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Alexey Suetin
Number of games in database: 1,286
Years covered: 1947 to 2001
Highest rating achieved in database: 2460

Overall record: +423 -309 =552 (54.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 2 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (252) 
    B45 B82 B32 B33 B60
 Ruy Lopez (152) 
    C90 C92 C78 C84 C96
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (93) 
    C90 C92 C84 C96 C93
 French Defense (52) 
    C19 C11 C16 C10 C02
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (43) 
    B62 B60 B61 B67 B65
 Caro-Kann (36) 
    B17 B18 B10 B11 B15
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (199) 
    B47 B46 B48 B44 B42
 Sicilian Taimanov (62) 
    B46 B47 B48 B49
 King's Indian (59) 
    E63 E94 E69 E60 E81
 Modern Benoni (53) 
    A57 A56 A61 A71 A70
 English, 1 c4 c5 (41) 
    A34 A30 A33 A31 A36
 Sicilian Kan (35) 
    B42 B43 B41
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Suetin vs P Travnicek, 1975 1-0
   Suetin vs Bagirov, 1961 1-0
   Suetin vs Korchnoi, 1962 1-0
   Suetin vs M Ujtelky, 1965 1-0
   Suetin vs Bagirov, 1963 1-0
   Suetin vs J H Donner, 1968 1-0
   Birbrager vs Suetin, 1964 0-1
   Suetin vs J Bademian, 1954 1-0
   J I Zilber vs Suetin, 1957 0-1
   Suetin vs Tseshkovsky, 1972 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Chigorin Memorial (1974)
   Hastings 1967/68 (1967)
   USSR Championship (1963)
   USSR Championship (1965)
   URS-ch sf (1954)
   October Revolution 50 (1967)
   Vidmar Memorial (1973)
   USSR Championship (1954)
   6th Soviet Team Cup (1968)
   USSR Championship (1952)
   Budapest Tungsram (1976)
   Novi Sad (1982)
   USSR Championship (1958)
   USSR Championship (1962)
   USSR Championship (1950)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   1996 World Seniors' championship by gauer
   1994 World Seniors' championship by gauer
   Hastings 1967/68 by suenteus po 147

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(born Nov-16-1926, died Sep-10-2001, 74 years old) Russia
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Alexey Stepanovich Suetin was awarded the IM title in 1961 and the GM title in 1965 and became World Senior Champion in 1996. His best tournament results were in the 1960's, 1st at Sarajevo 1965, 1st= with Mark Taimanov and Svetozar Gligoric at Copenhagen 1965 and 1st= with Aleksandar Matanovic at Titovo Uzice in 1966. He was also an author of note and was married to Kira Zvorykina.

Wikipedia article: Alexey Suetin

 page 1 of 52; games 1-25 of 1,292  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Suetin vs V Chistyakov 1-0261947URSC12 French, McCutcheon
2. G Ilivitsky vs Suetin 0-14119477th RSFSR championshipD98 Grunfeld, Russian
3. Sedov vs Suetin  1-03519477th RSFSR championshipD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
4. R Nezhmetdinov vs Suetin 1-02919477th RSFSR championshipB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
5. Suetin vs G Isakov  1-02919477th RSFSR championshipC18 French, Winawer
6. Suetin vs Nogovitsyn  1-04619477th RSFSR championshipA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
7. Suetin vs Fedosov  1-0271948URS-ch qfC49 Four Knights
8. Suetin vs G Ilivitsky  0-1431950URS-ch sfB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
9. Suetin vs Aronin  1-0291950RSFSR Team chB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
10. Suetin vs N Gusev  1-0431950URS-ch sfC41 Philidor Defense
11. P Dubinin vs Suetin  1-0361950RSFSR Team chC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
12. Korchnoi vs Suetin ½-½601950URS-ch sfB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
13. Suetin vs Lilienthal  1-0421950URS-ch18 SemifinalC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
14. A Poliak vs Suetin  1-0401950URS-ch sfE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
15. Kasparian vs Suetin  0-1421950URS-ch sfD80 Grunfeld
16. Suetin vs Petrosian 1-0601950USSR ChampionshipC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
17. Averbakh vs Suetin 1-0331950USSR ChampionshipB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
18. Suetin vs Lipnitsky  1-0481950USSR ChampionshipC78 Ruy Lopez
19. Smyslov vs Suetin 1-0481950USSR ChampionshipD71 Neo-Grunfeld
20. Suetin vs Konstantinopolsky  0-1431950USSR ChampionshipC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
21. Geller vs Suetin 0-1351950USSR ChampionshipC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
22. Suetin vs Keres ½-½351950USSR ChampionshipC59 Two Knights
23. Bondarevsky vs Suetin  1-0551950USSR ChampionshipE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
24. Suetin vs Alatortsev  ½-½261950USSR ChampionshipE41 Nimzo-Indian
25. Suetin vs Tolush 0-1251950USSR ChampionshipC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
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May-12-05  soberknight: It's hot outside. Alexey is Suetin.
May-31-06  jaime gallegos: who is the current World Senior Champion ?
Sep-10-06  BIDMONFA: Alexey Suetin

