chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Mikhail Golubev
Golubev 
 
Number of games in database: 821
Years covered: 1979 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2461 (2335 rapid, 2355 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2570

Overall record: +323 -148 =270 (61.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 80 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (165) 
    B90 B30 B87 B89 B42
 French Defense (49) 
    C11 C19 C18 C10 C01
 French (25) 
    C11 C10 C13 C00 C12
 Sicilian Najdorf (24) 
    B90 B98 B94 B96 B99
 Sicilian Dragon (20) 
    B77 B78 B76 B35 B70
 Sicilian Taimanov (20) 
    B48 B45 B46 B47
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (204) 
    E92 E97 E67 E84 E99
 Sicilian (173) 
    B77 B76 B22 B78 B70
 Sicilian Dragon (109) 
    B77 B76 B78 B70 B72
 Queen's Pawn Game (22) 
    A46 A45 A40 D02 A41
 English (8) 
    A10 A16 A15
 King's Indian Attack (7) 
    A07
Repertoire Explorer

NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Golubev vs V Podinic, 2001 1-0
   V Bogdanovski vs Golubev, 1991 0-1
   Golubev vs Lupulescu, 2002 1-0
   Golubev vs R Mantovani, 1992 1-0
   Golubev vs E Grabowski, 2004 1-0
   Golubev vs Korchnoi, 2006 1-0
   A Istratescu vs Golubev, 1994 0-1
   D Gurevich vs Golubev, 1992 0-1
   Adorjan vs Golubev, 1994 0-1
   Bunzmann vs Golubev, 2002 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   USSR Junior Championship (1985)
   Ponomariov - Golubev Match (1996)
   Chemnitz Open (1998)
   Swiss Championship (2001)
   Lasker Autumn GM (2001)
   Staufer Open (1994)
   Efim Geller Memorial (2005)
   Pivdenny Bank Chess Cup (2008)
   Groningen Open (1993)
   Ukrainian Championship (2001)
   Mykolaiv Zonal (1993)
   Muenster Open (1994)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Mikhail Golubev's favourite games by daveyjones01
   Mikhail Golubev's best games by MikhailGolubev
   My 10 selected King's Indian games by igiene
   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
   70l_middlegames SACS _Rxc3 The Soviet Sacrifice by webbing1947

RECENT GAMES:
   🏆 Title Chase Winter GM
   M Nikitenko vs Golubev (Feb-14-19) 1-0
   Golubev vs I Janik (Feb-14-19) 1/2-1/2
   Golubev vs Y Vovk (Feb-11-19) 1/2-1/2
   Golubev vs A Aliferenko (May-25-17) 1/2-1/2, blitz
   Golubev vs Sergiy Trokhimishin (May-25-17) 1/2-1/2, blitz

Search Sacrifice Explorer for Mikhail Golubev
Search Google for Mikhail Golubev
FIDE player card for Mikhail Golubev


MIKHAIL GOLUBEV
(born May-30-1970, 52 years old) Ukraine

[what is this?]

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

Player:

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).

Author:

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

Journalist:

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.

Other:

Chessgames userid: User: MikhailGolubev; homepage: http://mikhailgolubev.wordpress.com/; Wikipedia article: Mikhail Golubev

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

 page 1 of 33; games 1-25 of 821  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Bendersky vs Golubev  1-0461979Odessa (local competitions)E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
2. Golubev vs S Obukhov  ½-½381979Odessa, Ukrsovprof opB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
3. Golubev vs M Fiodorov  ½-½231980Odessa (local competitions)B77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
4. Karavaev vs Golubev 0-1181980Corr.B77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
5. Y Tarapatin vs Golubev  ½-½231981Odessa (local competitions)B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
6. N Gashibayazov vs Golubev 1-0321981Odessa Ch sfB71 Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation
7. Y Korsunsky vs Golubev 0-1291981Smela jr ttB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
8. Golubev vs Usenko  ½-½261981corrB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
9. Didkovsky vs Golubev 1-0271981corrB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
10. Stasiuk vs Golubev  1-0481981Yalta jrB71 Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation
11. Golubev vs A Rakhmangulov  0-1351981Odessa, Ukrsovprof opB06 Robatsch
12. Zhigailo vs Golubev  0-1301981Odessa (local competitions)B77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
13. Golubev vs Meduschevsky  1-0341981Odessa (local competitions)B77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
14. A Brodsky vs Golubev  ½-½701981Odessa (local competitions)B70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
15. V Melnik vs Golubev  ½-½281981Odessa Ch sfB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
16. N Kovytev vs Golubev  1-0541981Odessa, Ukrsovprof opA48 King's Indian
17. Golubev vs D Kostin  1-0321982Odessa Ch jr 1982/83B02 Alekhine's Defense
18. V Bichnevich vs Golubev  1-0361982Odessa Ch jr 1982/83A42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
19. B Orlov vs Golubev ½-½221982corrB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
20. Golubev vs Alekseiuk  1-0291982Odessa (local competitions)B77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
21. I Belin vs Golubev  0-1431982Odessa Ch jr 1982/83E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
22. V Chayka vs Golubev  1-0351982corrB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
23. N Bondarchuk vs Golubev  1-0371982Odessa Ch jr 1982/83B53 Sicilian
24. Golubev vs V Bliumberg  ½-½361982Odessa Ch jr 1982/83C40 King's Knight Opening
25. G Bergart vs Golubev  0-1471982Odessa Ch jr 1982/83A45 Queen's Pawn Game
 page 1 of 33; games 1-25 of 821  PGN Download
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2) | Golubev wins | Golubev loses  
 

Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 18 OF 18 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Jun-19-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  MikhailGolubev: <OhioChessFan: Amusing final position. Obviously from a blitz game.> Well, in a longer control game Black could have resigned earlier, otherwise her several previous moves were forced. With Ng5! I improved upon my some other Internet blitz game; Black is basically done after this strong move.
Jun-28-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: I could see line that really catching someone out in blitz. After Bc4, you can tell Black is probably already positionally lost.
Jul-02-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  MikhailGolubev: "A timely tribute to the glories of Ukrainian chess" https://www.washingtontimes.com/new...
Jul-05-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  MikhailGolubev: On Anand/FIDE: https://twitter.com/mikhail_golubev...
Jul-10-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  MikhailGolubev: The Odessa Blitz https://www.chess.com/blog/Mikhail_...
Jul-10-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  MikhailGolubev: the 5th July Titled Tuesday game vs Nakamura in his stream: https://youtu.be/tSlnbPn-IQU?t=15
Jul-13-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: I definitely don't understand what Vishy is doing. Has anything changed on this?
Jul-13-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: The Fingerov game, your Knight ended up on the rim/near the rim, and it was very dim for a long time.

21. Bc4 would have been really interesting.


click for larger view

Jul-13-22  Olavi: <OhioChessFan: I definitely don't understand what Vishy is doing. Has anything changed on this?>

He must be convinced that Dvorkovich' condemnation of the war is genuine. In that case, I don't see anything wrong with his actions (tentatively). I know personally a couple of westerners close to the ticket, this seems to be the understanding.

I think of chess as a cultural activity, I would not have banned Nepo, Grischuk etc. from playing (any more than I would refrain selling contemporary Russian art, if I were an art gallerist). OK, they are the top signees of the letter of 42, but demanding an explicit condemnation of the war from some one who lives in a dictatorship is unreasonable - it's enough that you don't support it. (I seem to digress slightly.)

The position of FIDE president is of course different, he has political power. I am not sure where I stand on that. It is an unpopular view, but I am for cultural co-operation precisely because I think that the Ukraine should be given all military help. I can understand the reluctance of NATO in certain things.

Jul-13-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: <<OhioChessFan: I definitely don't understand what Vishy is doing. Has anything changed on this?>

He must be convinced that Dvorkovich' condemnation of the war is genuine.>

More likely, he has the same interest in Russia - Ukraine conflict as Westerners have in the Kashmir: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kashm...

Jul-14-22  Olavi: <MissScarlett:
More likely, he has the same interest in Russia - Ukraine conflict as Westerners have in the Kashmir: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kashm...

Possibly, though he has been living most of the year in Spain and Germany since the 90s. But yes, he is still an Indian; if I'm informed correctly, there is quite a bit of resentment in Latin America about the attention given to Russia's attack. It's not such a singular occurrance.

Jul-14-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  MikhailGolubev: << if I'm informed correctly, there is quite a bit of resentment in Latin America about the attention given to Russia's attack >> Do you mean that for the Latin Americans things that Russia is doing in Ukraine are just normal and don't deserve much attention?!
Jul-14-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  MikhailGolubev: << More likely, he has the same interest in Russia - Ukraine conflict as Westerners have in the Kashmir >> Any informed person normally has interest in the Kashmir conflict, because, hypothetically, the nuclear war can happen because of it. And an international sport official on the high position should have not only interest but also an opinion on such a sensitive issue.
Jul-15-22  Olavi: <MikhailGolubev: << if I'm informed correctly, there is quite a bit of resentment in Latin America about the attention given to Russia's attack >> Do you mean that for the Latin Americans things that Russia is doing in Ukraine are just normal and don't deserve much attention?!>

No, clearly I do not mean that, my wording was perhaps inexact. I can, however, appreciate possible frustration when the same doesn't seem to deserve much attention when it happens elsewhere, at the moment Yemen being the obvious land to mention.

