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Urii Eliseev
Number of games in database: 168
Years covered: 2008 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2606 (2534 rapid, 2566 blitz)

Overall record: +65 -23 =54 (64.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 26 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (34) 
    B48 B42 B30 B90 B67
 Ruy Lopez (12) 
    C65 C78 C91 C67 C80
 Sicilian Taimanov (10) 
    B48 B46 B45
 French Defense (10) 
    C11 C10 C15 C19 C16
 Caro-Kann (9) 
    B12 B18 B13 B10
 Giuoco Piano (8) 
    C50 C53
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (31) 
    B67 B30 B62 B31 B58
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (15) 
    B67 B62 B68 B66
 Grunfeld (8) 
    D85 D80 D92 D86 D87
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (8) 
    D27 D20
 Ruy Lopez (6) 
    C84 C77 C80 C69 C86
 Reti System (5) 
    A06 A05
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   U Eliseev vs A Sarana, 2016 1-0
   U Eliseev vs G A Ageichenko, 2009 1/2-1/2
   U Eliseev vs M Chigaev, 2012 1/2-1/2
   U Eliseev vs Kovalenko, 2013 1/2-1/2
   Yiye Wang vs U Eliseev, 2013 0-1
   D Shishigin vs U Eliseev, 2013 0-1
   O Biriukov vs U Eliseev, 2012 0-1
   G Koushik vs U Eliseev, 2012 0-1
   U Eliseev vs Shimanov, 2013 1-0
   D Wagner vs U Eliseev, 2012 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Moscow Open A (2016)
   Russian Championship Higher League (2013)
   Chigorin Memorial (2016)
   Russian Championship Higher League (2016)
   World Junior Championship (2013)
   Chigorin Memorial (2012)
   Russian Championship Higher League (2015)
   Aeroflot Open (2016)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2012 WYCC (open) U-16 by gauer

   🏆 TCh-Moscow
   Miroshnichenko vs U Eliseev (Nov-01-16) 0-1
   Arman Geivondian vs U Eliseev (Oct-30-16) 0-1
   E Romanov vs U Eliseev (Oct-23-16) 1-0
   U Eliseev vs K Alekseenko (Oct-22-16) 1/2-1/2
   S Sjugirov vs U Eliseev (Oct-21-16) 1/2-1/2

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(born Aug-29-1996, died Nov-26-2016, 20 years old) Russia

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World U16 - World Youth Championship (2012) - Champion 2012; IM (2012) ; GM (2013).

While he was still untitled, IM Eliseev came =2nd in the Moscow Open 2012 with a TPR of 2762 against opponents amongst whom there was only one other non-GM (IM Alexey Goganov rated 2497) finishing in the top 20, and presumably gained a GM norm for his effort. He also scored 6/9, placing =4th, at the 2012 Moscow Championship, narrowly missing a 2nd GM norm. In April 2012, he came =1st with 7/9 in the Russian Boys U16 Higher League Championship. In October he scored 6/9 at the Chigorin Memorial (2012), winning his 2nd GM norm and in November 2012, he won the U16 World Championship outright with a score of 9/11. In June 2013, he placed =3rd (7th on tiebreak) at the 66th Russian Championship Higher League (2013), gaining his third GM norm and the title, and just missing out on qualifying for the 2013 Russian Superfinal.

Eliseev died in November 2016 after falling from a balcony on the 12th floor of a Moscow apartment block.


Wikipedia article: Yuri Yeliseyev (chess player)

Last updated: 2016-12-08 06:01:57

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 168  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. U Eliseev vs O Andriulevicius  1-0352008EU-ch U12 18thE99 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov
2. U Eliseev vs K Semianiuk  1-0482008EU-ch U12 18thB32 Sicilian
3. O Bortnyk vs U Eliseev  ½-½572008EU-ch U12 18thC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
4. U Eliseev vs N Cabarkapa  1-0262008EU-ch U12 18thB01 Scandinavian
5. U Eliseev vs G A Ageichenko  ½-½342009RGSU-18 IMC53 Giuoco Piano
6. U Eliseev vs M Demidov  0-1622009RGSU-18 IMB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
7. G Oparin vs U Eliseev  1-0602009RGSU-18 IMC53 Giuoco Piano
8. U Eliseev vs D Drozdova  1-0262009RGSU-18 IMC41 Philidor Defense
9. Y Nesterov vs U Eliseev  ½-½602009RGSU-18 IMD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
10. U Eliseev vs I Tiukaev  1-0392009RGSU-18 IMB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
11. A Khruschiov vs U Eliseev  1-0612009RGSU-18 IMA20 English
12. U Eliseev vs V Prosviriakov  1-0452009RGSU-18 IMC41 Philidor Defense
13. I Babikov vs U Eliseev  0-1442009RGSU-18 IMB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
14. U Eliseev vs O Girya  ½-½582009RGSU-18 IMB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
15. S Larionov vs U Eliseev  ½-½592009RGSU-18 IMD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
16. A Deviatkin vs U Eliseev  1-0622010Moscow Ch FinalC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
17. U Eliseev vs A Deviatkin  0-1252010Moscow Ch FinalB12 Caro-Kann Defense
18. U Eliseev vs K Alekseenko  1-0512011World's Youth StarsB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
19. U Eliseev vs I Baraeva  1-0452012Moscow Open AC11 French
20. S Sjugirov vs U Eliseev  0-1562012Moscow Open AB50 Sicilian
21. U Eliseev vs R Hovhannisyan  0-1452012Chigorin Mem RapidC53 Giuoco Piano
22. U Eliseev vs Z Almasi 1-0572012Chigorin MemorialB42 Sicilian, Kan
23. I Khairullin vs U Eliseev  ½-½602012Chigorin MemorialA06 Reti Opening
24. A Nikolova vs U Eliseev  0-1422012Chigorin MemorialB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
25. U Eliseev vs A Gogolev  1-0382012Chigorin MemorialB42 Sicilian, Kan
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Mar-05-12  twinlark: Wonder how he can have such a high rating without at least an FM title? Perhaps he doesn't want one?
Mar-13-12  plimko: A very nice combination!

