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Maksim Chigaev
M Chigaev 
Number of games in database: 1,188
Years covered: 2008 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2588 (2635 rapid, 2646 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2623

Overall record: +270 -114 =306 (61.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 498 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (166) 
    B90 B31 B30 B50 B53
 Caro-Kann (51) 
    B12 B13 B10 B18 B17
 French Defense (45) 
    C00 C11 C18 C03 C05
 Ruy Lopez (36) 
    C77 C65 C67 C78 C66
 Giuoco Piano (34) 
    C50 C53
 Sicilian Najdorf (33) 
    B90 B97 B94 B91 B92
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (116) 
    E94 E60 E71 E70 E63
 Sicilian (74) 
    B48 B47 B51 B90 B42
 Grunfeld (41) 
    D85 D78 D70 D87 D74
 Queen's Pawn Game (37) 
    A45 A41 A40 D02 E10
 Caro-Kann (35) 
    B12 B18 B11 B10 B13
 Robatsch (34) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   D Janaszak vs M Chigaev, 2017 0-1
   Bareev vs M Chigaev, 2019 1/2-1/2
   M Chigaev vs M Iskandarov, 2015 1-0
   Kulaots vs M Chigaev, 2019 1/2-1/2
   U Eliseev vs M Chigaev, 2012 1/2-1/2
   Karjakin vs M Chigaev, 2021 0-1
   L Johansson vs M Chigaev, 2015 0-1
   M Chigaev vs I Iljiushenok, 2021 1-0
   M Chigaev vs A Korobov, 2019 1/2-1/2
   S Kuipers vs M Chigaev, 2019 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Russian Championship Higher League (2020)
   Russian Championship Higher League (2021)
   Rilton Cup 2017/18 (2017)
   Tata Steel Challengers (2019)
   World's Youth Stars (2012)
   Aeroflot Open (2019)
   European Club Cup (2018)
   World Junior Championship (2015)
   Lindores Abbey Tal Mem (2021)
   Russian Championship Higher League (2015)
   European Championship (2019)
   Chigorin Memorial (2016)
   European Championship (2017)
   Gibraltar Masters (2020)
   PRO League Group Stage (2019)

   🏆 World Blitz Championship
   A Tari vs M Chigaev (Dec-30-22) 0-1, blitz
   M Chigaev vs A Adly (Dec-30-22) 1-0, blitz
   M Chigaev vs Kostenko (Dec-30-22) 1-0, blitz
   A Erigaisi vs M Chigaev (Dec-30-22) 1-0, blitz
   I Cheparinov vs M Chigaev (Dec-30-22) 1-0, blitz

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(born Nov-07-1996, 26 years old) Russia

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In 2012, Chigaev became a FIDE Master and an IM(1) and was awarded the GM title(2) in 2016.

=2nd (3rd on TB) at the European U18 Championship 2013. =7th (8th on TB) at the European U18 Championship 2014.

In 2015 he won the Vanya Somov Memorial - World's Youth Stars tournament in Kirishi.4 In 2018, he played on team Molodezhka of Tyumen which took the bronze medal in both the Russian Team Championships Premier League and the European Club Cup. In January 2019 Chigaev shared second place with Andrey Esipenko and Benjamin Gledura in the Tata Steel Challengers tournament in Wijk aan Zee, the Netherlands scoring 8.5 points from 13 games. He competed in the World Cup (2019) as one of the nominees by the president of FIDE. Chigaev was paired with Parham Maghsoodloo lost to him by 2–0 and therefore was eliminated from the tournament in the first round.

In October 2020, Chigaev won the Higher League of the 73rd Russian Chess Championship in Sochi with a score of 6.5/9 and qualified for Russian Chess Championship Superfinal later in the year.

References / Sources

(1) (IM title application), (2) (GM results confirmed).

