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Pavel Smirnov
Number of games in database: 508
Years covered: 1997 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2544 (2589 rapid, 2590 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2641

Overall record: +172 -96 =178 (58.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 62 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (75) 
    B90 B33 B42 B32 B30
 Ruy Lopez (30) 
    C67 C78 C72 C91 C97
 Caro-Kann (19) 
    B12 B18 B17
 Slav (19) 
    D10 D15 D16 D17
 Sicilian Najdorf (16) 
    B90 B92 B97 B96
 French Defense (14) 
    C18 C11 C10 C02 C12
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (95) 
    B30 B33 B31 B51 B84
 Semi-Slav (23) 
    D45 D43 D47 D49 D44
 Nimzo Indian (22) 
    E21 E34 E32 E46 E37
 Sicilian Najdorf (16) 
    B90 B96 B91 B93 B92
 King's Indian (13) 
    E81 E73 E63 E97 E64
 Ruy Lopez (13) 
    C91 C67 C84 C92 C89
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   P Smirnov vs Rublevsky, 2004 1-0
   Aronian vs P Smirnov, 2004 0-1
   P Smirnov vs Aronian, 2004 1-0
   S Kravtsov vs P Smirnov, 2012 0-1
   V Zvjaginsev vs P Smirnov, 2008 1/2-1/2
   P Smirnov vs A Belozerov, 2002 1-0
   P Smirnov vs A Dreev, 2009 1-0
   P Smirnov vs S Arslanov, 2009 1-0
   Aronian vs P Smirnov, 2004 1/2-1/2
   P Smirnov vs Aronian, 2004 1/2-1/2

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

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Russian Team Championship (2007)
   Baku Open (2013)
   Moscow Open (2007)
   Russian Team Championship (2011)
   Russian Championship Higher League Tomsk (2004)
   Moscow Open (2013)
   Baku Open (2014)
   Russia Team Championship (2004)
   European Club Cup (2005)
   Russian Championship Higher League (2006)
   Russian Championship Higher League (2008)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   European Club Cup (2004)
   6th European Individual Championship (2005)
   European Individual Championship (2007)

   🏆 13th Ugra Governor's Cup
   D Frolyanov vs P Smirnov (Nov-25-17) 1/2-1/2
   P Smirnov vs B Savchenko (Nov-24-17) 1-0
   D Bocharov vs P Smirnov (Nov-23-17) 1/2-1/2
   I Rozum vs P Smirnov (Nov-22-17) 1/2-1/2
   P Smirnov vs D Kokarev (Nov-20-17) 1/2-1/2

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(born Apr-27-1982, 38 years old) Russia
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Grandmaster, who was born in Mezhdurechensk*. 2nd in the 2002 Russian Championship and =1st (4th on tiebreak) at the 17th Petr Izmailov Memorial 2013 and outright first at the Baku Open (2013).

*Wikipedia article: Mezhdurechensk, Kemerovo Oblast

Wikipedia article: Pavel Smirnov

Last updated: 2019-04-27 03:26:07

 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 508  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. P Smirnov vs Chiburdanidze 0-1381997RUS-Cup5B12 Caro-Kann Defense
2. P Smirnov vs A Belozerov  ½-½471999RUS-ch sfC02 French, Advance
3. P Smirnov vs A Belozerov  1-0371999RUS-chT (club)C78 Ruy Lopez
4. Kharlov vs P Smirnov  1-0442000RUS-ch 53rdE64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
5. P Smirnov vs E Shaposhnikov  ½-½392001RUS-ch U20B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
6. P Smirnov vs D Bocharov  1-0322001RUS-ch U20E58 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3
7. P Smirnov vs Motylev  0-121200154th ch-RUSD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
8. A Utnasunov vs P Smirnov  0-144200154th ch-RUSB30 Sicilian
9. P Smirnov vs Filippov  1-068200154th ch-RUSB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
10. Pigusov vs P Smirnov  ½-½22200154th ch-RUSE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
11. P Smirnov vs Dolmatov  1-034200154th ch-RUSC18 French, Winawer
12. M Kobalia vs P Smirnov  1-044200154th ch-RUSE97 King's Indian
13. P Smirnov vs S Y Shipov  1-039200154th ch-RUSB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
14. Epishin vs P Smirnov ½-½81200154th ch-RUSE97 King's Indian
15. P Smirnov vs K Aseev  ½-½8200154th ch-RUSA04 Reti Opening
16. P Smirnov vs P Tregubov  ½-½4520012nd European ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
17. Ehlvest vs P Smirnov  ½-½3320012nd European ChampionshipE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
18. P Smirnov vs V Zvjaginsev  ½-½3620012nd European ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
19. Tiviakov vs P Smirnov  1-04820012nd European ChampionshipB25 Sicilian, Closed
20. P Smirnov vs S Kristjansson  0-13820012nd European ChampionshipC18 French, Winawer
21. M Mitkov vs P Smirnov  0-14620012nd European ChampionshipE81 King's Indian, Samisch
22. Korchnoi vs P Smirnov  1-04620012nd European ChampionshipE73 King's Indian
23. P Smirnov vs T Likavsky 1-04820012nd European ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
24. C Weiss vs P Smirnov  0-13220012nd European ChampionshipA10 English
25. P Smirnov vs M Kobalia  0-15820012nd European ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 508  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-05-04  narwhal: Awwww...! has chosen Pavel Smirnov to be the "player of the day." Smirnov, unfortunately, has the distinction of being Teimour Radjbaov's "whipping boy" (although to be sure, you can't use games played at non-classical time controls to prove that)....Awwww...! ought to be commended for today's choice...=)
Dec-05-04  Swindler: I wonder if he is better than Beer ?
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  tamar: Maybe not better, but certainly stronger!
Dec-05-04  BradMajors: narwhal, your comment made absolutely no sense.
Anyway I remember seeing Smirnov still an IM and over 2600. What is the highest IM rating ever?
Dec-05-04  narwhal: Of course my comment made total 100% sense. I was just joking about his "lame" performance against Radjabov in the 2004 FIDE WCC. It's like poking fun at Pedro Martinez of the Boston Red Sox (we in the Ukraine are big American baseball fans) for saying that "Curt Schilling is my daddy."
Dec-05-04  narwhal: Yes, I mean 100% sense. =)
Dec-05-04  BradMajors: how was it lame? 5 draws, one win. "Whipping boy".?
Oct-17-05  sitzkrieg: <his "lame" performance > lol
Apr-26-06  BIDMONFA: Pavel Smirnov


Apr-03-09  Dredge Rivers: Why doesn't his brother Yakov have an entry? :)
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  Penguincw: Pretend the date on this post is June 4th:

Congrats to 8th seed GM Pavel Smirnov (2588) for remaining one of just 2 players still perfect through 4 rounds of the Mumbai Open. The first 3 rounds were easy, and in R4, he beat 15th seed GM Vitaly Sivuk (2491). Tomorrow, he'll face the other perfect player: 1st seed Dmitry Kokarev (2639) with black.

Apr-27-20  dumbgai: Today's POTD. I remember Smirnov's upset win over Aronian at the FIDE WCC (which was eventually won by Kasimdzhanov).

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