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Pavel Smirnov
P Smirnov 
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Number of games in database: 582
Years covered: 1997 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2544 (2589 rapid, 2590 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2641

Overall record: +195 -116 =198 (57.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 73 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (83) 
    B90 B33 B42 B32 B46
 Ruy Lopez (32) 
    C67 C78 C72 C80 C87
 Caro-Kann (23) 
    B12 B18 B17
 Slav (21) 
    D10 D15 D17 D16 D12
 Sicilian Najdorf (17) 
    B90 B97 B96 B92
 French Defense (15) 
    C18 C11 C02 C10 C12
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (108) 
    B33 B30 B31 B51 B22
 Semi-Slav (27) 
    D45 D43 D47 D44 D49
 Nimzo Indian (25) 
    E21 E34 E32 E48 E54
 Sicilian Najdorf (17) 
    B90 B96 B91 B93 B97
 King's Indian (16) 
    E81 E97 E63 E73 E64
 Ruy Lopez (16) 
    C84 C91 C92 C67 C65
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   P Smirnov vs Rublevsky, 2004 1-0
   Aronian vs P Smirnov, 2004 0-1
   S Kravtsov vs P Smirnov, 2012 0-1
   P Smirnov vs Aronian, 2004 1-0
   Zvjaginsev vs P Smirnov, 2008 1/2-1/2
   P Smirnov vs S Arslanov, 2009 1-0
   P Smirnov vs Radjabov, 2004 1/2-1/2
   P Smirnov vs A Belozerov, 2002 1-0
   P Smirnov vs Dreev, 2009 1-0
   Aronian vs P Smirnov, 2004 1/2-1/2

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Baku Open (2013)
   6th Leg Russian Cup (2001)
   Russian Team Championship (2011)
   Russian Team Championship (2007)
   Russian Championship Higher League Tomsk (2004)
   Moscow Open (2007)
   Moscow Open (2013)
   Russian Championship (2001)
   Baku Open (2014)
   2nd Polugaevsky Mem (2012)
   Polugaevsky Memorial (2014)
   European Championship (2005)
   European Championship (2001)
   European Championship (2007)
   European Championship (2003)

   🏆 Novorossiysk Small Land Rapid op
   B Grachev vs P Smirnov (Jul-19-22) 1-0, rapid
   Makhnev vs P Smirnov (Oct-13-19) 1/2-1/2
   P Smirnov vs R Jumabayev (Jul-06-18) 1/2-1/2
   P Ponkratov vs P Smirnov (Dec-03-17) 1-0, rapid
   A Pridorozhni vs P Smirnov (Dec-02-17) 1/2-1/2, rapid

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(born Apr-27-1982, 40 years old) Russia
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In 2001 he was a member of the Russian junior team in the first China vs Russia match that took place in Shanghai. Smirnov finished runner-up in the 2002 Russian Chess Championship.

In 2004 Smirnov reached the fourth round of the FIDE World Chess Championship, where he lost to Teimour Radjabov and therefore was eliminated from the competition. He knocked out in the previous rounds Lázaro Bruzón, Abobker Elarbi, and Levon Aronian. In the same year he came first in the 8th World University Chess Championship in Istanbul and in the Tigran Petrosian Memorial in Yerevan; Smirnov won the latter scoring 7.5 points out of 9, half point ahead of Vassily Ivanchuk.

He competed in the Chess World Cup 2005, where he was eliminated in the first round by Dmitry Bocharov.

In 2007 he played for Tomsk-400 team that won the Russian Team Chess Championship and tied for 3rd–9th with Dmitry Svetushkin, Vladimir Malakhov, Evgeny Vorobiov, Murtas Kazhgaleyev, Vladimir Dobrov and Aleksej Aleksandrov in the 3rd Moscow Open tournament. In 2010 he tied for 1st–4th with Sergei Yudin, Semen Dvoirys and Sergei Iskusnyh in Pavlodar. In 2013 Smirnov won the 5th Baku Open.

