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Mikhail Vladimirovich Golubev
M V Golubev 
Number of games in database: 748
Years covered: 1979 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2461 (2335 rapid, 2355 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2570

Overall record: +299 -136 =238 (62.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 75 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (153) 
    B90 B87 B89 B30 B77
 French Defense (40) 
    C19 C18 C11 C10 C00
 Sicilian Najdorf (24) 
    B90 B98 B96 B94 B99
 Sicilian Dragon (20) 
    B77 B78 B76 B35 B70
 French Winawer (19) 
    C19 C18 C16
 Sicilian Taimanov (19) 
    B48 B45 B46 B47
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (192) 
    E92 E97 E84 E67 E76
 Sicilian (160) 
    B77 B76 B78 B22 B70
 Sicilian Dragon (103) 
    B77 B76 B78 B70 B72
 Queen's Pawn Game (19) 
    A46 A45 A40 D02 A41
 King's Indian Attack (7) 
 English (5) 
    A10 A16
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M V Golubev vs V Podinic, 2001 1-0
   V Bogdanovski vs M V Golubev, 1991 0-1
   M V Golubev vs C Lupulescu, 2002 1-0
   M V Golubev vs R Mantovani, 1992 1-0
   M V Golubev vs E Grabowski, 2004 1-0
   M V Golubev vs A Kovchan, 2006 1-0
   M V Golubev vs Korchnoi, 2006 1-0
   M V Golubev vs G G Sagalchik, 1983 1-0
   Adorjan vs M V Golubev, 1994 0-1
   D B Gurevich vs M V Golubev, 1992 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Efim Geller Memorial (2005)
   Pivdenny Bank Chess Cup (2008)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Mikhail Golubev's best games by MikhailGolubev
   Mikhail Golubev's favourite games by daveyjones01
   My 10 selected King's Indian games by MikhailGolubev
   My 10 selected King's Indian games by AdolfoAugusto
   70l_middlegames SACS _Rxc3 The Soviet Sacrifice by whiteshark

   🏆 Ukraine Cht Blitz
   M V Golubev vs Evgen Dedkov (May-25-17) 1-0, blitz
   V Lukiyanchuk vs M V Golubev (May-25-17) 1/2-1/2, blitz
   M V Golubev vs A Aliferenko (May-25-17) 1/2-1/2, blitz
   A Nesteretz vs M V Golubev (May-25-17) 0-1, blitz
   M V Golubev vs Sergiy Trokhimishin (May-25-17) 1/2-1/2, blitz

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(born May-30-1970, 50 years old) Ukraine

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GM Mikhail Vladimirovich Golubev (1996), author and journalist from Odessa, Ukraine.


Golubev was the silver medalist at the Ukrainian U17 Championship in 1984 and shared 7th-10th places in the USSR U18 Championship in 1985. He played on the Ukrainian U18 team in 1988 and was Ukrainian champion in 1996. He won the inaugural Neckar Open in 1997.

In total he was clear or equal first in 16 international tournaments with classical time controls (1992-2006).


His books include <Easy Guide to the Dragon>, <The Sicilian Sozin>; and <Understanding the King's Indian>.


He has been active as chess journalist since 1998 and was editor of the website Ukrainian Chess Online from 1998 till 2003.

Rating and ranking:

Highest ELO rating achieved: 2570 in January 1995. Highest position in the world rankings: 109th-119th in January 1994. Highest position among Ukrainians: 8th in January 1994.

Chess official:

Golubev was a member of the Board of the Association of Chess Professionals from October 2006 until February 2007.


Chessgames userid: User: MikhailGolubev; homepage:; Wikipedia article: Mikhail Golubev

