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Maksim Vavulin
Number of games in database: 170
Years covered: 2012 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2556 (2551 rapid, 2472 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2604

Overall record: +56 -40 =42 (55.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 32 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (36) 
    B90 B40 B32 B30 B47
 Ruy Lopez (14) 
    C78 C65 C85 C77 C63
 French Defense (11) 
    C00 C07 C05 C11 C03
 Caro-Kann (8) 
    B18 B10 B12 B13
 Scotch Game (7) 
 French Tarrasch (6) 
    C07 C03 C05
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (15) 
    C72 C70 C78 C73 C77
 Robatsch (12) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (10) 
    A46 A40 A41 D05 D02
 Alekhine's Defense (5) 
    B03 B05
 Queen's Indian (5) 
    E15 E12
 English (4) 
    A15 A10
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   D Kollars vs M Vavulin, 2016 1/2-1/2
   M Vavulin vs M Kastelic, 2017 1-0
   Lukasz Domanski vs M Vavulin, 2017 0-1
   M Vavulin vs Krzysztof Wilk, 2017 1-0
   M Vavulin vs Martin Hosek, 2017 1-0
   S Bednarek vs M Vavulin, 2017 0-1
   M Vavulin vs J K Duda, 2017 1-0
   K Novosadova vs M Vavulin, 2017 0-1
   M Vavulin vs P Goluch, 2017 1-0
   M Vavulin vs D Gordievsky, 2018 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   World Youth Championship U18 (2016)
   Russian Championship Higher League (2016)
   World Junior Championship (2018)
   Chigorin Memorial (2012)
   Moscow Open A (2016)
   Aeroflot Open (2017)
   Chigorin Memorial (2013)
   Russian Championship Higher League (2018)
   Russian Championship Higher League (2017)
   Russian Team Championship (2017)
   European Individual Chess Championship (2018)

   🏆 World Blitz Championship
   A Adly vs M Vavulin (Dec-30-19) 0-1, blitz
   M Vavulin vs V S Gujrathi (Dec-30-19) 0-1, blitz
   Sarin Nihal vs M Vavulin (Dec-30-19) 1-0, blitz
   M Vavulin vs R Wojtaszek (Dec-30-19) 0-1, blitz
   Motylev vs M Vavulin (Dec-30-19) 1-0, blitz

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(born May-06-1998, 21 years old) Russia

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Grandmaster (2018).

Vavulin became an International Master(1) in 2013 and scored 5 points in each of the first 5 rounds in the 2014 World youth chess team Olympiad(3, 4), finishing with 8/9 after 10 rounds on 3rd board and a team silver finish. He was equal second (fifth on tiebreak) at the European U18 Championship in 2015. He was the runner-up behind only Manuel Petrosyan at the World Youth Championship U18 (2016) with a score of 8.5/11.

References / Sources

(1) (IM title confirmed), (2) (2016 WYCC standings), (3) (2014 WYCO standings), (4) (2014 WYCO homepage), (5) (2016 WYCC homepage).

Wikipedia article: Maksim Vavulin

Last updated: 2019-02-23 13:59:27

 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 206  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Vavulin vs D Mischuk  ½-½552012The Sochi MeetingsB57 Sicilian
2. E Odnorozhenko vs M Vavulin  ½-½1222012The Sochi MeetingsA57 Benko Gambit
3. M Vavulin vs A Yarullina  1-0342012The Sochi MeetingsB32 Sicilian
4. S Tsyhanchuk vs M Vavulin  1-0562012The Sochi MeetingsC55 Two Knights Defense
5. M Vavulin vs P Mukhin  1-0352012The Sochi MeetingsB12 Caro-Kann Defense
6. M Vavulin vs M Lugovskoy  1-0552012The Sochi MeetingsC05 French, Tarrasch
7. M Oganian vs M Vavulin  0-1822012The Sochi MeetingsA60 Benoni Defense
8. M Vavulin vs V Denisov  1-0142012The Sochi MeetingsC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
9. A Akhmetov vs M Vavulin  1-0352012The Sochi MeetingsA15 English
10. M Vavulin vs I Yagupov  1-0332012Chigorin MemorialB32 Sicilian
11. A Suvorov vs M Vavulin  0-1422012Chigorin MemorialA00 Uncommon Opening
12. M Vavulin vs V K Neverov  0-1362012Chigorin MemorialB42 Sicilian, Kan
13. R Shakirova vs M Vavulin  0-1312012Chigorin MemorialC47 Four Knights
14. I Rozum vs M Vavulin  1-0742012Chigorin MemorialA04 Reti Opening
15. M Vavulin vs S Arslanov  ½-½562012Chigorin MemorialA07 King's Indian Attack
16. E Fomichenko vs M Vavulin  0-1362012Chigorin MemorialA37 English, Symmetrical
17. M Vavulin vs G Popilski  0-1342012Chigorin MemorialB89 Sicilian
18. O Gladyszev vs M Vavulin  1-0532012Chigorin MemorialA67 Benoni, Taimanov Variation
19. M Vavulin vs V Zvjaginsev  0-1402013Aeroflot Rapid OpenB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
20. Y Zakharov vs M Vavulin  0-1422013Chigorin MemorialA07 King's Indian Attack
21. M Vavulin vs I Khairullin  ½-½342013Chigorin MemorialC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
22. M Vavulin vs V Zvjaginsev  ½-½402013Chigorin MemorialB32 Sicilian
23. D Vorobjev vs M Vavulin  0-1482013Chigorin MemorialC70 Ruy Lopez
24. M Vavulin vs A Stukopin  ½-½412013Chigorin MemorialC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
25. V S Popov vs M Vavulin  1-0542013Chigorin MemorialA15 English
 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 206  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  wordfunph: this young man drew his game against Kramnik in 2011 Moscow simul.
Aug-19-16  BIDMONFA: Maksim Vavulin


