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Mikhail Golubev

Full name Михаил Голубев
Country Ukraine
Born May 30, 1970
Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Title Grandmaster
Peak rating 2570 (January 1995)

Mikhail Golubev (born 30 May 1970, Odessa) is a Ukrainian chess Grandmaster (1996), journalist and author.

Chess career

He played several times in Ukrainian Chess Championship, and shared first place (with Valery Neverov) at Yalta 1996 (declared winner on better tie-breaks). In 2008, he won the Odessa Region Open Championship.

Other successful performances include first place at Karviná 1992-93, first at Bucharest 2002, and first at Béthune 2002.

Chess strength

According to the website Chessmetrics, at his peak in January 1995 Golubev's play was equivalent to a rating of 2598, and he was ranked number 151 in the world. His best single performance was at Biel open, 1995, where he scored 4 of 6 possible points (67%) against 2605-rated opposition, for a performance rating of 2643.

According to the database Mega Database 2009, his best performances were Bethune 2002 (6,5 points on 7 possible and a 2768 performance), Karvina 1992-93 (8 points on 9 possible and a 2691 performance), Yalta 1996 (8,5 points on 11 possible and a 2663 performance) and Berlin 1993 (7 points on 9 possible and a 2662 performance).

In the November 2009 FIDE list, he has an Elo rating of 2492, making him Ukraine's number 71.

Notable games