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Marat Makarov
Number of games in database: 404
Years covered: 1981 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2505 (2422 rapid, 2419 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2536

Overall record: +93 -66 =210 (53.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 35 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Reti System (28) 
    A04 A06 A05
 King's Indian (27) 
    E62 E60 E63 E97 E68
 English (26) 
    A13 A15 A14 A17 A10
 Semi-Slav (14) 
    D45 D43 D44 D46 D47
 Slav (13) 
    D12 D15 D17 D10 D13
 English, 1 c4 c5 (8) 
    A30 A33 A35
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (81) 
    B90 B62 B22 B58 B30
 Sicilian Najdorf (19) 
    B90 B91 B92 B96 B95
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (18) 
    D20 D21 D27 D29 D28
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (14) 
    B62 B60 B63 B66
 Queen's Pawn Game (11) 
    E00 A46 A45 D02 E10
 Nimzo Indian (10) 
    E32 E20 E38 E42 E21
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Kharlov vs Makarov, 1991 0-1
   Makarov vs Kramnik, 1991 1/2-1/2
   Makarov vs Velimirovic, 1993 1-0
   V Vepkhvishvili vs Makarov, 1984 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Arandjelovac (1993)
   RSFSR-ch playoff (1991)
   RSFSR Championship (1990)
   RSFSR Championship (1991)
   Chigorin Memorial (2000)
   Chigorin Memorial (1999)
   Russian Championship Higher League (2007)
   Russian Championship (1996)
   Chigorin Memorial (2013)
   Chigorin Memorial Open (2009)
   Russian Championship (2001)
   Cappelle-la-Grande Open (2003)
   Russian Championship (2000)
   European Championship (2010)
   Chigorin Memorial (2012)

   🏆 World Blitz Championship
   Zvjaginsev vs Makarov (Dec-30-18) 1-0, blitz
   Makarov vs K Piorun (Dec-30-18) 1/2-1/2, blitz
   V Teterev vs Makarov (Dec-30-18) 0-1, blitz
   Makarov vs Fahad A Al Turky (Dec-30-18) 1-0, blitz
   Makarov vs D Sharma (Dec-30-18) 1/2-1/2, blitz

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(born May-07-1963, 59 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. Winner of RSFSR-ch (1990).

Last updated: 2021-10-19 17:15:59

 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 427  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Makarov vs V Grechihin  0-1321981Lokomotiv Club ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
2. N Popov vs Makarov  1-0311981Lokomotiv Club ChampionshipA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
3. G Piesina vs Makarov 1-0351981Lokomotiv Club ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
4. Makarov vs I Efimov  1-0411981Lokomotiv Club ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
5. V Muratov vs Makarov 1-0181981YerevanC02 French, Advance
6. Z Gofshtein vs Makarov  1-0611981YerevanB42 Sicilian, Kan
7. Makarov vs V Agzamov  1-0381981YerevanE66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
8. Makarov vs B Rositsan  ½-½711981YerevanA25 English
9. Makarov vs An Airapetian  0-1321981YerevanE17 Queen's Indian
10. Makarov vs B Itkis  ½-½181981YerevanE15 Queen's Indian
11. Makarov vs Azmaiparashvili  0-1401981YerevanA07 King's Indian Attack
12. R Klovsky vs Makarov  ½-½381981YerevanE12 Queen's Indian
13. Y Arkhipkin vs Makarov  ½-½411981YerevanB40 Sicilian
14. G Agzamov vs Makarov  1-0531981YerevanB06 Robatsch
15. E Ubilava vs Makarov  1-0801981YerevanE73 King's Indian
16. Makarov vs G Kuzmin  0-1591981YerevanE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
17. A Deev vs Makarov  ½-½241981YerevanE15 Queen's Indian
18. Makarov vs O Dementiev  1-0351981YerevanE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
19. H Tavadian vs Makarov  ½-½151981YerevanE17 Queen's Indian
20. Salov vs Makarov  1-0261982URS-chT JuniorsA46 Queen's Pawn Game
21. I Nikolayev vs Makarov 1-0321983Spartakiada of Russia FinalB22 Sicilian, Alapin
22. V Vepkhvishvili vs Makarov  0-11101984SU Students games SemifinalC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
23. V Vepkhvishvili vs Makarov  0-1491984SU Students games finalA07 King's Indian Attack
24. Y Kruppa vs Makarov  1-0631986Minsk ttC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
25. Smirin vs Makarov 0-1631986Minsk ttC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
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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

Oct-19-11  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

Oct-19-11  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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  Korora: Any relation to cosmonaut Oleg Grigoryevich Makarov?

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