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Pavel Smirnov
Number of games in database: 431
Years covered: 1997 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2611 (2671 rapid, 2532 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2641
Overall record: +158 -86 =162 (58.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      25 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (73) 
    B90 B33 B42 B46 B35
 Ruy Lopez (29) 
    C67 C78 C72 C97 C91
 Caro-Kann (17) 
    B12 B18 B17 B19
 Sicilian Najdorf (16) 
    B90 B96 B92
 French Defense (14) 
    C18 C11 C10 C12 C02
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (13) 
    C97 C91 C99 C95 C87
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (85) 
    B30 B33 B31 B51 B22
 Semi-Slav (21) 
    D45 D47 D43 D49 D44
 Nimzo Indian (17) 
    E21 E32 E34 E46 E39
 Sicilian Najdorf (14) 
    B90 B91 B96 B92 B97
 King's Indian (13) 
    E81 E97 E63 E73 E92
 Ruy Lopez (12) 
    C91 C67 C88 C78 C65
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   P Smirnov vs Rublevsky, 2004 1-0
   H Hayrapetyan vs P Smirnov, 2013 0-1
   P Smirnov vs A Belozerov, 2002 1-0
   P Smirnov vs S Sjugirov, 2014 1/2-1/2
   Aronian vs P Smirnov, 2004 0-1
   Aronian vs P Smirnov, 2004 1/2-1/2
   P Smirnov vs D Solak, 2013 1-0
   S Kravtsov vs P Smirnov, 2012 0-1
   P Smirnov vs P Maletin, 2012 1-0
   P Smirnov vs V Zvjaginsev, 2011 1/2-1/2

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

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Baku Open (2013)
   Russian Team Championship (2007)
   57th Russian Championship Qualifier (2004)
   Moscow Open (2007)
   Russian Team Championships (2011)
   Russian Team Championships (2012)
   Moscow Open (2013)
   21st European Club Cup (2005)
   61st Russian Championship Higher League (2008)
   59th Russian Championship (2006)
   European Clubs Cup (Men) (2003)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   6th European Individual Championship (2005)
   European Individual Championships (2007)
   20th European Club Cup (2004)

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PAVEL SMIRNOV
(born Apr-27-1982, 32 years old) Russia
PRONUNCIATION:
[what is this?]
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 432  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. V Akselrod vs P Smirnov  ½-½15 2001 6th Leg Russian CupB08 Pirc, Classical
6. P Smirnov vs Bu Xiangzhi 0-161 2001 CHN-RUS Summit JuniorsB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
7. P Smirnov vs T Likavsky  1-048 2001 2nd IECCB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
8. M Kobalia vs P Smirnov  1-044 2001 54th ch-RUSE97 King's Indian
9. P Kazakov vs P Smirnov  0-152 2001 6th Leg Russian CupE92 King's Indian
10. Bu Xiangzhi vs P Smirnov  1-032 2001 CHN-RUS Summit JuniorsE81 King's Indian, Samisch
11. P Smirnov vs V Zvjaginsev  ½-½36 2001 2nd IECCB12 Caro-Kann Defense
12. P Smirnov vs Motylev  0-121 2001 54th ch-RUSD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. P Smirnov vs E Postny  ½-½47 2001 EuChJun BoysC67 Ruy Lopez
14. O Dancevski vs P Smirnov  0-141 2001 2nd IECCE70 King's Indian
15. P Smirnov vs R Popov  1-030 2001 6th Leg Russian CupC12 French, McCutcheon
16. P Smirnov vs Ni Hua 1-049 2001 CHN-RUS Summit JuniorsB42 Sicilian, Kan
17. Korchnoi vs P Smirnov  1-046 2001 2nd IECCE73 King's Indian
18. P Smirnov vs Dolmatov  1-034 2001 54th ch-RUSC18 French, Winawer
19. P Smirnov vs I Zarezenko  1-031 2001 6th Leg Russian CupC18 French, Winawer
20. Ehlvest vs P Smirnov  ½-½33 2001 2nd IECCE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
21. D Stojanovski vs P Smirnov  1-042 2001 2nd IECCB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
22. P Smirnov vs R Shushpanov  1-036 2001 6th Leg Russian CupB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
23. Xu Yuanyuan vs P Smirnov  0-154 2001 CHN-RUS Summit JuniorsD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. M Mitkov vs P Smirnov  0-146 2001 2nd IECCE81 King's Indian, Samisch
25. E Pigusov vs P Smirnov  ½-½22 2001 54th ch-RUSE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 432  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-05-04  narwhal: Awwww...! Chessgames.com 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...! Chessgames.com ought to be commended for today's choice...=)
Dec-05-04  Swindler: I wonder if he is better than Beer ?
Dec-05-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  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

SMIRNOV, Pavel
http://www.bidmonfa.com/smirnov_pav...
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Apr-03-09  Dredge Rivers: Why doesn't his brother Yakov have an entry? :)
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