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Ivan Popov
Number of games in database: 543
Years covered: 2004 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2608 (2647 rapid, 2557 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2661

Overall record: +155 -82 =156 (59.3%)*
   * 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 (103) 
    B90 B48 B30 B33 B92
 French Defense (35) 
    C11 C01 C13 C12 C18
 Sicilian Najdorf (23) 
    B90 B92 B93 B91 B97
 Ruy Lopez (21) 
    C67 C78 C65 C92 C72
 Sicilian Taimanov (20) 
    B48 B45 B46 B47 B49
 French (20) 
    C11 C12 C13 C00 C10
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (56) 
    B40 B46 B45 B80 B30
 Slav (46) 
    D15 D12 D10 D17 D18
 Caro-Kann (36) 
    B12 B18 B10 B13 B19
 Queen's Pawn Game (21) 
    A50 A45 D02 A46 E00
 Ruy Lopez (18) 
    C63 C69 C80 C65 C95
 Grunfeld (12) 
    D85 D82 D91 D97 D80
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   I Popov vs E Tairova, 2006 1-0
   I Popov vs A Grigoryan, 2007 1-0
   I Popov vs Lahno, 2013 1-0
   A Pridorozhni vs I Popov, 2012 0-1
   I Popov vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2008 1-0
   I Popov vs K Grigoryan, 2014 1-0
   I Popov vs G Guseinov, 2013 1/2-1/2
   I Popov vs N Vitiugov, 2012 1-0
   I Popov vs Morozevich, 2012 1-0
   I Popov vs M R Venkatesh, 2012 1-0

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 Club Cup (2014)
   European Individual Championship (2015)
   World Junior Championship (2008)
   12th European Individual Championship (2011)
   European Individual Championship (2008)
   10th European Individual Championship (2009)
   13th European Individual Championship (2012)
   European Club Cup (2013)
   Chigorin Memorial (2012)
   European Individual Championships (2014)
   European Club Cup (2016)

   🏆 European Club Cup
   I Popov vs I Nepomniachtchi (Oct-14-17) 0-1
   A Greenfeld vs I Popov (Oct-13-17) 1/2-1/2
   I Popov vs M Bartel (Oct-12-17) 1/2-1/2
   I Popov vs A Csonka (Oct-11-17) 1-0
   A Goganov vs I Popov (Oct-10-17) 1/2-1/2

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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 22; games 1-25 of 543  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Dvoirys vs I Popov 1-05120043rd Aeroflot FestivalB10 Caro-Kann
2. I Popov vs T L Petrosian  ½-½8120043rd Aeroflot FestivalA15 English
3. V Malakhov vs I Popov  1-05420043rd Aeroflot FestivalD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
4. I Popov vs E Alekseev  ½-½452005Russian Under-20 ChampionshipsA45 Queen's Pawn Game
5. A Riazantsev vs I Popov  ½-½552005Russian Under-20 ChampionshipsD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
6. I Popov vs S Novikov  ½-½472005Russian Under-20 ChampionshipsC10 French
7. Tomashevsky vs I Popov  1-0312005Russian Under-20 ChampionshipsA15 English
8. I Popov vs I Khairullin  1-0612005Russian Under-20 ChampionshipsB40 Sicilian
9. I Popov vs A Timofeev  0-1452005Russian Under-20 ChampionshipsB59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3
10. I Kurnosov vs I Popov  1-0442005Russian Under-20 ChampionshipsB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
11. I Popov vs O Nikolenko  ½-½192006OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
12. I Smikovski vs I Popov  1-0582006OpenB85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
13. V Belov vs I Popov  ½-½772006OpenD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. I Popov vs R Hovhannisyan  1-04720064th Young Stars of the WorldB34 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
15. A Volodin vs I Popov  0-14820064th Young Stars of the WorldD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
16. I Popov vs A Kulikov 1-02320064th Young Stars of the WorldA45 Queen's Pawn Game
17. I Popov vs E Tairova 1-02220064th Young Stars of the WorldD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
18. S Narayanan vs I Popov  ½-½6020064th Young Stars of the WorldB85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
19. I Popov vs V Onischuk  1-05720064th Young Stars of the WorldA45 Queen's Pawn Game
20. Caruana vs I Popov  1-02920064th Young Stars of the WorldB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
21. I Popov vs E Safarli  1-05420064th Young Stars of the WorldB35 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4
22. S Sjugirov vs I Popov  0-16420064th Young Stars of the WorldB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
23. I Popov vs I Nepomniachtchi  ½-½4520064th Young Stars of the WorldC01 French, Exchange
24. D Lintchevski vs I Popov  ½-½1520064th Young Stars of the WorldB12 Caro-Kann Defense
25. I Popov vs N Maiorov  1-0582006Vasylyshyn MemC29 Vienna Gambit
 page 1 of 22; games 1-25 of 543  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-21-06  Whitehat1963: How old is this young star?
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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  Penguincw: Happy 22nd!
Dec-25-15  sonia91: 2015 European Rapid Champion:
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Ivan Popov.
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