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Mikhail Mukhin
M Mukhin 
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Number of games in database: 107
Years covered: 1964 to 1977
Highest rating achieved in database: 2420

Overall record: +27 -27 =39 (50.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 14 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (16) 
    B44 B41 B87 B98 B70
 Nimzo Indian (10) 
    E41 E29 E54 E45 E47
 King's Indian (7) 
    E98 E63 E93 E92 E94
 Ruy Lopez (7) 
    C87 C89 C65 C91 C99
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (4) 
    C99 C87 C91 C89
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (19) 
    B93 B52 B90 B97 B51
 Sicilian Najdorf (9) 
    B93 B97 B90 B95
 King's Indian (7) 
    E98 E80 E93 E92 E66
 English (6) 
    A15 A16 A14
 Ruy Lopez (5) 
    C64 C95 C91 C69 C77
 Grunfeld (5) 
    D91 D86 D94 D80 D81
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Mukhin vs Huebner, 1972 1-0
   Alburt vs M Mukhin, 1972 1/2-1/2
   M Mukhin vs Liberzon, 1972 1/2-1/2
   M Mukhin vs V Zilberstein, 1972 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Azmiddin Khodzhaev Memorial (1975)
   Masters-Candidate Masters (1968)
   Sukhumi (1972)
   USSR Championship (1972)
   Moscow Championship (1970)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Sukhumi 1972 by WCC Editing Project

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(born Feb-19-1948, died May-04-1977, 29 years old) Kazakhstan

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Mikhail Alexandrovich Mukhin was born in Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan. He won the USSR junior championship in 1965.1 He was the Kazakhi junior representative in the <USSR Republics Team Championship 1967>, and played 1st board for Kazakhstan in two more USSR republics team championships in 1972 and 1975.2 In the USSR Championship (1972) he finished shared 2nd with Vladimir Savon and Gennady Kuzmin, behind Mikhail Tal, ahead of Vladimir Tukmakov, Yuri S Balashov, Evgeni Vasiukov, Semyon Furman, Vladimir Bagirov and Ratmir Kholmov. 3 His most notable international success came at <Sukhumi 1972>, where he finished 4th, behind Tal, Savon and Mark Taimanov, ahead of Alexander G Beliavsky, Kholmov, Jacob Murey, Lutz Espig, Robert Huebner, Karoly Honfi, Eduard Gufeld, Duncan Suttles, Hans Ree, Nino Kirov and Vlastimil Jansa. In 1974 FIDE awarded him the international master title.1

In 2011 Anatoly Vaisser published a biography of Mukhin entitled Unfinished Game, Unfinished Love... Mikhail Mukhin (1948-1977)5


