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Yuri S Razuvaev
Number of games in database: 1,332
Years covered: 1963 to 2002
Last FIDE rating: 2540
Highest rating achieved in database: 2545

Overall record: +448 -165 =705 (60.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 14 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (92) 
    E81 E84 E80 E88 E67
 Catalan (57) 
    E06 E04 E02 E08 E09
 Queen's Pawn Game (57) 
    E00 A41 A46 E10 D02
 Modern Benoni (54) 
    A62 A57 A56 A64 A58
 Queen's Indian (47) 
    E12 E15 E17 E16 E19
 Slav (38) 
    D18 D10 D17 D15 D11
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (124) 
    B83 B22 B46 B81 B47
 Queen's Indian (101) 
    E12 E15 E17 E14 E19
 Ruy Lopez (71) 
    C92 C84 C90 C69 C62
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (55) 
    C92 C84 C90 C85 C93
 Nimzo Indian (52) 
    E32 E41 E52 E55 E21
 English (42) 
    A13 A17 A14 A15
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Razuvaev vs I Farago, 1979 1-0
   Razuvaev vs H Ree, 1975 1-0
   Razuvaev vs Geller, 1988 1-0
   Razuvaev vs D B Gurevich, 1996 1-0
   Razuvaev vs Lputian, 1979 1-0
   Razuvaev vs Z Mestrovic, 1981 1-0
   M Knezevic vs Razuvaev, 1968 0-1
   Razuvaev vs L Gutman, 1976 1-0
   Razuvaev vs I Stohl, 1992 1-0
   Razuvaev vs Bagirov, 1982 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   USSR Championship (1972)
   50th USSR Championship (1983)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Amsterdam IBM 1975 by Chessdreamer
   1975 Capablanca memorial (group A) by gauer
   1976 Capablanca memorial by gauer
   1980 Capablanca memorial by gauer

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(born Oct-10-1945, died Mar-21-2012, 66 years old) Russia

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Yuri Sergeyevich Razuvayev was born in Moscow, USSR. Awarded the IM title in 1973 he became a GM in 1976. He was joint USSR Young Master's Champion in 1971 with Gennadi Kuzmin. He did not fare so well in the USSR Championships but had some fine results at international level such as =2nd at Cienfuegos 1976, =1st at Dubna 1976, 1st at Polanica Zdroj 1979, =1st at Keszthely 1981, =1st at Dortmund 1985, =1st at Jurmala 1987 and 1st at San Sebastian 1996. He was on the FIDE (the World Chess Federation) committee involved with the training of coaches and young players, including Alexandra Kosteniuk - who became Women's World Champion - and Evgeny Tomashevsky who went on to win the European Championship. He was the author of a successful monograph about Akiba Rubinstein.

Kosteniuk's eulogy:; FIDE's tribute:; Chessbase review of his career and a eulogy by Boris Gulko:

Wikipedia article: Yuri Razuvaev

 page 1 of 54; games 1-25 of 1,332  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Razuvaev vs G Gaspariants  1-0701963MoscowB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
2. Shamkovich vs Razuvaev  0-1451963URS SpartakiadE28 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation
3. N Bakulin vs Razuvaev ½-½261963MoscowB06 Robatsch
4. Razuvaev vs G Kuzmin 1-02719644th Soviet Team CupE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
5. A Roshal vs Razuvaev 1-0301966MoscowC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
6. Razuvaev vs Gulko 0-1331966MoscowC00 French Defense
7. V Glotov vs Razuvaev  0-1621966Moscow Central CC-chA07 King's Indian Attack
8. Razuvaev vs M Beilin  1-0211966MoscowB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
9. Razuvaev vs V Goldin  1-0331966MoscowE10 Queen's Pawn Game
10. A Alexeev vs Razuvaev  0-1401967Moscow CCC-chA48 King's Indian
11. Simagin vs Razuvaev 1-0321967Moscow JubileeE52 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6
12. Bronstein vs Razuvaev  1-0591967Moscow JubileeA00 Uncommon Opening
13. Razuvaev vs V Leonidov  1-0241967Moscow CCC-chC71 Ruy Lopez
14. Estrin vs Razuvaev  ½-½421967Central Chess Club-chB06 Robatsch
15. A Gusev vs Razuvaev  1-0301967Central Chess Club-chB06 Robatsch
16. Razuvaev vs A Zaitsev  0-1241967Central Chess Club-chE61 King's Indian
17. Polugaevsky vs Razuvaev  1-0291967MoscowE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
18. Lilienthal vs Razuvaev 0-1171967Moscow 05E73 King's Indian
19. Razuvaev vs Shamkovich  1-0391967Moscow JubileeB22 Sicilian, Alapin
20. M Knezevic vs Razuvaev 0-1251968Moscow UMA00 Uncommon Opening
21. Razuvaev vs A Khasin  1-0351968Moscow UME21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
22. Razuvaev vs M Mukhin  1-0411968Masters-Candidate MastersD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
23. Razuvaev vs I Chernin 0-1341968Masters-Candidate MastersB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
24. Razuvaev vs Y Smirnov  0-1381968Masters-Candidate MastersE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
25. I A Zaitsev vs Razuvaev  ½-½191968Moscow UMC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
 page 1 of 54; games 1-25 of 1,332  PGN Download
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Dec-29-07  Ziggurat: <How to develop intelligence>: an interview with Yuri Razuvaev
Oct-10-08  Lizard King: Nice picture of Yuri..
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  whiteshark: Quote Of The Day

