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Samy Shoker
Number of games in database: 183
Years covered: 2001 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2504 (2550 rapid, 2529 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2517

Overall record: +56 -69 =41 (46.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 17 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Uncommon Opening (24) 
 King's Indian Attack (24) 
    A07 A08
 Reti System (16) 
    A05 A04 A06
 English (5) 
    A15 A13 A10 A14
 English, 1 c4 e5 (4) 
    A25 A20
 English, 1 c4 c5 (4) 
With the Black pieces:
 Robatsch (30) 
 Pirc (20) 
    B07 B08 B09
 King's Indian (15) 
    E94 E67 E91 E62 E97
 Queen's Pawn Game (10) 
    A40 A41 A46
 Uncommon Opening (6) 
 English, 1 c4 c5 (5) 
    A39 A36 A31 A35
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   O Dolzhikova vs S Shoker, 2014 0-1
   Naiditsch vs S Shoker, 2013 0-1
   Mamedyarov vs S Shoker, 2011 0-1
   J Arvidsson vs S Shoker, 2014 0-1
   S Shoker vs R Vaishali, 2015 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   World Chess Team Championship (2011)
   French Team Championship (2015)
   World Junior Championship (2006)
   French Team Championship (2012)
   Reykjavik Open (2014)
   French Team Championship (2014)
   French Team Championship (2011)
   FIDE World Team Championship (2015)
   French Team Championship (2013)
   French Team Championship (2018)
   Tromso Olympiad (2014)
   Qatar Masters (2015)

   🏆 French Team Championship
   S Shoker vs C Marcelin (Jun-02-18) 1-0
   S Shoker vs Flear (Jun-01-18) 1-0
   Naiditsch vs S Shoker (May-31-18) 1-0
   D Leroy vs S Shoker (May-29-18) 0-1
   S Cossin vs S Shoker (May-28-18) 1/2-1/2

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(born Aug-01-1987, 34 years old) Egypt

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Shoker won the African Zonal 4.2 to qualify to play in the World Cup (2013), where he lost to Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in the first round, therefore exiting the tournament.

Wikipedia article: Samy Shoker

Last updated: 2018-08-01 06:18:29

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 185  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Vachier-Lagrave vs S Shoker 0-1552001FRA-chT 0102 U18B07 Pirc
2. S Shoker vs O Touzane  1-0512001ch-Paris OpenA25 English
3. S Shoker vs D Leroy  0-1532001ch-Paris OpenA00 Uncommon Opening
4. Vachier-Lagrave vs S Shoker  1-0352002FRA-chT U20 0203B06 Robatsch
5. Kazhgaleyev vs S Shoker 1-092005VI OpenB06 Robatsch
6. S Shoker vs D Housieaux  0-1432006Marseille Chess FestivalA36 English
7. D Leygue vs S Shoker  0-1462006Marseille Chess FestivalA07 King's Indian Attack
8. S Shoker vs P Verneuil  1-0472006Marseille Chess FestivalA00 Uncommon Opening
9. C Humeau vs S Shoker  0-1292006Marseille Chess FestivalB06 Robatsch
10. S Shoker vs S P Sethuraman 1-0282006Marseille Chess FestivalA00 Uncommon Opening
11. S Shoker vs N Brunner  ½-½152006Marseille Chess FestivalA36 English
12. N Ninov vs S Shoker 0-1602006Marseille Chess FestivalA00 Uncommon Opening
13. I Khairullin vs S Shoker  1-0412006World Junior ChampionshipB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
14. S Shoker vs S Mkrtchian  1-0692006World Junior ChampionshipA00 Uncommon Opening
15. A Nasri vs S Shoker  1-0402006World Junior ChampionshipA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
16. S Shoker vs T Rej  1-0382006World Junior ChampionshipA00 Uncommon Opening
17. A Kim vs S Shoker  1-0522006World Junior ChampionshipA00 Uncommon Opening
18. S Shoker vs N Ciganovic  1-0402006World Junior ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
19. S Mareco vs S Shoker  1-0412006World Junior ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
20. S Shoker vs D Arngrimsson  ½-½252006World Junior ChampionshipA00 Uncommon Opening
21. S Jessel vs S Shoker  ½-½92006World Junior ChampionshipA36 English
22. S Shoker vs N Kraiouchkine  1-0292006World Junior ChampionshipA25 English
23. S Shoker vs Nakamura  0-1402008TCh-FRA Top 16 Gp AA00 Uncommon Opening
24. Kosteniuk vs S Shoker  ½-½302008International Championship of ParisB06 Robatsch
25. S Shoker vs V Malakhatko  0-1442008International Championship of ParisA07 King's Indian Attack
 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 185  PGN Download
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Aug-19-09  BIDMONFA: Samy Shoker


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  Tabanus: IM Samy Shoker, Egypt, born 1 August 1987. Now rated 2485,

FM in 2004. IM in 2006. GM soon? Lives in Alexandria (Egypt) and Paris (France). ICC: midomido

He plays 1.g3 and 1...g6, no matter what!

