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Tudev Ujtumen
Number of games in database: 171
Years covered: 1964 to 1987
Highest rating achieved in database: 2405

Overall record: +57 -69 =45 (46.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (39) 
    B43 B87 B45 B48 B32
 Ruy Lopez (20) 
    C61 C72 C92 C97 C67
 French Defense (13) 
    C16 C19 C14 C18 C00
 Sicilian Taimanov (10) 
    B48 B45 B46
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (9) 
    C92 C97 C84 C98 C93
 Sicilian Kan (8) 
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (25) 
    C81 C82 C80 C67 C69
 King's Indian (20) 
    E67 E95 E80 E73 E81
 Ruy Lopez, Open (17) 
    C81 C82 C80 C83
 English (6) 
    A15 A14 A16
 Orthodox Defense (4) 
    D50 D62 D55
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    D02 D01
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Ujtumen vs Fischer, 1970 1/2-1/2
   Ujtumen vs Reshevsky, 1970 1-0
   Robatsch vs Ujtumen, 1972 0-1
   E Jimenez Zerquera vs Ujtumen, 1970 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Tel Aviv Olympiad qual-2 (1964)
   Siegen Olympiad qual-2 (1970)
   Tel Aviv Olympiad Final-B (1964)
   Lugano Olympiad qual-2 (1968)
   Siegen Olympiad Final-B (1970)
   Nice Olympiad Final-C (1974)
   Palma de Mallorca Interzonal (1970)
   Havana Olympiad Final-C (1966)
   Lugano Olympiad Final-B (1968)
   Skopje Olympiad Final-B (1972)

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(born Aug-27-1939, died 1993, 53 years old) Mongolia

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Tudev Ujtumen was born in Altaj, Mongolia. He was awarded the IM title in 1965 (the first player from Mongolia to receive the title) and the IMC title in 1973.

Wikipedia article: Tüdeviin Üitümen

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 172  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Savon vs Ujtumen  1-0421964WchT U26 11th qual-CD83 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit
2. Ujtumen vs Velimirovic  1-0421964WchT U26 11th fin-AB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
3. Ujtumen vs I Farago  1-0441964WchT U26 11th fin-AC16 French, Winawer
4. Ujtumen vs J Sloth  1-0411964WchT U26 11th fin-AB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
5. Ujtumen vs Savon 1-0261964WchT U26 11th fin-AB08 Pirc, Classical
6. Damjanovic vs Ujtumen 1-0221964Chigorin MemorialC73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
7. Ujtumen vs V Doroshkievich  0-1411964Chigorin MemorialC19 French, Winawer, Advance
8. Ujtumen vs Kholmov  0-1581964Chigorin MemorialC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
9. Ujtumen vs Spassky  ½-½601964Chigorin MemorialC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
10. Krogius vs Ujtumen  ½-½711964Chigorin MemorialD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. Ujtumen vs J Adamski  0-1351964WchT U26 11th fin-AB27 Sicilian
12. Ujtumen vs Kavalek  0-1611964WchT U26 11th fin-AB12 Caro-Kann Defense
13. Ujtumen vs M Ujtelky 0-1451964Chigorin MemorialB06 Robatsch
14. Ujtumen vs Forintos  1-0491964Chigorin MemorialB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
15. Ujtumen vs Bondarevsky  0-1501964Chigorin MemorialC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
16. Gheorghiu vs Ujtumen  1-0261964Chigorin MemorialC67 Ruy Lopez
17. R Nezhmetdinov vs Ujtumen 1-0351964Chigorin MemorialC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
18. Ujtumen vs G Garcia 1-0411964Chigorin MemorialB06 Robatsch
19. Matulovic vs Ujtumen 1-0391964Chigorin MemorialC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
20. A Lein vs Ujtumen  1-0411964Chigorin MemorialA07 King's Indian Attack
21. Ujtumen vs Antoshin  0-1641964Chigorin MemorialC16 French, Winawer
22. Barcza vs Ujtumen  1-0661964Chigorin MemorialA14 English
23. Ujtumen vs Ivkov  ½-½411964Tel Aviv Olympiad qual-2C19 French, Winawer, Advance
24. M Aaron vs Ujtumen  0-1381964Tel Aviv Olympiad qual-2C67 Ruy Lopez
25. Ujtumen vs H Bouwmeester  ½-½531964Tel Aviv Olympiad qual-2C67 Ruy Lopez
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-12-05  fenno: Ujtumen's openings, according to this database:

As white:
always 1.e4,
against 1.e4 e5 always 2.Nf3,
against 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 always Bb5

As black:
One Sicilian against 1. e4, otherwise always 1. - e5

I guess this is about the best level one can reach by being a pure 1.e4 player (or a Ruy Lopez specialist). Or is it?

Apr-12-05  aw1988: Fischer perhaps?
Apr-13-05  fenno: No. Fischer was not a pure 1.e4 player, to be exact, although it was a surprise when he played something else.
Apr-13-05  sneaky pete: Morphy.
Apr-13-05  Karpova: greco
Apr-13-05  sneaky pete: <Karpova> Greco's collection includes 1 Bird's opening and 3 Queen's gambits, one of which (1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.e3 b5 4.a4 c6 5.axb5 cxb5 6.Qf3 .. and wins) is missing in this database.
Apr-13-05  Karpova: <sneaky pete>

ok, i choose Philidor.

Apr-14-05  fenno: Yes, Philidor and Morphy must be accepted, but they are 'ancient'. Who else?
Apr-14-05  Karpova: beer
100% 1.e4
Apr-14-05  fenno: Well, beer is even more ancient, but yes, it has an effect on how chess is played even today!

Are you suggesting that no chessplayer controlled by beer can play anything else than 1.e4 as white? ;)

Apr-14-05  Karpova: :-)

Bologan seems to be a good candidate.

Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: But Bologan doesn't often play 1...e5 as black.

Morphy played the French once and the Sicilian rarely -- maybe only once?

Apr-14-05  fenno: Bologan even seems to be changing from 1.e4 to other 1st moves.
Apr-14-05  knightspot: but Ujtumen was alone in first place at the Interzonal in 1970, after three rounds. He was in line to be the next champion - the only thing that got in his way were those annoying last 20 rounds, and he ended up 22nd our of 24 :(
Apr-15-05  fenno: Kateryna Lahno seems to be a pure 1.e4 player, and her best rating is better than Ujtumen's best. Lahno is not ancient either, so she is the epitome of a modern 1.e4 player. Or is she?
Apr-16-05  Karpova: i think she'll expand her opening repertoire in the near future. her main defense against 1.e4 seems to be pirc-ufimzev, btw.
May-22-15  zanzibar: I believe the cover of the 2010 book pictured here:

is <Түдэвийн Үйтүмэн>, which is the Mongolian spelling for this player.

May-22-15  zanzibar: People have asked whether or not this player is still alive, wondering because FIDE dropped him from its rating list.

Information about this player after he became inactive, and from his part of the world (Mongolia), is generally difficult to find.

I found an in-depth article, with a better picture of him, here:

It lists his dod as 1993, and I find the article credible enough to propose <CG> adopt this information.

(Sorry, but only the year is listed for his dod).

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