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Maxim Ilyich Sorokin
M I Sorokin 
Photograph by Pascal Villalba of Notzai  
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 in the database.

With the White pieces:
 English (35) 
    A13 A15 A14 A17 A10
 Sicilian (19) 
    B22 B23 B51 B70 B77
 King's Indian (13) 
    E67 E62 E94 E63 E97
 Queen's Pawn Game (12) 
    A46 A40 D02 A41 E00
 English, 1 c4 c5 (10) 
    A39 A30 A35 A34 A37
 Reti System (9) 
    A04 A06
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (31) 
    C80 C95 C91 C68 C67
 Sicilian (19) 
    B47 B30 B22 B56 B42
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (16) 
    D20 D27 D29 D22
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (12) 
    C95 C91 C94 C84 C88
 Semi-Slav (12) 
    D46 D47 D43 D45
 Nimzo Indian (11) 
    E45 E32 E20 E42 E38
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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
   M Sorokin vs Kramnik, 1989 1/2-1/2
   Novik vs M Sorokin, 1991 0-1

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)
   Cappelle la Grande (2006)
   Russian Club Cup (2006)
   European Individual Championships (2007)
   It (open) St. Petersburg 300 (2003)
   Moscow Open (2007)

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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 337  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)A09 Reti Opening
3. Ivanchuk vs M I Sorokin 1-0431986Sochi Juniors-AD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
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 0-1241986USSRC06 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. Y R Yakovich vs M I Sorokin  1-0421987Ch Armed ForcesC55 Two Knights Defense
10. M I Sorokin vs Krasenkow  1-0431987NorilskB33 Sicilian
11. Savon vs M I Sorokin  ½-½221987Ch URS (select)C55 Two Knights Defense
12. A E Vaulin vs M I Sorokin  ½-½121987URS-ch FL55A16 English
13. Smagin vs M I Sorokin  ½-½521987URS-ch otborD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
14. M I Sorokin vs Shcherbakov  1-0401988Borzhomi U20A13 English
15. M I Sorokin vs M V Golubev  ½-½421988Riga SU-Army ChtB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
16. G Zaichik vs M I Sorokin  ½-½271988Protvino (Russia)C55 Two Knights Defense
17. J Meister vs M I Sorokin  ½-½291988Voronezh (Russia)C29 Vienna Gambit
18. Kupreichik vs M I Sorokin  1-0291988URS-OT56 BlagoveshchenskD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
19. M I Sorokin vs Kholmov  ½-½1071988RSFSR-chE01 Catalan, Closed
20. M I Sorokin vs Dreev  ½-½141988Moscow-BC05 French, Tarrasch
21. Chekhov vs M I Sorokin  1-0611988Moscow-BD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
22. M I Sorokin vs Dreev  0-1471988BorzhomiC05 French, Tarrasch
23. Smirin vs M I Sorokin  ½-½491988Borzhomi U20D46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
24. M I Sorokin vs Baburin 1-0231988Voronezh (Russia)B23 Sicilian, Closed
25. M I Sorokin vs Shirov  ½-½401988Borzhomi (Georgia)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
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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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