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Semen I Dvoirys
Number of games in database: 703
Years covered: 1974 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2482 (2413 rapid, 2370 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2615

Overall record: +270 -145 =280 (59.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 8 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (139) 
    B33 B93 B76 B62 B32
 Ruy Lopez (73) 
    C78 C67 C92 C60 C82
 French Defense (61) 
    C02 C03 C07 C09 C05
 French Tarrasch (30) 
    C03 C07 C05 C09 C04
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (26) 
    B62 B64 B65 B67 B61
 Sicilian Najdorf (26) 
    B93 B90 B92 B91 B96
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (155) 
    B90 B92 B22 B51 B93
 Sicilian Najdorf (84) 
    B90 B92 B93 B91 B96
 Grunfeld (81) 
    D85 D86 D80 D76 D99
 English, 1 c4 c5 (28) 
    A30 A33 A37 A34 A35
 English (14) 
 English, 1 c4 e5 (11) 
    A29 A28 A25 A22
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Dvoirys vs S Poliantsev, 1987 1-0
   Dvoirys vs Timoshchenko, 1988 1-0
   Dvoirys vs G Feher, 1991 1-0
   Dvoirys vs Khalifman, 1997 1-0
   K Moutousis vs Dvoirys, 1993 0-1
   M de Jong vs Dvoirys, 2003 0-1
   U Atakisi vs Dvoirys, 2003 0-1
   Balashov vs Dvoirys, 1992 1/2-1/2
   L Hazai vs Dvoirys, 1982 0-1
   Dvoirys vs D Kudischewitsch, 2015 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Chelyabinsk (1989)
   Groningen op (1994)
   Chigorin Memorial (2000)
   Russian Championship (1996)
   Chigorin Memorial (1982)
   Russian Championship (2003)
   Chigorin Memorial (1999)
   Groningen op (1993)
   Russian Championship (2000)
   Cappelle la Grande (2007)
   Russian Championship Higher League (2013)
   Aeroflot Open (2004)
   Novgorod Open (1999)
   Aeroflot Open (2002)
   European Championship (2015)

   🏆 Kfar Sava GM
   Dvoirys vs E Rozen (Jun-05-21) 0-1
   Loic Travadon vs Dvoirys (Jun-04-21) 1-0
   Dvoirys vs M Efroimski (Jun-03-21) 1/2-1/2
   Flom (Battaglini) vs Dvoirys (Jun-02-21) 1-0
   Dvoirys vs Guy Levin (May-29-21) 1-0

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(born Nov-02-1958, 62 years old) Russia

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Semyon Isaakovich Dvoirys is a Grandmaster (1990).

Wikipedia article: Semen Dvoirys

Last updated: 2020-12-10 05:43:44

 page 1 of 29; games 1-25 of 703  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Dolmatov vs Dvoirys  0-1341974VolgogradB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
2. Dvoirys vs Kasparov ½-½451975BakuB89 Sicilian
3. Dvoirys vs M Lifljandcik  1-0231975URS-ch U18C89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
4. Taimanov vs Dvoirys  1-0311980USSRD80 Grunfeld
5. Dvoirys vs Chekhov  1-0311980RSFSRB33 Sicilian
6. Chiburdanidze vs Dvoirys 1-0291980URS-ch48 sfB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
7. Tseshkovsky vs Dvoirys  1-0781981Chigorin MemorialB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
8. A Sokolov vs Dvoirys  ½-½401981URS SpartakiadB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
9. Dvoirys vs Kengis  1-0381981?B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
10. Dvoirys vs L Espig  1-0611981Chigorin MemorialB83 Sicilian
11. Dvoirys vs Chiburdanidze 1-0241982URS-ch YMB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
12. Dvoirys vs Kengis  1-0411982?B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
13. L Hazai vs Dvoirys 0-1291982Chigorin MemorialB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
14. Ftacnik vs Dvoirys 0-1491982Chigorin MemorialD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
15. Dvoirys vs Chandler 1-0671982Chigorin MemorialB50 Sicilian
16. Dvoirys vs Pigusov  ½-½381982Chigorin MemorialB36 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
17. Geller vs Dvoirys  1-0311982Chigorin MemorialB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
18. S Semkov vs Dvoirys  0-1571982Chigorin MemorialD76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
19. P Nikolic vs Dvoirys  1-0241982Chigorin MemorialD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
20. Dvoirys vs Razuvaev  ½-½191982Chigorin MemorialB83 Sicilian
21. Dvoirys vs Psakhis  1-0401982Chigorin MemorialC07 French, Tarrasch
22. Speelman vs Dvoirys  ½-½221982Chigorin MemorialA15 English
23. Tal vs Dvoirys  ½-½151982Chigorin MemorialA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
24. Dvoirys vs Romanishin  ½-½501982Chigorin MemorialC87 Ruy Lopez
25. A N Panchenko vs Dvoirys  ½-½181982Chigorin MemorialC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
 page 1 of 29; games 1-25 of 703  PGN Download
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Oct-30-04  Knight13: I never knew who the heck he was until today, "the player of the day."
Nov-02-06  BIDMONFA: Semen I Dvoirys


