Maxim Dlugy

Maxim Alexandrovich Dlugy[1][2] (born January 29, 1966) is an American chess Grandmaster.[3] He was born in Moscow, USSR, and arrived with his family in the United States in 1977. He was awarded the International Master title in 1982.[3] He won the World Junior Chess Championship in 1985.[4] He was awarded the Grandmaster title in 1986 for his result at the World Chess Olympiad in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where he played on the U.S. team that was in first place going into the last round.[3][5] Always a strong speed chess player, Dlugy was formerly ranked number one in the world by the World Blitz Chess Association.[citation needed]

Maxim Alexandrovich Dlugy
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Dlugy at the press room of the World Chess Championship 2012, Moscow
Full nameMaxim Dlugy
Country United States
Born (1966-01-29) January 29, 1966 (age 55)
Moscow, Soviet Union
FIDE rating2513 (September 2021)
Peak rating2531 (April 2006)

In 1984 he finished 3rd in the U.S. Chess Championship. He was 2nd= in New York 1985, 2nd= in Clichy 1986–87 and 3rd= in the 1987 U.S. Chess Championship. He graduated from the Dalton School in New York City in 1984.[6]

He was elected president of the United States Chess Federation in 1990.

Dlugy worked on Wall Street. He became a principal of the Russian Growth Fund, a hedge fund. Former world chess champion Garry Kasparov was formerly associated with Dlugy's Russian Growth Fund.

In April 2005, Dlugy was arrested at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport and charged with embezzlement. He was held in prison for eight months while his case was investigated but then acquitted of all charges.[7][6]

In March 2006, after returning to the US, Dlugy received a special invitation to play in the U.S. Chess Championship in San Diego, California. He achieved a plus score.

Dlugy was one of the campaign managers along with Garry Kasparov for Anatoly Karpov when he ran for FIDE President in Khanty-Mansiysk, Siberia in 2010.


  1. ^ "Bio on the site of the Russian Chess federation". Retrieved 2020-11-06.
  2. ^ "Article on Dlugy's arrest in Russia". Retrieved 2020-11-06.
  3. ^ a b c Maxim Dlugy Player profile,
  4. ^ Former Champions 2008 World Junior Chess Championship website
  5. ^ 27th Chess Olympiad: Dubai 1986
  6. ^ a b "GM Max Dlugy aquitted [sic] in $9 million embezzlement charge". Chess News. 2005-12-21. Retrieved 2020-08-22.
  7. ^ Holdsworth, Nick (2005-06-04). "From checkmate to inmate: chess champion held on fraud charges". ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 2020-08-22.

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