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Yury Dokhoian
Y Dokhoian 

Number of games in database: 336
Years covered: 1984 to 1994
Last FIDE rating: 2580
Overall record: +96 -48 =191 (57.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Indian (25) 
    E12 E15 E17 E19 E16
 King's Indian (23) 
    E73 E97 E92 E91 E76
 Orthodox Defense (16) 
    D55 D58 D60 D63 D62
 Queen's Gambit Declined (13) 
    D31 D39 D36 D35
 Grunfeld (12) 
    D85 D86 D87 D70 D94
 Bogo Indian (11) 
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (46) 
    C07 C18 C02 C11 C19
 French Tarrasch (23) 
    C07 C09 C08 C05
 Sicilian (17) 
    B23 B58 B51 B31 B60
 Slav (16) 
    D17 D18 D15 D12 D13
 Nimzo Indian (12) 
    E32 E46 E48 E21 E38
 Queen's Indian (11) 
    E15 E12 E16 E13
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Epishin vs Y Dokhoian, 1986 0-1
   Y Dokhoian vs Kramnik, 1994 1/2-1/2
   Y Dokhoian vs Shabalov, 1994 1-0
   Y Dokhoian vs Vaganian, 1994 1/2-1/2
   Kamsky vs Y Dokhoian, 1987 0-1
   Y Dokhoian vs Dolmatov, 1988 1/2-1/2
   A Rodriguez Cespedes vs Y Dokhoian, 1988 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   URS-ch semifinal Aktyubinsk (1985)
   USSR Team Championship (1988)
   Copenhagen Open (1991)
   Tigran Petrosian Memorial (1988)
   Werfen Open-A (1991)
   Cuxhaven Open (1993)
   URS-ch otbor Blagoveshchensk (1988)
   Budapest Spring Open (1988)
   URS-ch53 First League Kharkiv (1985)
   USSR Championship (Young Masters) (1987)
   Rome Open (1990)
   Hoogovens (1990)
   URS-ch Young Masters (1988)
   Cattolica Open (1993)
   17th World Open (1989)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1990 by suenteus po 147

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(born Oct-26-1964, died Jul-01-2021, 56 years old) Russia
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Yuri Rafaelovich Dokhoian was awarded the Grandmaster title in 1988. He finished third at Erevan 1988 and was long a second for Garry Kasparov. He died of COVID-19 on July 1, 2021.

Wikipedia article: Yury Dokhoian

Last updated: 2022-10-09 20:18:06

 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 336  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Y Dokhoian vs Oll  0-1401984Sochi JuniorsE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
2. S Gorelov vs Y Dokhoian  ½-½211985URS-ch semifinal AktyubinskA33 English, Symmetrical
3. Y Dokhoian vs V N Kozlov  ½-½381985URS-ch semifinal AktyubinskD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
4. Y Dokhoian vs M Iailian  ½-½311985URS-ch semifinal AktyubinskE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
5. Y Dokhoian vs V Loginov  ½-½201985URS-ch semifinal AktyubinskE74 King's Indian, Averbakh, 6...c5
6. Y Dokhoian vs V Seredenko  ½-½231985URS-ch semifinal AktyubinskE73 King's Indian
7. Y Dokhoian vs Yermolinsky ½-½301985URS-ch semifinal AktyubinskD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
8. Y Dokhoian vs A Panchenko  1-0501985URS-ch semifinal AktyubinskD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. Z Gofshtein vs Y Dokhoian  ½-½221985URS-ch semifinal AktyubinskA04 Reti Opening
10. Tseshkovsky vs Y Dokhoian ½-½541985URS-ch semifinal AktyubinskB23 Sicilian, Closed
11. Dvoirys vs Y Dokhoian  ½-½301985URS-ch semifinal AktyubinskC07 French, Tarrasch
12. Y Dokhoian vs A V Kharitonov  ½-½201985URS-ch semifinal AktyubinskD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. Y Dokhoian vs A I Petrushin  1-0441985URS-ch semifinal AktyubinskE68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
14. V Vorotnikov vs Y Dokhoian  ½-½531985URS-ch semifinal AktyubinskA07 King's Indian Attack
15. N Rashkovsky vs Y Dokhoian  ½-½331985URS-ch semifinal AktyubinskD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
16. Y Dokhoian vs G Giorgadze  ½-½231985URS-ch semifinal AktyubinskD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. A Kachur vs Y Dokhoian  ½-½261985URS-ch semifinal AktyubinskA46 Queen's Pawn Game
18. F Sideifzade vs Y Dokhoian  0-1501985URS-ch semifinal AktyubinskD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
19. Y Dokhoian vs G Kuzmin ½-½401985URS-ch53 First League KharkivD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
20. K Lerner vs Y Dokhoian  1-0321985URS-ch53 First League KharkivD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
21. V Eingorn vs Y Dokhoian  ½-½521985URS-ch53 First League KharkivD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
22. B Gurgenidze vs Y Dokhoian  0-1341985URS-ch53 First League KharkivB23 Sicilian, Closed
23. Y Dokhoian vs Bareev  ½-½151985URS-ch53 First League KharkivA30 English, Symmetrical
24. Y Dokhoian vs Chekhov 1-0361985URS-ch53 First League KharkivA20 English
25. G Zaichik vs Y Dokhoian  1-0321985URS-ch53 First League KharkivB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 336  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-18-04  acirce: Kasparov's second right?
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  Zenchess: Yes, he's Kasparov's long-time second.
Oct-23-05  WMD: <There are two Dokhoians. Dokhoian on his own and Dokhoian within Kasparov or his mother's field of tension. When he is on his own, Dokhoian does not mind a chat, but he isn't often on his own. He spends most of the day in Kasparov's company. Analysing together or talking together about what they have analysed. When you meet Dokhoian together with Kasparov, he has a commendable knack of knowing his place. Unsmiling and serious, he looks ahead of himself in silence, absent-mindedly, as if he doesn't notice when people are talking next to him. Why put in a word if you risk it being the wrong one? What is to be done or what is to be discussed is determined by Kasparov. When they go to a restaurant together, Kasparov decides what Dokhoian will have.> Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam, Linares! A Journey into the Heart of Chess
Oct-23-05  azaris: You're clearly overexaggerating. From the third picture it is clear they are not in fact joined at the hip:

