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Marat Anatolyevich Makarov
Number of games in database: 274
Years covered: 1981 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2505 (2486 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2536

Overall record: +60 -48 =133 (52.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 33 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Reti System (21) 
    A04 A06
 King's Indian (16) 
    E60 E62 E97 E68 E63
 English (14) 
    A13 A15 A17 A16 A14
 Semi-Slav (11) 
    D45 D43 D44 D46
 Slav (9) 
    D12 D15 D17 D18 D16
 Queen's Gambit Declined (7) 
    D30 D37 D38
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (57) 
    B90 B62 B22 B50 B57
 Sicilian Najdorf (18) 
    B90 B91 B92 B94 B96
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (12) 
    D20 D21 D29 D27 D28
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (9) 
    B62 B60 B63
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    A46 E00 A45 E10
 Nimzo Indian (8) 
    E20 E38 E42 E55 E41
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M A Makarov vs Kramnik, 1991 1/2-1/2
   N Srdoc vs M A Makarov, 2010 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Russian Championship Higher League (2007)
   Russian Championship (1996)
   Chigorin Memorial (2013)
   Cappelle La Grande (2003)
   Chigorin Memorial Open (2009)
   European Individual Championship (2010)
   Chigorin Memorial (2012)

   🏆 World Blitz Championship
   M A Makarov vs K Piorun (Dec-30-18) 1/2-1/2, blitz
   V Zvjaginsev vs M A Makarov (Dec-30-18) 1-0, blitz
   M A Makarov vs D Sharma (Dec-30-18) 1/2-1/2, blitz
   D Pershin vs M A Makarov (Dec-30-18) 1-0, blitz
   N Kabanov vs M A Makarov (Dec-30-18) 1-0, blitz

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(born May-07-1963, 56 years old) Russia

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IM (1991) & GM (1993) Marat Anatolyevich Makarov. Chess coach for > 20 years. Among his pupils are the cham­pion of USSR and Russia WGM Julia Demina and GM Nikita Vitiugov. Author of the well received 'The Endgame. More Than 300 Positions, Crucial for the Practical Player', Chess Stars 2007.

Last updated: 2018-03-11 00:13:06

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 274  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M A Makarov vs Azmaiparashvili  0-1401981YerevanA07 King's Indian Attack
2. V Muratov vs M A Makarov 1-0181981YerevanC02 French, Advance
3. Salov vs M A Makarov  1-0261982URS-chT JuniorsA46 Queen's Pawn Game
4. I Nikolayev vs M A Makarov 1-0321983Spartakiada of Russia FinalB22 Sicilian, Alapin
5. V Vepkhvishvili vs M A Makarov  0-11101984SU Students games SemifinalC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
6. V Vepkhvishvili vs M A Makarov  0-1491984SU Students games finalA07 King's Indian Attack
7. M A Makarov vs Krasenkow  1-0431986URS Army-chTD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
8. M A Makarov vs Krasenkow  0-1551986URS Army-chD70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
9. Smirin vs M A Makarov 0-1631986Minsk ttC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
10. Y Kruppa vs M A Makarov  1-0631986Minsk ttC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
11. M A Makarov vs V Vepkhvishvili  1-0561988Open AlbenaE97 King's Indian
12. Krasenkow vs M A Makarov  ½-½151988URS-chTE00 Queen's Pawn Game
13. Polugaevsky vs M A Makarov  1-0411988GMA World Cup OpenE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
14. M A Makarov vs Taimanov  0-1461988GMA World Cup OpenE46 Nimzo-Indian
15. M A Makarov vs O Cvitan  0-1521988GMA World Cup OpenE97 King's Indian
16. M A Makarov vs Xu Jun  1-0291988GMA World Cup OpenE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
17. M Umansky vs M A Makarov  1-0411989URS-sf Russia-chA80 Dutch
18. Vyzmanavin vs M A Makarov  1-0421989Ch Russia (1/2 final Ch URS)A81 Dutch
19. Kharlov vs M A Makarov  ½-½661989URS Army-chTB22 Sicilian, Alapin
20. Baburin vs M A Makarov  0-1401989Ch Russia (1/2 final Ch URS)E38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
21. M A Makarov vs Baburin  ½-½141989URS Army-chA06 Reti Opening
22. Shabalov vs M A Makarov  ½-½381989Podolsk GMA-qualB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
23. M A Makarov vs A Dreev  ½-½571989URS-sf RUS-chA09 Reti Opening
24. G A Timoshenko vs M A Makarov  ½-½361990Cheliabinsk-AB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
25. M A Makarov vs Kharlov  ½-½401990RSFSR-chD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
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May-06-06  BIDMONFA: Marat Makarov


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  Tabanus: GM Marat Makarov, Russia, born 7 May 1963. Now rated 2510,

IM in 1991. GM in 1993. Rated 2560 in 1996.

