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Maxim Dlugy
Number of games in database: 499
Years covered: 1979 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2513 (2577 rapid, 2602 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2531

Overall record: +137 -97 =179 (54.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 86 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Indian (42) 
    E15 E17 E16 E18 E19
 Modern Benoni (40) 
    A57 A61 A56 A79 A59
 Queen's Pawn Game (33) 
    A41 D02 D00 A40 E00
 King's Indian (28) 
    E81 E84 E88 E94 E76
 Benko Gambit (21) 
    A57 A58 A59
 Grunfeld (13) 
    D97 D85 D86 D93 D82
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (52) 
    B62 B89 B56 B22 B58
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (45) 
    D20 D27 D22 D29 D23
 Caro-Kann (41) 
    B17 B14 B12 B16 B10
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (24) 
 English, 1 c4 c5 (23) 
    A30 A36 A37 A34 A31
 Queen's Pawn Game (17) 
    D02 A40 D00 A45
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Dlugy vs Alburt, 1991 1-0
   Dlugy vs S Polgar, 1987 1-0
   Dlugy vs F Doettling, 2006 1/2-1/2
   Dlugy vs D Gurevich, 1988 1-0
   Dlugy vs I Khairullin, 2015 1-0
   A Zapata vs Dlugy, 1985 0-1
   Dlugy vs Lombardy, 1987 1/2-1/2
   Dlugy vs Fedorowicz, 1989 1/2-1/2
   Dlugy vs J Bonin, 1984 1-0
   D Gurevich vs Dlugy, 1993 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   World Junior Championship (1985)
   United States Championship (1987)
   Peao de Ouro Youth Tournament (1982)
   Amsterdam OHRA-B (1987)
   United States Championship (1984)
   Hoogovens (1990)
   World Junior Championship (1983)
   United States Championship (1991)
   Tunis Interzonal (1985)
   New York Kavkasian (1983)
   6th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1982)
   New York Open (1990)
   11th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1987)
   Dubai Olympiad (1986)
   US Championship 2006 (2006)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1990 by suenteus po 147
   US Championship 1991 by suenteus po 147
   1985 World Junior chess championship by gauer

   🏆 World Blitz Championship
   T Hirneise vs Dlugy (Oct-14-15) 0-1, blitz
   Dlugy vs A Pavlidis (Oct-14-15) 0-1, blitz
   E Hansen vs Dlugy (Oct-14-15) 1/2-1/2, blitz
   Dlugy vs V Sanal (Oct-14-15) 1-0, blitz
   Dlugy vs S Maze (Oct-14-15) 0-1, blitz

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(born Jan-29-1966, 56 years old) Russia (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Maxim Dlugy was born in Moscow. He emigrated with his family to New York in 1977. He became a master in 1980, an International Master in 1982, and a Grandmaster in 1986. In 1984, he tied for 3rd at the U.S. chess championship. In April 1985, at the age of 19, he advanced to the interzonals (he played in the Tunis Interzonal), the youngest U.S. player since Robert James Fischer. He tied for 6th-8th place (won by Artur Yusupov). In 1985, he won the World Junior Chess Championship. In 1985, he took 2nd in the New York Open. In 1986 he played second reserve board on the U.S. Olympiad chess team in Dubai. In 1987, he won the National Open in Las Vegas. In 1987 he tied for 3rd in the U.S. Championship. In 1988, he won the $32,000 Samford Chess Fellowship. In 1988, he won the World Open in Philadelphia ($25,000). In 1988 and 1990, he won the US Open blitz championship. From 1988 to 1993, Dlugy was ranked number 1 in the world in the World Blitz Chess Association. In 1989, he tied for 1st at the American Open. He won the state of New Jersey championship in 1989. He was elected President of the USCF (the first Grandmaster to be elected President) in 1990 and was USCF president from 1990 to 1993. In 1991, he won the 2nd Harvard Cup man-machine tournament. In 1992, he was the 3rd highest rated player in the USA, behind Gata Kamsky and Gregory Kaidanov.

In the 1990s he worked for Bankers Trust on Wall Street as a securities trader. In 2002, he was the investment manager to Russian Growth Fund (based in the Virgin Islands), which invested in a magnesium plant in Solikamsk (Russia's second biggest magnesium plant; the USA buys 60% of its production). Garry Kasparov also served as a senior advisor at the Russian Growth Fund. From June 2003 to August 2003 he was the plant's chairman of the board.

In April 2005 Dlugy was arrested at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow on fraud charges related to the Russian Growth Fund involving ten million dollars, and imprisoned in Russia. On December 20, 2005, Dlugy was acquitted of all charges.

Upon his release, Dlugy returned to the United States and resumed competitive chess. He played in the 2006 US championship, earning a plus score; he also became a member of (User: Maxim Dlugy) and posted several times in 2007. In addition, he established a personal website at, which includes several of his annotated games at The website does not contain any information about Dlugy's activities since 2007.

