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Grigoriy Oparin
G Oparin 
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Number of games in database: 1,164
Years covered: 2004 to 2023
Last FIDE rating: 2652 (2728 rapid, 2628 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2657
Overall record: +289 -156 =418 (57.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 301 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (132) 
    B90 B43 B30 B32 B47
 Reti System (68) 
    A06 A04 A05
 Ruy Lopez (66) 
    C65 C77 C84 C91 C78
 Sicilian Najdorf (34) 
    B90 B92 B91 B96 B99
 French Defense (32) 
    C11 C19 C18 C10 C12
 King's Indian Attack (28) 
    A07 A08
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (160) 
    B90 B52 B50 B22 B84
 Sicilian Najdorf (63) 
    B90 B99 B92 B96 B94
 Queen's Gambit Declined (54) 
    D37 D31 D30 D35 D39
 Ruy Lopez (49) 
    C95 C78 C65 C77 C67
 English (38) 
    A13 A18 A15 A14 A17
 Catalan (34) 
    E06 E04 E01
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Niemann vs G Oparin, 2021 0-1
   G Oparin vs M Kobalia, 2018 1-0
   G Oparin vs Sevian, 2019 1-0
   Rapport vs G Oparin, 2022 1/2-1/2
   G Oparin vs R D Liyanage, 2021 1-0
   L Galego vs G Oparin, 2019 0-1
   Vitiugov vs G Oparin, 2021 0-1
   G Oparin vs V Onyshchuk, 2021 1-0
   G Oparin vs F Beltz, 2015 1-0
   G Oparin vs Morozevich, 2015 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Russian Championship Higher League (2018)
   World's Youth Stars (2012)
   Longtou Cup (2019)
   European Championship (2019)
   Gibraltar Masters (2018)
   European Championship (2014)
   Lindores Abbey Tal Mem (2021)
   Gibraltar Masters (2015)
   World Junior Championship (2012)
   Chigorin Memorial (2012)
   Gibraltar Masters (2017)
   Gibraltar Masters (2016)
   European Championship (2018)
   PRO League Group Stage (2019)
   Airthings Masters (2023)

   🏆 Sharjah Masters
   G Oparin vs D Gukesh (May-24-23) 1/2-1/2
   Y Yu vs G Oparin (May-23-23) 1/2-1/2
   G Oparin vs Niemann (May-22-23) 1-0
   V Sanal vs G Oparin (May-21-23) 0-1
   G Oparin vs V Murzin (May-20-23) 1/2-1/2

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(born Jul-01-1997, 26 years old) Russia (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Grigoriy Oparin became a Candidate Master in 2007, an FM in 2009, an IM in 2011 and a GM (2013).

Oparin's first FIDE-rated event was the Moscow U16 Championship of 2005, in which he played at the age of 8. His inaugural FIDE rating of 1980 was at the age of 8 years and 6 months, and in 2007, he was awarded the Candidate Master title for placing =2nd at the U10 European Youth Championship behind the winner Kirill Alekseenko, and alongside fellow talents Mikhail Antipov, Daniil Yuffa, Jan-Krzysztof Duda and Avital Boruchovsky. He won his 1st IM norm when he took 2nd place at the Marianske Lazne 2009 - IM – B in the Czech Republic, during which event he also defeated IMs for the first time, namely Sebastian Plischki, Amon Simutowe and compatriot Viktor Volodin. Oparin made further strong gains in the 2009 Moscow Open (6/9), the Moscow region Spring 2009 IM (9.5/14), which between them boosted his rating to 2350 by his 12th birthday. He scored his 2nd IM norm at the Autumn in Chess Livingroom V. Dvorkovich 2009, where he placed =1st. Late in 2009 in the RSSU-18 IM, he again placed =1st, winning his 3rd IM norm; this event also saw him defeating GMs for the first time: Kazakhastan's Yakov Nesterov and Moldova's Alexey Khruschiov.

