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Dmitry Svetushkin
D Svetushkin 
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Number of games in database: 717
Years covered: 1994 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2515 (2574 rapid, 2453 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2621

Overall record: +284 -177 =241 (57.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 15 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (104) 
    B51 B90 B30 B52 B80
 Ruy Lopez (39) 
    C78 C65 C95 C92 C84
 French Defense (29) 
    C11 C00 C16 C17 C18
 Caro-Kann (28) 
    B12 B18 B10 B11 B13
 French (22) 
    C11 C00 C10
 Queen's Indian (20) 
    E12 E13 E14
With the Black pieces:
 Slav (76) 
    D10 D15 D12 D11 D16
 Caro-Kann (52) 
    B18 B12 B10 B11 B17
 Ruy Lopez (37) 
    C92 C96 C67 C77 C80
 Queen's Pawn Game (21) 
    D02 E00 A45 A46 D04
 Nimzo Indian (19) 
    E54 E47 E32 E20 E21
 Robatsch (18) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   D Svetushkin vs V Varaciuc, 2014 1-0
   D Svetushkin vs Landa, 2010 1-0
   D Svetushkin vs V Economescu, 2001 1-0
   D Svetushkin vs Smirin, 2007 1-0
   D Svetushkin vs Iskusnyh, 2013 1-0
   V Gashimov vs D Svetushkin, 2007 1/2-1/2
   F Amonatov vs D Svetushkin, 2007 0-1
   D Svetushkin vs A Kunte, 1999 1-0
   D Bocharov vs D Svetushkin, 2009 0-1
   L Aroshidze vs D Svetushkin, 2006 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Moscow Open (2007)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2012)
   Chigorin Memorial (2019)
   Acropolis Tournament (2006)
   Tromso Olympiad (2014)
   Isle of Man Masters (2007)
   European Championship (2003)
   Turin Olympiad (2006)
   European Championship (2010)
   Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (2010)
   European Championship (2009)
   Batumi Olympiad (2018)
   European Championship (2013)
   29th Cappelle-la-Grande (2013)
   Baku Olympiad (2016)

   🏆 75th Nis CC GM
   V Ivic vs D Svetushkin (Dec-05-19) 1-0
   D Svetushkin vs G Sibashvili (Nov-02-19) 0-1
   Endrit Uruci vs D Svetushkin (Nov-01-19) 0-1
   D Svetushkin vs J S Thybo (Oct-31-19) 1/2-1/2
   D Svetushkin vs Kanep (Oct-30-19) 0-1

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(born Jul-25-1980, died Sep-04-2020, 40 years old) Moldova

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International Master in 1997, Grandmaster in 2002, FIDE Trainer in 2014. Played in the Olympiads in 2000 (board 1), 2002 (bd. 3), 2004 (bd. 3), 2006 (bd. 3, +5 =5 -1) and 2008 (bd. 3). He was Moldovan Champion in 2000. He is the author of the book "The Ultimate Anti-Grunfeld: A Saemisch Repertoire" (2013). He died on September 4, 2020 after falling out a window, reportedly a suicide.

Wikipedia article: Dmitry Svetushkin

Last updated: 2020-09-11 05:43:30

 page 1 of 30; games 1-25 of 750  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Svetushkin vs R Fontaine  1-0481994Wch U14B01 Scandinavian
2. D Svetushkin vs A Danilovic  1-0561996Kasparov Cup opC53 Giuoco Piano
3. Totsky vs D Svetushkin  1-0281998Bucharest Cup GMB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
4. Nisipeanu vs D Svetushkin  ½-½451998PrimavaraB12 Caro-Kann Defense
5. D Svetushkin vs D Rogozenco 1-0561998Cupa DinamoC53 Giuoco Piano
6. D Svetushkin vs Nisipeanu  0-1211999Centrocoop June op-AB01 Scandinavian
7. D Svetushkin vs Bologan 1-0401999Anibal OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
8. D Svetushkin vs A Kunte  1-0261999Anibal OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
9. Dreev vs D Svetushkin 1-0641999Anibal OpenD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
10. D Svetushkin vs A Sokolov  ½-½511999Anibal OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
11. K Asrian vs D Svetushkin  0-1471999Anibal OpenB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
12. D Svetushkin vs M Sorokin  0-1291999Anibal OpenB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
13. Bagaturov vs D Svetushkin  1-0301999Anibal OpenA69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
14. Kharlov vs D Svetushkin  ½-½221999Ubeda op 4thE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
15. D Svetushkin vs M Sorokin  ½-½151999Ubeda op 4thC42 Petrov Defense
16. G Giorgadze vs D Svetushkin  1-0691999Ubeda op 4thD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
17. D Svetushkin vs H Hamdouchi  0-1351999Ubeda op 4thB27 Sicilian
18. D Svetushkin vs S Atalik  0-1401999AlushtaB54 Sicilian
19. V Malakhatko vs D Svetushkin  1-0301999AlushtaD24 Queen's Gambit Accepted
20. Korotylev vs D Svetushkin  ½-½701999AlushtaD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
21. D Svetushkin vs Miles 0-1381999AlushtaB02 Alekhine's Defense
22. D Svetushkin vs Zubov  0-1521999AlushtaB10 Caro-Kann
23. D Svetushkin vs Kuzmin  ½-½391999AlushtaC55 Two Knights Defense
24. V Akobian vs D Svetushkin  ½-½451999Wch U20D20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
25. Zvjaginsev vs D Svetushkin  1-0392000Linares Anibal op 7thA09 Reti Opening
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-17-06  Bobak Zahmat: This guy has lost a drawish game against Kozul at the European Championship (look for D Svetushkin vs Z Kozul, 2006)
Jul-25-06  BIDMONFA: Dmitry Svetushkin


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  Tabanus: GM Dmitry Svetushkin, Moldova, born 25 July 1980. Now rated 2547,

IM in 1997, GM in 2002. Rated 2600+ in 2007 and 2009.