Played for Russia III in the olympiad 1998 (board 2, 8/12). Champion of St. Petersburg 2007.

Chess coach for > 20 years. Among his pupils are the cham­pion of USSR and Russia WGM Julia Demina and GM Nikita Vitiugov. Author of the well received 'The Endgame. More Than 300 Positions, Crucial for the Practical Player', Chess Stars 2007.


Highest rated White victim (in Chessbase):

[Event "RUS-chT"]
[Site "Smolensk"]
[Date "2000.04.17"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Fedorov, Alexei"]
[Black "Makarov, Marat"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2684"]
[BlackElo "2513"]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 g6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Bg7 6.Nb3 Nf6 7.Be2 O-O 8.Be3 d6 9.f4 a5 10.a4 Be6 11.O-O Nd7 12.f5 Bxb3 13.cxb3 Nc5 14.Bc4 Ne5 15.Bd5 Re8 16.Nb5 e6 17.fxe6 fxe6 18.Bc4 Nxe4 19.Bxe6+ Rxe6 20.Qd5 Qe7 21.Nc7 Qxc7 22.Qxe6+ Kh8 23.Rac1 Nc5 24.Qd5 Qc6 25.Qxc6 Nxc6 26.Rf7 Ne5 27.Rc7 Ng4 28.Bxc5 dxc5 29.h3 Bd4+ 30.Kf1 Rf8+ 31.Ke2 Re8+ 32.Kd3 Ne5+ 33.Kd2 Rf8 34.Re1 b6 35.Re7 Rf5 36.Re6 Kg7 37.Rxb6 Bxb2 38.Ke3 Rf7 39.Re2 Re7 40.Kd2 Bd4 41.Rb5 Ra7 42.Re4 Kf6 43.Rf4+ Ke6 44.Rb8 Rd7 45.Re8+ Kd5 46.Ra8 Nc6 47.Rc8 Be5 48.Rf3 Nd4 49.Rd3 Rb7 50.Rd8+ Bd6 0-1

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  e4ia: <Author of the well received 'The Endgame. More Than 300 Positions, Crucial for the Practical Player', Chess Stars 2007. >

Thanks for info! USA based can get that book new from On my "wish list" for now!

If you're Europe based, abebooks had one almost new copy from a UK seller.

ISBN is 9789548782630 for a quick search elsewhere

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  whiteshark: < Marat Makarov: The Endgame < A Chess Library for Practical Players < Chess Stars Ltd., 1. ed. 2007 <<>>>>>

< It was a great pleasure for me to work with this wonderful book. The author Marat Makarov is a Grandmaster and he has been practicing as a coach for more than 20 years. Among his pupils is the USSR and Russian champion WGM Julia Demina. The book includes more than 300 skillfully selected endgame positions, which are of immense value for the practical player. It looks like you can encounter them in every tournament and I myself learned a lot from that book, while translating it. I believe this work is a necessity for every chess player’s library and it will ensure for you plenty of well-deserved points in your chess games. >

~ GM Evgeny Ermenkov

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  whiteshark: Contents

8 Introduction

11 Chapter 1. King and Pawn Endings

12 King and Pawn against King
16 Technical Resource
26 Strategy
36 Endings with Material Advatage
46 Conclusion

50 Chapter 2. Knight and Pawn Endings

50 Knight against Pawns
58 Knight and Pawns against King (and Pawns)
62 Knight and Pawns against Knight (and Pawns)

72 Chapter 3. Bishop and Pawn Endings

72 Bishop (with Pawns) against Pawns
76 Bishop of Same Colour
80 Opposite-Coloured Bishops

84 Chapter 4. Bishop against Knight

86 Endings with Material Advantage
91 Endings with Positional Advantage

99 Chapter 5. Rook against Light Pieces

99 Endings without Pawns
105 Rook and Pawn against Light Pieces
108 Rook and Pawn against Light Pieces and Pawn
113 Endings with More Pawns

116 Chapter 6. Rook Endings

116 Rook against Pawn (Pawns)
121 Simple Endings with Material Advantage
136 Endings with Many Pawns
144 "Four against Three" and More

150 Chapter 7. Rook and Light Piece against Rook

150 Rook and Bishop against Rook
158 Rook and Knight against Rook

160 Chapter 8. Queen and Pawn Endings

160 Queen against Pawn
165 Queen against Pawns
167 Queen Endings
170 Queen against Rook
177 Queen against Light Pieces

178 Epilogue

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