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Sergey Erenburg
Photo copyright © 2008, courtesy of "WannaBe"  
Number of games in database: 465
Years covered: 1999 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2559 (2567 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2637

Overall record: +140 -70 =153 (59.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 102 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (108) 
    B22 B90 B48 B42 B51
 Ruy Lopez (47) 
    C65 C78 C67 C69 C93
 French Defense (34) 
    C07 C03 C02 C05 C10
 French Tarrasch (23) 
    C07 C03 C05 C09
 Sicilian Najdorf (18) 
 Sicilian Taimanov (15) 
    B48 B49 B45 B46
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (82) 
    B12 B18 B10 B17 B11
 Semi-Slav (40) 
    D45 D44 D43 D47 D46
 Slav (33) 
    D11 D15 D10 D12 D16
 Petrov (16) 
    C42 C43
 Queen's Pawn Game (11) 
    D02 D00 A45 D04
 Nimzo Indian (8) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Erenburg vs Fridman, 2005 1-0
   Kaidanov vs Erenburg, 2005 0-1
   Erenburg vs D Mastrovasilis, 2001 1-0
   Erenburg vs E Cordova, 2017 1-0
   Erenburg vs R Pert, 2005 1/2-1/2
   Erenburg vs Mikhalevski, 2004 1-0
   I Krush vs Erenburg, 2007 0-1
   Erenburg vs S Williams, 2005 1/2-1/2
   Erenburg vs T Rendle, 2005 1-0
   J Banawa vs Erenburg, 2007 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   16th Maccabia IM (2001)
   Amsterdam Chess Tournament (2006)
   Hastings 2005/06 (2006)
   Berkeley International (2011)
   World Junior Championship (2003)
   National Open (2007)
   Politiken Cup (2013)
   Gibraltar Masters (2005)
   41st World Junior Championship (2002)
   American Continental (2018)
   Reykjavik Open (2006)
   Amsterdam Chess Tournament (2005)
   European Championship (2006)
   European Championship (2005)
   PRO League Group Stage (2019)

   🏆 St Louis Winter B
   E Cordova vs Erenburg (Nov-18-19) 1-0
   Erenburg vs T Harutyunian (Nov-17-19) 1/2-1/2
   J Wang vs Erenburg (Nov-16-19) 1/2-1/2
   Erenburg vs F Perez Ponsa (Nov-15-19) 1/2-1/2
   E Moradiabadi vs Erenburg (Nov-14-19) 1/2-1/2

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(born Jan-27-1983, 39 years old) Russia (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Sergey Erenburg was awarded the Grandmaster title in 2003. In 2004, he won the championship of Israel. In 2003, he took 3rd place in the World Under-20 championship.

Wikipedia article: Sergey Erenburg

Last updated: 2021-01-27 05:08:37

 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 487  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Lengyel vs Erenburg  1-0381994Gyongyos opB12 Caro-Kann Defense
2. Motylev vs Erenburg  1-0541997RUS-chJM opB12 Caro-Kann Defense
3. Erenburg vs R Har-Zvi  0-1351999Israeli LeagueB22 Sicilian, Alapin
4. Erenburg vs A S Rasmussen  1-0231999Wch U16B12 Caro-Kann Defense
5. Erenburg vs Janos Dudas  ½-½112000Budapest FS07 IM-AD14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
6. Navara vs Erenburg  ½-½232000Wch U18B17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
7. Erenburg vs D Godes  ½-½56200116th Maccabia IMB06 Robatsch
8. M Klenburg vs Erenburg  0-125200116th Maccabia IMA00 Uncommon Opening
9. Erenburg vs M Shur  ½-½15200116th Maccabia IMC02 French, Advance
10. G Kaganskiy vs Erenburg  1-061200116th Maccabia IMD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
11. Erenburg vs A Rinberg  1-040200116th Maccabia IMB06 Robatsch
12. Erenburg vs E Carmel  1-041200116th Maccabia IMC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
13. U Zak vs Erenburg  ½-½55200116th Maccabia IMD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
14. Erenburg vs R Bar  ½-½49200116th Maccabia IMB22 Sicilian, Alapin
15. David Porat vs Erenburg  0-168200116th Maccabia IMD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
16. K Rusev vs Erenburg  0-1432001WYB18B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
17. A Kovchan vs Erenburg  1-0472001WYB18B12 Caro-Kann Defense
18. Erenburg vs D Ortega Hermida  1-0512001WYB18B22 Sicilian, Alapin
19. Ni Hua vs Erenburg 1-0392001WYB18B12 Caro-Kann Defense
20. Erenburg vs V Teterev  1-0422001WYB18B22 Sicilian, Alapin
21. Kanep vs Erenburg  0-1652001WYB18D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. Erenburg vs M Paragua  1-0512001WYB18B22 Sicilian, Alapin
23. Lupulescu vs Erenburg  ½-½212001WYB18B11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
24. Erenburg vs D Mastrovasilis 1-0212001WYB18B22 Sicilian, Alapin
25. Erenburg vs Jakovenko  0-1532001WYB18B22 Sicilian, Alapin
 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 487  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-08-06  DutchDunce: Wow, I'm surprised no one has commented on this guy. I've never heard of him myself, and his rating looks mediocre enough (for a GM), but it looks like he is a blitz wizard. He scalped some pretty big names at the WBC, including Polgar, Grischuk, Sutovsky and Carlsen! Nice job.
Sep-09-06  ahmadov: <DutchDunce> He might also be a risng star.
Sep-09-06  EmperorAtahualpa: Sergey Erenburg, Israeli GM, born in 1983.

