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Sergey Volkov
S Volkov 
Photo courtesy of Eric Schiller.  
Number of games in database: 1,198
Years covered: 1991 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2570 (2564 rapid, 2509 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2696

Overall record: +462 -220 =412 (61.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 104 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (141) 
    E20 E25 E46 E42 E32
 Queen's Gambit Declined (76) 
    D31 D35 D30 D38 D37
 Slav (75) 
    D10 D12 D11 D14 D15
 King's Indian (65) 
    E92 E91 E94 E97 E70
 Grunfeld (52) 
    D97 D85 D91 D96 D94
 Queen's Pawn Game (36) 
    A41 A40 A46 E00 A50
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (240) 
    C11 C05 C12 C02 C00
 Slav (216) 
    D15 D10 D12 D11 D13
 French (121) 
    C11 C12 C00 C10 C13
 French Tarrasch (70) 
    C05 C03 C07
 English, 1 c4 e5 (32) 
    A21 A20 A29 A22 A28
 King's Indian Attack (19) 
    A07 A08
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   S Volkov vs B Socko, 2014 1-0
   S Volkov vs Yifan Hou, 2008 1-0
   S Volkov vs C Balogh, 2007 1-0
   S Volkov vs B Savchenko, 2006 1-0
   S Volkov vs A Galliamova, 1999 1-0
   Nijboer vs S Volkov, 2005 0-1
   S Volkov vs D Anikonov, 2016 1-0
   M Mrva vs S Volkov, 2001 0-1
   S Volkov vs O Kanmazalp, 2015 1-0
   S Volkov vs Minasian, 2009 1/2-1/2

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

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Russian Championship (2000)
   Rilton Cup 2013/14 (2013)
   Rilton Cup 2016/17 (2016)
   Rilton Cup 2018/19 (2018)
   European Championship (2002)
   European Championship (2008)
   Novgorod Open (1999)
   Chigorin Memorial (2016)
   Aeroflot Open (2002)
   Russian Championship Higher League (2016)
   Gibraltar Masters (2006)
   Chigorin Memorial (2019)
   Chigorin Memorial (2017)
   European Championship (2010)
   European Championship (2013)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   BoardCrusher92 favorite games by BoardCrusher92

   🏆 Panchenko Memorial Open-A
   S Volkov vs A Pridorozhni (Sep-21-21) 1/2-1/2
   T Salemgareev vs S Volkov (Sep-20-21) 1/2-1/2
   M Schekachikhin vs S Volkov (Sep-19-21) 1/2-1/2
   S Volkov vs R Makarian (Sep-19-21) 1-0
   S Volkov vs S Drygalov (Sep-18-21) 1/2-1/2

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(born Feb-07-1974, 49 years old) Russia
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Grandmaster (1998). Russian Champion in 2000. Peak rank 50, peak rating 2659 in July 2007. (1)

Sergei Volkov (Сергей Волков) won the Chigorin Memorial in 1999 (shared with Shirov), in 1998 and in 2009 with 7/9. =2nd at the European Individual Championship of 2002. =1st at the 2005 Rilton Cup and 1st in the 2011 Rilton Cup. Won 2nd International Livigno Chess Open in 2011 and placed 2nd at the 2013 Dubai Open. Won the 8th Beirut International Open 2015 with 8/9.

Played in the European Club Cup for the years 1998, 2000-2003, 2005-2008. His best result was a team and individual silver in 2002 when he played for the Mikhail Chigorin St. Petersburg club.

He is a well-known specialist of the MacCutcheon Variation of the French Defense.

(1); Wikipedia article: Sergey Volkov (chess player)

Last updated: 2019-02-07 06:22:37

 page 1 of 51; games 1-25 of 1,251  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Volkov vs Sutovsky  0-1371991URS Junior ChampionshipE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
2. T Nalbandian vs S Volkov  1-0471991URS Junior ChampionshipD00 Queen's Pawn Game
3. S Volkov vs C Aghamaliyev  0-1401991URS Junior ChampionshipE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
4. S Volkov vs A Shariyazdanov 1-0501991URS Junior ChampionshipD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
5. V Timchenko vs S Volkov  1-0411991URS Junior ChampionshipA06 Reti Opening
6. S Beshukov vs S Volkov  0-1371991RSFSR ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
7. V Matychenkov vs S Volkov  1-0321991RSFSR ChampionshipC00 French Defense
8. Makarov vs S Volkov  ½-½431991RSFSR ChampionshipA13 English
9. S Volkov vs V Zakhartsov  ½-½521991RSFSR ChampionshipD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
10. V Varavin vs S Volkov  1-0531991RSFSR ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
11. S Volkov vs Semeniuk  1-0361991RSFSR ChampionshipD76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
12. A Shestoperov vs S Volkov  ½-½551991RSFSR ChampionshipD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. S Volkov vs I Ibragimov  ½-½741991RSFSR ChampionshipD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
14. S Volkov vs A Obukhov  ½-½261991RSFSR ChampionshipD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
15. Rublevsky vs S Volkov  1-0361991RSFSR ChampionshipC05 French, Tarrasch
16. S Volkov vs A Vaulin  0-1281991RSFSR ChampionshipD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
17. S Volkov vs V Ruban  1-0391991RSFSR ChampionshipA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
18. L Kandyba vs S Volkov  1-0521991RSFSR ChampionshipA90 Dutch
19. S Volkov vs Rublevsky  0-1291993Moscow ch jrD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. S Volkov vs I Ibragimov  1-0391995Moscow opD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
21. Kholmov vs S Volkov  ½-½581995Moscow opC11 French
22. Vasiukov vs S Volkov  1-0521995Moscow opC00 French Defense
23. S Volkov vs S Galdunts  1-0501995Moscow opA86 Dutch
24. Motylev vs S Volkov  0-1291995RUS-sfC11 French
25. V Isupov vs S Volkov  0-1421995Moscow opC05 French, Tarrasch
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Sep-12-05  aw1988: Zvjaginsev is a crying shame. He is probably one of the most dramatic players...
Sep-12-05  acirce: <Bareev wins 58th Russian Individual Championship>

Another loss for people who trust Chessbase for chess news.

