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Sergey Kasparov
S Kasparov 
Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.  
Number of games in database: 237
Years covered: 1997 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2471 (2471 rapid, 2453 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2546

Overall record: +76 -33 =128 (59.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (41) 
    B54 B31 B42 B30 B44
 Ruy Lopez (9) 
    C69 C65 C67 C77
 French Defense (8) 
    C03 C07 C00 C05
 Slav (7) 
    D14 D12 D11 D13 D10
 French Tarrasch (7) 
    C03 C07 C05
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    A46 D00 A40 A45
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (22) 
    B18 B13 B12 B10 B11
 Modern Benoni (20) 
    A57 A58 A56
 Benko Gambit (18) 
    A57 A58
 Scandinavian (18) 
 English (10) 
    A15 A11 A10
 Old Benoni (8) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Surjadnji vs S Kasparov, 2001 0-1
   T Kasparova vs S Kasparov, 2010 0-1
   S Kasparov vs M Rachela, 2000 1-0
   B Milenkovic vs S Kasparov, 2009 0-1
   S Kasparov vs V Rabin, 2001 1-0
   S Didenko vs S Kasparov, 2012 0-1
   A Roos vs S Kasparov, 2012 0-1
   J Laubert vs S Kasparov, 2012 0-1
   S Kasparov vs K Pytel, 2007 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Geller Memorial (2001)
   13th Unive Tournament (Open) (2009)
   16th Unive Open (2012)
   21st Belgrade Trophy (2008)
   KB Czech Open (2000)
   23rd Czech Open A (2012)
   Pardubice Open-A (2006)

   🏆 ChessMood Open
   A Puranik vs S Kasparov (Oct-08-21) 1-0
   Deac vs S Kasparov (Jul-01-18) 1-0
   R Stern vs S Kasparov (Nov-05-17) 1/2-1/2
   S Kasparov vs N Biriukov (Nov-04-17) 1-0
   D Kryakvin vs S Kasparov (Nov-03-17) 1/2-1/2

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(born Aug-08-1968, 54 years old) Belarus

[what is this?]
Grandmaster. He is married to Tatiana Kasparova.

 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 248  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Moskalenko vs S Kasparov  ½-½401996Minsk opB07 Pirc
2. S Kasparov vs M Litynska  ½-½181997LvovA04 Reti Opening
3. S Kasparov vs Aronian  ½-½611998Zepter opD94 Grunfeld
4. A Galkin vs S Kasparov  ½-½371999MK Cafe Cup-BB32 Sicilian
5. S Kasparov vs Kazhgaleyev  1-0411999MK Cafe Cup-BC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
6. S Kasparov vs Beshukov  ½-½101999MK Cafe Cup-BA04 Reti Opening
7. Gleizerov vs S Kasparov  1-0741999MK Cafe Cup-BA57 Benko Gambit
8. S Kasparov vs V Malakhatko  1-0422000Krakow op-AD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. S Kasparov vs Savon  ½-½152000RovnoC42 Petrov Defense
10. S Kasparov vs Kholmov  ½-½492000RovnoC41 Philidor Defense
11. S Kasparov vs V Malakhatko  0-1312000Cappelle op 16thA07 King's Indian Attack
12. S Kasparov vs V Malakhatko  1-0622000Kiev SpringD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. Korotylev vs S Kasparov  0-1402000Kiev SpringA30 English, Symmetrical
14. Y Kruppa vs S Kasparov  ½-½702000Kiev SpringA58 Benko Gambit
15. E Vorobiov vs S Kasparov  ½-½712000Kiev SpringB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
16. A Aleksandrov vs S Kasparov  ½-½642000Minsk zt 1.8B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
17. S Kasparov vs M Rachela  1-0332000KB Czech OpenA57 Benko Gambit
18. W Pajeken vs S Kasparov  ½-½122000KB Czech OpenA57 Benko Gambit
19. S Kasparov vs S Vlcek  ½-½762000KB Czech OpenE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
20. R Hardarson vs S Kasparov  0-1272000KB Czech OpenB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
21. S Kasparov vs J Markos  ½-½722000KB Czech OpenE46 Nimzo-Indian
22. J Nun vs S Kasparov  1-0362000KB Czech OpenB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
23. S Kasparov vs S Berger  ½-½722000KB Czech OpenA57 Benko Gambit
24. S Kasparov vs A Al-Khateeb 1-0352000KB Czech OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
25. G Sandner vs S Kasparov  ½-½172000KB Czech OpenA30 English, Symmetrical
 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 248  PGN Download
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Apr-12-09  Dredge Rivers: The second best player named Kasparov, EVER! :)
Apr-13-09  WhiteRook48: the OTHER Kasparov
May-26-09  WhiteRook48: next I suppose there will be another Anand
Aug-15-09  timhortons: Quebec chess championship 2009 controversy:

