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Maxim Dlugy
Number of games in database: 408
Years covered: 1979 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2513 (2577 rapid, 2602 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2531

Overall record: +95 -86 =144 (51.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 83 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Modern Benoni (32) 
    A57 A61 A56 A79 A70
 Queen's Indian (30) 
    E15 E17 E16 E18 E19
 Queen's Pawn Game (28) 
    A41 D02 D00 A45 E00
 King's Indian (22) 
    E81 E84 E83 E94 E88
 Benko Gambit (17) 
    A57 A59
 Bogo Indian (10) 
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (45) 
    B62 B89 B58 B56 B22
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (40) 
    D20 D22 D27 D29 D24
 Caro-Kann (31) 
    B17 B10 B12 B14 B13
 English, 1 c4 c5 (23) 
    A30 A36 A34 A37 A31
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (22) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (12) 
    D02 A40 D00 A45
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Dlugy vs Alburt, 1991 1-0
   Dlugy vs Zsofia Polgar, 1987 1-0
   Dlugy vs I Khairullin, 2015 1-0
   Dlugy vs D Gurevich, 1988 1-0
   Dlugy vs F Doettling, 2006 1/2-1/2
   A Zapata vs Dlugy, 1985 0-1
   Dlugy vs Lombardy, 1987 1/2-1/2
   Dlugy vs J Bonin, 1984 1-0
   D Gurevich vs Dlugy, 1993 0-1
   Dlugy vs Fedorowicz, 1989 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Hoogovens (1990)
   US Championship (1991)
   Tunis Interzonal (1985)
   US Championship (1989)
   New York op (1990)
   USA-ch / Zonal (1986)
   New York Kavkasian (1983)
   GMA Baleares op (1989)
   GMA World Cup Open (1989)
   Dubai Olympiad (1986)
   US Championship 2006 (2006)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1990 by suenteus po 147
   US Championship 1991 by suenteus po 147
   1985 World Junior chess championship by gauer

   🏆 World Blitz Championship
   T Hirneise vs Dlugy (Oct-14-15) 0-1, blitz
   Dlugy vs A Pavlidis (Oct-14-15) 0-1, blitz
   E Hansen vs Dlugy (Oct-14-15) 1/2-1/2, blitz
   Dlugy vs V Sanal (Oct-14-15) 1-0, blitz
   Dlugy vs S Maze (Oct-14-15) 0-1, blitz

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(born Jan-29-1966, 55 years old) Russia (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Maxim Dlugy was born in Moscow. He emigrated with his family to New York in 1977. He became a master in 1980, an International Master in 1982, and a Grandmaster in 1986. In 1984, he tied for 3rd at the U.S. chess championship. In April 1985, at the age of 19, he advanced to the interzonals (he played in the Tunis Interzonal), the youngest U.S. player since Robert James Fischer. He tied for 6th-8th place (won by Artur Yusupov). In 1985, he won the World Junior Chess Championship. In 1985, he took 2nd in the New York Open. In 1986 he played second reserve board on the U.S. Olympiad chess team in Dubai. In 1987, he won the National Open in Las Vegas. In 1987 he tied for 3rd in the U.S. Championship. In 1988, he won the $32,000 Samford Chess Fellowship. In 1988, he won the World Open in Philadelphia ($25,000). In 1988 and 1990, he won the US Open blitz championship. From 1988 to 1993, Dlugy was ranked number 1 in the world in the World Blitz Chess Association. In 1989, he tied for 1st at the American Open. He won the state of New Jersey championship in 1989. He was elected President of the USCF (the first Grandmaster to be elected President) in 1990 and was USCF president from 1990 to 1993. In 1991, he won the 2nd Harvard Cup man-machine tournament. In 1992, he was the 3rd highest rated player in the USA, behind Gata Kamsky and Gregory Kaidanov.

In the 1990s he worked for Bankers Trust on Wall Street as a securities trader. In 2002, he was the investment manager to Russian Growth Fund (based in the Virgin Islands), which invested in a magnesium plant in Solikamsk (Russia's second biggest magnesium plant; the USA buys 60% of its production). Garry Kasparov also served as a senior advisor at the Russian Growth Fund. From June 2003 to August 2003 he was the plant's chairman of the board.

In April 2005 Dlugy was arrested at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow on fraud charges related to the Russian Growth Fund involving ten million dollars, and imprisoned in Russia. On December 20, 2005, Dlugy was acquitted of all charges.

Upon his release, Dlugy returned to the United States and resumed competitive chess. He played in the 2006 US championship, earning a plus score; he also became a member of (User: Maxim Dlugy) and posted several times in 2007. In addition, he established a personal website at, which includes several of his annotated games at The website does not contain any information about Dlugy's activities since 2007.