Last updated: 2018-03-05 21:11:13

 page 1 of 30; games 1-25 of 748  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Bendersky vs M V Golubev  1-0461979Odessa (local competitions)E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
2. M V Golubev vs S Obukhov  ½-½381979Odessa, Ukrsovprof opB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
3. M V Golubev vs M Fiodorov  ½-½231980Odessa (local competitions)B77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
4. Karavaev vs M V Golubev  0-1181980Corr.B77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
5. Didkovsky vs M V Golubev 1-0271981Corr.B77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
6. Zhigailo vs M V Golubev  0-1301981Odessa (local competitions)B77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
7. M V Golubev vs A Z Rakhmangulov  0-1351981Odessa, Ukrsovprof opB06 Robatsch
8. Y Tarapatin vs M V Golubev  ½-½231981Odessa (local competitions)B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
9. Stasiuk vs M V Golubev  1-0481981Yalta jrB71 Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation
10. M V Golubev vs Meduschevsky  1-0341981Odessa (local competitions)B77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
11. Y Korsunsky vs M V Golubev  0-1291981Smela jr ttB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
12. A Brodsky vs M V Golubev  ½-½701981Odessa (local competitions)B70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
13. V Melnik vs M V Golubev  ½-½281981Odessa Ch sfB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
14. M V Golubev vs Usenko  ½-½261981Corr.B77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
15. N Gashibayazov vs M V Golubev 1-0321981Odessa Ch sfB71 Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation
16. N Kovytev vs M V Golubev  1-0541981Odessa, Ukrsovprof opA48 King's Indian
17. I Belin vs M V Golubev  0-1431982Odessa Ch jr 1982/83E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
18. M V Golubev vs D Kostin  1-0321982Odessa Ch jr 1982/83B02 Alekhine's Defense
19. V Kravchenko vs M V Golubev  ½-½411982Odessa Ch jr 1982/83E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
20. M V Golubev vs V Bliumberg  ½-½361982Odessa Ch jr 1982/83C40 King's Knight Opening
21. M V Golubev vs V Vladyshevsky  1-0251982Odessa Ch jr 1982/83C41 Philidor Defense
22. M V Golubev vs Alekseiuk  1-0291982Odessa (local competitions)B77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
23. N Bondarchuk vs M V Golubev  1-0371982Odessa Ch jr 1982/83B53 Sicilian
24. M V Golubev vs Sergei Orlov  ½-½371982Odessa Ch jr 1982/83B28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
25. B Orlov vs M V Golubev ½-½221982Corr.B77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
 page 1 of 30; games 1-25 of 748  PGN Download
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  MikhailGolubev: Berlin vs Ukraine online chess match
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  MikhailGolubev: Unanalysed
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  MikhailGolubev: For online chess coaching, I mostly use Skype with a @chesscom (or Lichess) analysis board. Details & Contact: Languages: English, Russian or Ukrainian.
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  MikhailGolubev: Another fighting King's Indian
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  MikhailGolubev: My First Pupils
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  OhioChessFan: Interesting thoughts on your pupils. Can you estimate in material terms what 6 tempi is worth? Maybe a Rook?
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  MikhailGolubev: 2 OhioChessFan: Sorry, I never tried to estimate 6 extra tempis from the starting position in material. It's pretty obvious that side with 6 (or 5, or 7) extra tempis is just completely winning objectively. If you ask me about 2 tempis, it can be a complex question how big the advantage is, but the pupil who is able to fight against coach, having only in fact White + one extra tempo more, should better play vs the coach on equal terms. So I didn't think about this either. :)
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  MikhailGolubev: Ukrainian LCWL victory: coverage
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  MikhailGolubev: Unanalysed #3 I played quite many blitz games in May, and some of them may even deserve to be shown.
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  MikhailGolubev: The tournament (European Online Chess Championship - Section E 2300+) was almost as terrible as possible - for me, but at least in the final round the King's Indian spirit rightfully prevailed. (Tomorrow will play another qualifier if I'm still allowed).
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  OhioChessFan: Happy Birthday and best wishes.
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  jith1207: What's that Ghost in the background of the photo? Okay, it's just the drawing in the background.

Love your comments, GM Golubev, and the links to blog of yours that you share. Thank you, and have many happy returns of the day.

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  MikhailGolubev: Thanks a lot!
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  MikhailGolubev: My 50th birthday: the Advokatska Tura international match and an amazing chess study
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  MikhailGolubev: Played overall 25 games (+24 -1 =0) in the #BlackLivesMatter 24h Blitz (5+3) marathon on @Lichess
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  thegoodanarchist: Hello, GM Golubev,

Of all your games in the database, which is your favorite?

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  MikhailGolubev: <thegoodanarchist: Hello, GM Golubev, Of all your games in the database, which is your favorite?>

I have a collection of my best games here: Game Collection: Mikhail Golubev's best games Some 5-6 on the top are my most memorable & best games, I think.

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  MikhailGolubev: Gloria Mundi
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  thegoodanarchist: Thank you!
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  MikhailGolubev: Efim Kogan Memorial Blitz in Odessa
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  MikhailGolubev: Chess Quiz: You never seen this before
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  MikhailGolubev: ALL my preserved games - CBV. Updated: (online training games are not included)
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  MikhailGolubev: Unanalysed #4 Short games and missed opportunities.
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  MikhailGolubev: Chess-players of the past were the thinkers. Modern chess-players are rather showmen and clowns. Who knows what's better.
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  jith1207: H a !
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