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Evgenij Agrest
Number of games in database: 551
Years covered: 1980 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2600 (2549 rapid, 2471 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2616

Overall record: +148 -84 =211 (57.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 108 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 English (53) 
    A15 A13 A17 A11 A10
 Queen's Pawn Game (38) 
    D02 A45 D00 A40 A41
 King's Indian (26) 
    E61 E71 E60 E67 E69
 Queen's Gambit Declined (26) 
    D37 D31 D38 D35 D39
 English, 1 c4 e5 (24) 
    A28 A29 A21
 Semi-Slav (21) 
    D45 D43 D44 D47
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (71) 
    B42 B43 B90 B50 B40
 Sicilian Kan (34) 
    B42 B43 B41
 Caro-Kann (33) 
    B18 B12 B13 B11 B10
 Semi-Slav (23) 
    D45 D43 D44 D47
 Slav (21) 
    D11 D15 D13 D12
 Queen's Pawn Game (20) 
    A41 D00 A46 D02 E10
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   E Agrest vs Ponomariov, 2003 1-0
   E Agrest vs Bacrot, 2001 1-0
   M Palac vs E Agrest, 2008 0-1
   E Agrest vs T Bae, 2007 1-0
   T Hirneise vs E Agrest, 2007 0-1
   J Mullon vs E Agrest, 2005 0-1
   E Agrest vs Sadler, 2003 1/2-1/2
   E Agrest vs V Gashimov, 2004 1-0
   E Agrest vs J Carlstedt, 2009 1-0
   E Agrest vs V Milov, 2001 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)
   12th Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament (2004)
   5th Individual European Chess Championship (2004)
   Swedish Championship (2006)
   Politiken Cup (2007)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   Politiken Cup (2009)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   European Individual Championships (2007)
   European Club Cup (2006)
   Gibtelecom Chess Festival (2006)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)

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

   E Agrest vs Bacrot (Mar-15-17) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   M Vachier-Lagrave vs E Agrest (Mar-15-17) 1-0, rapid
   R Pert vs E Agrest (Mar-08-17) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   E Agrest vs N Pert (Mar-08-17) 1-0, rapid
   E Agrest vs P Roberson (Mar-08-17) 1-0, rapid

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(born Aug-15-1966, 50 years old) Belarus (federation/nationality 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 23; games 1-25 of 551  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 A Kozyrev  1-025 1991 Taby SWED45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
4. E Agrest vs G Timoshenko  ½-½43 1991 Budapest Spring opE48 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5
5. E Agrest vs A Cichocki  1-034 1991 Miedzybrodzie opD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
6. E Agrest vs A Yegiazarian  1-032 1992 Czestochowa opD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. Morozevich vs E Agrest  1-047 1992 Russian Zonal St PetersburgB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
8. S Kiselev vs E Agrest  1-030 1992 KatowiceA90 Dutch
9. Razuvaev vs E Agrest  1-051 1992 St Petersburg opB07 Pirc
10. E Agrest vs Rublevsky  ½-½31 1993 St.PetersburgD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
11. E Agrest vs F Lamprecht  0-145 1993 Berliner Sommer 11thD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. E Agrest vs Kharlov  0-161 1993 PinskD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
13. E Agrest vs Balashov  ½-½17 1993 PinskD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. E Agrest vs E Steflitsch  ½-½23 1993 Oberwart opD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
15. E Agrest vs Miles ½-½41 1993 MunsterA40 Queen's Pawn Game
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. E Agrest vs Korchnoi  ½-½22 1996 it Malmo SWEE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
20. E Agrest vs Y Shulman 0-152 1996 GothenburgE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
21. Miles vs E Agrest  1-062 1996 It (cat.12)A10 English
22. E Hermansson vs E Agrest  ½-½54 1997 Rilton Cup 9798B42 Sicilian, Kan
23. E Agrest vs V Zvjaginsev  ½-½53 1997 Cup European ClubA13 English
24. Acs vs E Agrest  1-043 1997 Budapest FS04 GMB06 Robatsch
25. J Stocek vs E Agrest ½-½70 1997 Budapest FS04 GMA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
 page 1 of 23; games 1-25 of 551  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:
Apr-07-05  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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