<Only a good bishop can be sacrificed, a bad bishop can only be lost.>

--Yuri Razuvayev

(from Kelly Atkins) -->

Jul-19-09  Karpova: Reggio Emilia 1995/96 was a memorable tournament for him: He shared first place with Dreev and Epishin. He scored +2 -0 =7. They finished ahead of strong players like Beliavsky, Azmaiparashvili, Vaganian and Dautov.


Jul-19-09  myschkin: . . .


<Karpova> Glückwunsch und Glück auf ;)

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  GrahamClayton: A Yuri Razuvaev game not in the database:

[Event "19th Student Olympiad"]
[Site "Mayaguez, Puerto Rico"]
[Date "1971.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Razuvaev, Yuri"]
[Black "Koski, Avraham"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 Nc6 3. Nf3 Bg4 4. cxd5 Bxf3 5. dxc6 Bxc6 6. Nc3 e6 7. e4 Bb4 8. f3 f5 9. Bc4 fxe4 10. O-O exf3 11. Bxe6 Qf6 12. d5 f2+ 13. Kh1 Bxc3 14. dxc6 Qxe6 15. cxb7 Rd8 16. Qxd8+ 1-0

Source: Bill Wall, “500 Queen’s Gambit Miniatures”, Chess Enterprises Inc, Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, 1985

Oct-10-11  brankat: A very good chess coach.

Happy Birthday!

Oct-10-11  theodor: be happy, daragoy Yuri Sergeyevich
Mar-22-12  Catfriend: According to, Y.S. Razuvaev died yesterday at the age of 66. Rest In Peace!
Mar-22-12  stanleys: How sad :( R.I.P GM Razuvaev
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  whiteshark: That's a sad news. May he rest in peace.
Mar-22-12  Karpova: Eulogy by Boris Gulko:
Mar-22-12  Eastfrisian: R.I.P. GM Razuvaev.
Mar-22-12  Lovuschka: Pictures of Mr. Razuvaev with his pupil Alexandra Kosteniuk:
Mar-22-12  Birthday Boy: R.I.P. GM Yuri Razuvaev ...
Mar-22-12  ozmikey: RIP. An underrated figure, in my opinion.
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  wordfunph: <In the autumn of 1958, a little boy stood in the library with thousands of chess books looking through the books and quite unable to make a choice. "Take this one, you won't regret it," suggested a voice, and he was handed The Art of Sacrifice by Spielmann. The voice was David Bronstein's, who in the same library had gone over several games that the boy had played, engraving that day for ever on the memory of future Grandmaster Yury Razuvaev.>

rest in peace, GM Razuvaev..

Mar-23-12  ozmikey: <wordfunph> Nice story. Where is it from?
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  ketchuplover: RIP and thanks for your contribution to chess history.
Mar-29-12  talisman: R.I.P. Yuri.
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  WTHarvey: Here are 27 critical positions from Yuri's games:
Apr-08-12  Albertan: "The Russian GM Yuri Razuvaev has died in Moscow at the age of 66. He was an immensely strong player with a straightforward attacking style". source:
Aug-09-13  csmath: Razuvaev's game (win) in Grunfeld exchange from 1987 against Lputian is missing from database. It is a sideline that is relevant for the theory.
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  TheFocus: Rest in peace, Yuri Razuvaev.
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  cro777: Rest in piece Chess Academician!

Last year, on the occasion of marking Razuvaev's 70th anniversary, the Russian Chess Federation published the book "Chess Academician Yuri Razuvaev" (Moscow 2015, 384 pp). The book consists of his selected games (deeply annotated), his articles and memoirs of contemporaries.

"His contribution to the treasury of world’s chess culture is huge … Already having won the world title, I loved to call him after any tournament and ask about his impressions. I always appreciated his opinion. Everyone knows that he trained Tomashevsky, made a world champion Kosteniuk, but for me and Gelfand few people know. We listened very carefully to his advice. It is a pity that he left us too early." (From the foreword by Vladimir Kramnik)

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