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Best games by Igor Kurnosov
Compiled by jon01
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Russian grandmaster Igor Kurnosov was born on May 30th 1985, in the large industrial city of South Ural Chelyabinsk. His daddy taught him chess when he was only 4 years old. At the age of 8 he started to study chess regularly and a year later he started tournament play. He achieved the International Master title when he was 15 years old, and the Grandmaster title when he was 18.

Kurnosov got in the centre of attention in Aeroflot Open 2009, where he beat GM Shahkriyar Mamedyarov in 21 moves who later accused him of using Rybka. Arbiters only found a pen and a cigarette lighter from Kurnosov's jacket.

Kurnosov is a very aggressive and sharp player. In this collection his most interesting games can be found. The list is chronological.

Iskusnyh can't stop black attacking his f3-knight
Iskusnyh vs I Kurnosov, 2002 
(A16) English, 18 moves, 0-1

Unexpected queen sacrifice 15. Nf4!! destroys black
I Kurnosov vs V A Loginov, 2002 
(B07) Pirc, 24 moves, 1-0

Double rook sacrifice by Werle fails after 26. Qd2!
I Kurnosov vs J Werle, 2003 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 29 moves, 1-0

26. ...Rxf2!! is the only move when two pieces are hanging
Efimenko vs I Kurnosov, 2003 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 30 moves, 0-1

2500 rated GM crushed in 15 moves
I Kurnosov vs M Dzhumaev, 2008 
(B07) Pirc, 15 moves, 1-0

22. ...Nxe5!! starts the road of a killer knight
Onischuk vs I Kurnosov, 2009 
(D85) Grunfeld, 27 moves, 0-1

Angry Mamedyarov claims cheating after losing in 21 moves
Mamedyarov vs I Kurnosov, 2009 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

An extra queen doesn't help experienced IM
A Chudinovskikh vs I Kurnosov, 2009 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 0-1

Anisimov can't save his exposed king after quick pawn attack
I Kurnosov vs Anisimov, 2009 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 24 moves, 1-0

White finds time to destroy black's centralized king
I Kurnosov vs L D'Costa, 2009
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 33 moves, 1-0

Lots of tactical exchanges ensure a winning endgame for white
I Kurnosov vs A Volokitin, 2009
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

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