<Kasparov-Georgiev case>

GM Vladimir Georgiev won the Open section with 6.5/9!

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S. Case Kasparov-Georgiev
During the last round of the Open Championships in Quebec in 2009, one of the leading parties has aroused many suspicions. The part played between Sergey Kasparov and Vladimir Georgiev decided to first place and consequently the first prize of $ 5000.Some players have argued that the party was "arranged" arguing that whites had voluntarily lost, although no complaint was formally filed.Management has still retained the winner's check (post dated) time to conduct an internal investigation. Players (Kasparov-Sambuev) in the center of the dispute were encountered as well as Bator Sambuev, an actor close to the situation. Other witnesses also.Evidence of cheating is difficult to substantiate, but suspicions remain strong enough, because of the following:1) Both players were absent from the scene simultaneously from 5 to 10 minutes according to various witnesses;2) No witness who came forward has seen the two players discussed together;3) The game is a little strange from time Txd7? including (but not completely cut off from reality. This kind of error was in the same tournament).After consultation with the regulations, it appears that the referees have the final word on the prize (to avoid any appearance of conflict).Two referees were in favor of a penalty but the referee in chief, who has the final say, decided that the evidence was insufficient to do so.The fact remains that both players may not be invited back to COQ. The dispute will also be mentioned in the report of the FIDE tournament. Fédération québécoise des échecs11-08-2009

controversial round 9 game.

[Event "Quebec Open"][Site "Montreal CAN"][Date "2009.07.25"][Round "9"][White "Kasparov, Sergie"][Black "Georgiev, Vladimir"][Result "0-1"][ECO "C68"][WhiteElo "2487"][BlackElo "2530"][Annotator "Hob"][PlyCount "68"][EventDate "2009.??.??"]1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. O-O Qf6 6. d4 exd4 7. Bg5 Qd6 8.Nxd4 Bd7 9. Nc3 Ne7 10. Qd2 c5 11. Nb3 Qxd2 12. Bxd2 b6 13. a4 O-O-O 14. Be3 a515. Rfd1 Re8 16. Bf4 Rg8 17. Bg3 g5 18. Rxd7 Kxd7 19. Nb5 Nc8 20. Nxc7 Rxe4 21.f3 Re2 22. Rd1+ Bd6 23. Nd5 Kc6 24. Nxb6 Bxg3 25. Nxc8 Rxc8 26. Nxa5+ Kc7 27.hxg3 Rxc2 28. b3 Re8 29. Kh2 Ree2 30. Rg1 Re3 31. Kh3 f5 32. g4 f4 33. Rd1 Ree234. Rg1 Re6 0-1

ill try to upload this game in the database.

this pgn is my personal copy, i got it from relay.

Aug-15-09  timhortons: if there is a pre arranged agreement here, or cheating well then it happened inside a christian church. this tournament was held inside a school/college chapel/church.
Aug-17-09  SetNoEscapeOn: Has anybody seen this or have more information?


Aug-17-09  timhortons: I actually observed this tournament.

I got photos from the tournament and i posted it in my blog.

i tried to ask one IM and GM from ICC whos from montreal about these but they just dont want to say anything about it.

i dont have any personal knowledge about what really happened except of what was written in quebec chess federation website.

Aug-17-09  timhortons: GM sergey kasparov was accused of throwing in the his last round game against GM Vladimir Georgiev.

Georgiev won the Open section with 6.5/9!

Russian GM sambuev if im not mistaken raised the issue against sergey kasparov.

i upload this controversial game in our databse, its up to the admin if he include it or not in the databse, the round 9 of quebec chess championship was relayed at and i got copy of the games.