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  plang: Certainly one of his best games was his nice attacking win over Khalifman in the 1997 russian championship which was voted 4th best game in Informant #69 but it is not included in this database.
Apr-05-07  wordfun: He obtained his GM title in 1990.
Apr-05-07  veigaman: What a name! He must be a player with testicles:)
May-29-07  Vash854: Actualy in Russian the second e has 2 dots over it which is pronounced like Semyon (roughly), but in English they don't have such a letter so they write Semen (I carry the same name btw).
Oct-22-08  Karpova: Hans Ree in "One Hundred Percent Chessplayer" from December 1997:

<Dvoirys had been in Leeuwarden before and once he had thrown his shoe through the tournament hall after a defeat. He always came with a few companions and this time his companions had told the Leeuwarden organizers that during a tournament in France, a few weeks earlier, they had worried about Dvoirys, because they had noticed that during the night he had disappeared. It was only after a long search that they had found him, in the woods near a hollow tree where every day he had been hiding food, picnicking in the middle of night.

As long as Dvoirys was doing well in the tournament we noticed nothing peculiar about him, but in the seventh round against Bosboom he suffered the first of three consecutive defeats and in despair he broke a block of chocolate in to little pieces, threw them all about and then went to collect them, searching under his own and his neighbor's table. They were quite surprised when, in the heat of battle, they suddenly found another player crawling under their legs. "Gentlemen please, serious games in progress!" is the traditional arbiter's call to order, but the arbiter was speechless and anyway, his words would have been powerless.

After losing to Lobron in the last round, Dvoirys kneeled and beat his head three times on the floor with great force. I did not see it, for I was outside the building smoking a cigarette - yes, Americans, the anti-smoking brigade has reached our shores, but in defence of the rules committee it has to be said that we played in a museum among paintings of seventeenth century masters - and I barely saw how Dvoirys came hurrying out of the building at full speed only missing hitting a wall of the Chancellery by sheer luck before disappearing out of sight.

The chief organizer told us that once in Russia Dvoirys had beaten his head until it bled with his opponent's queen that he had just captured. "This is not quite true," said Russian grandmaster Gleizerov. "It was a knight. The knight is very sharp in Russia. His behavior has to be explained by the fact that he is a one hundred percent chessplayer. Chess is his life.''>

Feb-22-09  MarvinTsai: Nice sharing, <Karpova>, considering this game: Dvoirys vs Wang Yue, 2007 , he must have been quite upset at the end.
Mar-18-09  Whitehat1963: Okay, come on. SERIOUSLY!
Mar-18-09  I Like Fish: a hundred per cent...
Nov-02-09  DarthStapler: I hear this guy is an "up and cumming" player
Jul-23-10  wolfmaster: I bet he doesn't play much now; the climax of his career was a while ago.
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  wordfunph: watta name!

happy birthday Semen..

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  Stonehenge: Russian pronounciation has everything to do with where the emphasis lies. For example Roman is pronounced as Raman, with the emphasis on the last a. The second e in Semen is actually a 'jo' (jolka) -no, not 'djo' as in English. In spoken language it's something like Siemjon -jon *not* being pronounced as John.
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  FSR: His name is "Semen"? Come now.
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <FSR> Here's another variant of Simon in Russian, featuring a better-known player: Semyon Abramovich Furman.
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  FSR: <perfidious> There's also Simen Agdestein.
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  perfidious: <FSR> A while ago, I worked with a guy whose last name was Siemen. He was a real drip-pun very much intended!
Jul-19-13  Wyatt Gwyon: Nobody ever accused him of firing blanks.
Oct-10-13  PhilFeeley: Missing this titanic struggle. Black survives a fierce attack to emerge 2 pawns up to the end:

