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Victor Mikhalevski
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Number of games in database: 836
Years covered: 1990 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2565 (2369 rapid, 2567 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2632

Overall record: +288 -162 =220 (59.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 166 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (61) 
    E00 A46 A41 D02 A40
 Catalan (48) 
    E04 E06 E01 E05 E08
 Slav (44) 
    D17 D11 D10 D12 D15
 King's Indian (39) 
    E97 E94 E95 E71 E91
 English (38) 
    A15 A13 A14 A11 A10
 Reti System (29) 
    A04 A06 A05
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (103) 
    C80 C77 C67 C70 C69
 Grunfeld (84) 
    D85 D80 D78 D86 D91
 Ruy Lopez, Open (51) 
    C80 C82 C81 C83
 English (49) 
    A15 A16 A13
 Giuoco Piano (19) 
    C53 C50 C54
 Sicilian (19) 
    B76 B30 B52 B22 B77
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   B Lengyel vs Mikhalevski, 1993 0-1
   J Berkvens vs Mikhalevski, 2000 0-1
   Mikhalevski vs K Miton, 2008 1-0
   Mikhalevski vs R Gardner, 2012 1-0
   E Karasik vs Mikhalevski, 2004 0-1
   Ziatdinov vs Mikhalevski, 2005 1/2-1/2
   Mikhalevski vs S Chanda, 2002 1-0
   Mikhalevski vs Azmaiparashvili, 1995 1-0
   M Ly vs Mikhalevski, 2008 1/2-1/2
   Mikhalevski vs Solozhenkin, 1999 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   36th World Open (2008)
   Edmonton International (2012)
   World Open (2007)
   Spring North American FIDE Invitational (2006)
   Zurich Chess Club 200th Anniversary (2009)
   Canadian Open (2009)
   2nd Queenstown Chess Classic (2009)
   Canadian Open (2007)
   Berliner Sommer 12th (1994)
   Gibraltar Masters (2011)
   European Championship (2009)
   European Championship (2000)
   Gibraltar Masters (2018)
   Gibraltar Masters (2017)
   PRO League Group Stage (2019)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   SPICE Cup 2008 by Black Pawn

   🏆 European Team Championship
   F Berkes vs Mikhalevski (Nov-21-21) 1-0
   Mikhalevski vs P Koykka (Nov-19-21) 1-0
   Mikhalevski vs Vocaturo (Nov-18-21) 1/2-1/2
   Navara vs Mikhalevski (Nov-16-21) 1/2-1/2
   Mikhalevski vs A Brkic (Nov-15-21) 1/2-1/2

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(born Jul-08-1972, 49 years old) Belarus (federation/nationality Israel)

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Victor Markovich Mikhalevski was born in Gomel, Belarus, but currently resides in Israel. He was twice Israeli champion under 20, in 1991 and 1992. He was awarded the GM title in 1996. In 2002 he placed 1st at the 1st International tournament in San Salvador, El Salvador with 7.5 out of 9 points. In 2007 he won the Calvia International Open and in 2010 the Calgary International Chess Classic.

Wikipedia article: Victor Mikhalevski

Last updated: 2018-03-16 06:11:35

 page 1 of 34; games 1-25 of 837  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Kramnik vs Mikhalevski  1-0481990Ch JuniorsC53 Giuoco Piano
2. Sherzer vs Mikhalevski  1-0291991Wch U20C80 Ruy Lopez, Open
3. Mikhalevski vs Yudasin  ½-½601992Beersheba-BA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
4. Beim vs Mikhalevski  1-0581992ISR-chA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
5. Mikhalevski vs Baburin  ½-½131992Biel MTO opA75 Benoni, Classical with ...a6 and 10...Bg4
6. Gulko vs Mikhalevski  1-0411993Be'er ShevaD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. D Gurevich vs Mikhalevski  1-0351993Be'er ShevaA13 English
8. Chernin vs Mikhalevski  1-0421993BeershebaA28 English
9. Mikhalevski vs V A Loginov  1-0521993BudapestE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
10. Psakhis vs Mikhalevski  ½-½271993Be'er ShevaE52 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6
11. Sax vs Mikhalevski  0-1391993Benasque opC81 Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack
12. B Lengyel vs Mikhalevski 0-1221993BudapestC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
13. Korchnoi vs Mikhalevski  1-0361993Be'er ShevaD85 Grunfeld
14. Lengyel vs Mikhalevski  ½-½381993Budapest FS12 GMD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. A Berelowitsch vs Mikhalevski  1-0451993Groningen OpenC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
16. Mikhalevski vs S Savchenko  0-1411993Groningen OpenD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. Neverov vs Mikhalevski  1-0431993Groningen OpenD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
18. Vaisser vs Mikhalevski  0-1331994EU-Cup finalD85 Grunfeld
19. Mikhalevski vs I Sokolov  0-1331994LeeuwardenD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. Mikhalevski vs Yudasin  0-1441994ISR-chE12 Queen's Indian
21. Mikhalevski vs Sutovsky  1-0311994Tel AvivE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
22. S Loeffler vs Mikhalevski  0-1301994Berliner Sommer 12thA15 English
23. Mikhalevski vs A Kaspi  1-0751994Berliner Sommer 12thA56 Benoni Defense
24. Mikhalevski vs M Miersch  1-0411994Berliner Sommer 12thA40 Queen's Pawn Game
25. Belikov vs Mikhalevski  0-1391994Berliner Sommer 12thC53 Giuoco Piano
 page 1 of 34; games 1-25 of 837  PGN Download
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  TheAlchemist: A correspondence game between Bertino and Podkrajsek from 2001 went:

