Archive for the ‘About Me’ Category

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
FB: facebook.com/mikhail.golubev
Twitter Eng: twitter.com/mikhail_golubev
Twitter Rus/Ukr: twitter.com/golubev_mikhail
LJ Blog Rus: detiarbata.livejournal.com
Skype: golubevm

Odessa chess TV program Shkola Chempionov
Euromaidan Odessa videos (Youtube)
Anti-Trukhanov Maidan – Odessa, Ukraine

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

INTERVIEWS WITH ME

January 28, 2017

Odessachess.com (in Russian), February 2016
The Grandmaster Activist. Kingpin, Aug/Sep 2015, video
Sahy.Ukr (in Ukrainian and Russian), June 2015
MAT (Polish chess magazine) 2013/14
British Chess Magazine, March 2013
Radio Chess-News (6 December 2011; in Russian)
ATV (October 2011; in Russian)
OnlineChessLessons.net (July-September 2011)
ICTV (15 June 2011; in Russian)
Vzgliad iz Odessy (21st November 2010; in Russian)
ICC – Chessclub.com (16th February 2010)Fragment on Youtube
Latestchess.com (20th March 2009)
ChessDom.com Featured Chess Author (June 2008)
By Dennis Monokroussos, The Chess Mind (24th July 2007)
By Misha Savinov at ChessCafe.com (11th July 2007)
Interview at the ACP website (20th March 2006)
By Soren Sogaard, Seagaard Chess Reviews (16th March 2003)
By Santhosh M Paul, Correspondence Chess News 31 (14 Jan 2001)

POLITICAL INTERVIEWS – UKRAINE

January 27, 2017

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Dumskaya TV (Odessa, in Russian), 22 June 2016
Media Inform TV (Odessa), in Russian, 30 May 2016
Krug TV (Odessa), in Russian, 23 May 2016
Krug TV (Odessa), in Russian, 13 April 2016
NewsOne TV, in Russian, on #FreeSavchenko 12 March 2016
Krug TV (Odessa), in Russian, 23 October 2015
Krug TV (Odessa), in Russian, 23 September 2015
Media Inform TV (Odessa), in Russian, 15 September 2015
Krug TV (Odessa), in Russian, 27 August 2015
FT, 8 July 2015 (comments; political)
Krug TV (Odessa), in Russian, 24 June 2015
Reporter TV (Odessa), in Russian, 20 February 2015
OODTRK TV (Odessa), in Russian, 19 February 2015
Krug TV (Odessa), in Russian, 16 February 2015
Krug TV (Odessa), in Russian, 12 February 2015
OODTRK TV (Odessa), in Russian, 22 December 2014
Krug TV (Odessa), in Russian, 4 August 2014
X Soviet, 28 April 2014
Crikey (Australia), 12 March 2014
Al Jazeera English, 6 February 2014
ZIK TV (Lviv), 31 January 2014 (Ukrainian/Russian)
Krug TV (Odessa), in Russian, 22 January 2014
Krug TV (Odessa), in Russian, 23 December 2013
Media Inform TV (Odessa), in Russian, 23 December 2013
Morion TV (Evpatoria), in Russian, 4 December 2013

(More political Odessa TV interviews can be found here)