|Full name||Геннадий Кузьмин|
|Born||January 19, 1946|
|FIDE rating||2441 (June 2017)|
|Peak rating||2600 (May 1974)|
Kuzmin competed in the Soviet Chess Championship eleven times between 1965 and 1991. His best results occurred in 1972 in Baku (3rd= behind Tal and Tukmakov) and 1973 in Moscow (2nd= behind Spassky). The Baku final was also a qualifier for the 1973 Leningrad Interzonal, in which he placed seventh of eighteen players.
In other competition, he achieved outright or shared first place at Hastings 1973/74 (with Szabó, Tal and Timman), Baku 1977, Tallinn 1979, Kladovo 1980, Dortmund 1981 (with Speelman and Ftáčnik) and Bangalore 1981. Other notable results included Lvov 1978 (third equal after Balashov and Vaganian) and Tallinn 1985 (second after Dolmatov). In 1990, he was the Moscow Blitz Champion.
He has three times been the Ukraine national champion in a period spanning thirty years; 1969 at Ivano-Frankivsk (shared with Vladimir Savon), 1989 at Kherson (shared with Igor Novikov) and 1999, when the title was shared several ways at Alushta.
Gennady Kuzmin is a chess trainer in Ukraine and along with Yuri Kruppa, has helped rising star Kateryna Lahno become the world's youngest Woman Grandmaster. He was also a trainer to Ruslan Ponomariov when he became the youngest (FIDE) world champion in history, at 18 years and 104 days. He runs a chess school on the official website of the Ukraine Chess Federation, where players are invited to join group and individual study sessions.
- Kuzmin - Sveshnikov, Moscow Ch. 1973, Sicilian Kan, 1-0 Echoes of the famous Lasker - Bauer double bishop sacrifice, performed against a strong grandmaster, with a deadly outcome.
- Kuzmin - Alburt, USSR 1971, Benko Gambit, 1-0 White bravely crashes on with his kingside pawnstorm while his Queenside crumbles.
- Hooper, David and Whyld, Kenneth (1984). The Oxford Companion to Chess. Oxford University. ISBN 0-19-217540-8.
- Cafferty, Bernard and Mark Taimanov (1998). The Soviet Championships. Cadogan Chess. ISBN 1-85744-201-6.
- Olimpbase - Olympiad and other Team event information