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Efstratios Grivas
E Grivas 
Number of games in database: 340
Years covered: 1980 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2414 (2432 rapid, 2303 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2513

Overall record: +94 -76 =160 (52.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 10 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (31) 
    E90 E71 E75 E97 E94
 Queen's Indian (20) 
    E15 E19 E14 E16 E17
 Queen's Pawn Game (16) 
    A46 A41 E10 D02 A50
 Grunfeld (12) 
    D91 D94 D79
 Slav (11) 
    D15 D11 D10 D14
 Modern Benoni (11) 
    A57 A71 A56 A70 A58
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (60) 
    E92 E62 E97 E67 E60
 Sicilian (48) 
    B32 B30 B22 B51 B47
 Ruy Lopez (15) 
    C80 C82 C77 C69 C83
 Ruy Lopez, Open (11) 
    C80 C82 C83
 Dutch Defense (9) 
    A81 A85 A86 A96
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    A45 A40 A46
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   E Grivas vs A Braun, 2008 1-0
   V Kovacevic vs E Grivas, 1989 1/2-1/2
   D Solak vs E Grivas, 2006 1/2-1/2
   E Grivas vs P Short, 1986 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   EUR-chT (Men) 9th (1989)
   Corus Group C (2008)
   Panormo Zonal (1998)
   European Youth Championship 1985/86 (1985)
   Yerevan Olympiad (1996)
   European Club Cup (2003)
   Dubai Olympiad (1986)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1984)
   Manila Olympiad (1992)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1988)
   Novi Sad Olympiad (1990)
   Moscow Olympiad (1994)
   Dortmund Open-A (1992)
   European Team Championship (1997)
   Sharjah Masters (2018)

   🏆 Aarhus Chess House GM
   E Grivas vs J B Bjerre (Feb-14-19) 1/2-1/2
   D Kollars vs E Grivas (Feb-09-19) 1/2-1/2
   E Grivas vs Chao Sun (Apr-18-18) 1/2-1/2
   K Krithigga vs E Grivas (Apr-17-18) 0-1
   E Grivas vs Shantanu Bhambure (Apr-16-18) 0-1

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(born Mar-30-1966, 56 years old) Greece

[what is this?]
Efstratios Grivas was born in Egio, Greece. He was awarded the FM title in 1983, the IM title in 1984 and the GM title in 1993. Then he moved on to becoming an International Arbiter in 1998, International Organizer also in 1998 and a FIDE Senior Trainer (2005), quitting OTB play in 2009. Grivas was Greek champion in 1983 and 1996.

Wikipedia article: Efstratios Grivas

 page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 385  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Grivas vs Kotronias  ½-½361980AthensA81 Dutch
2. E Grivas vs Kotronias  0-1341982AthensA89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
3. E Grivas vs Kotronias  1-0241982AthensA89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
4. I Stohl vs E Grivas  1-0541982World Junior ChampionshipE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
5. E Grivas vs N Sulava  ½-½411982World Junior ChampionshipA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
6. C Hansen vs E Grivas  1-0301982World Junior ChampionshipA48 King's Indian
7. E Grivas vs Winants  ½-½221982World Junior ChampionshipE10 Queen's Pawn Game
8. V Allegro vs E Grivas  1-0361982World Junior ChampionshipE60 King's Indian Defense
9. K Rasmussen vs E Grivas  ½-½141982World Junior ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
10. E Grivas vs Short  ½-½521982World Junior ChampionshipE16 Queen's Indian
11. E Grivas vs Nijboer  ½-½371982World Junior ChampionshipE15 Queen's Indian
12. E Grivas vs J Graf  ½-½261982World Junior ChampionshipA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
13. E Grivas vs M L Condie  1-0541982World Junior ChampionshipD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
14. Wolff vs E Grivas  0-1221982World Junior ChampionshipB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
15. E Grivas vs Adianto  ½-½1081982World Junior ChampionshipD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
16. Benjamin vs E Grivas  0-1521982World Junior ChampionshipE97 King's Indian
17. M Cebalo vs E Grivas  1-0281983AthensE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
18. S H Trindade vs E Grivas  1-0291983World Junior ChampionshipC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
19. E Grivas vs R Polaczek  ½-½321983World Junior ChampionshipD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. E Grivas vs R E Espinosa Flores  1-0241983World Junior ChampionshipD24 Queen's Gambit Accepted
21. E Grivas vs M Chapman  0-1361983World Junior ChampionshipE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
22. I Collin vs E Grivas  0-1371983World Junior ChampionshipC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
23. C Landenbergue vs E Grivas  1-0261983World Junior ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
24. Y Ramsingh vs E Grivas  0-1341983World Junior ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
25. E Grivas vs M Jachym  ½-½521983World Junior ChampionshipE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
 page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 385  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-28-07  vonKrolock: Mr. <Grivas>, please have a look in my post from today 28-ii-07 here Teichmann vs Allies, 1902
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  GrahamClayton: Grivas is the full-time trainer for the Turkish national team.

Source: Yochanan Afek "Corus 2008: The Youngest Ever Winner!", "CHESS", April 2008

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  Benzol: Has anyone read his book "The Complete Guide To The Grivas Sicilian"? I'd never heard of it before today. What do the moves/lines consist of?
Jun-21-09  myschkin: . . .

Review (+ Sample (pdf))

Jun-21-09  myschkin: . . .



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  Benzol: <myschkin> Many thanks.


Aug-12-09  thegoldenband: GM Grivas did a wonderful job on a very hard task: annotating the last game of his colleague and friend, Nikos Karapanos, who died at the board on August 10th. The game and annotations can be found here:

Mar-30-10  wordfunph: i almost named my son Efstratios...but finally settled for Hristos Hugo. My wife objected coz it's lengthy.

Trivia on GM Grivas: 1982 World Junior Championship in Copenhagen: In the first round, Joel Benjamin played a player from Greece which he was not familiar. His opponent handled the Bayonet King's Indian a bit strangely for black and Benjamin lost. They sat down for the post-mortem and his opponent exclaimed "I am an expert in the King's Indian." That player, Efstratios Grivas, went on to become a respectable grandmaster.

happy birthday Efstratios!

Feb-20-11  wordfunph: "My name, Efstratios, is an ancient Greek name and in ancient Greece it was used as a title, meaning 'the leader of a strong/good army'."

- GM Eftratios Grivas (in his book A Complete Guide to the Grivas Sicilian)

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  Benzol: The Star Wars fans have missed an opportunity with this man.

Grievous bodily harm as a pun also suggests itself.

Mar-30-12  wordfunph: "The chess player of 2009 has encountered more types of positions than the chess player of 1975 and knows the proper ways to deal with these positions. Therefore, a chess player today has a great advantage over a chess player of 35 years ago."

- GM Eftratios Grivas

happy birthday, Efstratios!

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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday!
Aug-26-12  Calli: A copy cat
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  perfidious: <Calli> As well as being rather too obvious-someone with greater knowledge of English grammar would have eliminated at least one error which was simply plagiarised.
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  Domdaniel: The Grivas Sicilian: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Qb6...

Though sometimes played in the 19th century, this line was not really developed until Grivas took it up. His earliest game in the CG database is a draw with Nunn, I think.

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  Domdaniel: Curiously, Nunn vs E Grivas, 1991 is the last of six games between the two.

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