Archive for June, 2017

ABOUT THIS SITE

June 11, 2017

Starting from November 2009 mikhailgolubev.wordpress.com serves as my personal page. Here the basic information about my activities can be found; I am not planning to update this site often.
Mikhail Golubev, chess grandmaster and journalist from Odessa, Ukraine.

June 2017. Very glad with the news that my new chess book, Understanding the Sicilian, is released!
http://www.gambitbooks.com/books/Understanding_the_Sicilian.html

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My email address is gmi@europe.com
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Twitter Eng: twitter.com/mikhail_golubev
Twitter Rus/Ukr: twitter.com/golubev_mikhail
LJ Blog Rus: detiarbata.livejournal.com
Skype: golubevm

Chess Week – Nedelya Shahmat, regular reviews (2017)
Odessa chess TV program Shkola Chempionov (2012-2016)

ABOUT ME

June 11, 2017

Mikhail Golubev, chess grandmaster and journalist from Odessa, Ukraine.

Born on 30 May 1970 in Odessa.
A silver medalist of the Ukrainian U-17 Championship in 1984 (ahead of V.Ivanchuk and many other future grandmasters). Shared 7th-10th places in the USSR U-18 Championship in 1985. Played on the Ukrainian U-18 team in 1988.
International Chess Grandmaster since 1996. Champion of Ukraine in 1996.
In 1999 won the Open Championship of Switzerland. Highest ELO rating achieved: 2570 in January 1995. Highest position in the world rankings: 110th-120th in January 1994. Highest position among Ukrainians: 10th in January 1994.
Clear or shared first in 17 international tournaments with a long time control (1992-2010). Best ELO Performances: Belgian League 2002/3, Bethune 2002, Karvina 1992/3, Yalta 1996, Berlin 1993, Neuchatel 1993. Winner of the Odessa City & Region championship in 2008. Winner of the Belgian club championships in 1994-1998, 2003, 2004. Winner of the Ukrainian blitz club championship in 2017.
Active as chess journalist since 1998:
In 1998-2003 editor of the website Ukrainian Chess Online. Journalist for KasparovChess in 2000. Journalist for ChessToday.net in 2001-2014. Chess observer of the Ukrainian sport newspaper Komanda in 2003-2011. Journalist for Chess-News.ru in 2011-2012, 2014. Journalist for ChessPro.ru in 2004-2011, in 2012-2013. Co-author of the Odessa chess TV program Shkola Chempionov, 2012-2016. Chess reviewer for the Kyiv Chess Federation website since April 2017.
Author of chess books:
Easy Guide to the Dragon (1999), The Sicilian Sozin (2001), Understanding the King’s Indian (2006), Understanding the Sicilian (2017).
Chess assistant to the 2002/4 FIDE world champion Ruslan Ponomariov at numerous tournaments; in 1996-97 worked in Anatoly Karpov’s (then the FIDE world champion) team of chess analysts.
In October 2006 – February 2007 member of the Board of the Association of Chess Professionals.
EuroMaidan-Odessa political activist, 2013-2016.

Wikipedia (in Ukrainian), 24 June 2017 – pdf

MY BOOKS

June 11, 2017

June 2017. Very glad with the news that my new chess book, Understanding the Sicilian, is released!
http://www.gambitbooks.com/books/Understanding_the_Sicilian.html

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I also wrote the following chess books:
Easy Guide to the Dragon (Everyman/Gambit, 1999)
The Sicilian Sozin (Gambit, 2001)
Understanding the King’s Indian (Gambit, 2006)

My King’s Indian blog is at: mikhail-golubev.livejournal.com
The Kindle Edition of my 2006 book Understanding the King’s Indian