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Ildar Ibragimov
I Ibragimov 
Photo courtesy of Eric Schiller.  
Number of games in database: 652
Years covered: 1985 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2533 (2396 rapid, 2332 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2640

Overall record: +266 -135 =248 (60.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 3 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (38) 
    E41 E53 E58 E43 E52
 King's Indian (33) 
    E70 E81 E90 E71 E87
 Queen's Gambit Declined (24) 
    D35 D30 D31 D37 D38
 English (22) 
    A15 A17 A16 A13 A10
 Semi-Slav (19) 
    D45 D46 D43 D49
 Slav (18) 
    D11 D10 D17
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (72) 
    C92 C69 C90 C97 C84
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (54) 
    C92 C90 C97 C84 C85
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (44) 
    D27 D20 D24 D26 D29
 French Defense (29) 
    C03 C18 C11 C02 C00
 Queen's Pawn Game (18) 
    E00 A46 A41 A45 D05
 Nimzo Indian (16) 
    E32 E43 E20 E21 E41
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   S Pavlov vs I Ibragimov, 2013 0-1
   I Ibragimov vs Ehlvest, 2005 1-0
   P K Wells vs I Ibragimov, 2000 0-1
   I Ibragimov vs I Zaragatski, 2001 1-0
   J Horvath vs I Ibragimov, 1993 0-1
   I Ibragimov vs Gulko, 2006 1-0
   I Ibragimov vs M Stoeber, 2001 1-0
   Hess vs I Ibragimov, 2007 0-1
   I Ibragimov vs Brodsky, 1991 1-0
   I Ibragimov vs E Tate, 2005 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   New York State Championship (2001)
   Fraenkische GM 1st (2000)
   Odorheiu Secuiesc (1993)
   RSFSR Championship (1991)
   Sunway Sitges Open (2014)
   Dubai Open (2000)
   HB Global Chess Challenge (2005)
   Groningen Open (1994)
   Cappelle Open (2001)
   Bern Open (1993)
   US Championship 2006 (2006)
   Russian Championship (1995)
   Chessmaster US Championship 2005 (2004)
   American Continental Championship (2005)
   Dortmund Open-A (1992)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Rookington's Nimzo Attack by rookington
   How to Play the Nimzovich Attack by fredthebear

   🏆 Russian Team Blitz
   I Ibragimov vs A Ivlev (Oct-07-16) 1-0, blitz
   I Popov vs I Ibragimov (May-05-15) 1/2-1/2
   I Ibragimov vs A Potapov (May-03-15) 0-1
   I Ibragimov vs S Maze (Dec-21-14) 1/2-1/2
   Q Ducarmon vs I Ibragimov (Dec-20-14) 0-1

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(born Aug-16-1967, 55 years old) Russia

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GM Ildar Rifkatovich Ibragimov was born in Kazan, Russia. He picked up chess during his youth and rose to the grandmaster level while in his early twenties, sharing first place with Vladimir Kramnik and Andrei Kharlov at the USSR U-26 championship in 1991, finishing =2nd at St. Petersburg 1994, and taking clear first at Vienna 1996. He moved to the United States in 2002 and has since been a regular in most top American tournaments, co-winning the 2004 U.S. Open and 2005 World Open and coming equal third in the 2006 U.S. Championship, among other successes. Ibragimov now lives in New Haven, Connecticut.

