Name: Alexei Shirov
Federation:  Spain
Sex:  Male
Born: 1972
 FIDE ID: 2209390 FIDE Profile
Title: Grand Master
ELO Classic: 2659
ELO Rapid: 2702
ELO Blitz: 2640
Years: 1985 - 2021
Total Games: 3508
Wins: 1443 (41.13 %)
Draws: 1460 (41.62 %)
Losses: 605 (17.25 %)
Score: 61.94 %

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
TCh-ESP Div Honor 2021 10/11/2021 2541  Spain
36th ECC Open 2021 09/18/2021 2302  Macedonia
86th ch-ESP 2021 08/16/2021 2227  Spain
FIDE World Cup 2021 07/12/2021 2515  Russian Federation

Alexei Shirov Repertoire with White pieces (most played)

ECO Opening Games
B90 Sicilian, Najdorf 100 games
B12 Caro-Kann defence 91 games
C67 Ruy Lopez, Berlin defence, open variation 64 games
C42 Petrov's defence 62 games

Alexei Shirov Repertoire with Black pieces (most played)

ECO Opening Games
C78 Ruy Lopez, 5.O-O 102 games
D45 Queen's Gambit Declined semi-Slav, 5.e3 69 games
D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 4.e3 Bf5 44 games
D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 3.Nf3 42 games

Games played by Alexei Shirov

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White ELO W Black ELO B Result Moves ECO Date Tournament View
Tari, A 2646 Shirov, A 2659 1-0 68 C92 2021 TCh-ESP Div Honor 2021
Eljanov, P 2691 Shirov, A 2659 0-1 32 C53 2021 TCh-ESP Div Honor 2021
Naiditsch, A 2660 Shirov, A 2659 0-1 25 A21 2021 TCh-ESP Div Honor 2021
Shirov, A 2659 Oparin, G 2654 ½-½ 30 C48 2021 TCh-ESP Div Honor 2021
Howell, D 2658 Shirov, A 2659 0-1 56 D11 2021 TCh-ESP Div Honor 2021
Shirov, A 2659 Maghsoodloo, P 2701 0-1 28 C84 2021 TCh-ESP Div Honor 2021
Kuzubov, Y 2624 Shirov, A 2659 ½-½ 30 D44 2021 TCh-ESP Div Honor 2021
Shirov, A 2652 Wojtaszek, R 2698 ½-½ 37 C84 2021 36th ECC Open 2021
Esipenko, A 2720 Shirov, A 2652 0-1 66 C55 2021 36th ECC Open 2021
Shirov, A 2652 Nabaty, T 2638 ½-½ 36 C42 2021 36th ECC Open 2021
Shevchenko, K 2633 Shirov, A 2652 1-0 85 D35 2021 36th ECC Open 2021
Shirov, A 2652 Shankland, S 2720 ½-½ 30 B12 2021 36th ECC Open 2021
Shirov, A 2652 Hera, I 2582 1-0 51 E06 2021 36th ECC Open 2021
Kjartansson, D 2326 Shirov, A 2652 0-1 44 E12 2021 36th ECC Open 2021
Shirov, A 2662 Espinosa Aranda, A 2479 1-0 29 B40 2021 86th ch-ESP 2021
Santos Ruiz, M 2597 Shirov, A 2662 ½-½ 33 C63 2021 86th ch-ESP 2021
Shirov, A 2662 Vitiugov, N 2724 ½-½ 64 C86 2021 FIDE World Cup 2021
Vitiugov, N 2724 Shirov, A 2662 1-0 48 D44 2021 FIDE World Cup 2021
Shirov, A 2662 Zherebukh, Y 2620 1-0 25 B51 2021 FIDE World Cup 2021
Shirov, A 2662 Zherebukh, Y 2620 0-1 43 D85 2021 FIDE World Cup 2021
Zherebukh, Y 2620 Shirov, A 2662 0-1 53 A06 2021 FIDE World Cup 2021
Zherebukh, Y 2620 Shirov, A 2662 0-1 25 A06 2021 FIDE World Cup 2021
Zherebukh, Y 2620 Shirov, A 2662 1-0 36 A01 2021 FIDE World Cup 2021
Shirov, A 2662 Zherebukh, Y 2620 1-0 24 D11 2021 FIDE World Cup 2021
Vega Gutierrez, S 2392 Shirov, A 2662 0-1 26 B23 2021 Salamanca Uni Masters
Shirov, A 2662 Paehtz, E 2467 1-0 37 B90 2021 Salamanca Uni Masters
Shirov, A 2662 Skripchenko, A 2418 1-0 31 C72 2021 Salamanca Uni Masters
Topalov, V 2735 Shirov, A 2662 ½-½ 35 D12 2021 Salamanca Uni Masters
Shirov, A 2662 Salimova, N 2397 1-0 26 B12 2021 Salamanca Uni Masters
Anton Guijarro, D 2679 Shirov, A 2662 ½-½ 30 C47 2021 Salamanca Uni Masters
Shirov, A 2662 Iturrizaga Bonelli, E 2607 1-0 53 E39 2021 Salamanca Uni Masters
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
Grigoryan, K 2658 Shirov, A 2647 1-0 46 D12 2020 I Chess in a Rook 2020
Grigoryan, K 2658 Shirov, A 2647 1-0 23 D12 2020 I Chess in a Rook 2020
Shirov, A 2647 Grigoryan, K 2658 1-0 56 C65 2020 I Chess in a Rook 2020
Shirov, A 2647 Grigoryan, K 2658 1-0 36 C95 2020 I Chess in a Rook 2020
Shirov, A 2647 Naiditsch, A 2624 1-0 54 B52 2020 TCh-ESP Div Honor 2020
Anton Guijarro, D 2688 Shirov, A 2647 ½-½ 60 D43 2020 TCh-ESP Div Honor 2020
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