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Grigory Serper
Serper 
 
Number of games in database: 436
Years covered: 1982 to 2009
Last FIDE rating: 2522
Highest rating achieved in database: 2628

Overall record: +126 -87 =213 (54.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 10 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 English, 1 c4 e5 (34) 
    A20 A29 A26 A28
 English (28) 
    A10 A13 A16 A15 A14
 King's Indian (24) 
    E70 E73 E77 E91
 Sicilian (23) 
    B33 B23 B32 B74 B58
 Ruy Lopez (14) 
    C90 C68 C60 C67 C77
 Slav (12) 
    D12 D15 D11 D10
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (80) 
    B62 B43 B42 B32 B58
 Queen's Gambit Declined (26) 
    D38 D31 D35
 Sicilian Kan (25) 
    B43 B42 B41
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (18) 
    B62 B66 B63
 Semi-Slav (18) 
    D43 D45 D44 D46 D48
 Nimzo Indian (15) 
    E39 E51 E20 E41 E31
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Serper vs I Nikolaidis, 1993 1-0
   Serper vs D Ippolito, 2003 1-0
   Serper vs Barsov, 1988 1-0
   Serper vs Lobron, 1993 1/2-1/2
   Serper vs Balashov, 1991 1-0
   Serper vs I Sokolov, 1996 1-0
   Serper vs R Djurhuus, 1991 1-0
   Serper vs Dreev, 1987 1/2-1/2
   Smyslov vs Serper, 1992 1/2-1/2
   I Perez vs Serper, 2008 0-1

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2000)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Petrov Memorial Open (1994)
   Cap d'Agde KO (2000)
   Chessmaster US Championship 2005 (2004)
   National Open (2007)
   CITS New York (1996)
   US Championship 2006 (2006)
   Manila Olympiad (1992)
   United States Championship (2002)
   28th World Open (2000)
   US Championship 2003 (2003)
   United States Chess League (2008)
   USSR Championship (1991)
   PCA Qualifiers (1993)
   Moscow Olympiad (1994)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   1987 World Junior chess championship by gauer

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GRIGORY SERPER
(born Sep-14-1969, 52 years old) Uzbekistan (federation/nationality United States of America)

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GM Grigory Yuryevich Serper was born in Tashkent, in the former Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic of the Soviet Union (present Uzbekistan). At age 6, he learned to play chess from his grandfather. In 1985, at age 16, he started studies at Moscow's famous Botvinnik-Kasparov Chess School.

In 1992, as a grandmaster member of the Uzbekistan team, Serper won the silver medal in the 30th Chess Olympiad.

In January 1996 he moved with his family to the United States. In 1999, Serper won the World Open tournament after drawing an Armageddon playoff game as Black against Boris Gulko, who had been one of nine players who had tied with Serper in the main event. In the same year, he advanced to the finals of the U.S. Chess Championship by defeating Alex Yermolinsky in the semifinals, but lost in the finals to Gulko.

Wikipedia article: Gregory Serper

Last updated: 2018-03-06 13:08:09

 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 473  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Serper vs Y Nesterov  0-1441982JurmalaB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
2. Golubev vs Serper  ½-½411983Jaroslavl, VDFSO jr ChB30 Sicilian
3. Serper vs S Zidonis  0-1361984PlungeC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
4. Ivanchuk vs Serper  1-0221984USSR Junior ChampionshipA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
5. Serper vs Kurbanov  1-0401985URS-chT (Juniors)B03 Alekhine's Defense
6. Serper vs V Egin  0-1291985TashkentC41 Philidor Defense
7. Serper vs Ivanchuk 0-1241985URS-chT (Juniors)B77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
8. Dreev vs Serper  0-1591985URS-chT (Juniors)B53 Sicilian
9. Serper vs V Akopian  1-0561985URS-chT (Juniors)C70 Ruy Lopez
10. Sagalchik vs Serper  1-0391985USSR Junior ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
11. Serper vs Ivanchuk ½-½251985USSR Junior ChampionshipC05 French, Tarrasch
12. Serper vs H Odeev  0-1371985USSR Junior ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
13. Serper vs Golubev  ½-½551985Klaipeda jr SU-qualB55 Sicilian, Prins Variation, Venice Attack
14. Vyzmanavin vs Serper  1-0391986URS-ch FL54A53 Old Indian
15. Timoscenko vs Serper  ½-½291986URS-ch FL54A53 Old Indian
16. Serper vs Brodsky 1-0331986USSRB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
17. Serper vs Dreev 1-0341986Sochi Juniors-AB03 Alekhine's Defense
18. Ulybin vs Serper  0-1251986SochiJ-AC42 Petrov Defense
19. Ivanchuk vs Serper 1-0341986URS-ch FL54C92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
20. Serper vs Balashov  ½-½261986URS-ch FL54C90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
21. Salov vs Serper 1-0651986URS-ch FL54A53 Old Indian
22. Serper vs Romanishin ½-½1211986URS-ch FL54C90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
23. Serper vs Goldin  ½-½211986URS-ch FL54C48 Four Knights
24. Serper vs Psakhis  ½-½231986URS-ch FL54C09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
25. Kholmov vs Serper  ½-½441986URS-ch otborB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Jun-07-04  poktirity: Which two players?
Jun-07-04  poktirity: Well I know Serper is one of them =)
Jun-07-04  ruylopez900: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...

