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Yuri S Gusev
Number of games in database: 53
Years covered: 1946 to 1997
Overall record: +11 -29 =13 (33.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Sep-25-1921, 100 years old) Russia

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Yuri Semenovich Gusev was awarded the Soviet Master of Sports title in 1951.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Y Gusev vs E Auerbach 1-0371946Molniya Sporting SocietyB72 Sicilian, Dragon
2. M Kamyshov vs Y Gusev 0-1271947Moscow-chC50 Giuoco Piano
3. Y Gusev vs Simagin  0-1461947Moscow-chB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
4. Ragozin vs Y Gusev  0-1651947Moscow-chD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. Y Gusev vs Bronstein 0-1381947Moscow-chB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
6. Y Gusev vs Spassky 0-1241951URS-ch qfA00 Uncommon Opening
7. Y Gusev vs Flohr  0-1521952Moscow-chB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
8. Averbakh vs Y Gusev  1-0541952Moscow-chE60 King's Indian Defense
9. Y Gusev vs Antoshin 0-1291952Moscow-chE10 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Simagin vs Y Gusev  1-0361952Moscow-chE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
11. R Nezhmetdinov vs Y Gusev  0-1411954URS-ch sfC19 French, Winawer, Advance
12. Y Gusev vs Flohr 0-1411955Moscow-chD26 Queen's Gambit Accepted
13. Y Gusev vs Simagin  0-1381955URS-ch sfD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. Simagin vs Y Gusev  ½-½151955Moscow-chD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. Y Gusev vs Lilienthal  0-1611955Moscow-chE10 Queen's Pawn Game
16. Y Gusev vs Antoshin  ½-½411955Moscow-chC41 Philidor Defense
17. Vasiukov vs Y Gusev  ½-½301955Moscow-chC14 French, Classical
18. Y Gusev vs Ragozin  0-1421955Moscow-chA03 Bird's Opening
19. Kholmov vs Y Gusev  ½-½1051955URS-ch sfC70 Ruy Lopez
20. B T Vladimirov vs Y Gusev  0-1331955URS-ch sfD21 Queen's Gambit Accepted
21. Y Gusev vs Lutikov 0-1221955URS-ch sfB07 Pirc
22. Y Gusev vs A Geller  0-1421955URS-ch sfA36 English
23. Y Gusev vs Taimanov  ½-½421955URS-ch sfA36 English
24. Y Gusev vs Antoshin  ½-½651955URS-ch sfC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
25. M Mukhitdinov vs Y Gusev  ½-½641955URS-ch sfC05 French, Tarrasch
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-20-05  rochade18: Gusev = Yuri S. Gusev

one player - two profils

Oct-06-07  stanleys: This Soviet master created one of the most original combinations I have ever seen

Gusev - Auerbach,Moscow/1946

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1.Nxf6! Nxf6 2.gxf6 Bxf6 3.Bh6+ Kg8 4.Rxf6! ef6 5.Qxd6 Rc6

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6.Qxe5!! fxe5 7.Rf1! Rc8 8.Bd1 Rc4 9.Bb3 b5 10.Bxc4 bxc4 11.b3 a5 12.bxc4 Qe7 13.Kg2 Qa3 14.Rf2 Qe7 15.Rf1 g5 16.c5! Qd8 (if 16...Qxc5 then 17.Rf7 Qa3 18.Kg3 Qxc3+ 19.Kg4 Qa3 20.Rd7) 17.c6 Qe7 18.c7 1:0

Despite having only a bishop for the queen,white got a winning position and finished the game by advancing his pawns quietly.

Sep-18-09  oldsounio: Or maybe it was against Averbach 1951 ?
Y Gusev vs Averbakh, 1951
Oct-19-11  waustad: FIDE has a whole page of Gusevs and chessmetrics mentions 4 of them. It would be easy to mix them up.
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  SkySports: Don't we know anything else about this player? I couldn't find anything significant about him with a quick Google search...
May-22-21  login:

Юрий Семёнович Гусев is a 'Soviet chess player', he was active for Trud in Moscow. Participant of many Moscow championships and (semi-finals) of the USSR championship. In 1951 he received the title Master of Sport of the USSR in chess.

Gusev was awarded medals 'For the Defense of Moscow', 'For Battle Merit', 'Order of the Red Star' and 'Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd class'.

After the war ended he studied to be a radio engineer.

Moscow Championship 1955

USSR Championship (1955)



Master Gusev is behind the board, Evgeny Sveshnikov, Jan Plachetka and Igor A Zaitsev are standing.

Deep game
Y Gusev vs E Auerbach, 1946

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Several players' bios - more infos on Gusev's later active career, can be found here

from 'Шахматисты, встретившие День Победы' by Konstantin Shmagin, 2020 (in Russian)

Sep-29-21  stanleys: Some Russian players indicated that Mr. Gusev is still alive and celebrated his 100th birthday on 25 September! Happy belated birthday and best wishes to him!
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  SkySports: <stanleys: Some Russian players indicated that Mr. Gusev is still alive and celebrated his 100th birthday on 25 September! Happy belated birthday and best wishes to him!>

I had different info. According to this website (provided by Alexey 'Spectre' Zakharov, blogger on Gusev died in 2011: (see the final table; Gusev in cyrillic is written '?????').

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  SkySports: It seems that cyrillic letters can't be represented here... Anyway it's row 7 in the final table.
Sep-30-21  stanleys: <SkySports> It's very strange, because there is no year of the death mentioned in the text before , simply (1921-?). Maybe there was a copy/paste from the previous line 6, about the player Gumerov, who died in 2011.

I will try to get confirmation by other sources whether Mr. Gusev is alive or not

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  SkySports: <stanleys: <SkySports> It's very strange, because there is no year of the death mentioned in the text before , simply (1921-?)>. You are right, maybe the table was added to the article at a later time? Anyway, if you can get any info by other sources, please let us know writing it here. It would be nice to know that Mr. Gusev is still among us...

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