GM Dmitry Gurevich

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Chess Highlights:
2009 U.S. Open: T-1st, 1996 U.S. Masters Chicago, 1981 World Open, New Paltz, NY: T-1st,

Bio: Dmitry Gurevich was born in Moscow, USSR, in 1956. He first learned to play chess when he was just 6. In 1980, he emigrated to the U.S. and began playing chess in New York. While there, he earned all three GM norms from '82-'83.

Dmitry earned a bid to the 2010 U.S. Championship because of his first-place finish at the 2009 U.S. Open in Indianapolis where he tied with five other players. He also took first place at the U.S. Open in 1988 and 1994.

Gurevich said to improve his game over the years, he studied the games of great players. He learned a lot from Victor Korchnoi, whom he was assisted on a few occasions from 1987 until 1991. Later, he said, he learned from his friends, all of whom were younger, including GM Gregory Kaidanov, GM Alex Yermolinsky, GM Alexander Shabalov, GM Gregory Serper and GM Alex Goldin. I also learned a lot from my students, most notably GM Alex Fishbein.

His advice to developing chess players is simple: "Play and study. Study and play."

He said his favorite players of all time are Mikhail Tal, Bobby Fischer, Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov.