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I Kurnosov 
 
Igor Kurnosov
Number of games in database: 530
Years covered: 2000 to 2013
Last FIDE rating: 2649
Highest rating achieved in database: 2676
Overall record: +166 -83 =218 (58.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      63 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (95) 
    B30 B42 B32 B96 B97
 French Defense (38) 
    C11 C18 C10 C12 C16
 Ruy Lopez (32) 
    C65 C67 C78 C92 C93
 Caro-Kann (23) 
    B12 B14
 French (21) 
    C11 C10 C12
 Sicilian Najdorf (16) 
    B96 B97 B94 B99 B90
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (65) 
    B90 B22 B81 B51 B30
 Grunfeld (59) 
    D85 D97 D70 D86 D80
 King's Indian (32) 
    E60 E62 E81 E92 E83
 Ruy Lopez (19) 
    C67 C78 C65 C91 C88
 English (15) 
    A15 A16 A10
 Sicilian Scheveningen (13) 
    B81 B84 B80 B82 B83
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   I Kurnosov vs M Dzhumaev, 2008 1-0
   Mamedyarov vs I Kurnosov, 2009 0-1
   Onischuk vs I Kurnosov, 2009 0-1
   I Kurnosov vs V A Loginov, 2002 1-0
   V Papin vs I Kurnosov, 2011 0-1
   A Chudinovskikh vs I Kurnosov, 2009 0-1
   S Martinovic vs I Kurnosov, 2011 0-1
   Z Kozul vs I Kurnosov, 2010 0-1
   A Potapov vs I Kurnosov, 2010 0-1
   I Kurnosov vs P Anisimov, 2009 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Harmonie (2003)
   6th European Individual Championship (2005)
   European Individual Championships (2007)
   10th European Individual Championship (2009)
   Hastings Chess Congress (2009)
   62nd Russian Championship Higher League (2009)
   Moscow Open (2010)
   European Individual Championships (2010)
   Russian Team Championships (2011)
   Russian Chess Championships Higher League (2012)
   Bundesliga (2012)
   28th European Club Cup (2012)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
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IGOR KURNOSOV
(born May-30-1985, died Aug-08-2013) Russia
PRONUNCIATION:
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GM Igor Kurnosov was born in Chelyabinsk, Russia.

A string of strong tournament performances, such as his victory at the Arctic Chess Challenge in 2008 and the Hastings Chess Congress (2009), saw his Elo rating skyrocket, peaking at 2680 in May 2010, when he was number 52 in the world. Winner of the 6th Gubernators Cup 2010, the Politiken Cup 2011, the Nakhchivan Open in May 2013 and the Masters Tournament of the Abu Dhabi Chess Festival in July 2013. His final tournament was the Biel Masters tournament, which finished on 2 August 2013.

Kurnosov was struck and killed by a car on August 8, 2013.

Links to two eulogies are at http://pogonina.com/index.php?optio... and at http://chessbase.com/Home/TabId/211....

Wikipedia article: Igor Kurnosov


 page 1 of 22; games 1-25 of 530  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. A Korotylev vs I Kurnosov  1-035 2000 Chigorin mem opE74 King's Indian, Averbakh, 6...c5
2. G Sargissian vs I Kurnosov  ½-½23 2000 RUS-CupA05 Reti Opening
3. A Lugovoi vs I Kurnosov  1-035 2000 Chigorin MemorialE92 King's Indian
4. I Kurnosov vs O Taranenko  1-058 2001 White NightsB40 Sicilian
5. I Kurnosov vs A Timofeev  0-129 2001 5th Russian Cup FinalB07 Pirc
6. P Smirnov vs I Kurnosov  ½-½34 2001 6th Leg Russian CupA90 Dutch
7. I Kurnosov vs A Ubushiev  1-035 2001 RUS-ch U18B39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
8. D Kokarev vs I Kurnosov  ½-½37 2001 7th Stage Russian CupB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
9. A Galliamova vs I Kurnosov 1-063 2001 5th Russian Cup FinalA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
10. D Andreikin vs I Kurnosov  ½-½80 2001 White NightsB32 Sicilian
11. A Shomoev vs I Kurnosov  ½-½24 2001 6th Leg Russian CupB32 Sicilian
12. I Kurnosov vs V Burmakin  ½-½16 2001 7th Stage Russian CupC10 French
13. Potkin vs I Kurnosov  1-063 2001 White NightsB30 Sicilian
14. Filippov vs I Kurnosov  ½-½56 2001 5th Russian Cup FinalE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
15. I Kurnosov vs A Khasin  1-074 2001 6th Leg Russian CupB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
16. I Kurnosov vs B Savchenko  1-041 2001 RUS-ch U16B32 Sicilian
17. I Kurnosov vs A Akhmetov  ½-½26 2001 7th Stage Russian CupC53 Giuoco Piano
18. I Kurnosov vs V Burmakin 0-143 2001 5th Russian Cup FinalB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
19. I Kurnosov vs K Alagulian  0-136 2001 White NightsB23 Sicilian, Closed
20. D Yevseev vs I Kurnosov  ½-½44 2001 5th Russian Cup FinalE70 King's Indian
21. I Kurnosov vs D Bocharov  ½-½21 2001 6th Leg Russian CupB56 Sicilian
22. V Yandemirov vs I Kurnosov  ½-½14 2001 7th Stage Russian CupB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
23. A Eliseev vs I Kurnosov  1-044 2001 White NightsA80 Dutch
24. I Kurnosov vs V Popov  0-140 2001 5th Russian Cup FinalB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
25. I Kurnosov vs A Fominyh  1-044 2001 6th Leg Russian CupB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
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May-30-06  BIDMONFA: Igor Kurnosov

