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Igor Efimov
I Efimov 
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Number of games in database: 634
Years covered: 1974 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2409 (2530 rapid, 2434 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2525
Overall record: +245 -181 =197 (55.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 11 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (45) 
    A45 D02 D00 A46 A50
 Sicilian (27) 
    B40 B22 B41 B80 B92
 King's Indian (23) 
    E60 E61 E70 E67 E80
 Slav (19) 
    D11 D10 D12 D15 D18
 Queen's Gambit Declined (16) 
    D37 D30 D35
 Modern Benoni (15) 
    A58 A57 A56 A60 A73
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (81) 
    B33 B56 B43 B42 B32
 Queen's Pawn Game (39) 
    A40 E10 A46 A41 D02
 English (18) 
    A13 A15 A10 A11
 Queen's Gambit Declined (18) 
    D37 D31 D30 D35 D38
 Sicilian Kan (15) 
    B43 B42 B41
 French Defense (14) 
    C03 C10 C15 C18 C07
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   McShane vs I Efimov, 2009 0-1
   I Efimov vs Barsov, 1990 1-0
   I Efimov vs H Mas, 2000 1-0
   I Efimov vs J Emms, 1998 1-0
   D Perrett vs I Efimov, 2008 0-1
   Kasparov vs I Efimov, 1977 1/2-1/2
   G Mwanyika vs I Efimov, 2016 0-1
   A Bianchi vs I Efimov, 1999 0-1
   I Efimov vs A Machulsky, 1979 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Geneva Open (1991)
   Montecatini Terme Open (1997)
   Bratto Open (1997)
   Carnevale Open (1998)
   Yerevan (1977)
   Bratto Open (1998)
   Lenk Open (1991)
   Festival Ducale Open-A (2001)
   Montecatini Terme Open (1999)
   Bratto Open-A (2007)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2000)
   Baku Olympiad (2016)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2012)
   FIDE Online Olympiad (2020)
   Batumi Olympiad (2018)

   🏆 52nd Italian Teams GpA
   M Godena vs I Efimov (Sep-20-21) 1-0
   I Efimov vs S Sumant (Aug-09-20) 0-1, rapid
   I Efimov vs L Lau (Aug-09-20) 1-0, rapid
   A Watanabe vs I Efimov (Aug-09-20) 1-0, rapid
   A F Ker vs I Efimov (Aug-08-20) 0-1, rapid

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(born Sep-16-1960, 63 years old) Georgia (federation/nationality Monaco)

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GM (1992) Igor Borisovich Efimov was Italian champion in 1998 and 1999. In 2008, he won the championship of Monaco. He is also a FIDE Senior Trainer (2018).

Last updated: 2019-09-16 05:12:48

 page 1 of 26; games 1-25 of 634  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Efimov vs V Vepkhvishvili  0-1391974Ch TbilisiC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
2. Kasparov vs I Efimov ½-½171977URS-ch U20C18 French, Winawer
3. I Efimov vs V Doroshkievich  1-0341977YerevanC05 French, Tarrasch
4. E Mnatsakanian vs I Efimov  1-0351977YerevanB33 Sicilian
5. I Efimov vs L S Eolian  ½-½211977YerevanC42 Petrov Defense
6. Lutikov vs I Efimov  0-1411977YerevanB33 Sicilian
7. A Malevinsky vs I Efimov  ½-½381977YerevanC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
8. I Efimov vs H Khalikian  ½-½411977YerevanB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
9. I Efimov vs N Popov  1-0381977YerevanB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
10. J Petkevich vs I Efimov  ½-½191977YerevanA04 Reti Opening
11. A Arutiunov vs I Efimov  0-1381977YerevanE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
12. I Efimov vs I Ivanov  1-0391977YerevanB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
13. I Efimov vs A Donchenko  0-1581977YerevanC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
14. G Akopian vs I Efimov  0-1271977YerevanB33 Sicilian
15. Averkin vs I Efimov  ½-½181977YerevanE96 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, Main line
16. I Efimov vs Tseshkovsky  ½-½201977YerevanB07 Pirc
17. I Efimov vs B Katalymov  ½-½231977YerevanC67 Ruy Lopez
18. Lputian vs I Efimov  ½-½401977YerevanA37 English, Symmetrical
19. S Ivanov vs I Efimov  0-1411978USSR Junior ChampionshipB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
20. I Efimov vs A Machulsky  1-0391979USSRB12 Caro-Kann Defense
21. I Efimov vs Azmaiparashvili ½-½651979URSB22 Sicilian, Alapin
22. I Efimov vs V Vepkhvishvili  0-1361979Ch GeorgianE99 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov
23. V Vepkhvishvili vs I Efimov  0-1421979Ch Georgian 40thB33 Sicilian
24. I Efimov vs Vdovin  1-0241980USSRB12 Caro-Kann Defense
25. I Efimov vs N Andrianov  0-1301980Junior Selection TournamentD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
 page 1 of 26; games 1-25 of 634  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-09-04  SamusAran: If you want to see Efimov get his butt kicked, look at Efimov vs Bronstein (at the top of the page)
Mar-15-05  Karpova: <>

There's an italian GM called Igor Efimov (born in 1960).

The first three games were probably not played by the italian GM and the first to games are identical.

Mar-15-05  Karpova: sorry, first two games of course
Sep-16-06  BIDMONFA: Igor Efimov


Premium Chessgames Member
  eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to GM Efimov! Wow a 9 year drought between kibitzes! That's really rare on a GM's page on CG.

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