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Artur Yusupov
Photograph copyright © Fred Lucas,  
Number of games in database: 2,118
Years covered: 1975 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2559 (2520 rapid, 2500 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2680

Overall record: +608 -299 =1040 (57.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 171 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (164) 
    A46 D05 A40 D04 E00
 King's Indian (129) 
    E80 E60 E73 E62 E61
 Nimzo Indian (111) 
    E41 E52 E54 E30 E29
 Slav (91) 
    D10 D12 D18 D15 D17
 Queen's Indian (73) 
    E15 E12 E17 E14 E16
 Grunfeld (67) 
    D85 D86 D95 D87 D76
With the Black pieces:
 Petrov (165) 
    C42 C43
 French Defense (139) 
    C18 C09 C05 C01 C02
 Queen's Gambit Declined (94) 
    D37 D35 D31 D30 D39
 Ruy Lopez (94) 
    C80 C82 C72 C60 C73
 Orthodox Defense (70) 
    D56 D58 D52 D55 D50
 Ruy Lopez, Open (57) 
    C80 C82 C81 C83
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Ivanchuk vs Yusupov, 1991 0-1
   Yusupov vs P Scheeren, 1983 1-0
   Taimanov vs Yusupov, 1982 0-1
   Miles vs Yusupov, 1985 0-1
   Yusupov vs Ivanchuk, 1991 1-0
   Yusupov vs Karpov, 1989 1-0
   Yusupov vs E Lobron, 1996 1-0
   Yusupov vs J Nogueiras, 1985 1-0
   Yusupov vs L Adasiak, 2005 1-0
   Karpov vs Yusupov, 1989 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Montpellier Candidates (1985)
   32nd Rilton Cup (2002)
   German Championship (2006)
   55th USSR Championship (1988)
   NH Chess Tournament (2007)
   Linares (1991)
   HB Global Chess Challenge (2005)
   Lone Pine (1981)
   Linares (1992)
   Reykjavik Open (2015)
   50th USSR Championship (1983)
   Bundesliga 2009/10 (2009)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2012)
   Bundesliga 2015/16 (2015)
   Qatar Masters (2014)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Legend Yusupov by Gottschalk
   For Friends and Colleagues 1 (Dvoretsky) by Qindarka
   Strategie 1 - 6 Tigersprung auf DWZ 1500 by 5nizza

   🏆 European Rapid Championship
   Yusupov vs F Tuomainen (Dec-17-17) 1-0, rapid
   M Narva vs Yusupov (Dec-17-17) 0-1, rapid
   Yusupov vs H Reichmann (Dec-17-17) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   V Sakalauskas vs Yusupov (Dec-17-17) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   Yusupov vs M Mazurkiewicz (Dec-17-17) 1/2-1/2, rapid

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(born Feb-13-1960, 60 years old) Russia (federation/nationality Germany)
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Artur Mayakovich Yusupov was born on the 13th of February 1960 in Moscow, USSR.

Awarded the IM title in 1977 for his victory in the World Junior Championship and the GM title in 1980, he was a World Title Candidate thrice running, losing the semi-final round in 1986, 1989 and 1992.

Other tournament results include 2nd in the USSR Championship of 1979, 1st at Erevan 1982, 4th= at Linares 1983, 1st at Tunis 1985, 1st= at Montpellier Candidates 1985 and 3rd at Linares 1988. In the early 1990s, he interrupted burglars in his Moscow flat, was shot and was fortunate to survive. Soon after his recovery, Yusupov moved to Germany, where he now works as a writer and trainer (he became a FIDE Senior Trainer in 2005). Yusupov was German Champion in 2005.