KURNOSOV, Igor
http://www.bidmonfa.com/kurnosov_ig...
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May-30-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: Happy Birthday Igor!
Aug-10-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Igor Kurnosov from Russia was born on May 30th, 1985 in the large industrial city of South Ural Chelyabinsk. His daddy taught him chess when he only was 4 years old. When at age 8 he started to study chess regularly and when he was 9 he started tournament play. He achieved the International Master title when he was 15 years old, and became a Grand Master (GM) when he was 18.

Kurnosov have finished the South Ural State University education on the speciality "Economy and management". Now he is taking a postgraduate course and participation in chess tournaments abroad and in Russia. At leisure he likes to communicate with friends, read books, play football and swim.

In 2003 he became the Champion of Russia under 18. In 2004 as a member of the Russian team he became World Champion among students. Among his many tournament victories are Groningen 2003, Bad Wiessee Open 2004, Politiken Cup 2005, Inautomarket 2006 in Minsk, 4 stages Cup of Russia 2006, New Delhi Open 2008 and Moscow Open 2008. He was a finalist at the Russian Cup 2006, and took a strong 7.5 out of 11 at the European Championship 2007.

Kurnosov has a sharp attacking style playing 1.e4 as white and using defences like the Sicilian, Marshall, the Kings Indian and the Grünfeld with black.

Source: http://www.arcticchess.org/ --> 2008 --> Profiles

Feb-22-09  shahjinan: http://www.chessninja.com/dailydirt/

seems interesting...this guy accused by mamedyarov ..for cheating..

Feb-22-09  the.toilet.war: The guy is a cheat so was Kramning while he played Topalov. They have to limit the number of times the grandmasters can go to the toilet. Also every time they visit the toilet they should be searched for wireless devices or notebooks.
Feb-22-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  sisyphus: For what it's worth, the pseudonymous Mr. "toilet.war" posted the exact same comment on the Shakhriyar Mamedyarov page. Incidents like this cause his ilk to crawl out from under rocks.
Feb-24-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  hedgeh0g: <sisyphus> It's not worth a lot. This guy's post is formulated as though it is either a) poor trolling, or b) a complete joke. Imagine if some guy was hired to constantly circle a poker table with a bunch of gadgets and sensors; I'm sure that wouldn't go down too well. Suggesting regular strip-searches in chess is equally ludicrous.
Feb-24-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  hedgeh0g: Although it is funny to think about it.
Mar-01-09  Augalv: Letter From Grandmaster Igor Kurnosov.

Grandmaster Igor Kurnosov sent a letter to the popular chess portal e3e5.com as a response to the letter published by Shakhriyar Mamedyarov:

"Dear colleagues and chess fans! In response to the letter circulated in the press by Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, I have to clarify the situation. I suggest you take a look at the game Mamedyarov-Kurnosov from round six of the Aeroflot Open, together with my brief comments. 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.f3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nb6 6.Nc3 Bg7 7.Be3 0-0 8.Qd2 Nc6 9.0-0-0 f5 10. h4 fxe4 11.h5 gxh5 - A well-known theoretical position, which I believe, favors black. Here my opponent made a move that was new to me - 12.d5 Ne5 13.Bh6 Nec4. I have also considered Rf7, but I did not like that, after taking Rh5, the Knight loses tempo [13 ... Rf7?! 14.Bxg7 Rxg7 15.Rxh5] 14.Qg5 Rf7. The only move 15.Bxc4. This seemed questionable to me, even though objectively it is not bad. 15 ... Nxc4. After the 40-minute thought on the previous move, my opponent offered a draw. But I felt that I had serious advantage and didn't see the grounds to accept the draw.

