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Igor Naumkin
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Number of games in database: 484
Years covered: 1982 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2365 (2424 rapid, 2334 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2506

Overall record: +148 -123 =206 (52.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 7 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Indian (35) 
    E15 E12 E17 E16
 King's Indian (34) 
    E92 E94 E91 E97 E90
 Slav (23) 
    D10 D15 D14 D18 D11
 Modern Benoni (19) 
    A57 A56 A73 A59 A77
 Grunfeld (19) 
    D87 D90 D86 D85 D97
 Queen's Gambit Declined (18) 
    D38 D39 D31 D30 D35
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (73) 
    C04 C07 C02 C01 C11
 Queen's Indian (36) 
    E17 E12 E19 E14
 French Tarrasch (31) 
    C07 C04 C03 C09 C05
 Nimzo Indian (18) 
    E32 E25 E42 E20 E59
 Dutch Defense (18) 
    A96 A84 A90 A91 A92
 English, 1 c4 e5 (17) 
    A22 A28 A29 A20
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Naumkin vs Rozentalis, 1988 1/2-1/2
   Naumkin vs R Costantini, 1999 1-0
   Balashov vs Naumkin, 1991 0-1
   Naumkin vs Smagin, 1987 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Verona Open (1995)
   Forli Open (1995)
   Montecatini Terme 6th (2001)
   Toscolano Open (1995)
   Festival Ducale Open-A (2001)
   Moscow Championship (1984)
   17th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1993)
   14th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1990)
   12th Essent Open (2008)
   Pinsk URS-ch qual (1986)
   Formia Open (1995)
   Aosta op 12th (2004)
   Moscow Open A (2016)
   Prague Open (2019)
   GMA World Cup Open (1988)

   🏆 Third Saturday IM Mix 267
   Naumkin vs M Lu (Jun-02-22) 1/2-1/2
   Naumkin vs M Lu (May-18-22) 1/2-1/2
   M Lu vs Naumkin (Nov-21-21) 1/2-1/2
   S Pogorelskikh vs Naumkin (Sep-21-21) 0-1
   Naumkin vs A Kairbekova (Sep-20-21) 0-1

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(born Aug-10-1965, died Jul-13-2022, 56 years old) Russia

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Igor was born in Moscow in 1965, he started playing chess at the age of 5, and his father taught him the first moves. His whole life was devoted to chess. Perhaps he realized that this was his destiny when, at the age of 17, he defeated four of the nine Grandmasters in a closed tournament at the Moscow Championship. He became an international master in 1988 and a grandmaster in 1990. In his career, he defeated two legends such as Bronstein and Talj, and also fought Carlsen.

Grandmaster Igor Gennadyevich Naumkin was winner of the 2010 Livigno Open and the 6th Biella Open in 2015.

Last updated: 2022-09-11 12:37:03

 page 1 of 29; games 1-25 of 703  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Naumkin vs Khalifman 0-1461982USSR Junior ChampionshipE90 King's Indian
2. Naumkin vs Dreev  1-0361983?A81 Dutch
3. Naumkin vs Salov  ½-½581983URSA59 Benko Gambit
4. Naumkin vs A Kremenietsky  ½-½1031984Moscow ChampionshipA59 Benko Gambit
5. A Graf vs Naumkin  1-0371984Moscow ChampionshipC09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
6. Naumkin vs Suetin  1-0301984Moscow ChampionshipD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
7. Kholmov vs Naumkin  0-1401984Moscow ChampionshipC02 French, Advance
8. Antoshin vs Naumkin  0-1531984Moscow ChampionshipA03 Bird's Opening
9. S Kishnev vs Naumkin  ½-½131984Moscow ChampionshipA22 English
10. Naumkin vs I Belov  0-1411984Moscow ChampionshipE92 King's Indian
11. Gulko vs Naumkin  1-0271984Moscow ChampionshipE12 Queen's Indian
12. N Rashkovsky vs Naumkin  ½-½221984Moscow ChampionshipE12 Queen's Indian
13. Naumkin vs S Gorelov  1-0291984Moscow ChampionshipD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. Smagin vs Naumkin  ½-½781984Moscow ChampionshipA20 English
15. Naumkin vs A Kuzmin  1-0531984Moscow ChampionshipE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
16. Naumkin vs N Andrianov  ½-½201984Moscow ChampionshipD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. Naumkin vs Vasiukov  ½-½421984Moscow ChampionshipA44 Old Benoni Defense
18. Vyzmanavin vs Naumkin  1-0351984Moscow ChampionshipE12 Queen's Indian
19. Naumkin vs Khalifman 0-1471984Sochi JuniorsE92 King's Indian
20. Oll vs Naumkin  1-0401984Sochi JuniorsE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
21. Vyzmanavin vs Naumkin  ½-½411985URS-ch semifinal TolyattiA40 Queen's Pawn Game
22. Epishin vs Naumkin  1-0211985Omsk-chE17 Queen's Indian
23. A Machulsky vs Naumkin  0-1371985URS-ch semifinal TolyattiA46 Queen's Pawn Game
24. Naumkin vs Krasenkow ½-½771985TbilisiD85 Grunfeld
25. Epishin vs Naumkin  ½-½461985Soviet Army Team ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-17-03  aragorn69: Another "aberration" by : Naumkin is n°4-5 in the world for a brief spell during the concluding months of 1987. Before and after, he is consistenly ranked between 50 and 100.

Can anyone explain that ??

Aug-09-06  BIDMONFA: Igor Naumkin


Feb-06-08  Akuni: I looked it up and it said his highest ranking was 110.
Nov-21-10  wordfunph: GM Igor Naumkin won the 2010 Livigno Open..

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  OhioChessFan: At Aeroflot this year:

Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Happy 49th birthday to GM Igor Naumkin.
May-25-15  ketchuplover: He doesn't prepare for games. Cool.
Feb-10-18  wordfunph: GM Naumkin's scoresheets for sale..

Jul-14-22  philmsu: RIP GM Igor Naumkin
Premium Chessgames Member
  Honza Cervenka: What a sad news. RIP, Igor Gennadiyevich.
Jul-14-22  Volcanus:

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