References: (1) , (2) Wikipedia article: Maxim Dlugy

Last updated: 2017-09-04 21:22:35

 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 505  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Dlugy vs W Lee 0-1161979Jamaica CCC57 Two Knights
2. Dlugy vs E Schiller 0-1301980Philidor FuturityA04 Reti Opening
3. Dlugy vs Weeramantry 1-0311981Philidor InternationalA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
4. Dlugy vs G Ligterink  0-12819815th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenE12 Queen's Indian
5. P Gerbert vs Dlugy  1-03119815th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
6. I Wells vs Dlugy  1-0331981Manchester Benedictine OpenB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
7. Dlugy vs Kudrin  1-0891982Gausdal IntE17 Queen's Indian
8. Dlugy vs R K Delaune  1-0621982Gausdal IntA40 Queen's Pawn Game
9. H R Lutz vs Dlugy  ½-½571982Peao de Ouro Youth TournamentD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. Dlugy vs A Bettsak  1-0381982Peao de Ouro Youth TournamentD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
11. Granda Zuniga vs Dlugy  ½-½841982Peao de Ouro Youth TournamentB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
12. Dlugy vs A Kuznecov  1-0451982Peao de Ouro Youth TournamentD85 Grunfeld
13. G G de Carvalho vs Dlugy  0-1381982Peao de Ouro Youth TournamentB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
14. Dlugy vs A A Correa  0-1361982Peao de Ouro Youth TournamentE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
15. Milton Braitt vs Dlugy  0-1371982Peao de Ouro Youth TournamentB12 Caro-Kann Defense
16. Dlugy vs S H Trindade  1-0531982Peao de Ouro Youth TournamentA79 Benoni, Classical, 11.f3
17. Dlugy vs T Darcyl  1-0481982Peao de Ouro Youth TournamentE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
18. K Thorsteins vs Dlugy  1-0371982Peao de Ouro Youth TournamentA40 Queen's Pawn Game
19. S Zakic vs Dlugy  1-0461982Peao de Ouro Youth TournamentB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
20. Dlugy vs I Wells  1-0331982Peao de Ouro Youth TournamentD85 Grunfeld
21. I B de Souza vs Dlugy  0-1511982Peao de Ouro Youth TournamentB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
22. Dlugy vs Carlos Alberto Dona Paterson  1-0641982Peao de Ouro Youth TournamentE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
23. S Saeed vs Dlugy  ½-½561982Peao de Ouro Youth TournamentA51 Budapest Gambit
24. Alburt vs Dlugy 1-042198210th World OpenD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
25. Miles vs Dlugy 1-02019826th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
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Sep-22-22  stone free or die: Dlugy is talk about Borislav Ivanov from the Blagoevgrad Open 2013...

<I watched him very carefully. When he played this move, 32.Nb7 against Saric, he took ten seconds. It was a five to ten minute thing, in my modest opinion, since the knight could take on f5 instead. But when he decided it in ten seconds I was shocked. He doesn’t know when to put on the theatrics. You have to be strong enough to do that. If I had this gadget I would be killing people left and right, and nobody would know.

<This is the real danger, because if a 2600 player has this thing, he knows exactly how to behave, he knows exactly when to think, and he doesn’t to use it more than four times during a game. That’s plenty to destroy anyone. At the critical junction you switch it on and find out which way do I go: oh, this little nuance I didn’t see, okay, fine, boom, goodbye! That’s it. At that point you may think for a long time, although you know the move.>

[emphasis added]

But this guy doesn’t know, he’s just mechanically playing the first move of the computer. Everyone is a clown to him. He says Kiril Georgiev, put me in a bunker with him and I will destroy him. The guy has no moral compunctions, he is absolutely immoral.>

People are picking up on his comments about how easy it would be for a 2600 player to selectively cheat with little chance of being detected.


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  whiteshark: <Hans Niemann's Coach is a CONFESSED CHEATER> Naka's take (~ 51m44s)
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  whiteshark: <$250/hr> That's more than 8 years <ceegee premium membership> in one hour.
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  whiteshark: [Quotes]

<I'll promise it won't happen again>

Fraudster's Manual, p.1

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  MissScarlett: He promised he wouldn't get caught again and he hasn't been....what more do you want?
Sep-29-22  stone free or die: Oh lordy, Vice is getting involved?!

Here's the original article that Naka harvested for content:


Sep-29-22  stone free or die: Here's the nut of the story:

<In one email, Dlugy says that in 2017, he was playing in a tournament on in front of his students, and was crowdsourcing moves from them. (This is, itself, a violation of's fair play rules.) "I am now positive, that one of the kids, was using an program on his cell while this was going on," Dlugy wrote. "As you can imagine, I liked many of his moves, though I had no idea that he was using assistance to generate them.” Dlugy admitted in a later email that it was not the only time he cheated.

Dlugy was banned from but was allowed to come back with a new username, and was eventually allowed to compete in tournaments again. In 2020, he was caught again. "I agree that I violated the rules as I had some help in some of the games from an outside source," Dlugy wrote in a 2020 email reviewed by Motherboard. "I promise it will not happen again." >

So, are we going to get selective leaks of <> for only certain violators?

My understanding is that there are hundreds, if not thousands, to go.

Let's open the floodgates, shall we?


