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Mikhail Ulibin

Mikhail Ulibin, Rilton Cup 2009
Country Russia
Born 31 May 1971
Title Grandmaster (1991)
Peak rating 2589 (July 2002)

Mikhail Ulibin (Russian: Михаил Улыбин; born 31 May 1971) is a Russian chess grandmaster (1991) and silver medalist in the World Junior Chess Championship of 1991.

He played in the Soviet Union Junior Chess Championships of 1984, 1985 (3rd place), 1986, 1987, and 1988 (tied for 1st-2nd with Gata Kamsky).

In 1994 he finished second behind Peter Svidler in the Russian championship at Elista. In 2002 Ulibin won the Masters tournament of the 12th Abu Dhabi Chess Festival edging out on tiebreak Evgeny Gleizerov and Shukhrat Safin, after all finished on 6.5/9 points. In 2003 he tied for 3rd-10th with Vladimir Belov, Alexei Kornev, Farrukh Amonatov, Alexey Kim, Alexander Areshchenko, Andrey Shariyazdanov and Spartak Vysochin in the St. Petersburg 300 Open tournament. He came first in the Masters Open Tournament in Biel 2007 and in the Zagreb Open in 2010. In 2011 he won the Central Serbia Championship in Paraćin, tied for 2nd-6th with Konstantine Shanava, Maxim Turov, Robert Hovhannisyan and Levon Babujian in the 4th Karen Asrian Memorial in Jermuk and came first at Winterthur.

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