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Yuriy Kuzubov
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Number of games in database: 855
Years covered: 2001 to 2023
Last FIDE rating: 2643 (2697 rapid, 2578 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2699
Overall record: +325 -152 =322 (60.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 56 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Gambit Declined (37) 
    D37 D30 D38 D31 D35
 Slav (37) 
    D12 D10 D17 D11 D15
 Nimzo Indian (37) 
    E46 E32 E20 E55 E41
 King's Indian (29) 
    E60 E90 E75 E73 E97
 English (26) 
    A13 A15 A10 A11 A16
 Sicilian (24) 
    B51 B52 B30 B40 B90
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (121) 
    B30 B90 B33 B32 B22
 Petrov (35) 
    C42 C43
 Sicilian Najdorf (29) 
    B90 B92 B96 B94 B91
 Queen's Gambit Declined (24) 
    D37 D38 D35 D30
 Queen's Pawn Game (23) 
    D02 A40 E10 A41 E00
 Bogo Indian (22) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   McShane vs Kuzubov, 2019 0-1
   Mamedyarov vs Kuzubov, 2017 0-1
   Kuzubov vs I Krush, 2014 1-0
   M Antipov vs Kuzubov, 2015 0-1
   Eljanov vs Kuzubov, 2014 0-1
   Kuzubov vs Carlsen, 2022 1-0
   R van der Plas vs Kuzubov, 2011 0-1
   Kuzubov vs H Mohamed, 2008 1-0
   Kuzubov vs M Andersen, 2013 1-0
   Kuzubov vs Ponomariov, 2014 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Reykjavik Open (2011)
   Ukrainian Championship (2014)
   Reykjavik Open (2010)
   World Youth Stars (2004)
   Dubai Open (2019)
   Zurich Chess Club 200th Anniversary (2009)
   GRENKE Chess Open (2017)
   European Championship (2023)
   Gibraltar Masters (2007)
   Politiken Cup (2009)
   European Championship (2017)
   Reykjavik Open (2013)
   European Championship (2019)
   Lindores Abbey Tal Mem (2021)
   Chennai Olympiad (2022)

   🏆 FIDE World Cup
   S L Narayanan vs Kuzubov (Aug-03-23) 1-0
   Kuzubov vs S L Narayanan (Aug-02-23) 1/2-1/2
   Kuzubov vs M Tissir (Jul-31-23) 1-0
   M Tissir vs Kuzubov (Jul-30-23) 0-1
   Kuzubov vs D Anton Guijarro (Mar-13-23) 1/2-1/2

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(born Jan-26-1990, 33 years old) Ukraine
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GM Yuri Aleksandrovich Kuzubov earned the title in 2004, becoming the second-youngest GM in the world at the time. Shortly after he came 2nd in the World U14 Championship and won the strong Harmonie (2004) tournament to close out the year. In 2006, he was runner-up in the World U18 Championship. He won the SPICE Cup and the Gurgaon International Open Grandmasters Tournament in 2009 and the Reykjavik Open in 2011. =2nd at the 2013 Dubai Open and =2nd at the 17th Voronezh Chess Festival 2013. 1st at the 2014 Abu Dhabi Masters.

