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Vadim Milov
Number of games in database: 637
Years covered: 1990 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2624 (2644 rapid, 2527 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2705
Overall record: +216 -107 =200 (60.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      114 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (97) 
    E49 E41 E43 E48 E46
 Slav (38) 
    D10 D12 D11 D13 D15
 Queen's Pawn Game (28) 
    A40 A45 A41 A50 E00
 Grunfeld (26) 
    D85 D94 D91 D86 D87
 Queen's Gambit Declined (23) 
    D35 D30 D31 D06 D37
 King's Indian (22) 
    E70 E73 E75 E77
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (119) 
    B42 B43 B40 B22 B30
 Sicilian Kan (58) 
    B42 B43 B41
 King's Indian (37) 
    E94 E63 E71 E60 E92
 Queen's Gambit Declined (27) 
    D38 D37 D30 D35
 Queen's Pawn Game (21) 
    A40 D02 E10 A45 A46
 Nimzo Indian (16) 
    E32 E51 E56 E58 E42
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   V Milov vs O Renet, 2002 1-0
   Anand vs V Milov, 1997 0-1
   Anand vs V Milov, 2005 0-1
   Korchnoi vs V Milov, 1994 0-1
   V Milov vs J Eriksson, 2000 1-0
   V Milov vs Judit Polgar, 2001 1-0
   Tiviakov vs V Milov, 1998 1/2-1/2
   P Smirnov vs V Milov, 2005 0-1
   Galego vs V Milov, 2007 1/2-1/2
   V Milov vs Ulf Andersson, 1997 1-0

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

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   XVI Carlos Torre Memorial (2003)
   Gibtelecom (2009)
   11th Ordix Open (2004)
   XVII Torre Memorial Knockout (2004)
   Baku Chess Festival (2007)
   XV Carlos Torre (2002)
   5th Gibraltar Chess Festival (2007)
   5th Individual European Chess Championship (2004)
   HB Global Chess Challenge (2005)
   6th European Individual Championship (2005)
   President's Cup (2008)
   Canadian Open (2007)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   Euro Club Cup (2008)
   34th World Open (2006)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Biel 1995 by suenteus po 147
   Biel 1996 by suenteus po 147
   Biel 2000 by suenteus po 147
   Intel Rapid Chess Grand Prix 1994 - Paris by amadeus

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(born Aug-01-1972, 42 years old) Russia (citizen of Switzerland)

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Vadim Milov was born in Ufa*. Following the collapse of the USSR he relocated to Israel, before finally settling in Switzerland in 1996. He has been the highest-rated Swiss player for many years and has been ranked as high as 22nd in the world (on the FIDE rating lists of July and October 2004). Recent tournament successes include joint first places at Santo Domingo 2003, Geneva 2004, and the U.S. Open of 2005. He also won the Corsica Masters International Rapid (2005) by defeating Viswanathan Anand in the finals, and the 2007 Chicago Open after defeating Yury Shulman in an Armageddon tiebreaker.

