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Volodar Murzin
V Murzin 
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Number of games in database: 553
Years covered: 2015 to 2022
Last FIDE rating: 2465 (2484 rapid, 2541 blitz)

Overall record: +113 -86 =153 (53.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 201 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (91) 
    B51 B31 B30 B52 B90
 Ruy Lopez (39) 
    C78 C67 C77 C70 C84
 King's Indian Attack (34) 
    A07 A08
 Caro-Kann (20) 
    B10 B11 B12 B13
 French Defense (18) 
    C00 C11 C01 C19 C10
 French (13) 
    C00 C11 C10
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (69) 
    E67 E73 E97 E92 E70
 Caro-Kann (58) 
    B12 B10 B18 B13 B11
 Sicilian (47) 
    B90 B51 B94 B50 B22
 Slav (27) 
    D15 D11 D10 D12
 Sicilian Najdorf (25) 
    B90 B94 B92 B91 B98
 Reti System (15) 
    A05 A04 A06
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   V Murzin vs I Lysyj, 2022 1/2-1/2
   V Murzin vs M Chigaev, 2022 1-0
   V Murzin vs M Ekdyshman, 2022 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Russian Junior Championship (2020)
   Kramnik Challenge (2021)
   Tata Steel Challengers (2022)
   World Junior Championship (2019)
   Russian Championship Higher League (2022)
   Pacific Northwest Chess Center Masters (2020)
   59th World Junior Championship (2022)
   Rilton Cup 2018/19 (2018)
   World Cadets U12 (2016)
   Gibraltar Masters (2020)
   World Junior Championship (2018)
   Chigorin Memorial (2017)
   European Championship (2019)
   Aeroflot Open (2020)
   European Club Cup (2019)

   🏆 World Blitz Championship
   D Batsuren vs V Murzin (Dec-30-22) 0-1, blitz
   V Murzin vs T L Petrosian (Dec-30-22) 1-0, blitz
   A Erigaisi vs V Murzin (Dec-30-22) 1-0, blitz
   Y Yu vs V Murzin (Dec-30-22) 1-0, blitz
   R Svane vs V Murzin (Dec-30-22) 0-1, blitz

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(born Jul-18-2006, 16 years old) Russia

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Grandmaster. Murzin, Vincent Tsay (1st after tiebreaks were applied) and Javokhir Sindarov (2nd after tie-breaks were applied) each finished with 8.5 points after 11 rounds at the 2017 World Cadets' (U12 open) section in Brazil. (1) Murzin was European U-12 Champion 2018. (2)

References / Sources

(1) (2017 World Cadets' U12 championship at Pocos de Caldas), (2)

Wikipedia article: Volodar Murzin

Last updated: 2022-12-29 18:14:27

 page 1 of 23; games 1-25 of 574  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Timofeev vs V Murzin  1-024201511th Zudov MemE00 Queen's Pawn Game
2. A Timofeev vs V Murzin  1-041201511th Zudov MemC11 French
3. V Murzin vs S Volkov  0-1552016Sergievskiy Memorial RapidA08 King's Indian Attack
4. M Askerov vs V Murzin  ½-½192016TCh-RUS Major LeagueE72 King's Indian
5. V Murzin vs P Ponkratov  0-1392016Igor Kurnosov Memorial RapidA00 Uncommon Opening
6. A Pridorozhni vs V Murzin  1-0462016ch-RUS RapidB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
7. Yifan Wang vs V Murzin  0-1472016World Cadets U12E98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
8. V Murzin vs Stepan Hrbek  ½-½572016World Cadets U12A06 Reti Opening
9. Suleyman Suleymanli vs V Murzin  0-1312016World Cadets U12A04 Reti Opening
10. V Murzin vs Andrii Palchuk  ½-½422016World Cadets U12A06 Reti Opening
11. M A Maurizzi vs V Murzin  0-1322016World Cadets U12B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
12. V Murzin vs D Flores Quillas  1-0352016World Cadets U12A04 Reti Opening
13. N Chasin vs V Murzin  0-1632016World Cadets U12D79 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line
14. V Murzin vs I Makoveev  ½-½182016World Cadets U12A04 Reti Opening
15. S Shen vs V Murzin  ½-½592016World Cadets U12B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
16. V Murzin vs P Venkatesh  0-1852016World Cadets U12D34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
17. Jason Yu vs V Murzin  ½-½312016World Cadets U12B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
18. V Murzin vs S Yudin  0-1442017Aeroflot Open BA13 English
19. C Koepke vs V Murzin  1-0472017Aeroflot Open BB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
20. V Murzin vs N Khomeriki  0-1462017Aeroflot Open BC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
21. R Yandarbiev vs V Murzin  1-0382017Aeroflot Open BB08 Pirc, Classical
22. V Murzin vs S Kathmale  ½-½122017Aeroflot Open BB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
23. B Assaubayeva vs V Murzin  0-1412017Aeroflot Open BE81 King's Indian, Samisch
24. V Murzin vs A Zherebtsova  1-0432017Aeroflot Open BC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
25. Yi Zhu vs V Murzin  ½-½392017Aeroflot Open BE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
 page 1 of 23; games 1-25 of 574  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-29-17  BIDMONFA: Volodar Murzin