SUETIN, Alexey S. _

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  WTHarvey: <jaime gallegos> Victor Korchnoi is the Senior World Champion of 2006:
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  Phony Benoni: Good for Victor! But now we'll have to take him off the list of "Strongest Players Never to Become World Champion."
Nov-16-07  timhortons: suetin is a witness on how chess cheating is done on high level..anyways may you rest in read that these gentleman die after a game of chess
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  whiteshark: Quote of the Day

< The work of a chess player is similar to a blast furnace process: it is continuous and demands a heated passion for chess.>

-- Alexander Suetin

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  Pyke: Hey <Sharky>, good to see you're still around. I just marked your post, because I put the same quote on my own forum ... but as usual, it turns out you were faster than me ... :-)
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  whiteshark: <Pyke> Yet, again! :D
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  Domdaniel: < The work of a chess player is similar to a blast furnace process: it is continuous and demands a heated passion for chess.>

As this was written in the USSR, it can be seen as part of the propaganda effort to depict chess as industrial work. If written in the USA, it might be an appeal for sponsorship aimed at a smelting company. And in England it would be a begging letter to the rock group Blast Furnace & The Heatwaves, asking them to play for free at the post-match party.

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  whiteshark: Early bird <Ddl>, you've posted that at 04:37 hrs CET. :D
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  Domdaniel: <Sharky> True. But on this occasion I was a late bird who hadn't gone to bed yet.
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GM Jacob Aagaard on the Quality Chess blog:

<However, we will have two other books on positional themes this year. We will publish another book in the Chess Classics series, called <<<SOVIET CHESS STRATEGY by Suetin>>>. Also, we have another book planned by a very interesting author on positional chess sacrifices; however, I do not want to announce this one too soon.>

Anyone know anything about this book? Thanks

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  wordfunph: GM Alexey Suetin claimed he walked like 20 miles just to get to the library so he could copy down page by page the book of Nimzovich's "My System".
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  Penguincw: Quote of the Day:

< "The work of a chess player is similar to a blast furnace process: it is continuous and demands a heated passion for chess." > The quote was actually by someone named Alexander Suetin,but it could be him.

Feb-09-12  ewan14: '' Chess through the prism of time ''

Kasparov gives this as the source of ( absolute ) proof of collusion in 1962 between Petrosian , Geller ( & Keres )

Has anyone read the relevent part ( of the book ) ?

Many thanks

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  Penguincw: R.I.P. <POTD>: GM Alexey Suetin.
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  Gottschalk: "Suetin writes so many books that he didn't have time to read them." Mikhail Tal
May-14-15  TheFocus: <Like mortars in old war films, they are often ready to destroy the opponent's unsupported defences> - Alexei Suetin.
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  offramp: <TheFocus: <Like mortars in old war films, they are often ready to destroy the opponent's unsupported defences> - Alexei Suetin.>

What are they?

Jul-13-15  zanzibar: "They" == "Rooks"

That's the trouble with just quoting a quote out of context, sometimes.

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  offramp: <zanzibar: "They" == "Rooks"> Okay, thanks. In my mind I was thinking of howitzers:

<Like mortars in old war films, howitzers are often ready to destroy the opponent's unsupported defences> - Alexei Suetin

Are you sure that isn't it? It makes more sense.

Jul-14-15  zanzibar:
Nov-16-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Alexey Suetin.
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  Big Pawn: Happy belated Columbus Day, Alexey Suetin. Have a happy day buddy!! Woo hoo! Yeah! Happy Day, Alexey! Happy early Birthday for next year in 2017 too! I'm getting my post count up so high. Wow!! Merry Christmas, Alexey. I know it's early but MERRY CHRISTMAS! Hey, HAPPY EASTER!!! You ROCK man! Go!
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