Oct-26-06  BIDMONFA: Yuri Dokhoian


Aug-13-09  arsen387: Dokhoian is an Armenian GM, now representing Russia. He was Kasparov's long-time second and now he is the second of Karjakin after the latter also 'switched' to Russia.
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  GrahamClayton: One of the stipulations of Dokhoian's contract with the Russian Chess Federation is that he is forbidden from coaching/training non-Russian players.
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  Stonehenge: RIP GM Dokhoian, another death caused by the Coronavirus.
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  MissScarlett: I was worried just on seeing his name in the list of <Recent Kibitzing>.
Jul-02-21  Z truth 000000001:
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  MissScarlett: His face, especially the mouth, reminds me of William John Donaldson, but John has more hair, obviously.
Jul-03-21  Eastfrisian: R.I.P. GM Dokhoian.
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  MissScarlett: Still waiting for to acknowledge his passing. Perhaps he's preparing a fitting tribute.
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  HeMateMe: <7/3/2021 ? The chess world mourns the passing of Yury Dohkoian. The successful coach and long-time second of Garry Kasparov died on July 1 in Moscow due to a Covid-19 infection. | Photo: Eteri Kublashvili / Russian Chess Federation>


<or many years, he worked for Garry Kasparov as a trainer and second until Kasparov retired from tournament chess in 2005. From 2006 to 2011, Dokhoian was trainer of the Russian women?s national team and won the gold medal with them at the Women?s Chess Olympiad in Khanty-Mansiysk. He also coached Tatiana and Nadezhda Kosintseva and helped them to reach top spots in the world ranking. From 2011 to 2015, Yury Dokhoian was coach of the Russian men?s team.

In 2009, Dokhoian began a collaboration with Sergey Karjakin. Dokhoian also coached many other Russian talents, including Andrey Esipenko.

In 2007, FIDE awarded him the title of senior coach.

Yury Dokhoian died of a Covid-19 infection on 1 July 2021 in Moscow. He was 56 years old.>

with karjakan and Kosteniuk


with the boss


Jul-05-21  Albertan:
Jul-05-21  Ron: Rest In Peace
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"That's Garry's cook." ROTF

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  MissScarlett: When did he start working with Kasparov as a second? Friedel states: <I met Yury in the early days of my association with Garry Kasparov,> but since Friedel knew Kasparov from the mid-1980s, can this be correct? Both his main recollections date to the period 1996-97. Of course, it's possible that Dokhoian worked with Kasparov long before he became his main second (and unofficial bodyguard).
Jul-07-21  Albertan:
Jul-23-21  Albertan:
Sep-04-21  Albertan: Yuri Dokhoian and Evgeny Sveshnikov Posthumously awarded with CFR Golden Badge:

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