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|May-30-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Igor Kurnosov|
|May-30-08|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday Igor!|
|Aug-10-08|| ||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|| ||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|| ||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|| ||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!
|Mar-01-09|| ||acirce: Well done Igor.|
|Mar-01-09|| ||zarg: <Unfortunately, all this negativity affected my play later in the tournament>|
|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|| ||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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