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Yuri M Kotkov
Number of games in database: 97
Years covered: 1946 to 1974
Overall record: +23 -41 =33 (40.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born May-31-1930, died 1998, 68 years old) Russia

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Yuri Mikhailovich Kotkov was awarded the master title in 1955 and the IMC title in 1992. He was the author of the book Middlegame: The Defense Triumphs.

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 97  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Petrosian vs Y Kotkov 1-0201946URS-ch U18E10 Queen's Pawn Game
2. E Valeev vs Y Kotkov  1-034195515th Ch RSFSR (sf)B32 Sicilian
3. Y Kotkov vs R Levit  1-022195515th Ch RSFSR (sf)C73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
4. Y Kotkov vs Novotelnov  1-038195616th Ch RSFSRB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
5. Y Kotkov vs Shamkovich  1-043195616th Ch RSFSRB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
6. Lisitsin vs Y Kotkov  1-030195616th Ch RSFSRB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
7. Lutikov vs Y Kotkov  ½-½20195616th Ch RSFSRB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
8. S Khavsky vs Y Kotkov  1-041195616th Ch RSFSRB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
9. Y Kotkov vs Korchnoi  ½-½511956PoltavaC81 Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack
10. Y Kotkov vs A Novopashin  1-040195616th Ch RSFSRA56 Benoni Defense
11. Y Kotkov vs Korchnoi 0-1501956MolotovC81 Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack
12. Korchnoi vs Y Kotkov  ½-½221956MolotovE60 King's Indian Defense
13. Y Kotkov vs Korchnoi 0-1431956MolotovC05 French, Tarrasch
14. Korchnoi vs Y Kotkov 1-0341956MolotovA57 Benko Gambit
15. E Stoliar vs Y Kotkov  0-135195616th Ch RSFSRA16 English
16. Y Kotkov vs R Nezhmetdinov  1-075195616th RSFSR ChC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
17. Tal vs Y Kotkov ½-½501956URS-ch sfE73 King's Indian
18. Y Kotkov vs Krogius  ½-½451956URS-ch sfC94 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer Defense
19. Chukaev vs Y Kotkov  0-1401956URS-ch sfA56 Benoni Defense
20. Y Sakharov vs Y Kotkov  ½-½581956URS-ch sfC18 French, Winawer
21. Y Kotkov vs Polugaevsky  ½-½251956URS-ch sfC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
22. Koblents vs Y Kotkov  ½-½141956URS-ch sfE79 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
23. Y Kotkov vs Gufeld  ½-½191956URS-ch sfB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
24. V Zurakhov vs Y Kotkov  ½-½411956URS-ch sfB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
25. Y Kotkov vs Furman  ½-½511956URS-ch sfC73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
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Sep-22-14  wordfunph: authored Middlegame - The Defense Triumphs published by Chess Digest in 1973..

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