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Artur Yusupov
Photograph copyright © Fred Lucas,  

Number of games in database: 2,159
Years covered: 1974 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2559 (2520 rapid, 2500 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2680
Overall record: +612 -295 =1054 (58.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 198 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (166) 
    A46 D05 A40 D04 A41
 King's Indian (130) 
    E80 E60 E73 E61 E62
 Nimzo Indian (111) 
    E41 E52 E54 E30 E29
 Slav (92) 
    D10 D12 D18 D15 D17
 Queen's Indian (74) 
    E15 E12 E17 E14 E16
 Grunfeld (67) 
    D85 D86 D95 D87 D93
With the Black pieces:
 Petrov (169) 
    C42 C43
 French Defense (143) 
    C18 C09 C01 C05 C02
 Ruy Lopez (96) 
    C80 C82 C72 C60 C73
 Queen's Gambit Declined (96) 
    D37 D35 D31 D30 D39
 Orthodox Defense (72) 
    D56 D58 D52 D55 D57
 Ruy Lopez, Open (59) 
    C80 C82 C81 C83
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Ivanchuk vs Yusupov, 1991 0-1
   Yusupov vs P Scheeren, 1983 1-0
   Taimanov vs Yusupov, 1982 0-1
   Miles vs Yusupov, 1985 0-1
   Yusupov vs Ivanchuk, 1991 1-0
   Yusupov vs Karpov, 1989 1-0
   Yusupov vs Lobron, 1996 1-0
   Yusupov vs Kasparov, 1989 1-0
   Yusupov vs L Adasiak, 2005 1-0
   Yusupov vs N Spiridonov, 1983 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Amsterdam IBM-B (1978)
   Esbjerg (1980)
   Tunis Interzonal (1985)
   Yerevan Zonal (1982)
   Hamburg SKA (1991)
   World Junior Championship (1978)
   47th USSR Championship (1979)
   Dubai Olympiad (1986)
   First Lady's Cup (1983)
   Capablanca Memorial (1979)
   48th USSR Championship (1980)
   USSR Championship (1987)
   USSR Championship (1981)
   Gibraltar Masters (2012)
   Lucerne Olympiad (1982)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Legend Yusupov by Gottschalk
   For Friends and Colleagues 1 (Dvoretsky) by Qindarka
   Strategie 1 - 6 Tigersprung auf DWZ 1500 by 5nizza
   Montpellier Candidates 1985 by Benzol

   🏆 European Rapid Championship
   Yusupov vs M Mazurkiewicz (Dec-17-17) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   V Sakalauskas vs Yusupov (Dec-17-17) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   Yusupov vs F Tuomainen (Dec-17-17) 1-0, rapid
   M Narva vs Yusupov (Dec-17-17) 0-1, rapid
   Yusupov vs H Reichmann (Dec-17-17) 1/2-1/2, rapid

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(born Feb-13-1960, 63 years old) Russia (federation/nationality Germany)
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Artur Mayakovich Yusupov was born on the 13th of February 1960 in Moscow, USSR.

Awarded the IM title in 1977 for his victory in the World Junior Championship and the GM title in 1980, he was a World Title Candidate thrice running, losing the semi-final round in 1986, 1989 and 1992.

Other tournament results include 2nd in the USSR Championship of 1979, 1st at Erevan 1982, 4th= at Linares 1983, 1st at Tunis 1985, 1st= at Montpellier Candidates 1985 and 3rd at Linares 1988. In the early 1990s, he interrupted burglars in his Moscow flat, was shot and was fortunate to survive. Soon after his recovery, Yusupov moved to Germany, where he now works as a writer and trainer (he became a FIDE Senior Trainer in 2005). Yusupov was German Champion in 2005.

