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Sergei Rublevsky
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Number of games in database: 1,567
Years covered: 1987 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2651 (2645 rapid, 2666 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2706
Overall record: +416 -172 =612 (60.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 367 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (319) 
    B40 B30 B52 B51 B31
 French Defense (120) 
    C07 C05 C03 C10 C01
 Scotch Game (104) 
 French Tarrasch (100) 
    C07 C05 C03 C09 C04
 Caro-Kann (65) 
    B12 B18 B17 B16
 Sicilian Najdorf (27) 
    B90 B92 B91
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (278) 
    B46 B42 B40 B43 B22
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (156) 
    D27 D20 D21 D26 D29
 Slav (116) 
    D16 D10 D11 D12 D15
 Sicilian Taimanov (110) 
    B46 B47 B45 B48 B49
 Sicilian Kan (82) 
    B42 B43 B41
 English, 1 c4 e5 (48) 
    A20 A28 A29 A22 A21
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Rublevsky vs C D'Amore, 2000 1-0
   Rublevsky vs Harikrishna, 2006 1-0
   Rublevsky vs Navara, 2007 1-0
   Rublevsky vs K Asrian, 2004 1-0
   Rublevsky vs Z Varga, 2001 1-0
   Rublevsky vs Kasparov, 2004 1-0
   Rublevsky vs I Hera, 2007 1-0
   Rublevsky vs C Gabriel, 1992 1-0
   Rublevsky vs Onischuk, 1994 1-0
   Rublevsky vs G Chepukaitis, 2001 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (1999)
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2000)
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Kurgan (1994)
   RSFSR Championship (1991)
   Aeroflot Open (2004)
   Aerosvit GM Tournament (2006)
   URS Junior Championship (1991)
   Jurmala (1991)
   Chelyabinsk-B (1991)
   Wch U18 (1992)
   European Championship (2005)
   World Cup (2005)
   Russian Team Championship (2011)
   European Championship (2003)
   Moscow Olympiad (1994)
   European Championship (2001)
   European Championship (2011)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Really Random Rublevsky games by Mr. V
   RPaterno1's favorite games- Russian School by RPaterno1
   Chessaholics Anonymous by southpawjinx
   1992 WYCC (open) U-18 by gauer
   Karpov Poikovsky 2001 by Tabanus

   🏆 TCh-RUS Rapid
   A Sarana vs Rublevsky (Oct-16-21) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   V Zakhartsov vs Rublevsky (Oct-15-21) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   Rublevsky vs A Pridorozhni (Oct-15-21) 1-0, rapid
   Rublevsky vs B Haldorsen (Sep-24-21) 1-0
   J Skuhala vs Rublevsky (Sep-23-21) 0-1

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(born Oct-15-1974, 49 years old) Russia
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Sergei Vladimirovich Rublevsky, born in Kurgan, Russia, is an International Grandmaster (1994). His international career has made him one of a handful of players to have defeated both Anatoly Karpov and Garry Kasparov in tournament games. He won the 2004 Aeroflot Open, the 2005 Russian Championship and Aerosvit Foros 2006. He has represented Russia in five Olympiads and two World Team Championships. Though he has never been able to string enough consistent results together to raise his rating much past the 2700 mark, in form he remains a highly respected opponent even for the very best players in the world. In 2007 he narrowly missed a chance to play for the world title: having qualified for the Candidates and defeated Ruslan Ponomariov in the first round, he lost the final match, and a spot in the 2007 Mexico City tournament, to Alexander Grischuk in rapid tiebreaks.

In October 2013, he won silver for board 4 for his team Ugra in the European Club Cup (2013).

