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Valerij Sergeyevich Popov
Number of games in database: 622
Years covered: 1990 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2535 (2559 rapid, 2583 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2595

Overall record: +185 -122 =216 (56.0%)*
   * 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 (55) 
    A15 A13 A14 A11 A17
 King's Indian (38) 
    E92 E94 E91 E97 E60
 Slav (29) 
    D12 D15 D11 D18 D14
 Queen's Gambit Declined (20) 
    D38 D31 D37 D30 D39
 English, 1 c4 e5 (20) 
    A20 A26 A25 A29 A21
 Queen's Pawn Game (20) 
    D02 A45 A41 A46 E00
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (57) 
    B90 B97 B22 B92 B50
 Slav (45) 
    D10 D18 D17 D11 D12
 Sicilian Najdorf (36) 
    B90 B97 B92 B93 B91
 Queen's Gambit Declined (35) 
    D31 D30 D35 D37 D38
 Semi-Slav (26) 
    D45 D44 D46
 French Defense (24) 
    C03 C01 C10 C07 C16
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   V S Popov vs Z Plenkovic, 2009 1-0
   P Vavrak vs V S Popov, 2009 0-1
   M Kobalia vs V S Popov, 2010 0-1
   P Pietocha vs V S Popov, 2010 0-1
   Harikrishna vs V S Popov, 2007 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   77th St. Petersburg Championship (2004)
   Corus Group C (2004)
   Rilton Cup (2009)
   St. Petersburg Open (2003)
   Russian Championship (2003)
   European Club Cup (2005)
   European Individual Championship (2007)
   6th European Individual Championship (2005)
   European Individual Championship (2010)
   European Individual Championship (2008)
   10th European Individual Championship (2009)
   12th European Individual Championship (2011)
   Chigorin Memorial (2013)
   Chigorin Memorial (2012)
   13th European Individual Championship (2012)

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

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(born Sep-10-1974, 45 years old) Russia

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Grandmaster (1999); European Rapid Champion (2018).

Wikipedia article: Valerij Popov

Last updated: 2019-02-13 06:12:52

 page 1 of 25; games 1-25 of 622  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V S Popov vs V Vepkhvishvili  ½-½831990Open TetevenE60 King's Indian Defense
2. V S Popov vs Svidler 0-1401993St.Petersburg opD80 Grunfeld
3. A V Gorbatov vs V S Popov  0-1251993Memorial M.ChigorinC33 King's Gambit Accepted
4. V S Popov vs Tseshkovsky  0-1711993St Petersburg opA45 Queen's Pawn Game
5. L Totsky vs V S Popov  1-0381994Orel AF-ch, Cat.9B20 Sicilian
6. Savon vs V S Popov  1-0421994Orel AF-ch, Cat.9E10 Queen's Pawn Game
7. V S Popov vs M Turov  ½-½961994St Petersburg opA15 English
8. Geller vs V S Popov  ½-½231994St PetersburgB06 Robatsch
9. V S Popov vs I Yagupov  1-0391994Orel AF-ch, Cat.9A21 English
10. S Kiselev vs V S Popov  1-0541994Orel AF-ch, Cat.9A88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
11. A V Gorbatov vs V S Popov  ½-½691994Orel AF-ch, Cat.9A10 English
12. V S Popov vs E Mukhametov  ½-½731994Orel AF-ch, Cat.9A13 English
13. V S Popov vs I Zaitsev  ½-½791994Orel AF-ch, Cat.9A45 Queen's Pawn Game
14. Pushkov vs V S Popov  1-0511994Orel AF-ch, Cat.9A80 Dutch
15. V K Neverov vs V S Popov  1-0361994Orel AF-ch, Cat.9A80 Dutch
16. Khalifman vs V S Popov  ½-½191994Memorial M.ChigorinA80 Dutch
17. V S Popov vs N Legky  ½-½541994Orel AF-ch, Cat.9E00 Queen's Pawn Game
18. V S Popov vs V Komliakov  ½-½481994Orel AF-ch, Cat.9D13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
19. V S Popov vs A Dreev 0-1401995RUS-chTD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
20. A Riazantsev vs V S Popov  1-0741996Petrov MemorialA81 Dutch
21. A Rechinsky vs V S Popov  ½-½411996Petrov MemorialB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
22. V S Popov vs Savon  ½-½461997St Petersburg-BA15 English
23. V S Popov vs Savon  ½-½111997White Nights opD21 Queen's Gambit Accepted
24. Savon vs V S Popov  ½-½121997St Petersburg-BE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
25. V S Popov vs Y Kruppa  1-0481998White NightsD53 Queen's Gambit Declined
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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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