Wikipedia article: Artur Yusupov

Last updated: 2017-12-03 04:14:37

 page 1 of 87; games 1-25 of 2,161  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Bobrov vs Yusupov  0-1321974Moscow Team ChampionshipA00 Uncommon Opening
2. M Berkovich vs Yusupov 0-1361975Moscow ChampionshipA06 Reti Opening
3. A Monakov vs Yusupov 1-0291975Moscow ChampionshipC77 Ruy Lopez
4. Yusupov vs Yurtaev 1-0301976MoscowB33 Sicilian
5. Z Sturua vs Yusupov  1-0411976USSR Junior ChampionshipD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
6. B Kouatly vs Yusupov 0-1351977Innsbruck, AustriaA44 Old Benoni Defense
7. W Ehrenfeucht vs Yusupov  0-1301977Telechess ol1 7778B33 Sicilian
8. Kasparov vs Yusupov 1-0481977URS-ch U20E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
9. Yusupov vs Yermolinsky  0-1411977Junior TournamentA84 Dutch
10. Kasparov vs Yusupov  ½-½201977Junior TournamentC42 Petrov Defense
11. L Zaid vs Yusupov  0-1681977Junior TournamentD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
12. Yusupov vs E Magerramov  1-0411977Junior TournamentB40 Sicilian
13. Z Lanka vs Yusupov  0-1391977Junior TournamentC42 Petrov Defense
14. Yusupov vs Kasparov ½-½411977Junior TournamentA05 Reti Opening
15. Yusupov vs A Zapata 1-0471977Wch U20A05 Reti Opening
16. P Popovic vs Yusupov  0-1471977Wch U20A00 Uncommon Opening
17. Yusupov vs M Rivas Pastor  ½-½431977Wch U20A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
18. Yusupov vs M Sisniega  1-0421977Wch U20A05 Reti Opening
19. Yusupov vs C Ionescu  ½-½131977Wch U20A34 English, Symmetrical
20. J O Fries-Nielsen vs Yusupov  0-1401977Wch U20C55 Two Knights Defense
21. Yusupov vs G Morrison  1-0741977Wch U20B53 Sicilian
22. Yusupov vs A Groszpeter  ½-½371977Wch U20A34 English, Symmetrical
23. Yusupov vs S Skembris  ½-½101977Wch U20A04 Reti Opening
24. J Soares Masculo vs Yusupov 0-1741977Wch U20A06 Reti Opening
25. H Armando vs Yusupov  0-1321977Wch U20B33 Sicilian
 page 1 of 87; games 1-25 of 2,161  PGN Download
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Aug-15-16  The Chess Express: That's a bit rude considering what a great guy he is.
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  offramp: <The Chess Express: That's a bit rude considering what a great guy he is.>

Posoo was referring to Yusupov's having been both shot and stabbed and surviving Kasparov vs Yusupov, 1993.

Aug-16-16  morfishine: <posoo> Dis man is honly fiffy sit yeers he hus menny mo time a head uv hym
Feb-13-17  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Artur Yusupov!
Feb-13-17  Swedish Logician: In 1986 there were FOUR decided Winaver Advanced French games between Sokolov and Yusupov, with net result 2-2. Three earlier ones were in their Candiates match, but Yusupov's Petrosian-like sacrifice of the exchange in this marvellous positional win impressed me the most: A Sokolov vs Yusupov, 1986 It has, however, not been included among his notable games, where it definitely belongs.
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  moronovich: <Swedish Logician>

Plani(n)c and Timman also played 4 games of Winanwer I think.Not in a row,but on 4 different occasions ! I think Plani(n)c won them all.Timman was stubborn and wanted to exploit a certain variation with an early -Qa5-a4.

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  Fusilli: Today I made a drawing of him. For those who have Instagram:

Jun-14-19  ughaibu: Pretty good! Just a bit short on menacingness.
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  Fusilli: <ughaibu> Thank you! But you are being sarcastic, right? I was disappointed my rendering made him quite menacing, much more than the original picture!
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  chancho: <Fusilli> Me recuerda de Santa Claus. 😉 Estoy bromeando. Bien hecho.
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  Fusilli: Thanks Chancho.

Oh, I made a mistake in my earlier post. No need to have Instagram to see it. If you click on the little arrow to the right of my drawing, you can see the original photo I worked from.

Jun-14-19  ughaibu: Fusilli: No sarcasm, I would feel a lot more confident playing against your drawing than against the photograph.
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  Fusilli: <ughaibu> lol, me too!

Actually, a real artist told me yesterday that she didn't think he looked menacing, so I guess my perception was distorted.

Jun-15-19  ughaibu: Fusilli: I don't know about this "real artist" stuff, screen prints of your picture under different colour combinations would seem, to me, to put you in the company of Warhol.
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  moronovich: Great drawing <Fusilli> !
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  Fusilli: <moronovich> thank you!
Aug-16-19  wordfunph: Yusupov saved 233 lives..

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  perfidious: Damned impressive.
Aug-17-19  Dionysius1: Different Yusupov
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  Fusilli: <Dionysius1: Different Yusupov>

lol... <wordfunph> was being humorous, and <perfidious> was being good sport.

<wordfunph>'s post did make me rush to check what he was talking about. I'm happy for captain D. Yusupov and all his passengers.

Aug-24-19  Dionysius1: Oh ... playing along! Sorry guys.
Feb-14-20  redlance: Happy Birthday !!!!
Feb-13-21  wordfunph: gm yusupov, happy birthday!
May-07-21  phenstyle: His training course is so awesome, it's very practical and to the point.
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  Fusilli: <phenstyle: His training course is so awesome, it's very practical and to the point.>

I second that.

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