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Dimitri Borisovich Gurevich
D B Gurevich 
Photo courtesy of "WannaBe"  
Number of games in database: 1,280
Years covered: 1967 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2399 (2419 rapid, 2506 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2586

Overall record: +526 -318 =398 (58.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 38 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (103) 
    E99 E94 E92 E90 E97
 Nimzo Indian (72) 
    E42 E48 E46 E47 E40
 Queen's Pawn Game (64) 
    E00 A41 A40 D02 E10
 English, 1 c4 c5 (41) 
    A31 A34 A30 A35 A33
 English (41) 
    A15 A13 A10 A14 A17
 Semi-Slav (35) 
    D45 D43 D46 D47 D48
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (190) 
    B63 B64 B89 B22 B58
 Queen's Pawn Game (94) 
    A46 E10 A50 D02 A40
 Modern Benoni (79) 
    A70 A57 A61 A62 A58
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (62) 
    B63 B64 B60 B65 B68
 Pirc (43) 
    B07 B08 B09
 English, 1 c4 c5 (37) 
    A30 A31 A34 A36 A39
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   R A Ziatdinov vs D B Gurevich, 1995 0-1
   D B Gurevich vs C Hansen, 1986 1-0
   D B Gurevich vs R Rowley, 1990 1-0
   S Haubrich vs D B Gurevich, 1990 0-1
   L Ross vs D B Gurevich, 2004 0-1
   D B Gurevich vs Bisguier, 1983 1-0
   D J Strauss vs D B Gurevich, 1985 0-1
   C Van Buskirk vs D B Gurevich, 1987 0-1
   Blatny vs D B Gurevich, 1991 0-1
   D B Gurevich vs C Kuperman, 1978 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament 2001/02 (2001)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   12th Chicago Open (2003)
   Spring North American FIDE Invitational (2006)
   National Open (2007)
   US Championship (2008)
   US Championship 2006 (2006)
   US Championship 2003 (2003)
   HB Global Chess Challenge (2005)
   32nd World Open (2004)
   US Championship (2007)
   National Open (2006)
   Chessmaster US Championship 2005 (2004)
   Torneo Continental Americano (2003)
   American Continental Championship (2005)
   112th US Open (2011)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   USA Championship 1986 by Chessdreamer
   US Open 1994, Chicago by Phony Benoni
   US Open 1988, Boston by Phony Benoni
   US Open 1989, Chicago by Phony Benoni

   🏆 National Open
   D B Gurevich vs D Gordievsky (Jun-17-17) 0-1
   E Moradiabadi vs D B Gurevich (Jun-17-17) 1-0
   T Freitag vs D B Gurevich (Oct-11-15) 1-0
   S Sloan vs D B Gurevich (Jun-08-13) 0-1
   K W Troff vs D B Gurevich (Dec-28-12) 1/2-1/2

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(born Sep-11-1956, 64 years old) Russia (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Dimitri Borisovich Gurevich was born in Moscow in 1956, immigrated to the USA in 1980, and was awarded the GM title in 1983. He finished 1st at New York 1983 and 1st= at Jerusalem 1986, won the US Open in 1988, 1994, and 2012 (1st=), and the National Open in 2005. Most recently he won the US Senior Open in June 2019.

Wikipedia article: Dmitry Gurevich

Last updated: 2019-07-26 15:15:33

 page 1 of 52; games 1-25 of 1,280  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Malinin vs D B Gurevich 1-0411967KievA46 Queen's Pawn Game
2. D B Gurevich vs Balashov  1-0431974URSB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
3. Kharus vs D B Gurevich 0-1231975URSC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
4. Beliavsky vs D B Gurevich  ½-½271975URSA33 English, Symmetrical
5. D B Gurevich vs V Tukmakov  ½-½261976URSA48 King's Indian
6. V Arbakov vs D B Gurevich  0-1491978URSC12 French, McCutcheon
7. D B Gurevich vs S N Arkhipov 0-1291978MoscowB33 Sicilian
8. D B Gurevich vs C Kuperman 1-0311978URSA06 Reti Opening
9. D B Gurevich vs Gheorghiu  0-151198182nd US OpenE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
10. Gligoric vs D B Gurevich  1-0431981Lone PineA57 Benko Gambit
11. D B Gurevich vs Dzindzichashvili  1-0421981Lone PineE41 Nimzo-Indian
12. Soltis vs D B Gurevich 1-0221981Lone PineB89 Sicilian
13. D B Gurevich vs V McCambridge  0-1421981Lone PineE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
14. N Davies vs D B Gurevich  ½-½971981Lone PineB07 Pirc
15. D B Gurevich vs P Youngworth  ½-½341981Lone PineB12 Caro-Kann Defense
16. D Root vs D B Gurevich  ½-½541981Lone PineB20 Sicilian
17. D B Gurevich vs Hebert  ½-½191981Lone PineB86 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
18. A Kuligowski vs D B Gurevich  1-0481981Lone PineA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
19. D B Gurevich vs R Tomaszewski  1-0431981World U26 Team-chB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
20. M Wittwer vs D B Gurevich  1-0401981World U26 Team-chD02 Queen's Pawn Game
21. D B Gurevich vs P Van der Sterren 1-0251981Manchester Benedictine op 4thE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
22. D B Gurevich vs Keene  ½-½331981Manchester Benedictine op 4thB06 Robatsch
23. B Tiller vs D B Gurevich  1-0691982Gausdal IntA30 English, Symmetrical
24. D B Gurevich vs A Vinje-Gulbrandsen  1-0281982Gausdal IntD94 Grunfeld
25. D B Gurevich vs Fedorowicz  ½-½371982New YorkE41 Nimzo-Indian
 page 1 of 52; games 1-25 of 1,280  PGN Download
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  Ron: I met Dimitri once--he lives in my home town of Chicago. He's a little self-effacing.
May-22-04  Tigran Petrosian: I met him once too. He was at a tournament at the college of lake county.
Jun-01-04  Bears092: I met him in the Chicago Open this weekend...kinda.