GM sambuev most often come late in his games, and this guy smoke but i seen him askin the arbiter to go with him if he smoke outside the tourney hall. mark bluvstien come on time and is always poker faced. naka scowl and paced in a hallway as if in a bad mood before a seen sergey kasparov roam around the tourney hall most often.

just like any cheating accusation its just hard to prove this one.

for once i think its sambuev who gonna win this tourney, i dont have the final standing report of the competetion but the final game i think is between sambuev and giorgiev.

Aug-17-09  timhortons: here is the list of canadian who maintain chess blog

nah! canadian chess blogger are not interested to write anything about it!

2 filipino chess blogger instead take hold of it, me and closet grandmaster, filipino chess blogger but now living and working in australia.

Aug-20-09  timhortons: i chatted with IM castellanos at icc and he told me the money was eventually given to the winner of quebec chess championship 2009, as how can you prove such accusation that sergey kasparov tossed his last game with georgiev?

here check out GM Avrukh blog and his crying foul, over alledged pre arranged game zurich-jubilee-2009.

Nov-16-09  funnychess: Look at the table of the tournament. Sambuev is a loser and no more. He lost several last games and is looking for somebody to blame for.. Sergey was leading all the tournament in Monreal-blitz and lost last game too, I know it, I saw it. why nobody speak about it?? Why aren’t you indignant in it? Or look, he played in Hoogeven open: In last round Sergey made draw, except his game almost all the others of leaders were productive. Why nobody has questions?? So it is full delirium, Sergey’d better bring an action in court on Sambuev, it seems, nobody besides him thinks like this..
Aug-08-10  wordfunph: did Sergey and Garry meet OTB? any game/s out there?
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  Tabanus: Placed 3rd in Open Graz (Austria) 28 Aug. - 5 Sept. 2010:

Nov-02-10  PhilFeeley: I suspect he's paired against his daughter in today's round of the VII Festival Internacional de xadrez da Figueira da Foz:

Nov-02-10  nummerzwei: <PhilFeeley: I suspect he's paired against his daughter in today's round of the VII Festival Internacional de xadrez da Figueira da Foz:>

I don't think so:

(she was born in 1969)

see also:

"Sergey is now playing for Belarus and he is married to WIM Tatiana Kasparova" in Whiteshark's post from 10.08.2008.

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  Eggman: This guy's good, but let's face it: he's no Kasparov.
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  Troller: Garry's surname was an adaptation of his mother's if I am not mistaken. An Armenian, her name was "Kasparovian", but Garry preferred the more Russian-like "Kasparov". His father's name was "Weinstein". So probably no relations to Sergey.
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  Eggman: I thought Kasparov's mother's name was Kasparova.
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  paulalbert: Kasparova is the feminine form of Kasparov.
Aug-08-13  Refused: <Eggman: I thought Kasparov's mother's name was Kasparova.>

That's just the female version of Kasparov.

So Gary's daughter is also miss Kasparova. And his wife is Mrs. Kasparova. It's just linguistic thing. (I don't know why, you would need to ask somebody who actually speaks Russian for th explanation).

Same with Karpov. His wife's and his mother's names are Karpova.

And Troller is right, I think, about switching from Kasparovian or something to the more Russian sounding Kasparov.

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  Eggman: I know that Kasparova is the feminine form of Kasparov. But am I to understand that Garry's mother changed her name to Kasparova *after* Garry changed his to Kasparov? I thought Garry simply adopted his the masculine form of his mother's maiden name, no?
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  paulalbert: Eggman, You are correct. His mother's Armenian maiden name was Gasparyan ( yan ending in Armenian is similar to ov or icy etc. in Russian or similar name suffixes in other languages meaning descendant of ), Russianized to Kasparov for the masculine and Kasparova for the feminine, so Garry's current surname came from his mother's maiden name. Whether she used her husband's name of Weinstein before he died and made the change to using Kasparova only when Gary changed his name, I don't know .
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  Penguincw: Happy 46th birthday to GM Sergey Kasparov.
May-29-16  jith1207: By the way, the home page search drop-down list does not show this Kasparov. It looks like the list can show only unique last names and by default, gets mapped to Garry. Sergey missed out for having a famous surname.
Jan-10-17  waustad: He played his wife in the Australian Open. It is an interesting pepp:
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