In 2009, Oparin debuted in high level team competition when he played on board 5 for Gostinaya Dvorkovicha in the Russian Team Championship: Higher League (2009). He scored his 4th and 5th IM norms at the 2011 Aeroflot Open and at the First Saturday IM in April 2011. In September 2011, following solid results at the Czech Open and at the Olomouc Chess Summer 2011 - A2 - GM tournament, his rating finally reached 2400 to claim his IM title. There followed =4th at the 13th International Chess Festival in Trieste while his undefeated 6.5/9 (including 4.5 points against 7 GM opponents) at the Chigorin Memorial in October 2011 earned him his first GM norm. He scored 6/9 in the Marienbad Open 2012 - A1 - GM tournament in Marianske Lazne in the Czech Republic in January 2012, narrowly missing a GM norm. His =2nd (5th on tiebreak), at the 2012 Aeroflot Open Division B, just fell short of winning him another GM norm. Also in the 2011-12 season, Oparin played board 5 for his team Rakita Belgorod in the Russian Team Championship (2012) scoring 4.5/7 (+2 =5; TPR 2535). In May 2012, he came 3rd at the World's Youth Stars (2012). In July he scored a respectable 6/9 at the GM Open in Pardubice, Czech Republic, and in August he contested the World Junior Championship (2012), scoring 7.5/13 (par for rating). In October, he scored a par for rating 6/9 at the Chigorin Memorial 2012. In January 2013, he won his 2nd GM norm at Gibraltar Masters (2013) In September 2013 he won his 3rd GM norm at the Trieste Open where he came clear first with 6.5/9.

In March 2014, Oparin scored 7.5/11 points in the European Individual Chess Championship, which qualified the top 23 finishers to the FIDE World Cup. He tied for 10th-24th places, finishing 24th on tiebreak score. The following month, he won the Russian Junior Championship. Two years later, he won the Russian Higher League, the qualifier for the Superfinal of the Russian Chess Championship. In this latter event, he scored 5.5/11 points.

In December 2016, Oparin took part in the Nutcracker Match of the Generations in Moscow. It was a match between two teams, Kings (Boris Gelfand, Alexander Morozevich, Alexei Shirov and Alexey Dreev) and Princes (Vladimir Fedoseev, Daniil Dubov, Vladislav Artemiev and Oparin), held with the Scheveningen system.Oparin and Shirov were the best players scoring 10 points and played a two-game playoff match. Oparin won by 1.5-0.5 and qualified to play in the Kortchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge.

At the FIDE Grand Swiss (2021) he tied for 2nd/third with Fabiano Caruana both with 7.5/11. thus becoming the 2nd runner-up behind the champion Alireza Firouzja and the 1st runner-up Fabiano Caruana. Oparin had a weaker tiebreak. However, he qualified to take part in the FIDE Grand Prix 2022.

* http://www.gibraltarchesscongress.c...

