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Alexey Suetin

Number of games in database: 1,452
Years covered: 1947 to 2001
Highest rating achieved in database: 2460
Overall record: +493 -341 =615 (55.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 3 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (275) 
    B32 B82 B45 B33 B46
 Ruy Lopez (176) 
    C90 C92 C78 C95 C93
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (103) 
    C90 C92 C93 C95 C84
 French Defense (58) 
    C19 C16 C11 C10 C02
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (43) 
    B62 B60 B67 B64 B65
 Caro-Kann (41) 
    B17 B18 B10 B15 B11
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (223) 
    B47 B46 B48 B44 B42
 Sicilian Taimanov (67) 
    B47 B46 B48 B49
 King's Indian (66) 
    E63 E94 E81 E69 E80
 Modern Benoni (61) 
    A57 A56 A61 A71 A65
 English, 1 c4 c5 (45) 
    A34 A31 A30 A33 A37
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (37) 
    D27 D24 D20 D26 D29
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Suetin vs P Travnicek, 1975 1-0
   Suetin vs Bagirov, 1961 1-0
   Suetin vs Korchnoi, 1962 1-0
   Suetin vs M Ujtelky, 1965 1-0
   I Zilber vs Suetin, 1957 0-1
   P Dely vs Suetin, 1972 0-1
   Suetin vs Tseshkovsky, 1972 1-0
   Suetin vs Bagirov, 1963 1-0
   Suetin vs J Bademian Orchanian, 1954 1-0
   I Birbrager vs Suetin, 1964 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Sarajevo (1965)
   Copenhagen (1965)
   Capablanca Memorial (1969)
   Lublin (1976)
   URS-ch sf Tallinn (1959)
   URS-ch qf Tallinn (1956)
   Chigorin Memorial (1977)
   Asztalos Memorial (1961)
   Lasker Memorial (1968)
   Capablanca Memorial (1968)
   USSR Championship (1963)
   USSR Championship (1965)
   URS-ch sf Rostov-on-Don (1960)
   URS-ch sf Yerevan (1954)
   URS-ch sf Kharkiv (1956)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   1996 World Seniors' championship by gauer
   1994 World Seniors' championship by gauer
   Hastings 1967/68 by suenteus po 147

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(born Nov-16-1926, died Sep-10-2001, 74 years old) Russia
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Alexey Stepanovich Suetin was awarded the IM title in 1961 and the GM title in 1965 and became World Senior Champion in 1996.

His best tournament results were in the mid-1960's: 1st at Sarajevo 1965, 1st= with Mark Taimanov and Svetozar Gligoric at Copenhagen 1965 and 1st= with Aleksandar Matanovic at Titovo Uzice in 1966. He played seven USSR championships, with his best results in 1963 and 1965 (4th place, shared, in both).

Suetin made a come back in old age to win the World Senior Championship in 1996, with +7 =3 -1.

He was also an author of note and was married to Kira Zvorykina.

Wikipedia article: Alexey Suetin

Last updated: 2022-08-13 14:14:15

 page 1 of 59; games 1-25 of 1,452  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Suetin vs V Chistyakov 1-0261947URSC12 French, McCutcheon
2. G Sedov vs Suetin  1-0351947RSFSR ChampionshipD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
3. Suetin vs I Lyskov  1-0331947RSFSR ChampionshipB83 Sicilian
4. P Dubinin vs Suetin  ½-½481947RSFSR ChampionshipA55 Old Indian, Main line
5. G Ilivitsky vs Suetin 0-1411947RSFSR ChampionshipD98 Grunfeld, Russian
6. Suetin vs K T Isakov  1-0291947RSFSR ChampionshipC18 French, Winawer
7. Suetin vs A Nogovitsyn  1-0461947RSFSR ChampionshipA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
8. R Nezhmetdinov vs Suetin 1-0291947RSFSR ChampionshipB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
9. Suetin vs N Aratovsky  0-1441947RSFSR ChampionshipB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
10. Suetin vs Fedosov  1-0271948URS-ch qfC49 Four Knights
11. Korchnoi vs Suetin ½-½601950URS-ch sf TulaB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
12. P Dubinin vs Suetin  1-0361950RSFSR Team chC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
13. Suetin vs Lilienthal  1-0421950URS-ch sf TulaC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
14. Y Polyak vs Suetin  1-0401950URS-ch sf TulaE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
15. Suetin vs N Gusev  1-0431950URS-ch sf TulaC41 Philidor Defense
16. Kasparian vs Suetin  0-1421950URS-ch sf TulaD80 Grunfeld
17. Suetin vs Aronin  1-0291950RSFSR Team chB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
18. Suetin vs Simagin 1-0231950URS-ch sf TulaB32 Sicilian
19. Suetin vs G Ilivitsky  0-1431950URSB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
20. Suetin vs Petrosian 1-0601950USSR ChampionshipC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
21. Averbakh vs Suetin 1-0331950USSR ChampionshipB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
22. Suetin vs I Lipnitsky 1-0481950USSR ChampionshipC78 Ruy Lopez
23. Smyslov vs Suetin 1-0481950USSR ChampionshipD71 Neo-Grunfeld
24. Suetin vs A Konstantinopolsky  0-1431950USSR ChampionshipC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
25. Geller vs Suetin 0-1351950USSR ChampionshipC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
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May-12-05  soberknight: It's hot outside. Alexey is Suetin.
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  jaime gallegos: who is the current World Senior Champion ?
Sep-10-06  BIDMONFA: Alexey Suetin