References: (1) , (2) Wikipedia article: Maxim Dlugy

Last updated: 2017-09-04 21:22:35

 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 453  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Dlugy vs W Lee 0-1161979Jamaica CCC57 Two Knights
2. Dlugy vs E Schiller 0-1301980Philidor FuturityA04 Reti Opening
3. Dlugy vs Weeramantry 1-0311981Philidor InternationalA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
4. I Wells vs Dlugy  1-0331981Manchester Benedictine OpenB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
5. H R Lutz vs Dlugy  ½-½571982Peao de Ouro Youth TournamentD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. Dlugy vs A Bettsak  1-0381982Peao de Ouro Youth TournamentD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. Granda Zuniga vs Dlugy  ½-½841982Peao de Ouro Youth TournamentB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
8. Dlugy vs A Kuznecov  1-0451982Peao de Ouro Youth TournamentD85 Grunfeld
9. G G de Carvalho vs Dlugy  0-1381982Peao de Ouro Youth TournamentB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
10. Dlugy vs A A Correa  0-1361982Peao de Ouro Youth TournamentE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
11. Milton Braitt vs Dlugy  0-1371982Peao de Ouro Youth TournamentB12 Caro-Kann Defense
12. Dlugy vs S H Trindade  1-0531982Peao de Ouro Youth TournamentA79 Benoni, Classical, 11.f3
13. Dlugy vs T Darcyl  1-0481982Peao de Ouro Youth TournamentE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
14. K Thorsteins vs Dlugy  1-0371982Peao de Ouro Youth TournamentA40 Queen's Pawn Game
15. S Zakic vs Dlugy  1-0461982Peao de Ouro Youth TournamentB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
16. Dlugy vs I Wells  1-0331982Peao de Ouro Youth TournamentD85 Grunfeld
17. I B de Souza vs Dlugy  0-1511982Peao de Ouro Youth TournamentB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
18. Dlugy vs Carlos Alberto Dona Paterson  1-0641982Peao de Ouro Youth TournamentE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
19. S Saeed vs Dlugy  ½-½561982Peao de Ouro Youth TournamentA51 Budapest Gambit
20. Alburt vs Dlugy 1-042198210th World OpenD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
21. Miles vs Dlugy 1-02019826th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. Keene vs Dlugy ½-½4319826th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. Dlugy vs I Ivanov  0-1691983New York KavkasianA56 Benoni Defense
24. Dlugy vs A Zapata 1-0481983New York KavkasianE61 King's Indian
25. Dlugy vs Hebden  1-0281983New York KavkasianA57 Benko Gambit
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Oct-12-13  LIFE Master AJ: Congrats to Dlugy, he has done what an army of FIDE officials could not ...
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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday to GM Maxim Dlugy!
Mar-27-14  Moszkowski012273: Good luck tomorrow at the Marshall! (even though I'm a big Yaacov fan).
Aug-26-14  TheBish: I couldn't believe that Dlugy wasn't listed in the drop-down menu on the search page. Is that because there are too many grandmasters now? But I saw other players of much lower rank than Dlugy listed. Hmmm...
Aug-26-14  Howard: Perhaps it's a combination of his being relatively inactive nowadays plus the fact that (with apologies to his fans) he was never among the world's elite. Granted, he won the world junior championship, in 1985, but he was never a world-class player.
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  MissScarlett: <But I saw other players of much lower rank than Dlugy listed.>

Like who?

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  perfidious: Agreed; while Dlugy was long one of the strongest players in USA, he was never quite a contender for higher things, though he fared better in qualifying events for the world title than Walter Browne, who was stronger than Dlugy at their respective peaks and received invitations to top-class events far more often than did Dlugy.

One thing sure: they can both play a little, as I know from first-hand experience of sitting across the board from each.

Aug-26-14  RookFile: Larry Evans isn't in the drop down list, and he won the US Championship 5 times. Dlugy has to do some work to equal that.
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  perfidious: Had this site existed in the 1970s, Evans would easily have merited a place in a drop-down menu.
Dec-25-14  Caissanist: I know Dlugy returned to Moscow a few years ago, I wonder if he is still there. Doesn't seem like a good place to be doing finance nowadays, especially if you don't have really really good connections.
Dec-26-14  Strongest Force: Max has good connections. Unfortunately he has one or two enemies who stir up trouble.
Feb-01-15  Moszkowski012273: Dlugy is (and has been) in NYC for quite some time now I see him on a semi-regular basis.
Feb-11-15  Moszkowski012273: Dlugy and Lenderman just had a best of 20 blitz-off at Columbia University. Lenderman took the match by a good solid three or four games.
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  ketchuplover: Max might be at not him another GM is there as of today
May-25-15  TheFocus: <When I am down in material and do not have a plan, I simply develop in the hope of finding one later on> - Max Dlugy.
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  thegoodanarchist: At age 49, this guy is #72 on the world blitz rankings. Fairly impressive, IMO

Jul-23-16  Moszkowski012273: He's starting a chess club on the upper west side of Manhattan,, it looks like it could be awesome!
Jul-24-16  Moszkowski012273: Whoops... EAST side of Manhattan.. 81st and 1rst. Place looks nice!
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  MissScarlett: <Please observe our posting guidelines:


No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.>

Jul-24-16  Moszkowski012273: You gotta be a little more specific than that. I don't feel like any of those apply.
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  MissScarlett: Is entry/membership free? If not, you're forbidden from posting any more about this club.
Jul-24-16  Moszkowski012273: Well then I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree.
Jul-27-16  Howard: Just met Maxim for the first time, at the World Open earlier this month. He was there for the blitz event.
Jan-29-17  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Maxim Dlugy.

Imagine that! They named a magazine after a chess player.

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  OhioChessFan: For a very short time, he was very active here.

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