*Wikipedia article: Ufa

Wikipedia article: Vadim Milov

 page 1 of 26; games 1-25 of 637  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. V Milov vs Kramnik 0-135 1990 Ch URS (juniors)D00 Queen's Pawn Game
2. V Milov vs Rublevsky 1-041 1990 SochiD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
3. E Maljutin vs V Milov  0-135 1990 URS-ch U20B30 Sicilian
4. V Milov vs Bronstein  1-040 1991 Rishon le ZionE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
5. V Milov vs V Beim  0-128 1991 Rishon Le ZiyyonB07 Pirc
6. E Kahn vs V Milov  0-141 1992 Wch U20D43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. B Alterman vs V Milov  0-175 1992 ISR-chD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
8. V Milov vs B Annakov  1-066 1992 Wch U20A81 Dutch
9. V Milov vs Z Gofshtein  ½-½39 1992 ISR-chB06 Robatsch
10. V Milov vs G Michelakis  0-128 1992 Wch U20E20 Nimzo-Indian
11. V Milov vs E Porper  1-040 1992 ISR-chD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
12. V Milov vs P H Nielsen  1-045 1992 Wch U20E25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
13. Y Stisis vs V Milov  0-141 1992 ISR-chB32 Sicilian
14. F Unzicker vs V Milov  0-153 1993 Budapest FS09 GMD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
15. E Ungureanu vs V Milov  0-155 1993 Zillertal opA45 Queen's Pawn Game
16. V Milov vs L Espig  ½-½33 1993 Berliner SommerA53 Old Indian
17. R Shcherbakov vs V Milov  1-038 1993 Paris-chE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
18. S Smagin vs V Milov  1-030 1993 Heraklio opB22 Sicilian, Alapin
19. V Milov vs R Soffer  ½-½45 1993 Budapest FS09 GME25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
20. V Milov vs Schmittdiel  ½-½60 1993 Zillertal opE20 Nimzo-Indian
21. V Milov vs Hoi  1-042 1993 Berliner SommerB06 Robatsch
22. V Satta vs V Milov  0-157 1993 Paris-chA07 King's Indian Attack
23. R Shabtai vs V Milov  0-142 1993 Budapest FS09 GMB32 Sicilian
24. V Milov vs A Kveinys  0-149 1993 Zillertal opB40 Sicilian
25. Hertneck vs V Milov  1-043 1993 Zillertal opD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
 page 1 of 26; games 1-25 of 637  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Aug-09-05  stijn: Open letter from this guy at Seems like he got a really unfair treatment by FIDE. Too bad this had to happen to such a strong grandmaster.
Aug-09-05  euripides: <nikolaas> I always thought the sixth line was 'kaum einen Hauch' ?
Aug-09-05  euripides: Lessing's reference to the queen suggests he was thinking of the European rather than Arab rules.
Nov-06-05  Poisonpawns: Good job from Milov in winning Corsica Masters 2005 and totally destroying Anand in the finals.
Nov-06-05  mrbasso: totally destroying Anand?
He was totally lost in game 4.
19.Rac1 => finito
Nov-06-05  PinkPanther: <mrbasso>
The same could be said for Anand about the second rapid game.
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  Chnebelgrind: An unbelievable effort of Milov. He not only defeated Anand but also Judit Polgar and the winner of Dortmund 2005 Arkadi Naiditsch. Milov has very strong nerves. I remember a game of the FIDE WC V Milov vs Judit Polgar, 2001 where I didn't believe that he would come through.
Nov-06-05  Udit Narayan: It doesn't seem like anything will stand in his way from reaching the 2700 mark.
Nov-13-05  DutchDunce: Criminey. Any thoughts of bringing this guy up for Mainz 2006? With a 4-1 lifetime record vs. Vishy, he could be the most dangerous opponent of all.
Nov-13-05  ughaibu: DutchDunce: That's a good nostalgic word, thanks.
Jul-06-06  BIDMONFA: Vadim Milov

MILOV, Vadim

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  Peligroso Patzer: In addition to the tournament successes listed in Milov's bio, he was equal first at the World Open last month but lost a tie-break game to Gata Kamsky.
Aug-05-06  WTHarvey: Here is a little collection of crucial positions from Vadim's games:
Oct-01-06  WTHarvey: Vadim Milov jumped from #98 to #47 on the Oct FIDE rating list with a gain of 37 rating points for the quarter.
May-29-07  Resignation Trap: Milov won the 2007 Chicago Open this weekend: after defeating Yury Shulman in an Armaggedon tiebreak game.
Aug-01-07  geraldo8187: alright, i do share a birthday with a famous chess player
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  jon01: He is apparently going to join the "2700 Club".
Jun-05-08  percyblakeney: Milov is around a hundred points ahead of Pelletier even if it was the latter that was given the Swiss Grand Prix spot. Milov shared first with Karpov in Biel 1996 but never plays in top tournaments nowadays. He is a member of the 2700 club at the moment and will maybe get more invitations to strong events.
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  waustad: After +1 in the World Open, his rating will take a serious hit. Losses to people rated 300-400 points lower can't help.
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  jon01: He was beaten by IM Justin Sarkar in World Open.
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  sisyphus: Vadim Milov gave a simul in Arlington, Virginia, yesterday. It was after he finished with the match with Rybka hosted by IM Larry Kaufman.

He said he was born in the Urals. There were no good coaches there, and when he left the Soviet Union at 18, he was "not a very good player".

He's a quiet guy, a little shy, and sometimes intense. His playing style strikes me as smooth and patient.

The word on the street is that he doesn't get along with the Swiss Chess Federation. Maybe that's why Pelletier gets more high-profile invitations.

Oct-18-08  Daodejing: Milov won against Rybka



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  sisyphus: To be fair, Milov won last month's Rybka match 4.5 - 3.5, though most games were handicapped.

Rybka scored 1.5/2 (both games with Black) at even strength. GM Milov scored 1.5/2 (both games with White) receiving odds of a pawn. And he scored 2.5/4 receiving Exchange odds.

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  wordfunph: <jon01: He is apparently going to join the "2700 Club".>

2705 during the July 2008 FIDE Rating List..

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  Penguincw: Happy 42nd birthday to GM Vadim Milov.
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