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Maxim Ilyich Sorokin
M I Sorokin 
Photograph by Pascal Villalba of Notzai  
Number of games in database: 346
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.

With the White pieces:
 English (36) 
    A13 A15 A14 A17 A10
 Sicilian (19) 
    B22 B23 B51 B57 B31
 Queen's Pawn Game (13) 
    A46 D02 A41 A40 A50
 King's Indian (13) 
    E67 E62 E91 E97 E63
 English, 1 c4 c5 (11) 
    A35 A34 A30 A39 A33
 Slav (9) 
    D11 D15 D16 D12
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (31) 
    C80 C95 C91 C68 C84
 Sicilian (20) 
    B30 B47 B32 B22 B67
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (16) 
    D20 D27 D29 D22
 Semi-Slav (13) 
    D43 D45 D46 D47 D44
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (12) 
    C95 C91 C84 C90 C94
 Nimzo Indian (11) 
    E45 E32 E30 E20 E38
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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)
   European Individual Championship (2007)
   57th Russian Championship Qualifier (2004)
   Cappelle la Grande (2006)
   It (open) St. Petersburg 300 (2003)
   Moscow Open (2007)
   Russian Club Cup (2006)

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(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". ( 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

Last updated: 2018-03-13 18:18:21

 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 346  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M I Sorokin vs Y R Yakovich  0-1401985ch URS sfC78 Ruy Lopez
2. Vyzmanavin vs M I Sorokin 1-0861985Ch URS (select)A13 English
3. Akopian vs M I Sorokin  1-0351985URS-ch U25C42 Petrov Defense
4. Gelfand vs M I Sorokin 1-0411986USSRE09 Catalan, Closed
5. M I Sorokin vs Gelfand 1-0411986Sochi Juniors-AB23 Sicilian, Closed
6. M I Sorokin vs Ulibin 0-1241986USSRC05 French, Tarrasch
7. M I Sorokin vs Dreev  0-1421986Sochi Juniors-AB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
8. M I Sorokin vs Ivanchuk  ½-½281986Sochi Juniors-AC05 French, Tarrasch
9. Ivanchuk vs M I Sorokin 1-0431986Sochi Juniors-AD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. Y R Yakovich vs M I Sorokin  1-0421987Ch Armed ForcesC55 Two Knights Defense
11. A E Vaulin vs M I Sorokin  ½-½121987URS-ch FL55A16 English
12. M I Sorokin vs Krasenkow  1-0431987URS-ch otborB33 Sicilian
13. Savon vs M I Sorokin  ½-½221987URS-ch otborC55 Two Knights Defense
14. Smagin vs M I Sorokin  ½-½521987URS-ch otborD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
15. M I Sorokin vs Shcherbakov  1-0401988Borzhomi U20A13 English
16. M I Sorokin vs M V Golubev  ½-½421988Riga SU-Army ChtB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
17. M I Sorokin vs Dreev  0-1471988Borzhomi U20C05 French, Tarrasch
18. Smirin vs M I Sorokin  ½-½491988Borzhomi U20D46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
19. M I Sorokin vs Shirov  ½-½401988Borzhomi U20D02 Queen's Pawn Game
20. M I Sorokin vs Kholmov  ½-½1071988RSFSR-chE01 Catalan, Closed
21. M I Sorokin vs Baburin 1-0231988RSFSR-chB23 Sicilian, Closed
22. J Meister vs M I Sorokin  ½-½291988RSFSR-chC29 Vienna Gambit
23. M I Sorokin vs Dreev  ½-½141988Protvino-BC05 French, Tarrasch
24. Chekhov vs M I Sorokin  1-0611988Protvino-BD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
25. G Zaichik vs M I Sorokin  ½-½271988Protvino-BC55 Two Knights Defense
 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 346  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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:
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 ( Perhaps cg should make one of his games GOTD?
Jul-03-07  ivanov90:
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


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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Maxim Sorokin.
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  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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