Wikipedia article: Grigoriy Oparin

Last updated: 2023-05-22 14:23:59

 page 1 of 47; games 1-25 of 1,164  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Oparin vs N Maiorov 1-0242004RUS-ch U10B70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
2. G Oparin vs Sergey Shibanov  1-0252004RUS-ch U10C19 French, Winawer, Advance
3. G Oparin vs Vladislav Perelomov  1-0252004RUS-ch U10B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
4. G Oparin vs Rasul Musaev  0-1252004RUS-ch U10C42 Petrov Defense
5. Nikita Semyonov vs G Oparin  1-0252004RUS-ch U10B20 Sicilian
6. Vyacheslav Lapshin vs G Oparin  0-1252004RUS-ch U10B22 Sicilian, Alapin
7. Marat Amaltdinov vs G Oparin  1-0252004RUS-ch U10B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
8. Andrey Chenchik vs G Oparin  ½-½252004RUS-ch U10D03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
9. G Oparin vs S Markoja  0-1302006EU-ch U10C45 Scotch Game
10. D Marjanovic vs G Oparin  0-1352006EU-ch U10B95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
11. L Lekic vs G Oparin  0-1332006EU-ch U10A07 King's Indian Attack
12. G Oparin vs E Kirk  1-0272006EU-ch U10B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
13. A Mindlin vs G Oparin  0-1462006EU-ch U10B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. G Oparin vs M Yilmaz  1-0612006EU-ch U10C42 Petrov Defense
15. Nikita Pozdeev vs G Oparin  0-1482007Moscow Petrosian mem U18B99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
16. E Babaian vs G Oparin  ½-½682007Moscow Petrosian mem U18A07 King's Indian Attack
17. G Oparin vs V Zarivkina  0-1602007Moscow Petrosian mem U18B99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
18. G Oparin vs Ekaterina Liasko  ½-½502007Moscow Petrosian mem U18B33 Sicilian
19. M Demidov vs G Oparin  ½-½812007Moscow Petrosian mem U18D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. Nikita Shapran vs G Oparin  ½-½322007Moscow Petrosian mem U18D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. G Oparin vs Ali Nagiev  1-0412007Moscow Petrosian mem U18B01 Scandinavian
22. G Oparin vs Evgeniy Kovalishin  ½-½392007Moscow Petrosian mem U18B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
23. M Mozharov vs G Oparin  1-0582007Moscow Petrosian mem U18D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. D Pires Tavares Martins vs G Oparin  0-1562007EU-ch U10 17thB22 Sicilian, Alapin
25. G Oparin vs A Boruchovsky  1-0462007EU-ch U10 17thC45 Scotch Game
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  Tabanus: FM Grigoriy Oparin, Russia, born 1 July 1997. Now rated 2362,

CM in 2007, FM in 2009. Placed 6th in Open Marianske Lazne 2010:

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  Stonehenge: GM in 2013?
Oct-31-11  Korifej: Result in Chigorin mem. is enough for gm norm
Jan-30-13  twinlark: As long as he turns up to play in the last round of Gibraltar, Oparin has earned his 3rd GM norm.

That's not the end of the story, though, as he must actually draw with his 9th round opponent Tkachiev (rated 2650) to bring his rating to 2500.

If he loses, he still gains the norm but will be a few points shy of 2500 at about 2495.

Jan-30-13  twinlark:

Congratulations to GM-elect Oparin! He drew with Tkachiev.

Apr-06-13  Bridgeburner: He's not a GM elect as he only has 2 GM norms. Aeroflot 2012 came close, but didn't get there.
Sep-14-13  twinlark: Looks like he won his third norm at the Trieste Open:
Aug-17-14  BIDMONFA: Grigoriy Oparin

OPARIN, Grigoriy

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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday to Grigoriy Oparin. He's an adult now!
Jan-28-16  sonia91: Oparin held a draw against Nakamura today in Gibraltar.
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  ketchuplover: Drawn goes Nakamura !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jan-29-16  sonia91: After drawing with Nakamura yesterday, today Oparin split the point against Anand!
Jul-02-16  sonia91: He won the tough Russian Championship qualifier ("Higher League") taking clear first place with 6.5/9; he was only the 22nd seed. He and other four players qualified for the Russian Superfinal.

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  Penguincw: GM Grigoriy Oparin wins the Russian Higher League tournament with 6.5/9, tied for first with Alexey Sarana.

Jun-28-19  sonia91: He won the Summer Chess Classic B group in St Louis, MO with a round to spare. Thanks to this result (+15.5 rating points) Oparin also enters the top 100 in the live ratings for the first time.

And apparently he will study at University of Missouri:

<GM Grigoriy Oparin wins the Russian Higher League tournament with 6.5/9, tied for first with Alexey Sarana.> Actually in 2018 Sarana took 1st on tiebreak.

Feb-06-22  spingo: Sponsored by Optrex.
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  Troller: He is listed as representing the US now:

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  MissScarlett: I read that he's Caruana's second.

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