2014 Ukraine champion.

Wikipedia article: Yuriy Kuzubov

Last updated: 2018-03-11 22:36:41

 page 1 of 35; games 1-25 of 855  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Kuzubov vs V Onyshchuk  1-0402001UKR-ch U12E80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
2. K Borsuk vs Kuzubov  0-1222001UKR-ch U12E43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
3. A Ostrovsky vs Kuzubov  0-1562001UKR-ch U12B32 Sicilian
4. M Olszewski vs Kuzubov  1-0532001EYCC B12E10 Queen's Pawn Game
5. Kuzubov vs J Maslowski  1-0202001EYCC B12A57 Benko Gambit
6. M Bobula vs Kuzubov  ½-½252001EYCC B12E20 Nimzo-Indian
7. Kuzubov vs M Brzeski  1-0392001EYCC B12A57 Benko Gambit
8. E Krivoborodov vs Kuzubov  0-1522001EYCC B12B22 Sicilian, Alapin
9. Kuzubov vs Dan Golub  1-0492001EYCC B12D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. Kuzubov vs A Zatonskih  ½-½312002Petrov mem opE41 Nimzo-Indian
11. A Vovk vs Kuzubov  0-1622002UKR-ch U12B20 Sicilian
12. Timoshenko vs Kuzubov  1-0482002UKR-chTB36 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
13. Carlsen vs Kuzubov 1-0152002Wch U12A45 Queen's Pawn Game
14. G Margvelashvili vs Kuzubov  0-1512003World ol U16A17 English
15. Kuzubov vs P Ponkratov  0-1532003World ol U16A57 Benko Gambit
16. H Petschar vs Kuzubov  0-1332003European Club CupA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
17. Kuzubov vs M Petsetidi 1-0352003European Club CupD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
18. A Vydeslaver vs Kuzubov  ½-½352003European Club CupB07 Pirc
19. Landa vs Kuzubov  ½-½622003European Club CupB30 Sicilian
20. Kuzubov vs M Palac  ½-½122003European Club CupE55 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation
21. Kuzubov vs M Palac  ½-½112003European Club CupE55 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation
22. Kuzubov vs S Ionov  ½-½592003European Club CupE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
23. I Stavrianakis vs Kuzubov  0-1592003European Club CupE40 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
24. Kuzubov vs V Reshetov 1-0452003St. Petersburg OpenD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
25. V Belov vs Kuzubov  1-0342003St. Petersburg OpenE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
 page 1 of 35; games 1-25 of 855  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Dec-30-04  percyblakeney: Correction: Karjakin will of course be rated as the best player born in 1990.
Dec-30-04  capablancakarpov: Kuzubov won the Armonie Chess Tournament,with the same points that Visser,Van der Wiel and Nijboer,thanks to the results in games played amongst each other and Sonnenborn-Berger points.
Jan-26-05  iron maiden: Happy 15th birthday!
Jul-01-05  iron maiden: Just won against Alekseev today in Warsaw to finish +3.
Jul-01-05  iron maiden: As it turned out, the tiebreaks placed him in the top 34, so he'll have a spot in the next FIDE championship cycle.
Jan-26-06  BIDMONFA: Yuri Kuzubov


Jan-26-07  mckmac: From FIDE site Current elo 2554 Highest elo 2563.Over 2500 since August 2004.
Jan-31-07  iron maiden: He's been relatively quiet the past year and a half, but he's had an excellent Gibraltar tournament thus far. He's performed well above his rating, and a draw against Adams tomorrow will net him a share of first place.
Feb-01-07  iron maiden: Edit: He is playing Akopian tomorrow, not Adams.
May-16-08  castofclowns: Kuzubov would be playing in the Philippines!!!
Jan-29-09  Ken MacGillivray: Kuzubov has won the Gurgaon International Open Grandmasters Chess Tournament in India
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  Tabanus: 2009 was quite a good year for him, with also 3rd in Rilton Cup (, 2nd in SCS Open GM Tournament (India) in June, and winning Spice Cup in September.
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  Tabanus: 2010 started well also, with 2nd place in Reykjavik Open:

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  Penguincw: For some reason, the game he was playing in the photo is not in the database.

Also, he is tied for 1st (three-way tie) at the 13th European Individual Championship (2012).

Jan-26-13  Kikoman: Happy 23rd Birthday GM Yuri Kuzubov! ^^
Jan-26-14  nummerzwei: <Dec-30-04 percyblakeney: On the next ELO list he'll pass Carlsen, and will be rated as the best player born in 1990.>

Such a prodigy. What became of him?

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  Penguincw: I know this is probably late, but congratz to young GM Yuri Kuzubov for winning the Abu Dhabi tournament with a score of 7/9 (+6,-1,=2). He edged Tigran L Petrosian 2527-2525 (!) on tiebreaks.

During the tournament, he unofficially gained 7.8 points to rise to 2675, as he looks to overtake Anton Korobov for Ukraine #7 (2680).

Nov-23-14  twinlark: Congratulations on GM Kuzubov winning the Ukrainian championship ahead of a very strong field. Winning his last round game after a loss in the previous round was especially gutsy.

Well done.

Nov-23-14  whiteshark: Congratulations to Yuri Kuzubov for winning the 2014 Ukranian Chess Championship!

cb report (in German):

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  MikhailGolubev: TV-interview with GM Yuriy Kuzubov, December 2014
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  Penguincw: Congrats to Yuri Kuzubov for joining the live top 100 ratings. He has gained 1.9 rating points through 4 rounds, and currently sits at 2651.9, and #100, 0.1 behind Granda Zuniga.
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  Penguincw: Anyway, at the Iasi Open, he scored 6.5/9 (+5,-1,=3), but only gained 0.3 points from his 2650 rating, so he'll remain below the top 100 (currently it's 2652.0 that's needed).
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  Penguincw: Congrats to Kuzubov for his performance at the Cesme Open. He scored 7.5/9 (+7,-1,=1) against 2337 opposition, and gained 5.2 points.
Sep-08-17  ambongtumbong: Kuzubov is immune to shark's bite.
Apr-23-22  Albertan: Kuzubov defeated Carlsen in their game at the Friendly Solidarity Match Ukraine-Norway:

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