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Aleksandr Shimanov
Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.  

Number of games in database: 821
Years covered: 2004 to 2023
Last FIDE rating: 2593 (2678 rapid, 2596 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2664
Overall record: +229 -118 =227 (59.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 247 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (65) 
    A45 D02 D00 E10 A46
 English (33) 
    A15 A13 A14 A11 A18
 Slav (32) 
    D11 D10 D12 D15 D13
 Sicilian (30) 
    B23 B30 B40 B50 B43
 King's Indian (26) 
    E94 E92 E60 E97 E91
 Queen's Gambit Declined (23) 
    D37 D31 D30 D38 D35
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (103) 
    B12 B10 B13 B18 B15
 King's Indian (52) 
    E70 E92 E94 E60 E64
 French Defense (39) 
    C07 C18 C11 C03 C01
 Sicilian (26) 
    B48 B42 B43 B47 B22
 Queen's Gambit Declined (20) 
    D31 D38 D35 D37 D36
 Slav (19) 
    D15 D12 D11 D10 D17
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Shimanov vs Jobava, 2014 1-0
   Shimanov vs Kamsky, 2013 1-0
   Shimanov vs V Rasulov, 2014 1-0
   Shimanov vs A Vovk, 2011 1-0
   A Grabinsky vs Shimanov, 2016 0-1
   Shimanov vs J Henseler, 2015 1-0
   Shimanov vs I Rausis, 2010 1-0
   Shimanov vs D Boros, 2015 1-0
   Shimanov vs M Bartel, 2013 1-0
   G Airapetian vs Shimanov, 2014 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Rilton Cup 2010/11 (2010)
   Turkish Team Championship (2011)
   Chigorin Memorial (2012)
   Rilton Cup (2009)
   Dubai Chess Open (2015)
   European Championship (2013)
   World Junior Championship (2012)
   Moscow Open (2015)
   Pro Chess League (2018)
   World Junior Championship (2011)
   European Championship (2011)
   European Championship (2010)
   European Championship (2012)
   European Championship (2015)
   PRO League Group Stage (2019)

   🏆 Chessable Masters Div 3
   Shimanov vs M A Tabatabaei (Apr-03-23) 0-1, rapid
   M A Tabatabaei vs Shimanov (Apr-03-23) 1-0, rapid
   Shimanov vs A Timofeev (Feb-03-23) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   B Daggupati vs Shimanov (Feb-03-23) 1-0, rapid
   L Tristan vs Shimanov (Feb-03-23) 1-0, rapid

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(born May-08-1992, 31 years old) Russia
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Grandmaster Aleksandr Shimanov won the "VI International Chess Tournament «World’s Youth Stars»" in 2008. In 2010 he won the Oberwart Open (Austria). As a result of a strong showing (7.5/11) in the European Individual Championship (2013), Shimanov qualified to play in the World Cup (2013), where he defeated Gawain Jones in the tiebreaker of the first round match but lost to US GM Gata Kamsky in the second round tiebreaker, and was eliminated from the contest.

Wikipedia article: Aleksandr Shimanov

Last updated: 2019-05-08 08:16:15

 page 1 of 33; games 1-25 of 821  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Shimanov vs G Popilski  0-1122004EU-ch U12D93 Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3
2. Shimanov vs E Vorobiov  0-1582004Chigorin mem 12thE91 King's Indian
3. Shimanov vs M Sorokin  0-1202005Chigorin MemE12 Queen's Indian
4. Shimanov vs D Kosarev  1-0302006White Nights OpenB42 Sicilian, Kan
5. H Nezad vs Shimanov  0-1602006Moscow Aeroflot op-CB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
6. N Kabanov vs Shimanov  1-0282006Pardubice Open-AB12 Caro-Kann Defense
7. Shimanov vs J Kosata  1-0372006Pardubice Open-AB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
8. A Kim vs Shimanov  ½-½182006Pardubice Open-AB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
9. J Pribyl vs Shimanov  ½-½432006Pardubice Open-AA14 English
10. Shimanov vs E Meduna  1-0382006Pardubice Open-AB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
11. Shimanov vs A Romashko  1-0992007Moscow OpenD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
12. E Najer vs Shimanov  1-0712007Moscow OpenD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. Shimanov vs D Konenkin  1-0322007Moscow OpenA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
14. A Aleksandrov vs Shimanov  1-0332007Moscow OpenD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
15. Shimanov vs I Kadimova  1-0442007Moscow OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
16. Shimanov vs Malinin  1-0282008Petrovskaya Ladya GMC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
17. Shimanov vs V Papin  1-0312008Russian Under-20 ChampionshipE46 Nimzo-Indian
18. Shimanov vs S Sjugirov 0-1492008Russian Under-20 ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
19. Lintchevski vs Shimanov  1-0712008Russian Under-20 ChampionshipB42 Sicilian, Kan
20. Shimanov vs E Romanov  ½-½582008Russian Under-20 ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
21. P Ponkratov vs Shimanov  1-0212008Russian Under-20 ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
22. Shimanov vs D Andreikin  ½-½582008Russian Under-20 ChampionshipC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
23. A Rakhmanov vs Shimanov 0-1632008Russian Under-20 ChampionshipE97 King's Indian
24. Shimanov vs R Nechepurenko  1-0722008Russian Under-20 ChampionshipA15 English
25. N Chadaev vs Shimanov  1-0842008Russian Under-20 ChampionshipB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
 page 1 of 33; games 1-25 of 821  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-05-08  whiteshark:

"The six International youth tournament <Young Stars of the World> in memory <Vanya Somov <>> was held in Kirishi, Russia from 15 to 28 November 2008. The Tournament took place in the Palace of the Culture.

Among the participants there were International masters Lintchevski Daniil, Shimanov Aleksandr (both from Russia), Swiercz Dariusz (Poland), Zherebukh Yaroslav (Ukraine), FIDE Master Giri Anish , Fedoseev Vladimir , Bukavshin Ivan (all the three from Russia). And Nazi Paikidze (Georgia), Ganichev Alexander (Kirishi, Russia), Aghasaryan Robert (Armenia), Kovalev Vladislav (Belorussia) and Firat Burak (Turkey) as well. ...

The winner of the tournament was declared <Shimanov, Alexander>. Our congratulation to him! Second place took Zherebukh, Yaroslav, the third one - Giri, Anish. "

from item 3590

Dec-05-08  Karpova: That's the official site:

Shimanov won with 9.5/11 (+8 -0 =3).

Apr-12-09  wordfunph: GM Shimanov was born 1992, anyone who knows the exact date? Calling <BIDMONFA>..
Apr-12-09  whiteshark: Alexander Shimanov
<Birthdate 8-5-1992> Nationality RUS
Elo (01-01-2009) IM 2488
FIDE number 4198603

source: NicBase

Aug-16-09  Don Cossacks: Congratulations to 2009 champion FM Daniil Dubov(Russia)born 1996,2nd place GM Aleksandr Shimanov(Russia)born 1992, and 3rd place Vladimir Fedoseev (Russia)born 1995, for their 1-3 Russian finish in the strong VII International Chess Tournament World Youth Stars 2009 ahead of notable names like FM Daniel Naroditsky(USA) and Srinath Narayanan of India.The link is here:

These new generation of young Russian players deserves keen attention.

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  Tabanus: Winner today of the Open Oberwart A (Austria) 10-18 July 2010:, congratulations! :)

Dec-30-10  BIDMONFA: Aleksandr Shimanov

SHIMANOV, Aleksandr

Nov-21-11  feitang:
He sings well kkkk.
Jan-05-12  Ezzy: Won the Rilton Cup, Sweden, with 7.5/9 A full point clear of the field.
Apr-10-12  zluria: Shimanov just destroyed GM Vitiugov. This guy is incredible.
Jun-24-12  Open Defence: i think we can look out for this guy, if he sticks at chess he might be one of the future stars
Sep-17-12  cro777: GM Aleksandr Shimanov won 2012 Russian Chess Championship under 20.

At the World Junior Chess Champioships 2012 in Athens, Greece, Shimanov collected 8.5/13 to claim the 12th place.

GM Alexander Ipatov (10/13) won the gold medal, GM Richard Rapport (10/13) the silver and GM Ding Liren (9.5) the bronze medal.

Aug-15-13  Gazman5: Nice to see a 1.d4 player break out the Kings Gambit against Gata Kamsky when he needs a win. From the looks of it Gata was completely taken by surprise and he's gained a clear opening advantage, it's a question of whether he has the technique to make anything of it against black's queenside pawn weaknesses and doubled f pawns, as well as his own passed d pawn which looks ready to mobilise.
May-08-14  ivansoto: Happy 22nd birthday GM ALEKSANDR SHIMANOV!
Aug-13-15  sonia91: Shimanov is the newest GM at the Webster University:
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  WannaBe: Slight resemblance to a very very very young Tom Hanks.
May-08-17  ColeTrane: ....right!...look at him flexin' with his collar popped...!
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  Messiah: His commentary on Women's World Cup 2021 is very good.

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