[Event "Final Moscow Championship 2012"]
[Site "Moscow/Russia"]
[Date "2012.03.13"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Eliseev, Urii"]
[Black "Severina, Maria"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C54"]
[WhiteElo "2473"]
[BlackElo "2221"]
[PlyCount "49"]
[EventDate "2012.??.??"]
[TimeControl "5400+30"]

1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nf6 3. d3 Nc6 4. Nf3 Bc5 5. c3 d6 6. Bb3 a6 7. Nbd2 O-O 8. O-O Be6 9. Bc2 d5 10. Nxe5 Bxf2+ 11. Rxf2 Nxe5 12. exd5 Bxd5 13. Nf1 Neg4 14. Rf4 h5 15. d4 Nh7 16. Qd3 g6 17. Ng3 f5 18. c4 Bf7 19. Bd2 Qd6 20. Raf1 Rad8 21. d5 Qc5+ 22. Kh1 c6 23. Nxf5 cxd5 24. Rxg4 hxg4 25. Nh6+ 1-0

Nov-18-12  twinlark: Congratulations to the new U16 World Champion.
Feb-07-16  sonia91: Congratulations to Eliseev on winning the Moscow Open!

Feb-07-16  cro777: 20-year old GM Urii Eliseev (2582) has won The XII International RSSU Chess Cup "Мoscow Open-2016" with 7.5/9.

His one loss was the game of the event - the Four Queens Game against Timofeev:

Artyom Timofeev (kibitz #31)

Nov-27-16  Beholder: Died yesterday 26.11.2016. Fallen from his own 12th-floor apartment's balcony.


The last one is the official RCF site.

Nov-27-16  siggemannen: Damn, that's sad :(
RIP Ura, you had great talent
Premium Chessgames Member
  Ron: Another news report:
Nov-27-16  Caissanist: Horrible. Every parent's worst nightmare.
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  perfidious: I cannot imagine--nor do I wish to--what agony this young man's friends and family must feel in the aftermath of this.
Nov-27-16  Eastfrisian: R.I.P. really too sad and too young.
Nov-27-16  cro777: Rest in peace Grandmaster, you've gone too soon!

A promissing young chess grandmaster, the winner of the 2016 Moscow Open A, was a practitioner of the extreme sport of parkour. The aim of this training discipline is to get from one point to another in a complex environment.

Eliseev died after falling from the 12th storey of his apartment building in Moscow while trying from a window to reach the balcony of a neighbouring apartment.

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  moronovich: That is very very sad...


Premium Chessgames Member
  saffuna: Very sad, yes.

But if he wanted thrills like that, why not just take up rock climbing, which can be done safely?

Nov-27-16  nok: Somehow I'm reminded of this:
Nov-27-16  siamesedream: It's kinda suicide.


Nov-27-16  cro777: A popular Russian TV channel "Russia 24" reported about the tragic parkour accident (late on Saturday night Eliseev attempted to jump from a window to reach the balcony of a neighbouring apartment):

Eliseev was a chess, but also an extreme sport of parkour, enthusiast. He liked to demonstrate the strength of mind to carry on in spite of danger:

Nov-28-16  Beholder: Once again since Topalov's deplorable behavior in Elista has chess entered the mainstream media for all the wrong reasons.

DailyMail is one thing, they "report", if one can call it that, on any number of bizarre happenings, but when an article shoots to the very top of Most Read on BBC News:'s quite another.

"Russian chess champion Yuri Yeliseyev dies in Moscow fall", and, to make matters worse, inside that article there is a link to another one titled "Does anybody still care about chess?".

That's definitely not how GM Eliseev envisioned his legacy I'm sure. Let's hope at least that unfortunate accident will provide a valuable life lesson to other young people of today.

You may be brilliant but if you're careless and foolhardy your brilliance might not matter one bit in the end. Sad but true.

Nov-28-16  N0B0DY: Sounds like a nominee for a Darwin Award 2016
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  Eggman: Tragic.

It's a little surprising that a GM would take up such extreme parkour. Surely a chess player should understand the inevitability of blundering. But obviously the sport must have been addictive.

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  MissScarlett: It's less than a year ago that Eliseev played Bukavshin in the Russian Cup Final, which was won by the latter. The decisive game: I Bukavshin vs U Eliseev, 2015
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  OhioChessFan: I have to agree with <siamesedream>, as the rush of challenging death has to have some underlying sense of inevitably losing.
Nov-28-16  Beholder: <MissScarlett> Creepy.
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  Domdaniel: "Let go here and you will not land on a blue safety mat in a puff of chalk dust. Instead you will plummet eighty feet straight down until you hit a small ledge, catapult out...

... Height and fear have returned you to your childhood."

M. John Harrison, Suicide Coast

Dec-07-16  sonia91: RIP :(( That's so sad, Russia lost his second young talent in 2016, after Ivan Bukavshin...

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