Artur Mayakovich Yusupov, born on February 13, 1960, is a prominent chess grandmaster and chess writer.
He was born in Soviet Russia and has been residing in Germany since the early 1990s. Yusupov’s journey in chess began at the age of six when he started training at the Young Pioneers’ Palace in Moscow.
His exceptional talent and dedication led to significant achievements in the world of chess.
Yusupov’s notable achievements include:
- Second place at the first USSR Championship in 1979
- First place at Esbjerg 1980
- First place at Yerevan 1982
- Equal fourth at Linares 1983
His playing style is characterized by rational, positional play, a high level of technical skill in the endgame, and a deep understanding of his preferred opening systems.
Additionally, Yusupov has been a frequent contributor to Dvoretsky’s books and has provided support as a second and advisor to renowned chess players such as Viswanathan Anand and Peter Leko during their world championship campaigns.
He is also known to be a friend and training partner of the Russian GM, Sergey Dolmatov.
Artur Yusupov: Other Pursuits
In addition to his chess career, there is another individual named Artur Rimovich Yusupov, born on September 1, 1989, who is a Russian professional footballer of Volga Tatar origin.
He primarily plays as a central midfielder for PFC Sochi and has had a successful career in various Russian football clubs, including FC Dynamo Moscow, FC Togliatti, Zenit Saint Petersburg, and FC Rostov, among others. He has also represented the Russian national team.