Sep-12-05  iron maiden: <aw1988> I was rooting for Zvjaginsev to qualify too. A pity.
Sep-13-05  acirce: I may have to apologize to Chessbase. I hear from a couple of Russian speaking persons that this event actually seems to have had the status of an official championship (and at the same time a qualifier to the "superfinal" championship in December). But it sounds odd and I don't know for sure.
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  TheAlchemist: <acirce> Odd Lie? :-)
Dec-19-05  Dim Weasel: <aw1988> <iron maiden> Superfinal is beginning and Zvjaginsev is there after all.
Feb-07-06  BIDMONFA: Sergey Volkov

VOLKOV, Sergey

Apr-20-08  biglo: Sorry Chess Games but says his rating in April 2008 is 2633 not 2035
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  kasp: Yes. His current rating is 2633 and he finished 3rd at European Individual Championship. Strong player!
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  Tabanus: With 7.0/9 Volkov today won the Chigorin Memorial 2009. Congratulations!

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  Tabanus: Parimarjan Negi participated (27th place), and the first to break the news in English was

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  Tabanus: Volkov won the Chigorin Mem. also in 1999 (shared with Shirov) (0 games in database) and 1998 (2 games).

Strong player!

Feb-07-10  kurtrichards: <Sergey Volkov, born February 07, 1974> He lost his game against Inarkiev at Moscow Open 2010 today. Inarkiev is in no mood to give the birthday boy Sergey a present. Happy Birthday,Sergey! Beat Ernesto at Aeroflot.
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  eternaloptimist: well, i see that kurtrichards also noticed that volkov lost on his birthday. that's too bad. inarkiev had to win to tie for 1st place so u can't blame him for not agreeing to a draw w/ him.
May-02-10  asianwarrior: Highest rating achieved in database is 2659. Current FIDE rating is 2045. What happened to him?
May-02-10  Don Cossacks: < asianwarrior: Highest rating achieved in database is 2659. Current FIDE rating is 2045. What happened to him?>That's obviously an error.His rating is 2612 as of May 1.
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  Tabanus: Placed 5th in the 9th Al Saleh Open (Yemen) 2-8 June 2010:

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  Tabanus: 3rd in the 2nd Rethymno Open (Crete, Greece) 13-20 July 2010:

Jan-06-11  Don Cossacks: He won Rilton Cup ahead of Naiditsch,Macieja and Berg. Shimanov (also of Russia) landed on an impressive second place.
Sep-22-11  wordfunph: Sergey Volkov wins the 2nd International Livigno Chess Open 2011

Jan-31-12  wordfunph: GM Sergey Volkov is a well-known specialist of the MacCutcheon Variation of the French Defense.

Source: Chess Evolution March 2011

Mar-27-12  waustad: FIDE has 6 players with this name, though 2 have slightly different spellings of the first name when transliterated to latin characters. No wonder the script looking up ratings was confused.
Jan-03-14  notyetagm: S Volkov vs B Socko, 2014

16 ?

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16 ♗d3-g6!! <trapped pieces: h6-queen>

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My fav move so far of 2014, Volkov's 16 ♗d3-g6!!, which gives White a slight advantage according to <STOCKFISH DD>:

<<<<0.4 16. Bg6>>> hxg6 17. g5 Qh7 18. h5 Kf8 19. hxg6 Qg8 20. Nxd5 fxg6 21. Nc7 Bb7 22. Qg3 Ke7 23. Nxe8 Qxe8 24. e4 Nc6 25. d5 Nce5 26. f4 Nc4+ 27. Kd1 Kf7 28. Qd3 Ba6 29. Qf3 Nf8 30. a4 Nd6 31. e5 Nf5

-0.24 16. Kd1 Qd6 17. h5 Ba6 18. Qe2 Bxd3 19. Qxd3 Nc6 20. g5 Ne7 21. Bd2 Nf8 22. e4 Ne6 23. e5 Nxf4 24. Bxf4 Qd7 25. Ke2 Rac8 26. Rag1 cxd4 27. cxd4 Qa4 28. Rc1 Rc4 29. Rxc4 dxc4

-0.26 16. Qf1 Qd6 17. h5 Nf8 18. g5 Nc6 19. Kd1 Ne6 20. Nxe6 Bxe6 21. Qg2 Bd7 22. Qh2 Qxh2 23. Rxh2 Na5 24. Rb1 cxd4 25. cxd4 Rac8 26. Bc2 Nc4 27. e4 dxe4 28. fxe4

-0.32 16. g5 Qd6 17. h5 Ba6 18. Qe2 Bxd3 19. Qxd3 Nc6 20. Kc2 cxd4 21. exd4 Nf8 22. g6 fxg6 23. hxg6 Nxg6 24. Nxg6 Qxg6 25. Qxg6 hxg6 26. Bf4 Rac8 27. Rhg1 Kf7

<<<Stockfish DD 64 SSE4.2, 284.76 sec, depth 25>>>>

Feb-07-16  diagonal: Happy birthday to Sergey Volkov, thrice winner of the Chigorin Memorial (Open) at St. Petersburg, and the Russian Champion in the year 2000 (Volkov is born the same day as legendary Mark Taimanov, today turning 90).

slight correction @ <Volkov won the Chigorin Memorial also in 1999 (shared with Shirov)> Volkov won joint with Grischuk: and

Feb-07-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, GM Sergey Volkov.
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