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Sergey Erenburg
S Erenburg 
Photo copyright © 2008, courtesy of "WannaBe"  

Number of games in database: 526
Years covered: 1994 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2559 (2567 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2637
Overall record: +161 -80 =176 (59.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 109 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (119) 
    B22 B90 B48 B42 B80
 Ruy Lopez (48) 
    C65 C78 C67 C69 C92
 French Defense (35) 
    C07 C02 C03 C05 C10
 French Tarrasch (23) 
    C07 C03 C05 C09
 Sicilian Najdorf (20) 
 Caro-Kann (17) 
    B12 B13 B18
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (96) 
    B12 B18 B10 B17 B11
 Semi-Slav (43) 
    D45 D44 D43 D47 D46
 Slav (39) 
    D11 D12 D10 D15 D17
 Petrov (16) 
    C42 C43
 Queen's Pawn Game (12) 
    D02 D00 A45 D04
 Nimzo Indian (9) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   S Erenburg vs Fridman, 2005 1-0
   Kaidanov vs S Erenburg, 2005 0-1
   S Erenburg vs D Mastrovasilis, 2001 1-0
   S Erenburg vs Mikhalevski, 2004 1-0
   S Erenburg vs E Cordova, 2017 1-0
   T Abrahamyan vs S Erenburg, 2011 0-1
   I Krush vs S Erenburg, 2007 0-1
   S Erenburg vs R Pert, 2005 1/2-1/2
   S Erenburg vs S Williams, 2005 1/2-1/2
   L Milman vs S Erenburg, 2011 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Amsterdam Chess Tournament (2006)
   Israeli Championship (2004)
   Tel Aviv Autumn (1998)
   Hastings 2005/06 (2006)
   Berkeley International (2011)
   World Junior Championship (2003)
   Politiken Cup (2013)
   World Junior Championship (2002)
   Gibraltar Masters (2005)
   Bundesliga 2005/06 (2005)
   American Continental (2018)
   Amsterdam Chess Tournament (2005)
   Matra Summer Open (1997)
   European Championship (2005)
   PRO League Group Stage (2019)

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

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(born Jan-27-1983, 40 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 22; games 1-25 of 526  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Lengyel vs S Erenburg 1-0381994Gyongyos OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
2. T Bodi vs S Erenburg  0-1381994Gyongyos OpenA12 English with b3
3. S Erenburg vs M Chetverik  0-1331994Gyongyos OpenB02 Alekhine's Defense
4. S Erenburg vs J Dolanyi  ½-½291994Gyongyos OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
5. S Erenburg vs F Gorda  0-1221994Gyongyos OpenB06 Robatsch
6. S Erenburg vs Z Horvath  1-0301994Gyongyos OpenC50 Giuoco Piano
7. S Erenburg vs A Mohacsi  1-0491994Gyongyos OpenB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
8. J Sapi vs S Erenburg  ½-½361994Gyongyos OpenA12 English with b3
9. I Szecsenyi vs S Erenburg  ½-½541994Gyongyos OpenD02 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Motylev vs S Erenburg  1-0541997RUS-chJM opB12 Caro-Kann Defense
11. P Fracz vs S Erenburg  0-1301997Matra Summer OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
12. S Erenburg vs P Villard  0-1331997Matra Summer OpenC02 French, Advance
13. I Blasko vs S Erenburg  ½-½421997Matra Summer OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
14. I Szucs vs S Erenburg  0-1601997Matra Summer OpenB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
15. S Erenburg vs B Nagy  0-1641997Matra Summer OpenC52 Evans Gambit
16. S Erenburg vs J Hever  1-0401997Matra Summer OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
17. M Swicarz vs S Erenburg  1-0451997Matra Summer OpenB07 Pirc
18. S Erenburg vs N Pribula  1-0231997Matra Summer OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
19. M Prelevic vs S Erenburg  0-1241997Matra Summer OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
20. S Erenburg vs S Yeke  1-0241998Tel Aviv AutumnB22 Sicilian, Alapin
21. S Erenburg vs E Grinshpun  1-0411998Tel Aviv AutumnC45 Scotch Game
22. M Roiz vs S Erenburg  ½-½271998Tel Aviv AutumnB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
23. S Erenburg vs M A Botvinnik  1-0381998Tel Aviv AutumnB22 Sicilian, Alapin
24. D Godes vs S Erenburg  ½-½421998Tel Aviv AutumnA00 Uncommon Opening
25. T Haimovich vs S Erenburg  ½-½291998Tel Aviv AutumnD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
 page 1 of 22; games 1-25 of 526  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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