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Valerij Popov
Number of games in database: 651
Years covered: 1990 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2535 (2559 rapid, 2583 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2595

Overall record: +197 -125 =230 (56.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 99 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 English (56) 
    A15 A13 A14 A17 A11
 King's Indian (38) 
    E92 E94 E91 E97 E60
 Slav (33) 
    D12 D15 D11 D14 D18
 Queen's Pawn Game (21) 
    D02 A45 A41 A46 E10
 Queen's Gambit Declined (20) 
    D38 D31 D30 D37 D39
 English, 1 c4 e5 (20) 
    A20 A26 A25 A29 A23
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (62) 
    B90 B97 B92 B22 B51
 Slav (49) 
    D10 D18 D17 D11 D12
 Sicilian Najdorf (39) 
    B90 B97 B92 B93 B91
 Queen's Gambit Declined (36) 
    D31 D30 D37 D38 D35
 Semi-Slav (27) 
    D45 D44 D46
 French Defense (24) 
    C03 C01 C10 C07 C11
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   V Popov vs Z Plenkovic, 2009 1-0
   P Vavrak vs V Popov, 2009 0-1
   M Kobalia vs V Popov, 2010 0-1
   P Pietocha vs V Popov, 2010 0-1
   Harikrishna vs V Popov, 2007 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   77th St. Petersburg Championship (2004)
   7th Stage Russian Cup (2001)
   Chigorin Memorial (1999)
   Rilton Cup (2009)
   Russian Championship (1998)
   Corus Group C (2004)
   European Championship (2002)
   European Championship (2005)
   St. Petersburg Open (2003)
   Novgorod Open (1999)
   European Club Cup (2005)
   European Championship (2012)
   Chigorin Memorial (2013)
   European Championship (2009)
   Chigorin Memorial (2012)

   🏆 World Blitz Championship
   Kazhgaleyev vs V Popov (Dec-30-18) 1-0, blitz
   M Yilmaz vs V Popov (Dec-30-18) 0-1, blitz
   V Popov vs B Amin (Dec-30-18) 0-1, blitz
   V Popov vs M Oganian (Dec-30-18) 1-0, blitz
   V Popov vs Anand (Dec-30-18) 0-1, blitz

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(born Sep-10-1974, 46 years old) Russia

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Valerij Sergeyevich Popov is a Grandmaster (1999); European Rapid Champion (2018).

Wikipedia article: Valerij Popov

Last updated: 2020-12-13 08:41:55

 page 1 of 27; games 1-25 of 651  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Popov vs V Vepkhvishvili  ½-½831990Open TetevenE60 King's Indian Defense
2. V Popov vs Tseshkovsky  0-1711993St. Petersburg opA45 Queen's Pawn Game
3. V Popov vs Svidler 0-1401993St.Petersburg opD80 Grunfeld
4. A Gorbatov vs V Popov  0-1251993Memorial M.ChigorinC33 King's Gambit Accepted
5. Khalifman vs V Popov  ½-½191994St Petersburg opA80 Dutch
6. V Popov vs Turov  ½-½961994St Petersburg opA15 English
7. A Gorbatov vs V Popov  ½-½691994Orel AF-ch, Cat.9A10 English
8. V Popov vs Yagupov  1-0391994Orel AF-ch, Cat.9A21 English
9. Totsky vs V Popov  1-0381994Orel AF-ch, Cat.9B20 Sicilian
10. V Popov vs Legky  ½-½541994Orel AF-ch, Cat.9E00 Queen's Pawn Game
11. Pushkov vs V Popov  1-0511994Orel AF-ch, Cat.9A80 Dutch
12. V Popov vs E Mukhametov  ½-½731994Orel AF-ch, Cat.9A13 English
13. S Kiselev vs V Popov  1-0541994Orel AF-ch, Cat.9A88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
14. Savon vs V Popov  1-0421994Orel AF-ch, Cat.9E10 Queen's Pawn Game
15. V Popov vs V Komliakov  ½-½481994Orel AF-ch, Cat.9D13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
16. Neverov vs V Popov  1-0361994Orel AF-ch, Cat.9A80 Dutch
17. V Popov vs I A Zaitsev  ½-½791994Orel AF-ch, Cat.9A45 Queen's Pawn Game
18. Geller vs V Popov  ½-½231994St PetersburgB06 Robatsch
19. V Popov vs Dreev 0-1401995RUS-chTD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
20. A Rechinsky vs V Popov  ½-½411996Petrov MemorialB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
21. A Riazantsev vs V Popov  1-0741996Petrov MemorialA81 Dutch
22. V Popov vs Savon  ½-½111997White Nights opD21 Queen's Gambit Accepted
23. Savon vs V Popov  ½-½121997St Petersburg-BE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
24. V Popov vs Savon  ½-½461997St Petersburg-BA15 English
25. Khalifman vs V Popov 1-0331997St Petersburg-chB06 Robatsch
 page 1 of 27; games 1-25 of 651  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-14-06  SickedChess: This chess player is huge fan of Drawnik but he can draw in just 5 moves!
Feb-16-06  SickedChess: Today Popov with white offer a draw to Efimenko but the GM from Ukraine decline and played for the win!
Feb-16-06  SickedChess: [Event "Aeroflot Open 2006"]
[Site "Moscow"]
[Date "2006/2/16"]
[Round "09"]
[White "Popov, Valerij"]
[Black "Efimenko, Zahar"]
[Result "0-1"]
[Board "14"]
[Input "DGT3890"]
[Owner "Association of Chess Federations, Moscow"]

1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e6 5. Nc3 Bb4 6. Qd3 Nf6 7. a3 Bc5 8. e3 O-O 9. Be2 Ne5 10. Qc2 b6 11. b4 Be7 12. f4 Ng6 13. h4 h5 14. Bd3 Bb7 15. Nf3 a5 16. Rb1 axb4 17. axb4 d5 18. Ng5 Qc8 19. Bxg6 fxg6 20. Qxg6 d4 21. Ne2 Qxc4 22. Nxd4 Bxb4+ 23. Kf2 Ra2+ 24. Rb2 Bd5 25. Kg3 Bc3 26. Rxa2 Qxa2 27. Ndf3 Qa4 28. Qd3 Rc8 29. Rd1 b5 30. Kh2 Ng4+ 31. Kg1 Nf6 32. Kh2 Qc4 33. Qxc4 bxc4 34. Kg3 Ra8 35. Bd2 Bb2 36. e4 Nxe4+ 37. Nxe4 Bxe4 0-1

Sep-10-06  BIDMONFA: Valerij Popov

POPOV, Valerij

Dec-10-18  sonia91: 2018 European rapid champion, congratulations!

Popov scored 10.5/13 and edged out Andrey Esipenko, Vahap Sanal and Luca Moroni Jr on tiebreak to take the gold:

Dec-10-18  sonia91: <2018 European rapid champion, congratulations!

Popov scored 10.5/13 [...]>

10 years ago, Popov took the silver medal in the same event with the same score of 10,5/13: (report by IM Iva Videnova)

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