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Sanan Sjugirov
S Sjugirov 
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons  
Number of games in database: 1,676
Years covered: 2003 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2675 (2640 rapid, 2471 blitz)

Overall record: +492 -201 =517 (62.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 466 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (200) 
    B90 B31 B42 B33 B53
 Ruy Lopez (106) 
    C78 C65 C67 C92 C60
 French Defense (68) 
    C03 C07 C05 C10 C02
 Caro-Kann (53) 
    B12 B18 B10 B15
 French Tarrasch (47) 
    C03 C07 C05 C04 C09
 Queen's Pawn Game (44) 
    E00 D02 A46 A41 A40
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (293) 
    B90 B51 B92 B22 B52
 Sicilian Najdorf (117) 
    B90 B92 B96 B91 B95
 Queen's Pawn Game (54) 
    D02 A45 A46 E10 A41
 Semi-Slav (47) 
    D45 D43 D44 D47
 Queen's Gambit Declined (43) 
    D37 D30 D38 D35 D31
 Caro-Kann (39) 
    B12 B13 B10 B18 B17
Repertoire Explorer

NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   S Sjugirov vs Carlsen, 2010 1-0
   E Inarkiev vs S Sjugirov, 2009 0-1
   A Puranik vs S Sjugirov, 2020 0-1
   S Sjugirov vs Van Wely, 2009 1-0
   S Sjugirov vs Svidler, 2009 1-0
   S Sjugirov vs K Memeti, 2010 1-0
   S Sjugirov vs K Sek, 2019 1-0
   S Sjugirov vs Jakovenko, 2015 1-0
   J Geller vs S Sjugirov, 2015 0-1
   S Sjugirov vs So, 2005 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Russian Under-20 Championship (2008)
   World Junior Championship (2010)
   Polugaevsky Memorial (2014)
   Chigorin Memorial (2016)
   Russian Championship Higher League (2009)
   Chigorin Memorial (2017)
   World Junior Championship (2008)
   Chigorin Memorial (2013)
   World Junior Championship (2011)
   European Championship (2009)
   Lindores Abbey Tal Mem (2021)
   European Championship (2012)
   European Championship (2017)
   European Championship (2011)
   PRO League Group Stage (2019)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2005 WYCC (open) U-12 by gauer
   Sjugirov's Best Games by notyetagm

   🏆 Sharjah Masters
   A Esipenko vs S Sjugirov (May-25-23) 1/2-1/2
   S Sjugirov vs N Sarin (May-24-23) 1/2-1/2
   A Korobov vs S Sjugirov (May-23-23) 1/2-1/2
   S Sjugirov vs Ju Wenjun (May-22-23) 1-0
   D Kadric vs S Sjugirov (May-21-23) 1/2-1/2

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(born Jan-31-1993, 30 years old) Russia
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A GM since 2009, Sanan Sjugirov won the U12 European Youth Chess Championships in 2004 and 2005, the U14 European Youth Chess Championship in 2007, the U10 World Youth Chess Championship in 2003 and the U14 World Youth Chess Championship in 2007. He was =1st (2nd on count back) at the World Junior Championship (2010).

He scored 7.5/11 at the European Championship (2015) to place with the group qualifying for the World Cup (2015). He was eliminated from the Cup when he lost his first round match to Sethuraman P Sethuraman

In March 2016, Sjugirov tied for 3rd–10th in the Aeroflot Open, placing fourth on tiebreak. Then at Russian Championship Higher League (2016) he tied with eight others for 2nd-9th. The following year, he tied 1st–2nd with Daniil Dubov, taking second place on tiebreak at the Russian Championship Higher League (2017)

He won the St.Petersburg Rapid 2018 with 9.0/11 pts.

Another good performance followed at the World Cup (2019) he eliminated Sandro Mareco before losing to Teimour Radjabov in a fourth game after three draws.

At the FIDE Grand Swiss (2021) he finished with 6.5/11.

Sanan Sjugirov was Russian Rapid Champion 2021

Wikipedia article: Sanan Sjugirov

Last updated: 2022-01-31 03:29:02

 page 1 of 71; games 1-25 of 1,768  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. O Mihok vs S Sjugirov  0-1282003EU-ch U10B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
2. M Kanarek vs S Sjugirov  0-1542003EU-ch U10B84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
3. S Bogdanovich vs S Sjugirov  0-1492003EU-ch U10B84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
4. Samvel Ter Saakyan vs S Sjugirov  1-0372003EU-ch U10B77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
5. D Kigel vs S Sjugirov  0-1342003EU-ch U10A16 English
6. S Sjugirov vs Marcell Csata  ½-½642003EU-ch U10A07 King's Indian Attack
7. S Sjugirov vs Swiercz  1-0672003EU-ch U10B40 Sicilian
8. S Sjugirov vs V Belous  1-0452003EU-ch U10B99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
9. S Sjugirov vs M Matlakov  ½-½772003World Youth StarsA07 King's Indian Attack
10. Lintchevski vs S Sjugirov  1-0392003World Youth StarsB50 Sicilian
11. S Sjugirov vs B Bogosavljevic  1-0332003World Youth StarsB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
12. S Sjugirov vs I Khairullin  0-1472003World Youth StarsA07 King's Indian Attack
13. Viet Tuong Nguyen vs S Sjugirov  0-1272003World Youth StarsB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
14. S Sjugirov vs Nepomniachtchi  0-1542003World Youth StarsB98 Sicilian, Najdorf
15. L Lenic vs S Sjugirov  ½-½872003World Youth StarsE66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
16. S Sjugirov vs D Alsina Leal  0-1312003World Youth StarsC00 French Defense
17. D Andreikin vs S Sjugirov  1-0292003World Youth StarsB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
18. S Sjugirov vs E Perman  ½-½452003World Youth StarsB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
19. R Mueller vs S Sjugirov  0-1492003World Youth StarsA48 King's Indian
20. S Sjugirov vs L Nestorovic  1-0382003EU-ch U10A07 King's Indian Attack
21. J Coll Ortega vs S Sjugirov  0-1272003Wch U10B84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
22. S Sjugirov vs Andrei Aleksejev  1-0412003Wch U10B40 Sicilian
23. Z Foo vs S Sjugirov  0-1542003Wch U10A56 Benoni Defense
24. S Sjugirov vs V Belous  1-0622003Wch U10A07 King's Indian Attack
25. R Song vs S Sjugirov  0-1382003Wch U10B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
 page 1 of 71; games 1-25 of 1,768  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Dec-20-09  Open Defence: interesting player
Dec-24-09  mysql: Excerpt from interview with Wesley So:

