|Jul-25-03|| ||Dustin J.: Smirin's most recent exploit was winning at the Foxwoods Open, and during this beating the young American GM Hikaru Nakumura. |
|May-04-04|| ||Everett: Smirin played a battery of games against various computers. Does anyone know where they are? I think the old Kasparovchess site sponsered the games, and Smirin did remarkably well, especially with the King's Indian as white and black. |
|May-04-04|| ||rags: <Everett> here is the link http://www.chessbase.com/events/eve... , great performance by Smirin |
|May-05-04|| ||Everett: RAGS! I don't know how to upload a game to this database, but someone has to get that game against Gambit Tiger on. Humans aren't supposed to do that against computers. |
|Jul-12-04|| ||Everett: Chessgames.com
I emailed you the .pgn files of Smirin's games against a bevy of computers tonight. I grabbed them from the site rags listed above, and I hope you can use them. Some of the games are off the hook. I hope you can upload them. I know you're busy with the Adams-Kas match, but maybe you can find some time.
|Jul-29-04|| ||Everett: CHESSGAMES, you were great in getting back to me about receiving the Smirin vs. computer games. Are there any plans for uploading them? |
Thanks for the great site.
|Oct-13-05|| ||crazyforever: thanxxxxxxxxxxxxx alot ya man
|Feb-09-06|| ||waddayaplay: 2700+ player, and no bio? Hmphh...|
|Jan-21-07|| ||BIDMONFA: Ilya Smirin|
|Feb-22-07|| ||geraldo8187: after the 2003 world open, this guy's uscf rating was 2816!!!|
|Aug-23-07|| ||Karpova: Smirin won a strong Open in Greece:
He scored 7/9 and won ahead of six players with 6.5 points (Kiril Georgiev, Malakhatko and Svetushkin were among them).
There were a lot of strong players like Rozentalis (6 points), Macieja (6 points), Kotronias (6 points), Chatalbashev (5 points), Graf (5 points) and our User: Yelena Dembo with 4.5 points against 2424 rating average
|Aug-26-07|| ||Karpova: Chessbase report on the Acropolis International tournament:
|Jan-10-08|| ||cbpatzer: The Israel International Chess Championship is going on in Maalot-Tarshikhha, a Jewish-Arab town in the north of Israel. It is a strong category 15 round robin with 10 GMs from Israel, Poland, Hungary, Ukraine, and Germany. After three rounds GM Ilia Smirin (winner of Acropolis Open 2007) and GM Evgeny Postny are top of the table with 2,5/3.|
Offical site seems to be http://www.chess.org.il/
|Aug-27-08|| ||Karpova: Ilya Smirin won the 23rd Acropolis 2008 International Open Chess Tournament for the second consecutive year.|
The tournament took place at the President Hotel (43 Kifissias Avenue, "Europa" Hall) in Athens, Greece, from August 9th to 17th 2008.
Smirin came in first with 7.0/9 only ahead of Romanian GM Mircea Parligras thanks to better Tie-Breaks (Smirin's oppoenents had an average rating of 2523, Parligras' ones of 2513).
Other notable results:
IM Nana Dagnidze from Georgia came in third with 6.5/9 and made a GM norm (while her own rating is 2458 her opponents' rating average was 2449).
IM Yelena Dembo reached 21st place with 5.5/9 (against rating average of 2374).
|Dec-09-08|| ||ellenliisbet: Why did Smirin not play the recent Olympiad?|
|Jan-21-09|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday GM Smirin!|
|Jan-21-10|| ||Alphastar: Happy birthday :-)|
|Jan-21-10|| ||Everett: One of the modern Knights of the KID. When even Kasparov was giving up on the opening because of the Bayonet Attack, Smirin and Radjabov was gaining wins as black.|
|Jan-21-10|| ||whiteshark: wiki-bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilya_S...|
|Aug-16-14|| ||Albertan: GM Smirin was recently interviewed by Da niel King. You can listen to the interview at https://www.youtube.com/watch?featu...|
|Jul-29-15|| ||Penguincw: Ilya Smirin the only perfect player remaining at Politiken Cup (2015), starting 6/6!|
In R7, he'll face Hammer with black.
|Jan-21-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Player of the Day Ilya Smirin.|
|Mar-07-16|| ||notyetagm: Ilya Smirin|
A new book by Smirin is coming out from Quality Chess, of course on the King's Indian Defense:
<I am also working on a book provisionally called (tongue in cheek) <<<King’s Indian Warfare by Ilya Smirin>>>. This will be a how-to-play book that supplements Kotronias’ five book series perfectly, by maybe the most creative grandmaster alive. The material is fantastic. The book will need some editing, but it is simply a remarkable draft.>
|Apr-26-16|| ||Conrad93: <A new book by Smirin is coming out from Quality Chess, of course on the King's Indian Defense:|
<I am also working on a book provisionally called (tongue in cheek) <<<King’s Indian Warfare by Ilya Smirin>>>. This will be a how-to-play book that supplements Kotronias’ five book series perfectly, by maybe the most creative grandmaster alive. The material is fantastic. The book will need some editing, but it is simply a remarkable draft.>>
This should be interesting. Gallagher also wrote a very good book on the KID, and I've heard Vigorito's two volume series is the cream of the crop.
It will be interesting to see how the world expert on the KID compares to these two.
P.S. Dejan Bojokov's Modernized: The King's Indian is an extremely good introduction.