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Sergei Azarov
Number of games in database: 578
Years covered: 1992 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2576 (2589 rapid, 2523 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2667

Overall record: +200 -96 =221 (60.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 61 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (129) 
    B33 B89 B96 B84 B90
 Ruy Lopez (64) 
    C95 C67 C78 C92 C65
 French Defense (33) 
    C07 C03 C05 C06 C09
 French Tarrasch (31) 
    C07 C03 C05 C06 C09
 Sicilian Najdorf (31) 
    B96 B90 B92 B99 B97
 Caro-Kann (29) 
    B12 B11 B18 B10 B16
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (59) 
    C95 C93 C69 C88 C77
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (39) 
    C95 C88 C93 C92 C91
 Sicilian (31) 
    B32 B76 B22 B30 B50
 English (24) 
    A14 A15 A13 A18 A10
 Queen's Gambit Declined (23) 
    D37 D31 D35 D36
 Nimzo Indian (19) 
    E32 E33 E46 E53 E20
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   S Azarov vs T Baron, 2013 1-0
   S Vokarev vs S Azarov, 2008 1/2-1/2
   S Azarov vs Kacper Karwowski, 2011 1-0
   S Azarov vs T Kosintseva, 2007 1-0
   A Volokitin vs S Azarov, 2008 0-1
   J M Weber vs S Azarov, 2001 0-1
   S Azarov vs M Wiedenkeller, 2005 1-0
   S Azarov vs B Predojevic, 2006 1/2-1/2
   S Azarov vs R P Sharma, 2002 1-0
   Shen Yang vs S Azarov, 2007 0-1

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)
   European Club Cup (2011)
   Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival (2016)
   Millionaire Chess (2015)
   41st World Junior Championships (2002)
   12th European Individual Championship (2011)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   6th European Individual Championship (2005)
   10th European Individual Championship (2009)
   29th Cappelle-la-Grande (2013)

   S Azarov vs K Landa (Feb-26-17) 1/2-1/2
   G Papp vs S Azarov (Feb-25-17) 1/2-1/2
   Shirov vs S Azarov (Jan-29-17) 1/2-1/2
   S Azarov vs J Bernasek (Jan-28-17) 1/2-1/2
   K Stupak vs S Azarov (Jan-20-17) 1/2-1/2

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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 24; games 1-25 of 578  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. S Azarov vs Akobian  1-044 1995 EU-ch U12B07 Pirc
7. Ponomariov vs S Azarov 1-044 1995 EU-ch U12C49 Four Knights
8. Ponomariov vs S Azarov  1-032 1995 EU-ch U12C79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
9. Radjabov vs S Azarov 1-026 1998 Moscow Kasparov CupA06 Reti Opening
10. S Azarov vs E Alekseev  ½-½34 1998 Moscow Kasparov CupB01 Scandinavian
11. U Kavcic vs S Azarov  1-052 1998 Eu Youth bu18C30 King's Gambit Declined
12. S Azarov vs Ponomariov 0-124 1999 Artek ol U16A45 Queen's Pawn Game
13. A Wirig vs S Azarov  ½-½14 1999 Wch U16D05 Queen's Pawn Game
14. Kholmov vs S Azarov  1-049 2001 RUS-CupC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
15. S Azarov vs Veremeichik  ½-½58 2001 BLR-chB32 Sicilian
16. S Azarov vs A Anastasian 0-186 2001 2nd European ChampionshipC03 French, Tarrasch
17. Eljanov vs S Azarov  0-154 2001 2nd European ChampionshipE08 Catalan, Closed
18. S Azarov vs Miles 1-046 2001 2nd European ChampionshipB07 Pirc
19. S Azarov vs A Greenfeld  0-151 2001 2nd European ChampionshipB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
20. E Agrest vs S Azarov  1-063 2001 2nd European ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. G Rechlis vs S Azarov  1-032 2001 2nd European ChampionshipC93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
22. S Azarov vs L Ilic  1-053 2001 2nd European ChampionshipB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
23. T Nedev vs S Azarov  1-023 2001 2nd European ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
24. S Azarov vs V Golod  ½-½50 2001 2nd European ChampionshipC81 Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack
25. R Kempinski vs S Azarov  ½-½84 2001 2nd European ChampionshipD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
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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.
Mar-27-12  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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