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Sanan Sjugirov
Number of games in database: 895
Years covered: 2005 to 2020
Last FIDE rating: 2675 (2640 rapid, 2471 blitz)

Overall record: +263 -121 =320 (60.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 191 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (100) 
    B31 B42 B47 B33 B50
 Ruy Lopez (64) 
    C65 C78 C67 C95 C92
 French Defense (38) 
    C03 C07 C10 C05 C02
 French Tarrasch (25) 
    C03 C07 C05 C04 C09
 Caro-Kann (25) 
    B12 B18 B10
 Queen's Gambit Declined (21) 
    D37 D38 D35 D30
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (133) 
    B90 B51 B92 B96 B32
 Sicilian Najdorf (69) 
    B90 B92 B96 B91 B94
 Semi-Slav (31) 
    D45 D44 D43 D47
 Queen's Gambit Declined (27) 
    D30 D38 D37 D35 D31
 Queen's Pawn Game (26) 
    D02 E10 A45 A46 A40
 Caro-Kann (21) 
    B12 B10 B11 B17 B18
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   S Sjugirov vs Carlsen, 2010 1-0
   E Inarkiev vs S Sjugirov, 2009 0-1
   Abhimanyu Puranik vs S Sjugirov, 2020 0-1
   S Sjugirov vs Van Wely, 2009 1-0
   S Sjugirov vs Svidler, 2009 1-0
   S Sjugirov vs W So, 2005 1-0
   S Sjugirov vs K Sek, 2019 1-0
   S Sjugirov vs Jakovenko, 2015 1-0
   S Sjugirov vs K Memeti, 2010 1-0
   J Geller vs S Sjugirov, 2015 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Femida Super (2007)
   29th Cappelle-la-Grande (2013)
   Russian Under-20 Championship (2008)
   World Junior Championship (2010)
   Russian Championship Higher League (2011)
   Chigorin Memorial (2016)
   Universiade (2013)
   Russian Championship Higher League (2009)
   Chigorin Memorial (2017)
   Chigorin Memorial (2013)
   World Junior Championship (2011)
   European Championship (2009)
   European Championship (2011)
   European Championship (2017)
   PRO League Group Stage (2019)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2005 WYCC (open) U-12 by gauer
   Sjugirov's Best Games by notyetagm

   🏆 Aeroflot Open
   C Aravindh vs S Sjugirov (Feb-27-20) 1-0
   S Sjugirov vs D Paravyan (Feb-26-20) 1/2-1/2
   R Mamedov vs S Sjugirov (Feb-25-20) 1/2-1/2
   S Sjugirov vs Zvjaginsev (Feb-24-20) 1-0
   Abhimanyu Puranik vs S Sjugirov (Feb-23-20) 0-1

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(born Jan-31-1993, 28 years old) Russia
[what is this?]
A GM since 2009, Sanan Sjugirov won the U12 European Youth Chess Championships in 2004 and 2005, the U14 European Youth Chess Championship in 2007, the U10 World Youth Chess Championship in 2003 and the U14 World Youth Chess Championship in 2007. He was =1st (2nd on count back) at the World Junior Championship (2010).

He scored 7.5/11 at the European Individual Championship (2015) to place with the group qualifying for the World Cup (2015). He was eliminated from the Cup when he lost his first round match to Sethuraman P Sethuraman

Wikipedia article: Sanan Sjugirov

 page 1 of 36; games 1-25 of 895  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Mamedov vs S Sjugirov  1-0342005Young Stars of the WorldB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
2. S Sjugirov vs E Alekseev  ½-½372005Young Stars of the WorldC07 French, Tarrasch
3. S Sjugirov vs Karjakin 0-1372005Young Stars of the WorldC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
4. Kuzubov vs S Sjugirov  ½-½792005Young Stars of the WorldE73 King's Indian
5. S Sjugirov vs I Khairullin  0-1732005Young Stars of the WorldB30 Sicilian
6. S Sjugirov vs Nepomniachtchi 0-1722005Young Stars of the WorldC03 French, Tarrasch
7. V A V Rajesh vs S Sjugirov 0-1452005Wch U12A00 Uncommon Opening
8. S P Sethuraman vs S Sjugirov  ½-½542005Wch U12B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
9. S Sjugirov vs Srinath Narayanan  0-1672005Wch U12B50 Sicilian
10. S Sjugirov vs Robson  ½-½802005Wch U12B81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
11. S Sjugirov vs J Chung  1-0422005Wch U12B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
12. T Dionisi vs S Sjugirov  0-1372005Wch U12B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
13. S Sjugirov vs J Kociscak  1-0382005Wch U12B45 Sicilian, Taimanov
14. S Sjugirov vs S Ter-Sahakyan  1-0772005Wch U12B45 Sicilian, Taimanov
15. S Sjugirov vs W So 1-0332005Wch U12B30 Sicilian
16. Yifan Hou vs S Sjugirov ½-½942005Wch U12B40 Sicilian
17. V Onischuk vs S Sjugirov  ½-½8920064th Young Stars of the WorldB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
18. S Sjugirov vs Caruana 1-03720064th Young Stars of the WorldB42 Sicilian, Kan
19. E Safarli vs S Sjugirov 1-04220064th Young Stars of the WorldB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
20. A Kulikov vs S Sjugirov  0-14720064th Young Stars of the WorldB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
21. S Sjugirov vs Nepomniachtchi  ½-½4620064th Young Stars of the WorldC67 Ruy Lopez
22. D Lintchevski vs S Sjugirov  ½-½3920064th Young Stars of the WorldB20 Sicilian
23. S Sjugirov vs R Hovhannisyan  ½-½6720064th Young Stars of the WorldC50 Giuoco Piano
24. A Volodin vs S Sjugirov  1-07620064th Young Stars of the WorldE73 King's Indian
25. S Sjugirov vs Ivan Popov  0-16420064th Young Stars of the WorldB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
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Sep-06-09  percyblakeney: Sjugirov is playing well in the Russian Championship, four wins in five rounds, against players like Inarkiev and Kurnosov (both in the 2660s).
Nov-28-09  hellopolgar: is it me or he looks like he has some Mongolian/Chinese/Asian genes?

