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Artiom Samsonkin
Number of games in database: 166
Years covered: 2001 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2428 (2406 rapid, 2499 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2437

Overall record: +78 -22 =30 (71.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 36 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (41) 
    B53 B33 B31 B43 B30
 French Defense (13) 
    C02 C07 C18 C16 C11
 Sicilian Najdorf (6) 
    B99 B97 B90 B96
 French Winawer (4) 
    C18 C19 C16
 Caro-Kann (4) 
    B12 B18 B10
 Sicilian Kan (4) 
    B43 B42
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (30) 
    B67 B22 B23 B60 B57
 King's Indian (18) 
    E62 E92 E73 E70 E94
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (8) 
    B67 B60 B61
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    A45 E00 E10 D02
 English (5) 
    A18 A14 A10 A16 A15
 Alekhine's Defense (4) 
    B03 B02 B05
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Samsonkin vs Nakamura, 2009 1-0
   S Demmery vs A Samsonkin, 2011 0-1
   V Plotkin vs A Samsonkin, 2009 0-1
   A Samsonkin vs A Inigo, 2011 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   PWC Toronto Open (2009)
   Canadian Open (2009)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   Canadian Open (2007)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2009 Canadian Zonal Championship by gauer
   2010 Canadian open by gauer
   2010 Kitchener Winter open by gauer
   2008 Kitchener Oktoberfest open by gauer
   2008 Guelph Winter Pro-Am by gauer
   2009 Guelph Spring Pro-Am by gauer
   2008 Guelph Spring Pro-Am by gauer
   2008 Toronto Closed by gauer
   2010 Toronto open by gauer
   2010 Hamilton Summer open by gauer

   🏆 World Blitz Championship
   P Carlsson vs A Samsonkin (Dec-30-19) 0-1, blitz
   A Samsonkin vs S Sjugirov (Dec-30-19) 1-0, blitz
   Nikita Petrov vs A Samsonkin (Dec-30-19) 1/2-1/2, blitz
   A Samsonkin vs I Cheparinov (Dec-30-19) 0-1, blitz
   Smirin vs A Samsonkin (Dec-30-19) 1/2-1/2, blitz

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(born Jun-23-1989, 30 years old) Belarus (federation/nationality Canada)

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In 2012, Artiom won the winter ProAm in Guelph and Toronto championship. He won the Hart House Winter Holidays tournament in 2013 between January 4-6th, for sole 1st, ahead of Nikita Gusev and Bator Sambuev (who tied for share of 2nd-3rd) and others. An IM, Artiom won the 2008 Canadian Junior and was coach for the 2009 Canadian World Youth Chess Championship team. In 2007, he tied for 1st-3rd with Michael Dougherty and Jeff Willms in the top open group of the Kitchener Oktoberfest tournament and tied 1st-4th in the Canadian Closed. His debut in his first ever Chess Olympiad (2010) on the Canadian 4th board earned him 2 wins and 2 draws in 6 played games and in 2010, he tied for 1st-2nd with Bindi Cheng in the (open) blitz championship in Canada. The cities of Toronto, Hamilton, Niagara Falls, Kitchener, Guelph and Ottawa are but a few of the weekend tournament titles that he has won in the GTCL, SWOCL and EOCA leagues.

References: (1) (Canadian zonal site), (2) (Greater Toronto Chess League - GTCL), (3) (Eastern Ont. Chess Association - EOCA), (4) (South-west Ont. Chess League - SWOCL), (5) (Ontario Chess Association - OCA), (6) (Olympiad & team chess chronological catalog), (7) .

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 166  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Samsonkin vs D Dragicevic  1-0442001WYB12B33 Sicilian
2. C Monsieux vs A Samsonkin  0-1342001WYB12B22 Sicilian, Alapin
3. Li Haoyu vs A Samsonkin  1-0382001WYB12B21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
4. A Samsonkin vs H R Steel  1-0352001WYB12B83 Sicilian
5. D Howell vs A Samsonkin  ½-½432001WYB12B03 Alekhine's Defense
6. A Samsonkin vs M Rodshtein  0-1482001WYB12C19 French, Winawer, Advance
7. S Nitin vs A Samsonkin  0-12920041st WinTV OpenB02 Alekhine's Defense
8. V Sareen vs A Samsonkin  ½-½1720041st WinTV OpenB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
9. Bu Xiangzhi vs A Samsonkin 1-0632007Canadian OpenE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
10. A Samsonkin vs J Tayar  1-0792007Canadian OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
11. H Fritzsche vs A Samsonkin  0-1592007Canadian OpenB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
12. A Samsonkin vs V M Mikhalevski  0-1652007Canadian OpenC30 King's Gambit Declined
13. B Cheng vs A Samsonkin  1-0412007Canadian OpenA48 King's Indian
14. A Samsonkin vs S Dallaire 1-0242007Canadian OpenC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
15. K Pacey vs A Samsonkin  ½-½412007Canadian OpenE73 King's Indian
16. A Inigo vs A Samsonkin  0-1242007Fall Pro-AmE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
17. M Dougherty vs A Samsonkin  0-1422008Winter Pro-AmE92 King's Indian
18. A Samsonkin vs D Bailey  1-0432008Winter Pro-AmB72 Sicilian, Dragon
19. A Samsonkin vs B Sambuev  0-1362008Winter Pro-AmC02 French, Advance
20. A Samsonkin vs Y Yuan  1-0312008Toronto Closed Ch., Willowdale ClubB72 Sicilian, Dragon
21. P Becker vs A Samsonkin  0-1662008KW Winter OpenB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
22. A Samsonkin vs K Morrison  1-0272008KW Winter OpenB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
23. Zhe Quan vs A Samsonkin  ½-½362008KW Winter OpenE70 King's Indian
24. B Sambuev vs A Samsonkin  0-1492008KW Winter OpenD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
25. A Samsonkin vs Y Yuan  1-0332008KW Winter OpenB23 Sicilian, Closed
 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 166  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-21-09  number 23 NBer: Here he is: the player who stunned Nakamura in Toronto last weekend.
Sep-14-09  alexrawlings: Is this guy a GM?
Sep-14-09  felixd: No he's not, but he is actually a strong IM.
Sep-15-09  alexrawlings: Thanks <felixd> ... it seems strange that his peak rating was 2612 yet he's not a GM. Maybe it's a mistake and that's not his actual peak rating.
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