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Ivan Popov
Number of games in database: 514
Years covered: 2004 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2618 (2675 rapid, 2645 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2661

Overall record: +146 -80 =138 (59.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 150 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (94) 
    B90 B30 B33 B48 B92
 French Defense (34) 
    C11 C01 C13 C12 C18
 Sicilian Najdorf (22) 
    B90 B92 B93 B97 B91
 Ruy Lopez (20) 
    C67 C78 C65 C70 C85
 French (20) 
    C11 C12 C13 C00 C10
 Caro-Kann (19) 
    B12 B11 B10 B18 B17
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (54) 
    B40 B46 B45 B80 B22
 Slav (44) 
    D15 D12 D10 D18 D11
 Caro-Kann (35) 
    B12 B10 B18 B13 B19
 Queen's Pawn Game (19) 
    A50 A45 A46 D02 A41
 Ruy Lopez (18) 
    C69 C80 C63 C65 C95
 Grunfeld (12) 
    D85 D82 D91 D80 D79
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   I Popov vs A Grigoryan, 2007 1-0
   I Popov vs Lahno, 2013 1-0
   I Popov vs K Grigoryan, 2014 1-0
   I Popov vs G Guseinov, 2013 1/2-1/2
   I Popov vs E Tairova, 2006 1-0
   I Popov vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2008 1-0
   I Popov vs Morozevich, 2012 1-0
   I Popov vs Stefansson, 2015 1/2-1/2
   I Popov vs Motylev, 2015 1-0
   I Popov vs S Shankland, 2015 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   4th Young Stars of the World (2006)
   World Junior Championship (2007)
   48th World Junior Championship (2009)
   Aeroflot Open (2012)
   European Individual Championship (2015)
   European Club Cup (2014)
   European Individual Championships (2013)
   Chigorin Memorial (2012)
   12th European Individual Championship (2011)
   European Individual Championships (2014)
   World Junior Championship (2008)
   10th European Individual Championship (2009)
   13th European Individual Championship (2012)
   European Club Cup (2013)
   European Club Cup (2016)

   I Popov vs Y Kryvoruchko (Nov-12-16) 1/2-1/2
   D van Heirzeele vs I Popov (Nov-10-16) 0-1
   I Popov vs R Rieger (Nov-09-16) 1-0
   I Popov vs T Kenneskog (Nov-07-16) 1-0
   Martin Mydlarik vs I Popov (Nov-06-16) 0-1

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(born Mar-20-1990, 27 years old) Russia
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GM Ivan Popov won the 2007 U-18 World Youth Chess Championship and the Vladimir Open 2007 with 8/10, and was runner up in the World Junior Championship (2007). His strong result in the European Individual Championships (2013) (7.5/11) qualified him to play in the World Cup (2013) from which he was eliminated when he lost in the first round match to Austrian #1, GM Markus Ragger.

Popov's 7.5/11 at the European Individual Championship (2015) qualified him to play at the World Cup (2015) where he was eliminated in the first round by US GM Samuel Shankland.

 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 514  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Dvoirys vs I Popov 1-051 2004 3rd Aeroflot FestivalB10 Caro-Kann
2. I Popov vs T L Petrosian  ½-½81 2004 3rd Aeroflot FestivalA15 English
3. V Malakhov vs I Popov  1-054 2004 3rd Aeroflot FestivalD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
4. I Popov vs E Alekseev  ½-½45 2005 Russian Under-20 ChampionshipsA45 Queen's Pawn Game
5. A Riazantsev vs I Popov  ½-½55 2005 Russian Under-20 ChampionshipsD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
6. I Popov vs S Novikov  ½-½47 2005 Russian Under-20 ChampionshipsC10 French
7. Tomashevsky vs I Popov  1-031 2005 Russian Under-20 ChampionshipsA15 English
8. I Popov vs I Khairullin  1-061 2005 Russian Under-20 ChampionshipsB40 Sicilian
9. I Popov vs A Timofeev  0-145 2005 Russian Under-20 ChampionshipsB59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3
10. I Kurnosov vs I Popov  1-044 2005 Russian Under-20 ChampionshipsB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
11. I Popov vs O Nikolenko  ½-½19 2006 OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
12. I Smikovski vs I Popov  1-058 2006 OpenB85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
13. V Belov vs I Popov  ½-½77 2006 OpenD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. I Popov vs R Hovhannisyan  1-047 2006 4th Young Stars of the WorldB34 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
15. A Volodin vs I Popov  0-148 2006 4th Young Stars of the WorldD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
16. I Popov vs A Kulikov 1-023 2006 4th Young Stars of the WorldA45 Queen's Pawn Game
17. I Popov vs E Tairova 1-022 2006 4th Young Stars of the WorldD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
18. S Narayanan vs I Popov  ½-½60 2006 4th Young Stars of the WorldB85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
19. I Popov vs V Onischuk  1-057 2006 4th Young Stars of the WorldA45 Queen's Pawn Game
20. Caruana vs I Popov  1-029 2006 4th Young Stars of the WorldB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
21. I Popov vs E Safarli  1-054 2006 4th Young Stars of the WorldB35 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4
22. S Sjugirov vs I Popov  0-164 2006 4th Young Stars of the WorldB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
23. I Popov vs I Nepomniachtchi  ½-½45 2006 4th Young Stars of the WorldC01 French, Exchange
24. D Lintchevski vs I Popov  ½-½15 2006 4th Young Stars of the WorldB12 Caro-Kann Defense
25. I Popov vs N Maiorov  1-058 2006 Vasylyshyn MemC29 Vienna Gambit
 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 514  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-21-06  Whitehat1963: How old is this young star?
May-21-06  notyetagm: I was going to ask this same question.
May-21-06  jperr75108: Hes sixteen. His FIDE information is at this link:
Jun-10-07  argishti: current rating 2249? this needs to be updated.
Jun-10-07  Karpova: They took the current rating of Ivan Popov from Serbia (Birthyear 1963) but this is IM Ivan Popov from Russia (born in 1990) with a current rating of 2533
Aug-25-07  Karpova: He won the Vladimir Open 2007 with 8/10
Oct-07-07  BIDMONFA: Ivan Popov


Mar-11-12  plimko: Ivan Popov is the top seeded player in Moscow chess championship 2012

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Dec-25-15  sonia91: 2015 European Rapid Champion:
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Ivan Popov.
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