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Ioan-Cristian Chirila
I Chirila 
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Number of games in database: 299
Years covered: 1999 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2536 (2508 rapid, 2445 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2576

Overall record: +111 -64 =75 (59.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 49 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (34) 
    B32 B96 B56 B80 B90
 Reti System (11) 
    A04 A06 A05
 Ruy Lopez (10) 
    C72 C95 C69 C92 C68
 King's Indian (8) 
    E75 E73 E60 E90
 French Defense (8) 
    C11 C18 C19 C16 C02
 Sicilian Najdorf (8) 
    B96 B90 B94 B99 B97
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (35) 
    B32 B30 B42 B76 B22
 Grunfeld (24) 
    D85 D76 D90 D94 D80
 Ruy Lopez (14) 
    C77 C84 C78 C96 C92
 Queen's Pawn Game (11) 
    D02 A45 A46 E10
 Queen's Gambit Declined (10) 
    D30 D31
 English (10) 
    A15 A16 A13
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   R Edouard vs I Chirila, 2006 1/2-1/2
   I Chirila vs I K Sukandar, 2017 1-0
   I Chirila vs L Gavrilovic, 2008 1-0
   T Modlin vs I Chirila, 2012 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   St. Louis Spring Classic (Group B) (2017)
   St. Louis Inv GM (2017)
   Spring Chess Classic (B) (2019)
   London Chess Classic Open (2014)
   21st Belgrade Trophy (2008)
   48th World Junior Championship (2009)
   Millionaire Chess (2014)
   European Championship (2008)
   European Championship (2010)
   European Championship (2009)
   Golden Sands (2012)
   Pro Chess League (2018)
   Gibraltar Masters (2015)
   PRO League Group Stage (2019)
   Batumi Olympiad (2018)

   🏆 Fall Chess Classic
   Lenderman vs I Chirila (Nov-10-22) 0-1
   I Chirila vs B Jacobson (Nov-09-22) 1-0
   D Kadric vs I Chirila (Nov-08-22) 1/2-1/2
   I Chirila vs A Mikaelyan (Nov-07-22) 1-0
   R Sadhwani vs I Chirila (Nov-06-22) 1/2-1/2

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(born Jan-06-1991, 31 years old) Romania

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In 2001, Chirilă won the Romanian youth championship when he was 10 years old. He repeated this achievement the following year in the Romanian under 12 championship. Chirilă won two more Romanian youth championships, in 2006 and 2009. He participated in the European Youth Team Championship, winning two medals for individual results: gold (2008, on the first board) and silver (2006, on the second board).

In 2007, Chirilă became world youth champion in the U-16 age group. In 2010 he was awarded a full ride scholarship at the University of Texas at Dallas. In April 2015, Chirilă finished runner-up to Yuniesky Quezada in the Philadelphia Open.2 In 2016 Chirilă won the Millionaire Chess Open in the U-2550 rating group.

In June 2018 he won the National Open tournament in Las Vegas, US. This success earned Chirilă his first magazine cover for Chess Life, one of the major American chess magazines. In September–October he was part of the Romanian team at the 43rd Chess Olympiad.

Chirilă served as one of the seconds of Fabiano Caruana during the 2018 World Chess Championship match.

(1) (2017 podcast interview with Ben Johnson of Perpetual Chess).

Wikipedia article: Ioan-Cristian Chirilă

Last updated: 2022-06-19 17:07:12

 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 323  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Chirila vs I Turcu  1-0421999ROM-ch U18B56 Sicilian
2. I Chirila vs I Toader  0-1382000ROM-ch sfB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
3. I Chirila vs R Norri  1-0172001EYCC B10C68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
4. A Pavlidis vs I Chirila  0-1502001EYCC B10D32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
5. I Chirila vs V Lilov  ½-½772001EYCC B10B32 Sicilian
6. V Doibani vs I Chirila  0-1402001EYCC B10C47 Four Knights
7. M Matlakov vs I Chirila  1-0542001EYCC B10A01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
8. I Chirila vs V Onyshchuk  0-1482001EYCC B10B23 Sicilian, Closed
9. M Roganovic vs I Chirila  0-1432001EYCC B10C42 Petrov Defense
10. I Chirila vs A Sartena  1-0372001EYCC B10B56 Sicilian
11. I Chirila vs P Kruglyakov  ½-½222001EYCC B10B32 Sicilian
12. I Chirila vs P Potapov  0-1662004Eskisehir EU fest-A 3rdB32 Sicilian
13. I Chirila vs P Potapov  ½-½302004EU-ch U14B30 Sicilian
14. I Chirila vs G Margvelashvili  0-1242004EU-ch U14B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
15. Y Borel vs I Chirila  1-0432005Wch U14A07 King's Indian Attack
16. I Chirila vs K Wagih-Abdessalem  ½-½412005Wch U14B32 Sicilian
17. J Ikeda vs I Chirila  0-1872005Wch U14D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. I Chirila vs M Ly  1-0392005Wch U14B01 Scandinavian
19. R Pereira vs I Chirila  0-1392005Wch U14B42 Sicilian, Kan
20. I Chirila vs D Benidze  1-0262005Wch U14B94 Sicilian, Najdorf
21. Le Quang Liem vs I Chirila  1-0532005Wch U14D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. I Chirila vs R Hess  ½-½372005Wch U14C69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
23. D Recuero Guerra vs I Chirila  0-1622005Wch U14B41 Sicilian, Kan
24. Lupulescu vs I Chirila  1-0362006Bucharest Winter CupB42 Sicilian, Kan
25. I Salgado Lopez vs I Chirila  0-1572006European Youth ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 323  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  Tabanus: GM Ioan-Cristian Chirila, Romania, born 27 January 1991. Now rated 2510,

World U16 champion 2007. IM in 2008, GM in 2009. Shared 3rd in the Romanian Ch 2009. Placed 10th in the European U18 Ch 2009.

Biography: (in Polish)



May-16-17  BIDMONFA: Ioan-Cristian Chirila


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  Penguincw: GM Cristian Chirila (I assume this is him) will be coaching MU's first ever competitive chess team.

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  Penguincw: Again, I assume it's the correct Chirila?

It definitely sounds like the Chirila in the above post.

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  Messiah: He is an extremely good commentator.
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  MissScarlett: I like the Saint Louis line-up but can’t drag myself away from Jan and Judit.

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