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Sergei Azarov
Number of games in database: 501
Years covered: 1992 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2589 (2582 rapid, 2523 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2667
Overall record: +175 -88 =188 (59.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      50 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (113) 
    B33 B89 B96 B90 B84
 Ruy Lopez (53) 
    C67 C78 C65 C95 C72
 Sicilian Najdorf (29) 
    B96 B90 B99 B92 B94
 French Defense (28) 
    C07 C03 C06 C05 C09
 French Tarrasch (27) 
    C07 C03 C06 C05 C09
 Caro-Kann (24) 
    B11 B18 B12 B10
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (56) 
    C95 C88 C69 C93 C91
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (38) 
    C95 C88 C93 C91 C92
 Queen's Gambit Declined (21) 
    D37 D31 D35 D36
 English (20) 
    A14 A15 A13 A18 A17
 Sicilian (20) 
    B22 B32 B76 B72 B50
 Queen's Indian (19) 
    E15 E12 E17 E13 E18
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   S Azarov vs Kacper Karwowski, 2011 1-0
   S Vokarev vs S Azarov, 2008 1/2-1/2
   S Azarov vs R P Sharma, 2002 1-0
   A Volokitin vs S Azarov, 2008 0-1
   S Azarov vs M Wiedenkeller, 2005 1-0
   S Azarov vs B Predojevic, 2006 1/2-1/2
   Shen Yang vs S Azarov, 2007 0-1
   S Azarov vs P Carlsson, 2002 1-0
   S Azarov vs H Stevic, 2005 1-0
   S Azarov vs Navara, 2001 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   World Junior Championships (2003)
   Cappelle-la-Grande (2014)
   Cappelle la Grande (2006)
   13th European Individual Championship (2012)
   Moscow Open (2010)
   Millionaire Chess (2015)
   European Club Cup (2011)
   41st World Junior Championships (2002)
   12th European Individual Championship (2011)
   European Clubs Cup (Men) (2003)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   10th European Individual Championship (2009)
   6th European Individual Championship (2005)
   29th Cappelle-la-Grande (2013)

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(born May-19-1983, 33 years old) Belarus

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Grandmaster (2003). Azarov came second in the 2003 World Junior Championship. He scored 7.5/11 in the 12th European Individual Championship (2011), placing 16th and thereby qualifying for entry to the World Cup (2011) where he defeated Artyom Timofeev in the first round before losing to Vugar Gashimov in the second round. Subsequently he scored 5.5/7 in the European Club Cup and came =2nd with 7/9 in the Chigorin Memorial Tournament. He placed =2nd (10th on tiebreak) at the 13th European Individual Championship (2012) scoring 8/11 and qualifying him for the World Cup (2013), from which he was eliminated when he lost his first round match to Russian GM Alexey Dreev. =1st (2nd on tiebreak behind Axel Bachmann Schiavo) at the Cappelle-la-Grande (2014).


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 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 501  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Bacrot vs S Azarov 1-029 1992 Ch World (cadets) (under 10)D36 Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange, Positional line, 6.Qc2
2. Grischuk vs S Azarov  1-055 1993 Wch U10C95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
3. Ponomariov vs S Azarov  1-037 1994 Wch U12C68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
4. Grischuk vs S Azarov  1-034 1994 Wch U12C42 Petrov Defense
5. S Azarov vs Ganguly  0-159 1994 WYFWC Szeged B12(9)C55 Two Knights Defense
6. Ponomariov vs S Azarov  1-032 1995 EU-ch U12C79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
7. S Azarov vs Akobian  1-044 1995 EU-ch U12B07 Pirc
8. Ponomariov vs S Azarov 1-044 1995 EU-ch U12C49 Four Knights
9. U Kavcic vs S Azarov  1-052 1998 Eu Youth bu18C30 King's Gambit Declined
10. S Azarov vs E Alekseev  ½-½34 1998 Moscow Kasparov CupB01 Scandinavian
11. Radjabov vs S Azarov 1-026 1998 Moscow Kasparov CupA06 Reti Opening
12. A Wirig vs S Azarov  ½-½14 1999 Wch U16D05 Queen's Pawn Game
13. S Azarov vs Ponomariov 0-124 1999 Artek ol U16A45 Queen's Pawn Game
14. S Azarov vs K Miton  ½-½36 2001 WJunB89 Sicilian
15. S Azarov vs S Berndt  ½-½59 2001 ECCA14 English
16. S Azarov vs V Golod  ½-½50 2001 2nd European ChampionshipC81 Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack
17. Votava vs S Azarov  0-132 2001 EuTChC53 Giuoco Piano
18. S Azarov vs Ni Hua  ½-½46 2001 WJunB33 Sicilian
19. S Azarov vs A Greenfeld  0-151 2001 2nd European ChampionshipB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
20. V Malakhatko vs S Azarov  ½-½43 2001 EuTChD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. S Azarov vs V Mikhalevski  1-033 2001 2nd European ChampionshipC77 Ruy Lopez
22. S Azarov vs M Panchanathan  1-056 2001 WJunC78 Ruy Lopez
23. T Thorhallsson vs S Azarov  0-134 2001 ECCC50 Giuoco Piano
24. T Nedev vs S Azarov  1-023 2001 2nd European ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
25. M Narciso Dublan vs S Azarov  0-140 2001 EuTChC45 Scotch Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-20-05  Eastfrisian: He is a Belarus-citizen and born on 19.05.1983, but all in all not known well. This year he played in Pardubice and finished as third.
Feb-23-06  BIDMONFA: Sergei Azarov

AZAROV, Sergei

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  wordfunph: GM Azarov peaked at 2630 though his current card is 2609..

he may not be as popular as other GMs but his rating can be intimidating..

happy 27th birthday Sergei!

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  twinlark: He has improved since then and is right up there on the leader board of the EICC after 7 rounds.
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  notyetagm: Azarov has won 5(!) games in a row to take the sole lead at the 13th EICC after 7 rounds with a 6/7 score.

13th European Individual Championship (2012)/Sergei Azarov

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  Penguincw: After 7 rounds of play, Azarov is the only lead, with 6 points. Twelve are half a point back. Could he become the first player from Belarus (I assume) to win the tournament? Tomorrow, he has black against Vladimir Malakhov.
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  GrahamClayton: Finished =1st with Sergey Erenburg at the 2012 Continental Class Championship in Arlington, VA in October 2012:

Dec-05-12  Open Defence: very interesting player could be one to look out for
May-20-15  jrofrano: Sergei Azarov is the third GM as part of my new series called the GM Spotlight!

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