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Mikhail Vladimirovich Golubev
M V Golubev 
Number of games in database: 748
Years covered: 1979 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2476 (2360 rapid, 2321 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 B30 B89 B77
 French Defense (40) 
    C19 C18 C11 C10 C13
 Sicilian Najdorf (24) 
    B90 B98 B96 B99 B94
 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 E83
 Sicilian (160) 
    B77 B76 B78 B22 B70
 Sicilian Dragon (103) 
    B77 B76 B78 B70 B72
 Queen's Pawn Game (19) 
    A46 A45 A40 A41 D02
 King's Indian Attack (7) 
 Modern Defense (5) 
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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 R Mantovani, 1992 1-0
   M V Golubev vs E Grabowski, 2004 1-0
   M V Golubev vs Korchnoi, 2006 1-0
   M V Golubev vs A Kovchan, 2006 1-0
   D B Gurevich vs M V Golubev, 1992 0-1
   Adorjan vs M V Golubev, 1994 0-1
   M V Golubev vs A S Moroz, 1998 1-0
   S Bogdanovich vs M V Golubev, 2010 0-1

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

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 AdolfoAugusto
   My 10 selected King's Indian games by MikhailGolubev
   70l_middlegames SACS _Rxc3 The Soviet Sacrifice by whiteshark

   🏆 Ukraine Cht 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
   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

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(born May-30-1970, 49 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. M V Golubev vs Usenko  ½-½261981Corr.B77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
6. N Gashibayazov vs M V Golubev 1-0321981Odessa Ch sfB71 Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation
7. Didkovsky vs M V Golubev 1-0271981Corr.B77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
8. Zhigailo vs M V Golubev  0-1301981Odessa (local competitions)B77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
9. M V Golubev vs A Z Rakhmangulov  0-1351981Odessa, Ukrsovprof opB06 Robatsch
10. Y Tarapatin vs M V Golubev  ½-½231981Odessa (local competitions)B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
11. Stasiuk vs M V Golubev  1-0481981Yalta jrB71 Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation
12. M V Golubev vs Meduschevsky  1-0341981Odessa (local competitions)B77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
13. Y Korsunsky vs M V Golubev  0-1291981Smela jr ttB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
14. A Brodsky vs M V Golubev  ½-½701981Odessa (local competitions)B70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
15. V Melnik vs M V Golubev  ½-½281981Odessa Ch sfB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
16. N Kovytev vs M V Golubev  1-0541981Odessa, Ukrsovprof opA48 King's Indian
17. G Bergart vs M V Golubev  0-1471982Odessa Ch jr 1982/83A45 Queen's Pawn Game
18. M V Golubev vs Melnikov  1-0241982Odessa Ch jr 1982/83C51 Evans Gambit
19. O Lozovatyi vs M V Golubev  0-1171982Odessa Ch jr 1982/83B53 Sicilian
20. I Belin vs M V Golubev  0-1431982Odessa Ch jr 1982/83E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
21. M V Golubev vs D Kostin  1-0321982Odessa Ch jr 1982/83B02 Alekhine's Defense
22. V Kravchenko vs M V Golubev  ½-½411982Odessa Ch jr 1982/83E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
23. M V Golubev vs V Bliumberg  ½-½361982Odessa Ch jr 1982/83C40 King's Knight Opening
24. M V Golubev vs V Vladyshevsky  1-0251982Odessa Ch jr 1982/83C41 Philidor Defense
25. M V Golubev vs Alekseiuk  1-0291982Odessa (local competitions)B77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
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  DoctorHeart: Dear, I have your book, Understanding KI, but im studying with software Chess Opening Wizard Pro, so will be more easy if a pgn file , with games, can you send a pgn games, for my personal study ? best regards,


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  MikhailGolubev: 2 <DoctorHeart> Unfortunately, I can't do such things because of my contractual responsibilities
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  MikhailGolubev: Crushing Playzone #4 Star with the Dragon :)
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  MikhailGolubev: analysing a new [to me] system of the Sicilian Defence :)
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  MikhailGolubev: My wife Lyuda and I :) The work by cartoonist Yaroslav Khanko:
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  MikhailGolubev: In the old masters' style!) "itzikbm"-MG, 3+0 blitz, today:
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  MikhailGolubev: Reviewed in Russian language the book Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality by Max Tegmark at (also in Faceook). Devoted this review to Hawking memory. Maybe it'll remain the only piece on maths, psychics in my entire life - in this particular Universe.
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  MikhailGolubev: Which players most often make winning sacrifices? Still quite proud to be mentined in this list at Statistics Page even if it can't be fully objective, indeed. But I really sacrificed lots of stuff during my chess career! :)
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  MikhailGolubev: my chess books at Amazon.
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  MikhailGolubev: Hi America!
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  MikhailGolubev: Mate in four: Ilyumzhinov's chess problem for kids
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  MikhailGolubev: Understanding the Sicilian - feedback in Italian
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  MikhailGolubev: Ding Liren's missed last chance
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  MikhailGolubev: Chaotic Dragons:
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  MikhailGolubev: Efim Geller as Superhero.
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  MikhailGolubev: Team UKR again won WorldLeague, beating RUS in the decisive match: 1+1 bullet (316-210), 5+2 blitz (382,5-275,5), 960 (205-155). In the final group, pts from the previous stage are counted. UKR had 509 players this season!
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  MikhailGolubev: Romantic сhess: all you need to know
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  MikhailGolubev: For your puzzle collection #chess #tactics
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  MikhailGolubev: Live Chess World League: Ukraine wins again! (Overview)
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  MikhailGolubev: Dubov v Svane: THE KING CHASE IN BATUMI. One of the most spectacular games of the European Team Chess Championship has been played in Round 7. I decided to look at it.
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  OhioChessFan: Dubov-Svane is quite a game. Thanks for the writeup.
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  MikhailGolubev: SPIRIT OF THE DRAGON. On 5th November I played in the monthly Chesscom Titled Tuesday blitz - as usual, without much success, scoring 6/10. Still, in particular, the Dragon game versus GM Fidel Corrales Jimenez was quite curious and tactical.
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  MikhailGolubev: The wild French at the European Club Cup #eccc2019 #FrenchDefence
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  MikhailGolubev: Fischer-Petrosian G1 footage: ...Black uses the Chebanenko idea 11...d5 (but later hesitated to play 16...Rg2!, gradually even lost) Fischer vs Petrosian, 1971 Btw 11...Nd4 12.Nc4 f5 13.ef Nf5 14.Bd3 Fischer-Taimanov G6 also looks better for Black: Ne7!! and if 15.Qf3 d5 16.Ne5 d4! 17.Bc4 Qc7!
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