevich Riumin.

Not too bad of a player, as he beat 2 world champions: Capablanca and Euwe (obviously with white and when they weren't champion, but still impressive) and also women's champ Menchik with black.

Sep-05-14  ColeTrane: "get a ruimin" (room) or "cruisin' for a riumin" . "raging riumin" . "is there any riumin the back?" etc. ... just so this guy gets a GOTD
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  tpstar: Riumin vs Euwe, 1934
Dec-12-22  Cibator: A belated addition to <ColeTrane>'s list: "Ryumin in the glyumin". (Mightn't mean much to non-Scots, or those below a certain age.)
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