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Ilya Gurevich
Number of games in database: 176
Years covered: 1984 to 1998
Last FIDE rating: 2586

Overall record: +63 -40 =65 (56.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 8 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (41) 
    B32 B83 B33 B76 B63
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (12) 
    B63 B62 B65 B60 B68
 French Tarrasch (9) 
    C07 C09 C03 C05
 Ruy Lopez (9) 
    C69 C91 C89 C84
 French Defense (9) 
    C07 C03 C09 C05
 Caro-Kann (7) 
    B10 B17 B12
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (29) 
    B42 B43 B92 B90 B93
 Grunfeld (19) 
    D85 D86 D91 D90 D97
 Sicilian Kan (12) 
    B42 B43 B41
 Sicilian Najdorf (10) 
    B92 B93 B90 B97
 English (8) 
    A15 A10
 English, 1 c4 e5 (5) 
    A20 A28 A22 A29
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   I Gurevich vs K K Karanja, 1987 1-0
   I Gurevich vs Kamsky, 1991 1/2-1/2
   Gulko vs I Gurevich, 1993 1/2-1/2
   I Gurevich vs Nunn, 1993 1-0
   I Gurevich vs Bronstein, 1992 1-0
   Waitzkin vs I Gurevich, 1994 0-1
   Psakhis vs I Gurevich, 1992 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Hastings 1992/93 (1992)
   Reshevsky Memorial (1992)
   15th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1991)
   United States Championship (1992)
   16th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1992)
   18th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1994)
   Biel Interzonal (1993)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Hastings 1992/93 by suenteus po 147

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(born Feb-08-1972, 50 years old) Ukraine (federation/nationality United States of America)

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GM Ilya Markovich Gurevich was the World U-20 Champion in 1990.

Wikipedia article: Ilya Gurevich

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 190  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J A Curdo vs I Gurevich 1-019198498th Rhode Island State ChampionshipC48 Four Knights
2. Kasparov vs I Gurevich 1-0341984Clock simul, 10bD75 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O c5, 8.dxc5
3. M Ginsburg vs I Gurevich ½-½371985PhiladelphiaE97 King's Indian
4. J Litvinchuk vs I Gurevich  ½-½181986USA-ch U18A42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
5. I Gurevich vs I Shtern  0-1401986USA-ch U18B33 Sicilian
6. I Gurevich vs Wolff  1-0311986USA-ch U18B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
7. A Lief vs I Gurevich  ½-½631986USA-ch U18A42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
8. I Gurevich vs Rachels  ½-½331986USA-ch U18B78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
9. I Gurevich vs R Burnett  ½-½371986USA-ch U18B60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
10. V Rao vs I Gurevich  ½-½261986USA-ch U18E91 King's Indian
11. A Fishbein vs I Gurevich  ½-½421986USA-ch U18C60 Ruy Lopez
12. B Finegold vs I Gurevich  ½-½111986USA-ch U18A46 Queen's Pawn Game
13. E Schiller vs I Gurevich  0-134198614th World OpenB06 Robatsch
14. V Kontic vs I Gurevich ½-½51986Wch U16C46 Three Knights
15. Delchev vs I Gurevich  1-0561986Wch U16B82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
16. I Gurevich vs C Lutz  1-0531986Wch U16C07 French, Tarrasch
17. I Gurevich vs S Polgar  1-0321986Wch U16B83 Sicilian
18. I Gurevich vs P Vandevoort  1-0191986Wch U16B06 Robatsch
19. V Akopian vs I Gurevich  ½-½471986Wch U16A07 King's Indian Attack
20. M Hofbauer vs I Gurevich  ½-½371986Wch U16B06 Robatsch
21. L Comas Fabrego vs I Gurevich  0-1421986Wch U16A07 King's Indian Attack
22. Sherzer vs I Gurevich  0-1221986Wch U16B12 Caro-Kann Defense
23. I Gurevich vs P Horn  ½-½441986Wch U16B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
24. I Gurevich vs T S Ravi  1-0461986Wch U16B10 Caro-Kann
25. J A Curdo vs I Gurevich 1-0361987Rhode Island OpenB06 Robatsch
 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 190  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-08-06  BIDMONFA: Ilya M Gurevich