Wikipedia article: Sergei Rublevsky

Last updated: 2018-03-16 06:13:48

 page 1 of 63; games 1-25 of 1,567  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Rublevsky vs V Borovikov  ½-½351987SamtrediaC45 Scotch Game
2. Milov vs Rublevsky 1-0411990Junior Qualification TournamentD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
3. Rublevsky vs A Shchekachev  0-1401990Junior Qualification TournamentA40 Queen's Pawn Game
4. B Alterman vs Rublevsky  ½-½401990Junior Qualification TournamentD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. Rublevsky vs O Danielian  ½-½211990Junior Qualification TournamentC07 French, Tarrasch
6. A Petelin vs Rublevsky  ½-½281990Junior Qualification TournamentC01 French, Exchange
7. A Frolov vs Rublevsky  0-1411990Junior Qualification TournamentB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
8. E Maljutin vs Rublevsky  1-0521990Junior Qualification TournamentC67 Ruy Lopez
9. Rublevsky vs V Belikov  ½-½391990Junior Qualification TournamentB57 Sicilian
10. Rublevsky vs M Novik 1-0281990Junior Qualification TournamentC47 Four Knights
11. Rublevsky vs Sakaev  ½-½131990Junior Qualification TournamentD79 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line
12. Kramnik vs Rublevsky  ½-½291990Junior Qualification TournamentD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. Rublevsky vs S Shipov 1-0271991Chelyabinsk-BA46 Queen's Pawn Game
14. Bologan vs Rublevsky  ½-½431991JurmalaB40 Sicilian
15. A Andrienko vs Rublevsky  0-1311991URS Junior ChampionshipB40 Sicilian
16. V Belikov vs Rublevsky 0-1391991JurmalaB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
17. Rublevsky vs Shulman  1-0461991URS Junior ChampionshipC03 French, Tarrasch
18. Rublevsky vs S Anapolsky  0-1391991URS Junior ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
19. Rublevsky vs Sutovsky  1-0471991URS Junior ChampionshipA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
20. Rublevsky vs N Haburdzania  1-0231991URS Junior ChampionshipA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
21. Rublevsky vs A Romanov  1-0351991Alma AtaA46 Queen's Pawn Game
22. O Danielian vs Rublevsky  1-0451991URS Junior ChampionshipA80 Dutch
23. A Aleksandrov vs Rublevsky 1-0351991URS Junior ChampionshipD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
24. V Timchenko vs Rublevsky  0-1451991URS Junior ChampionshipB42 Sicilian, Kan
25. Fridman vs Rublevsky  0-1481991URS Junior ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
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Jul-04-06  PinkPanther: <ahmadov>
That's because he only played against Kasparov one damn time, you idiot. That is a meaningless statistic.
Jul-05-06  marn0: Does the PinkPanther have personal issues with Rublevsky or something!? Sheesh!
Jul-05-06  PinkPanther: I just have a problem with stupid statistics geared towards influencing people's opinions. To say that Rublevsky has a plus score against Kasparov is true, but it's also rather misleading.
Jul-05-06  russian bunny: PinkPanther, I agree with you, though I see no need to call him an idiot.
Jul-11-06  aw1988: It would depend on what context was originally meant and how it was received. Having a plus score may simply be an incidental, or it may be shown to prove that player A is much stronger than player B. Rublevsky's 1-0 score vs Kasparov does not mean much. It could, since that game was played under classical controls and Rublevsky henceforth won, but that evidence is non-existent.
Jul-11-06  aw1988: Also how games are decided is a big factor. Huzman's win over Kasparov decides nothing, because it was a one move blunder.
Jul-15-06  rustamrocks: <He does not engage the teenagers on the sharp end of opening theory, testing his ailing memory against the freshness of their computer-assisted analysis. Instead he heads a little off the beaten track - not exactly to the jungle, but to lesser-travelled byways where his experience counts. Here his speculative attack brought its reward.> Nigel Short's recent comments on Rublevsky ...
Jun-02-07  arunjangity: judging from the mini-pics shown with each world match game...whoever pointed it out was right. he does look like barney rubble. (with darker hair)
Jun-02-07  whiskeyrebel: I understand the Barney R. comparison..but he looks a bit more like Sgt. Carter from "Gomer Pyle" USMC to me. I don't mean to trivialize his skills. Just having fun..ho ho.
Jun-13-07  Karpova: Still an impressive performance from Rublevsky who managed to win against Ponomariov and draw Grishuk at classical chess though both are 2700+ (and were born in 1983).
Jun-15-07  Knight13: He should get some rating points after those matches.
Sep-12-07  Resignation Trap: After a slow start in the Russian Championship Higher League, Rublevsky has pulled even with the leaders. After nine rounds, he has six points and shares the lead with Konstantin Sakaev , Alexey Dreev , Evgeny Tomashevsky , Artyom Timofeev and Nikita Vitiugov .
Oct-05-07  savagerules: Amazing that someone with such a very narrow repertoire like Rublevsky could get so high in rankings. Even in matches he didn't change his openings.
Oct-06-07  Plato: I had the same thought. I think the reason he gets away with it is because he's such a great specialist in the openings he does play, so it's extremely difficult to surprise him or get the better of him in the opening.
Jul-12-08  pawnofdoom: Hmm I haven't heard anything from this guy in a while. He's doing well in the Poikovsky tournament right now
Jul-13-08  Woody Wood Pusher: He beat Karpov in a blitz game...'tournament' is a little misleading if you ask me.
Jul-30-08  offtherook: Rublevsky's bio: <he has never been able to string enough consistent results together to raise his rating past the 2700 mark>

He recently topped 2700 in the live ratings.

Oct-15-08  brankat: Happy Birthday Sergei!

Have a lot of fun in Bonn!

Dec-13-09  returnoftheking:
Feb-06-13  arunjangity3: So, Mr. Ruble, what have you to say for yourself?
Aug-16-14  siggemannen: He coached the Russian Women team in the olympics and is 2/2 with them if i recall correctly. So, perhaps the loss of Kosintseva sisters wasn't such a big deal for the team and was a good move by the coach, especially with Gunina and Kostenuk dominating their boards
Oct-15-14  Mr. V: All right, my boy! Happy birthday Mr. Rublevsky! I know you're a coach now, but your fans would love to see you play again.
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  Penguincw: Congrats to Sergei Rublevsky for entering the 2700 live ratings club. A black win against Frolyanov (2569) gained him the 3.2 rating points he needed. He had opportunities to do it in Round 1 and 3 (currently in Round 4), but those games ended in a draw. He is the 50th player to currently be rated above 2700, currently sitting at 45th.

As for the actual outcome of the match (Russian Team Championship), it wasn't really too important, as University beat Zhiguli 4-2.

May-24-15  TheFocus: <Rublevsky is not a sexy player. There are younger and more gifted individuals around and he knows it. Yet he has canniness, which the greenhorns don't. He does not engage the teenagers on the sharp end of opening theory, testing his ailing memory against the freshness of their computer-assisted analysis. Instead he heads a little off the beaten track - not exactly to the jungle, but to lesser-traveled byways where his experience counts> - Nigel Short.
Aug-25-16  Ron: Against the Caro-Kann, Rublevsky favors this line Repertoire Explorer: Sergei Rublevsky (white) and has done quite well with it.
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