Sep-29-22  stone free or die: Oh, this chestnut is missing from the "nut":

<The emails, which were provided to Motherboard by, is the latest shoe to drop in the discussion about cheating that started because Magnus Carlsen, the world's top player, accused Niemann, a 19-year-old student of Dlugy's, of cheating against him in a match.>

So, <> is apparently being rather selective in its reveals.

Let's open the kimono, not just for one, but for all.

Sep-29-22  stone free or die: Does this crap remind anybody of the <catch-and-kill> pattern of behavior espoused by the National Enquirer?

Somebody got on somebody's bad side it seems.

* * * * *

Look, <> has had a stink on it ever since they decided to suspend <Hans> on the day after he lost to Magnus. Dropping the entire block of emails on Dlugy to booster Carlsen's name dropping is also a bit suspect.

Let's see the data for one and all.


Sep-29-22  stone free or die: OK, a little more from the article basically backs it up:

<The emails obtained by Motherboard show that, historically, has seemingly preferred to handle cheating privately. With Carlsen's statement, the release of these emails, and the news that recently banned Niemann for cheating on the platform, that position may be changing.

Dlugy told Motherboard that he believes cheating is rife on, but would not comment specifically on the emails. "If the article you are writing about is about confessions made to by alleged violators of their Fair Play policies, the scope of your article will include thousands of closed accounts which I doubt would be something you would be completing anytime soon. This should give everyone the time to see how the story unwinds.">

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  fredthebear: Now it's Maxim Dlugy.

Post-after-post on this page too?

Who knew that stone fred to die is an expert on grandmasters Magnus Carlsen, Hans Niemann, AND Maxim Dlugy? (Reference about two dozen posts on Hans Nieman's page, and/or the tournament page, or the Carlsen page, etc.) All this from a rock who does not play tournament chess and struggles to learn the formalities and procedures. Impressive grandmaster insights at one's fingertips.

Congrabulations on your three-month anniversary here:

stone free or die
member since Jun-29-22

Approximately 865 posts in 90 days is more than 9 per day. How about a few quotes of yours to signify the magnitude of your newbie achievement in just three months? Here we go...

<Let's open the floodgates, shall we?>


<Does this crap remind anybody of the <catch-and-kill> pattern of behavior espoused by the National Enquirer?>


<My understanding is that there are hundreds, if not thousands, to go.>


<Somebody got on somebody's bad side it seems.>

Made the quotes extra easy to confirm this time. No need to open any game links or contrive falsehoods. May we all learn more in the next three months than we did in the last three months.

Sep-29-22  boohoo bear: More bear scat polluting <CG> by <FtB>?!!

On behalf of all the good bears elsewhere, well, we just wish Fred would get his head out of the honey jar and put it back where it belongs.

Ain't gonna happen though - Fred is a know repeat offender who thinks cyberstalking is his career.

Drip, drip, drip.

Sep-29-22  stone free or die: The Dlugy saga has been picked up by the NY Post:


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  chancho: <A taste of Dlugy:

There's no time to waste, let's get this cheat'in on board

Listen to your stockfish and watch your rating soar

The sooner we begin to cheat, the quicker the elite gets beat

Listen to your stockfish those invitations will repeat.

Cheat'in feelin' good!

So get on down on the floor and do the Dlugy, Dlugy, Dlugy, Dlugy...

till you just can't Dlugy no more...>

Sep-29-22  stone free or die: OK, good doggerel is hard to beat.

But are all chess talents who get their picture with Dlugy going to get the same treatment as Niemann?

Sep-29-22  boz: <But are all chess talents who get their picture with Dlugy going to get the same treatment as Neimann>

Good question. Are we to assume that every kid who worked with Dlugy is therefore a cheat? Is he teaching them to cheat?

Sep-29-22  Granny O Doul: <The Dlugy saga has been picked up by the NY Post:

I take it Max was not up for taking a photo so Lev Alburt offered to stand in?

Whatever you think of Alburt due to his politics, or...whatever, you can't deny that he is there for his friends!

Sep-29-22  nok: <The Dlugy saga>

= "look over there!"

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  theagenbiteofinwit: More character assassination. MD clearly testifies here that he himself did not use an engine in play. Rather it was one of his students who he says cheated. So all we know for sure is that at least one of his students cheats. Let's not all jump to conclusions.
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  chancho: <Dlugy: “I agree that I violated the rules as I had some help in some of the games from an outside source,” Dlugy wrote in an email that year. “I promise it will not happen again.”>

And Al Capone said: <I agree that I was the mastermind.

I had some outside help from my fellow crooks who carried the guns and shot all those people on Valentine's Day.>

Sep-29-22  nok: <Dlugy: "I agree that I violated the rules as I had some help in some of the games from an outside source,">

Outside help during an online tournament, eh?

Hmmm... Reminds me of another player.... Caught on video but never apologized.... Who might that be?

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Wan ker and a CHEAT


I'd Knock this Fat CHEAT out ..

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  harrylime: That fat grin ...

Arrrrrrrrrrrgh !!

Good call Magnus

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  Check It Out: Not even in the same category.
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  HeMateMe: another russian grifter.
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