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Pavel Kotsur
Number of games in database: 313
Years covered: 1991 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2552 (2594 rapid, 2565 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2600
Overall record: +110 -47 =112 (61.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      44 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (52) 
    B45 B32 B52 B84 B50
 English (18) 
    A13 A15 A17 A16 A14
 Sicilian Taimanov (8) 
    B45 B47 B46 B48
 Scotch Game (8) 
 King's Indian (8) 
    E60 E61 E62 E69 E75
 English, 1 c4 e5 (7) 
    A20 A29 A22 A25
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (52) 
    B42 B58 B51 B22 B23
 Queen's Pawn Game (20) 
    A40 A46 A45 A41 D05
 Nimzo Indian (18) 
    E38 E32 E43 E21 E47
 Sicilian Kan (10) 
    B42 B43 B41
 French Defense (9) 
    C11 C02 C18 C16 C00
 Modern Benoni (8) 
    A61 A67 A68 A64
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   P Kotsur vs Bologan, 2004 1-0
   H Porth vs P Kotsur, 2001 0-1
   P Kotsur vs E Iturrizaga, 2011 1-0
   P Kotsur vs T L Petrosian, 2009 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2001)
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Piloo Mody Open (2004)
   Asian Nations Cup (2014)
   Asian Chess Championship (2005)
   8th Dubai Open (2006)
   World Cities Team Championship (2012)
   Dubai Open (2008)
   Aeroflot Open (2009)
   It (open) St. Petersburg 300 (2003)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   Olympiad (2008)
   3rd Aeroflot Festival (2004)
   Aeroflot Open (2011)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)

   P Kotsur vs B Askarov (Jun-19-16) 0-1, blitz
   B Askarov vs P Kotsur (Jun-19-16) 0-1, blitz
   P Kotsur vs Grischuk (Jun-18-16) 0-1, blitz
   Grischuk vs P Kotsur (Jun-18-16) 1-0, blitz
   P Kotsur vs R Khusnutdinov (Jun-18-16) 1/2-1/2, blitz

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(born Jan-03-1974, 43 years old) Kazakhstan

[what is this?]
IM in 1993, GM in 1996. Rated 2607 in July 2004. FIDE Arbiter 2009. ICC: Pashket. Played in 6 olympiads 1994-2002 and 2008 Asian Team Ch 1995, 1999 and 2003, and in World Team Ch 1997 (board 1). Knocked out in 1st round of FIDE World Ch four times (1999, 2002, 2004 and 2005). 2nd (shared) in Abu Dhabi Masters 2003, 1st in Kaz/Uzb Zonal 2003, 1st in Pavlodar Open (Kazakhstan) Dec. 2007, 3rd in Parsvnath Open Jan. 2010. The Kazakhstan team chose him for their coach/captain for the 2012 Olympiad and he is also a FIDE Arbiter.

Wikipedia article: Pavel Kotsur

 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 313  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Glek vs P Kotsur  1-054 1991 AzovB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
2. P Kotsur vs D Rogozenco  1-073 1991 URS-chTB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
3. P Kotsur vs Morozevich  0-140 1992 URS-ch U18E60 King's Indian Defense
4. P Kotsur vs Savon  1-058 1993 KurganB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
5. Rublevsky vs P Kotsur  ½-½23 1993 KurganB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
6. S Galdunts vs P Kotsur  1-054 1994 Kurgan, RUSB53 Sicilian
7. P Kotsur vs Rublevsky  0-147 1994 Kurgan, RUSB40 Sicilian
8. A Pugachov vs P Kotsur  ½-½9 1994 Kurgan, RUSC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4
9. P Kotsur vs E Pospelov  1-039 1994 Kurgan, RUSB08 Pirc, Classical
10. E Mochalov vs P Kotsur  1-032 1994 Kurgan, RUSA67 Benoni, Taimanov Variation
11. A Obukhov vs P Kotsur  ½-½28 1994 Kurgan, RUSD72 Neo-Grunfeld,, Main line
12. P Kotsur vs V Predein  1-035 1994 Kurgan, RUSB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
13. Balashov vs P Kotsur  ½-½50 1994 KurganB23 Sicilian, Closed
14. P Kotsur vs B Avrukh  ½-½34 1994 Kurgan, RUSB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
15. P Kotsur vs D Chuprikov  1-045 1994 Kurgan, RUSC41 Philidor Defense
16. Nunn vs P Kotsur  0-164 1994 Moscow olmB27 Sicilian
17. P Kotsur vs B Alterman  ½-½51 1994 Moscow ol (Men)B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
18. P Kotsur vs Ftacnik  ½-½19 1994 Moscow olm KAZ-SVKB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
19. P Kotsur vs Z Rahman  ½-½43 1994 Moscow ol (Men)B30 Sicilian
20. Balashov vs P Kotsur  ½-½63 1995 KurganB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
21. P Kotsur vs Yurtaev  1-037 1995 It (cat.10)C45 Scotch Game
22. M Saltaev vs P Kotsur 1-025 1995 It (open), IIIB27 Sicilian
23. Kupreichik vs P Kotsur  0-161 1995 KurganB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
24. P Kotsur vs P Corbin  1-029 1996 Yerevan ol (Men)C40 King's Knight Opening
25. B Lalic vs P Kotsur 0-140 1997 WchT 4thA67 Benoni, Taimanov Variation
 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 313  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  PizzatheHut: I see that GM Kotsur is from Kazakhstan. Pardon my ignorance, but could anyone help me with some other GM's that are from Kazakhstan as well?
Mar-09-06  iron maiden: Darmen Sadvakasov of course. For a list of others, you can check the FIDE site:
Premium Chessgames Member
  PizzatheHut: Thanks man, I appreciate it.
May-02-09  BIDMONFA: Pavel Kotsur


Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: GM Pavel Kotsur, Kazakhstan, born 3 January 1974. Now rated 2568,

IM in 1993. GM in 1996. Rated 2607 in July 2004. FIDE Arbiter 2009. ICC: Pashket

Played in the olympiads 1994 (board 3), 1996 (1st reserve), 1998 (bd. 3), 2000 (bd. 1), 2002 (bd. 1) and 2008 (bd. 2, 6.5/10), Asian Team Ch 1995 (bd. 3), 1999 (bd. 2) and 2003 (bd. 2), and in World Team Ch 1997 (board 1).

Kazakhstani vice champion 2002 (and more?). Knocked out in 1st round of FIDE World Ch four times (1999, 2002, 2004 and 2005).

Placed 4th in Kazakhstan Ch 2003, 2nd (shared) in Abu Dhabi Masters 2003, 1st in Kaz/Uzb Zonal 2003, 6th in Piloo Mody Open (India) Oct. 2004, 10th in Abu Dhabi Open Aug. 2005, 4th in ONGC Cup (India) March 2006, 2nd in in Kazakhstan Ch Aug. 2006, 11th in Dubai Open April 2007, 1st in Pavlodar Open (Kazakhstan) Dec. 2007, 34th in Moscow Open A Feb. 2009,

3rd in Parsvnath Open 14-22 Jan. 2010:

Biographies: (in Polish)

Pictures: http://iulianceausescu.files.wordpr...

Feb-04-11  Don Cossacks: The Kotsur-Zhou Weiqi game in Moscow Open 2011 was ambiguous.White was obviously winning but it was 0-1 any clarifications?

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