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Mikhail Steinberg
Number of games in database: 41
Years covered: 1962 to 1975
Overall record: +16 -10 =15 (57.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jan-15-1952, died 1976, 24 years old) Ukraine

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Mikhail Steinberg was born in Kharkiv (Kharkov)*. In 1966, he shared first place with Anatoly Karpov in the USSR Schoolboys' Championship. A few months later, in the USSR Semi-final at Orel, he obtained a master norm. At the end of 1966, at Groningen in the Netherlands, he won the European Junior Cup. After taking a mathematics degree at Kharkov University, he became seriously ill and passed away in Kharkov at the age of twenty-four.

*Wikipedia article: Kharkiv

Last updated: 2016-10-05 09:31:12

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 41  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Skaleto vs M Steinberg 0-12319623rd Grade TtB56 Sicilian
2. A Whiteley vs M Steinberg  0-1241966EU-ch U20 fin-AD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. Romanishin vs M Steinberg 0-1211966UKR SpartakiadC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
4. M Steinberg vs Timman  ½-½511966Groningen Ech-jr finD03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
5. Timoscenko vs M Steinberg  0-1451966MoscowC07 French, Tarrasch
6. M Steinberg vs Timman 1-0341966Groningen Ech-jr preC02 French, Advance
7. Timman vs M Steinberg  ½-½121966Groningen Ech-jr preD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
8. Gligoric vs M Steinberg  ½-½311967EU-ch U20 clock sim1C80 Ruy Lopez, Open
9. I A Zaitsev vs M Steinberg  ½-½381967USSR ChampionshipC02 French, Advance
10. M Steinberg vs Sveshnikov  1-0481967USSR ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
11. M Steinberg vs Y Shilov  0-1681967USSR ChampionshipC02 French, Advance
12. M Steinberg vs A Shamis-Pavlov  1-0411967USSR ChampionshipB53 Sicilian
13. M Steinberg vs G Kuzmin ½-½391967USSR ChampionshipC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
14. O Donchenko vs M Steinberg 0-1961967USSR ChampionshipE41 Nimzo-Indian
15. Antoshin vs M Steinberg  1-0401967USSR ChampionshipA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
16. Gulko vs M Steinberg ½-½551967USSR ChampionshipB35 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4
17. E Fucak vs M Steinberg  0-1331968URS-YUGC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
18. M Steinberg vs E Fucak  ½-½471968URS-YUGE44 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2
19. E Fucak vs M Steinberg  0-1551968URS-YUGC05 French, Tarrasch
20. M Steinberg vs E Fucak  0-1691968URS-YUGE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
21. M Steinberg vs Romanishin  ½-½1419686th Soviet Team CupD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
22. V Kirpichnikov vs M Steinberg  0-12119686th Soviet Team CupC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
23. M Steinberg vs G Piesina  1-06119686th Soviet Team CupC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
24. G Tsikhelashvili vs M Steinberg  ½-½1119686th Soviet Team CupB40 Sicilian
25. B Nisman vs M Steinberg  ½-½4519686th Soviet Team CupE73 King's Indian
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  Benzol: Mikhail Steinberg died at a very young age, does anybody have any information on him? Thanks in advance.
Aug-25-05  who: He plays the Ruy Lopez open and takes both the e and d pawns. In the two games he does he comes out unscathed (one is even against Gligoric - albeit a simul).
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  perfidious: <Benzol> I've wondered about Steinberg too; some years ago, I read a snippet about him, but don't recall anything more.
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  Domdaniel: Botvinnik in 1968 singled out Steinberg and Karpov as the most promising young players. The full quote is on the Karpov page.
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  Benzol: Looks like M Shteinberg could be the same player.
Nov-16-13  RedShield: <The next set of quotes comes from an article ‘M.M. Botvinnik declares ...’ on pages 3-8 of CHESS, October 1968 (a report on an address by Botvinnik to an audience of 400 in Vladimir in late July):

‘Amongst our promising young players only two stand out – Anatoly Karpov from Tula and Mike Steinberg from Kharkov. It is still far from certain that they will make grandmasters of the calibre of Spassky and Tal.’>

C.N. 8399: has 56 games.

Apparently, he never earned IM title, and his date of death is unknown.

Mar-10-14  alfiepa:
10 march 2014
Mar-10-14  alfiepa: Leukemia was cause of death
Feb-21-21  Llera: In the 1969 USSR Under-18 Championship, Steinberg, with Black, won Karpov in 46 moves.

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