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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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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-22-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
Mar-10-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: <TheAlchemist>Poor fellow, it's a thankless job, but someone has to do it.

<TheAlchemist>,
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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