Dec-17-17  sonia91: This IM just became the new European rapid champion!
Dec-17-17  siggemannen: Not a shabby rating for an FM.
Congrats Maksim!
Dec-17-17  wtpy: Just won European Rapid Championship. Predict he will be GM soon,
Dec-18-17  notyetagm: <wtpy: Just won European Rapid Championship. Predict he will be GM soon,>

European Rapid Championship (2017)

European Rapid Championship (2017)/Maksim Vavulin

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  WorstPlayerEver: Rating system is a mess. Yin Hao is the highest rated IM 2587, but he did not play since 2001.
Dec-22-17  Sularus: congrats on winning the european rapid!
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  PhilFeeley: <WorstPlayerEver> Not necessarily. Rating over 2500 is only one criteria for the GM title. You must also play in tournaments with lots of countries represented and beat 3 GMs along the way. Seems reasonable to me. Perhaps Yin Hao didn't accomplish all the requirements.
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  WorstPlayerEver: <PhilFeeley>

I actually meant that players should have no rating after being not active for a while. Let's say 3 years.

So one should play once in a while to maintain their rating. Seems reasonable, not?

Dec-23-17  zanzibar: I think Glicko ratings (vs. ELO ratings) have a built-in adjustment of the RD for inactive players:

<"The RD itself decreases after playing a game, but it will increase slowly over time of inactivity.">

I think another improvement would be a slow decay of inactive player ratings. Might be perhaps better than a fixed cutoff date.

I agree with the sentiment that a rating needs to be defended to be maintained.


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  WorstPlayerEver: <zanzibar>
Unless a player is not able to play, it seems that players have the option to put their value on hold for too long.

I would go even further; to conform to the rating system there should be an award for the player who played more games than another player during period x.

This way things would look more professional. Because extreme difference in performance rate between players over period x could be solved by matter of compensation.

In that case we can speak of time/game frequency of a player. A simple factor to implement.

Also the definition of the 'active player' becomes more transparent. One could apply this formula on recent chess competition statistics in Excel, for example.

To define the correlation between frequency of performance and ELO rating.

With the intention to compensate the more active player and express this as bonus ELO points. And to determine what is the (average) activity factor per player in each ELO segment.

At the end of each year a player has their ELO rating 'corrected.'

Obviously, I have based my observations on other sports. And applied the concept of annual promotion/relegation on ELO rating this way.

Considered that the chess world is like a little baby. And babies usually have to grow up, I think I better get me some dinner by now.

Dec-23-17  zanzibar: OK <WPE>, I'll have to reread that one.

But I'm immediately struck by the tension between a rating system accurately reflecting a player's strength, versus their activity.

Clearly an inactive player couldn't beef if their rating slowly decayed away, but a 2800 super-GM who plays 5 games/month vs. one who plays 10 games/month?

Normally the reward for activity, at least for the very best, is the ability to accumulate rating points faster than a less active but equally strong player.

Since rating changes involve the RD, and it is also dynamic, this gets very technical.

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  WorstPlayerEver: <zanzibar>

Yes, it's more complicated than I thought; I can't apply compensation on old statistics really, because the players must be aware of a change in system first; to test that system under proper conditions.

I didn't think so far ahead when I wrote my previous posts. My excuses.

Dec-24-17  zanzibar: <WPE> no problems, I agree with your sentiment that active players should be rewarded somehow - even if it's not technically feasible.

It's funny, the rating system has compromises built into it, somewhat related to this issue.

E.g. you want a large RD for young players in order to allow quick rating climbs for new players without a lot of games.

But very active players get decreasing RD's in order to damp down rating changes (the idea being that their ratings are well established and so any given win/loss should count for less).

So I suppose the system's reward is the more you play the less you lose. Trouble is, the more you play the less you win. Rating points, that is.

This suggests maybe building in an RD(-)/RD(+) asymmetry - but that could just be a "bad" idea.

Of course, sometimes even "bad" ideas turn out to be good ones!

Dec-29-17  siggemannen: I played a lot on FICS that uses Glicko formula and it has it's up and downsides. It's quite easy to sit and watch your RD grow and cherry pick your opponents for small eek wins. Also, it was quite easy to get really big jumps after months of inactivity. But perhaps the formula could be improved to get lesser effect of inactivity and playing lower rated opponents.

In general i think Glicko led to lower average ratings (comparing to other servers not using Glicko)

Oct-12-18  sonia91: GM title approved in Batumi:

While still an IM, Vavulin peaked at 2604(!).

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