bareev.jpg (26902 bytes) Anyone who wins or draws with GM Bareev will have a photo taken with him and the photo and gamescore will appear on the website!

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Here are some sample Bareev games in pgn

Interview with GM Bareev and one of the three draws:

GM Yevgeny Bareev played 14 players in his simul today. He allowed three draws
and as he went on to say in the interview, did not consider it to be a good simul
has he "made too many blunders" The 31 year old Bareev learned chess at the age of
6, became a Russian Master at 15 and was also World Under 16 Champion. He arned his
GM title at the age of 23 which he felt was very old!

Q: What do you do to prepare mentally fo a simul?
A: For this simul, I went sightseeing, had a nice breakfast and went walking
down the streets.


Q: What makes a simul successful for you?
A: Usually you try, for this simul I have simple tasks. Do I see anything or not?
Do I see tactics, strategic ideas and blunders. If I see I don't make too many
blunders it is OK. This simul wasn't good because I made too many blunders.
I try not to be perfect with Americans, don't try to win them all, but also
try not to lose any!


Q: What was the most difficult simul he ever did?
A: I have no answer for this because I do not remember the simuls, they are not
important.

Q: Did you ever play in a simul yourself when you were younger?
A: Yes, many times! Smyslov, many Russian masters.

Q: What do you think Amateurs get out of playing in a simul?
A: When I was young I used to like playing against strong players - to know your own
level, to fight against strong players. It is also interesting to beat the
strong opponents.


Q: What is the most unusual thing that ever happened to you during one of your simuls?
A: This feeling when you blunder and understanding you are close to losing to an
amateur and you don't like it!

Q: How old are you and how old were you when started playing chess
A: 31 and 6

Q: How old were you when you became a master and GM?
A: I became a Russiam master at age 15, was World Under16 Champion, and became a
GM at age 23, very old!

Q: You consider 23 old?
A: Yes, players are getting younger and younger. (I then showed him the FIDE rating list and how there is
a player rated 2005 who was born in 1990 and an 11 year old IM rated 2405)
Look at Judit Polgar, how young she was and is.

Q: You are about the same rating as her?
A: Yes, the same ELO, but she is much stronger.

This is a good example of knowing just how much you don't know when you know a great deal!

Here is one of his three draws, against ICC Admin John Fernandez

[Event "Simul"]
[Site "New York, 1998"]
[Date "1998.03.15"]
[White "Bareev, Evgeny"]
[Black "Fernandez, John"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "A86"]
[WhiteElo "2675"]
[BlackElo "1776"]
[PlyCount "73"]
[EventDate "1998.03.15"]

1. c4 f5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 g6 4. d4 d6 5. Nc3 Bg7 6. Nh3 O-O 7. d5 Na6 8. Nf4 Qe8 9. O-O c5 10. Bd2 Bd7 11. a3 Nc7 12. Qc2 Rb8 13. b4 Na6 14. Rab1 h6 15. Nd3b6 16. e4 fxe4 17. Nxe4 Bf5 18. Nxf6+ exf6 19. Rfe1 Qd7 20. Re3 g5 21. Rbe1 Rf7 22. Qb3 b5 23. bxc5 bxc4 24. Qxc4 Bxd3 25. Qxd3 Nxc5 26. Qg6 f5 27. Bc3 Rbf8 28. Bxg7 Rxg7 29. Qxh6 f4 30. gxf4 gxf4 31. Re6 f3 32. Rg6 fxg2 33. Re3 Rxg6 34. Qxg6+ Qg7 35. Qh5 Qh7 36. Qg4+ Qg7 37. Qh5 1/2-1/2
draw.jpg (14744 bytes)
John Fernandez (l) shaking hands with GM Evgeny Bareev (r) after their draw.