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Nf3 b6 5.Qb3 Qe7 6.a3 Bxc3+ 7.Qxc3 Bb7 8.g3 d6 9.Bg2 Nbd7 10.O-O O-O 11.b3 Ne4 12.Qc2 f5 13.Ng5 Ndf6 14.Nh3 d5 15.f3 Nd6 16.c5 bxc5 17.dxc5 Nb5 18.Bb2 a5 19.e3 Rfb8 20.Nf2 Na7 21.e4 dxe4 22.fxe4 fxe4 23.Nxe4 Nxe4 24.Bxe4 Bxe4 25.Qxe4 Qxc5+ 26.Rf2 Re8 27.Rc1 Qd6

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A mistake. Correct was 27...Qe7! A thunderbolt now follows:

28.Bxg7!! Kxg7 29.Rf7+ Kxf7 30.Qxh7+ Kf6 31.Rf1+ Ke5 32.Qh5+ Ke4 33.Re1+ Kd4 34.Rd1+ Ke3 35.Qg5+ Kf3 36.Rf1+ Ke4 37.Re1+

And Black resigned in view of 37...Kd4 38.Qc1 Qa6 39.Qe3+ Kd5 40.Qe5+ Kc6 41.Rc1+ Kb6 42.Qxc7+ Kb5 43.Rc5#

Apr-20-07  CFMEU: Currently in Australia. Played in the Sydney International Open and finished equal second 7/9
Jul-08-07  BIDMONFA: Victor Mikhalevski


Oct-25-07  Karpova: He won the Calvia International Open with 8.0/9 and a performance of 2876!

Congratulations to you for your brilliant performance!

Spraggett was the runner-up with 7.0/9.

Several players followed with 6.5/9 like Kuzubov, Godena and Arakhamia-Grant!

Top seed Vallejo-Pons disappointed with 5.5/9 and 26th place.

Oct-28-07  Nikita Smirnov: What a good perfomance in Calvia!
Jul-08-08  brankat: Happy Birthday Victor!
Nov-03-08  timhortons: id e mailed daniel freeman of these photo that i got of grandmaster mikhalevski during the canadian open

i gave you the freedom to use it if you want for posting here.

Nov-03-08  timhortons: daniel freeman thanks for posting it.

at the canadian open id tried to take a snap of IM noritsyn of canada but the guy gave me a stern look that i back off humiliated.

he is a very nice guy at icc, a regular observer of nakamura game and a pleasant kibitzer, but things got different in that situation.

I compose my self gather a deep breath and stay in the corner.Id seen grandmaster mikhalivski get inside a hall, i go near him and ask if i could take a shot, he smiled and pose, i take 3 pics and these is the best one.

Nov-03-08  unsound: <timhortons> Nice photo. (And I really like that shot you've got on flcikr of the presidents cup--the frame's so crowded it gives it tons of atmosphere.)
Nov-04-08  timhortons: <unsound>, that photo belongs to manny ygpuara, kadsawy of kuwait chess and me cover the tournament, manny ygpuara of filipino kuwait chess association are feeding us news from time to time.

i hope 2009 could gather as much grandmaster to montreal, ill be taking more video and photo and make friends with them at icc.

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  wordfunph: GM Victor Mikhalevski once participated a tourney in the Philippines, i think it was PGMA Cup in 2007..

Happy Birthday GM Mikhalevski!

Jul-08-09  Don Cossacks: <wordfunph>Nope it was on 2006
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  wordfunph: <Don Cossacks: <wordfunph>Nope it was on 2006> ahhh....i wasn't sure. Thanks for the correction <Don Cossacks>..maybe you are GM Mikhalevski!
Jul-08-09  timhortons: happy bday gm mik!

one of the nicest GM.

Aug-04-09  jon01: Here are some cool pictures of Mikhalevski and Shirov taken in Canadian Open 2009.

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  Tabanus: Winner of the Calgary International Chess Classic (Canada) 20-24 May 2010:, congratulations!

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  wordfunph: happy bday gm mikhalevski!
Jun-27-12  PhilFeeley: I guess he's a quiet, unassuming guy; no controversial or rude behaviour 'a la Gormally or Kasparov. So he doesn't get much commentary. But I love the fact that he plays in Canada regularly. He's currently playing in the 7th Edmonton Internatonal (, and I wish him well.
Jun-27-12  King Death: <PhilFeeley> A lot of the IMs and GMs that I played or met when I was active were the same way. Personalities like Walter Browne were the exception not the rule in my experience. You wouldn't have known for example away from the board that Larry Christiansen was anything special, not that I knew him well but he seemed like a decent guy. Back in the mid 70s it was obvious he was going places, even before he got the GM title. The kid had a great eye for tactics.
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  HeMateMe: Looking at the photo, the guy looks happy, well adjusted and normal.

Are you SURE he's a chess champion?

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  OBIT: He looks like Seth Green (the comic guy guy on The Big Bang Theory), except with less hair:

Aug-20-12  mccarthpm: doesnt Q takes q just win easliy??
Jul-08-13  brankat: Happy Birthday GM Mikhalevski!
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  Richard Taylor: Good on Victor Mikhalevski! He is the same age as my son and has the same first name. But my son is not a chess player of his calibre...

But Mikhalevski has played some fine games as I see them above.

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  perfidious: Played Mikhalevski once, in an ICC event in spring 2001, the last time I faced a Gruenfeld; got waxed in my old favourite 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Bg5, which I used against players from duffer to GM.
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