Maxim Ilyich Sorokin
Number of games in database: 346
|Photograph by Pascal Villalba of Notzai
Years covered: 1985 to 2007
Last FIDE rating: 2490
Highest rating achieved in database: 2599
Overall record: +111 -67 =168 (56.4%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
M Dziuba vs M I Sorokin, 2005 0-1
M Rodshtein vs M I Sorokin, 2006 0-1
M I Sorokin vs Kramnik, 1989 1/2-1/2
Novik vs M I Sorokin, 1991 0-1
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
XI Anibal Open (2005)
X Anibal Open (2003)
Aeroflot Open (2005)
56th Russian Championship (2003)
57th Russian Championship Qualifier (2004)
Cappelle la Grande (2006)
Russian Club Cup (2006)
It (open) St. Petersburg 300 (2003)
Moscow Open (2007)
European Individual Championship (2007)
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|MAXIM ILYICH SOROKIN
(born Jan-22-1968, died Jun-30-2007, 39 years old) Russia
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Maxim Ilyich Sorokin was a Russian GM (1992) who learned to play at the Chess School of Alexander Nikolayevich Panchenko. He was a highly respected chess-trainer: he was put in charge of the Russian women's team, he was the chief trainer of the Elista Grandmaster School, and also seconded Sergei Rublevsky in the 2007 Candidates matches in Elista. In 2005 he achieved his peak rating, an impressive 2599.
GM Ruslan Shcherbakov wrote, "Max's erudition was almost legendary among his friends--it seemed that he knew everything, be it mathematics, medicine or foreign languages". (http://www.chesstoday.net/ July 2nd, 2007)
Sadly, in 2007 he died of complications from a car accident that occurred driving home from the Candidates matches in Elista.
Wikipedia article: Maxim Sorokin
| page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 346
|1. M I Sorokin vs Y R Yakovich
|| ||0-1||40||1985||ch URS sf||C78 Ruy Lopez|
|2. Vyzmanavin vs M I Sorokin
||1-0||86||1985||Ch URS (select)||A13 English|
|3. Akopian vs M I Sorokin
|| ||1-0||35||1985||URS-ch U25||C42 Petrov Defense|
|4. Gelfand vs M I Sorokin
||1-0||41||1986||USSR||E09 Catalan, Closed|
|5. M I Sorokin vs Gelfand
||1-0||41||1986||Sochi Juniors-A||B23 Sicilian, Closed|
|6. M I Sorokin vs Ulibin
||0-1||24||1986||USSR||C05 French, Tarrasch|
|7. M I Sorokin vs Dreev
|| ||0-1||42||1986||Sochi Juniors-A||B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern|
|8. M I Sorokin vs Ivanchuk
|| ||½-½||28||1986||Sochi Juniors-A||C05 French, Tarrasch|
|9. Ivanchuk vs M I Sorokin
||1-0||43||1986||Sochi Juniors-A||D31 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|10. Y R Yakovich vs M I Sorokin
|| ||1-0||42||1987||Ch Armed Forces||C55 Two Knights Defense|
|11. A E Vaulin vs M I Sorokin
|| ||½-½||12||1987||URS-ch FL55||A16 English|
|12. M I Sorokin vs Krasenkow
|| ||1-0||43||1987||URS-ch otbor||B33 Sicilian|
|13. Savon vs M I Sorokin
|| ||½-½||22||1987||URS-ch otbor||C55 Two Knights Defense|
|14. Smagin vs M I Sorokin
|| ||½-½||52||1987||URS-ch otbor||D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|15. M I Sorokin vs Shcherbakov
|| ||1-0||40||1988||Borzhomi U20||A13 English|
|16. M I Sorokin vs M V Golubev
|| ||½-½||42||1988||Riga SU-Army Cht||B70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation|
|17. M I Sorokin vs Dreev
|| ||0-1||47||1988||Borzhomi U20||C05 French, Tarrasch|
|18. Smirin vs M I Sorokin
|| ||½-½||49||1988||Borzhomi U20||D46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|19. M I Sorokin vs Shirov
|| ||½-½||40||1988||Borzhomi U20||D02 Queen's Pawn Game|
|20. M I Sorokin vs Kholmov
|| ||½-½||107||1988||RSFSR-ch||E01 Catalan, Closed|
|21. M I Sorokin vs Baburin
||1-0||23||1988||RSFSR-ch||B23 Sicilian, Closed|
|22. J Meister vs M I Sorokin
|| ||½-½||29||1988||RSFSR-ch||C29 Vienna Gambit|
|23. M I Sorokin vs Dreev
|| ||½-½||14||1988||Protvino-B||C05 French, Tarrasch|
|24. Chekhov vs M I Sorokin
|| ||1-0||61||1988||Protvino-B||D46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|25. G Zaichik vs M I Sorokin
|| ||½-½||27||1988||Protvino-B||C55 Two Knights Defense|
| page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 346
|Apr-20-04|| ||shr0pshire: Sorokin almost has twice as many draws as he has wins, disappointing. He has some sharp games, and beaten some good opponents. It is unfortunate he doesn't play out more of his games that draw under the 20 move mark. |
|Sep-22-05|| ||WTHarvey: Here are some puzzles from Maxim's games: http://www.wtharvey.com/soro.html|
|Jul-01-07|| ||Karpova: <Maxim Sorokin (22.01.1968 – 30.06.2007)
Grandmaster Maxim Sorokin died yesterday in Elista hospital, several days after an auto crash on the road Elista – Volgograd. Our condolences to his relatives and friends.>
|Jul-01-07|| ||Eti fan: let him rest in peace|
|Jul-01-07|| ||stanleys: Horrible news!Rest in peace GM Sorokin!|
|Jul-03-07|| ||mack: This news has taken its time getting out - it's only on chessbase now (http://chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp...). Perhaps cg should make one of his games GOTD?|
|Jul-03-07|| ||ivanov90: http://www.crestbook.com/?q=node/501
The greatest game from GM Maxim Sorokin (white) vs GM Sergey Shipov. The game taken from Shipov's site, only in Russian.
|Jul-03-07|| ||ianD: May he rest in peace.
|Jul-03-07|| ||HirschSt: Very sad news about his death, my sincere condolences to his friends and family. May he rest in peace.|
|Jul-03-07|| ||spacetimereality: I am terribly sorry to hear his loss. May he rest in piece.|
|Jul-03-07|| ||shortsight: Rest in peace. Hope he will find solace in meeting Tal in the otherworld.|
|Jul-04-07|| ||Gnappo: R.I.P.|
|Jul-05-07|| ||BIDMONFA: Maxim Sorokin
|Jan-22-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Maxim Sorokin.|
|Feb-23-18|| ||MissScarlett: Not to be confused with <Max Zorin>:|
<Zorin was born in Dresden around the end of World War II, after which Dresden became part of East Germany. He later moved to France and became a leading businessman, operating on the microchip market. However, it is revealed later in the movie that he was the product of Nazi medical experimentation during the war, in which pregnant women were injected with massive quantities of steroids in an attempt to create "super-children." Most of the pregnancies failed. The few surviving babies grew to become extraordinarily intelligent—but also psychopathic.>
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