Jul-25-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  MikhailGolubev: <No, clearly I do not mean that, my wording was perhaps inexact. I can, however, appreciate possible frustration when the same doesn't seem to deserve much attention when it happens elsewhere, at the moment Yemen being the obvious land to mention.> As far as I know there's a civil war in Yemen, not that one recognised country is trying to occupy lands of another recognised country, the latter case creates more serious challenges for the world's stability. As Ukraine hardly ever was in position to intervene in the Yemen war. I must confess that I have no opinion about who are good and bad guys there. I even don't have a generalised opionion on whether the world MUST intervene into every civil war. From my personal perspective, for Ukraine the civil war would have been a dream scenario in comparison with a Russian's aggression that started in 2014. We would have had everything fixed long ago in such case.
Jul-26-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  MikhailGolubev: https://theweekinchess.com/html/twi... Odesa Blitz - Chess Day 2022 (The Week in Chess 1446)
Jul-28-22  Olavi: <MikhailGolubev: <No, clearly I do not mean that, my wording was perhaps inexact. I can, however, appreciate possible frustration when the same doesn't seem to deserve much attention when it happens elsewhere, at the moment Yemen being the obvious land to mention.> As far as I know there's a civil war in Yemen, not that one recognised country is trying to occupy lands of another recognised country, the latter case creates more serious challenges for the world's stability. As Ukraine hardly ever was in position to intervene in the Yemen war. I must confess that I have no opinion about who are good and bad guys there. I even don't have a generalised opionion on whether the world MUST intervene into every civil war. From my personal perspective, for Ukraine the civil war would have been a dream scenario in comparison with a Russian's aggression that started in 2014. We would have had everything fixed long ago in such case.>

The situation is far more complicated than in Ukraine, but Saudi-Arabia has been bombing Yemeni civilians mercilessly for years (according to the US congress, among others - and Biden just had good talks with bin Salman), and according to the UN the situation is the worst humanitarian catastrophe at the moment (well over 400 000 killed, to start with), largely because of Saudi and UAE actions.

It is clear that the Yemen war represents no particular threat to the international order. One reason is that we Westerners don't care. Clearly there are other reasons as well, but trying to be a moral agent, one can not close one's eyes to that.

Aug-05-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  MikhailGolubev: 2 <Olavi> Well I'm not a fan of the Saudi Arabia regime, that's for sure. Some time ago, perhaps in 2021, I got an offer to participate in some related chess project, but declined it. But no doubt that they found some other chess GM easily.
Aug-05-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  MikhailGolubev: one good online tournament result for me, Chess.com-Global-Championship-Play-In-Qualifier-- 15 https://www.chess.com/tournament/li... (7 pts out of 9, it would have been better to win in the final round instead of draw, still)
Aug-06-22  Olavi: <MikhailGolubev: 2 <Olavi> Well I'm not a fan of the Saudi Arabia regime, that's for sure. Some time ago, perhaps in 2021, I got an offer to participate in some related chess project, but declined it. But no doubt that they found some other chess GM easily.>

This seems to be the talk of the town in the world of golf at the moment.

Aug-12-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  MikhailGolubev: <Olavi> Sorry, I know the name Tiger Woods, but otherwise I'm distant from golf as much as possible. I even can't be sure that ever I saw on photo anyone of my compatriots, whom I know, during the golf play. Nothing to say about seeing the golf in real life. Still, I saw it in some 500 Hollywood movies, indeed.
Aug-12-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  MikhailGolubev: Definitely I'll not play over the board against any actual representative of the Chess Federation of Russia until the end of Russian aggression against Ukraine and liberation of all Ukrainian lands, occupied in 2022. I almost don't play OTB anymore, but I boycott Russians anyway.
Aug-16-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  MikhailGolubev: "Gambit Publications is proud to have published many books by Ukrainian chess writers over the last 25 years. Gambit continues to reissue chess books in print format". Chess: Ukrainian Authors https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B29HCFJ... I wrote 3 books for Gambit + one, the 1st, for Everyman/Gambit.
Aug-16-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: Are there any Russian players you're on friendly terms with who you'd regret not playing?
Aug-17-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  MikhailGolubev: <OhioChessFan> Nope. ))
Jump to page #    (enter # from 1 to 18)
search thread:   
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 18 OF 18 ·  Later Kibitzing>

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.
  8. Do not degrade Chessgames or any of it's staff/volunteers.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.


NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific player only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

Spot an error? Please suggest your correction and help us eliminate database mistakes!
Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC