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Efstratios Grivas
Number of games in database: 281
Years covered: 1980 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2414 (2432 rapid, 2303 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2513

Overall record: +74 -64 =133 (51.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 10 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (29) 
    E71 E90 E75 E97 E94
 Queen's Indian (19) 
    E15 E19 E16 E14 E17
 Queen's Pawn Game (14) 
    A41 A46 E10 D02 A40
 Grunfeld (10) 
    D91 D79 D94
 Modern Benoni (9) 
    A57 A71 A70 A56 A58
 English (8) 
    A11 A10 A14 A13 A15
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (50) 
    E92 E97 E67 E62 E98
 Sicilian (35) 
    B32 B30 B22 B45 B25
 Ruy Lopez (13) 
    C80 C82 C83 C68 C77
 Ruy Lopez, Open (10) 
    C80 C82 C83
 Dutch Defense (7) 
    A81 A85 A96
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    A45 A46 A40
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   E Grivas vs A Braun, 2008 1-0
   V Kovacevic vs E Grivas, 1989 1/2-1/2
   D Solak vs E Grivas, 2006 1/2-1/2
   E Grivas vs P Short, 1986 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Corus Group C (2008)
   EUR-chT (Men) 9th (1989)
   Acropolis Tournament (2006)
   Yerevan Olympiad (1996)
   European Club Cup (2003)
   Dubai Olympiad (1986)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1984)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1988)
   Manila Olympiad (1992)
   Novi Sad Olympiad (1990)
   Moscow Olympiad (1994)
   EUR-chT (Men) 11th (1997)
   Sharjah Masters (2018)

   🏆 Sharjah Masters
   E Grivas vs Chao Sun (Apr-18-18) 1/2-1/2
   K Krithigga vs E Grivas (Apr-17-18) 0-1
   E Grivas vs Shantanu Bhambure (Apr-16-18) 0-1
   Yuxin Song vs E Grivas (Apr-15-18) 1/2-1/2
   Ibrahim Sultan vs E Grivas (Apr-14-18) 1-0

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(born Mar-30-1966, 55 years old) Greece

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Efstratios Grivas was born in Egio, Greece. He was awarded the FM title in 1983, the IM title in 1984 and the GM title in 1993. Then he moved on to becoming an International Arbiter in 1998, International Organizer also in 1998 and a FIDE Senior Trainer (2005), quitting OTB play in 2009. Grivas was Greek champion in 1983 and 1996.

Wikipedia article: Efstratios Grivas

 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 285  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Grivas vs Kotronias  ½-½361980AthensA81 Dutch
2. E Grivas vs Kotronias  0-1341982AthensA89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
3. E Grivas vs Kotronias  1-0241982AthensA89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
4. Benjamin vs E Grivas  0-1521982Wch U20E97 King's Indian
5. E Grivas vs Salov  0-1381983Wch U20E15 Queen's Indian
6. B Angles d'Auriac vs E Grivas  0-1411984Thessaloniki OlympiadE92 King's Indian
7. E Grivas vs I Jones  ½-½411984Thessaloniki OlympiadA53 Old Indian
8. J Yrjola vs E Grivas 1-0281984Thessaloniki OlympiadE97 King's Indian
9. A Frois vs E Grivas  1-0471984Thessaloniki OlympiadE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
10. Meng Leong Wong vs E Grivas  ½-½341984Thessaloniki OlympiadE73 King's Indian
11. A Duer vs E Grivas  ½-½561984Thessaloniki OlympiadE92 King's Indian
12. E Grivas vs S Soylu  1-0431984Thessaloniki OlympiadA71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
13. E Grivas vs Jose Amado Palma  1-0241984Thessaloniki OlympiadA97 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky
14. E Grivas vs Anand  ½-½221985Wch U20E75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
15. Blatny vs E Grivas  ½-½401985Wch U20B22 Sicilian, Alapin
16. E Grivas vs Khalifman  0-1451985EU-ch U20E15 Queen's Indian
17. E Grivas vs Kotronias  1-0461986AthensE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
18. E Grivas vs Mohd Dato Hj Talib  1-0261986Dubai OlympiadE70 King's Indian
19. P Popovic vs E Grivas  ½-½221986Dubai OlympiadC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
20. E Grivas vs D Sirias Martinez  1-0421986Dubai OlympiadE14 Queen's Indian
21. E Grivas vs C Ionescu  0-1601986Dubai OlympiadE15 Queen's Indian
22. Johnny Jose Perez vs E Grivas  ½-½381986Dubai OlympiadC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
23. E Grivas vs Westerinen  0-1451986Dubai OlympiadE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
24. E Grivas vs A B Meetei  ½-½601986Dubai OlympiadD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
25. D Rivera vs E Grivas  ½-½301986Dubai OlympiadC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 285  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  vonKrolock: Mr. <Grivas>, please have a look in my post from today 28-ii-07 here Teichmann vs Allies, 1902
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: Grivas is the full-time trainer for the Turkish national team.

Source: Yochanan Afek "Corus 2008: The Youngest Ever Winner!", "CHESS", April 2008

Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: Has anyone read his book "The Complete Guide To The Grivas Sicilian"? I'd never heard of it before today. What do the moves/lines consist of?
Jun-21-09  myschkin: . . .

Review (+ Sample (pdf))

Jun-21-09  myschkin: . . .



Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: <myschkin> Many thanks.


Aug-12-09  thegoldenband: GM Grivas did a wonderful job on a very hard task: annotating the last game of his colleague and friend, Nikos Karapanos, who died at the board on August 10th. The game and annotations can be found here:

Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: i almost named my son Efstratios...but finally settled for Hristos Hugo. My wife objected coz it's lengthy.

Trivia on GM Grivas: 1982 World Junior Championship in Copenhagen: In the first round, Joel Benjamin played a player from Greece which he was not familiar. His opponent handled the Bayonet King's Indian a bit strangely for black and Benjamin lost. They sat down for the post-mortem and his opponent exclaimed "I am an expert in the King's Indian." That player, Efstratios Grivas, went on to become a respectable grandmaster.

happy birthday Efstratios!

Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: "My name, Efstratios, is an ancient Greek name and in ancient Greece it was used as a title, meaning 'the leader of a strong/good army'."

- GM Eftratios Grivas (in his book A Complete Guide to the Grivas Sicilian)

Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: The Star Wars fans have missed an opportunity with this man.

Grievous bodily harm as a pun also suggests itself.

Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: "The chess player of 2009 has encountered more types of positions than the chess player of 1975 and knows the proper ways to deal with these positions. Therefore, a chess player today has a great advantage over a chess player of 35 years ago."

- GM Eftratios Grivas

happy birthday, Efstratios!

Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Happy Birthday!
Aug-26-12  Calli: A copy cat
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <Calli> As well as being rather too obvious-someone with greater knowledge of English grammar would have eliminated at least one error which was simply plagiarised.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Domdaniel: The Grivas Sicilian: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Qb6...

Though sometimes played in the 19th century, this line was not really developed until Grivas took it up. His earliest game in the CG database is a draw with Nunn, I think.

Premium Chessgames Member
  Domdaniel: Curiously, Nunn vs E Grivas, 1991 is the last of six games between the two.

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