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Mikhail Yudovich Sr.
M Yudovich Sr. 
1933 USSR Championship Kan , Riumin , Mikhail Yudovich Sr. and Sorokin  
Number of games in database: 243
Years covered: 1927 to 1982

Overall record: +83 -66 =94 (53.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 French Defense (14) 
    C07 C10 C05 C17 C12
 Queen's Pawn Game (14) 
    A46 D05 A40 D02 A50
 Ruy Lopez (14) 
    C73 C71 C99 C67 C78
 Sicilian (12) 
    B88 B40 B22 B39 B54
 Orthodox Defense (9) 
    D56 D63 D67 D69 D52
 King's Indian (7) 
    E64 E81 E70 E69 E98
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (13) 
    C07 C05 C12 C01 C15
 Ruy Lopez (11) 
    C67 C65 C86 C71 C61
 Sicilian (10) 
    B46 B90 B65 B20 B32
 Grunfeld (7) 
    D96 D81 D78 D85 D83
 King's Indian (7) 
    E70 E85 E61 E72 E75
 Semi-Slav (7) 
    D45 D47 D43 D48 D46
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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 Ilyin-Zhenevsky, 1937 1/2-1/2
   M Yudovich Sr. vs Polugaevsky, 1964 1-0
   P Romanovsky vs M Yudovich Sr., 1939 1/2-1/2
   M Yudovich Sr. vs Levenfish, 1934 1/2-1/2
   M Yudovich Sr. vs P Dubinin, 1947 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   USSR Championship (1931)
   Leningrad (1934)
   URS-ch10 (1937)
   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

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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 Yudovich Jr. was also a very strong player.

Wikipedia article: Mikhail Yudovich

Last updated: 2022-02-19 17:00:33

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 268  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Yudovich Sr. vs E Gize  1-0191927Ch SmolenskB02 Alekhine's Defense
2. M Yudovich Sr. vs S Belavenets  1-0251928Ch SmolenskB40 Sicilian
3. A S Sergeev vs M Yudovich Sr.  0-1321930Moscow-chE70 King's Indian
4. N Zubarev vs M Yudovich Sr.  1-0281930Moscow-chB08 Pirc, Classical
5. M Yudovich Sr. vs Y Rokhlin  1-0331931URS-ch sfD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
6. Valdaev vs M Yudovich Sr.  0-1221931URS-ch sfA48 King's Indian
7. Bychek vs M Yudovich Sr.  0-1531931URS-ch sfE70 King's Indian
8. N Sorokin vs M Yudovich Sr.  ½-½361931USSR ChampionshipD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
9. M Yudovich Sr. vs Kasparian  ½-½311931USSR ChampionshipB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
10. V Goglidze vs M Yudovich Sr. 0-1481931USSR ChampionshipD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
11. M Yudovich Sr. vs A Budo  1-0471931USSR ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
12. I Mazel vs M Yudovich Sr.  0-1441931USSR ChampionshipA35 English, Symmetrical
13. M Yudovich Sr. vs V Sozin  ½-½301931USSR ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
14. Alatortsev vs M Yudovich Sr.  1-0271931USSR ChampionshipE12 Queen's Indian
15. M Yudovich Sr. vs B Verlinsky  0-1491931USSR ChampionshipD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
16. Kan vs M Yudovich Sr.  0-1401931USSR ChampionshipD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. M Yudovich Sr. vs A Zamikhovsky  1-0471931USSR ChampionshipB02 Alekhine's Defense
18. F Bohatirchuk vs M Yudovich Sr.  0-1611931USSR ChampionshipB10 Caro-Kann
19. Rauzer vs M Yudovich Sr.  1-0531931USSR ChampionshipD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. M Yudovich Sr. vs Botvinnik 0-1441931USSR ChampionshipC17 French, Winawer, Advance
21. Riumin vs M Yudovich Sr.  ½-½451931USSR ChampionshipC01 French, Exchange
22. M Yudovich Sr. vs V Kirillov  ½-½341931USSR ChampionshipD05 Queen's Pawn Game
23. Lisitsin vs M Yudovich Sr.  ½-½771931USSR ChampionshipA15 English
24. M Yudovich Sr. vs Ilyin-Zhenevsky  1-0401931USSR ChampionshipC11 French
25. M Yudovich Sr. vs F Duz-Khotimirsky  1-0631932National TournamentA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 268  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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