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Mikhail Antipov
Number of games in database: 418
Years covered: 2007 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2626 (2621 rapid, 2531 blitz)

Overall record: +133 -88 =132 (56.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 65 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (74) 
    B40 B90 B31 B51 B92
 Ruy Lopez (30) 
    C65 C78 C96 C84 C77
 Caro-Kann (19) 
    B12 B13 B10
 Giuoco Piano (18) 
    C50 C53
 Sicilian Najdorf (16) 
    B90 B92 B94 B95
 French Defense (14) 
    C05 C03 C00 C19 C18
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (56) 
    B90 B22 B76 B52 B50
 Queen's Pawn Game (24) 
    E10 A46 A45 A50 A40
 Nimzo Indian (20) 
    E32 E47 E30 E46 E54
 Slav (19) 
    D12 D15 D10 D11 D17
 Sicilian Najdorf (16) 
    B90 B94 B92 B91 B93
 French Defense (13) 
    C03 C01 C11 C16 C12
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Antipov vs J van Foreest, 2015 1-0
   M Antipov vs S V Ivanov, 2017 1-0
   M Antipov vs T L Petrosian, 2014 1-0
   M Antipov vs A Gupta, 2016 1/2-1/2
   M Antipov vs R Bujnoch, 2017 1-0
   L'Ami vs M Antipov, 2016 0-1
   C Sandipan vs M Antipov, 2013 1/2-1/2
   M Antipov vs J van Foreest, 2016 1-0
   N Batsiashvili vs M Antipov, 2016 0-1
   M Antipov vs Leko, 2015 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   World Junior Championship (2015)
   Russian Team Championship (2018)
   Rilton Cup 2017/18 (2017)
   Russian Team Championship (2012)
   Tata Steel Challengers (2016)
   Rilton Cup 2016/17 (2016)
   World Junior Championship (2012)
   World Junior Championship (2014)
   Abu Dhabi Masters (2016)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2018)
   Qatar Masters (2014)
   Chigorin Memorial (2012)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2014)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2017)
   European Club Cup (2018)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Antipov by dmcfadden

   🏆 Isle of Man Masters
   M Antipov vs A Bellaiche (Oct-28-18) 0-1
   Eljanov vs M Antipov (Oct-27-18) 1-0
   M Antipov vs A Giri (Oct-26-18) 0-1
   V S Gujrathi vs M Antipov (Oct-25-18) 0-1
   M Antipov vs G Jones (Oct-24-18) 1/2-1/2

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(born Jun-10-1997, 21 years old) Russia

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Candidate Master (2007); International Master (2011); GM (2013) aged 16 years 2 months 1 day; World Junior Champion (2015).

Antipov defeated his first master-titled player in the 2nd Vyzhmanavin & Kiselev Memorial in April 2007 when he scored the full point against FM Viktor Kotov. Later that year, he placed 2nd in the European U10 championships, behind Kirill Alekseenko, and won his Candidate Master title when he came 2nd at the 2007 World U10 championships behind Tong Sen Wang (Tong's only FIDE rated tournament!), in the process taking revenge by defeating FM Alekseenko. In 2008, he contested the Moscow Open A, scoring 4/9 but capturing his first IM scalp, namely Alexey Alexeev. Also in 2008, he came =11th in the World U12 championship, with 7/11. In 2009, he had his first tilt at Aeroflot competing in the B division scoring 4/9. Later in 2009 he scored 8/11 in the World U12 championship placing =5th alongside tournament favorite Suri Vaibhav. In October and November 2010, Antipov scored his first two IM norms at the First Saturday Tournaments held in those months. In 2011, he scored 5.5/9 in the Marienbad Open 2011 - IM - B1, coming =3rd, and competed in the Aeroflot open 2011 B, where he scored 4.5/9, defeating GMs Kirill Stupak and Roman Ovetchkin and winning his 3rd IM norm. His 6/9 score at the 30th Zalakaros Open in Hungary in May 2011 - where he was half point behind joint second place and a point behind the winner - added over 35 rating points to take him over the 2400 barrier, meeting the final criterion for winning the IM title.

In August 2011, he came 4th in the Olomouc Summer GM tournament in the Czech Republic. In September, he scored 6.5/9 at the European U14 championship, a point off the lead, and in October 2011, he scored 5.5/9 at the 2011 Chigorin Memorial Open against opponents that included 6 GMs (+2 -3 =1) and an IM (+1). He scored his first GM norm by winning the First Saturday GM Tournament held in Budapest in December 2011 with a score of 7/9 (+5 =4), including victories against all three GMs he faced. He scored on par with 4.5/9 at the Aeroflot Open B to basically maintain his rating if not his world ranking and then scored an excellent 6.5/9 at Bosnia in May 2012, winning his 2nd GM norm, scoring 5/7 against his GM opponents and gaining 33 rating points. He followed with a par for rating 5/9 at the Alekhine Memorial 2012.

