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Alexander Stripunsky
Number of games in database: 390
Years covered: 1990 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2492 (2581 rapid, 2544 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2597

Overall record: +149 -82 =127 (59.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 32 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (61) 
    B50 B22 B25 B30 B96
 Ruy Lopez (29) 
    C77 C65 C80 C78 C69
 King's Indian Attack (24) 
 French Defense (14) 
    C00 C11 C04 C15 C03
 Caro-Kann (11) 
    B13 B10 B12 B11
 French (10) 
    C00 C11
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (76) 
    B42 B43 B40 B30 B23
 Sicilian Kan (48) 
    B42 B43 B41
 Semi-Slav (35) 
    D45 D43 D44 D47 D46
 Slav (15) 
    D12 D11 D10 D13 D15
 Queen's Pawn Game (13) 
    D02 D00 A40 A50 A45
 King's Indian Attack (6) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Stripunsky vs N Managadze, 2012 1-0
   S Kriventsov vs Stripunsky, 2004 0-1
   Goldin vs Stripunsky, 2004 0-1
   D Ippolito vs Stripunsky, 2007 0-1
   J Kleiman vs Stripunsky, 2001 0-1
   Stripunsky vs Granda Zuniga, 1998 1-0
   Stripunsky vs Shabalov, 2012 1-0
   Dreev vs Stripunsky, 2001 0-1
   Stripunsky vs Seirawan, 2012 1-0
   Sevillano vs Stripunsky, 2007 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   World Open (2007)
   Chessmaster US Championship 2005 (2004)
   Philadelphia Open (2010)
   Volgograd (1994)
   US Championship 2006 (2006)
   United States Championship (2002)
   Foxwoods Open (2007)
   United States Championship (2003)
   US Championship (2010)
   US Championship (2007)
   Politiken Cup (2007)
   Foxwoods Open (2008)
   102nd US Open (2001)
   34th World Open (2006)
   HB Global Chess Challenge (2005)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   1996 Hoogovens (group B) by gauer

   🏆 PRO League Group Stage
   B Amin vs Stripunsky (Feb-22-17) 1-0, rapid
   S Abrahams vs Stripunsky (Feb-22-17) 0-1, rapid
   Stripunsky vs Dominguez Perez (Feb-22-17) 0-1, rapid
   Stripunsky vs R Gonzalez (Feb-22-17) 0-1, rapid
   Stripunsky vs O Barbosa (Feb-15-17) 1/2-1/2, rapid

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(born Aug-18-1970, 52 years old) Ukraine (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Alexander Yevgenyevich Stripunsky was born in Ukraine, 1970.

He played as often as he could, especially at the Marshall Chess Club, where he frequently won the New York Masters weekly rapid tournament. He earned the GM title in 1998.

Some highlights in GM Stripunsky's career include: US Championship, First Place tie, 2005, coach of the US Women's Olympiad Team, Continental Open Champion 2008, National Congress Champion, 1st Place, and Philadelphia Open (2010), 1st Place tie. He won the state of New Jersey championship in 1999.

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Last updated: 2020-12-11 09:54:59

 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 449  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Huzman vs Stripunsky  1-0411990Ukrainian ChampionshipD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
2. Stripunsky vs A G Panchenko  0-1451990Ukrainian ChampionshipB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
3. Stripunsky vs N Kushch  1-0351990Ukrainian ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
4. Stripunsky vs V Moskalenko  0-1541990Ukrainian ChampionshipC00 French Defense
5. Stripunsky vs A Frolov  ½-½611990Ukrainian ChampionshipC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
6. V Karpman vs Stripunsky  1-0471990Ukrainian ChampionshipD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. Stripunsky vs G Ginsburg ½-½81990Ukrainian ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
8. Y Kruppa vs Stripunsky  1-0381990Ukrainian ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
9. Stripunsky vs Brodsky 1-081990KhersonA05 Reti Opening
10. L Shmuter vs Stripunsky  ½-½141990Ukrainian ChampionshipC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
11. Brodsky vs Stripunsky  ½-½111990Ukrainian ChampionshipC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
12. V Karpman vs Stripunsky  ½-½71991Belavenets Memorial OpenC01 French, Exchange
13. Stripunsky vs O Svirin  1-0781991Belavenets Memorial OpenC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
14. Stripunsky vs G Tunik  0-1421991Belavenets Memorial OpenB40 Sicilian
15. V Zhelnin vs Stripunsky  1-0441991Belavenets Memorial OpenB32 Sicilian
16. M Vasiliev vs Stripunsky  ½-½441991Belavenets Memorial OpenB32 Sicilian
17. Stripunsky vs I Mosionzhik  1-0551991Belavenets Memorial OpenB01 Scandinavian
18. V Gagarin vs Stripunsky  1-0391991Belavenets Memorial OpenD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
19. Stripunsky vs I I Khudiakov  1-0291991Belavenets Memorial OpenB01 Scandinavian
20. Stripunsky vs I Gaponenko  1-0401991Belavenets Memorial OpenB30 Sicilian
21. V Golod vs Stripunsky  ½-½161991Ukrainian ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
22. S Guliev vs Stripunsky  ½-½791992Ostrava opD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
23. F Sideifzade vs Stripunsky  ½-½111992Stare Mesto opD14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
24. V Vepkhvishvili vs Stripunsky  0-1371992Fera VranaD02 Queen's Pawn Game
25. Stripunsky vs Dreev  0-1351993Rostov-on-Don OpenC11 French
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Dec-03-04  SnoopDogg: Oh fo shizzle dogg, I remember when I gots second to Stripunsky in a 30 minute action tournament in New York of '98. I was the only brotha in the tournament too. Shiz.
Dec-04-04  Poisonpawns: 1998?? its 2004 fellas, maybe Stripunsky is a tad bit stronger!? The terminator Stripunsky will be at least sharing first place in this tourney after its all said and done.
Dec-05-04  whiskeyrebel: Congrats to Stripunsky! His round 9 game was exciting for sure featuring an attack with pieces seemingly hanging everywhere. I recommend you all check it out. I'll be following the playoff tommorow for sure.
Dec-07-04  Knight13: <Overall record: +46 -14 =36 (66.7%)*> That's pretty high.
Dec-09-04  KTKnight86: Alex wears the glasses because of his car accident in Memphis, not to be rude or hide his eyes, think about it and dont be so quick to judge. Not to mention that having surgery on an eye can make it extremely sensitive to light, especially at a highly publicized event like this one.
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  cu8sfan: Remember Teimour Radjabov and his sunglasses in Libya?
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  WTHarvey: Here are some chess diagrams of crucial positions in Alexander's games.
Apr-11-05  white pawn: From

