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Valerij Popov
Number of games in database: 714
Years covered: 1990 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2535 (2559 rapid, 2583 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2595

Overall record: +208 -137 =248 (56.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 121 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 English (60) 
    A15 A13 A14 A11 A17
 King's Indian (39) 
    E92 E94 E91 E97 E60
 Slav (35) 
    D12 D15 D11 D14 D18
 Queen's Gambit Declined (25) 
    D38 D31 D39 D37 D30
 Queen's Pawn Game (24) 
    D02 A45 A41 A46 E10
 English, 1 c4 e5 (22) 
    A20 A26 A29 A21 A25
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (66) 
    B90 B97 B92 B22 B50
 Slav (56) 
    D10 D11 D18 D17 D12
 Queen's Gambit Declined (41) 
    D31 D30 D38 D37 D35
 Sicilian Najdorf (40) 
    B90 B97 B92 B91 B95
 French Defense (28) 
    C03 C01 C10 C07 C00
 Semi-Slav (27) 
    D45 D44 D46
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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
   D Novitzkij vs V Popov, 2000 0-1
   Harikrishna vs V Popov, 2007 0-1

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

   🏆 St Petersburg Blitz
   S Lobanov vs V Popov (Dec-12-21) 0-1, blitz
   V Popov vs A Sarana (Oct-13-21) 1-0, rapid
   V Popov vs S Lobanov (Oct-11-21) 1/2-1/2, blitz
   A Sarana vs V Popov (May-10-21) 1/2-1/2
   Z Andriasian vs V Popov (Dec-07-19) 1-0, blitz

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(born Sep-10-1974, 48 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 30; games 1-25 of 741  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Popov vs V Vepkhvishvili ½-½831990Open TetevenE60 King's Indian Defense
2. P Tregubov vs V Popov  ½-½141993St Petersburg opA81 Dutch
3. V Popov vs Tseshkovsky  0-1711993St. Petersburg opA45 Queen's Pawn Game
4. V Popov vs E Mukhametov  0-1391993RUS-chD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. V Popov vs Svidler 0-1401993St.Petersburg opD80 Grunfeld
6. A Gorbatov vs V Popov  0-1251993Memorial M.ChigorinC33 King's Gambit Accepted
7. Neverov vs V Popov  1-0421994OrelA80 Dutch
8. V Popov vs I A Zaitsev  ½-½791994OrelA45 Queen's Pawn Game
9. Neverov vs V Popov  1-0361994OrelA80 Dutch
10. V Popov vs V Komliakov  ½-½481994OrelD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
11. Savon vs V Popov  1-0421994OrelE10 Queen's Pawn Game
12. S Kiselev vs V Popov  1-0541994OrelA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
13. V Popov vs E Mukhametov  ½-½731994OrelA13 English
14. N Pushkov vs V Popov  1-0511994OrelA80 Dutch
15. V Popov vs N A Legky  ½-½541994OrelE00 Queen's Pawn Game
16. L Totsky vs V Popov  1-0381994OrelB20 Sicilian
17. V Popov vs Yagupov  1-0391994OrelA21 English
18. A Gorbatov vs V Popov  ½-½691994OrelA10 English
19. Khalifman vs V Popov  ½-½191994St Petersburg opA80 Dutch
20. V Popov vs Turov  ½-½961994Petrov Memorial OpenA15 English
21. K Aseev vs V Popov  1-0401994Petrov Memorial OpenA89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
22. V Popov vs A V Kharitonov  ½-½261994Petrov Memorial OpenE39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
23. N Rashkovsky vs V Popov  ½-½401994Petrov Memorial OpenA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
24. V Popov vs Neverov  1-0351994Petrov Memorial OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
25. Geller vs V Popov  ½-½231994Petrov Memorial OpenB06 Robatsch
 page 1 of 30; games 1-25 of 741  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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