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Gil Popilski
Number of games in database: 199
Years covered: 2005 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2507 (2549 rapid, 2554 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2572

Overall record: +81 -58 =60 (55.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (27) 
    B32 B27 B47 B48 B90
 Ruy Lopez (15) 
    C78 C65 C67 C84 C60
 Caro-Kann (8) 
    B12 B13 B10
 Sicilian Najdorf (7) 
    B93 B90 B91 B95 B92
 Sicilian Taimanov (7) 
    B48 B47 B49 B46 B45
 French Defense (6) 
    C01 C11
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (30) 
    B43 B22 B47 B51 B84
 Grunfeld (14) 
    D85 D76 D80 D92 D70
 English (9) 
    A15 A14 A10 A13
 English, 1 c4 c5 (9) 
    A34 A37 A35 A38 A31
 Sicilian Kan (6) 
    B43 B42
 Sicilian Najdorf (5) 
    B91 B90 B96
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   G Popilski vs Grigoriants, 2012 1-0
   G Popilski vs J Fuchs, 2014 1-0
   M Bartel vs G Popilski, 2010 1/2-1/2
   G Welling vs G Popilski, 2014 1/2-1/2

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

   🏆 UT Dallas Fall Open
   G Popilski vs D Kadric (Nov-22-17) 1/2-1/2
   G Popilski vs S Sevian (Nov-21-17) 1-0
   A Chandra vs G Popilski (Nov-21-17) 1/2-1/2
   Z Javakhadze vs G Popilski (Nov-20-17) 1/2-1/2
   E Nakar vs G Popilski (Nov-19-17) 1/2-1/2

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(born Oct-06-1993, 26 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 Isle of Man 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.

Wikipedia article: Gil Popilski

Last updated: 2019-10-06 05:23:58

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 199  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Nyzhnyk vs G Popilski  0-1412005Wch U12B23 Sicilian, Closed
2. Yifan Hou vs G Popilski  1-0292005Wch U12B84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
3. G Popilski vs S Umarov  ½-½512007Elitzur SummerB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
4. D Kudischewitsch vs G Popilski  0-1522007Elitzur Winter GivataimD70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
5. M Nedobora vs G Popilski 1-0372007Elitzur Winter GivataimA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
6. G Popilski vs I Porat  0-1212007Elitzur Winter GivataimB72 Sicilian, Dragon
7. G Popilski vs B Kantsler  0-1422007Elitzur Winter GivataimC41 Philidor Defense
8. G Kaganskiy vs G Popilski  0-1452007Elitzur Winter GivataimA38 English, Symmetrical
9. G Popilski vs K Lerner  0-1402007Elitzur Winter GivataimB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
10. G Popilski vs A Boruchovsky  1-0362008IM tournamentD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. P Schreiner vs G Popilski  0-1362008EU-ch U16 18thB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
12. G Popilski vs D A Kaforos  0-1452008EU-ch U16 18thA09 Reti Opening
13. D Klein vs G Popilski  1-0382008EU-ch U16 18thB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
14. G Popilski vs N Maneluk  0-1232008EU-ch U16 18thB12 Caro-Kann Defense
15. G Popilski vs E Postny  0-1342008Israeli ChampionshipC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
16. M Efroimski vs G Popilski  0-1492009Groningen Chess FestivalB42 Sicilian, Kan
17. G Popilski vs J Werle  0-1312009Groningen Chess FestivalC53 Giuoco Piano
18. J Balje vs G Popilski  0-1452009Groningen Chess FestivalA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
19. G Popilski vs Baklan  ½-½602009Groningen Chess FestivalB56 Sicilian
20. H Hoeksema vs G Popilski  0-1332009Groningen Chess FestivalA15 English
21. G Popilski vs D Brandenburg  0-1442009Groningen Chess FestivalB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
22. B Bok vs G Popilski  1-0392009Groningen Chess FestivalB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
23. G Popilski vs L Genova  ½-½222009Groningen Chess FestivalB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
24. Y Jellema vs G Popilski  0-1572009Groningen Chess FestivalB22 Sicilian, Alapin
25. Kiril D Georgiev vs G Popilski 1-0612010European Individual ChampionshipA04 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


Premium Chessgames Member
  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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