Played in the olympiads 2000 (board 1), 2002 (bd. 3), 2004 (bd. 3), 2006 (bd. 3, +5 =5 -1) and 2008 (bd. 3).

Biography: (in Polish)


Perhaps his best result is 3rd in Moscow Open A 2007.

Nice win today in Bosna 2010:

[Event "Bosna 2010"]
[Site "Sarajevo"]
[Date "2010.05.07"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Svetushkin, Dmitry"]
[Black "Wang Hao"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2547"]
[BlackElo "2722"]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3 e6 7.f3 b5 8.Qd2 Nbd7 9.g4 h6 10.O-O-O b4 11.Nce2 Qc7 12.Bg2 Ne5 13.b3 d5 14.exd5 Nxd5 15.f4 Nxg4 16.Bxd5 exd5 17.f5 Bb7 18.Bf4 Qa5 19.Kb1 Nf2 20.Qe3+ Ne4 21.Ng3 Be7 22.Nxe4 dxe4 23.Qg3 Bd5 24.Ne6 Bxe6 25.Qxg7 Rf8 26.fxe6 Qf5 27.exf7+ Rxf7 28.Qxh6 Rc8 29.Be3 Rf6 30.Qg7 Qg6 31.Qh8+ Rf8 32.Qe5 Qg2 33.Bd2 Rc5 34.Qb8+ Kf7 35.Qxb4 Rxc2 36.Rhf1+ Kg8 37.Rg1 1-0

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  Tabanus: And again today (4/4 so far):

[Event "Bosna 2010"]
[Site "Sarajevo"]
[Date "2010.05.08"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Bosiocic, Marin"]
[Black "Svetushkin, Dmitry"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2562"]
[BlackElo "2547"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.O-O Nxe4 5.d4 Nd6 6.Bxc6 dxc6 7.dxe5 Nf5 8.Qxd8+ Kxd8 9.Nc3 h6 10.b3 Be6 11.Bb2 a5 12.h3 Bb4 13.g4 Bxc3 14.Bxc3 Ne7 15.Rad1+ Kc8 16.Nd4 Bd5 17.e6 fxe6 18.Nxe6 Bxe6 19.Rfe1 Nd5 20.Bxg7 Re8 21.Bxh6 b5 22.f4 Kb7 23.f5 Bf7 24.Kf2 a4 25.Rxe8 Rxe8 26.bxa4 bxa4 27.Rd4 Nc3 28.a3 c5 29.Rd7 Ne4+ 30.Kf3 Nd6 31.Bg5 Kc6 32.Re7 Rxe7 33.Bxe7 Nc4 34.g5 Nxa3 35.g6 Be8 36.Bf6 Nxc2 37.Bc3 Kd5 38.Kf4 Kc4 39.Ba1 Nxa1 40.Ke5 Nc2 41.Kf6 Bc6 42.Ke7 Nd4 43.f6 Nf5+ 44.Kd8 Nh4 0-1

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  Tabanus: 3rd today in the Paleochora Open (Greece) 22-29 July 2010:

Nov-03-11  waustad: His blunder against Moro in the European Team Championship 2011 will make him known by a lot of people. That is not the sort of publicity one really wants.
May-15-15  diagonal: maybe the most notable tournament win of moldovan DMITRY SVETUSHKIN:

<17th Bora Kostic Memorial in Vrsac 2012>: Kiril Georgiev, Predrag Nikolic, Dmitry Svetushkin, Nikola Sedlak, Ognjen Cvitan and Boban Bogosavljevic played in this traditional invitation tournament in tribute to Bora Kostic, the first Serbian Grandmaster.

Borislav Kostic (1887 - 1963) was born in Vrsac, grandmaster awarded in 1950 (on its inaugural list of only 27 players).

The 1st Kostic Memorial has been held in 1964, the 17th (and last to-date) in 2012, mostly in a two years cycle, with some longer breaks, all played in Vrsac.

Svetushkin won this 17th edition in 2012 outright and convincingly:

Tournament record winners at Vrsac are <Dragoljub Velimirovic> and <Ivan Ivanisevic> with two wins each.

Brazilian prodigy <Henrique Mecking> won ahead of <Lajos Portisch> in 1971, <Michael Stean> won at Vrsac in 1979, <Milan Matulovic> won the first edition in 1964. Maybe the most prominent participant at Vrsac was former World Champion <Tigran Petrosian> in 1981 (tournament won by <Gyula Sax> ahead of <Jan Smejkal> who won it in 1977).

What an elegant tournament homepage!

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  eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to GM Svetushkin!
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  Stonehenge: reports that he died as a result of a fall from an open window.

<According to our information, Dmitry committed suicide by jumping out of the window.>

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  MikhailGolubev: Dmitry Svetushkin and Fischer' bad King's Indian
Sep-04-21  Albertan: Remembering Dimi:

Sep-04-21  Albertan: Dmitry Svetuskin (1980-2020):

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