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Nikolai Riumin
Number of games in database: 151
Years covered: 1926 to 1938

Overall record: +60 -39 =52 (57.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 French Defense (12) 
    C13 C00 C01 C05 C11
 Queen's Pawn Game (11) 
    D05 A46 D02 A50
 Sicilian (8) 
    B84 B83 B73 B32 B70
 French (8) 
    C13 C00 C11 C10
 Nimzo Indian (7) 
    E34 E36 E20 E26 E37
 Queen's Gambit Declined (5) 
    D37 D30 D35
With the Black pieces:
 Dutch Defense (11) 
    A84 A95 A90 A91 A81
 Orthodox Defense (7) 
    D63 D51 D60 D68 D52
 Sicilian (7) 
    B83 B84 B58 B80 B72
 French Defense (7) 
    C15 C13 C14 C17 C19
 Nimzo Indian (5) 
    E23 E22 E21 E33
 Reti System (5) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   S Slonim vs Riumin, 1932 0-1
   Riumin vs Euwe, 1934 1-0
   Riumin vs A Budo, 1931 1-0
   M Popov vs Riumin, 1929 0-1
   Levenfish vs Riumin, 1936 1/2-1/2
   Riumin vs Alatortsev, 1938 1-0
   Riumin vs Kan, 1936 1-0
   B Verlinsky vs Riumin, 1933 0-1
   Riumin vs Capablanca, 1935 1-0
   Riumin vs V Makogonov, 1934 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   USSR Championship (1931)
   Leningrad (1934)
   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 151  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Frenkel vs Riumin  1-0391926Ch Moscow (minor)B83 Sicilian
2. Riumin vs Karev  1-0341926Ch Moscow (minor)D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. Riumin vs N I Grekov  1-0241927Moscow-chD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. Riumin vs V Musatov  1-0531927Moscow-chC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
5. N Zubarev vs Riumin  1-0331928Moscow-chC14 French, Classical
6. Bernstein vs Riumin 0-1291928Moscow-chC13 French
7. Riumin vs Alfeevsky  1-0321928Ch SovtorgsluzhashchieA46 Queen's Pawn Game
8. Gordon vs Riumin  1-0291928Ch SovtorgsluzhashchieE17 Queen's Indian
9. K Rosenkrantz vs Riumin  0-1251928Moscow-chC13 French
10. Riumin vs A Poliak 0-1171929USSR ChampionshipD05 Queen's Pawn Game
11. Riumin vs Rauzer 0-1261929USSR ChampionshipC00 French Defense
12. Riumin vs Pushakov  1-0211929Ch Moscow (Trade Unions)C13 French
13. M Popov vs Riumin 0-1301929Ch MoscowE22 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation
14. Panov vs Riumin  0-1261929Ch MoscowB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
15. Botvinnik vs Riumin 1-0501929USSR ChampionshipD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
16. N Zubarev vs Riumin  0-1291931Ch MoscowD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. Riumin vs S Tanin 1-0231931Ch MoscowC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
18. Adrianovsky vs Riumin  0-1461931URS-ch sfE23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
19. S Slonim vs Riumin 0-1201931Ch MoscowC45 Scotch Game
20. Kan vs Riumin  0-1381931Ch MoscowA10 English
21. Kiselev vs Riumin  0-1281931URS-ch sfA90 Dutch
22. Lisitsin vs Riumin 0-1461931USSR ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
23. Riumin vs Ilyin-Zhenevsky 1-0601931USSR ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
24. N Sorokin vs Riumin 0-1461931USSR ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
25. Riumin vs Kasparian  1-0561931USSR ChampionshipB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
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Jun-08-04  Tigran Petrosian: Riumin had a lifetime plus record against Capablanca and Euwe.
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.

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  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....



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  whiteshark: I wonder if friends wrote him as NN on the score sheet?
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  whiteshark: Never touch a riumin' system!
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  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
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