Dmitry Svetushkin

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Dmitry Svetushkin
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Full name Dmitry Svetushkin
Country Moldova
Born (1980-07-25) 25 July 1980 (age 36)
Title Grandmaster
FIDE rating 2573 (May 2017)
Peak rating 2621 (November 2011)

Dmitry Svetushkin (Russian: Дмитрий Светушкин; Romanian: Dumitru Svetuşchin; born 25 July 1980) is a Moldovan chess grandmaster (2002).

He won the Moldovan Chess Championship in 2000. He tied for first with Johan Hellsten and Marcin Szymanski in the Ikaros Chess Festival 2003.[1] In 2007 he tied for 2nd–7th with Kiril Georgiev, Vadim Malakhatko, Mircea Parligras, Hristos Banikas and Dimitrios Mastrovasilis in the Acropolis International Chess Tournament[2] and tied for 3rd–9th with Pavel Smirnov, Vladimir Malakhov, Evgeny Vorobiov, Murtas Kazhgaleyev, Vladimir Dobrov and Aleksej Aleksandrov in the 3rd Moscow Open tournament.[3] In 2008 he won the 2nd Gap Open.[4] In 2010 he tied for 1st–3rd with Yuriy Kryvoruchko and Alexander Zubarev at Palaiochora.[5] In 2012 Svetushkin won the 2nd International Chess Tournament Isthmia in Vrachati on tiebreak from Eric Hansen and Shyam Sundar,[6] and the 17th Bora Kostic Memorial, a category 14 round-robin tournament in Vršac.[7]

Svetushkin played for the Moldovan national team in the Chess Olympiads of 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014. In the 2014 event he achieved a rating performance of 2809, the fourth best on board 2.[8]


  • Svetushkin, Dmitry (2013). The Ultimate Anti-Grünfeld – A Sämisch Repertoire. Chess Stars. ISBN 978-9548782944. 


  1. ^ Crowther, Mark (2003-07-28). "TWIC455: Ikaros Chess Festival". London Chess Center. Archived from the original on 30 September 2011. Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Ilya Smirin wins Acropolis 2007". ChessBase. 2007-08-26. Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Illya Nyzhnyk wins Group B in Moscow Open". ChessBase. 2007-02-07. Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "2e Open International de Gap". FIDE. Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "3rd International Chess Tournament of Paleohora". FIDE. Retrieved 11 April 2011. 
  6. ^ "GM Dmitry Svetushkin wins International Chess Tournament Isthmia 2012". Chessdom. 2012-08-27. Retrieved 2016-05-17. 
  7. ^ Crowther, Mark. "17th Bora Kostic Memorial 2012". The Week in Chess. Retrieved 2016-05-17. 
  8. ^ Bartelski, Wojciech. "Men's Chess Olympiads: Dumitru Svetuşchin". OlimpBase. Retrieved 11 January 2016. 

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