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Grigory Serper

Number of games in database: 629
Years covered: 1982 to 2009
Last FIDE rating: 2522
Highest rating achieved in database: 2628
Overall record: +202 -126 =291 (56.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 10 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (42) 
    B23 B33 B45 B74 B32
 English, 1 c4 e5 (42) 
    A20 A29 A26 A28
 English (41) 
    A10 A13 A16 A18 A15
 King's Indian (27) 
    E70 E73 E91 E77
 French Defense (22) 
    C05 C07 C01 C18 C09
 Ruy Lopez (22) 
    C90 C78 C60 C68 C67
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (119) 
    B62 B42 B43 B32 B58
 Queen's Gambit Declined (33) 
    D38 D31 D30 D35
 Semi-Slav (29) 
    D43 D45 D46 D44 D48
 Sicilian Kan (26) 
    B42 B43 B41
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (24) 
    B62 B66 B63
 Old Indian (23) 
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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 Balashov, 1991 1-0
   Serper vs Lobron, 1993 1/2-1/2
   Serper vs I Sokolov, 1996 1-0
   Serper vs R Djurhuus, 1991 1-0
   Serper vs Dreev, 1987 1/2-1/2
   Serper vs Smirin, 1996 1/2-1/2
   Smyslov vs Serper, 1992 1/2-1/2

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

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   European Junior Championship 1989/90 (1989)
   Krumbach Open (1991)
   Riga U20 (1987)
   World Junior Championship (1988)
   Petrov Memorial Open (1994)
   World Junior Championship (1987)
   URS-ch qual Pinsk (1986)
   National Open (2007)
   Wisla BES Open (1992)
   World Junior Championship (1989)
   USSR Championship (Young Masters) (1987)
   Vienna Open (1991)
   Agzamov Memorial (1987)
   Oakham Young Masters (1988)
   Manila Olympiad (1992)

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

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(born Sep-14-1969, 54 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 26; games 1-25 of 629  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Serper vs Y Nesterov  0-1441982JurmalaB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
2. A Blodstein vs Serper  1-0281982URSB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
3. Golubev vs Serper  ½-½411983Jaroslavl, VDFSO jr ChB30 Sicilian
4. Serper vs S Zidonis  0-1361984PlungeC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
5. Ivanchuk vs Serper  1-0221984USSR Junior ChampionshipA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
6. Serper vs Epishin  1-0321984Sochi JuniorsB40 Sicilian
7. Serper vs S Zagrebelny  ½-½321984Sochi JuniorsB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
8. Serper vs Gelfand  ½-½421984Sochi JuniorsB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
9. Serper vs Ivanchuk 0-1241985URS-chT (Juniors)B77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
10. Serper vs V Akopian  1-0561985URS-chT (Juniors)C70 Ruy Lopez
11. Dreev vs Serper  0-1591985URS-chT (Juniors)B53 Sicilian
12. Serper vs Kurbanov  1-0401985URS-chT (Juniors)B03 Alekhine's Defense
13. Serper vs V Egin  0-1291985Azmiddin Khodzhaev MemorialC41 Philidor Defense
14. Sagalchik vs Serper  1-0391985USSR Junior ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
15. Serper vs Ivanchuk ½-½251985USSR Junior ChampionshipC05 French, Tarrasch
16. Serper vs H Odeev  0-1371985USSR Junior ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
17. Serper vs Golubev  ½-½551985Klaipeda jr SU-qualB55 Sicilian, Prins Variation, Venice Attack
18. G Timoscenko vs Serper  ½-½291986URS-ch54 First League IrkutskA53 Old Indian
19. Serper vs Psakhis  ½-½231986URS-ch54 First League IrkutskC09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
20. Vyzmanavin vs Serper  1-0391986URS-ch54 First League IrkutskA53 Old Indian
21. Serper vs Goldin  ½-½211986URS-ch54 First League IrkutskC48 Four Knights
22. Ivanchuk vs Serper 1-0341986URS-ch54 First League IrkutskC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
23. Serper vs Balashov  ½-½261986URS-ch54 First League IrkutskC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
24. Salov vs Serper 1-0651986URS-ch54 First League IrkutskA53 Old Indian
25. Serper vs M Brodsky 1-0331986USSR Junior ChampionshipB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
 page 1 of 26; games 1-25 of 629  PGN Download
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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:

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  MoonlitKnight: <potktirity> All the uploaded games must be approved by the administration at 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

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  whiteshark: <kramputz> It's reduced to the max. :D
Sep-02-09  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:

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

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  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  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  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.
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  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.

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  0ZeR0: Happy birthday, GM Serper!


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’´:

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

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

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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