Thanks <Moonlit>, I was just looking for that game =D.

<poktirity> The game was played against Nikolaidis.

Jun-07-04  poktirity: I can't find them here :/
Jun-07-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  MoonlitKnight: <potktirity> All the uploaded games must be approved by the administration at chessgames.com first. The games should appear within a week.
Jun-08-04  ruylopez900: <Moonlit><pok> As of today it has been uploaded.
Sep-14-06  BIDMONFA: Grigory Serper

SERPER, Grigory
http://www.bidmonfa.com/serper_grig...
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Feb-03-08  DarthStapler: This guy plays on ICC sometimes I think
Dec-12-08  freeman8201: Serper, won the WA State Championship in 2008. I believe he lives in Washington now
Sep-02-09  kramputz: He's got the shortest bio. It that all?
Sep-02-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <kramputz> It's reduced to the max. :D
Sep-02-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <MoonlitKnight> It's Serper vs I Nikolaidis, 1993 !!!
Sep-14-10  wordfunph: Dortmund 1993: Game between GMs Vladimir Kramnik and Gregory Serper ended on the 27th move. "I should have resigned on the 18th move but was afraid that spectators wouldn't understand." Serper was quoted.
Sep-14-12  Llawdogg: Happy Birthday!
Sep-23-12  blade2012: What an injustice! An interesting (and sad)article by Grigory Serper:

http://www.chess.com/article/view/a...

Jan-20-14  Wyatt Gwyon: Looks like GM Serper is mixed up in a bit of a kerfuffle.

http://www.reddit.com/r/chess/comme...

http://www.chess.com/article/view/p...

Jan-20-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Just read the article posted by <blade2012>.

Sad commentary on life when one was not among the favoured in Soviet days.

Mar-12-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Dionysius1: Yes, very sad. Two lessons from it: in the old days USSR only did what it believed was good for the country/regime, not what was good for an individual, or what was just. Justified of course by the claim that individuals should be glad to have their interests sacrificed to further the predestined progress of the state on behalf of its inhabitants. And the second one: politicians come and go, officials are here to stay.
Mar-12-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Dionysius1: In the end GM Serper did get to play in the World Juniors, in 1988, when he tied for 1-4 with Lautier, Ivanchuk and Gelfand, and came 3rd on tie-break.
Sep-14-21  offramp: He had his 52nd birthday today. I'll remember him for one of the best games I ever played through, the famous Serper vs I Nikolaidis, 1993. How is it possible?

I hope he'll live through many many birthdays. I doubt he'll play a better game than that.

Sep-14-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  0ZeR0: Happy birthday, GM Serper!

<offramp>

I also share your enthusiasm for that particular game. Among the pantheon of great games it is rather unassailable.

Oct-25-21  Albertan: ´´Was Magnus Carlsen wrong about Chess Fortresses’´:

https://www.chess.com/article/view/...

Mar-15-22  Albertan: When chess traps go wrong:

https://www.chess.com/article/view/...

Apr-25-22  Albertan: “How to put out a fire with Gasoline”:

https://www.chess.com/article/view/...

Apr-26-22  Granny O Doul: That comment about putting out the fire with gasoline was made by Bronstein or Vainstein or both, regarding White's 23rd move in the famous Averbakh vs Kotov, 1953.
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