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Georgy Pilavov
Number of games in database: 51
Years covered: 2001 to 2011
Last FIDE rating: 2611 (2478 rapid, 2480 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2630

Overall record: +32 -3 =16 (78.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    A45 D02 D05
 Sicilian (4) 
    B84 B50 B45 B22
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (12) 
    B40 B45 B50 B22 B56
 English (5) 
    A10 A15
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    A40 D02 A46 A50
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   G Pilavov vs S G Vasiliev, 2007 1-0
   G Pilavov vs N Gutsko, 2007 1-0
   A Guchaev vs G Pilavov, 2011 0-1
   G Pilavov vs S Erendzhenov, 2011 1-0
   S Blednov vs G Pilavov, 2007 0-1

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(born Dec-13-1974, 44 years old) Ukraine
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 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 51  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Malakhatko vs G Pilavov  ½-½342001UKR-chTA10 English
2. Tseshkovsky vs G Pilavov  1-0252001Krasnodar2B45 Sicilian, Taimanov
3. G Arzumanian vs G Pilavov  ½-½192001UKR-chTB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
4. G Pilavov vs S Slugin  1-0402006Zudov MemorialB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
5. Yurtaev vs G Pilavov  ½-½142006Zudov MemorialC48 Four Knights
6. G Pilavov vs K Dzhumadullayev  1-0402006Zudov MemorialB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
7. P Maletin vs G Pilavov  ½-½442006Zudov MemorialA15 English
8. G Pilavov vs P Lomako  1-0212006Zudov MemorialB01 Scandinavian
9. R Ovetchkin vs G Pilavov  1-0442006Zudov MemorialB50 Sicilian
10. G Pilavov vs A Isajevsky  ½-½252006Zudov MemorialB22 Sicilian, Alapin
11. G Pilavov vs S Vokarev  1-0392006Zudov MemorialB12 Caro-Kann Defense
12. I Lysyj vs G Pilavov  ½-½112006Zudov MemorialA46 Queen's Pawn Game
13. G Pilavov vs A Gusev  1-0242007Bashanta springB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
14. G Pilavov vs Valery Nasunov  1-0392007Bashanta springD05 Queen's Pawn Game
15. S Erendzhenov vs G Pilavov  0-1472007Bashanta springA50 Queen's Pawn Game
16. Yury Chudakov vs G Pilavov  0-1262007Bashanta springA07 King's Indian Attack
17. A Saldusov vs G Pilavov  0-1262007Bashanta springB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
18. G Pilavov vs V Dzhungurov  1-0402007Bashanta springB50 Sicilian
19. G Pilavov vs H Begjanyan  1-0452007Bashashanta springB01 Scandinavian
20. M Soshnikov vs G Pilavov  0-1222007Bashanta springA10 English
21. G Pilavov vs S G Vasiliev 1-0262007Bashanta springA00 Uncommon Opening
22. G Pilavov vs M Soshnikov  1-0272007Lugansk SummerC14 French, Classical
23. G Pilavov vs Pushkov  ½-½282007Lugansk SummerC11 French
24. K Bryzgalin vs G Pilavov  ½-½192007Lugansk SummerB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
25. S Blednov vs G Pilavov  0-1272007Lugansk SummerB40 Sicilian
 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 51  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-09-07  bauernfresser: Who is this guy? He has over 2600, is not that young (*1974), I've never heard of him. Anyone else?
Nov-09-07  pawnofdoom: Never heard of him either. SUch a good player, but he doesn't ever play in the Euro team champs for Ukaine or anything.

Well he's not really that old either, being 33. ANd he's a grandmaster. I wonder if we'll see more ofhim in the future. Because someone as strong as him deserves more recognitino.. But then again, he was only 2516 a year ago, and the last supplement had him with a gain of 40 rating points (!)

Sep-19-08  jon01: He doesn't even have a first name in FIDE rating list!
Sep-19-08  Danya: His name is Grigory. Finger Grob2 on ICC.
Dec-13-11  BIDMONFA: Grigory Pilavov


Jul-29-13  Maatalkko: Interesting that a few players noticed something unusual about GM Pilavov several years ago.

The other day, computer scientist and IM Ken Regan identified a tournament called the "Don Cup" in 2010 that appears to be a fabrication. Six of the games are EXACT COPIES of games played in computer chess championships. The other games also showed perfect computer play. The biggest points gainer in that fishy "tournament" was GM Shojaat Ghane (2321 current rating).

What do you know. It appears that Ghane gained his GM title on the strength of several dominant performances in Azov, Novoshakhtinsk, and Kamensk on the July and October 2007 rating lists. His triumph came at the expense of players like "Valentin Statsenko" (stats sink-o, get it?) "Alexander Borilov", "Pavel Zaichenko", and "Roman Borovlev". These unfortunate players have (at most) one game a piece available in online databases, and seem to have decided to quit chess after nuking their ratings to below 2000.

GM Pilavov was also lucky enough to catch some of these generous fish while their ratings were fat. In fact, he played in three of the four events where GM Ghane gained his points. During mid 2007, he was also lucky enough to play several events against Anatoly Egorov and Serguei Lizinov before they lost all their points.

It seems that traveling to the Caspian Sea area to play multiple tournaments against all those rarely active, overrated masters really paid off for GM's Pilavov and Ghane! Perhaps they owe some "thanks" to Chief Arbiter Nikolai Pushkov for orchestrating each of those events.

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