Number of games in database: 197
Years covered: 1980 to 2008
Last FIDE rating: 2482 (2436 rapid, 2413 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2513
Overall record: +48 -41 =98 (51.9%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
10 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
E Grivas vs A Braun, 2008 1-0
V Kovacevic vs E Grivas, 1989 1/2-1/2
D Solak vs E Grivas, 2006 1/2-1/2
E Grivas vs Nunn, 1991 1-0
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
Corus Group C (2008)
Acropolis Tournament (2006)
European Clubs Cup (Men) (2003)
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(born Mar-30-1966, 51 years old) Greece
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|Efstratios Grivas was born in Egio, Greece. He was awarded the FM title in 1983, the IM title in 1984 and the GM title in 1993. Then he moved on to becoming an International Arbiter in 1998, International Organizer also in 1998 and a FIDE Senior Trainer (2005), quitting OTB play in 2009. Grivas was Greek champion in 1983 and 1996.|
Wikipedia article: Efstratios Grivas
| page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 197
|1. E Grivas vs Kotronias
|| ||½-½||36||1980||Athens||A81 Dutch|
|2. E Grivas vs Kotronias
|| ||0-1||34||1982||Athens||A89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6|
|3. E Grivas vs Kotronias
|| ||1-0||24||1982||Athens||A89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6|
|4. Joel Benjamin vs E Grivas
|| ||0-1||52||1982||Copenhagen (Denmark)||E97 King's Indian|
|5. Blatny vs E Grivas
|| ||½-½||40||1985||Sharjah||B22 Sicilian, Alapin|
|6. E Grivas vs Kotronias
|| ||1-0||46||1986||Athens||E75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line|
|7. E Grivas vs Khalifman
|| ||0-1||45||1986||Ch Europe (juniors)||E15 Queen's Indian|
|8. E Grivas vs P Short
||1-0||25||1986||Chess Olympiad||D58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst|
|9. E Grivas vs Psakhis
|| ||0-1||30||1987||Bela Crkva||A87 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation|
|10. D Komljenovic vs E Grivas
|| ||0-1||28||1987||Munich||A80 Dutch|
|11. Vasiukov vs E Grivas
|| ||½-½||17||1987||Athens Acropolis op||C80 Ruy Lopez, Open|
|12. N Skalkotas vs E Grivas
|| ||½-½||23||1987||Athens,GRE||A81 Dutch|
|13. E Grivas vs G Timoshchenko
|| ||0-1||41||1988||Plovdiv||A68 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack|
|14. Geller vs E Grivas
|| ||1-0||34||1988||Akropolis||C80 Ruy Lopez, Open|
|15. Nunn vs E Grivas
|| ||1-0||41||1988||Chess Olympiad||C82 Ruy Lopez, Open|
|16. E Grivas vs Petursson
|| ||½-½||21||1988||Chess Olympiad||E11 Bogo-Indian Defense|
|17. V Kovacevic vs E Grivas
|| ||½-½||17||1989||Vinkovci ;CBM 16||A40 Queen's Pawn Game|
|18. E Grivas vs Khalifman
||0-1||36||1989||Ch URS||A57 Benko Gambit|
|19. Bagirov vs E Grivas
|| ||0-1||40||1989||05, Leningrad||E71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)|
|20. C Hadjiyiannis vs E Grivas
|| ||0-1||34||1989||EUR-chT (Men) 9th||A74 Benoni, Classical, 9...a6, 10.a4|
|21. Gelfand vs E Grivas
|| ||½-½||40||1989||EUR-chT (Men) 9th||E97 King's Indian|
|22. E Grivas vs M Todorcevic
|| ||1-0||62||1989||EUR-chT (Men) 9th||A00 Uncommon Opening|
|23. E Grivas vs Hector
|| ||½-½||32||1989||EUR-chT (Men) 9th||D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation|
|24. E Grivas vs V Maki
|| ||1-0||49||1989||EUR-chT (Men) 9th||E71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)|
|25. E Grivas vs Blatny
|| ||1-0||43||1989||EUR-chT (Men) 9th||A46 Queen's Pawn Game|
| page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 197
|Feb-28-07|| ||vonKrolock: Mr. <Grivas>, please have a look in my post from today 28-ii-07 here Teichmann vs Allies, 1902|
|Sep-20-08|| ||GrahamClayton: Grivas is the full-time trainer for the Turkish national team.|
Source: Yochanan Afek "Corus 2008: The Youngest Ever Winner!", "CHESS", April 2008
|Jun-21-09|| ||Benzol: Has anyone read his book "The Complete Guide To The Grivas Sicilian"? I'd never heard of it before today. What do the moves/lines consist of?|
|Jun-21-09|| ||myschkin: . . .
Review (+ Sample (pdf))
|Jun-21-09|| ||myschkin: . . .
|Jun-21-09|| ||Benzol: <myschkin> Many thanks.|
|Aug-12-09|| ||thegoldenband: GM Grivas did a wonderful job on a very hard task: annotating the last game of his colleague and friend, Nikos Karapanos, who died at the board on August 10th. The game and annotations can be found here:|
|Mar-30-10|| ||wordfunph: i almost named my son Efstratios...but finally settled for Hristos Hugo. My wife objected coz it's lengthy.|
Trivia on GM Grivas: 1982 World Junior Championship in Copenhagen: In the first round, Joel Benjamin played a
player from Greece which he was not familiar. His opponent handled the Bayonet King's Indian a bit strangely for black and Benjamin lost. They sat down for the post-mortem and his
opponent exclaimed "I am an expert in the King's Indian." That player, Efstratios Grivas, went on to become a respectable grandmaster.
happy birthday Efstratios!
|Feb-20-11|| ||wordfunph: "My name, Efstratios, is an ancient Greek name and in ancient Greece it was used as a title, meaning 'the leader of a strong/good army'."|
- GM Eftratios Grivas (in his book A Complete Guide to the Grivas Sicilian)
|Dec-02-11|| ||Benzol: The Star Wars fans have missed an opportunity with this man.|
Grievous bodily harm as a pun also suggests itself.
|Mar-30-12|| ||wordfunph: "The chess player of 2009 has encountered more types of positions than the chess player of 1975 and knows the proper ways to deal with these positions. Therefore, a chess player today has a great advantage over a chess player of 35 years ago."|
- GM Eftratios Grivas
happy birthday, Efstratios!
|Mar-30-12|| ||Penguincw: Happy Birthday!|
|Aug-26-12|| ||Calli: A copy cat http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lubom...|
|Aug-26-12|| ||perfidious: <Calli> As well as being rather too obvious-someone with greater knowledge of English grammar would have eliminated at least one error which was simply plagiarised.|
|Nov-20-15|| ||Domdaniel: The Grivas Sicilian: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Qb6...|
Though sometimes played in the 19th century, this line was not really developed until Grivas took it up. His earliest game in the CG database is a draw with Nunn, I think.
|Nov-20-15|| ||Domdaniel: Curiously, Nunn vs E Grivas, 1991 is the last of six games between the two.|
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