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Name: Alexei Shirov
Federation:  Spain
Sex:  Male
Born: 1972
 FIDE ID: 2209390 FIDE Profile
Title: Grand Master
ELO Classic: 2660
ELO Rapid: 2610
ELO Blitz: 2642
Years: 1985 - 2024
Total Games: 3684
Wins: 1496 (40.61 %)
Draws: 1553 (42.16 %)
Losses: 635 (17.24 %)
Score: 61.69 %

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
4NCL 2023-24 11/11/2023 2271  United Kingdom
TCh-CZE Extraliga 2023-24 10/14/2023 2427  Czech Republic
Bundesliga 2023-24 10/21/2023 2508  Germany
4th elllobregat Open 2023 11/30/2023 2389  Spain

Alexei Shirov Repertoire with White pieces (most played)

ECO Opening Games
B90 Sicilian, Najdorf 104 games
B12 Caro-Kann defence 100 games
C67 Ruy Lopez, Berlin defence, open variation 72 games
C42 Petrov's defence 67 games

Alexei Shirov Repertoire with Black pieces (most played)

ECO Opening Games
C78 Ruy Lopez, 5.O-O 110 games
D45 Queen's Gambit Declined semi-Slav, 5.e3 72 games
D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 4.e3 Bf5 50 games
D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 3.Nf3 45 games

Games played by Alexei Shirov

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White ELO W Black ELO B Result Moves ECO Date Tournament View
Shirov, A 2657 Kirk, E 2411 1-0 32 B90 2024 4NCL 2023-24
Cherniaev, A 2363 Shirov, A 2657 0-1 24 A07 2024 4NCL 2023-24
Rydl, J 2404 Shirov, A 2655 ½-½ 34 A11 2024 TCh-CZE Extraliga 2023-24
Shirov, A 2655 Smolik, J 2339 ½-½ 51 B12 2024 TCh-CZE Extraliga 2023-24
Lammers, M 2336 Shirov, A 2655 0-1 40 D10 2024 Bundesliga 2023-24
Shirov, A 2655 Vogel, R 2471 1-0 37 C50 2024 Bundesliga 2023-24
Shirov, A 2668 Citak, S 2350 ½-½ 44 C50 2023 4th elllobregat Open 2023
Shirov, A 2668 Nisipeanu, L 2591 ½-½ 57 B40 2023 24th European Teams
Blohberger, F 2513 Shirov, A 2668 ½-½ 73 D12 2023 24th European Teams
Skoberne, J 2538 Shirov, A 2668 ½-½ 37 D02 2023 24th European Teams
Shirov, A 2668 Hillarp Persson, T 2502 1-0 54 B90 2023 24th European Teams
Kourkoulos Arditis, S 2543 Shirov, A 2668 ½-½ 42 A15 2023 24th European Teams
Shirov, A 2668 Sondergaard, J 2522 ½-½ 43 C50 2023 24th European Teams
Smirin, I 2578 Shirov, A 2668 ½-½ 31 C80 2023 24th European Teams
Shirov, A 2668 Pultinevicius, P 2589 1-0 34 B12 2023 24th European Teams
Shirov, A 2668 Bharath, S 2504 ½-½ 135 C55 2023 4th elllobregat Open 2023
Prraneeth, V 2515 Shirov, A 2668 ½-½ 24 D14 2023 4th elllobregat Open 2023
Shirov, A 2668 Siddharth, J 2447 1-0 35 C02 2023 4th elllobregat Open 2023
Raja Rithvik R, 2500 Shirov, A 2668 ½-½ 30 D14 2023 4th elllobregat Open 2023
Abdisalimov, A 2496 Shirov, A 2668 ½-½ 24 D12 2023 4th elllobregat Open 2023
Shirov, A 2668 Nazari, A 2363 1-0 42 C02 2023 4th elllobregat Open 2023
Shirov, A 2668 Wong, Z 2402 1-0 32 B48 2023 4th elllobregat Open 2023
Habans Aguerrea, J 2359 Shirov, A 2668 ½-½ 75 A21 2023 4th elllobregat Open 2023
Shirov, A 2654 Speelman, J 2487 1-0 36 B12 2023 4NCL 2022-23
Shirov, A 2655 Rapport, R 2752 ½-½ 21 B33 2023 FIDE Grand Swiss 2023
Shirov, A 2655 Amar, E 2568 1-0 50 B12 2023 FIDE Grand Swiss 2023
Shirov, A 2654 Camacho Collados, J 2400 1-0 25 B23 2023 4NCL 2022-23
Vidit, S 2716 Shirov, A 2655 1-0 35 D12 2023 FIDE Grand Swiss 2023
Shirov, A 2655 Abdusattorov, N 2716 ½-½ 115 C02 2023 FIDE Grand Swiss 2023
Costa, L 2350 Shirov, A 2662 1-0 36 C65 2023 Bundesliga 2022-23
Yu, Y 2720 Shirov, A 2655 ½-½ 41 D43 2023 FIDE Grand Swiss 2023
Shirov, A 2662 Popovic, D 2486 ½-½ 31 B90 2023 Bundesliga 2022-23
Shirov, A 2655 Fawzy, A 2535 1-0 50 B33 2023 FIDE Grand Swiss 2023
Feygin, M 2454 Shirov, A 2662 ½-½ 61 D04 2023 Bundesliga 2022-23
Shirov, A 2662 Predojevic, B 2584 ½-½ 21 C71 2023 Bundesliga 2022-23
Shirov, A 2662 Hrbek, S 2311 1-0 64 B33 2023 ECo-C Extraliga 2022-23
Salles, L 2318 Shirov, A 2655 0-1 28 C02 2023 38th ECC Open 2023
Mihok, O 2545 Shirov, A 2662 ½-½ 30 C67 2023 ECo-C Extraliga 2022-23
Shirov, A 2655 Zhalmakhanov, R 2447 1-0 27 B27 2023 FIDE Grand Swiss 2023
Artemiev, V 2697 Shirov, A 2655 1-0 31 D45 2023 FIDE Grand Swiss 2023