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Sergei Azarov
S Azarov 
Number of games in database: 747
Years covered: 1992 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2604 (2619 rapid, 2494 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2667

Overall record: +232 -107 =268 (60.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 140 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (163) 
    B33 B47 B89 B96 B84
 Ruy Lopez (77) 
    C95 C67 C78 C92 C65
 French Defense (47) 
    C07 C05 C03 C10 C04
 Caro-Kann (42) 
    B12 B11 B18 B10 B16
 French Tarrasch (41) 
    C07 C05 C03 C04 C09
 Sicilian Najdorf (38) 
    B96 B94 B92 B90 B97
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (75) 
    C93 C95 C84 C77 C78
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (48) 
    C93 C95 C84 C91 C85
 English (34) 
    A13 A14 A15 A17 A18
 Sicilian (33) 
    B32 B30 B76 B22 B50
 Queen's Gambit Declined (30) 
    D37 D31 D35 D39 D30
 Nimzo Indian (26) 
    E32 E20 E21 E46 E33
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   S Azarov vs K Volke, 2007 1-0
   S Azarov vs Nisipeanu, 2011 1-0
   D Anton Guijarro vs S Azarov, 2017 0-1
   S Vokarev vs S Azarov, 2008 1/2-1/2
   S Azarov vs Jobava, 2007 1-0
   S Azarov vs B Socko, 2009 1-0
   S Azarov vs Predojevic, 2006 1/2-1/2
   S Azarov vs Kacper Karwowski, 2011 1-0
   S Azarov vs K Shanava, 2006 1-0
   S Azarov vs M Wiedenkeller, 2005 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   World Junior Championship (2003)
   Cappelle-la-Grande Open (2014)
   Cappelle-la-Grande Open (2006)
   Panchenko Memorial Open A (2021)
   Moscow Open (2010)
   PRO League Group Stage (2019)
   European Championship (2012)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   20th OIBM (2016)
   41st World Junior Championship (2002)
   European Championship (2011)
   Abu Dhabi Masters (2016)
   European Championship (2005)
   European Championship (2001)
   European Championship (2009)

   🏆 Sharjah Masters
   S Ter-Sahakyan vs S Azarov (May-25-23) 1/2-1/2
   S Azarov vs Mendonca (May-24-23) 1/2-1/2
   A Erigaisi vs S Azarov (May-23-23) 1-0
   S Azarov vs N Abasov (May-22-23) 1/2-1/2
   T D V Nguyen vs S Azarov (May-21-23) 1/2-1/2

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(born May-19-1983, 40 years old) Belarus

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Grandmaster (2003). Azarov came second in the 2003 World Junior Championship. He scored 7.5/11 in the 12th European Individual Championship (2011), placing 16th and thereby qualifying for entry to the World Cup (2011) where he defeated Artyom Timofeev in the first round before losing to Vugar Gashimov in the second round. Subsequently he scored 5.5/7 in the European Club Cup and came =2nd with 7/9 in the Chigorin Memorial Tournament. He placed =2nd (10th on tiebreak) at the 13th European Individual Championship (2012) scoring 8/11 and qualifying him for the World Cup (2013), from which he was eliminated when he lost his first round match to Russian GM Alexey Dreev. =1st (2nd on tiebreak behind Axel Bachmann Schiavo) at the Cappelle-la-Grande (2014).


Wikipedia article: Sergei Azarov

 page 1 of 34; games 1-25 of 839  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Bacrot vs S Azarov 1-0291992Wch U10D36 Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange, Positional line, 6.Qc2
2. Grischuk vs S Azarov  1-0551993Wch U10C95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
3. Ponomariov vs S Azarov  1-0371994Wch U12C68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
4. Grischuk vs S Azarov  1-0341994Wch U12C42 Petrov Defense
5. S Azarov vs Ganguly  0-1591994Wch U12C55 Two Knights Defense
6. Ganguly vs S Azarov  0-1211995Wch U12 DisneyC23 Bishop's Opening
7. Ponomariov vs S Azarov  1-0321995EU-ch U12C79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
8. Ponomariov vs S Azarov 1-0441995EU-ch U12C49 Four Knights
9. S Azarov vs V Akobian  1-0441995EU-ch U12B07 Pirc
10. S Azarov vs Ganguly  0-1341996Wch U14B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
11. S Azarov vs E Alekseev  ½-½341998Moscow Kasparov CupB01 Scandinavian
12. Radjabov vs S Azarov 1-0261998Moscow Kasparov CupA06 Reti Opening
13. V Neverov vs S Azarov  1-0351998Zepter opD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. U Kavcic vs S Azarov  1-0521998Eu Youth bu18C30 King's Gambit Declined
15. S Kristjansson vs S Azarov  0-1231998Wch U16C45 Scotch Game
16. S Azarov vs Ponomariov 0-1241999Artek ol U16A45 Queen's Pawn Game
17. S Azarov vs K Jakubowski  ½-½421999Wch U16B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
18. A Wirig vs S Azarov  ½-½141999Wch U16D05 Queen's Pawn Game
19. S Azarov vs V Veremeichik  ½-½582001BLR-chB32 Sicilian
20. Kholmov vs S Azarov  1-0492001RUS-CupC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
21. S Azarov vs A Anastasian 0-1862001European ChampionshipC03 French, Tarrasch
22. Eljanov vs S Azarov  0-1542001European ChampionshipE08 Catalan, Closed
23. S Azarov vs Miles 1-0462001European ChampionshipB07 Pirc
24. S Azarov vs A Greenfeld  0-1512001European ChampionshipB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
25. E Agrest vs S Azarov  1-0632001European ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
 page 1 of 34; games 1-25 of 839  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-20-05  Eastfrisian: He is a Belarus-citizen and born on 19.05.1983, but all in all not known well. This year he played in Pardubice and finished as third.
Feb-23-06  BIDMONFA: Sergei Azarov

AZAROV, Sergei

May-19-10  wordfunph: GM Azarov peaked at 2630 though his current card is 2609..

he may not be as popular as other GMs but his rating can be intimidating..

happy 27th birthday Sergei!

Mar-25-12  twinlark: He has improved since then and is right up there on the leader board of the EICC after 7 rounds.
Mar-27-12  notyetagm: Azarov has won 5(!) games in a row to take the sole lead at the 13th EICC after 7 rounds with a 6/7 score.

13th European Individual Championship (2012)/Sergei Azarov

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  Penguincw: After 7 rounds of play, Azarov is the only lead, with 6 points. Twelve are half a point back. Could he become the first player from Belarus (I assume) to win the tournament? Tomorrow, he has black against Vladimir Malakhov.
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  GrahamClayton: Finished =1st with Sergey Erenburg at the 2012 Continental Class Championship in Arlington, VA in October 2012:

Dec-05-12  Open Defence: very interesting player could be one to look out for
May-20-15  jrofrano: Sergei Azarov is the third GM as part of my new series called the GM Spotlight!

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