SUETIN, Alexey S. _

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  WTHarvey: <jaime gallegos> Victor Korchnoi is the Senior World Champion of 2006:
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  Phony Benoni: Good for Victor! But now we'll have to take him off the list of "Strongest Players Never to Become World Champion."
Nov-16-07  timhortons: suetin is a witness on how chess cheating is done on high level..anyways may you rest in read that these gentleman die after a game of chess
Jan-24-09  whiteshark: Quote of the Day

< The work of a chess player is similar to a blast furnace process: it is continuous and demands a heated passion for chess.>

-- Alexander Suetin

Jan-24-09  Pyke: Hey <Sharky>, good to see you're still around. I just marked your post, because I put the same quote on my own forum ... but as usual, it turns out you were faster than me ... :-)
Jul-24-09  whiteshark: <Pyke> Yet, again! :D
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  Domdaniel: < The work of a chess player is similar to a blast furnace process: it is continuous and demands a heated passion for chess.>

As this was written in the USSR, it can be seen as part of the propaganda effort to depict chess as industrial work. If written in the USA, it might be an appeal for sponsorship aimed at a smelting company. And in England it would be a begging letter to the rock group Blast Furnace & The Heatwaves, asking them to play for free at the post-match party.

Nov-26-09  whiteshark: Early bird <Ddl>, you've posted that at 04:37 hrs CET. :D
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  Domdaniel: <Sharky> True. But on this occasion I was a late bird who hadn't gone to bed yet.
Jan-09-10  notyetagm:

GM Jacob Aagaard on the Quality Chess blog:

<However, we will have two other books on positional themes this year. We will publish another book in the Chess Classics series, called <<<SOVIET CHESS STRATEGY by Suetin>>>. Also, we have another book planned by a very interesting author on positional chess sacrifices; however, I do not want to announce this one too soon.>

Anyone know anything about this book? Thanks

Nov-16-10  wordfunph: GM Alexey Suetin claimed he walked like 20 miles just to get to the library so he could copy down page by page the book of Nimzovich's "My System".
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  Penguincw: Quote of the Day:

< "The work of a chess player is similar to a blast furnace process: it is continuous and demands a heated passion for chess." > The quote was actually by someone named Alexander Suetin,but it could be him.

Feb-09-12  ewan14: '' Chess through the prism of time ''

Kasparov gives this as the source of ( absolute ) proof of collusion in 1962 between Petrosian , Geller ( & Keres )

Has anyone read the relevent part ( of the book ) ?

Many thanks

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  Penguincw: R.I.P. <POTD>: GM Alexey Suetin.
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  Gottschalk: "Suetin writes so many books that he didn't have time to read them." Mikhail Tal
May-14-15  TheFocus: <Like mortars in old war films, they are often ready to destroy the opponent's unsupported defences> - Alexei Suetin.
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  offramp: <TheFocus: <Like mortars in old war films, they are often ready to destroy the opponent's unsupported defences> - Alexei Suetin.>

What are they?

Jul-13-15  zanzibar: "They" == "Rooks"

That's the trouble with just quoting a quote out of context, sometimes.

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  offramp: <zanzibar: "They" == "Rooks"> Okay, thanks. In my mind I was thinking of howitzers:

<Like mortars in old war films, howitzers are often ready to destroy the opponent's unsupported defences> - Alexei Suetin

Are you sure that isn't it? It makes more sense.

Jul-14-15  zanzibar:
Nov-16-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Alexey Suetin.
Nov-17-16  Big Pawn: Happy belated Columbus Day, Alexey Suetin. Have a happy day buddy!! Woo hoo! Yeah! Happy Day, Alexey! Happy early Birthday for next year in 2017 too! I'm getting my post count up so high. Wow!! Merry Christmas, Alexey. I know it's early but MERRY CHRISTMAS! Hey, HAPPY EASTER!!! You ROCK man! Go!
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