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S Kurkin
Number of games in database: 14
Years covered: 1960 to 2003
Overall record: +3 -10 =1 (25.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Kurkin vs Y Neelov 0-1201960KalugaC57 Two Knights
2. S Kurkin vs M Mihaljcisin  0-1181963URS SpartakiadC57 Two Knights
3. S Kurkin vs Estrin 0-1251966Moscow Central CC-ch sfC57 Two Knights
4. A Ostapenko vs S Kurkin 1-0301970USSRB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
5. V Osnos vs S Kurkin  1-0351970Vasilevsky memE60 King's Indian Defense
6. S Kurkin vs V Agrinsky  0-1331972RSFSR-chT5 corrD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
7. S Kurkin vs A Terentiev  1-0372003Tsiolkovsky mem opB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
8. S Kurkin vs A Gubajdullin  0-1512003Tsiolkovsky mem opB20 Sicilian
9. S Kurkin vs I Zakurdjaeva  0-1572003Tsiolkovsky mem opA28 English
10. S Kurkin vs A Panko 1-0712003Tsiolkovsky mem opC24 Bishop's Opening
11. N Chadaev vs S Kurkin  1-0442003Tsiolkovsky mem opA20 English
12. M Sultangareev vs S Kurkin  0-1322003Tsiolkovsky mem opA46 Queen's Pawn Game
13. T Koshil vs S Kurkin  1-0662003Tsiolkovsky mem opC00 French Defense
14. V Avdeeva vs S Kurkin  ½-½592003Tsiolkovsky mem opA10 English
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  TheAlchemist: Now, compared to my comments on Dmitry Ostapenko, here's a player who lost his games brilliantly. Poor fellow, it's a thankless job, but someone has to do it.
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  GrahamClayton: <TheAlchemist>Poor fellow, it's a thankless job, but someone has to do it.

Here is Kurkin fulfilling his role of punching bag for his opponent, and playing the variation of the Two Knights that is named after him:

[Event "?"]
[Site "Moscow"]
[Date "1963.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Kurkin, S"]
[Black "Mihailovich"]
[Result "0-1"]

1. e4 e5 2. ♘f3 ♘c6 3. ♗c4 ♘f6 4. ♘g5 d5 5. exd5 b5 6. ♗f1 h6 7. ♘xf7 ♔xf7 8. dxc6 ♗c5 9. ♕f3 ♖f8 10. ♗xb5 ♔g8 11. h3 ♗xf2+ 12. ♕xf2 ♘e4 13. ♕e3 ♕h4+ 14. g3 ♘xg3 15. ♕b3+ ♔h8 16. ♖g1

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16...♘e2+ 17. ♔xe2 ♕f2+ 18. ♔d3 ♗f5+ 0-1

Source: Bill Wall, “500 Italian Miniatures”, Chess Enterprises, Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, 1987

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