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Yusup Atabayev
Number of games in database: 146
Years covered: 2008 to 2020
Last FIDE rating: 2415 (2528 rapid, 2454 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2475

Overall record: +34 -36 =25 (48.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 51 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (28) 
    B92 B90 B84 B22 B43
 Sicilian Najdorf (10) 
    B92 B90 B93 B91
 Ruy Lopez (7) 
    C65 C67 C69 C86 C77
 French Defense (6) 
    C10 C11 C05 C07
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    A45 D00
 French (4) 
    C10 C11
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (23) 
    B30 B90 B22 B92 B35
 English, 1 c4 c5 (8) 
    A35 A34 A33 A31 A37
 Modern Benoni (8) 
    A60 A70 A56 A67 A64
 French Defense (7) 
    C11 C00 C07 C01
 French (5) 
    C11 C00
 Sicilian Najdorf (5) 
    B90 B92
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Marcos vs Y Atabayev, 2011 0-1
   V Malakhatko vs Y Atabayev, 2011 0-1
   P Seegolam vs Y Atabayev, 2012 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Batumi Olympiad (2018)
   Dresden Olympiad (2008)
   Universiade (2013)
   Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (2010)
   13th Dubai Open (2011)
   Chigorin Memorial (2012)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2012)
   Baku Olympiad (2016)

   🏆 5th Mersin Open
   Y Atabayev vs Kuybokarov (Nov-17-21) 0-1
   Y Atabayev vs M Paragua (Aug-16-20) 0-1, rapid
   A Abdyjapar vs Y Atabayev (Aug-16-20) 0-1, rapid
   N Murshed vs Y Atabayev (Aug-16-20) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   Y Atabayev vs B Michiels (Aug-15-20) 1/2-1/2, rapid

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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 6; games 1-25 of 148  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Y Atabayev vs P Seegolam 1-0442008Dresden OlympiadC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
2. F Jenni vs Y Atabayev 1-0332008Dresden OlympiadA05 Reti Opening
3. Y Atabayev vs C Mwale  1-0332008Dresden OlympiadB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
4. V Atlas vs Y Atabayev  1-0322008Dresden OlympiadC11 French
5. Y Atabayev vs M Quinn  0-1302008Dresden OlympiadB32 Sicilian
6. P Zerafa vs Y Atabayev  1-0352008Dresden OlympiadC01 French, Exchange
7. Y Atabayev vs T Goutali  1-0672008Dresden OlympiadB07 Pirc
8. D Svetushkin vs Y Atabayev 1-0232008Dresden OlympiadC00 French Defense
9. D K Johansen vs Y Atabayev  1-0502008Dresden OlympiadA10 English
10. Y Atabayev vs S Howell  1-0302008Dresden OlympiadC48 Four Knights
11. Y Atabayev vs A Mongiello  1-0502010Khanty-Mansiysk OlympiadC10 French
12. R Porter vs Y Atabayev  ½-½422010Khanty-Mansiysk OlympiadE12 Queen's Indian
13. A Shukuraliev vs Y Atabayev  1-0332010Khanty-Mansiysk OlympiadE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
14. Y Atabayev vs C Li  0-1402010Khanty-Mansiysk OlympiadB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
15. R Bitoon vs Y Atabayev  1-0412010Khanty-Mansiysk OlympiadA16 English
16. A Al-Saffar vs Y Atabayev  1-0302010Khanty-Mansiysk OlympiadE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
17. K Chumfwa vs Y Atabayev  0-1372010Khanty-Mansiysk OlympiadE97 King's Indian
18. V Malakhatko vs Y Atabayev 0-139201113th Dubai OpenA60 Benoni Defense
19. Y Atabayev vs S Ter-Sahakyan  ½-½30201113th Dubai OpenB54 Sicilian
20. S Halkias vs Y Atabayev 1-034201113th Dubai OpenA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
21. Y Atabayev vs A Gutov  ½-½41201113th Dubai OpenC11 French
22. Y Atabayev vs B Lalith  0-160201113th Dubai OpenC41 Philidor Defense
23. M Marcos vs Y Atabayev  0-129201113th Dubai OpenA48 King's Indian
24. R R Laxman vs Y Atabayev 0-126201113th Dubai OpenA48 King's Indian
25. Y Atabayev vs D Kayumov  0-137201113th Dubai OpenC22 Center Game
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