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Daniil Yuffa
Number of games in database: 409
Years covered: 2008 to 2020
Last FIDE rating: 2594 (2541 rapid, 2524 blitz)

Overall record: +113 -71 =103 (57.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 122 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Catalan (31) 
    E04 E06 E01 E09 E07
 Queen's Pawn Game (25) 
    E00 A41 A40 D02 A50
 King's Indian (15) 
    E97 E94 E92 E67 E62
 Modern Benoni (15) 
    A62 A64 A57 A71 A63
 Grunfeld (12) 
    D85 D82 D90 D80 D95
 English (11) 
    A15 A11 A13 A10
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (43) 
    E62 E97 E92 E67 E90
 Caro-Kann (37) 
    B12 B11 B18 B10 B17
 Sicilian (24) 
    B50 B51 B92 B61 B23
 Alekhine's Defense (17) 
    B04 B03 B02
 English (11) 
    A15 A10 A16 A11 A18
 Slav (10) 
    D10 D15 D11 D12
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Khalifman vs D Yuffa, 2016 1/2-1/2
   D Yuffa vs Bologan, 2015 1-0
   D Yuffa vs P Velten, 2017 1-0
   M Womacka vs D Yuffa, 2020 0-1
   D Yuffa vs McShane, 2019 1/2-1/2
   D Yuffa vs McShane, 2019 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   World Youth Championship (U18) (2015)
   Gibraltar Masters (2020)
   Russian Team Championship (Major League) (2017)
   World Junior Championship (2015)
   Russian Team Championship (2018)
   European Championship (2018)
   World Cup (2019)
   Najdorf Memorial Open A (2019)
   Abu Dhabi Masters (2019)
   Chigorin Memorial (2016)
   Russian Championship Higher League (2012)
   World Junior Championship (2017)
   Gibraltar Masters (2019)
   European Club Cup (2018)
   European Championship (2019)

   🏆 Nutcracker Match of the Generations
   D Yuffa vs Gelfand (Mar-09-20) 0-1, rapid
   D Yuffa vs E Najer (Mar-09-20) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   Shirov vs D Yuffa (Mar-09-20) 1-0, rapid
   Tomashevsky vs D Yuffa (Mar-09-20) 1-0, rapid
   D Yuffa vs Shirov (Mar-08-20) 1/2-1/2, rapid

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(born Feb-25-1997, 24 years old) Russia

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Grandmaster(1) Daniil Yuffa once spent some time in the Alberta region of Canada(2) before he had earned his IM(3) title.


Daniil Yuffa came equal second in the European U10 Championship in 2007 with 7/9 behind Kirill Alekseenko and Mikhail Antipov (defeating the latter). Yuffa also competed in the 2009 World U12 Championship, scoring 5.5/9 and placing equal nineteenth. He was runner-up to Avital Boruchovsky in the European U18 Championship 2014 and equal second behind Cemil Can Ali Marandi (fourth on tiebreak) at the European U18 Championship 2015. Soon afterwards, he was =2nd (3rd or bronze on tiebreak behind Masoud Mosadeghpour and Kirill Alekseenko respectively) with 8.5/11 at the World U18 Championship 2015 that was staged in Halkidiki in Greece.


Yuffa was third in the Tyumen region Championship 2009 with 7/9 behind co-leaders Veniamin Sergeev and GM Dmitry Mikhailovich Chuprov (against whom he drew). Subsequently, he was 2nd in the 2010 Tyumen Open with 8/9, dropping his only game to the winner FM Alexander A Kopylov. Although unplaced, he gained some high level experience and excellent rating results in the 2010 Czech Opens A and F; in the former he scored 4/9 against 4 FMs and 4 IMs, scoring 2.5/4 against the FMs and 1.5/4 against the IMs, including a win against IM Atanu Lahiri. He was equal second in the Tyumen Region Championship 2010 with 7/9 and recorded his first win against a GM when he beat Andrei Vasilyevich Kovalev in the Superfinal 65 Tumen region 2010: his 4.5/10 against a field of 10 opponents whose average ELO was 2449 was a solid result that pushed him to the top ranks of U14 players at the time. Subsequent excellent results boosted his position considerably; he won the Olomouc Summer IM B1 tournament in August 2011 in the Czech Republic with 7.5/9, two points clear of the field and scoring his first IM norm, and scored 5.5/9 in the Pardubice Czech Open in July 2011, scoring IM norms in both events. He scored 5/9 at the 2011 Chigorin Memorial Open.

In 2012, he played at rating level when he scored 5/9 in the Tyumen Championship Superfinal in Russia, and put in a solid performance at the Aeroflot Open 2012 B, scoring 4.5/9. In March, he scored 6/9, placing equal seventh at the 2012 Ural Championships held in Satka, Russia and scored 5/11 in the Russian Chess Championship Higher League (2012) to give his rating a minor boost. He won the 72nd Urals Championship 2014.


