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Shukhrat Safin
Number of games in database: 134
Years covered: 1985 to 2008
Last FIDE rating: 2472
Highest rating achieved in database: 2538

Overall record: +45 -36 =53 (53.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Indian (9) 
    E14 E15 E17 E16 E12
 Semi-Slav (7) 
    D45 D44 D47 D46
 Nimzo Indian (6) 
    E41 E38 E46 E20 E42
 Modern Benoni (6) 
    A64 A65 A69 A70 A56
 Sicilian (5) 
    B40 B50 B31 B91
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (19) 
    E92 E97 E61 E64 E94
 Ruy Lopez (17) 
    C75 C72 C76 C68 C73
 Slav (7) 
    D15 D14 D11 D18 D10
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   K Akshayraj vs Safin, 2005 0-1
   Fedorov vs Safin, 2001 1/2-1/2
   Safin vs D Barua, 2000 1/2-1/2
   Safin vs M Ali, 2001 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Abu Dhabi Masters Open (2001)
   Dubai Open (2001)
   Elista Olympiad (1998)
   Yerevan Olympiad (1996)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   Dubai Open (2004)
   Dresden Olympiad (2008)

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(born Apr-03-1970, died Sep-20-2009, 39 years old) Uzbekistan

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Shukhrat Marsovich Safin was awarded the GM title in 1999. He was Uzbek champion in 2001.

At the 2001 Tashkent Zonal, he finished second behind Pawel Kozur, but at the subsequent FIDE World Championship in Moscow was eliminated in the first round by 0.5:1.5 against Predrag Nikolic. Safin won the Uzbek individual championship in Tashkent in the same year. In 2002, he won the Dutch Open Championship in Dieren.

Safin played for the Uzbek national team at five Chess Olympiads (1996, 1998, 2000, 2002 and 2008), the World Team Championship in 2001 and twice at the Asian Championship (1995 and 2003). At the 1995 Asian Championships in Singapore, he received an individual silver medal for his score of 4.5 points from six games on fourth board as the Uzbek team took third place. Safin played club chess for the Uzbek club Chirchiq Chess. Safin participated in the Asian Club Chess Cup 2008 in al-Ain and scored 6 out of 7, the second-best individual result of all participants on fourth board, with an Elo performance of 2673.

Shuhrat Safin was the father of two sons and a daughter. He died of leukemia at the age of 39.

Wikipedia article: Shukhrat Safin

Last updated: 2022-04-03 08:24:43

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 134  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Safin vs V Akopian  0-1401985USSR Junior ChampionshipA69 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
2. Golubev vs Safin  0-1401987VDFSO jr Ch, IzhevskC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
3. Shirov vs Safin 0-1341988URS-chT U18E97 King's Indian
4. A Andreev vs Safin  0-1171989SimferopolC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
5. Safin vs Gelfand  0-1491989URS-chT U20A70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
6. V Akopian vs Safin  1-0451989URS-chT U18C72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
7. Safin vs Dreev ½-½401989URS-chT U20D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
8. Safin vs S Zagrebelny  1-0331990TashkentE20 Nimzo-Indian
9. S Guliev vs Safin  1-0231990URS-ch qualE61 King's Indian
10. Safin vs Barsov  0-1361992TashkentE14 Queen's Indian
11. Safin vs S Zagrebelny  1-0491992TashkentA36 English
12. Yurtaev vs Safin  0-1831993Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)A85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
13. Safin vs B Saeheng  1-0461996Yerevan OlympiadE14 Queen's Indian
14. Safin vs D Garcia Ilundain  ½-½381996Yerevan OlympiadB50 Sicilian
15. Kaidanov vs Safin  1-0611996Yerevan OlympiadE73 King's Indian
16. L Valenzuela Fuentealba vs Safin  0-1571996Yerevan OlympiadE92 King's Indian
17. Safin vs V Zavoronkov  1-0351996Yerevan OlympiadA07 King's Indian Attack
18. M Kaminski vs Safin  0-1371996Yerevan OlympiadC76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation
19. Safin vs A Strikovic  ½-½511996Yerevan OlympiadE61 King's Indian
20. Z Almasi vs Safin  ½-½411996Yerevan OlympiadC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
21. Safin vs I Novikov  0-1371996Yerevan OlympiadD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
22. Safin vs R Barcenilla  ½-½571996Yerevan OlympiadC55 Two Knights Defense
23. L Milov vs Safin  ½-½401997Dutch OpenC45 Scotch Game
24. Minasian vs Safin  0-1481998Cappelle op 14thD02 Queen's Pawn Game
25. A J Keessen vs Safin  0-1331998Vlissingen HZ op 2ndE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-24-09  stanleys: GM Safin died 4 days ago :(


Sep-24-09  DCP23: GM Shukhrat Safin died on 20 September 2009 of blood cancer.

Sep-24-09  MaxxLange: My sympathies to his family, friends, and chess friends.

Blood Cancer! What a bizzare death. I did not know that cancer of the blood was possible.

Sep-24-09  Jason Frost: RIP

A very strong player in his prime, who played some wonderful games which will live on, but he will be sorely missed.

Sep-25-09  siggemannen: Well, isn't that just another word for leukemia?

Anyways, RIP Shukhrat.

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  ketchuplover: May he RIP
Sep-25-09  DCP23: <MaxxLange: Blood Cancer! What a bizzare death. I did not know that cancer of the blood was possible.>

<siggemannen: Well, isn't that just another word for leukemia?>

That's correct:

<Leukemia (British English: leukaemia) (Greek leukos, "white"; aima, "blood") is a cancer of the blood or bone marrow>

Sep-25-09  Eastfrisian: As I know, his birthday was on April 3, 1970.
Sep-25-09  wordfunph: Rest in peace GM Shukhrat Safin..
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  whiteshark: Bio/Picture:
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  Phony Benoni: Obituary: (thanks to <muratski>

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