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Dmitry Gurevich
D Gurevich 
Photo courtesy of "WannaBe"  
Number of games in database: 1,328
Years covered: 1967 to 2020
Last FIDE rating: 2399 (2419 rapid, 2506 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2586

Overall record: +539 -327 =420 (58.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 42 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (104) 
    E99 E94 E92 E90 E97
 Nimzo Indian (73) 
    E42 E48 E46 E47 E40
 Queen's Pawn Game (68) 
    E00 A41 A40 D02 E10
 English (43) 
    A13 A15 A10 A14 A17
 English, 1 c4 c5 (42) 
    A31 A34 A30 A32 A33
 Semi-Slav (35) 
    D45 D43 D46 D47 D48
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (199) 
    B63 B89 B64 B22 B58
 Queen's Pawn Game (95) 
    A46 E10 A50 D02 A40
 Modern Benoni (81) 
    A70 A57 A61 A62 A59
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (64) 
    B63 B64 B60 B65 B62
 Pirc (46) 
    B07 B08 B09
 English, 1 c4 c5 (38) 
    A30 A31 A36 A34 A39
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Ziatdinov vs D Gurevich, 1995 0-1
   D Gurevich vs C Hansen, 1986 1-0
   S Haubrich vs D Gurevich, 1990 0-1
   D Gurevich vs R Rowley, 1990 1-0
   L Ross vs D Gurevich, 2004 0-1
   D Gurevich vs Bisguier, 1983 1-0
   D J Strauss vs D Gurevich, 1985 0-1
   C Van Buskirk vs D Gurevich, 1987 0-1
   Reshevsky vs D Gurevich, 1982 0-1
   D Gurevich vs B Alford, 1991 1-0

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

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Geneve Open (2001)
   United States Championship (1993)
   United States Championship (1996)
   United States Championship (1992)
   United States Championship (1983)
   Spring North American FIDE Invitational (2006)
   American Continental (2003)
   US Championship 2006 (2006)
   Be'er Sheva (1984)
   National Open (2007)
   New York Open (1987)
   18th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1994)
   New York Open (1989)
   GMA World Cup Open (1988)
   American Continental Championship (2005)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   US Open 1994, Chicago by Phony Benoni
   US Open 1988, Boston by Phony Benoni
   US Open 1989, Chicago by Phony Benoni

   🏆 U.S. Senior Championships
   D Gurevich vs L Christiansen (Jul-16-22) 1/2-1/2
   D Gurevich vs V Akopian (Jul-16-22) 1/2-1/2
   D Gurevich vs L Christiansen (Jul-16-22) 1/2-1/2
   Shabalov vs D Gurevich (Jul-16-22) 1-0
   Dlugy vs D Gurevich (Jul-16-22) 1/2-1/2

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(born Sep-11-1956, 66 years old) Russia (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Dimitri Borisovich Gurevich was born in Moscow in 1956, immigrated to the USA in 1980, and was awarded the GM title in 1983. He finished 1st at New York 1983 and 1st= at Jerusalem 1986, won the US Open in 1988, 1994, and 2012 (1st=), and the National Open in 2005. Most recently he won the US Senior Open in June 2019.

Wikipedia article: Dmitry Gurevich

Last updated: 2019-07-26 15:15:33

 page 1 of 56; games 1-25 of 1,384  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Malinin vs D Gurevich 1-0411967KievA46 Queen's Pawn Game
2. D Gurevich vs Balashov  1-0431974URSB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
3. Kharus vs D Gurevich 0-1231975URSC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
4. Beliavsky vs D Gurevich  ½-½271975URSA33 English, Symmetrical
5. D Gurevich vs Tukmakov  ½-½261976URSA48 King's Indian
6. D Gurevich vs C Kuperman 1-0311978URSA06 Reti Opening
7. D Gurevich vs S Arkhipov 0-1291978MoscowB33 Sicilian
8. V Arbakov vs D Gurevich  0-1491978URSC12 French, McCutcheon
9. D Gurevich vs Gheorghiu  0-151198182nd US OpenE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
10. Gligoric vs D Gurevich  1-0431981Lone Pine OpenA57 Benko Gambit
11. D Gurevich vs Dzindzichashvili  1-0421981Lone Pine OpenE41 Nimzo-Indian
12. A Soltis vs D Gurevich 1-0221981Lone Pine OpenB89 Sicilian
13. D Gurevich vs V McCambridge  0-1421981Lone Pine OpenE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
14. N Davies vs D Gurevich  ½-½971981Lone Pine OpenB07 Pirc
15. D Gurevich vs P Youngworth  ½-½341981Lone Pine OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
16. D Root vs D Gurevich  ½-½541981Lone Pine OpenB20 Sicilian
17. D Gurevich vs J Hebert  ½-½191981Lone Pine OpenB86 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
18. A Kuligowski vs D Gurevich  1-0481981Lone Pine OpenA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
19. A Soltis vs D Gurevich  1-0611981Summer CCA InternationalB06 Robatsch
20. D Gurevich vs R Tomaszewski  1-0431981WchT U26B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
21. M Wittwer vs D Gurevich  1-0401981WchT U26D02 Queen's Pawn Game
22. D Gurevich vs Van der Sterren 1-0251981Manchester Benedictine op 4thE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
23. D Gurevich vs Keene  ½-½331981Manchester Benedictine op 4thB06 Robatsch
24. D Gurevich vs A Vinje Gulbrandsen  1-0281982Gausdal IntD94 Grunfeld
25. D Gurevich vs Fedorowicz  ½-½371982New YorkE41 Nimzo-Indian
 page 1 of 56; games 1-25 of 1,384  PGN Download
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Apr-11-06  whiskeyrebel: maybe somebody should sponsor a 3 person family team tournament.
May-13-06  DeepBlade: Mikhail Gurevich plays in Turkey, which is a great honour to have him play there.