Antipov had a lean time of it in the Czech Open - A - GM, held in July 2012, scoring only 4.5/9, but made up much of the ground he lost in the event with a solid, if not winning, result at the World Junior Championship (2012), scoring 8.5/13, 1.5 points off the lead. However, a poor showing (4/9) at Livigno in Italy in September 2012 undid these gains. Winning the First Saturday GM Tournament in December 2012 had again restored some of his fortunes but with 6.5/9, he was a half point short of winning his 3rd GM norm. His 5.5/11 result at the European Individual Championships (2013) further improved his rating by 14 Elo points, but he was again short of his 3rd GM norm by half a point after 9 rounds. In a similar vein, his 5.5/9 at the 43rd International Tournament Bosna 2013 - Group A in Sarajevo in June 2013, improved his rating by a further 12 points, but was half a point short of a GM norm. He finally gained his 3rd GM norm and a 2500+ rating at the RTU Open in Riga in August 2013 when he scored 6.5/9. (1)

In September 2015, Antipov won the World Junior Championship (2015) on tiebreak ahead of Jan-Krzysztof Duda who had lead for the the second half of the event until the last round. Coming into round 13 Duda drew his game while Antipov won to level the point score, the outcome being decided on the narrowest tiebreak margin. (2)

Photo: (1); (2)

 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 418  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Antipov vs N Paikidze  0-1632007T.Petrosian Memorial AB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
2. S Vokarev vs M Antipov  1-0332009Russian Team Championship: Higher LeagueA07 King's Indian Attack
3. M Antipov vs I Malakhov  0-1512009Russian Team Championship: Higher LeagueB40 Sicilian
4. V Genba vs M Antipov 1-0602009Russian Team Championship: Higher LeagueC05 French, Tarrasch
5. M Antipov vs A Uzhva  0-1932009Russian Team Championship: Higher LeagueB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
6. V Kravchenko vs M Antipov 0-1382009Russian Team Championship: Higher LeagueA12 English with b3
7. M Antipov vs Y Prokopchuk  ½-½282009Russian Team Championship: Higher LeagueB03 Alekhine's Defense
8. O Gladyszev vs M Antipov  1-0462009Russian Team Championship: Higher LeagueD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
9. M Antipov vs H Simonian  0-1372009Russian Team Championship: Higher LeagueB40 Sicilian
10. M Antipov vs E Alekseev  ½-½332012Russian Team ChampionshipB40 Sicilian
11. A Konyshev vs M Antipov  0-1392012Russian Team ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
12. M Antipov vs A Sharafiev  1-0382012Russian Team ChampionshipB40 Sicilian
13. M Antipov vs Sviatoslav Loskutov 1-0372012Russian Team ChampionshipC55 Two Knights Defense
14. M Antipov vs S Vokarev  ½-½562012Russian Team ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
15. M Panarin vs M Antipov  1-0412012Russian Team ChampionshipB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
16. A Ananikian vs M Antipov  0-1442012Russian Team ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
17. M Antipov vs Navara  ½-½54201223rd Czech Open RapidB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
18. V Zakhartsov vs M Antipov  0-133201223rd Czech Open RapidE10 Queen's Pawn Game
19. M Antipov vs D Kononenko  1-042201223rd Czech Open RapidB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
20. E Ghaem Maghami vs M Antipov  ½-½83201223rd Czech Open RapidB50 Sicilian
21. M Antipov vs O Kobo  1-081201223rd Czech Open AC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
22. M Cuhra vs M Antipov  ½-½45201223rd Czech Open AB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
23. M Antipov vs L Yankelevich  1-031201223rd Czech Open AB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
24. M Antipov vs A Danin  0-172201223rd Czech Open AC13 French
25. V Usmanov vs M Antipov  1-059201223rd Czech Open AE10 Queen's Pawn Game
 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 418  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  HeMateMe: He is Karpov's kryptonite!
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  wordfunph: so far +4-2=0 in Chigorin Memorial, IM to GM soon..
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  twinlark: +5 -3 in round 8 after his loss to Burmakin. His 3rd GM norm won't be at the Chigorin.
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  twinlark: Antipov finally won his GM title after a series of near misses.

Congratulations to the young Grandmaster.

Jun-18-14  BIDMONFA: Mikhail Antipov

ANTIPOV, Mikhail Al.

Sep-15-15  paavoh: Congrats for winning the 2015 U20 WCh!
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  TheFocus: Where is that famous game of his against Propov?

It is not in the database.

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  sonia91: He beat Alexander Morozevich today in the Nutcracker Match of the Generations!
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  sonia91: Apparently Antipov is sponsored by Kaspersky:
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  zanzibar: Public Domain photo of him:

Feb-08-16  WTHarvey: I posted 11 puzzles from chess games of teen RUS GM Mikhail Al Antipov @ What wins?
Oct-22-18  ketchuplover: Drawn goes Nakamura!
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