can't tell anything from his name, but i wouldn't be surprised if his grandmother is , say, Chinese.

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  Troller: <hellopolgar> Kalmykia is situated in the Asian part of Russia. Check out pics of FIDE president Iljumzhinov as well.

It will be interesting to follow him in the Russian Superfinals, I suppose this is his first test in such a strong tournament.

Dec-20-09  Open Defence: interesting player
Dec-24-09  mysql: Excerpt from interview with Wesley So:

Do you have a personal coach?

Wesley So: Unfortunately I don't. But I think that the moment is coming: I will need it soon. I would train chess with <Sanan Sjugirov> with pleasure for instance. He is my age. The only problem he does not speak English.

Aug-13-10  plimko:

GC: <CONVERSION OF AN OUTPOST INTO A LOST PAWN> 30 ... Qe6-g4?! 31 Qg3xQg4 h5xQg4 Black cannot easily defend g4-pawn

GC: <ENDGAME PLAY: OPP-COLORED BISHOPS> 1-0 offside Black h4-king cannot defend q-side light-squares

Aug-15-10  notyetagm: Sjugirov is close to becoming the 2010 World Junior Champion.

He is tied with Andreikin for 1st with 9.5/12 with one round to go.

Both have Black in their last game.

Go Sjugirov!

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  Tabanus: Placed 2nd in the World Junior Ch (Poland) 2-17 August 2010:

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  Peligroso Patzer: Sjugirov beat Carlsen today in a game not yet posted in the database.

When was the last time, I wonder, that Magnus lost to an opponent more than two years younger than he?

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  Peligroso Patzer: Here is a link to the game referenced in my earlier post:

S Sjugirov vs Carlsen, 2010.

Feb-03-11  Don Cossacks: Sjugirov won vs Ivan Cheparinov again in Moscow Open 2011.
Jun-17-11  notyetagm: Sjugirov has started <3/3> and is in the sole lead at the <2011 RUSSIAN HIGHER LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP>

Jun-21-11  plimko: Sjugirov beat Najer with black pieces and now he is the only player with 5/6 at the <RUSSIAN HIGHER LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP 2011>

Today is a rest day, five rounds to go.

Aug-04-11  notyetagm: Disastrous loss for Sjugirov in Round 2 of the World Junior Championship.


Oct-03-11  notyetagm:

Statistics for <Kalmyk>(GM) On for: 4 Idle: 0

Kalmyk is currently involved in a match against LastKeks(GM).

rating [need] win loss draw total best

Crazyhouse 1856 [6] 1 3 0 4

Bullet 2493 [8] 136 66 16 218 2600 (28-Jul-2011)

Blitz 3174 242 118 47 407 3291 (28-Jul-2011)

1-minute 2514 [4] 163 93 19 275 2572 (31-Aug-2011)

3-minute 2051 11 1 0 12

Chess960 1418 [8] 1 1 0 2

1: GM Sanan Sjugirov

2: I am interested to play in European team.My

Name : Sjugirov Sanan

Groups : GMs

Oct-31-12  SimonWebbsTiger: Looks like Sanan is going to win Magistral Ciutat de Barcelona 2012.

Peter Heine, who is also participating. He wrote some very nice praise of Sanan on the Danish Chess Federation website.

Basically, PH thinks Sanan has the talent to break top 25.

Mar-05-13  Don Cossacks: Congratulations for winning Cappelle la Grande 2013!
Mar-09-13  IndigoViolet: Any relation to <Sigur Ros>?
Nov-03-14  sonia91: He won the World University Championship 2014 held in Katowice, Poland.

Jan-01-15  smurph: In the magazine Chess June 2009 issue Predrag NIkolic said about losing to Sjugirov "I lost against a future world champion" .
Feb-13-15  sonia91: Correct link about his victory at 13th World University Championship:

< Held in Katowice, Poland, the World University Championship concluded after great showings by the competitors, with Sanan Sjugirov taking the men's title on tiebreak >


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  OhioChessFan: Amazingly, he's tied with MC at Qatar.
Jan-31-16  sonia91: Happy birthday! He finished 4th in Qatar Masters 2014 and 5th (tied for 3rd) in Qatar Masters 2015.
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  WTHarvey: Here are 16 puzzles from Sanan's games: Find the winning moves.
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