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John Litvinchuk
Number of games in database: 23
Years covered: 1983 to 1986
Last FIDE rating: 2300
Overall record: +8 -7 =8 (52.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Apr-09-1967, 55 years old) Russia (federation/nationality United States of America)

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FIDE Master. In 1980, he won the first Laura Aspis Prize for being the number one ranked American chess player under the age of 13. At age 12, he was the youngest American chess master ever up to that time. John Litvinchuk was the 1982 National High School chess co-champion. In 1986, he won the US Junior Chess Championship.

Last updated: 2022-09-20 04:48:27

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Litvinchuk vs S Rachels  ½-½261983US Junior ChampionshipA64 Benoni, Fianchetto, 11...Re8
2. V Genfan vs J Litvinchuk  0-1341983US Junior ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
3. J Litvinchuk vs Dlugy  ½-½391983US Junior ChampionshipD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
4. J Yedidia vs J Litvinchuk  1-0361983US Junior ChampionshipA57 Benko Gambit
5. J Litvinchuk vs Benjamin  0-1361983US Junior ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
6. J Litvinchuk vs D Glueck  ½-½151983US Junior ChampionshipE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
7. D Griego vs J Litvinchuk 0-1411983US Junior ChampionshipD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
8. J Litvinchuk vs P Wolff  1-0461983US Junior ChampionshipA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
9. M Ardaman vs J Litvinchuk  1-0331983USA ch-U20A00 Uncommon Opening
10. J Litvinchuk vs I Gurevich  ½-½181986USA-ch U18A42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
11. J Litvinchuk vs S Djouadi  ½-½251986World Junior ChampionshipD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
12. P Fossan vs J Litvinchuk  0-1251986World Junior ChampionshipB57 Sicilian
13. J Litvinchuk vs A Constantin  1-0461986World Junior ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
14. J Gil Capape vs J Litvinchuk  1-0361986World Junior ChampionshipD19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
15. J Litvinchuk vs P Staniszewski  0-1511986World Junior ChampionshipD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
16. G Rechlis vs J Litvinchuk  1-0431986World Junior ChampionshipD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. J Litvinchuk vs T Papatheodorou  1-0301986World Junior ChampionshipA15 English
18. V Puri vs J Litvinchuk  0-1401986World Junior ChampionshipD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
19. J Litvinchuk vs D Barua  0-1491986World Junior ChampionshipD29 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
20. P Lehtivaara vs J Litvinchuk  ½-½301986World Junior ChampionshipB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
21. J Litvinchuk vs L Zlatohlavek  ½-½341986World Junior ChampionshipD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. J E Pacheco vs J Litvinchuk  0-1621986World Junior ChampionshipA58 Benko Gambit
23. J Litvinchuk vs E Rojas  ½-½441986World Junior ChampionshipD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
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Aug-12-18  Howard: Whatever became of Litvinchuk ?
Aug-12-18  Granny O Doul: I don't think he ever much enjoyed playing chess. Too much pressure, as apparently his tourney winnings as a kid were an important part of his émigré family's income (btw, I didn't type those 'emigre' accents myself; way too much trouble). I am not sure what he does for a living but he seems to be a happy family man still married to his only wife, with several daughters.
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  whiteshark: <Howard> - It seems he spent his time more wisely than 'us'. ;)
Aug-12-18  Howard: Thanks, Whiteshark! His dad, by the way, just died. The NYT had a write-up on him today, in fact.
Aug-13-18  Granny O Doul: Howard, I believe you are confusing Litvinchuk with John Jarecki? Quite a coincidence otherwise.
Aug-13-18  Howard: Oops!!! You're right---it was Jarecki's dad who just died! My mistake ! Thanks for the tactful correction.
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  GrahamClayton: Litvinchuk competed in the 1979 Chess Institute International at the Marshall Chess Club in New York, aged 12. He was the only player without a rating, and was invited to compete based on his performance in the New York September Open, where he scored 3-1 against two masters and two experts. Litvinchuk finished the Chess Institute International with a score of 5/14.
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  perfidious: <Granny O Doul: I don't think he ever much enjoyed playing chess. Too much pressure, as apparently his tourney winnings as a kid were an important part of his émigré family's income....>

I knew a contemporary of Litvinchuk's who was also placed under tremendous pressure at home and got out of chess by his twenties.

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