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Evgenij Agrest
Number of games in database: 457
Years covered: 1980 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2594 (2563 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2616
Overall record: +139 -82 =204 (56.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      32 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 English (42) 
    A15 A13 A17 A11 A18
 Queen's Gambit Declined (25) 
    D37 D31 D38 D39 D35
 King's Indian (24) 
    E61 E71 E67 E60 E69
 Queen's Pawn Game (22) 
    D02 A40 A41
 Semi-Slav (21) 
    D45 D43 D47 D44
 English, 1 c4 e5 (19) 
    A28 A29 A21
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (71) 
    B42 B43 B90 B50 B40
 Sicilian Kan (34) 
    B42 B43 B41
 Semi-Slav (18) 
    D45 D43 D44 D47
 Caro-Kann (17) 
    B12 B18 B13
 Slav (16) 
    D15 D11 D12
 Pirc (15) 
    B07 B09 B08
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   E Agrest vs Ponomariov, 2003 1-0
   M Palac vs E Agrest, 2008 0-1
   E Agrest vs Bacrot, 2001 1-0
   E Agrest vs T Bae, 2007 1-0
   T Hirneise vs E Agrest, 2007 0-1
   E Agrest vs J Carlstedt, 2009 1-0
   E Agrest vs V Gashimov, 2004 1-0
   D Mehmeti vs E Agrest, 2014 0-1
   J Mullon vs E Agrest, 2005 0-1
   E Agrest vs Sadler, 2003 1/2-1/2

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Swedish Championships (2003)
   Scandinavian Chess Tournament (2007)
   Sigeman & Co Tournament (2008)
   Swedish Championship (2006)
   5th Individual European Chess Championship (2004)
   Politiken Cup (2007)
   Politiken Cup (2009)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   7th European Individual Championship (2006)
   Gibtelecom Chess Festival (2006)
   European Club Cup (2006)
   European Individual Championships (2007)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   Olympiad (2008)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   musicalhair's favorite games of agrest by musicalhair

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(born Aug-15-1966, 48 years old) Belarus (citizen of Sweden)

[what is this?]
Grandmaster from Belarus who has been living in Sweden since 1994. In 2003, he won a game from world champion Ruslan Ponomariov because Ponomariov's cell phone rang during their match in the European team championship. A cell phone ringing during a FIDE match is an automatic disqualification. In 2004, it was Agrest who lost a game when his cell phone rang. He has won the Nordic Chess Championship in 2001 and 2003. He won the Swedish Championship in 1998, 2001, 2002, and 2004. He has played in four Chess Olympiads. In 2004, he played Board 1 for Sweden at the Chess Olympiad in Calvia.

Wikipedia article: Evgeny Agrest

 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 457  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Gipslis vs E Agrest 1-027 1980 Soviet UnionB22 Sicilian, Alapin
2. E Agrest vs Khmelnitsky 1-035 1989 TournamentD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. E Agrest vs G Timoshenko  ½-½43 1991 Budapest Spring opE48 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5
4. E Agrest vs A Cichocki  1-034 1991 Miedzybrodzie opD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. E Agrest vs A Kozyrev  1-025 1991 Taby opD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
6. Razuvaev vs E Agrest  1-051 1992 St Petersburg opB07 Pirc
7. E Agrest vs A Yegiazarian  1-032 1992 Czestochowa opD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. S Kiselev vs E Agrest  1-030 1992 KatowiceA90 Dutch
9. Morozevich vs E Agrest  1-047 1992 Russian Zonal St PetersburgB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
10. E Agrest vs Balashov  ½-½17 1993 PinskD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. E Agrest vs Kharlov  0-161 1993 PinskD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
12. E Agrest vs F Lamprecht  0-145 1993 Berliner Sommer 11thD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. E Agrest vs Miles ½-½41 1993 MunsterA40 Queen's Pawn Game
14. E Agrest vs E Steflitsch  ½-½23 1993 Oberwart opD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
15. E Agrest vs Rublevsky  ½-½31 1993 St.PetersburgD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
16. E Agrest vs Bagirov  1-044 1994 ItalyD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
17. M Turov vs E Agrest  ½-½44 1994 St Petersburg op2B07 Pirc
18. E Agrest vs M Krasenkow  0-135 1995 XIID31 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. Miles vs E Agrest  1-062 1996 It (cat.12)A10 English
20. E Agrest vs Korchnoi  ½-½22 1996 it Malmo SWEE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
21. E Agrest vs Y Shulman 0-152 1996 GothenburgE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
22. Smirin vs E Agrest  ½-½31 1997 Corsica rap opB42 Sicilian, Kan
23. Acs vs E Agrest  1-043 1997 Budapest FS04 GMB06 Robatsch
24. Y Shulman vs E Agrest  ½-½11 1997 Rilton Cup 9798B42 Sicilian, Kan
25. E Agrest vs V Zvjaginsev  ½-½53 1997 Cup European ClubA13 English
 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 457  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-29-04  Bobsterman3000: This should go under "notable games" for Agrest. The committee at Linares would probably give Agrest a "brilliancy prize" for this win...
May-29-04  poktirity: Yes I was a nice and unexpected winning technique.
Jul-06-04  ConLaMismaMano: Is Agrest swedish-born or from an eastern europe country?
Premium Chessgames Member
  acirce: Nope, as his name indicates he is Russian, moved here about ten years ago.
Oct-31-04  aw1988: What's so scary about Agrest? :)
Oct-31-04  nikolaas: Perhaps he's AgresIVE?
Oct-31-04  siggemannen: Agrest is probably most known by his cellular phone incidents, one against Ponomariov when Agrest won, and another in the Swedish Championship (if i remember right) when after white made the first move Agrest's phone rang. Some ppl say it was Pono calling, wanted to say they are even now :)
Jan-17-05  angelique: dose any one want to play me
Apr-07-05  WTHarvey: Here are some chess diagrams of mates and 'must wins' in Evgeny's games not shown here:
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: The following game by Agrest won a prestigious <Chess Informant Best Game Prize>: Agrest vs Bacrot, 2001.
Jan-11-06  Devilz: lol he won because Ponomariov's cell phone rang :P
Jun-19-06  BIDMONFA: Evgeny Agrest

AGREST, Evgenij

Jun-19-06  mahmoudkubba: <siggemannen>: What's a Pono calling?
Jun-19-06  Elixir of Life: Pono = Ponomariov
Jun-19-06  LPeristy: He probably got someone to call Ponomariov's cell phone for him. Actually, that'd be a great winning tactic. Find out your opponents cell phone number, and call it at the appropriate time. *Continues devious scheming*
Jun-27-06  mahmoudkubba: <LPeristy>: Wasn't there a referee to find out abt such a thing or didn't they found out such a trick if it is supposed to be a trick?? and didn't any body noticed that it is from the opponent?? or it is just the good luck that look a like a ping pong game (a Table Ten. g.) when the small ball touchs the edge of the opponent??
Aug-15-09  WhiteRook48: aggravation is not rest
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