He played board 4 for Russia 5 in the Chess Olympiad (2010), scoring 4/10, including draws against GM Dragisa Blagojevic and GM Tomas Petrik, and recording wins against IM Richard Polaczek and IM Filip Pancevski.

References / Sources

(1) (GM title awarded), (2) (2007 results at the Canadian Federation), (3) (IM title application).

Wikipedia article: Daniil Yuffa

Last updated: 2019-02-03 11:45:49

 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 409  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Yuffa vs P Michalko  0-1752008EU-ch U12 18thD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
2. D Yuffa vs P Krstin  1-0472008EU-ch U12 18thB10 Caro-Kann
3. J Atwoli vs D Yuffa  1-0422010Khanty-Mansiysk OlympiadB23 Sicilian, Closed
4. D Yuffa vs D Blagojevic  ½-½462010Khanty-Mansiysk OlympiadC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
5. T Hansen vs D Yuffa  1-0392010Khanty-Mansiysk OlympiadA10 English
6. D Yuffa vs T Petrik  ½-½692010Khanty-Mansiysk OlympiadE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
7. R Polaczek vs D Yuffa  0-1402010Khanty-Mansiysk OlympiadE17 Queen's Indian
8. M Sebenik vs D Yuffa  ½-½402010Khanty-Mansiysk OlympiadE98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
9. D Yuffa vs F Pancevski  1-0412010Khanty-Mansiysk OlympiadA80 Dutch
10. D Yuffa vs M Kraemer 0-1322010Khanty-Mansiysk OlympiadD02 Queen's Pawn Game
11. S Rocha vs D Yuffa  ½-½752010Khanty-Mansiysk OlympiadB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
12. B Thorfinnsson vs D Yuffa  1-0332010Khanty-Mansiysk OlympiadE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
13. V Malakhatko vs D Yuffa  1-0392010Chigorin Mem Classic OpenE97 King's Indian
14. G Airapetian vs D Yuffa  1-01102010Chigorin Mem Classic OpenA62 Benoni, Fianchetto Variation
15. D Yuffa vs G Ajrapetian  0-1402010Chigorin Mem Classic OpenE89 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Main line
16. D Yuffa vs V Nozdrachev  0-1822011Chigorin MemorialA05 Reti Opening
17. S Sjugirov vs D Yuffa 1-0432012Russian Championship Higher LeagueB50 Sicilian
18. Shimanov vs D Yuffa 1-0242012Russian Championship Higher LeagueE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
19. D Yuffa vs D Shishigin  1-0422012Russian Championship Higher LeagueA90 Dutch
20. D Yuffa vs Bezgodov  0-1432012Russian Championship Higher LeagueD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
21. O Rychkov vs D Yuffa  0-1522012Russian Championship Higher LeagueB50 Sicilian
22. A Mokshanov vs D Yuffa  1-0452012Russian Championship Higher LeagueB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
23. D Yuffa vs R Ganzhurov  1-0442012Russian Championship Higher LeagueA57 Benko Gambit
24. D Yuffa vs V Sergeev  1-0532012Russian Championship Higher LeagueA57 Benko Gambit
25. Khismatullin vs D Yuffa  1-0332012Russian Championship Higher LeagueA61 Benoni
 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 409  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-03-11  twinlark: Congratulations to this lad for scoring 3 IM norms and the provisional award of his IM title.
Nov-03-11  Korifej: Russian's chess have good future with players like Dubov,Fedoseev,Artemiev,Yuffa and many others.
Nov-03-11  twinlark: Especially Grigoriy Oparin, who stands a chance of making GM before he's 15.
Oct-28-14  BIDMONFA: Daniil Yuffa

YUFFA, Daniil

Dec-21-15  alfamikewhiskey: Seems to be a very likeable fellow (interviewed at Qatar Masters Open):

The Russian <who once spent some time in the Alberta region of Canada> according to the bio (!) faces Carlsen next.

Premium Chessgames Member
  ketchuplover: He'll huffa and puffa
Dec-22-15  sonia91: Yuffa vs Carlsen on the soccer field yesterday evening after round 2:
Sep-25-17  Imran Iskandar: GM Daniil Yuffa plays 3 blindfold games simultaneously, which isn't that particularly impressive in itself to chess players, but adds the nice touch of playing Chopin whilst doing so!

Combines two of my favorite hobbies.

May-17-19  Nina Myers: Yuffa is the <Russia got talent> dude, right?
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: 22-year-old GM Yuffa ousted GM Navara 1.5-0.5 in WC 1st round..


Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: To followup, he also beat 42nd seed Luke McShane before bowing out to 10th seed Radjabov in the 3rd round. What a run!
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Another followup: Yuffa finishes with 7.5/10 at Gibraltar Masters (2020), and got to play in a 4 player tiebreaker, but lost in the "semi-finals".

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