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Legend Yusupov
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Former collaborator and disciple of Mark Dvoretsky, both wrote the famous and essential series "Entrenamiento de Elite". In addition to being recognized as chess author, he was also able to defeat eight classic world champions Yusupov's life was transformed in 1994, when he adopted German citizenship, after being stabbed in his home country. After that, his play remained at a high level, but he made no more progress with regard to the Candidates cycle.

Better ending after invasion 49...Nc3!
T Toshkov vs Yusupov, 1978 
(A44) Old Benoni Defense, 71 moves, 0-1

26. a4! positional advantage
Yusupov vs Tal, 1979
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 58 moves, 1-0

22 Rxb7!! prophilaxis- destructing counter attack
Yusupov vs Suetin, 1980 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Right was 33 Qb2 avoiding Qe5 w/ a trap Qa1ck Qxa5
Yusupov vs Sax, 1980 
(D85) Grunfeld, 16 moves, 1-0

Positional queen sac
Yusupov vs N Andrianov, 1981 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 28 moves, 1-0

manouvering w/ check. Bbxg6+ prepares Qg8ck & Nh5
Yusupov vs Kuzmin, 1981 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 35 moves, 1-0

Problemtic Nc6 and two rooks sac
Yusupov vs R Morenz, 1981 
(D85) Grunfeld, 22 moves, 1-0

Thematic at. against Saemisch structure
Taimanov vs Yusupov, 1982 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 42 moves, 0-1

Opening lines w/ pawn gambit + ruptures
Kupreichik vs Yusupov, 1982 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 20 moves, 0-1

5.c3 Qf6!? queen moves at opening
Dolmatov vs Yusupov, 1982 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 21 moves, 0-1

Ne5 to queen walk to Blackburne's trap.
Yusupov vs P Scheeren, 1983 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Yusupov vs Spiridonov, 1983 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Adianto vs Yusupov, 1983 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 31 moves, 0-1

b5 plan to isolate d5
G Agzamov vs Yusupov, 1983
(A43) Old Benoni, 76 moves, 0-1

bad bishop activation if 25 dxc4 26 Ne5ck -Nxc4
Yusupov vs M R Martini, 1983 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 1-0

Low king safety: two targets
Yusupov vs J Nogueiras, 1985 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 20 moves, 1-0

56...Kd5!! king boxer gain a draw
Yusupov vs G Sigurjonsson, 1985 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 80 moves, 1/2-1/2

center control if 11...b6 12 cxd5 to Nc4
Yusupov vs Sosonko, 1985 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

after Bxf6 bishop pair threat is a nightmare
Miles vs Yusupov, 1985 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 24 moves, 0-1

Outpost gives way to the tricks
Yusupov vs Ribli, 1985 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 32 moves, 1-0

Yusupov vs Spassky, 1985 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

Refusing re-takes Yusupov chooses the large castle
Timman vs Yusupov, 1986 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 38 moves, 0-1

A Sokolov vs Yusupov, 1986 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 40 moves, 0-1

Supporting his adv pawns demolishing the chain
A Sokolov vs Yusupov, 1986 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 72 moves, 0-1

double "f" pawn question
Yusupov vs Short, 1986 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 35 moves, 1-0

"a" pawn and dead rook. Semi-Benoni Power
Yusupov vs Miles, 1986 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 1-0

boxing Helena w/ Re1
Yusupov vs E Torre, 1987 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 25 moves, 1-0

passed "a" pawn w/ auxiliars
Yusupov vs Ehlvest, 1987 
(E77) King's Indian, 40 moves, 1-0

if Re5ck Re6! intercepts.
Beliavsky vs Yusupov, 1987 
(A90) Dutch, 54 moves, 0-1

if 9...Nbd7 is solid, why exchange?
Lputian vs Yusupov, 1987
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 29 moves, 0-1

18 Qd3! and now, where to take the minor pieces?
Yusupov vs Ehlvest, 1988 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 34 moves, 1-0

Piece activity 39...kg7 to equalize. Rd7 Blunder Rd7??
Yusupov vs Ehlvest, 1988
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 48 moves, 1-0

Defending his knight w/ imagination
M Gurevich vs Yusupov, 1988
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 44 moves, 0-1

Due the low mobility, white pieces haven't opportunity.
Ehlvest vs Yusupov, 1988 
(C18) French, Winawer, 85 moves, 1/2-1/2

targeting in the late pawns
Yusupov vs A V Kharitonov, 1988 
(A13) English, 59 moves, 1-0

10 Nd2 Bb7 11.Qc2 is more elastic
B Lalic vs Yusupov, 1988
(A90) Dutch, 37 moves, 0-1

How to contest pawn islands
Yusupov vs Smyslov, 1988
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

A pawn is down
Nunn vs Yusupov, 1988 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 76 moves, 0-1

30...Ne2ck how to destroy a block!
P Nikolic vs Yusupov, 1988 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 0-1

Tal beats his favorite scheme
Yusupov vs Tal, 1988 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 0-1

White still better even after 27...a4 28 b4 Nxc1 29 Rxc1
Yusupov vs Kasparov, 1989 
(E92) King's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

bullfighter blood to cause risky
P Nikolic vs Yusupov, 1989 
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 22 moves, 0-1

Bxf7ck to open the door , h5 introduced weakness
Yusupov vs Karpov, 1989 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

model play toLasker var.
Karpov vs Yusupov, 1989 
(D57) Queen's Gambit Declined, Lasker Defense, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

old sac make the surprise
Short vs Yusupov, 1989
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 37 moves, 0-1

14.d4? f5!!
Spassky vs Yusupov, 1990 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 37 moves, 0-1

