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Maxim Sorokin
M Sorokin 
Photograph by Pascal Villalba of Notzai  
Number of games in database: 502
Years covered: 1985 to 2007
Last FIDE rating: 2490
Highest rating achieved in database: 2599

Overall record: +164 -92 =244 (57.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 2 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 English (48) 
    A13 A15 A14 A16 A17
 Sicilian (25) 
    B22 B23 B95 B31 B51
 King's Indian (20) 
    E67 E62 E73 E94 E91
 English, 1 c4 c5 (17) 
    A35 A30 A34 A39 A37
 Queen's Pawn Game (15) 
    A46 D02 A41 E00 A40
 English, 1 c4 e5 (13) 
    A20 A29 A27 A25 A28
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (38) 
    C80 C95 C91 C77 C84
 Sicilian (32) 
    B30 B45 B32 B47 B67
 Semi-Slav (26) 
    D47 D43 D45 D46 D44
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (23) 
    D27 D20 D29 D21 D26
 Queen's Gambit Declined (15) 
    D31 D30 D39
 Nimzo Indian (14) 
    E45 E32 E54 E43 E38
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Dziuba vs M Sorokin, 2005 0-1
   M Rodshtein vs M Sorokin, 2006 0-1
   M Sorokin vs Baburin, 1988 1-0
   M Sorokin vs Kramnik, 1989 1/2-1/2
   Ulybin vs M Sorokin, 1991 1/2-1/2
   M Sorokin vs Shulman, 1999 1/2-1/2
   Novik vs M Sorokin, 1991 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   San Martin (1993)
   Chigorin Memorial (2000)
   Chelyabinsk (1991)
   RSFSR Championship (1990)
   RSFSR Championship (1988)
   XI Anibal Open (2005)
   Chigorin Memorial (1999)
   Aeroflot Open (2005)
   Chelyabinsk (1989)
   Dubai Open (2001)
   Chelyabinsk-A (1991)
   Novgorod Open (1999)
   Dubai Open (2000)
   Aeroflot Open (2004)
   Russian Championship (1995)

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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 24; games 1-25 of 577  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Neverov vs M Sorokin  1-0431985URS-ch semifinal TolyattiD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. Podgaets vs M Sorokin  ½-½141985URS-ch semifinal TolyattiD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. M Sorokin vs Bareev  ½-½411985URS-ch semifinal TolyattiC07 French, Tarrasch
4. M Sorokin vs Yakovich  0-1401985URS-ch semifinal TolyattiC78 Ruy Lopez
5. M Sorokin vs A Machulsky  ½-½481985URS-ch semifinal TolyattiC05 French, Tarrasch
6. M Sorokin vs G Kuzmin  1-0261985URS-ch semifinal TolyattiC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
7. M Sorokin vs Pigusov  0-1401985URS-ch semifinal TolyattiB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
8. S Kiselev vs M Sorokin  ½-½791985URS-ch semifinal TolyattiA06 Reti Opening
9. I Naumkin vs M Sorokin  ½-½281985URS-ch semifinal TolyattiD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. M Sorokin vs K Grigorian  ½-½251985URS-ch semifinal TolyattiB02 Alekhine's Defense
11. M Sorokin vs J Meister  ½-½631985URS-ch semifinal TolyattiB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
12. Vyzmanavin vs M Sorokin 1-0861985URS-ch semifinal TolyattiA13 English
13. M Sorokin vs A Maksimenko  1-0231985USSR Junior ChampionshipB44 Sicilian
14. V Akopian vs M Sorokin  1-0351985USSR Junior ChampionshipC42 Petrov Defense
15. M Sorokin vs M Ulybin 0-1241986USSRC05 French, Tarrasch
16. Gelfand vs M Sorokin 1-0411986URSE09 Catalan, Closed
17. M Sorokin vs Gelfand 1-0411986Sochi Juniors (U20)B23 Sicilian, Closed
18. M Sorokin vs Ivanchuk  ½-½281986Sochi Juniors (U20)C05 French, Tarrasch
19. Ivanchuk vs M Sorokin 1-0431986Sochi Juniors (U20)D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. P Martynov vs M Sorokin  1-0461986Sochi Juniors (U20)D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. M Sorokin vs Dreev  0-1421986Sochi Juniors (U20)B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
22. Yakovich vs M Sorokin  1-0421987URS-ch FL55C55 Two Knights Defense
23. Vaulin vs M Sorokin  ½-½121987URS-ch FL55A16 English
24. A V Kharitonov vs M Sorokin  ½-½731987URS-ch FL55B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
25. M Sorokin vs M Ulybin  1-0421987URS-ch FL55B58 Sicilian
 page 1 of 24; games 1-25 of 577  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


Jan-22-16  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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