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Gil Popilski
Number of games in database: 185
Years covered: 2005 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2551 (2549 rapid, 2554 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2572

Overall record: +76 -57 =52 (55.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (27) 
    B32 B93 B27 B48 B47
 Ruy Lopez (15) 
    C78 C67 C84 C65 C97
 Caro-Kann (8) 
    B12 B13 B10
 Sicilian Najdorf (7) 
    B93 B90 B91 B92 B95
 Sicilian Taimanov (7) 
    B47 B48 B45 B46 B49
 French Defense (5) 
    C01 C11
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (29) 
    B43 B22 B51 B23 B90
 Grunfeld (14) 
    D85 D76 D80 D92 D93
 English, 1 c4 c5 (9) 
    A34 A37 A31 A30 A35
 English (7) 
    A15 A14 A13
 Sicilian Kan (6) 
    B43 B42
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    E10 A41 A45
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   G Popilski vs J Fuchs, 2014 1-0
   M Bartel vs G Popilski, 2010 1/2-1/2
   G Popilski vs Grigoriants, 2012 1-0
   G Welling vs G Popilski, 2014 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   PokerStars IoM Masters (2014)
   Millionaire Chess (2015)
   Groningen Chess Festival (2009)
   13th European Individual Championship (2012)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2014)
   European Individual Championships (2010)
   European Team Championship (2013)
   European Individual Championship (2015)
   Chigorin Memorial (2013)
   Chigorin Memorial (2012)
   29th Cappelle-la-Grande (2013)
   Oslo Chess International (2011)
   European Individual Championships (2014)
   28th European Club Cup (2012)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2015)

   V Durarbayli vs G Popilski (Dec-30-16) 1-0
   A Kovalyov vs G Popilski (Dec-29-16) 0-1
   G Popilski vs D Gurevich (Nov-23-16) 1-0
   G Popilski vs M W Brown (Nov-22-16) 0-1
   A Liang vs G Popilski (Nov-22-16) 1/2-1/2

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(born Oct-06-1993, 23 years old) Israel

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International Master (2010), Grandmaster (2013), European U16 champion 2009. Won a GM norm at the 13th European Individual Championship (2012) and another at the powerful PokerStars IoM Masters (2014) where he was a joint runner-up. He tied for share of 2nd-4th with Gata Kamsky and Kayden W Troff at the 2016 Calgary International tournament(1).

Further reading: (1)

Last updated: 2016-08-02 11:53:25

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 185  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. I Nyzhnyk vs G Popilski  0-141 2005 Wch U12B23 Sicilian, Closed
2. Yifan Hou vs G Popilski  1-029 2005 Wch U12B84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
3. G Popilski vs S Umarov  ½-½51 2007 Elitzur SummerB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
4. D Kudischewitsch vs G Popilski  0-152 2007 Elitzur Winter GivataimD70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
5. M Nedobora vs G Popilski 1-037 2007 Elitzur Winter GivataimA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
6. G Popilski vs I Porat  0-121 2007 Elitzur Winter GivataimB72 Sicilian, Dragon
7. G Popilski vs B Kantsler  0-142 2007 Elitzur Winter GivataimC41 Philidor Defense
8. G Kaganskiy vs G Popilski  0-145 2007 Elitzur Winter GivataimA38 English, Symmetrical
9. G Popilski vs K Lerner  0-140 2007 Elitzur Winter GivataimB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
10. G Popilski vs A Boruchovsky  1-036 2008 IM tournamentD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. P Schreiner vs G Popilski  0-136 2008 EU-ch U16 18thB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
12. G Popilski vs D A Kaforos  0-145 2008 EU-ch U16 18thA09 Reti Opening
13. D Klein vs G Popilski  1-038 2008 EU-ch U16 18thB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
14. G Popilski vs N Maneluk  0-123 2008 EU-ch U16 18thB12 Caro-Kann Defense
15. G Popilski vs E Postny  0-134 2008 Israeli ChampionshipC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
16. M Efroimski vs G Popilski  0-149 2009 Groningen Chess FestivalB42 Sicilian, Kan
17. G Popilski vs J Werle  0-131 2009 Groningen Chess FestivalC53 Giuoco Piano
18. J Balje vs G Popilski  0-145 2009 Groningen Chess FestivalA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
19. G Popilski vs Baklan  ½-½60 2009 Groningen Chess FestivalB56 Sicilian
20. H Hoeksema vs G Popilski  0-133 2009 Groningen Chess FestivalA15 English
21. G Popilski vs D Brandenburg  0-144 2009 Groningen Chess FestivalB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
22. B Bok vs G Popilski  1-039 2009 Groningen Chess FestivalB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
23. G Popilski vs L Genova  ½-½22 2009 Groningen Chess FestivalB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
24. Y Jellema vs G Popilski  0-157 2009 Groningen Chess FestivalB22 Sicilian, Alapin
25. Kiril D Georgiev vs G Popilski 1-061 2010 European Individual ChampionshipsA04 Reti Opening
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  Tabanus: CM Gil Popilski, Israel, born 1993. Now rated 2441,

European U16 champion 2009: congratulations!

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  wordfunph: IM Popilski humbled GM Edouard (2607) in IECC, so far his greatest victory.

G Popilski vs R Edouard, 2012

Mar-07-13  BIDMONFA: Gil Popilski


Oct-11-15  thegoodanarchist: I bet this guy's nickname is Popsicle
Aug-01-16  dumbgai: Popilski beat Kamsky in Calgary, in a game where Kamsky must have gotten his move-order wrong in the opening:
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