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Evgenij Agrest
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Number of games in database: 624
Years covered: 1980 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2574 (2528 rapid, 2574 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2616

Overall record: +157 -91 =235 (56.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 141 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 English (56) 
    A15 A13 A17 A11 A10
 Queen's Pawn Game (51) 
    D02 A45 A40 D00 A41
 King's Indian (28) 
    E61 E71 E60 E67 E70
 English, 1 c4 e5 (27) 
    A28 A29 A21 A27
 Queen's Gambit Declined (27) 
    D37 D31 D38 D35 D39
 Semi-Slav (24) 
    D45 D44 D43 D47
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (73) 
    B42 B43 B40 B90 B50
 Caro-Kann (40) 
    B12 B18 B13 B11 B10
 Sicilian Kan (34) 
    B42 B43 B41
 Semi-Slav (25) 
    D45 D44 D43 D47
 Slav (23) 
    D11 D15 D13 D12 D10
 Queen's Pawn Game (23) 
    A41 D00 A46 D02 E10
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Palac vs Agrest, 2008 0-1
   Agrest vs Ponomariov, 2003 1-0
   Agrest vs Bacrot, 2001 1-0
   Agrest vs Caruana, 2007 1-0
   Agrest vs E H Jensson, 2017 1-0
   Agrest vs L Dek, 2017 1-0
   Agrest vs N Pert, 2017 1-0
   Agrest vs B Moon, 2017 1-0
   Agrest vs Milov, 2001 1/2-1/2
   Agrest vs T Bae, 2007 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2000)
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Nordic Championship (2001)
   Swedish Championship (2003)
   Scandinavian Chess Tournament (2007)
   Rilton Cup 1997/98 (1997)
   Swedish Championship (2006)
   European Championship (2004)
   Politiken Cup (2007)
   Reykjavik Open (2000)
   European Championship (2003)
   Politiken Cup (2009)
   Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (2010)
   European Club Cup (2006)
   Turin Olympiad (2006)
   European Championship (2007)
   Pro Chess League (2018)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   musicalhair's favorite games of agrest by musicalhair

   🏆 TCh-CAT GpA Final
   F Peralta vs Agrest (Mar-23-19) 0-1
   Agrest vs T Beerdsen (Oct-18-18) 0-1
   Agrest vs A G Ashton (Oct-17-18) 1-0
   M Admiraal vs Agrest (Oct-16-18) 1/2-1/2
   R Edouard vs Agrest (Oct-15-18) 1/2-1/2

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(born Aug-15-1966, 55 years old) Belarus (federation/nationality Sweden)

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GM Evgenij Romanovich Agrest, from Belarus, has been living in Sweden since 1994. In 2003, he won a game from world champion Ruslan Ponomariov because Ponomariov's cell phone rang during their match in the European team championship. A cell phone ringing during a FIDE match is an automatic disqualification. In 2004, it was Agrest who lost a game when his cell phone rang. He has won the Nordic Chess Championship in 2001 and 2003. He won the Swedish Championship in 1998, 2001, 2002, and 2004. He has played in four Chess Olympiads. In 2004, he played Board 1 for Sweden at the Chess Olympiad in Calvia. He is also a Developmental Instructor (2018).

Agrest is married to Svetlana Agrest.

Wikipedia article: Evgeny Agrest

Last updated: 2022-01-13 17:02:43

 page 1 of 27; games 1-25 of 654  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Gipslis vs Agrest 1-0271980URSB22 Sicilian, Alapin
2. Agrest vs Khmelnitsky 1-0351989URS Army-chD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. Agrest vs A Cichocki  1-0341991Miedzybrodzie opD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. Agrest vs A Kozyrev  1-0251991Taby SWED45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
5. S Guliev vs Agrest  0-1401991URS-chTA00 Uncommon Opening
6. Agrest vs Timoshenko  ½-½431991Budapest Spring opE48 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5
7. Razuvaev vs Agrest  1-0511992St Petersburg opB07 Pirc
8. A Aleksandrov vs Agrest  0-1321992Czestochowa opA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
9. Agrest vs A Yegiazarian  1-0321992Czestochowa opD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. P Tregubov vs Agrest  ½-½411992RUS-chA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
11. S Kiselev vs Agrest  1-0301992Katowice opA90 Dutch
12. Agrest vs A Sokolov  0-1391993St. Petersburg ZonalE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
13. Agrest vs E Steflitsch  ½-½231993Oberwart opD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
14. Agrest vs Z Gofshtein  0-1851993Zillertal opE00 Queen's Pawn Game
15. P Cramling vs Agrest  ½-½401993Rilton Cup op 23rdC41 Philidor Defense
16. Agrest vs Miles ½-½411993Muenster opA40 Queen's Pawn Game
17. Agrest vs Ulybin  ½-½811993St Petersburg ztA84 Dutch
18. Agrest vs Balashov  ½-½171993PinskD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. A V Kharitonov vs Agrest  1-0381993PinskA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
20. Agrest vs Gavrilov  ½-½441993St. Petersburg ZonalD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. Agrest vs Kharlov  0-1611993PinskD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
22. Agrest vs Landa  1-0351993St. Petersburg ZonalE53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
23. Morozevich vs Agrest  1-0471993St. Petersburg ZonalB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
24. Agrest vs Rublevsky  ½-½311993St. Petersburg ZonalD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
25. Agrest vs F Lamprecht  0-1451993Berliner Sommer 11thD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
 page 1 of 27; games 1-25 of 654  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-29-04  Bobsterman3000: This should go under "notable games" for Agrest. The committee at Linares would probably give Agrest a "brilliancy prize" for this win...
May-29-04  poktirity: Yes I was a nice and unexpected winning technique.
Jul-06-04  ConLaMismaMano: Is Agrest swedish-born or from an eastern europe country?
Jul-06-04  acirce: Nope, as his name indicates he is Russian, moved here about ten years ago.
Oct-31-04  aw1988: What's so scary about Agrest? :)
Oct-31-04  nikolaas: Perhaps he's AgresIVE?
Oct-31-04  siggemannen: Agrest is probably most known by his cellular phone incidents, one against Ponomariov when Agrest won, and another in the Swedish Championship (if i remember right) when after white made the first move Agrest's phone rang. Some ppl say it was Pono calling, wanted to say they are even now :)
Jan-17-05  angelique: dose any one want to play me
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  WTHarvey: Here are some chess diagrams of mates and 'must wins' in Evgeny's games not shown here:
Apr-07-05  notyetagm: The following game by Agrest won a prestigious <Chess Informant Best Game Prize>: Agrest vs Bacrot, 2001.
Jan-11-06  Devilz: lol he won because Ponomariov's cell phone rang :P
Jun-19-06  BIDMONFA: Evgeny Agrest

AGREST, Evgenij

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  mahmoudkubba: <siggemannen>: What's a Pono calling?
Jun-19-06  Elixir of Life: Pono = Ponomariov
Jun-19-06  LPeristy: He probably got someone to call Ponomariov's cell phone for him. Actually, that'd be a great winning tactic. Find out your opponents cell phone number, and call it at the appropriate time. *Continues devious scheming*
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  mahmoudkubba: <LPeristy>: Wasn't there a referee to find out abt such a thing or didn't they found out such a trick if it is supposed to be a trick?? and didn't any body noticed that it is from the opponent?? or it is just the good luck that look a like a ping pong game (a Table Ten. g.) when the small ball touchs the edge of the opponent??
Aug-15-09  WhiteRook48: aggravation is not rest
Aug-15-21  waustad: Sweden also has a player Inna Agrest who is 15 years younger.

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