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Pavel Smirnov
Number of games in database: 473
Years covered: 1997 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2589 (2611 rapid, 2571 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2641

Overall record: +161 -87 =167 (58.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 58 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (73) 
    B90 B33 B42 B46 B32
 Ruy Lopez (30) 
    C67 C78 C72 C91 C97
 Caro-Kann (17) 
    B12 B18 B19 B17
 Sicilian Najdorf (16) 
    B90 B92 B96
 Slav (16) 
    D10 D15 D16 D17
 French Defense (14) 
    C18 C11 C12 C10 C02
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (91) 
    B33 B30 B31 B51 B22
 Semi-Slav (22) 
    D45 D47 D43 D44 D49
 Nimzo Indian (20) 
    E32 E34 E21 E46 E37
 Sicilian Najdorf (15) 
    B90 B91 B93 B94 B92
 King's Indian (13) 
    E81 E63 E97 E73 E64
 Slav (12) 
    D12 D15 D17 D19 D14
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   P Smirnov vs Rublevsky, 2004 1-0
   Aronian vs P Smirnov, 2004 0-1
   P Smirnov vs Aronian, 2004 1-0
   P Smirnov vs A Belozerov, 2002 1-0
   P Smirnov vs Z Tsydypov, 2013 1-0
   P Smirnov vs S Arslanov, 2009 1-0
   P Smirnov vs A A Kharitonov, 2007 1-0
   P Smirnov vs Aronian, 2004 1/2-1/2
   P Smirnov vs Aronian, 2004 1/2-1/2
   Aronian vs P Smirnov, 2004 1/2-1/2

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

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Baku Open (2013)
   Russian Championships (2002)
   Moscow Open (2007)
   Russian Team Championships (2011)
   Russian Team Championship (2007)
   Russian Team Championships (2012)
   57th Russian Championship Qualifier (2004)
   Moscow Open (2013)
   Baku Open (2014)
   21st European Club Cup (2005)
   59th Russian Championship (2006)
   6th European Individual Championship (2005)
   Aeroflot Open (2005)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   European Individual Championships (2007)

   Jakovenko vs P Smirnov (Dec-08-16) 1-0
   P Smirnov vs Jakovenko (Dec-07-16) 1/2-1/2
   P Smirnov vs A Timofeev (Dec-06-16) 1/2-1/2
   A Timofeev vs P Smirnov (Dec-05-16) 0-1
   D Dubov vs P Smirnov (Dec-03-16) 1/2-1/2, rapid

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(born Apr-27-1982, 34 years old) Russia
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Grandmaster, who was born in Mezhdurechensk*. 2nd in the 2002 Russian Championship and =1st (4th on tiebreak) at the 17th Petr Izmailov Memorial 2013 and outright first at the Baku Open (2013).

*Wikipedia article: Mezhdurechensk, Kemerovo Oblast

 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 473  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. P Smirnov vs Chiburdanidze 0-138 1997 RUS-Cup5B12 Caro-Kann Defense
2. P Smirnov vs A Belozerov  1-037 1999 RUS-chT (club)C78 Ruy Lopez
3. P Smirnov vs A Belozerov  ½-½47 1999 RUS-ch sfC02 French, Advance
4. Kharlov vs P Smirnov  1-044 2000 RUS-ch 53rdE64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
5. P Smirnov vs E Shaposhnikov  ½-½39 2001 RUS-ch U20B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
6. P Smirnov vs D Bocharov  1-032 2001 RUS-ch U20E58 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3
7. P Smirnov vs Motylev  0-121 2001 54th ch-RUSD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
8. A Utnasunov vs P Smirnov  0-144 2001 54th ch-RUSB30 Sicilian
9. P Smirnov vs Filippov  1-068 2001 54th ch-RUSB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
10. E Pigusov vs P Smirnov  ½-½22 2001 54th ch-RUSE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
11. P Smirnov vs Dolmatov  1-034 2001 54th ch-RUSC18 French, Winawer
12. M Kobalia vs P Smirnov  1-044 2001 54th ch-RUSE97 King's Indian
13. P Smirnov vs S Shipov  1-039 2001 54th ch-RUSB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. Epishin vs P Smirnov ½-½81 2001 54th ch-RUSE97 King's Indian
15. P Smirnov vs K Aseev  ½-½8 2001 54th ch-RUSA04 Reti Opening
16. P Smirnov vs P Tregubov  ½-½45 2001 2nd European ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
17. Ehlvest vs P Smirnov  ½-½33 2001 2nd European ChampionshipE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
18. P Smirnov vs V Zvjaginsev  ½-½36 2001 2nd European ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
19. Tiviakov vs P Smirnov  1-048 2001 2nd European ChampionshipB23 Sicilian, Closed
20. P Smirnov vs S Kristjansson  0-138 2001 2nd European ChampionshipC18 French, Winawer
21. M Mitkov vs P Smirnov  0-146 2001 2nd European ChampionshipE81 King's Indian, Samisch
22. Korchnoi vs P Smirnov  1-046 2001 2nd European ChampionshipE73 King's Indian
23. P Smirnov vs T Likavsky  1-048 2001 2nd European ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
24. C Weiss vs P Smirnov  0-132 2001 2nd European ChampionshipA10 English
25. P Smirnov vs M Kobalia  0-158 2001 2nd European ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 473  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-05-04  narwhal: Awwww...! has chosen Pavel Smirnov to be the "player of the day." Smirnov, unfortunately, has the distinction of being Teimour Radjbaov's "whipping boy" (although to be sure, you can't use games played at non-classical time controls to prove that)....Awwww...! ought to be commended for today's choice...=)
Dec-05-04  Swindler: I wonder if he is better than Beer ?
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  tamar: Maybe not better, but certainly stronger!
Dec-05-04  BradMajors: narwhal, your comment made absolutely no sense.
Anyway I remember seeing Smirnov still an IM and over 2600. What is the highest IM rating ever?
Dec-05-04  narwhal: Of course my comment made total 100% sense. I was just joking about his "lame" performance against Radjabov in the 2004 FIDE WCC. It's like poking fun at Pedro Martinez of the Boston Red Sox (we in the Ukraine are big American baseball fans) for saying that "Curt Schilling is my daddy."
Dec-05-04  narwhal: Yes, I mean 100% sense. =)
Dec-05-04  BradMajors: how was it lame? 5 draws, one win. "Whipping boy".?
Oct-17-05  sitzkrieg: <his "lame" performance > lol
Apr-26-06  BIDMONFA: Pavel Smirnov


Apr-03-09  Dredge Rivers: Why doesn't his brother Yakov have an entry? :)
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  Penguincw: Pretend the date on this post is June 4th:

Congrats to 8th seed GM Pavel Smirnov (2588) for remaining one of just 2 players still perfect through 4 rounds of the Mumbai Open. The first 3 rounds were easy, and in R4, he beat 15th seed GM Vitaly Sivuk (2491). Tomorrow, he'll face the other perfect player: 1st seed Dmitry Kokarev (2639) with black.

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