Wikipedia article: Maksim Chigaev

Last updated: 2021-11-25 03:34:13

 page 1 of 50; games 1-25 of 1,250  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C Menezes vs M Chigaev  0-1282008EU-ch U12 18thE97 King's Indian
2. M Chigaev vs L Stella  1-0272008EU-ch U12 18thB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
3. R Svane vs M Chigaev  0-1352008EU-ch U12 18thB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
4. M Chigaev vs S Beukema  1-0362008EU-ch U12 18thC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
5. M Chigaev vs S Zablotsky  1-0332011XV_Izmailovs_memorialB07 Pirc
6. M Chigaev vs E Inarkiev  ½-½412012Moscow Open AB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
7. B Socko vs M Chigaev  ½-½482012Moscow Open AE92 King's Indian
8. M Chigaev vs Elshad Mamedov  1-0272012Moscow Open AB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
9. M Chigaev vs I Bukavshin  0-1512012Moscow Open AB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
10. R Makhmutov vs M Chigaev  ½-½642012Moscow Open AA10 English
11. M Vavulin vs M Chigaev  1-0332012Moscow Open AB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
12. M Chigaev vs Nikita Myshkin  1-0492012Moscow Open AA07 King's Indian Attack
13. D Saduakassova vs M Chigaev  0-1672012Moscow Open AA45 Queen's Pawn Game
14. M Chigaev vs A Tukhaev  0-1312012Moscow Open AB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
15. P Drugov vs M Chigaev  ½-½92012Yerevan Armenia SpringD14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
16. T Harutyunian vs M Chigaev  0-1472012Yerevan Armenia SpringE61 King's Indian
17. A Hayrapetian vs M Chigaev  1-0662012Yerevan Armenia SpringC00 French Defense
18. M Chigaev vs A Asgarizadeh  1-0442012Yerevan Armenia SpringB42 Sicilian, Kan
19. M Chigaev vs D Saduakassova  1-0402012Yerevan Armenia SpringC46 Three Knights
20. Aghasaryan vs M Chigaev  ½-½322012Yerevan Armenia SpringE81 King's Indian, Samisch
21. M Chigaev vs R Bakunts  ½-½572012Yerevan Armenia SpringA07 King's Indian Attack
22. P Mari Ooriad vs M Chigaev  0-1712012Yerevan Armenia SpringC18 French, Winawer
23. M Chigaev vs D Kalashian  1-0432012Yerevan Armenia SpringB06 Robatsch
24. M Chigaev vs A Boruchovsky 1-0442012World's Youth StarsC46 Three Knights
25. K Izzat vs M Chigaev  ½-½242012World's Youth StarsE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-29-12  plimko: Chigaev is two pieces down against a very strong GM, but it's draw!

[Event "Festival Moscow Open 2012"]
[Site "Moscow/Russia"]
[Date "2012.01.28"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Chigaev, Maksim"]
[Black "Inarkiev, Ernesto"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B51"]
[WhiteElo "2397"]
[BlackElo "2689"]
[PlyCount "81"]
[EventDate "2012.??.??"]
[TimeControl "40/5400+30:1800+30"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Nd7 4. d4 Ngf6 5. Nc3 cxd4 6. Qxd4 e5 7. Qd3 h6 8. Be3 Be7 9. Nh4 g6 10. Nf3 a6 11. Bc4 b5 12. Bd5 Rb8 13. Ba7 b4 14. Bxb8 bxc3 15. Ba7 cxb2 16. Rb1 Nxd5 17. Qxd5 Qc7 18. Be3 Bb7 19. Qd3 f5 20. Rxb2 Bxe4 21. Qb3 f4 22. Bd2 Qc6 23. O-O Bd5 24. c4 Be6 25. Bxf4 exf4 26. Re1 Bxc4 27. Qc3 Rh7 28. Rc2 d5 29. Nd4 Qc7 30. Ne6 Qd6 31. Rb2 Bf6 32. Qc2 Ne5 33. Rxe5 Qxe5 34. Qxg6+ Rf7 35. Qg8+ Ke7 36. Rb7+ Kxe6 37. Qc8+ Kd6 38. Rb6+ Ke7 39. Rb7+ Kd6 40. Rb6+ Ke7 41. Rb7+ 1/2-1/2

Dec-09-13  BIDMONFA: Maksim Chigaev


Dec-10-18  sonia91: He will play in Wijk aan Zee Challengers 2019:
Feb-23-19  sonia91: Chigaev did well at Tata Steel Challengers (2019) scoring 8.5/13 for a shared 2nd place (with Andrey Esipenko and Benjamin Gledura), he was leading the standings at some point before the final rounds.

Currently he is sharing the lead with Krishnan Sasikiran at Aeroflot Open with 3/3.

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