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Yury Markovich Shulman
Y Shulman 
Number of games in database: 1,113
Years covered: 1989 to 2013
Last FIDE rating: 2559
Highest rating achieved in database: 2648

Overall record: +471 -163 =437 (64.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 42 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (85) 
    E92 E91 E94 E70
 Slav (61) 
    D15 D17 D18 D12 D11
 Nimzo Indian (58) 
    E42 E46 E44 E41 E40
 Queen's Gambit Declined (48) 
    D37 D30 D39 D38 D31
 Semi-Slav (39) 
    D43 D44 D45 D47 D46
 Queen's Indian (34) 
    E15 E17 E16 E12
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (170) 
    C03 C18 C19 C01 C02
 King's Indian (116) 
    E92 E97 E94 E61 E81
 French Winawer (69) 
    C18 C19 C15 C17
 French Tarrasch (59) 
    C03 C09 C07 C05
 Sicilian (57) 
    B47 B44 B40 B22 B23
 Semi-Slav (42) 
    D45 D44 D43 D47 D48
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Y Shulman vs D Marciano, 1997 1-0
   Y Shulman vs I Schneider, 2006 1-0
   Nakamura vs Y Shulman, 2010 0-1
   Y Shulman vs S T Ansell, 2002 1-0
   Y Shulman vs A Savage, 2002 1-0
   F Lida Garcia vs Y Shulman, 2003 0-1
   Darcy Lima vs Y Shulman, 1996 0-1
   Y Shulman vs Van Wely, 2009 1-0
   Khachiyan vs Y Shulman, 2009 0-1
   J Friedel vs Y Shulman, 2009 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   UTD GM Invitational (2006)
   US Championship (2008)
   US Championship (2010)
   Foxwoods Open (2009)
   Torneo Continental Americano (2003)
   Foxwoods Open (2007)
   US Championship 2006 (2006)
   41st Annual World Open (2013)
   Reykjavik Open (2010)
   World Open (2012)
   Foxwoods Open (2008)
   World Open (2007)
   Reykjavik Open (2013)
   Reykjavik Open (2009)
   Olympiad (2008)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   1995 World Junior chess championship by gauer
   1992 WYCC (open) U-18 by gauer
   2002 North American open by gauer
   Recent French Winawer games by cuppajoe
   2002 American open by gauer
   2002 World open by gauer
   Yury Shulman on the Queens indian by deepthinker
   Queen's Indians Mr. Shulman has Won by viennalover
   KID'S by deepthinker
   2002 Foxwoods open by gauer

   🏆 China-USA Chess Summit
   Y Shulman vs Wang Yue (Jul-23-13) 1/2-1/2
   Zhou Weiqi vs Y Shulman (Jul-22-13) 1-0
   Xiu Deshun vs Y Shulman (Jul-21-13) 1-0
   Y Shulman vs Lu Shanglei (Jul-20-13) 0-1
   Y Shulman vs Wen Yang (Jul-19-13) 0-1

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(born Apr-29-1975, 44 years old) Belarus (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Yury (Yuri) Shulman was born in Minsk, Belarus (USSR) in 1975. In his youth, he studied under the guidance of Tamara O Golovey, Albert Z Kapengut, and Boris Gelfand. He achieved the grandmaster title in 1995. He is married to WIM Viktorija Ni, with whom he has a son, Gabriel.

After moving to the USA in 1999, Shulman has consistently remained among the top American players. He tied for first in the 2001 World Open. In 2006, he won the US Open Chess Championship. In 2008, he earned the highest honor in American chess, by winning the US Championship (2008). He represented the USA 2010 Olympiad team on 4th board. He also participated in the World Cup (2011), but lost a hard fought first round to Russian GM Vladimir Potkin.

He is the founder of the Yury Shulman International Chess School (see Yury and his volunteer community are privileged to be able to use chess as a medium for philanthropic causes. In 2006, this included visits to, and book drives for, Chicago public schools, and contributions of a portion of the proceeds from camps and tournaments to non-profit entities the world over. He has a Bachelor's degree in computer science as well as an MBA.

Y Shulman vs The World, 2007

Wikipedia article: Yury Shulman

 page 1 of 45; games 1-25 of 1,113  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V M Golod vs Y Shulman  1-0281989Bankia opA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
2. Rublevsky vs Y Shulman  1-0461991URS-ch U18C03 French, Tarrasch
3. Y Shulman vs V Yemelin 0-1461991URS-ch U18E17 Queen's Indian
4. Y Shulman vs C Gabriel  ½-½631992Wch U18D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
5. M Halac vs Y Shulman  1-0431992Wch U18E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
6. Y Shulman vs A Vouldis  1-0541992Wch U18D02 Queen's Pawn Game
7. H Ellers vs Y Shulman  ½-½431992Wch U18E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
8. A Istratescu vs Y Shulman  1-0281992Wch U18C03 French, Tarrasch
9. Y Shulman vs R Forster  1-0411992Wch U18E92 King's Indian
10. Y Shulman vs R Ahundov  1-0451992Wch U18D63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
11. V Zvjaginsev vs Y Shulman  1-0301992URS-ch U18E91 King's Indian
12. Y Shulman vs M Al-Modiahki  ½-½301992Wch U18E92 King's Indian
13. R Liiva vs Y Shulman  0-1431992Wch U18A07 King's Indian Attack
14. Y Shulman vs C Aghamaliyev  ½-½421992Wch U18E92 King's Indian
15. N Merant vs Y Shulman  0-1621992Wch U18B44 Sicilian
16. Y Shulman vs S Yuferov  ½-½441993Minsk-CE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
17. J Aagaard vs Y Shulman 1-0461993EU-ch U18E61 King's Indian
18. V Bliumberg vs Y Shulman  0-1431993Minsk-CB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
19. Y Shulman vs J Petrov 1-0251993EU-ch U18D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. Fedorov vs Y Shulman  1-0431993BLR-chA07 King's Indian Attack
21. Y Shulman vs I Yagupov  1-0371993Minsk-CA81 Dutch
22. M J Turner vs Y Shulman  ½-½591993EU-ch U18C00 French Defense
23. S I Krylov vs Y Shulman  0-1201993Minsk-CA07 King's Indian Attack
24. Y Shulman vs V Smirnov  1-0301993BLR-chA56 Benoni Defense
25. Y Shulman vs J A Nilssen  1-0431993EU-ch U18A55 Old Indian, Main line
 page 1 of 45; games 1-25 of 1,113  PGN Download
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Feb-02-10  echector: sadvakasov has won foxwoods 2009
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  wordfunph: "To become the U.S. Champion is a huge success! All games were tense. I think that the move which won the tournament was Rg4 against Becerra." GM Yury Shulman (after winning the 2008 U.S. Chess Championship)

