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Gennady Kuzmin
G Kuzmin 
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Number of games in database: 1,143
Years covered: 1963 to 2010
Last FIDE rating: 2441 (2465 rapid, 2569 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2569
Overall record: +375 -207 =545 (57.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 16 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (183) 
    B90 B30 B45 B52 B83
 Ruy Lopez (87) 
    C92 C77 C84 C95 C69
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (50) 
    C92 C84 C95 C93 C96
 French Defense (48) 
    C15 C11 C07 C10 C01
 Sicilian Najdorf (29) 
    B90 B93 B91 B96 B97
 King's Indian (28) 
    E60 E67 E62 E88 E69
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (86) 
    C78 C92 C99 C63 C93
 Sicilian (72) 
    B83 B61 B22 B89 B45
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (47) 
    C92 C99 C93 C91 C84
 King's Indian (42) 
    E62 E94 E91 E70 E63
 Nimzo Indian (42) 
    E44 E20 E43 E47 E34
 Queen's Indian (39) 
    E12 E17 E15 E19 E14
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   G Kuzmin vs Sveshnikov, 1973 1-0
   G Kuzmin vs E Torre, 1981 1-0
   G Kuzmin vs A Groszpeter, 1990 1-0
   G Kuzmin vs A Choudhary, 1984 1-0
   G Kuzmin vs B Alterman, 1989 1-0
   G Kuzmin vs Petrosian, 1977 1-0
   G Kuzmin vs Tal, 1973 1-0
   G Kuzmin vs Alburt, 1971 1-0
   G Kuzmin vs Smyslov, 1978 1-0
   G Kuzmin vs M Mukhin, 1972 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Reggio Emilia 1976/77 (1976)
   URS-ch48 sf Krasnoyarsk (1980)
   Agzamov Memorial (1987)
   Heart of Finland Open (1992)
   Capablanca Memorial (1973)
   Zinnowitz (1971)
   Rubinstein Memorial (1977)
   Tallinn (1985)
   Rubinstein Memorial (1984)
   Ukrainian Championship (1989)
   8th Ukrainian Team Championship (2000)
   USSR Championship (1972)
   Kiev (1978)
   Hastings 1973/74 (1973)
   Vidmar Memorial (1979)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   USSR Championship 1974 by suenteus po 147
   Hastings 1973/74 by suenteus po 147
   Tallinn 1985 by Chessdreamer

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(born Jan-19-1946, died Feb-28-2020, 74 years old) Ukraine

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Gennady Pavlovich Kuzmin was born in Mariinsk*. He was awarded the GM title in 1973. He was 3rd= in the USSR Championship 1972 and 2nd= in the following one in 1973. Other good results included 1st or 1st= placings at Hastings 1973-74, Baku 1977, Tallinn 1979, Kladovo 1980, Dortmund 1981 and Bangalore 1981. He was also 2nd at Tallinn 1985.

*Wikipedia article: Mariinsk

Wikipedia article: Gennady Kuzmin

Last updated: 2022-01-18 20:10:17

 page 1 of 46; games 1-25 of 1,143  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Kuzmin vs A Bannik  ½-½191963Kiev Avantgard-chB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
2. A Zamikhovsky vs G Kuzmin  1-0431963Kiev Avantgard-chE86 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6
3. G Antunac vs G Kuzmin  ½-½571964URS-YUGA62 Benoni, Fianchetto Variation
4. B Kurajica vs G Kuzmin  0-1321964URS-YUGB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
5. S Bojkovic vs G Kuzmin  ½-½401964URS-YUGB83 Sicilian
6. G Kuzmin vs S Bojkovic  ½-½411964URS-YUGD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. G Kuzmin vs S Bojkovic  ½-½591964URS-YUGD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. Razuvaev vs G Kuzmin 1-02719644th Soviet Team CupE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
9. A A Bikhovsky vs G Kuzmin 1-0751965USSR ChampionshipB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
10. G Kuzmin vs V Liavdansky  ½-½421965USSR ChampionshipD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
11. Bronstein vs G Kuzmin  ½-½211965USSR ChampionshipA02 Bird's Opening
12. G Kuzmin vs Vasiukov ½-½401965USSR ChampionshipE84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
13. Korchnoi vs G Kuzmin  ½-½771965USSR ChampionshipE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
14. G Kuzmin vs Keres 0-1201965USSR ChampionshipE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
15. Polugaevsky vs G Kuzmin 1-0391965USSR ChampionshipE47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3
16. G Kuzmin vs Gufeld  1-0291965USSR ChampionshipA76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
17. V Mikenas vs G Kuzmin 0-1991965USSR ChampionshipE79 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
18. Suetin vs G Kuzmin  1-0691965USSR ChampionshipB20 Sicilian
19. G Kuzmin vs Taimanov  ½-½461965USSR ChampionshipD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. V Lepeshkin vs G Kuzmin  0-1431965USSR ChampionshipC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
21. G Kuzmin vs A Khasin  ½-½271965USSR ChampionshipE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
22. Stein vs G Kuzmin 1-0311965USSR ChampionshipB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
23. G Kuzmin vs E Bukhman  ½-½411965USSR ChampionshipD21 Queen's Gambit Accepted
24. Y Sakharov vs G Kuzmin  1-0411965USSR ChampionshipA26 English
25. G Kuzmin vs Simagin 0-1691965USSR ChampionshipD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-01-05  teme: Wow no kibitzing? Well chessmetrics says his peak was 2711 and his best ranking was #12 in the world.
Jan-19-06  BIDMONFA: Gennadi P Kuzmin

KUZMIN, Gennadi Pavlovich

Aug-04-07  Kopenhagener: Perhaps also worth mentioning, he was Olympic champion in Nice 1974. His teammates were Karpov, Korchnoi, Spassky, Petrosian and Tal !!
Jan-19-09  WhiteRook48: Great choice for a player of the day...
Wow, he was actually teamed with Karpov, Korchnoi, Spassky, Petrosian, and Tal? All those great players? And I haven't even heard of him until today!!
Apr-14-10  dagwood2005: The guy has a plus score against Smyslov...not bad!
Jan-19-12  brankat: Happy Birthday GM Kuzmin!
Jan-19-12  wordfunph: from echesspedia..

<He has also been a successful coach; first in the 1980’s with Maia Chiburdanidze, who won three world titles, and then in 2002 he had another major success with Ruslan Ponomariov, who became the 16th World Champion.

Kuzmin was a member of the Soviet team which won the gold in the 1974 Olympiad. At the same competition he won a bronze medal for the third best individual score at board six.

Best ELO: 2580 in 1998.>

happy 66th birthday!

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  Penguincw: Happy 66th birthday!
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  fm avari viraf: After five days, I was born i.e. on 24th Jan.1946! Anyways, Happy Birthday GM Kuzmin.
Jan-19-15  waustad: I guess there is little kibitzing since Russia was and is so very deep. Happy b'day. I'd heard the name but never studied the games.
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  OhioChessFan: A nice win against Petrosian, admittedly a little past Petrosian's prime:

G Kuzmin vs Petrosian, 1977

Jan-19-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Gennadi Kuzmin.
Feb-21-18  PhilFeeley: Missing Kuzmin-Macieja, St. Petersburg, 1996. It's in Chess Training for Post-beginners by Yaroslav Srokovski.
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  Breunor: Agree with teme from 15 years ago - he was a top 20 in the world in the early 1970's.

He played te classical Ruy Lopez as black often, a favorite of mine.

Feb-28-20  Eastfrisian: He died today according to German Wikipedia. R.I.P.
Feb-28-20  spingo: May he rest in peace.

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