Two active Knights are better than one!
Yusupov vs Ljubojevic, 1990 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 34 moves, 1-0

perfect strategy against a trashy bishop
Yusupov vs Gelfand, 1990
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 66 moves, 1-0

Slowly, but decisive King Knight
Yusupov vs Speelman, 1991
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 40 moves, 1-0

Qe3! collecing pawns
Yusupov vs Kamsky, 1991
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 49 moves, 1-0

c6! exploiting the lack of play of the white pieces
Seirawan vs Yusupov, 1991
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 34 moves, 0-1

Queen side advantage transformed in creative ending
Yusupov vs Ivanchuk, 1991 
(E59) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line, 57 moves, 1-0

"Javali Attack"
Yusupov vs Ivanchuk, 1991 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 38 moves, 1-0

A Hole in e ECO
Ivanchuk vs Yusupov, 1991 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 39 moves, 0-1

Pawns for nothing
Yusupov vs Ivanchuk, 1991 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

The long tour to b3
Yusupov vs G P Gruen, 1991 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 32 moves, 1-0

Privileges of Royalty
Wahls vs Yusupov, 1991 
(C16) French, Winawer, 52 moves, 0-1

Initiative due to the changed threats
M Gurevich vs Yusupov, 1992
(D94) Grunfeld, 54 moves, 0-1

13 a4 was ok After 13Qc5, Nxd4! Black explore structure
Salov vs Yusupov, 1992 
(D14) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 66 moves, 0-1

Nd3 facing pendant pawns
Yusupov vs Klovans, 1992
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 34 moves, 1-0

Falling Down ( A Day of Fury)
Gelfand vs Yusupov, 1992 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Death by suffocation
Yusupov vs Anand, 1992 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 70 moves, 1-0

26...Rxe2 relative worth
L B Hansen vs Yusupov, 1993
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 50 moves, 0-1

Chekhov vs Yusupov, 1993
(A90) Dutch, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nxc5! Go To Seventh Rank
Yusupov vs L Christiansen, 1993 
(B07) Pirc, 47 moves, 1-0

Releasing the base of operations on e5
Kamsky vs Yusupov, 1993 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

Occupying white squares
Plaskett vs Yusupov, 1993
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 0-1

complications to put bishop out of play
Yusupov vs Hertneck, 1993
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 28 moves, 1-0

Wonder Horse and the helpful deflection w/ two P7
Yusupov vs Adams, 1994 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 44 moves, 1-0

23 Rxh3ck Pragmatism
Hodgson vs Yusupov, 1994 
(C02) French, Advance, 47 moves, 0-1

Rc1! don't transfer initiative
Yusupov vs Anand, 1994
(D93) Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3, 58 moves, 1-0

Retaining "c" pawn", trading e5
Yusupov vs Korchnoi, 1994
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 51 moves, 1-0

my horse g5 for sale
Yusupov vs Polgar, 1994 
(D29) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 45 moves, 1-0

Penetrating a fixed structure w/ the bright 36.Nc2!
Yusupov vs Kramnik, 1995
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 46 moves, 1-0

f3!-Nge2! Strange disposition to the future d5
Yusupov vs Miles, 1994
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 37 moves, 1-0

10... Nh6 N through stormy waters
Kindermann vs Yusupov, 1995 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 82 moves, 0-1

12 a6 is anodyne. 37Qe7! put his head piece near to kg8
C Lutz vs Yusupov, 1996
(C42) Petrov Defense, 44 moves, 0-1

Yusupov vs Lobron, 1996 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 28 moves, 1-0

A stair dreams to be a star (pawn c5)
Polgar vs Yusupov, 1997 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 62 moves, 0-1

Progressive operations
Yusupov vs Khalifman, 1997 
(D85) Grunfeld, 51 moves, 1-0

13... Re8? weaken f7
Yusupov vs M Sorokin, 1998 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 39 moves, 1-0

Yusupov vs Rozentalis, 1998
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

The Turn of Screw Ne5-g4
Yusupov vs Beliavsky, 1998 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 1-0

Nf8 keeping the queen in reserve is a creative plan
R Kempinski vs Yusupov, 1999
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 45 moves, 0-1

Undoing the majority at queen flank Rxb7!
Yusupov vs Ivanchuk, 2000
(D76) Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

9 h3 Nb4 10 Be2 Ivanchuk founds a antidote
Ivanchuk vs Yusupov, 2000 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 48 moves, 1-0

Interference and unblock interference
Yusupov vs P K Wells, 2001
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 43 moves, 1-0

Ng5 for 2 pawns and diagonal
Yusupov vs Speelman, 2001
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 45 moves, 1-0

Exchanging the piece supporters, Knights suffer!
Bareev vs Yusupov, 2002 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 48 moves, 0-1

So it was wrote....
Yusupov vs Aagaard, 2002
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 59 moves, 1-0

Yusupov vs U Kersten, 2002 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Calm Gru w/ "Pillsbury Eye" Ne5 f4-f5
Yusupov vs Carlsen, 2003 
(D95) Grunfeld, 41 moves, 1-0

difficult crossing
G Michelakis vs Yusupov, 2003 
(A13) English, 48 moves, 0-1

French exch or Petroff carry much pressure in this line
Areshchenko vs Yusupov, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 26 moves, 0-1

Yusupov vs J Meister, 2005
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 41 moves, 1-0

Yusupov vs L Adasiak, 2005 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

14 Ba6! careful about wholesale Nc6 (mixed overloading)
Yusupov vs D Gurevich, 2005 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

Stellwagen vs Yusupov, 2006 
(C18) French, Winawer, 37 moves, 0-1

D Baramidze vs Yusupov, 2014 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

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