Do you have a personal coach?

Wesley So: Unfortunately I don't. But I think that the moment is coming: I will need it soon. I would train chess with <Sanan Sjugirov> with pleasure for instance. He is my age. The only problem he does not speak English.

Aug-13-10  plimko:

GC: <CONVERSION OF AN OUTPOST INTO A LOST PAWN> 30 ... Qe6-g4?! 31 Qg3xQg4 h5xQg4 Black cannot easily defend g4-pawn

GC: <ENDGAME PLAY: OPP-COLORED BISHOPS> 1-0 offside Black h4-king cannot defend q-side light-squares

Aug-15-10  notyetagm: Sjugirov is close to becoming the 2010 World Junior Champion.

He is tied with Andreikin for 1st with 9.5/12 with one round to go.

Both have Black in their last game.

Go Sjugirov!

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  Tabanus: Placed 2nd in the World Junior Ch (Poland) 2-17 August 2010:

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  Peligroso Patzer: Sjugirov beat Carlsen today in a game not yet posted in the database.

When was the last time, I wonder, that Magnus lost to an opponent more than two years younger than he?

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  Peligroso Patzer: Here is a link to the game referenced in my earlier post:

S Sjugirov vs Carlsen, 2010.

Feb-03-11  Don Cossacks: Sjugirov won vs Ivan Cheparinov again in Moscow Open 2011.
Jun-17-11  notyetagm: Sjugirov has started <3/3> and is in the sole lead at the <2011 RUSSIAN HIGHER LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP>

Jun-21-11  plimko: Sjugirov beat Najer with black pieces and now he is the only player with 5/6 at the <RUSSIAN HIGHER LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP 2011>

Today is a rest day, five rounds to go.

Aug-04-11  notyetagm: Disastrous loss for Sjugirov in Round 2 of the World Junior Championship.


Oct-03-11  notyetagm:

Statistics for <Kalmyk>(GM) On for: 4 Idle: 0

Kalmyk is currently involved in a match against LastKeks(GM).

rating [need] win loss draw total best

Crazyhouse 1856 [6] 1 3 0 4

Bullet 2493 [8] 136 66 16 218 2600 (28-Jul-2011)

Blitz 3174 242 118 47 407 3291 (28-Jul-2011)

1-minute 2514 [4] 163 93 19 275 2572 (31-Aug-2011)

3-minute 2051 11 1 0 12

Chess960 1418 [8] 1 1 0 2

1: GM Sanan Sjugirov

2: I am interested to play in European team.My

Name : Sjugirov Sanan

Groups : GMs

Oct-31-12  SimonWebbsTiger: Looks like Sanan is going to win Magistral Ciutat de Barcelona 2012.

Peter Heine, who is also participating. He wrote some very nice praise of Sanan on the Danish Chess Federation website.

Basically, PH thinks Sanan has the talent to break top 25.

Mar-05-13  Don Cossacks: Congratulations for winning Cappelle la Grande 2013!
Mar-09-13  IndigoViolet: Any relation to <Sigur Ros>?
Nov-03-14  sonia91: He won the World University Championship 2014 held in Katowice, Poland.

Jan-01-15  smurph: In the magazine Chess June 2009 issue Predrag NIkolic said about losing to Sjugirov "I lost against a future world champion" .
Feb-13-15  sonia91: Correct link about his victory at 13th World University Championship:

< Held in Katowice, Poland, the World University Championship concluded after great showings by the competitors, with Sanan Sjugirov taking the men's title on tiebreak >


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  OhioChessFan: Amazingly, he's tied with MC at Qatar.
Jan-31-16  sonia91: Happy birthday! He finished 4th in Qatar Masters 2014 and 5th (tied for 3rd) in Qatar Masters 2015.
Premium Chessgames Member
  WTHarvey: Here are 16 puzzles from Sanan's games: Find the winning moves.
Aug-17-21  Albertan: Sanan Sjugirov wins Vasily Smyslov Memorial:

Oct-14-21  Albertan: Sanan Sjugirov becomes Russian Rapid champion:

Mar-15-22  Albertan: Sanan Sjugirov wins GM tournament in Belgrade:


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