Name: Alexei Shirov
Federation:  Spain
Sex:  Male
Born: 1972
 FIDE ID: 2209390 FIDE Profile
Title: Grand Master
ELO Classic: 2647
ELO Rapid: 2629
ELO Blitz: 2651
Years: 1985 - 2020
Total Games: 3452
Wins: 1413 (40.93 %)
Draws: 1444 (41.83 %)
Losses: 595 (17.24 %)
Score: 61.85 %

Alexei Shirov

Alexei Shirov was born on July 4 in Riga, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union. This player is characterized by his style of playing, his audacity when making attacks, his creativity and his brilliant sacrifices which has made him one of the best tactical players and to be compared to his youth teacher, Mikhail Tal. This player has won many trophies over the years, in 1988 he had already positioned himself among the top 4 players and was invited to play with Vladimir Kramnik, the winner of this match would play for the title of World Champion. Defeating Vladimir, Shirov was unable to play through complications against Garry Kasparov for the title and the match was canceled. Alexei became a master at the age of 17 in 1989 and a Grandmaster at the age of 18 in 1990. He is also a great writer, he is the author of the "Fire on Board" books. Today Alexei is still a very strong competitor and is in the top of the best players in the world.

Last tournaments played

Tournament Date Elo Avg. Country
Bundesliga 2019-20 11/23/2019 2551  Germany
Bundesliga 2019-20 11/23/2019 2567  Germany
6th Nutcracker Rapid 03/08/2020 2646  Russian Federation
6th Nutcracker Classical 03/04/2020 2646  Russian Federation

Alexei Shirov Repertoire with White pieces (most played)

ECO Opening Games
B90 Sicilian, Najdorf 98 games
B12 Caro-Kann defence 89 games
C67 Ruy Lopez, Berlin defence, open variation 64 games
C42 Petrov's defence 61 games

Alexei Shirov Repertoire with Black pieces (most played)

ECO Opening Games
C78 Ruy Lopez, 5.O-O 100 games
D45 Queen's Gambit Declined semi-Slav, 5.e3 69 games
C42 Petrov's defence 41 games
D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 4.e3 Bf5 40 games