Wikipedia article: Pavel Smirnov

Last updated: 2022-02-15 20:17:53

 page 1 of 24; games 1-25 of 599  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. P Smirnov vs A Kundin  ½-½141993EU-ch U12B22 Sicilian, Alapin
2. P Smirnov vs V Permiakov  ½-½111997Prokojevsk-BB06 Robatsch
3. V I Fedoseev vs P Smirnov  ½-½461997RUS-Cup5B22 Sicilian, Alapin
4. P Smirnov vs Chiburdanidze 0-1381997RUS-Cup5B12 Caro-Kann Defense
5. V Isupov vs P Smirnov  1-0481998ProkojevskB33 Sicilian
6. Beshukov vs P Smirnov  1-0281998RUS-CupB20 Sicilian
7. P Smirnov vs V Permiakov  0-1321998ProkojevskC02 French, Advance
8. A Galkin vs P Smirnov  ½-½191999RUS-CupB33 Sicilian
9. A Pridorozhni vs P Smirnov  1-0331999RUS-CupB30 Sicilian
10. P Smirnov vs V Isupov  1-0461999RUS-chT (club)B22 Sicilian, Alapin
11. P Smirnov vs A Belozerov  1-0371999RUS-chT (club)C78 Ruy Lopez
12. P Smirnov vs A Belozerov  ½-½471999RUS-ch sfC02 French, Advance
13. Khismatullin vs P Smirnov  0-1452000RUS-chJ U18A26 English
14. Beshukov vs P Smirnov  0-1552000RUS-chTB20 Sicilian
15. S Voitsekhovsky vs P Smirnov  ½-½462000Russian ChampionshipB33 Sicilian
16. P Smirnov vs R Shcherbakov  1-0232000Russian ChampionshipB65 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4
17. A Bezgodov vs P Smirnov  ½-½882000Russian ChampionshipB33 Sicilian
18. P Smirnov vs V Ikonnikov  0-1452000Russian ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
19. P Smirnov vs A Volzhin  1-0282000Russian ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
20. Kharlov vs P Smirnov  1-0442000Russian ChampionshipE64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
21. P Smirnov vs M Kobalia  ½-½452000Russian ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
22. M Ulybin vs P Smirnov  0-1542000Russian ChampionshipE97 King's Indian
23. P Smirnov vs A Lugovoi  0-1452000Russian ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
24. E Najer vs P Smirnov  1-0512000Russian ChampionshipC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
25. P Smirnov vs S Ionov  0-1212000Russian ChampionshipB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
 page 1 of 24; games 1-25 of 599  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-05-04  narwhal: Awwww...! has chosen Pavel Smirnov to be the "player of the day." Smirnov, unfortunately, has the distinction of being Teimour Radjbaov's "whipping boy" (although to be sure, you can't use games played at non-classical time controls to prove that)....Awwww...! ought to be commended for today's choice...=)
Dec-05-04  Swindler: I wonder if he is better than Beer ?
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  tamar: Maybe not better, but certainly stronger!
Dec-05-04  BradMajors: narwhal, your comment made absolutely no sense.
Anyway I remember seeing Smirnov still an IM and over 2600. What is the highest IM rating ever?
Dec-05-04  narwhal: Of course my comment made total 100% sense. I was just joking about his "lame" performance against Radjabov in the 2004 FIDE WCC. It's like poking fun at Pedro Martinez of the Boston Red Sox (we in the Ukraine are big American baseball fans) for saying that "Curt Schilling is my daddy."
Dec-05-04  narwhal: Yes, I mean 100% sense. =)
Dec-05-04  BradMajors: how was it lame? 5 draws, one win. "Whipping boy".?
Oct-17-05  sitzkrieg: <his "lame" performance > lol
Apr-26-06  BIDMONFA: Pavel Smirnov


Apr-03-09  Dredge Rivers: Why doesn't his brother Yakov have an entry? :)
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  Penguincw: Pretend the date on this post is June 4th:

Congrats to 8th seed GM Pavel Smirnov (2588) for remaining one of just 2 players still perfect through 4 rounds of the Mumbai Open. The first 3 rounds were easy, and in R4, he beat 15th seed GM Vitaly Sivuk (2491). Tomorrow, he'll face the other perfect player: 1st seed Dmitry Kokarev (2639) with black.

Apr-27-20  dumbgai: Today's POTD. I remember Smirnov's upset win over Aronian at the FIDE WCC (which was eventually won by Kasimdzhanov).

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