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Pavel Smirnov
Number of games in database: 444
Years covered: 1997 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2564 (2573 rapid, 2546 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2641
Overall record: +160 -86 =165 (59.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      33 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (73) 
    B90 B33 B42 B46 B30
 Ruy Lopez (29) 
    C67 C78 C72 C97 C99
 Caro-Kann (17) 
    B12 B18 B19 B17
 Sicilian Najdorf (16) 
    B90 B96 B92
 French Defense (14) 
    C18 C11 C12 C10 C02
 Slav (13) 
    D10 D15 D16 D17
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (88) 
    B30 B33 B31 B51 B22
 Semi-Slav (22) 
    D45 D47 D43 D49 D44
 Nimzo Indian (18) 
    E21 E34 E32 E46 E39
 Sicilian Najdorf (15) 
    B90 B91 B93 B96 B94
 King's Indian (13) 
    E81 E97 E63 E73 E64
 Ruy Lopez (12) 
    C91 C67 C88 C65 C89
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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 Z Tsydypov, 2013 1-0
   P Smirnov vs A Belozerov, 2002 1-0
   P Smirnov vs Aronian, 2004 1-0
   P Smirnov vs S Sjugirov, 2014 1/2-1/2
   H Hayrapetyan vs P Smirnov, 2013 0-1
   P Smirnov vs D Solak, 2013 1-0
   S Kravtsov vs P Smirnov, 2012 0-1
   P Smirnov vs P Maletin, 2012 1-0

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

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Baku Open (2013)
   Russian Team Championship (2007)
   Russian Championships (2002)
   57th Russian Championship Qualifier (2004)
   Moscow Open (2007)
   Russian Team Championships (2011)
   Moscow Open (2013)
   Baku Open (2014)
   Russian Championship Higher League (2007)
   61st Russian Championship Higher League (2008)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   20th European Club Cup (2004)
   European Individual Championships (2007)
   European Clubs Cup (Men) (2003)
   6th European Individual Championship (2005)

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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 18; games 1-25 of 444  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  ½-½47 1999 RUS-ch sfC02 French, Advance
3. P Smirnov vs A Belozerov  1-037 1999 RUS-chT (club)C78 Ruy Lopez
4. Kharlov vs P Smirnov  1-044 2000 RUS-ch 53rdE64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
5. N Grunina vs P Smirnov  0-132 2001 6th Leg Russian CupB06 Robatsch
6. P Smirnov vs E Shaposhnikov  ½-½39 2001 RUS-ch U20B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
7. P Smirnov vs P Tregubov  ½-½45 2001 2nd European ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
8. P Smirnov vs M Kobalia  0-158 2001 2nd European ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
9. Epishin vs P Smirnov ½-½81 2001 54th ch-RUSE97 King's Indian
10. V Bachin vs P Smirnov  ½-½68 2001 6th Leg Russian CupB25 Sicilian, Closed
11. P Smirnov vs Xu Yuanyuan  1-033 2001 CHN-RUS Summit JuniorsB12 Caro-Kann Defense
12. P Smirnov vs S Kristjansson  0-138 2001 2nd European ChampionshipC18 French, Winawer
13. P Smirnov vs Filippov  1-068 2001 54th ch-RUSB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
14. P Smirnov vs P Maletin 0-131 2001 6th Leg Russian CupB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
15. P Smirnov vs D Bocharov  1-032 2001 RUS-ch U20E58 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3
16. P Smirnov vs K Aseev  ½-½8 2001 54th ch-RUSA04 Reti Opening
17. C Weiss vs P Smirnov  0-132 2001 2nd European ChampionshipA10 English
18. P Smirnov vs S Shipov  1-039 2001 54th ch-RUSB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
19. P Smirnov vs I Kurnosov  ½-½34 2001 6th Leg Russian CupA90 Dutch
20. Ni Hua vs P Smirnov  1-085 2001 CHN-RUS Summit JuniorsB30 Sicilian
21. Tiviakov vs P Smirnov  1-048 2001 2nd European ChampionshipB23 Sicilian, Closed
22. A Utnasunov vs P Smirnov  0-144 2001 54th ch-RUSB30 Sicilian
23. P Smirnov vs L Cyborowski  ½-½41 2001 2nd European ChampionshipC41 Philidor Defense
24. V Akselrod vs P Smirnov  ½-½15 2001 6th Leg Russian CupB08 Pirc, Classical
25. P Smirnov vs Bu Xiangzhi 0-161 2001 CHN-RUS Summit JuniorsB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
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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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