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Pavel Mikhailovich Kotsur
Number of games in database: 329
Years covered: 1991 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2517 (2521 rapid, 2521 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2600

Overall record: +119 -50 =116 (62.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 44 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (51) 
    B45 B32 B84 B52 B50
 English (18) 
    A13 A14 A15 A16 A17
 Sicilian Taimanov (9) 
    B45 B47 B46 B48
 King's Indian (8) 
    E60 E62 E86 E94 E69
 English, 1 c4 e5 (8) 
    A20 A22 A29 A25 A27
 Scotch Game (8) 
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (53) 
    B42 B51 B58 B22 B67
 Queen's Pawn Game (21) 
    A40 A46 A45 D05 E00
 Nimzo Indian (19) 
    E38 E32 E43 E21 E20
 French Defense (11) 
    C02 C11 C09 C18 C07
 Sicilian Kan (10) 
    B42 B43 B41
 Ruy Lopez (8) 
    C78 C67 C95 C69 C87
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   H Porth vs P M Kotsur, 2001 0-1
   P M Kotsur vs Sveshnikov, 2008 1-0
   P M Kotsur vs Bologan, 2004 1-0
   P M Kotsur vs T L Petrosian, 2009 1-0
   P M Kotsur vs D Frolov, 1997 1-0
   K Asrian vs P M Kotsur, 2000 0-1
   B Lalic vs P M Kotsur, 1997 0-1
   P M Kotsur vs E Iturrizaga, 2011 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament 2001/02 (2001)
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Piloo Mody Open (2004)
   Asian Chess Championship (2005)
   Asian Nations Cup (2014)
   8th Dubai Open (2006)
   Aeroflot Open (2004)
   Dubai Open (2008)
   World Cities Team Championship (2012)
   Aeroflot Open (2009)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   St. Petersburg Open (2003)
   Olympiad (2008)
   Aeroflot Open (2005)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)
   Aeroflot Open (2011)

   🏆 11th Agzamov Mem
   M Ali vs P M Kotsur (May-05-17) 0-1
   P M Kotsur vs Shahzod Vakhidov (May-04-17) 1-0
   O Nigmatov vs P M Kotsur (May-03-17) 0-1
   P M Kotsur vs Nilufar Yakubbaeva (May-02-17) 1-0
   P M Kotsur vs B Askarov (Jun-19-16) 0-1, blitz

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(born Jan-03-1974, 46 years old) Kazakhstan

[what is this?]
IM in 1993, GM in 1996. Rated 2607 in July 2004. FIDE Arbiter 2009. ICC: Pashket. Played in 6 olympiads 1994-2002 and 2008 Asian Team Ch 1995, 1999 and 2003, and in World Team Ch 1997 (board 1). Knocked out in 1st round of FIDE World Ch four times (1999, 2002, 2004 and 2005). 2nd (shared) in Abu Dhabi Masters 2003, 1st in Kaz/Uzb Zonal 2003, 1st in Pavlodar Open (Kazakhstan) Dec. 2007, 3rd in Parsvnath Open Jan. 2010. The Kazakhstan team chose him for their coach/captain for the 2012 Olympiad and he is also a FIDE Arbiter.

Wikipedia article: Pavel Kotsur

 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 329  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Glek vs P M Kotsur  1-0541991AzovB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
2. P M Kotsur vs D Rogozenco  1-0731991URS-chTB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
3. P M Kotsur vs Morozevich  0-1401992URS-ch U18E60 King's Indian Defense
4. P M Kotsur vs Savon  1-0581993KurganB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
5. Rublevsky vs P M Kotsur  ½-½231993KurganB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
6. Balashov vs P M Kotsur  ½-½501994KurganB25 Sicilian, Closed
7. P M Kotsur vs B Avrukh  ½-½341994Kurgan, RUSB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
8. P M Kotsur vs D Chuprikov  1-0451994Kurgan, RUSC41 Philidor Defense
9. Galdunts vs P M Kotsur  1-0541994Kurgan, RUSB53 Sicilian
10. P M Kotsur vs Rublevsky  0-1471994Kurgan, RUSA07 King's Indian Attack
11. A Pugachov vs P M Kotsur  ½-½91994Kurgan, RUSC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
12. P M Kotsur vs E I Pospelov  1-0391994Kurgan, RUSB08 Pirc, Classical
13. E Mochalov vs P M Kotsur  1-0321994Kurgan, RUSA67 Benoni, Taimanov Variation
14. Obukhov vs P M Kotsur  ½-½281994Kurgan, RUSD72 Neo-Grunfeld,, Main line
15. P M Kotsur vs V L Predein  1-0351994Kurgan, RUSB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
16. Nunn vs P M Kotsur  0-1641994OlympiadB06 Robatsch
17. P M Kotsur vs B V Alterman  ½-½511994OlympiadB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
18. P M Kotsur vs Ftacnik  ½-½191994OlympiadB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
19. P M Kotsur vs Z Rahman  ½-½431994OlympiadB30 Sicilian
20. M Saltaev vs P M Kotsur 1-0251995It (open), IIIB27 Sicilian
21. Kupreichik vs P M Kotsur  0-1611995KurganB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
22. Balashov vs P M Kotsur  ½-½631995KurganB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
23. P M Kotsur vs Yurtaev  1-0371995Alma-AtaC45 Scotch Game
24. P M Kotsur vs P Corbin  1-0291996Yerevan OlympiadC40 King's Knight Opening
25. P M Kotsur vs Kharlov  0-1381997RUS-Cup5B45 Sicilian, Taimanov
 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 329  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-09-06  PizzatheHut: I see that GM Kotsur is from Kazakhstan. Pardon my ignorance, but could anyone help me with some other GM's that are from Kazakhstan as well?
Mar-09-06  iron maiden: Darmen Sadvakasov of course. For a list of others, you can check the FIDE site:
Mar-09-06  PizzatheHut: Thanks man, I appreciate it.
May-02-09  BIDMONFA: Pavel Kotsur


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  Tabanus: GM Pavel Kotsur, Kazakhstan, born 3 January 1974. Now rated 2568,

IM in 1993. GM in 1996. Rated 2607 in July 2004. FIDE Arbiter 2009. ICC: Pashket

Played in the olympiads 1994 (board 3), 1996 (1st reserve), 1998 (bd. 3), 2000 (bd. 1), 2002 (bd. 1) and 2008 (bd. 2, 6.5/10), Asian Team Ch 1995 (bd. 3), 1999 (bd. 2) and 2003 (bd. 2), and in World Team Ch 1997 (board 1).

Kazakhstani vice champion 2002 (and more?). Knocked out in 1st round of FIDE World Ch four times (1999, 2002, 2004 and 2005).

Placed 4th in Kazakhstan Ch 2003, 2nd (shared) in Abu Dhabi Masters 2003, 1st in Kaz/Uzb Zonal 2003, 6th in Piloo Mody Open (India) Oct. 2004, 10th in Abu Dhabi Open Aug. 2005, 4th in ONGC Cup (India) March 2006, 2nd in in Kazakhstan Ch Aug. 2006, 11th in Dubai Open April 2007, 1st in Pavlodar Open (Kazakhstan) Dec. 2007, 34th in Moscow Open A Feb. 2009,

3rd in Parsvnath Open 14-22 Jan. 2010:

Biographies: (in Polish)

Pictures: http://iulianceausescu.files.wordpr...

Feb-04-11  Don Cossacks: The Kotsur-Zhou Weiqi game in Moscow Open 2011 was ambiguous.White was obviously winning but it was 0-1 any clarifications?

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