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Pavel Smirnov
Number of games in database: 427
Years covered: 1997 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2611 (2671 rapid, 2532 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2641
Overall record: +156 -85 =161 (58.8%)*
   * 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.

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
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (13) 
    C97 C99 C95 C87 C91
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (84) 
    B30 B33 B31 B22 B51
 Semi-Slav (21) 
    D45 D47 D43 D49 D44
 Nimzo Indian (17) 
    E21 E32 E46 E34 E39
 Sicilian Najdorf (14) 
    B90 B91 B96 B94 B99
 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
   H Hayrapetyan vs P Smirnov, 2013 0-1
   P Smirnov vs A Belozerov, 2002 1-0
   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
   P Smirnov vs Dreev, 2009 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)
   57th Russian Championship Qualifier (2004)
   Russian Championships (2002)
   Moscow Open (2007)
   Russian Team Championships (2011)
   Moscow Open (2013)
   Russian Championship Higher League (2007)
   59th Russian Championship (2006)
   61st Russian Championship Higher League (2008)
   European Clubs Cup (Men) (2003)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   20th European Club Cup (2004)
   6th European Individual Championship (2005)
   European Individual Championships (2007)

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(born Apr-27-1982, 32 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 427  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. P Smirnov vs P Tregubov  ½-½45 2001 2nd IECCB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
6. P Smirnov vs M Kobalia  0-158 2001 2nd IECCB06 Robatsch
7. Epishin vs P Smirnov ½-½81 2001 54th ch-RUSE97 King's Indian
8. V Bachin vs P Smirnov  ½-½68 2001 6th Leg Russian CupB25 Sicilian, Closed
9. P Smirnov vs Xu Yuanyuan  1-033 2001 CHN-RUS Summit JuniorsB12 Caro-Kann Defense
10. P Smirnov vs S Kristjansson  0-138 2001 2nd IECCC18 French, Winawer
11. P Smirnov vs Filippov  1-068 2001 54th ch-RUSB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
12. P Smirnov vs P Maletin 0-131 2001 6th Leg Russian CupB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
13. P Smirnov vs D Bocharov  1-032 2001 RUS-ch U20E58 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3
14. P Smirnov vs K Aseev  ½-½8 2001 54th ch-RUSA04 Reti Opening
15. C Weiss vs P Smirnov  0-132 2001 2nd IECCA10 English
16. P Smirnov vs S Shipov  1-039 2001 54th ch-RUSB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
17. P Smirnov vs I Kurnosov  ½-½34 2001 6th Leg Russian CupA90 Dutch
18. Ni Hua vs P Smirnov  1-085 2001 CHN-RUS Summit JuniorsB30 Sicilian
19. Tiviakov vs P Smirnov  1-048 2001 2nd IECCB23 Sicilian, Closed
20. A Utnasunov vs P Smirnov  0-144 2001 54th ch-RUSB30 Sicilian
21. P Smirnov vs L Cyborowski  ½-½41 2001 2nd IECCC41 Philidor Defense
22. V Akselrod vs P Smirnov  ½-½15 2001 6th Leg Russian CupB08 Pirc, Classical
23. P Smirnov vs Bu Xiangzhi 0-161 2001 CHN-RUS Summit JuniorsB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
24. P Smirnov vs T Likavsky  1-048 2001 2nd IECCB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
25. M Kobalia vs P Smirnov  1-044 2001 54th ch-RUSE97 King's Indian
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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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