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Ivan Akimov
Number of games in database: 46
Years covered: 2000 to 2008
Last FIDE rating: 2344
Highest rating achieved in database: 2434
Overall record: +15 -25 =6 (39.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (7) 
    E99 E94 E66 E97 E80
With the Black pieces:
 Slav (5) 
    D15 D13 D11 D10
 King's Indian (4) 
    E77 E87 E69 E94
 Sicilian (4) 
    B32 B23
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(born Jan-25-1982, 34 years old) Russia

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 46  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. I Akimov vs E Solozhenkin  0-130 2000 Chigorin MemorialE12 Queen's Indian
2. M Turov vs I Akimov  1-039 2000 RUS-CupC42 Petrov Defense
3. V Grebionkin vs I Akimov  ½-½42 2001 Chigorin mem openA17 English
4. I Akimov vs D Yevseev  0-133 2001 White NightsD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. I Akimov vs J Timoshin  0-161 2001 Keres mem openE99 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov
6. I Akimov vs D Petukhov  1-043 2001 7th Stage Russian CupD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
7. S Vokarev vs I Akimov  0-131 2001 White NightsC47 Four Knights
8. O Lysova vs I Akimov 1-056 2001 Chigorin mem openB23 Sicilian, Closed
9. V Shleimovitch vs I Akimov  0-125 2001 Keres mem openB32 Sicilian
10. I Akimov vs A Iljushin  0-173 2001 7th Stage Russian CupA90 Dutch
11. I Akimov vs A Eliseev  0-178 2001 Chigorin mem openB06 Robatsch
12. A Gavrilov vs I Akimov  0-174 2001 White NightsE77 King's Indian
13. I Akimov vs K Rybenko  1-031 2001 RUS-ch schoolsE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
14. V Muutnik vs I Akimov  1-062 2001 Keres mem openA14 English
15. I Zakharevich vs I Akimov  1-025 2001 7th Stage Russian CupD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
16. I Akimov vs A Rykalin  0-159 2001 Chigorin mem openE66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
17. G Golovchenko vs I Akimov  1-070 2001 White NightsD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
18. M Rogovoi vs I Akimov  1-037 2001 Keres mem openB32 Sicilian
19. I Akimov vs K Bryzgalin  ½-½31 2001 7th Stage Russian CupD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. I Akimov vs W Leenen  1-034 2001 White NightsA89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
21. I Gromova vs I Akimov  1-038 2001 Chigorin mem openE87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
22. I Akimov vs D Lybin  ½-½22 2001 Keres mem openE99 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov
23. I Akimov vs J Razuvajeva  1-041 2001 7th Stage Russian CupB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
24. A Sidorov vs I Akimov  1-036 2001 Chigorin mem openD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
25. I Akimov vs A Fokin  ½-½58 2001 White NightsB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
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Jan-25-07  BIDMONFA: Ivan Akimov


Jan-25-07  AAAAron: How is this guy player of the day!? He loses more than he wins. I guess it must be hard to come up with 360 players of the day, where they have more wins than losses.... I won't be studying this guy, thats for sure!
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  dalbertz: <AAAAron> Check out the birthday.
Jan-25-07  rover: <He loses more than he wins.>

That is almost certainly not true.

Jan-25-07  AAAAron: <rover> His list on this site shows 13 wins 25 losses. Including losing all his games, except a couple of draws, in 2003, which are his last games on this record. Other than his birthday being today, he should NOT be player of the day. Maybe we should study this guy to learn what not to do. Yeah, thats the ticket! What this site doesn't show is how Akimov went undefeated for 2004-2006. I funny.
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  whiteshark: every year again :D
Jan-25-10  Albertan: According to the website Ivan Akimov played in the UralFR Championship 2008 open (Ekaterinburg) where he scored 3 wins, 2 losses and four draws.
Jan-25-10  WhiteRook48: he draws less than he loses
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  Abdel Irada: <AAAAron>: It should be borne in mind that the database doesn't contain every game Akimov played in the past 20-plus years.

One doesn't get and hold a rating over 2300 if one *really* loses more often than not, so we can infer that the games appearing here are likely to be ones played against particularly strong opposition and therefore not representative of his results as a whole.

Meanwhile, Akimov is far from the only recent POTD who *appears* to have a losing record. And those of us whose ratings have never reached 2300 should think twice before ridiculing those whose have; I assure you that getting to that level requires a fair amount of both talent and hard work.

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  DarthStapler: His name reminds me of Isaac Asimov
Jan-25-13  Kikoman: Happy 31st Birthday IM Ivan Akimov! ^^
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  waustad: <Darth>Lets hope his game isn't iRobotic!
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  waustad: That could lead to a GOTD pun. Oh well.
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