Lputian, Smbat G 2540, Dvoirys, Semen I 2440
D87, 1988

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Bc4 c5 8.Ne2 Nc6 9.Be3 cxd4 10.cxd4 Qa5+ 11.Kf1 Bd7 12.h4 Rc8 13.Rc1 0-0 14.h5 e6 15.hxg6 hxg6 16.Qd3 b5 17.Bb3 Nb4 18.Qd2 Rxc1+ 19.Nxc1 Nc6 20.Qd3 b4 21.Ne2 Rd8 22.Bh6 Bxd4 23.Qh3 Bf6 24.Be3 Bc8 25.Nf4 Ne7 26.Kg1 Qe5 27.Qh7+ Kf8 28.Rh3 Qxe4 29.Ba4 Bd7 30.Nh5 Be5 31.Bh6+ Ke8 32.Ng7+ Bxg7 33.Bxd7+ Kxd7 34.Qxg7 Qe1+ 35.Kh2 Qxf2 36.Bg5 Kc6 37.Rf3 Qc5 38.Be3 Qh5+ 39.Rh3 Qf5 40.Rf3 Qd5 41.Qxf7 Rh8+ 42.Kg1 Qd1+ 43.Rf1 Qd6 44.Rc1+ Kb7 45.Bc5 Qh2+ 46.Kf1 Rh7 47.Qf3+ Nd5 48.a3 Qf4 49.Qxf4 Nxf4 50.Rb1 Nd3 51.Bg1 a5 52.Ke2 Rd7 53.Be3 Kc6 54.axb4 Nxb4 55.Rc1+ Kb7 56.Rc4 e5 57.Rg4 Rg7 58.Rg5 Nc6 59.Kd3 Kc7 60.Bc5 Kd7 61.Ke4 Ke6 62.Rg3 Nd8 63.Rb3 Rc7 64.Bb6 Rc4+ 65.Kd3 Ra4 66.Rc3 Nf7 67.Rc6+ Kf5 68.g4+ Rxg4 69.Bxa5 Rg3+ 70.Ke2 g5 71.Bb4 g4 72.Be7 Ng5 73.Rf6+ Ke4 74.Kf2 Rb3 75.Rg6 Nh3+ 76.Kf1 Rb1+ 0-1

Jul-05-15  maxi: I understand he is a seminal player in Russian chess.
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  offramp: A tournament in his honour:

The Dvoirys Always Open.

Nov-02-19  botvinnik64: Strong theoretician in the Sicilian. Look at his earlier games against some heavy-hitters from the USSR.
Sep-07-20  lonchaney: <PhilFeeley>
I tried submit it in this form:
[Event "International"]
[Site ""]
[Date "1988.??.??"]
[White "Lputian,Smbat"]
[Black "Dvoirys,Semen"]
[Round ""]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D86"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Bc4 c5 8. Ne2 Nc6 9. Be3 cxd4 10. cxd4 Qa5+ 11. Kf1 Bd7 12. h4 Rc8 13. Rc1 O-O 14. h5 e6 15. hxg6 hxg6 16. Qd3 b5 17. Bb3 Nb4 18. Qd2 Rxc1+ 19. Nxc1 Nc6 20. Qd3 b4 21. Ne2 Rd8 22. Bh6 Bxd4 23. Qh3 Bf6 24. Be3 Bc8 25. Nf4 Ne7 26. Kg1 Qe5 27. Qh7+ Kf8 28. Rh3 Qxe4 29. Ba4 Bd7 30. Nh5 Be5 31. Bh6+ Ke8 32. Ng7+ Bxg7 33. Bxd7+ Kxd7 34. Qxg7 Qe1+ 35. Kh2 Qxf2 36. Bg5 Kc6 37. Rf3 Qc5 38. Be3 Qh5+ 39. Rh3 Qf5 40. Rf3 Qd5 41. Qxf7 Rh8+ 42. Kg1 Qd1+ 43. Rf1 Qd6 44. Rc1+ Kb7 45. Bc5 Qh2+ 46. Kf1 Rh7 47. Qf3+ Nd5 48. a3 Qf4 49. Qxf4 Nxf4 50. Rb1 Nd3 51. Bg1 a5 52. Ke2 Rd7 53. Be3 Kc6 54. axb4 Nxb4 55. Rc1+ Kb7 56. Rc4 e5 57. Rg4 Rg7 58. Rg5 Nc6 59. Kd3 Kc7 60. Bc5 Kd7 61. Ke4 Ke6 62. Rg3 Nd8 63. Rb3 Rc7 64. Bb6 Rc4+ 65. Kd3 Ra4 66. Rc3 Nf7 67. Rc6+ Kf5 68. g4+ Rxg4 69. Bxa5 Rg3+ 70. Ke2 g5 71. Bb4 g4 72. Be7 Ng5 73. Rf6+ Ke4 74. Kf2 Rb3 75. Rg6 Nh3+ 76. Kf1 Rb1+ 0-1

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  vonKrolock: Lputian, Smbat G (2540)
Dvoirys, Semen I (2440)
Event: URS-ch FL56
Site: Simferopol
Round: ? Date: ??/??/1988
ECO: D87 Score: 0-1


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