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Valery A Chekhov

Number of games in database: 1,088
Years covered: 1972 to 2004
Last FIDE rating: 2457 (2443 rapid, 2411 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2535
Overall record: +382 -207 =493 (58.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 6 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (87) 
    E97 E94 E92 E91 E90
 English (51) 
    A15 A17 A18 A14 A19
 Sicilian (43) 
    B22 B51 B52 B30 B40
 Nimzo Indian (40) 
    E32 E41 E38 E48 E36
 Queen's Gambit Declined (33) 
    D31 D37 D38 D30 D35
 Orthodox Defense (29) 
    D58 D51 D50 D63 D53
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (113) 
    B33 B45 B22 B40 B30
 King's Indian (47) 
    E94 E81 E73 E80 E69
 Queen's Pawn Game (40) 
    A41 A46 D02 A45 E10
 Ruy Lopez (36) 
    C80 C77 C81 C83 C82
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (31) 
    D27 D20 D26 D29 D28
 Sicilian Taimanov (29) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Chekhov vs Razuvaev, 1982 1-0
   L Zaid vs Chekhov, 1975 0-1
   A Pablo Marin vs Chekhov, 1975 0-1
   T Pirttimaki vs Chekhov, 1983 0-1
   Vladimirov vs Chekhov, 1975 0-1
   Chekhov vs L Karsa, 1983 1-0
   Kupreichik vs Chekhov, 1976 0-1
   Chekhov vs H Gruenberg, 1983 1-0
   R Tischbierek vs Chekhov, 1985 0-1
   Karpov vs Chekhov, 1972 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   World Junior Championship (1975)
   Sokolsky Memorial (1981)
   URS-ch48 sf Tallinn (1980)
   Rostock (1985)
   Lvov (1983)
   Leipzig BKL (1988)
   Krumbach Open (1991)
   Rubinstein Memorial (1981)
   URS-ch sf Irkutsk (1983)
   URS-ch FL50 (1982)
   URS-ch sf Yaroslavl (1982)
   Warsaw Open (1989)
   Dresden Open (1998)
   USSR Championship (Young Masters) (1980)
   Dresden Open (1996)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   1975 World Junior chess championship by gauer

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(born Nov-27-1955, 67 years old) Russia

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Valery Alexandrovich Chekhov was born in Moscow. Awarded the IM title in 1975 and the GM title in 1984, he was World Junior Champion in 1975. In tournaments he has been 1st or 1st= at Lvov 1983, Irkutsk 1983, Barcelona 1984, Dresden 1985 and at the Berlin Open 1986.

Wikipedia article: Valery Chekhov

 page 1 of 44; games 1-25 of 1,088  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Spassky vs Chekhov 0-1401972MoscowC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
2. Karpov vs Chekhov 0-1391972URSC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
3. S Makarichev vs Chekhov  1-0741973Moscow ChampionshipC77 Ruy Lopez
4. Chekhov vs B Shatskes  1-0271973Spartak-chC03 French, Tarrasch
5. V Volkovinsky vs Chekhov  1-0441973Spartak-chA48 King's Indian
6. V Muratov vs Chekhov  1-0431973Moscow ChampionshipE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
7. Chekhov vs V N Kozlov  1-0681973VUZ CupB40 Sicilian
8. Chekhov vs S Vesselovsky  0-1351973Moscow ChampionshipC46 Three Knights
9. Chekhov vs V Nasybullin 0-1331973Vilnius YMB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
10. O Moiseev vs Chekhov  0-1421973Moscow ChampionshipA48 King's Indian
11. Chekhov vs V Nasybullin  0-1331973URS-chT JuniorsB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
12. S Solonar vs Chekhov  0-1361973USSR Junior ChampionshipE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
13. Chekhov vs V Vorotnikov  1-0351974VUZ CupC45 Scotch Game
14. Chekhov vs A Kochyev  0-1421974Junior Qualification TournamentB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
15. Chekhov vs L Zaid 0-1591974Junior Qualification TournamentC44 King's Pawn Game
16. A Kochyev vs Chekhov  1-0421974Junior Qualification TournamentA15 English
17. L Zaid vs Chekhov  0-1591974Junior Qualification TournamentD90 Grunfeld
18. Chekhov vs A Mikhalchishin  1-0181974Junior Qualification TournamentB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
19. A Bykhovsky vs Chekhov  ½-½571974Junior Qualification TournamentC55 Two Knights Defense
20. Chekhov vs G Khodos  1-0331975URS-CupT BurevestnikB22 Sicilian, Alapin
21. V Kirpichnikov vs Chekhov  ½-½321975URS-CupT BurevestnikB33 Sicilian
22. Chekhov vs A Korelov  1-0291975URS-CupT BurevestnikB40 Sicilian
23. K Grigorian vs Chekhov  0-1551975Moscow ChampionshipD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
24. V Muratov vs Chekhov  0-1441975Moscow ChampionshipC47 Four Knights
25. Chekhov vs V M Goldin 1-0331975Moscow ChampionshipB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
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Premium Chessgames Member The game from 1893 was a different Chekhov (obviously!) and we have it fixed now.
Sep-24-04  d4Nf6Bg5: What happened to Pavel Chekhov?
Premium Chessgames Member Many thanks to Honza Cervenka for helping us extend this page to over 1000 games!
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  Benzol: Thanks for your brilliant efforts <Honza>. Your analysis and research efforts have helped to make this site unique.
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  Benzol: Valery Alexandrovich Chekhov
Born 27th November 1955
He became an IM in 1975 and a GM in 1984. He was World Junior Champion in 1975.
Mar-09-08  Open Defence: so when did he join the star ship Enterprise ?
Nov-27-08  BIDMONFA: Valery A Chekhov


