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Yevgeniy Vladimirov
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Number of games in database: 876
Years covered: 1968 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2601 (2547 rapid, 2512 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2628
Overall record: +356 -125 =331 (64.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 64 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (45) 
    E62 E94 E63 E67 E60
 Queen's Pawn Game (36) 
    E00 A40 E10 D02 A46
 Queen's Indian (35) 
    E12 E17 E15 E16 E19
 Queen's Gambit Declined (28) 
    D35 D31 D37 D36 D30
 English (26) 
    A15 A13 A10 A18 A16
 Reti System (21) 
    A04 A06 A05
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (57) 
    C67 C61 C95 C84 C73
 French Defense (48) 
    C07 C09 C18 C17 C03
 Sicilian (32) 
    B31 B47 B30 B88 B56
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (28) 
    D27 D20 D24 D28 D29
 French Tarrasch (26) 
    C07 C09 C03 C05
 Queen's Indian (24) 
    E12 E15 E14 E19 E17
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Vladimirov vs Epishin, 1987 1-0
   Vladimirov vs G Agzamov, 1977 1-0
   Vladimirov vs A V Kharitonov, 1977 1-0
   Vladimirov vs D Donchev, 1976 1-0
   Vladimirov vs Mikhalevski, 2001 1-0
   Vladimirov vs Van der Sterren, 1990 1-0
   Tseshkovsky vs Vladimirov, 1986 0-1
   Vladimirov vs S Rozenberg, 1974 1-0
   Vladimirov vs L Zaid, 1975 1-0
   Vladimirov vs S Zagrebelny, 1988 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2000)
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   11th Junior International Tournament (1975)
   Alma-Ata (1989)
   Salamanca (1991)
   Allied Armies Team Championship (1986)
   Hodzhaev Memorial (1987)
   Capablanca Memorial-A (1986)
   Dubai Open (2001)
   USSR Championship (Young Masters) (1980)
   ESP-URS (1991)
   USSR Young Masters Championship (1978)
   Dubai Open (2000)
   Goodricke Open (2000)
   URS-ch sf Irkutsk (1983)
   Agzamov Memorial (1987)
   Dubai Open (2004)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   0ZeR0's Favorite Games Volume 43 by 0ZeR0
   1986 Capablanca memorial (group A) by gauer

   🏆 Akim Cup Pavlodar
   R Jumabayev vs Vladimirov (Jan-28-15) 0-1

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(born Jan-20-1957, 66 years old) Kazakhstan

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GM (1989) Yevgeniy Yuryevich Vladimirov was 3rd at Havana 1986, 1st at Tashkent 1987 and 1st at Frunze 1988. He is also a FIDE Senior Trainer.

In 2004, during the 14th Abu Dhabi Chess Festival, Vladimirov played a match against the computer program Hydra, losing three games and drawing one.

He acted as one of Garry Kasparov's seconds in his 1986 World Championship match against Anatoly Karpov, when he was accused by Kasparov of giving information about the former's preparation to Karpov. In 2014, at the 1st Annual Asian Chess Excellence Awards in Al Ain, Vladimirov was voted the best coach of the year.

