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Maxim Ilyich Sorokin
M I Sorokin 
Photograph by Pascal Villalba of Notzai  
Number of games in database: 358
Years covered: 1985 to 2007
Last FIDE rating: 2490
Highest rating achieved in database: 2599

Overall record: +115 -70 =173 (56.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 English (36) 
    A13 A15 A14 A10 A17
 Sicilian (19) 
    B22 B23 B51 B52 B47
 King's Indian (13) 
    E67 E62 E94 E75 E97
 Queen's Pawn Game (13) 
    A46 D02 A41 A40 A50
 English, 1 c4 c5 (13) 
    A30 A34 A35 A39 A37
 Slav (9) 
    D11 D15 D16 D12
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (32) 
    C80 C95 C91 C78 C68
 Sicilian (21) 
    B30 B47 B32 B22 B50
 Semi-Slav (16) 
    D47 D46 D45 D43 D44
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (16) 
    D20 D27 D29 D22
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (12) 
    C95 C91 C84 C92 C90
 Nimzo Indian (11) 
    E45 E32 E38 E20 E30
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Dziuba vs M I Sorokin, 2005 0-1
   M Rodshtein vs M I Sorokin, 2006 0-1
   M I Sorokin vs Kramnik, 1989 1/2-1/2
   Ulibin vs M I Sorokin, 1991 1/2-1/2
   M I Sorokin vs Y Shulman, 1999 1/2-1/2
   Novik vs M I Sorokin, 1991 0-1
   M I Sorokin vs Baburin, 1988 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Russian Championship (1996)
   XI Anibal Open (2005)
   Aeroflot Open (2005)
   X Anibal Open (2003)
   Russian Championship Higher League Tomsk (2004)
   Russian Championship (2003)
   Cappelle la Grande (2006)
   St. Petersburg Open (2003)
   Russian Club Cup (2006)
   Aeroflot Open (2004)
   Moscow Open (2007)
   European Individual Championship (2007)

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(born Jan-22-1968, died Jun-30-2007, 39 years old) Russia

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Maxim Ilyich Sorokin was a Russian GM (1992) who learned to play at the Chess School of Alexander Nikolayevich Panchenko. He was a highly respected chess-trainer: he was put in charge of the Russian women's team, he was the chief trainer of the Elista Grandmaster School, and also seconded Sergei Rublevsky in the 2007 Candidates matches in Elista. In 2005 he achieved his peak rating, an impressive 2599.

GM Ruslan Shcherbakov wrote, "Max's erudition was almost legendary among his friends--it seemed that he knew everything, be it mathematics, medicine or foreign languages". ( July 2nd, 2007)

Sadly, in 2007 he died of complications from a car accident that occurred driving home from the Candidates matches in Elista.

Wikipedia article: Maxim Sorokin

Last updated: 2018-03-13 18:18:21

 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 358  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M I Sorokin vs Y R Yakovich  0-1401985URS-ch sfC78 Ruy Lopez
2. Vyzmanavin vs M I Sorokin 1-0861985URS-ch sfA13 English
3. Akopian vs M I Sorokin  1-0351985URS-ch U25C42 Petrov Defense
4. Gelfand vs M I Sorokin 1-0411986USSRE09 Catalan, Closed
5. M I Sorokin vs Gelfand 1-0411986Sochi Juniors-AB23 Sicilian, Closed
6. M I Sorokin vs Ulibin 0-1241986USSRC05 French, Tarrasch
7. M I Sorokin vs A Dreev  0-1421986Sochi Juniors-AB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
8. Ivanchuk vs M I Sorokin 1-0431986Sochi Juniors-AD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. M I Sorokin vs Ivanchuk  ½-½281986Sochi Juniors-AC05 French, Tarrasch
10. Y R Yakovich vs M I Sorokin  1-0421987Ch Armed ForcesC55 Two Knights Defense
11. A E Vaulin vs M I Sorokin  ½-½121987URS-ch FL55A16 English
12. M I Sorokin vs Krasenkow  1-0431987URS-ch otborB33 Sicilian
13. Savon vs M I Sorokin  ½-½221987URS-ch otborC55 Two Knights Defense
14. Smagin vs M I Sorokin  ½-½521987URS-ch otborD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
15. M I Sorokin vs Shcherbakov  1-0401988Borzhomi U20A13 English
16. M I Sorokin vs Ulibin  ½-½411988Borzhomi U20C05 French, Tarrasch
17. M I Sorokin vs A Dreev  0-1471988Borzhomi U20C05 French, Tarrasch
18. Smirin vs M I Sorokin  ½-½491988Borzhomi U20D46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
19. M I Sorokin vs Shirov  ½-½401988Borzhomi U20D02 Queen's Pawn Game
20. J Meister vs M I Sorokin  ½-½291988RSFSR-chC29 Vienna Gambit
21. M I Sorokin vs Kholmov  ½-½1071988RSFSR-chE01 Catalan, Closed
22. M I Sorokin vs Baburin 1-0231988RSFSR-chB23 Sicilian, Closed
23. G Zaichik vs M I Sorokin  ½-½271988Protvino-BC55 Two Knights Defense
24. M I Sorokin vs A Dreev  ½-½141988Protvino-BC05 French, Tarrasch
25. Chekhov vs M I Sorokin  1-0611988Protvino-BD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 358  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-20-04  shr0pshire: Sorokin almost has twice as many draws as he has wins, disappointing. He has some sharp games, and beaten some good opponents. It is unfortunate he doesn't play out more of his games that draw under the 20 move mark.
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  WTHarvey: Here are some puzzles from Maxim's games:
Jul-01-07  Karpova: <Maxim Sorokin (22.01.1968 – 30.06.2007) Grandmaster Maxim Sorokin died yesterday in Elista hospital, several days after an auto crash on the road Elista – Volgograd. Our condolences to his relatives and friends.>
Jul-01-07  Eti fan: let him rest in peace
Jul-01-07  stanleys: Horrible news!Rest in peace GM Sorokin!
Jul-03-07  mack: This news has taken its time getting out - it's only on chessbase now ( Perhaps cg should make one of his games GOTD?
Jul-03-07  ivanov90:
The greatest game from GM Maxim Sorokin (white) vs GM Sergey Shipov. The game taken from Shipov's site, only in Russian.
Jul-03-07  ianD: May he rest in peace.

Jul-03-07  HirschSt: Very sad news about his death, my sincere condolences to his friends and family. May he rest in peace.
Jul-03-07  spacetimereality: I am terribly sorry to hear his loss. May he rest in piece.
Jul-03-07  shortsight: Rest in peace. Hope he will find solace in meeting Tal in the otherworld.
Jul-04-07  Gnappo: R.I.P.
Jul-05-07  BIDMONFA: Maxim Sorokin


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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Maxim Sorokin.
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  MissScarlett: Not to be confused with <Max Zorin>:

<Zorin was born in Dresden around the end of World War II, after which Dresden became part of East Germany. He later moved to France and became a leading businessman, operating on the microchip market. However, it is revealed later in the movie that he was the product of Nazi medical experimentation during the war, in which pregnant women were injected with massive quantities of steroids in an attempt to create "super-children." Most of the pregnancies failed. The few surviving babies grew to become extraordinarily intelligent—but also psychopathic.>

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