Jun-21-07  nolanryan: If I knew where you lived BIDMONFA, I would egg your house.
Jun-21-07  Jim Bartle: If that's really you, Nolan, I suspect you'd throw him the high, hard one, and then grab his head and pound him with noogies.
Aug-18-07  wardvet: Bidmonfa lives in Spain...Barcelona I think. Anyway, his "Kibitzing" (and I use that term loosely) is very annoying.
Aug-31-07  lopium: Who is this player? He has played along the greatest player of our time!
Aug-31-07  Jim Bartle: Gurevich was world junior champion, then quit for good in 1994?
Dec-02-07  pawnofdoom: I believe he's the brother of Mikhail Gurevich and Dimitri Gurevich
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  Fusilli: <pawnofdoom: I believe he's the brother of Mikhail Gurevich and Dimitri Gurevich> Really? He is a lot younger than them. Dimitri was born in 1956 and Mikhail in 1959. Ilya in 1972. Not impossible, though, but do you have a source?
Jul-28-08  RookFile: He isn't. I was acquainted with him when he was a teenager. He still plays chess in the icc, his handle is junior.
Jul-28-08  Strongest Force: Junior is very friendly. I talked with him all the time when i was playing at the ICC.
Jul-28-08  najdorfman: I recall Ilya telling me that when he won the World Junior Championship the USCF, in its journalistic organ Chess Life, put a picture of a bunch of people on a cruise ship, on the cover! The cruise ship had something to do with a U.S. Senior Open Championship.

To say the least, he was not thrilled about it.

I asked him if he knew what "U.S.C.F" stood for? Sensing a sarcasm coming, he replied that he did not know. So I told him:


Nov-27-10  kramputz: Here is another great talent who quit chess. What is Ilya doing these days?
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  technical draw: Here's what he's doing these days:

Jan-09-12  King Death: < pawnofdoom: I believe he's the brother of Mikhail Gurevich and Dimitri Gurevich>

None of these players are related to each other. There was an interview that Dimitri Gurevich gave a long time ago where he mentioned that. Gurevich is a common enough Jewish last name in the Ukraine if not on a par with Smith or Williams.

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  perfidious: <pawnofdoom: I believe he's the brother of Mikhail Gurevich and Dimitri Gurevich>

Not true.

Was well acquainted with Ilya in the eighties, as we played several times and were in numerous other events together.

Jun-12-21  Zugzwangovich: <najdorfman> This seems a bit of a bum rap on the USCF.

With Chess Life back issues now available online, one finds with not too much difficulty that they covered Ilya's winning the World Junior Championship in the 12/90 issue of CL. The cover of that issue (and the next) was devoted to the Kasparov-Karpov WCC match.

The cruise ship and U.S. Senior Open Championship graced the cover of the 2/91 issue, by which time the '90 World Junior was six-month-old news.

Jun-12-21  RookFile: I agree with Gurevich. I think a United States magazine could have featured an accomplishment by a United States citizen on the cover.
Jun-12-21  Zugzwangovich: <RookFile>I don't disagree with you; Gurevich rather than the two K's could have been on the cover of the 12/90 issue. But <najdorfman> indicates that what upset Gurevich was that he was not on the 2/91 issue cover, that honor being given instead to the U.S. Senior Open Championship.
Jun-12-21  RookFile: I actually remember this controversy from when it happened. Just a guess but I suspect that had they put him on the 3/91 cover it would have been ok, if a tad late. A cruise ship being worthy of a cover but not the world junior champion is probably what hurts him the most. Viewed from that angle I have to agree with him.

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