Current FIDE rating: 2585
Current world FIDE ranking: 177th
Current national FIDE ranking: 7th (behind Boris Gelfand, Ilya Smirin, Boris Avrukh, Michael Roiz, Emil Sutovsky, and Evgeny Postny)


Sep-09-06  ahmadov: <Current world FIDE ranking: 177th> Not very impressive though
Sep-09-06  EmperorAtahualpa: <Not very impressive though>

I might be a modest man, but I think it is.

Dec-03-06  OlgaVerechtchaguina: Serega, Congratulations!

I knew that one day you will be GM!

My best wishes and GOOD LUCK!!!

Feb-17-07  Eastfrisian: He is born on 27. January 1983.
Jun-27-07  pocketkings: He plays board 1 for UMBC at the collegiate tournaments.
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  WannaBe: Check out that fancy carpeting!! :-)
Aug-15-08  rahidz2003: Congrats on winning the New England Masters :D
Aug-17-08  notyetagm: <DutchDunce: Wow, I'm surprised no one has commented on this guy. I've never heard of him myself, and his rating looks mediocre enough (for a GM), but it looks like he is a blitz wizard. He scalped some pretty big names at the WBC, including Polgar, Grischuk, Sutovsky and Carlsen! Nice job.>

Wow, I am glad I did not know that before I played him in an OTB rated game at the Blackstone Open (

I would have had a heart attack if I had known I was playing someone who had beaten Carlsen at blitz!

[Event "Blackstone Open"]
[Site "Comfort Inn, 2 George Street, Pawtucket, RI"]
[Date "2008.08.16"]
[Round "2"]
[White "GM Erenburg"]
[Black "notyetagm"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2582"]
[BlackElo "1794"]
[ECO "B22"]
[PlyCount "29"]
[EventDate "2008.08.16-17"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. c3 d5 4. exd5 Qxd5 5. d4 Nf6 6. Be3 cxd4 7. cxd4 Bg4 8. Nc3 Qa5 9. d5 Rd8 10. Bc4 e6 11. Qb3 exd5 12. Qxb7 dxc4 13. Qxc6+ Bd7 14. Qxc4 Bb5 15. Qxb5+

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  Eric Schiller: He thumped my Pterodactyl at the National Open this year. I chose an inferior line because I couldn't remember the theory of the main line. Nice guy. Game started 20 minutes late because TDs didn't know how to set the clocks.
Aug-18-08  notyetagm: <Eric Schiller: He thumped my Pterodactyl at the National Open this year. I chose an inferior line because I couldn't remember the theory of the main line. Nice guy. Game started 20 minutes late because TDs didn't know how to set the clocks.>

Yes, GM Erenburg is one of the nicest, most friendly chess players I have ever met. I wish him all the best in his future chess career.

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  WannaBe: <Eric Schiller> You mean either you or Erenburg knew how the clock works either? Does that mean either of you brought your own clock?
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  jessicafischerqueen: According to the photo there, his rating <is> or <was> 2613--

Contrary to what it says in his profile here.

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  WannaBe: <jessicafischerqueen> Do not trust the photo, I heard that, the photographer is an horrible chess player, and an even worse photo taker!!

(The ELO could be FIDE, or USCF, depending on which one the tournament TD wanted to use...)

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  jessicafischerqueen: Thanks <MannBee>!!

Who is this ELO fellow?

Is he related to ARPAD?

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  GrahamClayton: Sergey is recognised as an Outstanding Junior in Mathematics and a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. After completing his doctoral work, he hopes to work in the finance industry and teach at the university level.

“During my undergraduate career at UMBC, I gained a lot of knowledge, learned to write reports, papers and how to approach problems from different perspectives and in a more systematic manner. UMBC has outstanding faculty and research facilities, which helped me become interested in quantitative finance, reaffirming my desire to pursue mathematical education in order to apply mathematical methods to the analysis of financial markets.”

Feb-24-11  BIDMONFA: Sergey Erenburg


Oct-17-13  hellopolgar: Citizenship: ISR. So he went from Russia to ISR, then to USA. It is also worth mentioning that he had to pay an application fee of 5000 euro to change his nationality from ISR to USA.
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  WTHarvey: I posted 9 mate puzzles from chess games of US GM Sergey Erenburg @ Find the winning move.

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