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Mikhail M Yudovich Sr.
Number of games in database: 187
Years covered: 1931 to 1974

Overall record: +53 -52 =82 (50.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 French Defense (11) 
    C05 C17 C10 C04 C11
 Queen's Pawn Game (10) 
    A46 D05 A40 A41 D02
 Orthodox Defense (9) 
    D56 D69 D67 D55 D52
 Ruy Lopez (9) 
    C99 C89 C92 C63 C71
 Sicilian (8) 
    B88 B39 B75 B22 B58
 King's Indian (7) 
    E64 E70 E69 E97 E81
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (9) 
    C67 C61 C93 C71 C98
 French Defense (8) 
    C01 C07 C13 C09 C15
 Queen's Gambit Declined (6) 
    D39 D30 D37 D36
 Semi-Slav (6) 
    D45 D46 D43 D47
 King's Indian (6) 
    E70 E85 E61 E75 E72
 Orthodox Defense (6) 
    D55 D50 D67 D51 D62
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Fine vs M Yudovich Sr., 1937 0-1
   Panov vs M Yudovich Sr., 1937 0-1
   Panov vs M Yudovich Sr., 1936 0-1
   M Yudovich Sr. vs K Klaman, 1947 1-0
   M Yudovich Sr. vs Ragozin, 1937 1/2-1/2
   M Yudovich Sr. vs Polugaevsky, 1964 1-0
   M Yudovich Sr. vs Ilyin-Zhenevsky, 1937 1/2-1/2
   M Yudovich Sr. vs Levenfish, 1934 1/2-1/2
   P Romanovsky vs M Yudovich Sr., 1939 1/2-1/2
   F Bohatirchuk vs M Yudovich Sr., 1931 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   USSR Championship (1931)
   Leningrad (1934)
   USSR Championship 1934/35 (1934)
   USSR Championship (1939)
   USSR Championship (1947)

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(born Jun-08-1911, died Sep-19-1987, 76 years old) Russia

[what is this?]
Mikhail Mikhailovich Yudovich (Senior) was born in Roslavl. He was awarded the titles of IM in 1950, IMC in 1961 and GMC in 1973, and was USSR Correspondence Champion in 1966.

His son Mikhail M Yudovich Jr. was also a very strong player.

Wikipedia article: Mikhail Yudovich

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 187  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Bychek vs M Yudovich Sr.  0-1531931Ch URS (1/2 final)E70 King's Indian
2. Valdaev vs M Yudovich Sr.  0-1221931Ch URS (1/2 final)A48 King's Indian
3. M Yudovich Sr. vs Rokhlin  1-0331931Ch URS (1/2 final)D15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. N Sorokin vs M Yudovich Sr.  ½-½361931USSR ChampionshipD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. M Yudovich Sr. vs Kasparian  ½-½311931USSR ChampionshipB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
6. Goglidze vs M Yudovich Sr. 0-1481931USSR ChampionshipD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
7. M Yudovich Sr. vs A Budo  1-0471931USSR ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
8. I Mazel vs M Yudovich Sr.  0-1441931USSR ChampionshipA35 English, Symmetrical
9. M Yudovich Sr. vs V Sozin  ½-½301931USSR ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Alatortsev vs M Yudovich Sr.  1-0271931USSR ChampionshipE12 Queen's Indian
11. M Yudovich Sr. vs B Verlinsky  0-1491931USSR ChampionshipD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
12. Kan vs M Yudovich Sr.  0-1401931USSR ChampionshipD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. M Yudovich Sr. vs Zamikhovsky  1-0471931USSR ChampionshipB02 Alekhine's Defense
14. F Bohatirchuk vs M Yudovich Sr.  0-1611931USSR ChampionshipB10 Caro-Kann
15. Rauzer vs M Yudovich Sr.  1-0531931USSR ChampionshipD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. M Yudovich Sr. vs Botvinnik 0-1441931USSR ChampionshipC17 French, Winawer, Advance
17. Riumin vs M Yudovich Sr.  ½-½451931USSR ChampionshipC01 French, Exchange
18. M Yudovich Sr. vs V G Kirillov  ½-½341931USSR ChampionshipD05 Queen's Pawn Game
19. Lisitsin vs M Yudovich Sr.  ½-½771931USSR ChampionshipA15 English
20. M Yudovich Sr. vs Ilyin-Zhenevsky  1-0401931USSR ChampionshipC11 French
21. M Yudovich Sr. vs Dus Chotimirsky  1-0631932MoscowA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
22. A Sergeiev vs M Yudovich Sr.  0-1211932MoscowE70 King's Indian
23. M Yudovich Sr. vs F Bohatirchuk  ½-½631933USSR ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
24. Ragozin vs M Yudovich Sr.  1-0391933Leningrad-Moscow MatchE61 King's Indian
25. M Yudovich Sr. vs S Von Freymann  1-0241933USSR ChampionshipD05 Queen's Pawn Game
 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 187  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-08-05  Kangaroo: The game Fine vs M Yudovich Sr., 1937 should have been listed as the greatest achievement of this master!
Jun-30-05  Knight13: The game Fine vs M Yudovich Sr., 1937 became the Puzzle of the Day on June 30/05!
Jun-30-05  aw1988: It's just an opening trap.
Dec-16-05  stanleys: This man died in 1987
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  Benzol: He was known as "Mik-Mik" because of the patronymic second name Mikhailovich.
Jun-08-06  BIDMONFA: Mikhail M Yudovich Sr.

YUDOVICH, Mikhail M.

Sep-02-07  jenspetersson: I'm searching for a D81 (Grünfeld 4.Qb3) game with "Mik-Mik".

White was Belavenets (sometimes spelled Belawenez) and it was played in Moscow 1936. Any idea on where to find it?

Jun-08-09  WhiteRook48: he beat Fine?!
Apr-08-12  backrank: I've always wondered who might have been Yudovich Jr., but there seems nowhere any trace of this guy! Why is Yudovich always called Senior if there is no Junior of the same name?

BTW, one of the most remarkable games by Yudovich (Sr.!) is his short win over Kan with the black pieces (and NOT with the help of an opening trap, as in the case of his win over Fine):

[Event "Match"]
[Site "match"]
[White "Kan, Ilya"]
[Black "Yudovich, Mikhail M"]
[Date "1934.?.?"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "E34"]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 d5 5.cxd5 Qxd5 6.Nf3 c5 7.dxc5 Qxc5 8.Be3 Bxc3+ 9.bxc3 Qe7 10.g3 Nc6 11.Bg2 O-O 12.O-O e5 13.Rab1 Rd8 14.h3 Be6 15. Bg5 b6 16.Nd2 Rac8 17.Ne4 h6 18.Bxf6 gxf6 19.g4 f5 20.gxf5 Bxf5 21.e3 Rd6 22.Kh2 Rg6 23.f4 Kh8 24.Qf2 exf4 25.Qxf4 Rxg2+ 26.Kxg2 Qxe4+ 0-1

This game is featured in Chernev's excellent book 'The Russians Play Chess', where Chernev compares it to Capa's best efforts!

Apr-08-12  King Death: <backrank> But there is! Along with games here (Mikhail M Yudovich Jr.) you can find some more at
Apr-08-12  backrank: Thank you, now I see. But if you type 'Yudovich' into the search square, there comes only the Senior!
Nov-26-14  ljfyffe: Member of Soviet team first at CC Olympiad VI
(1968-1972) Final;VII Final (1972-76) first.
Jun-08-19  Pyrandus: General Judenich was his Father?

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