16.Rd4? - I thought that Qd6 would give me strong initiative. It turned out that Nb2 led to decisive advantage, but this move I had not considered. Imagine what would be the story had I previously analysed this variation at home!? 16 ... Qd6?! 17.Bxg7 Rxg7 - The only move! 18.Qxh5 Qf4 + - Also unique, the checkmate was threatening and the Knight was in danger. Now I invite all qualified chess players to set this position and withing three minutes find the next three simple moves for Black! I believe most if will be forced! 19.Kb1 Bf5 20.fxe4 Bg4 21.Nge2? loses immediately! [21.Qh6 Qf2] 21 ... Qd2! 0-1.

Black is in winning position. Here the opponent stopped the clock and, without shaking my hand or signing the formular, reached out to the arbiter's table. The rest of the story you already know... I believe that all players, regardless of title or rating, should respect themselves and their colleagues, instead of blaming them on computer assistance without reason. At the same time playing relatively weak!

Mamedyarov's claim that I took the coat and went to the toilet after each move, does not correspond to reality. On the first 12 moves, which we played relatively fast, I did get up from the table. When my opponent thought for 40 minutes on the move 15, I went twice to the smoking area which is only 2 meters from the hall entrance, and always full of players, arbiters, there was also a guard. And on few occasions I went to wash my face with cold water, but I never talked to anybody while doing so. The arbiters had no pretensions towards me, either before or after the protest.

Thereat, I simply did what I always do. While opponent thinks, it is much easier for me to contemplate about the position while walking and not looking at the board. As far as I know, most players do the same. Unfortunately, all this negativity affected my play later in the tournament ... I would also like to thank all those who supported me on the Internet or in private conversation!

I would suggest:
1. Organizers of major tournaments to equip the entrance of the playing area with metal detectors and other means which would exclude the possibility of assistance, and would eliminate all baseless accusations and insults, which affect the image of the player. 2. International chess organizations to develop a set of rules that would execute serious sanctions for those who use assistance, as well as for those who unjustly accuse the others of receiving the aid!

http://letters.chessdom.com/igor-ku...

Mar-01-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  acirce: Well done Igor.
Mar-01-09  zarg: <Unfortunately, all this negativity affected my play later in the tournament>

Sad story.

Mar-01-09  vonKrolock: The letter is consequent and consistent - the question on the 'onus probandi' is still open,i mean - some legal unfoldings possible !?
Mar-01-09  slomarko: <And on few occasions I went to wash my face with cold water> interesting. wasn't that the same line of defense that Kramnik used at Elista? i remember he was saying something like that he likes to put water on his face to refresh himself.
Mar-01-09  unsound: I don't really find the facewashing detail interesting at all, but to each his own.

It's a very reasonable letter, though. Perhaps it helps, if one wants to avoid making an ass of oneself, to think about matters for a few days before writing to the media.

Mar-02-09  dumbgai: Mamedyarov is probably just hiding now and waiting for people to forget about the whole thing.
Mar-02-09  jon01: Kurnosov's letter outplays Mamedyarov's letter. 2-0 for the Russian.
Mar-02-09  adair10: It is Mamedyarov's turn to explain himself and... apologize.
Mar-04-09  dumbgai: Pretty classy letter from Kurnosov in my opinion. Susan Polgar on the other hand would file a $5 million lawsuit against Mamedyarov, the chief arbiter, Aeroflot and the city of Moscow.
Mar-07-09  jon01: Kurnosov is playing in European Championships, his opponent in second round is Illya Nyzhnyk.
Mar-10-09  FookiMonster: Mamedyarov posted a new response on chessdom.com firmly stating that Kurnosov is/was a Rybka-using cheater.
Mar-10-09  blacksburg: i think it's lawsuit time.
Mar-10-09  praddy06: Mamedyarov have u seen the results of Igor Kurnosov past and this season he is in great form for the past 6 months from October 2008

<Open Romgaz 6.0/9
Students Team Russian Chmp 6.5/9
Gubernators Cup Ugra 2008 5.5/9
Russia Cup Regions 2008 5.5/8
Hastings Masters 2009 7.5/9
Moscow Open 2009 6.5/9
Aeroflot open 2009 6.0/9
10th EICC 3.5/4 which is on progress>

i doubt he cheated in all these tournaments and did not get caught and only you have complained because he played better than you and you cant bear a loss...Bit childish

i hope he continues this form (currently has gained 50 elo points) soon he reaches 2700 mark and beat you gain and again

Mar-10-09  jhoro: <praddy06: Mamedyarov have u seen the results of Igor Kurnosov ...> apparently he has http://letters.chessdom.com/shakhri...

Mar-10-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  parmetd: the strange part is Mamedyarov really thinks his position was equal when he offerred the draw... everyone can see by this point black was already winning.
Mar-10-09  dumbgai: I guess Mamedyarov just can't accept that GMs make good moves. Run through Bobby Fischer's games, you'll find places where he makes fifteen Rybka first-choice moves in a row. Obviously this proves that Fischer cheated with Rybka 3 during tournaments right?
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