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Pavel Smirnov
Number of games in database: 524
Years covered: 1997 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2544 (2589 rapid, 2590 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2641

Overall record: +178 -100 =183 (58.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 63 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (81) 
    B90 B33 B42 B32 B30
 Ruy Lopez (30) 
    C67 C78 C72 C99 C97
 Caro-Kann (21) 
    B12 B18 B17
 Slav (19) 
    D10 D15 D17 D16
 Sicilian Najdorf (17) 
    B90 B92 B96 B97
 French Defense (14) 
    C18 C11 C12 C02 C10
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (98) 
    B33 B30 B31 B84 B51
 Semi-Slav (23) 
    D45 D43 D47 D44 D49
 Nimzo Indian (22) 
    E21 E34 E32 E46 E54
 Sicilian Najdorf (16) 
    B90 B91 B93 B96 B92
 Ruy Lopez (15) 
    C84 C91 C67 C92 C69
 King's Indian (14) 
    E81 E97 E63 E73 E70
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   P Smirnov vs Rublevsky, 2004 1-0
   Aronian vs P Smirnov, 2004 0-1
   Zvjaginsev vs P Smirnov, 2008 1/2-1/2
   P Smirnov vs Aronian, 2004 1-0
   S Kravtsov vs P Smirnov, 2012 0-1
   P Smirnov vs Dreev, 2009 1-0
   P Smirnov vs A Belozerov, 2002 1-0
   P Smirnov vs S Arslanov, 2009 1-0
   P Smirnov vs Radjabov, 2004 1/2-1/2
   P Smirnov vs Radjabov, 2004 1/2-1/2

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

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Baku Open (2013)
   6th Leg Russian Cup (2001)
   Russian Team Championship (2007)
   Moscow Open (2007)
   Russian Team Championship (2011)
   Russian Championship Higher League Tomsk (2004)
   Russian Championship (2001)
   Moscow Open (2013)
   2nd Polugaevsky Mem (2012)
   Baku Open (2014)
   Polugaevsky Memorial (2014)
   European Championship (2007)
   European Championship (2001)
   European Championship (2005)
   European Championship (2003)

   🏆 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, 39 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 524  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. S Voitsekhovsky vs P Smirnov  ½-½462000Russian ChampionshipB33 Sicilian
5. P Smirnov vs Shcherbakov  1-0232000Russian ChampionshipB65 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4
6. Bezgodov vs P Smirnov  ½-½882000Russian ChampionshipB33 Sicilian
7. P Smirnov vs V Ikonnikov  0-1452000Russian ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
8. P Smirnov vs A Volzhin  1-0282000Russian ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
9. Kharlov vs P Smirnov  1-0442000Russian ChampionshipE64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
10. P Smirnov vs M Kobalia  ½-½452000Russian ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
11. Ulibin vs P Smirnov  0-1542000Russian ChampionshipE97 King's Indian
12. P Smirnov vs A Lugovoi  0-1452000Russian ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
13. E Najer vs P Smirnov  1-0512000Russian ChampionshipC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
14. P Smirnov vs S Ionov  0-1212000Russian ChampionshipB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
15. P Smirnov vs E Shaposhnikov  ½-½392001RUS-ch U20B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
16. P Smirnov vs D Bocharov  1-0322001RUS-ch U20E58 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3
17. P Smirnov vs Motylev  0-1212001Russian ChampionshipD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
18. A Utnasunov vs P Smirnov  0-1442001Russian ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
19. P Smirnov vs Filippov  1-0682001Russian ChampionshipB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
20. Pigusov vs P Smirnov  ½-½222001Russian ChampionshipE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
21. P Smirnov vs Dolmatov  1-0342001Russian ChampionshipC18 French, Winawer
22. M Kobalia vs P Smirnov  1-0442001Russian ChampionshipE97 King's Indian
23. P Smirnov vs S Shipov  1-0392001Russian ChampionshipB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
24. Epishin vs P Smirnov ½-½812001Russian ChampionshipE97 King's Indian
25. P Smirnov vs Aseev  ½-½82001Russian ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 524  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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