Overall record: Mikhail Gurevich beat Suat Atalik 1 to 0, with 1 draw.

M Gurevich vs S Atalik, 2006

Mikhail Gurevich's best game (in my opinion)
M Gurevich vs Short, 1990

Ilya's interresting game, his opening seems to challenge theory I Gurevich vs Nunn, 1992

Last but not least, Dimitri Gurevich
L Ross vs D Gurevich, 2004

Resilent, clean and modern play!

Sep-11-06  BIDMONFA: Dimitri Gurevich


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  Benzol: <Sularus> Take your pick
Jul-22-07  SniperOnKN2: This guy looks like Kasparov, but plays on the other side of the Aronin-Taimanov.
Mar-20-08  ex0duz:

Stop pulling my leg please.. That HAS to be Kasparov, otherwise he's got a twin i never knew existed till today..

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  WannaBe: <ex0duz> I'm quite sure that's <NOT> Kasparov.

Since I was the one that took the picture, and got to see him in action.

Now, if you see a picture of me, you'd say <I AM KASPAROV>. :-))

Sep-11-08  DarthStapler: Born on 9/11
Nov-07-09  whiskeyrebel: I faced GM D. Gurevich at his simul at the Western States open a couple weeks ago. There were 18 of us players in all. I hoped for more so I could have more time between moves. He was very generous with "passes" however. He played an advance variation against my Caro Kann. I've been gloating all over this website about not being afraid of the advance, so I felt happy to be surviving well at the 18 move point. By move 30 I was crushed of course. Thank you for the lesson, sir. By the way, my Wife says he really looks like a strong chessplayer. We both sensed a powerful aura.
Jan-12-11  wordfunph: marriage and chess.. :)

Jerry Hanken: Do you plan to get married soon?

GM Dmitry Gurevich: Please Jerry, I do not look that far ahead in that variation!

Jan-12-11  wordfunph: 1996 Interplay U.S. Championship in New Jersey:

GM Dmitry Gurevich, during the closing ceremony, said that it was the best U.S. Championship that he had ever played. GM Larry Christiansen then piped in, "But Dmitry, you say that every year…"


Jan-12-11  swordfish: I've never had a chance to play Dmitri--I have to get better scores--but often see him at tournaments, playing or accompanying his students. He won the US Open recently, 2009 I think. Seems a really decent guy, not full of himself. There was an interesting article about him in the Chicago Reader about ten years back; unfortunately, I don't have a link.
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  LIFE Master AJ: This guy is obviously a good player. (He has beaten me a few times.)

He was absent from PTB competiton ... seems to be making a comeback as of late.

Sep-11-11  SimonWebbsTiger: classic AJ!

<This guy is obviously a good player. (He has beaten me a few times.) >

oh lord above....Given Gurevich is a GM and rated 2480 at the time of writing, it stands to reason he knows the difference between a prawn and a pawn and doesn't call knights <ponies>. But oh no -- forget his distinguished career; he has beaten the <Laugh Master> so that means he is a good player. Jebus....

Sep-11-11  JoergWalter: no games Goldsby vs. Gurevich in this database? The score sheets must be classified stuff "burn before reading".
Sep-11-11  ProjectR: I wander,if he were to get a mild electric shock every time he told a lie,if he'd even open his mouth at all ?? Lets have this right,he couldn't even lie strait in bed,and i personally dont see the reasons why he needs to tell lie after lie,each one bigger than the last
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  whiteshark: Laughter is an instant vacation. :D
Sep-11-11  parmetd: It is his birthday! Be respectful! Dmitry is one of the nicest players I know.
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  perfidious: While I played some events with Dmitri through the years, we never met at the board, but he seemed a decent fellow; an illustration of a theory that Danny Kopec once mentioned, in that many strong players are respectful of others and their capabilities.

Wink, nod to <The. Greatest. Player. Ever>....yeah, you must be truly awesome if a grandmaster has beaten you a few times.

<parmetd> Does Dima still play poker?

A few years back, I was playing holdem in Tunica, Mississippi with a guy who knew Gurevich from the poker tables of Harrah's in E Chicago.

Sep-11-11  parmetd: He plays poker but usually only in Vegas during the national open.
Sep-11-11  ProjectR: So is this the brother/cousin,or some other relation of the Gurevich that played against Kasparov in a simul for the US juniors in 1988 ?
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  perfidious: <ProjectR: So is this the brother/cousin,or some other relation of the Gurevich that played against Kasparov in a simul for the US juniors in 1988 ?>

No; this Gurevich gave Chess Life an interview in the early 1990s, in which he stated that none of the three GMs named Gurevich are related, further noting that it's a common Russian Jewish surname, and the equivalent of the Polish surname Horowitz.

Sep-11-12  talisman: happy birthday GM Gurevich.
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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday GM Gurevich.
May-07-15  zanzibar: Please, some biographer editor or somebody, change his first name to <Dimitry> - to match FIDE card and name he uses in local press in US.
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