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Pavel Smirnov
Number of games in database: 537
Years covered: 1997 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2544 (2589 rapid, 2590 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2641

Overall record: +179 -105 =188 (57.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 65 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (81) 
    B90 B33 B42 B32 B30
 Ruy Lopez (30) 
    C67 C78 C72 C91 C80
 Caro-Kann (21) 
    B12 B18 B17
 Slav (19) 
    D10 D15 D16 D17
 Sicilian Najdorf (17) 
    B90 B97 B92 B96
 French Defense (15) 
    C18 C11 C02 C12 C10
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (100) 
    B33 B30 B31 B51 B84
 Semi-Slav (24) 
    D45 D43 D47 D49 D44
 Nimzo Indian (23) 
    E34 E21 E32 E54 E46
 Sicilian Najdorf (16) 
    B90 B96 B91 B93 B94
 Ruy Lopez (15) 
    C84 C91 C92 C67 C90
 King's Indian (14) 
    E81 E97 E73 E63 E92
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   P Smirnov vs Rublevsky, 2004 1-0
   Aronian vs P Smirnov, 2004 0-1
   Zvjaginsev vs P Smirnov, 2008 1/2-1/2
   P Smirnov vs Aronian, 2004 1-0
   S Kravtsov vs P Smirnov, 2012 0-1
   P Smirnov vs A Belozerov, 2002 1-0
   P Smirnov vs Dreev, 2009 1-0
   P Smirnov vs S Arslanov, 2009 1-0
   Efimenko vs P Smirnov, 2003 0-1
   P Smirnov vs Aronian, 2004 1/2-1/2

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

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

   🏆 Batumi Municipality Cup
   P Smirnov vs R Jumabayev (Jul-06-18) 1/2-1/2
   P Ponkratov vs P Smirnov (Dec-03-17) 1-0, rapid
   P Smirnov vs M Chigaev (Dec-02-17) 0-1, rapid
   P Potapov vs P Smirnov (Dec-01-17) 1-0, rapid
   D Frolyanov vs P Smirnov (Nov-25-17) 1/2-1/2

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(born Apr-27-1982, 39 years old) Russia
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Grandmaster, who was born in Mezhdurechensk*. 2nd in the 2002 Russian Championship and =1st (4th on tiebreak) at the 17th Petr Izmailov Memorial 2013 and outright first at the Baku Open (2013).

*Wikipedia article: Mezhdurechensk, Kemerovo Oblast

Wikipedia article: Pavel Smirnov

Last updated: 2019-04-27 03:26:07

 page 1 of 24; games 1-25 of 577  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Fedoseev vs P Smirnov  ½-½461997RUS-Cup5B22 Sicilian, Alapin
2. P Smirnov vs V Permiakov  ½-½111997Prokojevsk-BB06 Robatsch
3. P Smirnov vs Chiburdanidze 0-1381997RUS-Cup5B12 Caro-Kann Defense
4. P Smirnov vs V Permiakov  0-1321998ProkojevskC02 French, Advance
5. Beshukov vs P Smirnov  1-0281998RUS-CupB20 Sicilian
6. P Smirnov vs A Belozerov  ½-½471999RUS-ch sfC02 French, Advance
7. P Smirnov vs A Belozerov  1-0371999RUS-chT (club)C78 Ruy Lopez
8. Khismatullin vs P Smirnov  0-1452000RUS-chJ U18A26 English
9. Beshukov vs P Smirnov  0-1552000RUS-chTB20 Sicilian
10. S Voitsekhovsky vs P Smirnov  ½-½462000Russian ChampionshipB33 Sicilian
11. P Smirnov vs Shcherbakov  1-0232000Russian ChampionshipB65 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4
12. Bezgodov vs P Smirnov  ½-½882000Russian ChampionshipB33 Sicilian
13. P Smirnov vs V Ikonnikov  0-1452000Russian ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
14. P Smirnov vs A Volzhin  1-0282000Russian ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
15. Kharlov vs P Smirnov  1-0442000Russian ChampionshipE64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
16. P Smirnov vs M Kobalia  ½-½452000Russian ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
17. Ulybin vs P Smirnov  0-1542000Russian ChampionshipE97 King's Indian
18. P Smirnov vs A Lugovoi  0-1452000Russian ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
19. E Najer vs P Smirnov  1-0512000Russian ChampionshipC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
20. P Smirnov vs S Ionov  0-1212000Russian ChampionshipB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
21. T Kosintseva vs P Smirnov  0-1662001RUS-ch U20C01 French, Exchange
22. P Smirnov vs D Bocharov  1-0322001RUS-ch U20E58 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3
23. N Kosintseva vs P Smirnov  1-0652001RUS-ch U20A07 King's Indian Attack
24. P Smirnov vs E Shaposhnikov  ½-½392001RUS-ch U20B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
25. P Smirnov vs Motylev  0-1212001Russian ChampionshipD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
 page 1 of 24; games 1-25 of 577  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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