Both me and my teammate finished our round 6 game early (an hour or so), so we were wandering around outside the tournament hall. My teammate went to a chess camp where Gurevich was teaching, so he knew him, so my teammate asked Dimitri how his game was going.

Gurevich angrily grunted at us and waved his hand.

We didn't learn until later that he drew that game against Alek Wojtkiewicz

Jun-01-04  Tigran Petrosian: Hey! I was at the Chicago Open too.
Jun-01-04  Bears092: really? What section did you play? How'd you do?
Jun-01-04  Tigran Petrosian: I was not playing.
Jun-01-04  Tigran Petrosian: Did you play?
Jun-01-04  Bears092: i got 5/7 in the U1200 section.

I probably shoulda got 5.5 though.

I ended up with $400 from it, so i'm still pretty happy

Jun-01-04  Tigran Petrosian: My most recent tournament (the one where I met Gurevich) I got 5th place in the reserve section and 2 huge upsets. I got a check for 106 dollars and I outperformed Gurevich's son Sam Schmakel. Gurevich and I talked about his games with Tal. What a tournament.
Aug-19-04  aw1988: Garry Kasparov lookalike!!
Mar-06-05  jsastre48: He is a very nice and non assuming man. Sam Schmakel is one of his talented students. Gurevich combines play with coaching and he is very strong in both, a class act!
Oct-02-05  aw1988: I don't know what it is, but Gurevich seriously looks like Kasparov. Does anyone else notice this, or am I losing my mind?
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  Sneaky: I just got my latest Chess Life in the mail, my first thought was "Oh look at Kasparov on the cover." Then I looked again. It was Gurevich!

Oct-02-05  aw1988: Oh, so I'm still sane. I'm trying to pinpoint which similarity it is... the eyes?
Nov-07-05  lopium: I'll guess the nose and hair's color.
Nov-20-05  jsastre48: They are quite friendly as Gurevich and his student Schmakel recently visited Kasparov in NY for a "tune up".
Dec-10-05  aw1988: I don't quite think so, lopium, but good guess... I'm still trying to figure it out...
Mar-16-06  waddayaplay: Yes, he's like a fatter Kasparov.
Apr-05-06  Chess Classics: <waddayaplay> Okay, THAT is a spooky image. The resemblance is there, and I'm not sure quite what it is...


Apr-07-06  AlexanderMorphy: lol yeah they do look similar!
Apr-07-06  DeepBlade: Relative of Mikhail Gurevich?

Really nice notable games!

Apr-11-06  Chess Classics: <DeepBlade: Relative of Mikhail Gurevich?>

Dimitry Gurevich is one of the three Gurevich brothers (Ilya, Dimitri, and Mikhail.)


Apr-11-06  wallytherhino: he is a little overshadowed by his brother mikhail
Apr-11-06  whiskeyrebel: maybe somebody should sponsor a 3 person family team tournament.
May-13-06  DeepBlade: Mikhail Gurevich plays in Turkey, which is a great honour to have him play there.

Overall record: Mikhail Gurevich beat Suat Atalik 1 to 0, with 1 draw.

M Gurevich vs S Atalik, 2006

Mikhail Gurevich's best game (in my opinion)
M Gurevich vs Short, 1990

Ilya's interresting game, his opening seems to challenge theory I Gurevich vs Nunn, 1992

Last but not least, Dimitri Gurevich
L Ross vs D Gurevich, 2004

Resilent, clean and modern play!

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