Wikipedia article: Yevgeniy Vladimirov

Last updated: 2022-09-07 11:02:50

 page 1 of 36; games 1-25 of 876  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Vladimirov vs Gulko  ½-½411968Moscow-Leningrad MatchE26 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
2. D Zernitsky vs Vladimirov  0-1251970LeningradE97 King's Indian
3. V Zilberstein vs Vladimirov  0-1401973USSR Cup 1/32A31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
4. A Panchenko vs Vladimirov  1-0541973USSR Cup 1/8C07 French, Tarrasch
5. Vladimirov vs A Panchenko ½-½581973USSR Cup 1/8B33 Sicilian
6. Vladimirov vs O Dzyuban  1-0331973USSR Cup 1/16E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
7. Vladimirov vs O Kaminsky 0-1361974Leningrad-chD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. Vladimirov vs S Gorelov 0-1541974URS-ch U18C69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
9. Vladimirov vs L Bass  1-0281974URS-ch U18B17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
10. Vladimirov vs E Bukhman 1-0231974SukhumiB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
11. Vladimirov vs V Faibisovich  1-0411974Leningrad-chD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. A Bokuchava vs Vladimirov 1-0191974SukhumiB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
13. Vladimirov vs V Vorotnikov 0-1221974LeningradD22 Queen's Gambit Accepted
14. Vladimirov vs A Vooremaa  1-0391974SukhumiD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. Vladimirov vs S Rozenberg 1-0341974SukhumiB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
16. S Yuferov vs Vladimirov  ½-½231974MinskA61 Benoni
17. Vladimirov vs Z Mikadze 0-1251974SukhumiA04 Reti Opening
18. Vladimirov vs H Gruenberg  ½-½201974Unofficial World Cadets Championship (u18)C15 French, Winawer
19. F Pripis vs Vladimirov  0-1341975SimferopolB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
20. Vladimirov vs E Mukhin  1-0361975SimferopolE90 King's Indian
21. A Panchenko vs Vladimirov  1-0341975SimferopolB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
22. Vladimirov vs Lputian  ½-½391975USSR Junior ChampionshipD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. Vladimirov vs Kasparov ½-½301975USSR Junior ChampionshipE17 Queen's Indian
24. Safarov vs Vladimirov  0-1481975USSR Junior ChampionshipB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
25. Dvoirys vs Vladimirov  0-1301975USSR Junior ChampionshipC67 Ruy Lopez
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Sep-12-04  yoozum: is harry really short for henry though? it seems weird considering they both have the same letters. unlike bob/robert, dick/richard, etc..
Sep-13-04  Lawrence: <yoozum>, not a "short" form, just a friendly alternative. Compare John/Jack and James/Jimmy.
Sep-13-04  yoozum: yeah, i forgot about james/jimmy but is jack really a nickname for john? weird.
Dec-28-04  WMD: I don't think the name Gary/Garry was used before its adoption by the film star Gary Cooper.

"Nan (Collins, a studio casting director) came from Gary, Indiana, and suggested I adopt that name. She felt it was more exciting than Frank. I figured I'd give it a try. Good thing she didn't come from Poughkeepsie."

Dec-28-04  Lawrence: <WMD>, ain't Google incredible? says that "Gary" is Old English, Latin, Teutonic, and means "spear carrier."
Feb-21-05  roni.chessman: Yeouch this got annihilated by Hydra!!!
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  cu8sfan: Is today's player of the day actually two players? This guy here played U20 in 1975 so he can be born no earlier than 1955. I think it highly unlikely that he played against Spassky in 1961. The later games must be from, born Jan 20th, 1957.
May-18-05  Runemaster: <Lawrence> "gar" means "spear" in Old English, but I'd never associated it with the name Gary before.
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  WTHarvey: The earliest game by Evgeny in Chess Assistant 8.0, is 1967 (a club game against Beliavsky). However, there are 9 Vladimirovs that CA covers.

Here are some puzzles from Evgeny's early games:

Oct-28-05  Astardis: Harry Kasparov, right. now, why don't we go all the way and drop that un-american v at the end? why not call him Harry Kasp? and since the K is not used that much in America either, why not Harry Casp? Gotta love you Americans... God bless the USA
Nov-30-05  Steppenwolf: Harry Cask would be best
Jan-09-06  BIDMONFA: Evgeny Vladimirov

Sub-Champion European Championship Junior 1977

Jan-20-08  BIDMONFA: Evgeny Vladimirov


Jan-20-08  whiteshark: If you want to make your Fide trainer licence in Kazakhstan, contact

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Dec-07-08  Karpova: Edward Winter:

<As is well known, after losing three consecutive games to Karpov, Kasparov accused Vladimirov, his second, of treachery. He repeated his denunciation, at length, on pages 203-208 of "Child of Change". A couple of sample extracts follow:

‘... the logic of the way things developed then, prove, to my mind though Vladimirov denies it – that I was betrayed ...’ (page 204)

‘I have often wondered what drove Vladimirov to behave as he did ... The motive, I think, was a twisted kind of jealousy ... He was having to live through me. I was achieving the sort of success he craved for himself and which he thought his own talents deserved. Deep down he resented my success. He thought it should be his. This kind of feeling makes a man a natural traitor, especially if it is allied to a weak personality with a tendency to self-degradation.’ (page 205)

Kasparov has never offered proof, and fawning journalists have never demanded any. But now, having destroyed Vladimirov’s reputation, the same Kasparov has the gall to write on page 113 of "London-Leningrad Championship Games":

‘... a serious conflict occurred in my relations with Vladimirov after the 19th game. To me he seemed to be behaving strangely – copying out the analysis of openings employed in the match. I cannot assert anything, and I have no grounds for accusing him, but equally I can no longer trust Vladimirov as I used to.’

Note those words carefully:

‘... I cannot assert anything, and I have no grounds for accusing him ...’>


Jun-18-09  AnalyzeThis: Destroy a man's reputation, repent at leisure.
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  Fusilli: <AnalyzeThis> I second that, brother. Kasparov always was a sore loser who would never take responsibility and always blame others with made-up claims. Remember how he couldn't stand losing to the computer and accused IBM of cheating? And he says Vladimirov has a weak personality and needed him to lose to feel good about himself? So, Vladimirov needed the man who was paying him to lose? I don't know anything about Vladimirov, but this logic is just stupid. What a child, this Kasparov, for God's sake. Like Fischer, thank you for your games, but please shut up.
Jul-05-11  kellmano: <Fusilli> Thirded.

I was always annoyed that Kasparov was so very good, as his personalty is not to my taste.

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  perfidious: <Karpova:

'...I cannot assert anything, and I have no grounds for accusing him, but equally I can no longer trust Vladimirov as I used to.’>

Kasparov began to distrust Vladimirov, whatever his reasons.

Fair enough, and I'm not about to question his feelings or the circumstances, as I wasn't a party to any of this.

The published, unsubstantiated accusations are another matter, however, as even Kasparov acknowledges that he lacks any substantive evidence therein.

Mar-09-13  PhilFeeley: <yoozum: yeah, i forgot about james/jimmy but is jack really a nickname for john? weird. > It does seem weird, but John F. Kennedy was always known as "Jack".
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  perfidious: <yoozum: is harry really short for henry though?>

Sure is, same as Larry is the nickname for Lawrence/Laurence.

Dec-01-13  falso contacto: And "Enzo" for Lorenzo. Which hides the golden reference.
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  perfidious: <AnalyzeThis: Destroy a man's reputation, repent at leisure.>

Maybe Kasparov will find it in his heart to feel regret over the manner in which he sullied Vladimirov's reputation, but I am not banking on it.

Jan-20-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Evgeny Vladimirov.
Oct-02-17  diagonal: In 1991, Vladimirov had some pretty good days in Spain:

Within three months in spring and summer, he <won the closed tournament at Salamanca 1991>, unbeaten ahead of Spassky and Korchnoi who was on holidays (Salamanca included a bunch of Spanish players, and Zapata from Colombia who finished shared last (11./12.),

placed <shared third at Dos Hermanas 1991>, Alexander Goldin won ahead of Julio Granda Zuniga; Dos Hermanas went on to become an elite tournament for some years in the mid and late 1990s (remember, Great Garry failed to win at Dos Hermanas),

and <took the traditional Leon tournament 1991> (then played as a round robin in classical chess), watch out the impressive Albo d'Oro of this series, lasting now for 30 years:

Vladimirov was a top forty something to top fifty something player during the years 1989, 1990, and 1991.

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