Nov-27-08  Karpova: <"Chess used to be prestigious," said Valery Chekhov, a junior world champion in the 1970s. "Now not as much. But children are starting to love it for different reasons."

The main reason is the use of computers in today's chess world, which has sparked a resurgence of interest among children, Chekhov said.

Kasparov and his predecessors became champions through endless reading and playing, but chess experts agree that computers have pushed the game to a higher level - making chess research and previous outcomes much more widely available.

Russia's bright chess future is visible at a children's center where Chekhov and his wife, Tatyana, provide free after-school lessons.

Tatyana Chekhov lectures to an attentive class full of young chess-lovers, gesturing with a pointer to a chess diagram taped to the blackboard.

In an adjacent room, children are immersed in brightly colored computer chess programs. Clicking on the correct answer to a problem prompts a cheery beep.>

Source: From "The Seattle Times", Dave Carpenter's "Moscow Knights: Russians' Fanaticism For Chess Endures" from 1998.03.15: http://community.seattletimes.nwsou...

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  maxi: <Open defense> How silly can you get!? That was not him; it was his great-grandson.
Nov-27-08  Open Defence: aaah I thought Q messed with the Continuum again
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  maxi: That'ss just... a ... mindbogling explantion!!!!!!!! How. How could you even... CONSIDER?????? it!!!!!


Nov-27-08  Open Defence: It would appear to be the only logical explanation Captain...


Nov-27-08  lentil: the star trek guy was named pavel chekhov
Nov-27-09  edbermac: Where's Chekov? Out with Uhura looking for nuclear wessels.
Nov-27-09  ComboKal: Here's a little Star Trek trivia that involves the <Continuum> with no <logical explanation>!

In the movie <"The Wrath of Khan"> when <Khan> encounters <Pavel Chekov> on Ceti Alpha Five, he recognized him, claiming he never forgets a face.

How is this possible???

Chekov didn't appear on the TV series until the second season, and therefore was not in the first season episode <"Space Seed"> which featured the imfamous Khan, and his crew of the Botany Bay.

Dec-27-09  talisman: Uncle Vanya!
Nov-27-10  wordfunph: happy 55th birthday GM Chekhov!
Feb-15-11  Raisin Death Ray: Keptin, there is an enemy wessel approaching!
Nov-27-11  asianwarrior: He defeated Karpov and Spassky at their prime(1972)? its an accomplishment!!!!
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  Penguincw: Player of the Day: Valery A Chekhov. Also, happy 56th birthday.
Nov-27-11  Birthday Boy: Happy Birthday! Valery A Chekhov !
Nov-27-12  Abdel Irada: I imagine that the 19th-century playwright Anton Chekhov ( would be somewhat put out to discover that his fame has been eclipsed by a cheesy pseudo-Russian comic deuteragonist in a made-for-television 20th-century science-fiction drama.

And I'm not sure that he'd find much consolation in the fact that the latter was a namesake of his father, Pavel Yegorovich Chekhov.

Nov-27-12  YoungEd: I don't know if this player is married, but if so his wife is Chekov mate.
Jun-03-15  Petrosianic: <ComboKal>: <In the movie <"The Wrath of Khan"> when <Khan> encounters <Pavel Chekov> on Ceti Alpha Five, he recognized him, claiming he never forgets a face.

How is this possible???

Chekov didn't appear on the TV series until the second season, and therefore was not in the first season episode <"Space Seed"> which featured the imfamous Khan, and his crew of the Botany Bay.>

Your mistake is in the word "therefore". ("We didn't see him, therefore he didn't exist", which is clearly wrong).

Obviously Chekov WAS on the Enterprise during Space Seed. We have an explicit onscreen statement that he was, and no evidence to show that he wasn't.

Nov-27-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Valery Chekhov.

Great work in Star Trek!

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