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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 B57 B77
 King's Indian (13) 
    E67 E62 E94 E91 E75
 Queen's Pawn Game (12) 
    A46 A41 A40 D02 E00
 English, 1 c4 c5 (10) 
    A35 A34 A30 A39 A37
 Reti System (9) 
    A04 A06
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (31) 
    C80 C95 C91 C68 C77
 Sicilian (19) 
    B47 B22 B30 B32 B45
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (16) 
    D20 D27 D29 D22
 Semi-Slav (12) 
    D46 D47 D43 D45
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (12) 
    C95 C91 C84 C94 C92
 Nimzo Indian (11) 
    E45 E32 E30 E42 E20
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Dziuba vs M Sorokin, 2005 0-1
   M Rodshtein vs M Sorokin, 2006 0-1
   Novik vs M Sorokin, 1991 0-1
   M Sorokin vs Kramnik, 1989 1/2-1/2

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

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MAXIM SOROKIN
(born Jan-22-1968, died Jun-30-2007, 39 years old) Russia

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Maxim Sorokin was a Russian GM (1992) 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. Vyzmanavin vs M Sorokin 1-086 1985 Ch URS (select)A09 Reti Opening
2. M Sorokin vs Y Yakovich  0-140 1985 ch URS sfC78 Ruy Lopez
3. M Sorokin vs Ivanchuk  ½-½28 1986 SochiC05 French, Tarrasch
4. Ivanchuk vs M Sorokin 1-043 1986 SochiD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. Gelfand vs M Sorokin 1-041 1986 USSRE09 Catalan, Closed
6. M Sorokin vs Gelfand 1-041 1986 SochiB23 Sicilian, Closed
7. M Sorokin vs Ulibin 0-124 1986 USSRC06 French, Tarrasch
8. M Sorokin vs Dreev  0-142 1986 Sochi (Russia)B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
9. A Vaulin vs M Sorokin  ½-½12 1987 URS-ch FL55A16 English
10. Y Yakovich vs M Sorokin  1-042 1987 Ch Armed ForcesC55 Two Knights Defense
11. Savon vs M Sorokin  ½-½22 1987 Ch URS (select)C55 Two Knights Defense
12. M Sorokin vs M Krasenkow  1-043 1987 NorilskB33 Sicilian
13. S Smagin vs M Sorokin  ½-½52 1987 URS-ch otborD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
14. J Meister vs M Sorokin  ½-½29 1988 Voronezh (Russia)C29 Vienna Gambit
15. M Sorokin vs Baburin 1-023 1988 Voronezh (Russia)B23 Sicilian, Closed
16. M Sorokin vs Kholmov  ½-½107 1988 RSFSR-chE01 Catalan, Closed
17. M Sorokin vs R Shcherbakov  1-040 1988 Borzhomi U20A13 English
18. M Sorokin vs M Golubev  ½-½42 1988 Riga SU-Army ChtB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
19. Kupreichik vs M Sorokin  1-029 1988 URS-OT56 BlagoveshchenskD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
20. Chekhov vs M Sorokin  1-061 1988 Moscow-BD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
21. M Sorokin vs Dreev  ½-½14 1988 Moscow-BC05 French, Tarrasch
22. M Sorokin vs Dreev  0-147 1988 BorzhomiC05 French, Tarrasch
23. M Sorokin vs Shirov  ½-½40 1988 Borzhomi (Georgia)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
24. Smirin vs M Sorokin  ½-½49 1988 Borzhomi U20D46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
25. G Zaichik vs M Sorokin  ½-½27 1988 Protvino (Russia)C55 Two Knights Defense
 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  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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Jan-22-16
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Maxim Sorokin.
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