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Mikhail Antipov
M Antipov 
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Number of games in database: 789
Years covered: 2007 to 2023
Last FIDE rating: 2584 (2663 rapid, 2612 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2626
Overall record: +216 -139 =226 (56.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 208 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (140) 
    B40 B90 B31 B51 B30
 Giuoco Piano (44) 
    C50 C53
 Ruy Lopez (43) 
    C65 C77 C95 C78 C84
 Caro-Kann (38) 
    B12 B13 B10
 Sicilian Najdorf (28) 
    B90 B92 B94 B95
 French Defense (23) 
    C05 C03 C11 C18 C07
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (82) 
    B90 B22 B51 B52 B30
 Queen's Pawn Game (38) 
    E10 A46 A45 A40 D02
 Slav (37) 
    D15 D12 D10 D11 D17
 Nimzo Indian (27) 
    E32 E47 E20 E30 E56
 Grunfeld (26) 
    D85 D78 D90 D91 D97
 French Defense (24) 
    C03 C07 C16 C01 C10
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Antipov vs J van Foreest, 2015 1-0
   M Antipov vs S Ivanov, 2017 1-0
   M Antipov vs Y Schwartz, 2018 1-0
   M Antipov vs Mikhalevski, 2018 1-0
   M Antipov vs T L Petrosian, 2014 1-0
   M Antipov vs C R G Krishna, 2020 1-0
   M Antipov vs E Inarkiev, 2019 1-0
   M Antipov vs R Bujnoch, 2017 1-0
   S Chanda vs M Antipov, 2013 1/2-1/2
   E Hansen vs M Antipov, 2015 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   World Junior Championship (2015)
   Summer Chess Classic (2022)
   Russian Team Championship (2018)
   Rilton Cup 2017/18 (2017)
   Tata Steel Challengers (2016)
   Rilton Cup 2016/17 (2016)
   European Championship (2021)
   World Junior Championship (2012)
   Airthings Masters (2023)
   World Junior Championship (2014)
   Abu Dhabi Masters (2019)
   Gibraltar Masters (2018)
   23rd Czech Open A (2012)
   Chigorin Memorial (2012)
   Gibraltar Masters (2014)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Antipov by dmcfadden
   Corsica Masters 2017 by Tabanus

   🏆 FIDE World Cup
   N Grandelius vs M Antipov (Aug-04-23) 1-0, rapid
   M Antipov vs N Grandelius (Aug-04-23) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   N Grandelius vs M Antipov (Aug-03-23) 1/2-1/2
   M Antipov vs N Grandelius (Aug-02-23) 1/2-1/2
   M Antipov vs J Stearman (Jul-31-23) 1/2-1/2

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(born Jun-10-1997, 26 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 Championship (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)

Wikipedia article: Mikhail Antipov

Last updated: 2019-08-07 08:03:18

 page 1 of 32; games 1-25 of 789  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Antipov vs N Paikidze  0-1632007T.Petrosian Memorial AB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
2. M Antipov vs B Korpa  1-0272007EU-ch U10 17thC50 Giuoco Piano
3. O Wieczorek vs M Antipov  0-1412009IMAB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
4. S Vokarev vs M Antipov  1-0332009Russian Team Championship: Higher LeagueA07 King's Indian Attack
5. M Antipov vs I Malakhov  0-1512009Russian Team Championship: Higher LeagueB40 Sicilian
6. V Genba vs M Antipov 1-0602009Russian Team Championship: Higher LeagueC05 French, Tarrasch
7. M Antipov vs A Uzhva  0-1932009Russian Team Championship: Higher LeagueB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
8. V Kravchenko vs M Antipov 0-1382009Russian Team Championship: Higher LeagueA12 English with b3
9. M Antipov vs Y Prokopchuk  ½-½282009Russian Team Championship: Higher LeagueB03 Alekhine's Defense
10. O Gladyszev vs M Antipov  1-0462009Russian Team Championship: Higher LeagueD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
11. M Antipov vs H Simonian  0-1372009Russian Team Championship: Higher LeagueB40 Sicilian
12. H Tikkanen vs M Antipov  1-026201021st Czech GM OpenD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. G Kjartansson vs M Antipov  0-164201021st Czech GM OpenD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. M Antipov vs Z Andriasian  0-1622011Voronezh Master OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
15. M Antipov vs S Zilka  ½-½452011Valoz Cup GM1C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
16. E Krivoborodov vs M Antipov  ½-½372011Valoz Cup GM1B97 Sicilian, Najdorf
17. M Antipov vs P Rout  1-047201211th Aeroflot Open BB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
18. E Atalik vs M Antipov  ½-½23201211th Aeroflot Open BD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
19. G Oparin vs M Antipov  1-0542012FSGM MarchC45 Scotch Game
20. M Antipov vs G Oparin  0-1372012FSGM MarchB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
21. M Antipov vs E Alekseev  ½-½332012Russian Team ChampionshipB40 Sicilian
22. A Konyshev vs M Antipov  0-1392012Russian Team ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
23. M Antipov vs A Sharafiev  1-0382012Russian Team ChampionshipB40 Sicilian
24. M Antipov vs Sviatoslav Loskutov 1-0372012Russian Team ChampionshipC55 Two Knights Defense
25. M Antipov vs S Vokarev  ½-½562012Russian Team ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
 page 1 of 32; games 1-25 of 789  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: He is Karpov's kryptonite!
Nov-03-12  wordfunph: so far +4-2=0 in Chigorin Memorial, IM to GM soon..
Nov-03-12  twinlark: +5 -3 in round 8 after his loss to Burmakin. His 3rd GM norm won't be at the Chigorin.
Sep-01-13  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!
Sep-15-15  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:

Premium Chessgames Member
  WTHarvey: I posted 11 puzzles from chess games of teen RUS GM Mikhail Al Antipov @ What wins?
Premium Chessgames Member
  ketchuplover: Drawn goes Nakamura!
Jul-09-19  sonia91: He won the Netanya Open, held alongside the Netanya Masters (2019) :

Top seed of the open was Anton Korobov (2687). This is Antipov's second big win, after the World Junior Championship (2015).

Oct-16-20  login:

There is always a chance to win

'.. I am a strategist. I acknowledge that every step I take influences my life, so I try to calculate everything. I consider myself a logical person, and that explains many of my actions. ..'

by Marvin the Robot, kaspersky daily, 2015

The grandmaster diet: How to lose weight while barely moving

'.. In 2004, winner Rustam Kasimdzhanov walked away from the six-game world championship having lost 17 pounds. In October 2018, Polar, a U.S.-based company that tracks heart rates, monitored chess players during a tournament and found that 21-year-old Russian grandmaster Mikhail Antipov had burned 560 calories in two hours of sitting and playing chess - or roughly what Roger Federer would burn in an hour of singles tennis.

Robert Sapolsky, who studies stress in primates at Stanford University, says a chess player can burn up to 6,000 calories a day while playing in a tournament, three times what an average person consumes in a day. Based on breathing rates (which triple during competition), blood pressure (which elevates) and muscle contractions before, during and after major tournaments, Sapolsky suggests that grandmasters' stress responses to chess are on par with what elite athletes experience. ..'

by Aishwarya Kumar for

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  offramp: <zanzibar: Public Domain photo of him:

That's the POV.
This is the <real> Antipov:

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  GrahamClayton: Antipov finished 2nd in the recently concluded Russian Championship Higher League tournament and has qualified for the Superfinal Tournament.

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