MURZIN, Volodar

Sep-07-18  wordfunph: World Junior U20 Round 1:

<That being said still the first round saw few surprises. 12 years old Russian talent Volodar Murzin held against the second seed Jorden van Foreest and thus managed to begin the championship with a draw, usually not a bad result if you are playing with black against a 2624 ELO player!>

Jun-03-19  SueursFroides: Murzin is stronger and stronger, he is more solid now, and he beat a lot of strong GMs. +2400 at 12 years old.
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  MissScarlett: <I'm twice European Champion, going to become World Champion! I have four sisters and I love to travel around the world!>

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  MissScarlett: My boy had an up and down first day - he beat his two GM opponents but scored only 1/2 point from three games with IMs.

Apr-16-21  SChesshevsky: Saw a nice win vs. Pragg on the 1st day of recent Polgar Challenge. Kramnik had some positive things to say about this young player.

Can recommend watching event on YouTube with J. Polgar and Kramnik commentary.

May-02-21  SymphonicKnight: It seems that there are a number of games by Volodar Murzin that are not yet included in the Chessgames database. He has played in the Polgar Challengers (14/19) and in the Russian Junior Championship (6/9) in 2021.
Jul-16-21  Albertan: Volodar Murzin scores upset win:

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  MissScarlett: From a Nepo interview in July 2022:

<I would really like to set up a grandmaster school like that of the legendary Botvinnik with probable adjustments for modern realities. When paying attention to the huge success of young chess players of India or Uzbekistan, I cannot but recall that the youngest Russian grandmaster is 19 years old.>

I assume that he means Arseniy Nesterov, unless there's more than one.

The Covid lockdowns may have played a part in slowing the conveyor belt, but Murzin is clearly Russia's Great White Hope.

Sep-14-22  Cassandro: For such a young player, and even though he is not yet a GM himself, he's already getting used to making quite a few "grandmaster draws". Already several quick, sub-20 move draws under his belt. The most recent just yesterday, in the Russian Championship, when he drew with Sjugirov after only 15 moves.
Sep-14-22  SChesshevsky: <Cassandro> Interesting that you mention that. Believe there's a video of a quick repetition v. Yusupov from awhile ago on YouTube.

Thought it rare that a young kid would go for it versus a noted GM. Actually, thought it was a good sign. Play principled and make the best move regardless.

Seems the junior can also put the hammer down too. With wins v. Howell, Harikrishna and Guijarro.

Sep-17-22  tessathedog: His game with Artimiev played yesterday in the Russian championship is one of the most interesting I've seen all year. And nearly all the heroic bits came from Murzin.
Dec-29-22  SChesshevsky: A very good 2022 World Rapid's for Volodar. Faced a pretty tough lineup and ended +3. Has to be a confidence builder. Further gains in 2023 might be in the works.
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  saffuna: <A very good 2022 World Rapid's for Volodar. Faced a pretty tough lineup and ended +3. >

No kidding! Defeated some established players, drew some others.

These great young players are coming in waves.

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