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Mikhail Antipov
Number of games in database: 251
Years covered: 2007 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2562 (2617 rapid, 2614 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2573
Overall record: +73 -50 =65 (56.1%)*
   * 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.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (50) 
    B40 B90 B31 B92 B53
 Ruy Lopez (22) 
    C65 C96 C78 C84 C77
 French Defense (12) 
    C19 C03 C05 C18 C11
 Giuoco Piano (11) 
 Caro-Kann (11) 
    B12 B13
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (10) 
    C96 C84 C99 C95 C92
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (39) 
    B90 B22 B52 B76 B50
 Queen's Pawn Game (15) 
    E10 A40 A46
 Nimzo Indian (14) 
    E32 E47 E30 E54 E56
 Sicilian Najdorf (14) 
    B90 B94 B92 B91
 Queen's Indian (10) 
    E15 E18 E14 E16
 English (9) 
    A15 A10 A18 A16 A14
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Antipov vs T L Petrosian, 2014 1-0
   C Sandipan vs M Antipov, 2013 1/2-1/2
   M Antipov vs J van Foreest, 2015 1-0
   N Batsiashvili vs M Antipov, 2016 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   World Junior Championship (2015)
   Russian Team Championships (2012)
   Tata Steel (Group B) (2016)
   World Junior Championship (2012)
   World Junior Championship (2014)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2014)
   Chigorin Memorial (2013)
   European Individual Championships (2014)
   Qatar Masters (2014)
   European Individual Championships (2013)
   Chigorin Memorial (2012)
   Aeroflot Open (2016)
   European Individual Championship (2015)
   Aeroflot Open (2015)

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(born Jun-10-1997, 18 years old) Russia

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Candidate Master (2007); International Master (2011); GM (2013) aged 16 years 2 months 1 day; World Junior Champion (2015).

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)

In September 2015, Antipov won the World Junior Championship (2015) on tiebreak ahead of Jan-Krzysztof Duda who had lead for the the second half of the event until the last round. Coming into round 13 Duda drew his game while Antipov won to level the point score, the outcome being decided on the narrowest tiebreak margin. (2)

Photo: (1); (2)

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 251  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. M Antipov vs N Paikidze  0-163 2007 T.Petrosian Memorial AB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
2. O Gladyszev vs M Antipov  1-046 2009 Russian Team Championship: Higher LeagueD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
3. M Antipov vs I Malakhov  0-151 2009 Russian Team Championship: Higher LeagueB40 Sicilian
4. M Antipov vs Y Prokopchuk  ½-½28 2009 Russian Team Championship: Higher LeagueB03 Alekhine's Defense
5. S Vokarev vs M Antipov  1-033 2009 Russian Team Championship: Higher LeagueA07 King's Indian Attack
6. V Kravchenko vs M Antipov 0-138 2009 Russian Team Championship: Higher LeagueA12 English with b3
7. M Antipov vs A Uzhva  0-193 2009 Russian Team Championship: Higher LeagueB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
8. M Antipov vs H Simonian  0-137 2009 Russian Team Championship: Higher LeagueB40 Sicilian
9. V Genba vs M Antipov 1-060 2009 Russian Team Championship: Higher LeagueC05 French, Tarrasch
10. M Antipov vs M Matlakov  1-050 2012 Chigorin MemorialE81 King's Indian, Samisch
11. M Antipov vs F Ashiku  1-059 2012 World Junior ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
12. K Grigoryan vs M Antipov  0-148 2012 World Junior ChampionshipE10 Queen's Pawn Game
13. M Antipov vs E Karavade  0-152 2012 23rd Czech Open AC19 French, Winawer, Advance
14. M Antipov vs S Vokarev  ½-½56 2012 Russian Team ChampionshipsB12 Caro-Kann Defense
15. D Belousov vs M Antipov  0-141 2012 Chigorin MemorialB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
16. R Rapport vs M Antipov 1-035 2012 World Junior ChampionshipE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
17. M Antipov vs A Danin  0-172 2012 23rd Czech Open AC13 French
18. M Antipov vs A Podolsky  ½-½30 2012 World Junior ChampionshipC19 French, Winawer, Advance
19. M Antipov vs D Kononenko  1-042 2012 23rd Czech Open RapidB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
20. S Naboka vs M Antipov  0-135 2012 Chigorin MemorialB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
21. A Dounis vs M Antipov  ½-½50 2012 World Junior ChampionshipB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
22. V Iordachescu vs M Antipov  ½-½77 2012 Chigorin Mem RapidA46 Queen's Pawn Game
23. C Holt vs M Antipov  ½-½42 2012 World Junior ChampionshipE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
24. Stefansson vs M Antipov  0-134 2012 23rd Czech Open AE10 Queen's Pawn Game
25. M Antipov vs A Sharafiev  1-038 2012 Russian Team ChampionshipsB40 Sicilian
 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 251  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-01-12  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.

Jun-18-14  BIDMONFA: Mikhail Antipov

ANTIPOV, Mikhail Al.

Sep-15-15  paavoh: Congrats for winning the 2015 U20 WCh!
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  TheFocus: Where is that famous game of his against Propov?

It is not in the database.

Dec-20-15  sonia91: He beat Alexander Morozevich today in the Nutcracker Match of the Generations!
Jan-16-16  sonia91: Apparently Antipov is sponsored by Kaspersky:
Jan-22-16  zanzibar: Public Domain photo of him:

Feb-08-16  WTHarvey: I posted 11 puzzles from chess games of teen RUS GM Mikhail Al Antipov @ What wins?
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