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Count Grigory Alexandrovich Kushelev-Bezborodko
Number of games in database: 3
Years covered: 1858 to 1862

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C40 King's Knight Opening (2 games)

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(born 1832, died 1870, 38 years old)

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Dubois vs Count Kushelev-Bezborodko 0-1261858RomeC40 King's Knight Opening
2. Dubois vs Count Kushelev-Bezborodko 1-0271858RomeC40 King's Knight Opening
3. Kolisch vs Count Kushelev-Bezborodko  1-0191862St. Petersburg RUSC52 Evans Gambit
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  Honza Cervenka:, the original source of these two games was evidently Italian and so the name of this Russian player (and especially its transliteration as "KUSCELEV") was a little enigma for me. But now I am pretty sure who is this guy. This is Count Grigory Alexandrovich Kushelev-Bezborodko (1832-1870), a founder of the St. Petersburg Chess Club.
Premium Chessgames Member OK, makes sense.
Mar-16-04  iron maiden: I'd hate to have to sign a scorecard with "Grigory Alexandrovich Kushelev-Bezborodko" every game...
Mar-16-04  Calli: He was known as G-Kush to the hip crowd. ;-)
May-27-04  tomh72000: <He was known as G-Kush to the hip crowd> lol, that made me laugh out loud for several minutes. This guy has the longest name in the database, according to <>
May-27-04  barrister: I agree with the Iron Maiden...but hey, at least he's super-straightforward to Google...
Feb-26-05  aw1988: <Calli> LOL. Now THAT was good.
Feb-26-05  JoshuaJ8588: Only outside of America could someone have such a long name.
Aug-08-06  Autoreparaturwerkbau: Speaking about longest names, it was owned by a German (b. 1904), who used to live in Philadeplhia for most of his life; his name was:

Adolph Blaine Charles David Earl Frederick Gerald Hubert Irvin John Kenneth Lloyd Martin Nero Oliver Paul Quincy Randolph Sherman Thomas Uncas Victor William Xerxes Yancy Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorffwelchevoralternware- ngewissenschaftschaferswessenschafewarenwohlgepflegeun- dsorgfaltigkeitbeschutzenvonangreifeudurchihrraubgieri- gfeindewelchevoralternzwolftausendjahresvorandieersche- inenerscheinenvanderersteerdemenschderraumschiffgebrau- chlichtalsseinursprungvonkraftgestartseinlangefahrthin- zwischensternaitigraumaufdersuchenachdiesternwelchegeh- abtbewohnbarplanetenkreisedrehensichundwohinderneurass- evonverstandigmenschlichkeitkonntefortpflanzenundsiche- rfeuenanlebenslanglichfreudeundruhemitnicheinfurchtvor- angreifenvonandererintelligentgeschopfsvonhinzwischent- ernart Zeus igraum Senior

Poor fella.

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May-03-07  wolfmaster: Poor chap. This Count Grigory was quite a good player.
Mar-02-08  wolfmaster: <Autoreparaturwerkbau> Here's my counter:

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He needed a check the size of a billboard to cash it.

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  Honza Cervenka: Grigory A. Kushelev-Bezborodko was quite interesting person. He was well-known as publisher, writer and patron of arts. He had many close friends among best writers of that period, including Ivan Turgenyev, Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky or Alexandre Dumas Sr., whom he accommodated in his house when Dumas sojourned in Russia. According to some sources Grigory even served as a model of Prince Myshkin in Dostoevsky's Idiot. He was also great chess enthusiast and together with leading chess players of St. Petersburg Ilya Shumov and Carl Friedrich Von Jaenisch he founded "Chess-lovers society", the first officially registered chess club in Russia, which was opened in Kushelev-Bezborodko's house in 1853.
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  Honza Cervenka: Here is a picture of G. A. Kushelev-Bezborodko's house at Gagarinskaya street in St. Petersburg, where the first chess club in Russia resided:

But really lovely place is Bezborodko's dacha (summer house) at Sverdlovskaya Embankment, where Alexandre Dumas Sr. sojourned during his stay in Russia in late 1850s:

Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: The name is not too long, just full - title, given name, patronym, double family name. The family names are quite reasonable too. Kushelev is Kushel+ev, where Kushel is the Yiddish form of the name Jekuthiel.

And Bezborodko is bezborod+ko, that is "Beardless"ko.

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