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Gil Popilski
Number of games in database: 169
Years covered: 2005 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2542 (2549 rapid, 2554 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2572
Overall record: +71 -54 =44 (55.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (24) 
    B32 B47 B90 B48 B93
 Ruy Lopez (14) 
    C78 C67 C65 C84 C70
 Sicilian Najdorf (7) 
    B90 B93 B91 B95 B92
 Sicilian Taimanov (6) 
    B48 B47 B45 B46
 Caro-Kann (6) 
    B12 B13
 French Defense (5) 
    C01 C11
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (29) 
    B43 B22 B51 B47 B90
 Grunfeld (13) 
    D76 D85 D92 D91 D71
 English, 1 c4 c5 (8) 
    A34 A37 A31 A38 A35
 English (6) 
    A15 A14 A13
 Sicilian Kan (6) 
    B43 B42
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    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 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)
   Chigorin Memorial (2012)
   European Individual Championships (2010)
   Oslo Chess International (2011)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2014)
   Chigorin Memorial (2013)
   European Individual Championships (2014)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2015)
   European Team Championship (2013)
   28th European Club Cup (2012)
   European Individual Championship (2015)
   29th Cappelle-la-Grande (2013)
   13th European Individual Championship (2012)

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(born Oct-06-1993, 22 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 7; games 1-25 of 169  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Yifan Hou vs G Popilski  1-029 2005 Wch U12B84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
2. I Nyzhnyk vs G Popilski  0-141 2005 Wch U12B23 Sicilian, Closed
3. G Popilski vs I Porat  0-121 2007 Elitzur Winter GivataimB72 Sicilian, Dragon
4. G Popilski vs S Umarov  ½-½51 2007 Elitzur SummerB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
5. M Nedobora vs G Popilski 1-037 2007 Elitzur Winter GivataimA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
6. G Popilski vs K Lerner  0-140 2007 Elitzur Winter GivataimB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
7. D Kudischewitsch vs G Popilski  0-152 2007 Elitzur Winter GivataimD70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
8. G Kaganskiy vs G Popilski  0-145 2007 Elitzur Winter GivataimA38 English, Symmetrical
9. G Popilski vs B Kantsler  0-142 2007 Elitzur Winter GivataimC41 Philidor Defense
10. P Schreiner vs G Popilski  0-136 2008 EU-ch U16 18thB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
11. G Popilski vs E Postny  0-134 2008 Israeli ChampionshipC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
12. G Popilski vs N Maneluk  0-123 2008 EU-ch U16 18thB12 Caro-Kann Defense
13. G Popilski vs A Boruchovsky  1-036 2008 IM tournamentD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. D Klein vs G Popilski  1-038 2008 EU-ch U16 18thB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
15. G Popilski vs D A Kaforos  0-145 2008 EU-ch U16 18thA09 Reti Opening
16. M Efroimski vs G Popilski  0-149 2009 Groningen Chess FestivalB42 Sicilian, Kan
17. H Hoeksema vs G Popilski  0-133 2009 Groningen Chess FestivalA15 English
18. Y Jellema vs G Popilski  0-157 2009 Groningen Chess FestivalB22 Sicilian, Alapin
19. G Popilski vs Baklan  ½-½60 2009 Groningen Chess FestivalB56 Sicilian
20. G Popilski vs L Genova  ½-½22 2009 Groningen Chess FestivalB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
21. J Balje vs G Popilski  0-145 2009 Groningen Chess FestivalA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
22. B Bok vs G Popilski  1-039 2009 Groningen Chess FestivalB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
23. G Popilski vs J Werle  0-131 2009 Groningen Chess FestivalC53 Giuoco Piano
24. G Popilski vs D Brandenburg  0-144 2009 Groningen Chess FestivalB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
25. A Pashikian vs G Popilski  1-026 2010 European Individual ChampionshipsD85 Grunfeld
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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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