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Igor Efimov
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Number of games in database: 441
Years covered: 1974 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2409 (2530 rapid, 2434 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2525

Overall record: +158 -131 =141 (53.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 11 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (29) 
    A45 D02 E10 D00 A50
 Sicilian (18) 
    B22 B40 B41 B83 B92
 King's Indian (14) 
    E70 E80 E67 E61 E71
 Slav (12) 
    D11 D10 D19 D14 D12
 Queen's Gambit Declined (12) 
    D37 D30 D35
 Queen's Indian (10) 
    E12 E15 E14 E13 E19
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (52) 
    B33 B43 B56 B42 B40
 Queen's Pawn Game (27) 
    A40 E10 A41 D02 E00
 Queen's Gambit Declined (16) 
    D37 D31 D30 D35 D38
 English (13) 
    A13 A15 A10 A11
 Sicilian Kan (13) 
    B43 B42 B41
 French Defense (11) 
    C03 C10 C07 C15 C18
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   McShane vs Efimov, 2009 0-1
   Efimov vs Barsov, 1990 1-0
   Kasparov vs Efimov, 1977 1/2-1/2
   Efimov vs H Mas, 2000 1-0
   Efimov vs J Emms, 1998 1-0
   D Perrett vs Efimov, 2008 0-1
   G Mwanyika vs Efimov, 2016 0-1
   Efimov vs Machulsky, 1979 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Junior Selection Tournament (1980)
   Festival Ducale Open-A (2001)
   Formia Open (1995)
   European Team Championship (1997)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2000)
   European Championship (2008)
   European Club Cup (2008)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2012)
   Tromso Olympiad (2014)
   European Club Cup (2007)
   Dresden Olympiad (2008)
   Batumi Olympiad (2018)
   Baku Olympiad (2016)
   French Team Championship (2018)
   FIDE Online Olympiad (2020)

   🏆 52nd Italian Teams GpA
   M Godena vs Efimov (Sep-20-21) 1-0
   Efimov vs S Sumant (Aug-09-20) 0-1, rapid
   Efimov vs Lut Yin Luke Lau (Aug-09-20) 1-0, rapid
   A Watanabe vs Efimov (Aug-09-20) 1-0, rapid
   A F Ker vs Efimov (Aug-08-20) 0-1, rapid

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(born Sep-16-1960, 62 years old) Georgia (federation/nationality Monaco)

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GM (1992) Igor Borisovich Efimov was Italian champion in 1998 and 1999. In 2008, he won the championship of Monaco. He is also a FIDE Senior Trainer (2018).

Last updated: 2019-09-16 05:12:48

 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 515  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Efimov vs V Vepkhvishvili  0-1391974Ch TbilisiC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
2. Lutikov vs Efimov  0-1411977YerevanB33 Sicilian
3. Efimov vs Tseshkovsky  ½-½201977YerevanB07 Pirc
4. Efimov vs I Ivanov  1-0391977YerevanB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
5. Kasparov vs Efimov ½-½171977URS-ch U20C18 French, Winawer
6. Efimov vs Azmaiparashvili ½-½651979URSB22 Sicilian, Alapin
7. Efimov vs A Machulsky  1-0391979USSRB12 Caro-Kann Defense
8. Efimov vs V Vepkhvishvili  0-1361979Ch GeorgianE99 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov
9. V Vepkhvishvili vs Efimov  0-1421979Ch Georgian 40thB33 Sicilian
10. Efimov vs Vdovin  1-0241980USSRB12 Caro-Kann Defense
11. Efimov vs A Sokolov  1-0361980Junior Selection TournamentE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
12. Efimov vs N Andrianov  0-1301980Junior Selection TournamentD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
13. I Novikov vs Efimov  0-1321980Junior Selection TournamentB33 Sicilian
14. Efimov vs V Kuporosov  0-1341980Junior Selection TournamentB22 Sicilian, Alapin
15. Wojtkiewicz vs Efimov  0-1411980Junior Selection TournamentB33 Sicilian
16. Efimov vs T Imanaliev  0-1321980Junior Selection TournamentD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
17. Efimov vs Pigusov  0-1311980Junior Selection TournamentB22 Sicilian, Alapin
18. Erofeev vs Efimov  0-1321981Lokomotiv Club ChampionshipC03 French, Tarrasch
19. T Lomaia vs Efimov  0-1211981Lokomotiv Club ChampionshipE97 King's Indian
20. Efimov vs N Popov  1-0701981Lokomotiv Club ChampionshipB07 Pirc
21. Efimov vs M S Tseitlin  1-0341981Lokomotiv Club ChampionshipA37 English, Symmetrical
22. G Piesina vs Efimov  1-0381981Lokomotiv Club ChampionshipE92 King's Indian
23. Makarov vs Efimov  1-0411981Lokomotiv Club ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
24. V Vepkhvishvili vs Efimov  1-0281981Ch Georgian 42thB42 Sicilian, Kan
25. Efimov vs Botezatu  1-0211982Smolensk ttB01 Scandinavian
 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 515  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-09-04  SamusAran: If you want to see Efimov get his butt kicked, look at Efimov vs Bronstein (at the top of the page)
Mar-15-05  Karpova: <>

There's an italian GM called Igor Efimov (born in 1960).

The first three games were probably not played by the italian GM and the first to games are identical.

Mar-15-05  Karpova: sorry, first two games of course
Sep-16-06  BIDMONFA: Igor Efimov


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  eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to GM Efimov! Wow a 9 year drought between kibitzes! That's really rare on a GM's page on CG.

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