1 Russian Wikipedia Wikipedia article: Мухин, Михаил Александрович

2 Olimpbase

3 Bernard Cafferty and Mark Taimanov, "The Soviet Championships" (Cadogen 1998), pp.157-159

4 Rusbase [rusbase-1]


Wikipedia article: Mikhail Mukhin

Last updated: 2022-02-19 17:07:19

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 109  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Suetin vs M Mukhin  1-0451964MinskC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
2. A Chistiakov vs M Mukhin  1-0421966Masters-Candidate MastersA35 English, Symmetrical
3. M Mukhin vs M Noakh  0-1741966Masters-Candidate MastersC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
4. M Mukhin vs V Adler  ½-½41196710th Soviet Team Championship qual-2B32 Sicilian
5. Kupreichik vs M Mukhin  0-154196710th Soviet Team Championship qual-2C77 Ruy Lopez
6. M Yudovich Jr. vs M Mukhin  1-0361968Masters-Candidate MastersA14 English
7. Razuvaev vs M Mukhin  1-0411968Masters-Candidate MastersD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
8. M Mukhin vs I Vatnikov  1-0391968Masters-Candidate MastersC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
9. M Mukhin vs S Feldman  1-0311968Masters-Candidate MastersB98 Sicilian, Najdorf
10. M Mukhin vs V Lepeshkin  ½-½471968Masters-Candidate MastersB83 Sicilian
11. Antoshin vs M Mukhin  1-0541969LeningradE92 King's Indian
12. Y Kotkov vs M Mukhin  0-1531970Moscow ChampionshipB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
13. Kholmov vs M Mukhin  0-1401970Moscow ChampionshipB50 Sicilian
14. M Mukhin vs O Moiseev  0-1321970Moscow ChampionshipB41 Sicilian, Kan
15. M Mukhin vs Podgaets  0-1341972URS-ch sfE45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
16. Kupreichik vs M Mukhin ½-½381972URSB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
17. M Mukhin vs Petrosian  ½-½20197212th Soviet Team-ch qual-2E41 Nimzo-Indian
18. M Mukhin vs Tal 0-129197212th Soviet Team-ch qual-2E46 Nimzo-Indian
19. Vaganian vs M Mukhin  0-133197212th Soviet Team-ch Final-BD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
20. G Borisenko vs M Mukhin 1-068197212th Soviet Team-ch Final-BD94 Grunfeld
21. M Mukhin vs V Liberzon  ½-½581972SukhumiB44 Sicilian
22. M Mukhin vs Kholmov  ½-½271972SukhumiE41 Nimzo-Indian
23. Jansa vs M Mukhin  ½-½331972SukhumiB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
24. M Mukhin vs K Honfi  1-0311972SukhumiB41 Sicilian, Kan
25. N Kirov vs M Mukhin  0-1391972SukhumiA15 English
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: It's been a good many years now, but Mikhail Mukhin was another promising young Soviet master who, if my memory hasn't totally failed me, passed on at a very early age, through illness.
Apr-09-07  Ziggurat: <perfidious> Thanks for this information.
Sep-17-07  percyblakeney: Mukhin had a couple of good results in 1972, first he participated in Suchumi and was leading after ten rounds, ahead of a field containing among others Tal, Taimanov and Savon. He ended up fourth (Tal won), but had players like Kholmov, Hübner and Gufeld 2-3 points behind.

A few months later he was one of the 22 players in the Soviet Championship in Baku. Once again Tal won, and Mukhin shared third (0.5 from second) after beating Bronstein and going +4. He didn't play any tournaments on the same level in his final years, and died at the age of 29 in 1977.

Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: My guess is that these players are identical:
Mikhail A Mukhin and Evgeny Mukhin

In the enourmous database there were a lot of Mukhin dublets, only differing in the first name.

May-24-14  siggemannen: Does anyone know details regarding his illness? He seemed promising indeed.
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  WCC Editing Project:

Rafael Vaganian (white) vs Mikhail A Mukhin (black)

<USSR Republics Team Championship>

Armenia vs Kazakhstan
Moscow URS, 9th March 1972
12th Soviet TCh final B, round 2

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Bc4 O-O 8. Ne2 c5 9. O-O Nc6 10. Be3 cxd4 11. cxd4 Na5 12. Bd3 Bg4 13. f3 Be6 14. d5 Bxa1 15. Qxa1 f6 16. Bh6 Re8 17. h4 Bf7 18. Nf4 Rc8 19. Kh1 Qc7 20. Qe1 Nc4 21. Qg3 b5 22. Re1 a6 23. e5 Nxe5 24. Bf5 Kh8 25. h5 g5 26. Nh3 Bxd5 27. Nxg5 e6 28. Nxh7 exf5 29. Nxf6 Nxf3 30. Bg7 Qxg7 31. Qxg7 Kxg7 32. Nxe8 Kf8 33. h6 Bg8 0-1


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  WCC Editing Project:


Mikhail A Mukhin and Evgeny Mukhin are definitely different players.

At the <USSR Republics Team Championship 1972>, Mikhail Mukhin played for Kazakhstan and Evgeny Mukhin played for Uzbekistan.

You can see them both here in the player list from this event:

Jul-27-17  Eagle41257: He suffered from this illness:
Feb-19-19  wordfunph: too young at 29, rest in peace IM Mukhin..

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