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Valerij Sergeyevich Popov
Number of games in database: 578
Years covered: 1990 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2532 (2529 rapid, 2574 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2595

Overall record: +183 -119 =213 (56.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 63 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 English (47) 
    A15 A13 A11 A14 A17
 King's Indian (34) 
    E92 E94 E91 E97 E70
 Slav (28) 
    D12 D15 D11 D14 D18
 Queen's Gambit Declined (20) 
    D38 D31 D30 D37 D39
 Queen's Pawn Game (19) 
    D02 A41 A45 A46 E00
 English, 1 c4 c5 (16) 
    A30 A34 A37 A33 A35
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (56) 
    B90 B97 B22 B92 B20
 Slav (43) 
    D10 D18 D11 D17 D12
 Sicilian Najdorf (36) 
    B90 B97 B92 B93 B95
 Queen's Gambit Declined (28) 
    D30 D31 D35 D38 D39
 Semi-Slav (25) 
    D45 D44 D46
 Caro-Kann (20) 
    B12 B18 B11 B10 B13
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   V S Popov vs Z Plenkovic, 2009 1-0
   P Vavrak vs V S Popov, 2009 0-1
   M Kobalia vs V S Popov, 2010 0-1
   V Malakhov vs V S Popov, 2005 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   77th St. Petersburg Championship (2004)
   Rilton Cup (2009)
   Corus Group C (2004)
   57th Russian Championship Qualifier (2004)
   It (open) St. Petersburg 300 (2003)
   European Club Cup (2005)
   6th European Individual Championship (2005)
   10th European Individual Championship (2009)
   European Individual Championship (2010)
   European Club Cup (2008)
   12th European Individual Championship (2011)
   European Individual Championship (2007)
   13th European Individual Championship (2012)
   Chigorin Memorial (2012)
   Chigorin Memorial (2013)

   🏆 Blitz World Championship
   A Esipenko vs V S Popov (Dec-30-18) 1/2-1/2, blitz
   V S Popov vs T L Petrosian (Dec-30-18) 0-1, blitz
   V S Popov vs M Oganian (Dec-30-18) 1-0, blitz
   M Yilmaz vs V S Popov (Dec-30-18) 0-1, blitz
   V S Popov vs B Amin (Dec-30-18) 0-1, blitz

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(born Sep-10-1974, 44 years old) Russia

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Grandmaster (1999); European Rapid Champion (2018)

Last updated: 2018-12-10 12:20:52

 page 1 of 25; games 1-25 of 614  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V S Popov vs V Vepkhvishvili  ½-½831990Open TetevenE60 King's Indian Defense
2. V S Popov vs Svidler 0-1401993St.Petersburg opD80 Grunfeld
3. V S Popov vs Tseshkovsky  0-1711993St Petersburg opA45 Queen's Pawn Game
4. A V Gorbatov vs V S Popov  0-1251993Memorial M.ChigorinC33 King's Gambit Accepted
5. Pushkov vs V S Popov  1-0511994Orel AF-ch, Cat.9A80 Dutch
6. V K Neverov vs V S Popov  1-0361994Orel AF-ch, Cat.9A80 Dutch
7. Khalifman vs V S Popov  ½-½191994Memorial M.ChigorinA80 Dutch
8. V S Popov vs N Legky  ½-½541994Orel AF-ch, Cat.9E00 Queen's Pawn Game
9. V S Popov vs V Komliakov  ½-½481994Orel AF-ch, Cat.9D13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
10. L Totsky vs V S Popov  1-0381994Orel AF-ch, Cat.9B20 Sicilian
11. Savon vs V S Popov  1-0421994Orel AF-ch, Cat.9E10 Queen's Pawn Game
12. Geller vs V S Popov  ½-½231994St PetersburgB06 Robatsch
13. V S Popov vs I Yagupov  1-0391994Orel AF-ch, Cat.9A21 English
14. S Kiselev vs V S Popov  1-0541994Orel AF-ch, Cat.9A88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
15. A V Gorbatov vs V S Popov  ½-½691994Orel AF-ch, Cat.9A10 English
16. V S Popov vs E Mukhametov  ½-½731994Orel AF-ch, Cat.9A13 English
17. V S Popov vs M Turov  ½-½961994St Petersburg opA15 English
18. V S Popov vs I Zaitsev  ½-½791994Orel AF-ch, Cat.9A45 Queen's Pawn Game
19. V S Popov vs Dreev 0-1401995RUS-chT KazanD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
20. A Riazantsev vs V S Popov  1-0741996Petrov MemorialA81 Dutch
21. A Rechinsky vs V S Popov  ½-½411996Petrov memB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
22. V S Popov vs Savon  ½-½111997White Nights opD21 Queen's Gambit Accepted
23. Savon vs V S Popov  ½-½121997St Petersburg-BE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
24. V S Popov vs Savon  ½-½461997St Petersburg-BA15 English
25. V S Popov vs Y Kruppa  1-0481998White NightsD53 Queen's Gambit Declined
 page 1 of 25; games 1-25 of 614  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-14-06  SickedChess: This chess player is huge fan of Drawnik but he can draw in just 5 moves!
Feb-16-06  SickedChess: Today Popov with white offer a draw to Efimenko but the GM from Ukraine decline and played for the win!
Feb-16-06  SickedChess: [Event "Aeroflot Open 2006"]
[Site "Moscow"]
[Date "2006/2/16"]
[Round "09"]
[White "Popov, Valerij"]
[Black "Efimenko, Zahar"]
[Result "0-1"]
[Board "14"]
[Input "DGT3890"]
[Owner "Association of Chess Federations, Moscow"]

1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e6 5. Nc3 Bb4 6. Qd3 Nf6 7. a3 Bc5 8. e3 O-O 9. Be2 Ne5 10. Qc2 b6 11. b4 Be7 12. f4 Ng6 13. h4 h5 14. Bd3 Bb7 15. Nf3 a5 16. Rb1 axb4 17. axb4 d5 18. Ng5 Qc8 19. Bxg6 fxg6 20. Qxg6 d4 21. Ne2 Qxc4 22. Nxd4 Bxb4+ 23. Kf2 Ra2+ 24. Rb2 Bd5 25. Kg3 Bc3 26. Rxa2 Qxa2 27. Ndf3 Qa4 28. Qd3 Rc8 29. Rd1 b5 30. Kh2 Ng4+ 31. Kg1 Nf6 32. Kh2 Qc4 33. Qxc4 bxc4 34. Kg3 Ra8 35. Bd2 Bb2 36. e4 Nxe4+ 37. Nxe4 Bxe4 0-1

Sep-10-06  BIDMONFA: Valerij Popov

POPOV, Valerij

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  sonia91: 2018 European rapid champion, congratulations!

Popov scored 10.5/13 and edged out Andrey Esipenko, Vahap Sanal and Luca Moroni Jr on tiebreak to take the gold:

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  sonia91: <2018 European rapid champion, congratulations!

Popov scored 10.5/13 [...]>

10 years ago, Popov took the silver medal in the same event with the same score of 10,5/13: (report by IM Iva Videnova)

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