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Ilya Smirin
Number of games in database: 1,770
Years covered: 1983 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2644
Highest rating achieved in database: 2702
Overall record: +620 -239 =698 (62.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      213 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (337) 
    B90 B30 B31 B58 B85
 Ruy Lopez (168) 
    C90 C78 C80 C86 C67
 French Defense (89) 
    C07 C18 C05 C10 C03
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (88) 
    C90 C86 C92 C95 C96
 Sicilian Najdorf (82) 
    B90 B92 B93 B91
 Caro-Kann (63) 
    B12 B17 B18 B14 B19
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (306) 
    E97 E92 E94 E62 E60
 Sicilian (278) 
    B42 B43 B22 B40 B60
 Sicilian Kan (71) 
    B42 B43 B41
 Pirc (45) 
    B07 B08 B09
 Grunfeld (43) 
    D85 D79 D76 D78 D70
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (39) 
    B60 B63 B64 B66 B62
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Smirin vs Y Afek, 1992 1-0
   Bareev vs Smirin, 2002 0-1
   Smirin vs B Alterman, 1995 1-0
   Kramnik vs Smirin, 2002 0-1
   Smirin vs A Givon, 2012 1-0
   Smirin vs Gambit Tiger, 2002 1-0
   Smirin vs Gelfand, 1987 1-0
   Smirin vs Pelletier, 2002 1-0
   Kasparov vs Smirin, 1998 1/2-1/2
   Radjabov vs Smirin, 2001 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Biel International Chess Festival (2003)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   European Individual Championship (2008)
   European Club Cup (2009)
   38th World Open (2010)
   European Individual Championships (2010)
   European Club Cup (2011)
   12th European Individual Championship (2011)
   Baku Open (2011)
   Chigorin Memorial (2012)
   Rilton Cup (2013)
   European Individual Championships (2014)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Biel 2002 by suenteus po 147
   Dos Hermanas 2001 by suenteus po 147
   B93 Sicilian: Najdorf / Amsterdam [White] by chess.master
   How to play against the Bayonet Attack. by little fluffy
   Intel Rapid Chess Grand Prix 1994 - Paris by amadeus

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ILYA SMIRIN
(born Jan-21-1968) Belarus (citizen of Israel)

[what is this?]
Ilya Smirin was born in Belarus. His chess career began in the Soviet Union, but in 1992 he immigrated to Israel, and has since been one of the leading Israeli representatives at Olympiads and other international events. His tournament successes include equal first places at Sverdlovsk 1987, New York 1994, and three different Israeli championships.

Wikipedia article: Ilya Smirin


 page 1 of 71; games 1-25 of 1,770  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Smirin vs K Lerner  ½-½41 1983 NikolaevB22 Sicilian, Alapin
2. Oll vs Smirin 1-026 1983 NikolaevB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
3. Rashkovsky vs Smirin  1-028 1983 NikolaevE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
4. S Yuferov vs Smirin  ½-½51 1985 Sokolsky memE97 King's Indian
5. Smirin vs A Kapengut  1-023 1985 Sokolsky memB15 Caro-Kann
6. A Ivanov vs Smirin  1-034 1985 Sokolsky memB56 Sicilian
7. Smirin vs M Shereshevsky  0-152 1985 Sokolsky memC12 French, McCutcheon
8. Smirin vs M Khassanov  ½-½46 1985 Sokolsky memB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
9. I Efimov vs Smirin  0-128 1985 Sokolsky memA43 Old Benoni
10. Smirin vs E Mochalov  1-038 1985 Sokolsky memB50 Sicilian
11. Smirin vs L Basin 0-128 1985 Sokolsky memB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
12. Ivanchuk vs Smirin 1-033 1985 URSB64 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
13. V Dydyshko vs Smirin  ½-½57 1985 Sokolsky memE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
14. Smirin vs M Golubev  ½-½54 1985 Klaipeda jr SU-qualB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
15. Smirin vs V Litvinov  ½-½44 1985 Sokolsky memC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd
16. A Ryskin vs Smirin  1-038 1985 Sokolsky memB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
17. S Begun vs Smirin  0-155 1985 Sokolsky memA04 Reti Opening
18. Smirin vs P Korzubov  1-022 1985 Sokolsky memC12 French, McCutcheon
19. V Malaniuk vs Smirin  ½-½76 1985 Sokolsky memB58 Sicilian
20. Smirin vs I Naumkin  1-032 1986 URS-ch otborC15 French, Winawer
21. Smirin vs S Sharipov  1-042 1986 Minsk ttC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
22. Kupreichik vs Smirin  1-044 1986 PinskA15 English
23. Smirin vs Yermolinsky  ½-½28 1986 Minsk (Belarus)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
24. Glek vs Smirin  0-141 1986 MinskE77 King's Indian
25. Smirin vs Ehlvest  0-167 1986 URS-ch otborC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
 page 1 of 71; games 1-25 of 1,770  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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.

Thanks.

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

SMIRIN, Ilia
http://www.bidmonfa.com/smirin_ilia...
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Feb-22-07  geraldo8187: after the 2003 world open, this guy's uscf rating was 2816!!!
Aug-23-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: Smirin won a strong Open in Greece:
http://www.chessfed.gr/Acropolis200...

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
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: Chessbase report on the Acropolis International tournament: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...
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.

Source: http://reports.chessdom.com/israel-...

Offical site seems to be http://www.chess.org.il/

Aug-27-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  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).

Source: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...

Dec-09-08  ellenliisbet: Why did Smirin not play the recent Olympiad?
Jan-21-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: wiki-bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilya_S...
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