happy 35th birthday Yury!

Apr-29-10  theodor: best wishes from sofia!
Apr-29-10  dx9293: Happy Birthday, Yury!!
Apr-29-10  zanshin: Happy Birthday GM Yury!
May-21-10  kingfu: Yuri Shulman, the birthday boy, looks like he is a French hard head as well!
May-25-10  Bent75: <Happy Birthdag GM Yuri
Teaching Children Leadership Through Philanthropy and Chess>
Apr-27-11  UrVileWedge: Sorry to hear about the result. I've been a Shulman fan for some time.

About 6-7 years ago, he used to do a weekly lecture for a scholastic club called the "Great Knights" on weekends, and I had the privilege of attending most of them. Sharp, sharp stuff, and it helped my game immensely.

One of the sessions, we were running a bit ahead of schedule, and he got out a clock and gave 5-1 time odds to anyone who was finished with the exercises. I took him up on one game, and somehow, I managed to get ahead on an exchange. I start trading off pieces, thinking to myself "Sure, he's a GM, but he's got a dead lost position. You can only lose this if you screw it up." So I double-checked all my moves, started exchanging pieces, and shoving my e pawn down to his end of the board.

I was so careful and exacting that 2 moves before I forced him to have to give up a piece to stop the queen, my flag fell, to the great amusement of everyone involved.

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  wordfunph: Happy Birthday GM Yury!
Apr-29-11  UrVileWedge: Happy Birthday GM Shulman. Many fond wishes.
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  eternaloptimist: I hope that GM Shulman has a happy birthday today. I'm sure it would be a much happier 1 if he would have won another u. s. chess championship this year. He has won it once though (in 2008). Although he has been the runner-up 2 years in a row so that's a very good accomplishment in itself!
Apr-29-11  talisman: HAPPY BIRTHDAY.
Apr-30-11  Wyatt Gwyon: Best US French defense player = I'm an automatic fan.
Apr-30-11  theodor: we are still your friends, in Sofia, dear Youry; go ahead!
Apr-30-11  WhiteRook48: happy birthday
Apr-30-11  chesstoplay:

Yury came home from the US Championship on his birthday.

So on his birthday, he was able to hold his son Gabriel (born on Easter Sunday) for the first time.

What a great present for one of the true ambassadors of the game!


May-30-11  LIFE Master AJ: I sent Shulman an e-mail ... congratulating him on two straight years of excellent results. (Only Kamsky was able to stop Shulman, and - everyone knows - Gata is a chess MONSTER!!!)

Congrats Yury. (Thank you for the very nice e-mail.)

May-30-11  LIFE Master AJ: Of course - Yuri (Yury) won it all in 2008.
Nov-06-11  ZeejDonnelly: Got to play against Yury in a simul yesterday -- my first over-the-board setting ever. He first presented some cool problems and he was an incredibly genial guy. Played about 25 people, offering players under 1800 the choice of color. I have no rating aside from online blitz so I decided to take black. Unfortunately, I had to leave before our game could finish, with Black to play with a really cramped position (I was pretty nervous and I lacked a plan): [Shulman-Fabianczyk UChicago Simul] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 0-0 5. Nf3 d5 6. Be2 Nbd2 7. 0-0 e5 8. Be3 Ne8 9. Qc2 h5 10. Rad1 exd4 11. Nxd4 c5 12. Nb5 Qb6 13. Nd5 Qd8 14. Qc1 Nd2f6 15. Bg5 a6 16. Nbc3 Be6 17. Qf4 Bxd5 18. cxd5 b5 19.Rfe1 --- at this point, I had to leave, and I was torn as to what I ought to play. I may run this through the computer tubes soon. Anyway, thanks and best wishes to Yury.
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  Stonehenge: Happy Birthday :)
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  wordfunph: "Gata had nine lives."

- GM Yury Shulman (after losing the match against Gata Kamsky in 2010 U.S. Chess Championship)

GM Yury, happy birthday!

Apr-29-13  Llawdogg: Happy Birthday!
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  OhioChessFan: Best wishes and continued success on your birthday.
Apr-29-13  JustAnotherPatzer: Many more happy returns Yuri, i had already visited your page and examined some of your games - what a tremendous gift you have! Best wishes from Manchester, UK.
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Yury Shulman.
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