"To top it off, it finished in a stalemate after Serper played a cute piece sacrifice to create a book draw fortress."

There's a word I thought I'd never hear when describing a chess move. Does cute mean something different in "chess talk"?

Jul-13-05  robmtchl: Alex played in the Chess Masterminds event this last week in Nashville, Tennessee. The show will air on Television in the US and via satellite world wide.
Aug-27-05  woodenbishop: Did Stripunsky get in an auto accident in Memphis, TN? If so, where can I find articles relating to this matter?
Oct-15-05  Amber Berglund: Oh Honey, that accident was ages ago. Just move on and let him wear his sunglasses. To an earlier poster, Spassky69, sweetheart, I live with my darling, beloved Wojo. I don't know if we will get married, because there's some kind of weird tax situaion. I've had too much Sake. I always get into trouble when I drink too much Sake. So, I won't say much. But Stipunsky is fabulous. Really a nice guy. Sunglasses are sexy, honey. Sunglasses on a sexy russian are even sexier. Stripunsky is pimping that look. Accident or not, he's making it work.
Nov-06-06  BIDMONFA: Alexander Stripunsky


Aug-02-08  Jesspatrick: Here's to you Alex for your win in the Continental Open.

Just so you know. Stripunsky is a fierce competitor at the board, but when the clocks are stopped, you couldn't hope to meet a nicer guy.

Aug-18-08  ravel5184: Hipy papy bthuthdth thuthda bthuthdy!
Aug-18-08  dx9293: <Jesspatrick> Yes, Alex is a nice, very quiet guy. He almost never speaks!

I've also never seen better posture at the chessboard...

Sep-02-08  Open Defence: any relation of Monty, Full ? :)
May-16-09  myschkin: . . .

The former Soviet Union is often thought to be the breeding ground for top players. In Stripunsky’s case, his largest leap of improvement came after he moved to the United States, in 1997. At this time, he switched many of his main lines, such as his White Open Sicilian to offbeat lines in the closed Sicilian. He often catches his opponents off guard in systems they've never seen, let alone studied. Meanwhile, Alex can relax. Stripunsky is a specialist in finding positions that are easy for him to play. (source:

Married to WFM Julia Shiber

Aug-18-09  WhiteRook48: Happy borthday
Aug-18-09  akapovsky: Who wrote this guy's bio?! <he is a GM>
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  Tabanus: Philadelphia Open 2010 (United States of America), final ranking crosstable:

May-23-10  SufferingBruin: More biographical information from the current leader of the US Open:

Jan-05-12  wordfunph: 1998 Manhattan Chess Club October International:

GM Alexander Stripunsky greeted Jay Bonin with the words, "I'm sorry." When Jay asked him what he was sorry about, Stripunsky replied, "You are the only player enough to lose to me in this tournament!"

Jan-05-12  Shams: <wordfunph> Again with the cryptic quotes. :)

<Stripunsky replied, "You are the only player ____ enough to lose to me in this tournament!">

Is the omitted word yours, or Stripunsky's? Is the word "bad"?

Jan-05-12  wordfunph: <Shams> that was the original quote, i didn't omit any word.

see you again tomorrow :)

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  Penguincw: Happy 44th birthday to GM Alexander Stripunsky.
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