French cadet champion 2004. Placed 20th in Lausanne Young Masters Open September 2006, 3rd in Gratuit Evry FIDE Open (France) Nov. 2007, 5th in Villa de Roquetas Open (Spain) Jan. 2008, 20th in Malaga Open 2008, 1st in Condom Open (France) July 2008, 23rd in Arcapita Open (Bahrain) Feb. 2009,

2nd in Nice Open (France) 3-9 Aug. 2009:,

1st in Vienna Open (Austria) 15-23 Aug. 2009 (perf. 2708):,

9th in XtraCon Open (Denmark) 4-13 Sept. 2009:


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  Tabanus: Best draw:

[Event "FRA-chT Top 16 GpA"]
[Date "2008.03.23"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Shoker, Samy"]
[Black "Eljanov, Pavel"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "2381"]
[BlackElo "2692"]

1. g3 e5 2. Bg2 d5 3. d3 c6 4. Nf3 Bd6 5. e4 Ne7 6. Nc3 O-O 7. O-O Na6 8. d4 exd4 9. Nxd4 Nc7 10. exd5 Nexd5 11. Ne4 Be7 12. c4 Nf6 13. Bf4 Nxe4 14. Bxe4 Bf6 15. Nf5 Ne6 16. Be3 Bxb2 17. Rb1 Ba3 18. Qc2 Bc5 19. Rfd1 Qc7 20. Nd4 Bxd4 21. Bxh7+ Kh8 22. Bxd4 Ng5 23. Bf5 Kg8 24. Be3 Bxf5 25. Qxf5 Ne6 26. h4 Rfd8 27. h5 Rxd1+ 28. Rxd1 Rd8 29. Re1 b6 30. h6 Qe7 31. hxg7 Nxg7 32. Qg4 Qe6 33. Qh4 Rd3 34. Bd2 Qg6 35. Bg5 Qh5 36. Re8+ Kh7 37. Re7 Qxh4 38. Bxh4 Kg6 39. Rxa7 Nf5 40. Ra6 Nxh4 41. gxh4 Rc3 42. Rxb6 Rxc4 1/2-1/2

Jun-09-11  cjgone: This guy apparently likes 1.g3.
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  wordfunph: 2011 World ChessTeam Championship:

IM Samy Shoker (2475) shocked GMs Areshchenko (2682) and Mamedyarov (2765)..

another GM-norm for Shoker, congrats!

Jul-26-11  dx9293: This guy can handle pressure: to get his GM norm, he needed to defeat the 2765-rated Mamedyarov on demand, with the Black pieces. And he managed it. Shoker got a structural advantage and rode it all the way home.

This is one of the toughest GM norms one is ever going to see!

Jul-27-11  Xeroxx: Shokers gonna shoke.
Aug-11-13  niemzo: He didn't manage to score another win against Shak today. It was a rather short game.
Nov-26-13  dx9293: Wow...Shoker trying to perform miracles again in the World Team Championship? In Round 1, he defeated Arkadiy Naiditsch (2727) with Black!
Nov-27-13  john barleycorn: Mr. Shoker was nominated "Barracuda 2013". <Tolengoy> is MC at the event.
May-12-14  akinov: Samy Shoker now GM-Elect?!
May-30-14  akinov: Samy is becoming a GM pretty soon....
Aug-16-14  akinov: GM Shoker.........loading
Aug-29-14  akinov: Samy Shoker has officially been awarded the Grand Master (GM) title !!
Apr-20-15  waustad: The pun has been used before, but his win over Sutovsky today in the World Team Championship was surely a shocker. If Adly holds the draw, Egypt will beat Israel 2.5 - 1.5.
Dec-20-15  Whitehat1963: Kid's name is tailor-made for headlines.

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