Mikhail Antipov
Number of games in database: 107
Years covered: 2007 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2507
Highest rating achieved in database: 2515
Overall record: +39 -28 =32 (55.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      8 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (22) 
    B40 B90 B31 B88 B92
 Ruy Lopez (12) 
    C65 C96 C84 C95
 French Defense (8) 
    C19 C18 C11 C16 C13
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (7) 
    C96 C84 C95
 Sicilian Najdorf (6) 
    B90 B92
 Caro-Kann (5) 
    B12 B13
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (18) 
    B90 B94 B22 B52 B76
 Sicilian Najdorf (8) 
    B90 B94
 Queen's Indian (7) 
    E15 E14
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    E10 A46
 English (6) 
    A15 A18 A16 A14 A12
 Nimzo Indian (5) 
    E30 E32 E47
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Antipov vs T L Petrosian, 2014 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   World Junior Championship (2012)
   Chigorin Memorial (2012)
   Russian Team Championships (2012)
   European Individual Championships (2013)
   Chigorin Memorial (2013)
   European Individual Championships (2014)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2014)

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(born Jun-10-1997) Russia

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Candidate Master (2007); International Master (2011); GM (2013) aged 16 years 2 months 1 day.

Antipov defeated his first master-titled player in the 2nd Vyzhmanavin & Kiselev Memorial in April 2007 when he scored the full point against FM Viktor Kotov. Later that year, he placed 2nd in the European U10 championships, behind Kirill Alekseenko, and won his Candidate Master title when he came 2nd at the 2007 World U10 championships behind Tong Sen Wang (Tong's only FIDE rated tournament!), in the process taking revenge by defeating FM Alekseenko. In 2008, he contested the Moscow Open A, scoring 4/9 but capturing his first IM scalp, namely Alexey Alexeev. Also in 2008, he came =11th in the World U12 championship, with 7/11. In 2009, he had his first tilt at Aeroflot competing in the B division scoring 4/9. Later in 2009 he scored 8/11 in the World U12 championship placing =5th alongside tournament favorite Suri Vaibhav. In October and November 2010, Antipov scored his first two IM norms at the First Saturday Tournaments held in those months. In 2011, he scored 5.5/9 in the Marienbad Open 2011 - IM - B1, coming =3rd, and competed in the Aeroflot open 2011 B, where he scored 4.5/9, defeating GMs Kirill Stupak and Roman Ovetchkin and winning his 3rd IM norm. His 6/9 score at the 30th Zalakaros Open in Hungary in May 2011 - where he was half point behind joint second place and a point behind the winner - added over 35 rating points to take him over the 2400 barrier, meeting the final criterion for winning the IM title.

In August 2011, he came 4th in the Olomouc Summer GM tournament in the Czech Republic. In September, he scored 6.5/9 at the European U14 championship, a point off the lead, and in October 2011, he scored 5.5/9 at the 2011 Chigorin Memorial Open against opponents that included 6 GMs (+2 -3 =1) and an IM (+1). He scored his first GM norm by winning the First Saturday GM Tournament held in Budapest in December 2011 with a score of 7/9 (+5 =4), including victories against all three GMs he faced. He scored on par with 4.5/9 at the Aeroflot Open B to basically maintain his rating if not his world ranking and then scored an excellent 6.5/9 at Bosnia in May 2012, winning his 2nd GM norm, scoring 5/7 against his GM opponents and gaining 33 rating points. He followed with a par for rating 5/9 at the Alekhine Memorial 2012.

Antipov had a lean time of it in the Czech Open - A - GM, held in July 2012, scoring only 4.5/9, but made up much of the ground he lost in the event with a solid, if not winning, result at the World Junior Championship (2012), scoring 8.5/13, 1.5 points off the lead. However, a poor showing (4/9) at Livigno in Italy in September 2012 undid these gains. Winning the First Saturday GM Tournament in December 2012 had again restored some of his fortunes but with 6.5/9, he was a half point short of winning his 3rd GM norm. His 5.5/11 result at the European Individual Championships (2013) further improved his rating by 14 Elo points, but he was again short of his 3rd GM norm by half a point after 9 rounds. In a similar vein, his 5.5/9 at the 43rd International Tournament Bosna 2013 - Group A in Sarajevo in June 2013, improved his rating by a further 12 points, but was half a point short of a GM norm. He finally gained his 3rd GM norm and a 2500+ rating at the RTU Open in Riga in August 2013 when he scored 6.5/9. (1)

He is the 2nd GM born in 1997 after Suri Vaibhav, and is the 3rd youngest GM in the world at this time after Wei Yi (b. 1999) and Jan-Krzysztof Duda (b. 1998).

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 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 107  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. M Antipov vs N Paikidze  0-163 2007 T.Petrosian Memorial AB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
2. M Antipov vs A Uzhva  0-193 2009 Russian Team Championship: Higher LeagueB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
3. M Antipov vs H Simonian  0-137 2009 Russian Team Championship: Higher LeagueB40 Sicilian
4. V Genba vs M Antipov 1-060 2009 Russian Team Championship: Higher LeagueC05 French, Tarrasch
5. O Gladyszev vs M Antipov  1-046 2009 Russian Team Championship: Higher LeagueD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
6. M Antipov vs I Malakhov  0-151 2009 Russian Team Championship: Higher LeagueB40 Sicilian
7. M Antipov vs Y Prokopchuk  ½-½28 2009 Russian Team Championship: Higher LeagueB03 Alekhine's Defense
8. S Vokarev vs M Antipov  1-033 2009 Russian Team Championship: Higher LeagueA07 King's Indian Attack
9. V Kravchenko vs M Antipov 0-138 2009 Russian Team Championship: Higher LeagueA12 English with b3
10. M Antipov vs A Shimanov  0-133 2012 World Junior ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
11. M Molinaroli vs M Antipov  0-146 2012 23rd Czech Open AA04 Reti Opening
12. M Antipov vs S Vokarev  ½-½56 2012 Russian Team ChampionshipsB12 Caro-Kann Defense
13. M Antipov vs Epishin  0-133 2012 Chigorin MemorialB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
14. S Soors vs M Antipov  0-189 2012 World Junior ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
15. A Czebe vs M Antipov  1-035 2012 FSGM DecemberE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
16. M Cuhra vs M Antipov  ½-½45 2012 23rd Czech Open AB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
17. M Antipov vs Navara  ½-½54 2012 23rd Czech Open RapidB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
18. N Potpara vs M Antipov  ½-½41 2012 World Junior ChampionshipE10 Queen's Pawn Game
19. M Antipov vs A Balaian  1-061 2012 Chigorin MemorialC18 French, Winawer
20. V Kovalev vs M Antipov  0-167 2012 World Junior ChampionshipB53 Sicilian
21. M Antipov vs I Varitski  1-028 2012 23rd Czech Open AB12 Caro-Kann Defense
22. M Antipov vs A Sharafiev  1-038 2012 Russian Team ChampionshipsB40 Sicilian
23. V Ignatyev vs M Antipov  0-123 2012 Chigorin MemorialE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
24. M Antipov vs M Codenotti 1-020 2012 World Junior ChampionshipC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
25. B Lalic vs M Antipov  ½-½19 2012 FSGM DecemberE15 Queen's Indian
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  HeMateMe: He is Karpov's kryptonite!
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  wordfunph: so far +4-2=0 in Chigorin Memorial, IM to GM soon..
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  twinlark: +5 -3 in round 8 after his loss to Burmakin. His 3rd GM norm won't be at the Chigorin.
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  twinlark: Antipov finally won his GM title after a series of near misses.

Congratulations to the young Grandmaster.

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