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M Sorokin 
Photograph by Pascal Villalba of Notzai  
Maxim Sorokin
Number of games in database: 337
Years covered: 1985 to 2007
Last FIDE rating: 2490
Highest rating achieved in database: 2599
Overall record: +108 -66 =163 (56.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 English (34) 
    A13 A15 A14 A17 A10
 Sicilian (19) 
    B22 B23 B51 B31 B47
 King's Indian (13) 
    E62 E68 E69 E66 E97
 Queen's Pawn Game (12) 
    A46 D02 A40 A41 A50
 English, 1 c4 c5 (10) 
    A35 A30 A39 A34 A37
 English, 1 c4 e5 (9) 
    A29 A20 A27 A28
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (31) 
    C80 C95 C68 C91 C65
 Sicilian (19) 
    B30 B47 B22 B31 B67
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (16) 
    D20 D27 D29 D22
 Semi-Slav (12) 
    D46 D47 D43 D45
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (12) 
    C95 C91 C94 C88 C90
 Nimzo Indian (11) 
    E45 E32 E42 E30 E20
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Dziuba vs M Sorokin, 2005 0-1
   Novik vs M Sorokin, 1991 0-1
   M Sorokin vs A Hoffman, 2003 1/2-1/2
   M Sorokin vs Kramnik, 1989 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   X Anibal Open (2003)
   It (open) St. Petersburg 300 (2003)
   56th Russian Championships (2003)
   57th Russian Championship Qualifier (2004)
   XI Anibal Open (2005)
   Aeroflot Open (2005)
   Russian Club Cup (2006)
   Cappelle la Grande (2006)
   European Individual Championships (2007)
   Moscow Open (2007)

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MAXIM SOROKIN
(born Jan-22-1968, died Jun-30-2007) Russia

[what is this?]
Maxim Sorokin was a Russian GM who learned to play at the Chess School of Alexander N 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 337  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. M Sorokin vs Y Yakovich  0-140 1985 ch URS sfC78 Ruy Lopez
2. Vyzmanavin vs M Sorokin 1-086 1985 Ch URS (select)A09 Reti Opening
3. Ivanchuk vs M Sorokin 1-043 1986 SochiD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. Gelfand vs M Sorokin 1-041 1986 USSRE09 Catalan, Closed
5. M Sorokin vs Ulibin 0-124 1986 USSRC06 French, Tarrasch
6. M Sorokin vs Gelfand  1-041 1986 SochiB23 Sicilian, Closed
7. M Sorokin vs Ivanchuk  ½-½28 1986 SochiC05 French, Tarrasch
8. M Sorokin vs Dreev  0-142 1986 Sochi (Russia)B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
9. M Sorokin vs Krasenkow  1-043 1987 NorilskB33 Sicilian
10. A Vaulin vs M Sorokin  ½-½12 1987 URS-ch FL55A16 English
11. Y Yakovich vs M Sorokin  1-042 1987 Ch Armed ForcesC55 Two Knights Defense
12. S Smagin vs M Sorokin  ½-½52 1987 URS-ch otborD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
13. Savon vs M Sorokin  ½-½22 1987 Ch URS (select)C55 Two Knights Defense
14. M Sorokin vs M Golubev  ½-½42 1988 Riga SU-Army ChtB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
15. Smirin vs M Sorokin  ½-½49 1988 Borzhomi U20D46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
16. M Sorokin vs Shirov  ½-½40 1988 Borzhomi (Georgia)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
17. M Sorokin vs Kholmov  ½-½107 1988 RSFSR-chE01 Catalan, Closed
18. M Sorokin vs Baburin  1-023 1988 Voronezh (Russia)B23 Sicilian, Closed
19. Y Meister vs M Sorokin  ½-½29 1988 Voronezh (Russia)C29 Vienna Gambit
20. M Sorokin vs R Shcherbakov  1-040 1988 Borzhomi U20A13 English
21. G Zaichik vs M Sorokin  ½-½27 1988 Protvino (Russia)C55 Two Knights Defense
22. M Sorokin vs Dreev  ½-½14 1988 Moscow-BC05 French, Tarrasch
23. M Sorokin vs Dreev  0-147 1988 BorzhomiC05 French, Tarrasch
24. Kupreichik vs M Sorokin  1-029 1988 URS-OT56 BlagoveshchenskD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
25. Chekhov vs M Sorokin  1-061 1988 Moscow-BD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 337  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: http://www.wtharvey.com/soro.html
Jul-01-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.> http://www.e3e5.com/?lang=1
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

SOROKIN, Maxim
http://www.bidmonfa.com/sorokin_max...
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