Wikipedia article: Ildar Ibragimov

Last updated: 2018-03-10 12:44:02

 page 1 of 29; games 1-25 of 703  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Nosenko vs I Ibragimov  1-0261985URS-chT (Juniors)D24 Queen's Gambit Accepted
2. I Ibragimov vs Dreev  0-1511985USSR 40/511D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. I Ibragimov vs A V Kharitonov  ½-½151989URS-sf Russia-chD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. I Ibragimov vs M Umansky  1-0631989URS-sf RUS-chA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
5. Baburin vs I Ibragimov 1-0221989URS-sf RUS-chD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
6. Dreev vs I Ibragimov  1-0631989URS-sf RUS-chD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
7. I Ibragimov vs Vyzmanavin  0-1381989URS-sf RUS-chA22 English
8. A Schwarz vs I Ibragimov  0-1421990URS-chTD24 Queen's Gambit Accepted
9. I Ibragimov vs V Moskalenko  1-0461990URS-chTA90 Dutch
10. V Moiseev vs I Ibragimov  ½-½241990Katowice OpenC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
11. Sagalchik vs I Ibragimov  0-1361990Katowice OpenD29 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
12. V Zilberstein vs I Ibragimov  1-0351990Katowice OpenD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
13. I Ibragimov vs Krasenkow  0-13419902nd Soviet Club Cup qual group 2A21 English
14. I Ibragimov vs F Berebora 1-0311991HarkanyD85 Grunfeld
15. Y Malinin vs I Ibragimov  0-1331991URS-sfC45 Scotch Game
16. I Ibragimov vs Glek  1-0291991URS-chT AzovA89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
17. I Ibragimov vs Vaganian  ½-½531991Berliner Sommer 9thD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. I Ibragimov vs Gleizerov  ½-½101991Legion opA90 Dutch
19. I Ibragimov vs Brodsky 1-0561991URS-ch U26A01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
20. I Ibragimov vs E Matsuura  1-0391991WchT U26A89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
21. I Ibragimov vs Y Kruppa  ½-½701991URS-ch U26E90 King's Indian
22. Kharlov vs I Ibragimov  0-1451991URS-ch U26C90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
23. I Ibragimov vs Kramnik 0-1551991URS-ch Young MastersA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
24. Timoshenko vs I Ibragimov  0-1451991URS-ch U26C92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
25. I Ibragimov vs Rublevsky  0-1631991RSFSR ChampionshipA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
 page 1 of 29; games 1-25 of 703  PGN Download
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Dec-04-04  vonKrolock: Ibragimov is from Kirgizia, a landlocked republic in west central Asia bordering on northwestern China; (formerly an Asian Soviet Republic) He stayed here in my State in 1991, and played at the World Junior Ch won, i believe by V. Kramnik (in Guarapuava) see the decisive game Zsofia Polgar vs Kramnik, 1991 - they played also a Student's Team Ch, and the Soviets won (Ibragimov, Sakaev, Kharlov)
Dec-04-04  Maroczy: <PinkPanther> On a similar note, Lithuanian women's names end in the letter e.
Dec-04-04  vonKrolock: <Maroczy> And, if II where a Lithuanian, his name would be Ildaras Ibragimovicius
Dec-05-04  vonKrolock: Although very young, he was already a chain smoker (i hope he solved this problem, because he's really a nice fellow) - Following the Student's Ol i played a Blitz Ty whith all the Soviet Team except Kramnik: it arrived that my game against the Argentinian Fabian Fiorito had some particular interest in the prize sharing (not for me, i was an outsider), and suddenly our table was surrounded by kibitzers, amongst them the trio Sakaev-Kharlov-Ibragimov - it was the only instance that one of my OTB games was kibitzed by a World Champion Team!
May-24-05  ahmadov: <Knezh:Russian by birth, Azeri by origin.> He might have lived in Azerbaijan, but it is certain that he is not an Azeri. He is either from one of Central Asia republics or Muslim parts of Russia (Tatarstan or Bashkiria). Actually, <vonKrolock> has already stated that he is from Kirgizia (Kyrgyzstan), which I believe is true.
May-24-05  arifattar: <ahmadov> <Muslim parts of Russia> Interesting you didn't include Chechnya. Just curious to know as to what's the public opinion in Azerbaijan and other CIS countries.
May-24-05  ahmadov: The Azeri people supports the struggle of the Chechen people. We are friends and brothers. However, we will never support those criminals who perpatrated the Beslan tragedy. Crime and struggle for freedom are completely different concepts. As you can see, our view of this issue is not different from that of the rest of the world.
May-24-05  ahmadov: I did not mention Chechnya among "Muslim parts of Russia" because Ildar has Asian look, not because I perceive Chechnya as an independent state.
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  WTHarvey: Here is a little collection of puzzles from Ildar's games:
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  Benzol: The first game must be by another player if he was born in 1967.
Nov-26-06  Dr.Lecter: He is a nice player, actually. If you flip through his wins, you can see he defeated world class players like Leko, Morozevich, and Akopian.
Dec-16-06  Karpova: <vonKrolock: Although very young, he was already a chain smoker (i hope he solved this problem, because he's really a nice fellow) - Following the Student's Ol i played a Blitz Ty whith all the Soviet Team except Kramnik: it arrived that my game against the Argentinian Fabian Fiorito had some particular interest in the prize sharing (not for me, i was an outsider), and suddenly our table was surrounded by kibitzers, amongst them the trio Sakaev-Kharlov-Ibragimov - it was the only instance that one of my OTB games was kibitzed by a World Champion Team!>

How did the game end and why don't you submit it?

Jan-12-07  BIDMONFA: Ildar Ibragimov


Feb-07-07  Dr.Lecter: <chessgames> when I search for "ibragimov" the database goes to some random guy. Can you correct that to go to Ildar?
Apr-10-07  Dr.Lecter: Ibragimov co-won the foxwoods open. congrats!
Apr-10-07  vonKrolock: <Karpova:How did the game end and why don't you submit it? > I won that Game, I gave checkmate with my arrow hanging (clocks were still old-style) and the Russians were very glad about this - but I really realized just afterwards that Fabian was playing for one of the prizes, I was distracted, just enjoying the oportunity to meet some foreign 'killers' - Fiorito is also a good player and a nice fellow. (sorry for the belated reply - I saw Your question just now) ps: I have not the score, it was just a blitz T - the Chess historian L. Holzmann delivered a cross-table, maybe this can be still obtained)
Apr-11-07  Dr.Lecter: Wow, <vonKrolock>'s one kibitz made this page have TWO pages of kibitzing.
Apr-11-07  thedoyle: this guy yelled at me once. he's a jerk in my opinion. i didn't even do anything wrong.
Feb-01-08  DarthStapler: This guy sometimes give simuls at the club I go to
Jul-26-11  Zkid: Ibragimov ended the streak I had during my best tournament (first GM victory) by beating me (very convincingly) in the last round. Great guy.
Jul-26-11  TheTamale: My guess is that his name Ibragimov is some sort of Russian equivalent of Abraham (it is similar to the Muslim equivalent of Ibrahim). I looked up Kazan, Russia on Google maps... looks like a great location! I wonder what the climate is like.
Feb-04-13  waustad: Tomorrow he's playing Ilya Nyzhnyk in the Moscow Open. I was surprised to see the US flag next to his name. He isn't very high profile.
Apr-14-14  The Last Straw:

Oops. And it was his only loss in the tournament.

Nov-05-15  sonia91: Ibragimov returned to the Russian Chess Federation:
May-27-20  sakredkow: Has he retired? I've enjoyed his games.
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