Games played by Alexei Shirov

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White ELO W Black ELO B Result Moves ECO Date Tournament View
Werle, J 2547 Shirov, A 2666 1-0 44 D11 2020 Bundesliga 2019-20
Rogozenco, D 2484 Shirov, A 2666 ½-½ 21 E15 2020 Bundesliga 2019-20
Junge, R 2259 Shirov, A 2666 0-1 45 E42 2020 Bundesliga 2019-20
Shirov, A 2664 Sarana, A 2652 1-0 31 B90 2020 6th Nutcracker Rapid
Shirov, A 2664 Yuffa, D 2594 1-0 48 B03 2020 6th Nutcracker Rapid
Lomasov, S 2533 Shirov, A 2664 ½-½ 80 B96 2020 6th Nutcracker Rapid
Esipenko, A 2672 Shirov, A 2664 0-1 37 D12 2020 6th Nutcracker Rapid
Shirov, A 2664 Lomasov, S 2533 0-1 31 C02 2020 6th Nutcracker Rapid
Sarana, A 2652 Shirov, A 2664 1-0 49 D44 2020 6th Nutcracker Rapid
Shirov, A 2664 Esipenko, A 2672 0-1 41 E06 2020 6th Nutcracker Rapid
Yuffa, D 2594 Shirov, A 2664 ½-½ 85 E06 2020 6th Nutcracker Rapid
Sarana, A 2652 Shirov, A 2664 ½-½ 57 D45 2020 6th Nutcracker Classical
Yuffa, D 2594 Shirov, A 2664 ½-½ 40 D26 2020 6th Nutcracker Classical
Shirov, A 2664 Lomasov, S 2533 1-0 31 C02 2020 6th Nutcracker Classical
Shirov, A 2664 Esipenko, A 2672 ½-½ 40 C88 2020 6th Nutcracker Classical
Kozak, A 2507 Shirov, A 2664 0-1 49 D78 2020 Shirov-Kozak Match 2020
Shirov, A 2664 Kozak, A 2507 ½-½ 36 E10 2020 Shirov-Kozak Match 2020
Kozak, A 2507 Shirov, A 2664 ½-½ 29 D45 2020 Shirov-Kozak Match 2020
Shirov, A 2664 Kozak, A 2507 ½-½ 33 C65 2020 Shirov-Kozak Match 2020
Bluebaum, M 2644 Shirov, A 2684 0-1 66 D45 2019 World Rapid 2019
Ganguly, S 2633 Shirov, A 2684 1-0 59 C53 2019 World Rapid 2019
Shirov, A 2684 Jumabayev, R 2646 ½-½ 64 C67 2019 World Rapid 2019
Shirov, A 2684 Sadhwani, R 2507 1-0 50 D17 2019 World Rapid 2019
Shirov, A 2684 Paravyan, D 2629 1-0 42 B31 2019 World Rapid 2019
Duda, J 2758 Shirov, A 2684 1-0 56 A11 2019 World Rapid 2019
Vachier Lagrave, M 2780 Shirov, A 2684 ½-½ 59 C53 2019 World Rapid 2019
Shirov, A 2684 Dubov, D 2690 ½-½ 20 B33 2019 World Rapid 2019
Ismagambetov, A 2528 Shirov, A 2684 1-0 57 C78 2019 World Rapid 2019
Shirov, A 2684 Nihal Sarin, 2612 1-0 49 E04 2019 World Rapid 2019
Wang, H 2756 Shirov, A 2684 1-0 87 D11 2019 World Rapid 2019
Shirov, A 2684 Nakamura, H 2736 1-0 58 C65 2019 World Rapid 2019
Shirov, A 2684 Aravindh, C 2605 1-0 60 C80 2019 World Rapid 2019
Kazakouski, V 2485 Shirov, A 2684 ½-½ 34 D11 2019 World Rapid 2019
Shirov, A 2684 Potapov, P 2482 1-0 50 B32 2019 World Rapid 2019
Quintiliano Pinto, R 2460 Shirov, A 2684 ½-½ 47 D45 2019 6th Arica Open 2019
Shirov, A 2684 Salinas Herrera, P 2507 1-0 114 C72 2019 6th Arica Open 2019
Petrov, N 2585 Shirov, A 2684 ½-½ 21 B13 2019 6th Arica Open 2019
Shirov, A 2684 Martinez Alcantara, J 2592 ½-½ 23 B33 2019 6th Arica Open 2019
Vera Siguenas, D 2485 Shirov, A 2684 ½-½ 66 B92 2019 6th Arica Open 2019
Shirov, A 2684 Cruz, C 2562 1-0 34 C02 2019 6th Arica Open 2019
Abarca Gonzalez, N 2430 Shirov, A 2684 0-1 35 E11 2019 6th Arica Open 2019
Gutierrez Montes, S 2137 Shirov, A 2684 0-1 26 B96 2019 6th Arica Open 2019
Shirov, A 2684 Coro, L 2344 1-0 26 B11 2019 6th Arica Open 2019
Shirov, A 2684 Cazacu, G 1883 1-0 20 A57 2019 6th Arica Open 2019
Shirov, A 2639 Hansen, S 2581 1-0 55 B77 2019 TCh-SWE Elitserien
Hammer, J 2659 Shirov, A 2639 ½-½ 21 D11 2019 TCh-SWE Elitserien
Laveryd, P 2368 Shirov, A 2639 0-1 38 C46 2019 TCh-SWE Elitserien
Junge, R 2270 Shirov, A 2639 0-1 40 A45 2019 Bundesliga 2018-19
Shirov, A 2639 Carlstedt, J 2418 1-0 26 C72 2019 Bundesliga 2018-19
Shirov, A 2636 Blahynka, M 2426 1-0 42 C70 2019 TCh-CZE Extraliga 2018-19
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