Wikipedia article: Artur Yusupov

Last updated: 2017-12-03 04:14:37

 page 1 of 85; games 1-25 of 2,118  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Monakov vs Yusupov 1-0291975Moscow-chC77 Ruy Lopez
2. M Berkovich vs Yusupov 0-1361975Moscow-chA06 Reti Opening
3. Z Sturua vs Yusupov  1-0411976URS-ch U18D59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
4. Yusupov vs Yurtaev 1-0301976MoscowB33 Sicilian
5. W Ehrenfeucht vs Yusupov  0-1301977Telechess ol1 7778B33 Sicilian
6. J Fries-Nielsen vs Yusupov  0-1401977Wch U20C55 Two Knights Defense
7. Yusupov vs A Zapata 1-0471977Wch U20A05 Reti Opening
8. R Vera vs Yusupov  ½-½131977Wch U20C43 Petrov, Modern Attack
9. Yusupov vs M Sisniega  1-0421977Wch U20A05 Reti Opening
10. J Masculo vs Yusupov 0-1741977Wch U20A06 Reti Opening
11. Yusupov vs Groszpeter  ½-½371977Wch U20A34 English, Symmetrical
12. Kouatly vs Yusupov 0-1351977Innsbruck, AustriaA44 Old Benoni Defense
13. P Popovic vs Yusupov  0-1471977Wch U20A00 Uncommon Opening
14. Yusupov vs Graham Morrison  1-0741977Wch U20B53 Sicilian
15. Yusupov vs C Ionescu  ½-½131977Wch U20A34 English, Symmetrical
16. H Armando vs Yusupov  0-1321977Wch U20B33 Sicilian
17. Yusupov vs M Rivas Pastor  ½-½431977Wch U20A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
18. Yusupov vs Skembris  ½-½101977Wch U20A04 Reti Opening
19. Kasparov vs Yusupov 1-0481977URS-ch U20E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
20. Yusupov vs Kasparov ½-½411977LeningradA05 Reti Opening
21. Kasparov vs Yusupov ½-½201977LeningradC42 Petrov Defense
22. H Bohm vs Yusupov  ½-½411978IBM-BA45 Queen's Pawn Game
23. Yusupov vs E Vladimirov  ½-½231978URS-ch U26A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
24. Yusupov vs N Kirov  ½-½151978IBM-BA16 English
25. Dolmatov vs Yusupov  ½-½431978URS-ch U26C55 Two Knights Defense
 page 1 of 85; games 1-25 of 2,118  PGN Download
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  MissScarlett: < In the early 1990s, he interrupted burglars in his Moscow flat, was shot and was fortunate to survive.>

<In the lawless conditions of Russia’s 1990s, he was stabbed in the stomach by a robber at his Moscow flat and was lucky to survive.>

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  ketchuplover: now has "Revision & Exam 1 : The fundamentals"
Aug-01-16  posoo: WHEN do u think dat dis man is going to DIE?
Aug-15-16  The Chess Express: That's a bit rude considering what a great guy he is.
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  offramp: <The Chess Express: That's a bit rude considering what a great guy he is.>

Posoo was referring to Yusupov's having been both shot and stabbed and surviving Kasparov vs Yusupov, 1993.

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  morfishine: <posoo> Dis man is honly fiffy sit yeers he hus menny mo time a head uv hym
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Artur Yusupov!
Feb-13-17  Swedish Logician: In 1986 there were FOUR decided Winaver Advanced French games between Sokolov and Yusupov, with net result 2-2. Three earlier ones were in their Candiates match, but Yusupov's Petrosian-like sacrifice of the exchange in this marvellous positional win impressed me the most: A Sokolov vs Yusupov, 1986 It has, however, not been included among his notable games, where it definitely belongs.
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  moronovich: <Swedish Logician>

Plani(n)c and Timman also played 4 games of Winanwer I think.Not in a row,but on 4 different occasions ! I think Plani(n)c won them all.Timman was stubborn and wanted to exploit a certain variation with an early -Qa5-a4.

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  Fusilli: Today I made a drawing of him. For those who have Instagram:

Jun-14-19  ughaibu: Pretty good! Just a bit short on menacingness.
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  Fusilli: <ughaibu> Thank you! But you are being sarcastic, right? I was disappointed my rendering made him quite menacing, much more than the original picture!
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  chancho: <Fusilli> Me recuerda de Santa Claus. 😉 Estoy bromeando. Bien hecho.
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  Fusilli: Thanks Chancho.

Oh, I made a mistake in my earlier post. No need to have Instagram to see it. If you click on the little arrow to the right of my drawing, you can see the original photo I worked from.

Jun-14-19  ughaibu: Fusilli: No sarcasm, I would feel a lot more confident playing against your drawing than against the photograph.
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  Fusilli: <ughaibu> lol, me too!

Actually, a real artist told me yesterday that she didn't think he looked menacing, so I guess my perception was distorted.

Jun-15-19  ughaibu: Fusilli: I don't know about this "real artist" stuff, screen prints of your picture under different colour combinations would seem, to me, to put you in the company of Warhol.
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  moronovich: Great drawing <Fusilli> !
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  Fusilli: <moronovich> thank you!
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  wordfunph: Yusupov saved 233 lives..

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  perfidious: Damned impressive.
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  Dionysius1: Different Yusupov
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  Fusilli: <Dionysius1: Different Yusupov>

lol... <wordfunph> was being humorous, and <perfidious> was being good sport.

<wordfunph>'s post did make me rush to check what he was talking about. I'm happy for captain D. Yusupov and all his passengers.

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  Dionysius1: Oh ... playing along! Sorry guys.
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  redlance: Happy Birthday !!!!
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