Name: Alexei Shirov
Federation:  Spain
Sex:  Male
Born: 1972
 FIDE ID: 2209390 FIDE Profile
Title: Grand Master
ELO Classic: 2666
ELO Rapid: 2587
ELO Blitz: 2642
Years: 1985 - 2022
Total Games: 3603
Wins: 1468 (40.74 %)
Draws: 1511 (41.94 %)
Losses: 624 (17.32 %)
Score: 61.71 %

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
13th World Teams Pool A 11/20/2022 2579  Israel
sachy.cz Extraliga 2021-22 10/16/2021 2418  Czech Republic
Bundesliga 2022-23 10/22/2022 2508  Germany
TCh-ESP Div Honor 2022 09/17/2022 2515  Spain

Alexei Shirov Repertoire with White pieces (most played)

ECO Opening Games
B90 Sicilian, Najdorf 101 games
B12 Caro-Kann defence 95 games
C67 Ruy Lopez, Berlin defence, open variation 71 games
C42 Petrov's defence 66 games

Alexei Shirov Repertoire with Black pieces (most played)

ECO Opening Games
C78 Ruy Lopez, 5.O-O 109 games
D45 Queen's Gambit Declined semi-Slav, 5.e3 69 games
D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 4.e3 Bf5 46 games
D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 3.Nf3 44 games

Games played by Alexei Shirov

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White ELO W Black ELO B Result Moves ECO Date Tournament View
Shirov, A 2666 Kovalenko, I 2674 1-0 42 B41 2022 13th World Teams Pool A
Fressinet, L 2622 Shirov, A 2666 ½-½ 34 D85 2022 13th World Teams Pool A
Shirov, A 2666 Bai, J 2569 ½-½ 46 C42 2022 13th World Teams Pool A
Warmerdam, M 2617 Shirov, A 2666 ½-½ 30 D85 2022 13th World Teams Pool A
Cvek, R 2486 Shirov, A 2659 ½-½ 12 A05 2022 sachy.cz Extraliga 2021-22
Shirov, A 2659 Neumann, F 2175 1-0 40 C67 2022 sachy.cz Extraliga 2021-22
Shirov, A 2662 Heinemann, T 2484 1-0 40 B90 2022 Bundesliga 2022-23
Dziuba, M 2569 Shirov, A 2662 0-1 36 D43 2022 Bundesliga 2022-23
Shirov, A 2659 Petr, M 2501 1-0 46 C02 2022 sachy.cz Extraliga 2021-22
Fedoseev, V 2685 Shirov, A 2673 ½-½ 46 D43 2022 TCh-ESP Div Honor 2022
Shirov, A 2673 Gines Esteo, P 2505 ½-½ 46 A28 2022 TCh-ESP Div Honor 2022
Kryvoruchko, Y 2669 Shirov, A 2673 ½-½ 40 C67 2022 TCh-ESP Div Honor 2022
Shirov, A 2673 Cheparinov, I 2686 ½-½ 44 B23 2022 TCh-ESP Div Honor 2022
Harikrishna, P 2716 Shirov, A 2673 ½-½ 66 C84 2022 TCh-ESP Div Honor 2022
Shirov, A 2673 Van Foreest, J 2691 0-1 47 D41 2022 TCh-ESP Div Honor 2022
Eljanov, P 2695 Shirov, A 2673 1-0 65 A11 2022 TCh-ESP Div Honor 2022
Shirov, A 2704 Supi, L 2603 ½-½ 41 B23 2022 44th Olympiad 2022
Dardha, D 2575 Shirov, A 2704 0-1 52 B52 2022 44th Olympiad 2022
Shirov, A 2704 Toczek, G 2287 1-0 27 C41 2022 44th Olympiad 2022
Ivic, V 2581 Shirov, A 2704 ½-½ 26 C85 2022 German Team Cup 2022
Moussard, J 2672 Shirov, A 2704 ½-½ 44 C50 2022 German Team Cup 2022
Sargissian, G 2698 Shirov, A 2704 1-0 49 D11 2022 44th Olympiad 2022
Shirov, A 2704 Navara, D 2688 ½-½ 66 C67 2022 44th Olympiad 2022
Bjerre, J 2608 Shirov, A 2704 ½-½ 49 A07 2022 44th Olympiad 2022
Shirov, A 2704 Jumabayev, R 2617 ½-½ 60 C29 2022 44th Olympiad 2022
Quesada Perez, Y 2568 Shirov, A 2704 ½-½ 39 C53 2022 44th Olympiad 2022
Shirov, A 2704 Gukesh D, 2684 0-1 44 B30 2022 44th Olympiad 2022
Ganguly, S 2608 Shirov, A 2704 ½-½ 37 C45 2022 44th Olympiad 2022
Shirov, A 2681 Van Foreest, J 2702 ½-½ 25 C67 2022 14th BPB Limburg Match
Van Foreest, J 2702 Shirov, A 2681 0-1 41 D44 2022 14th BPB Limburg Match
Shirov, A 2681 Van Foreest, J 2702 1-0 26 C78 2022 14th BPB Limburg Match
Van Foreest, J 2702 Shirov, A 2681 0-1 25 D43 2022 14th BPB Limburg Match
Grandelius, N 2656 Shirov, A 2693 ½-½ 35 C84 2022 27th Sigeman & Co 2022
Shirov, A 2693 Navara, D 2693 0-1 45 C67 2022 27th Sigeman & Co 2022
Niemann, H 2637 Shirov, A 2693 1-0 59 D12 2022 27th Sigeman & Co 2022
Shirov, A 2693 Adams, M 2698 ½-½ 33 C84 2022 27th Sigeman & Co 2022
Salem, A 2690 Shirov, A 2693 ½-½ 61 D11 2022 27th Sigeman & Co 2022
Shirov, A 2693 Van Foreest, J 2714 ½-½ 58 C02 2022 27th Sigeman & Co 2022
Erigaisi Arjun, 2675 Shirov, A 2693 1-0 41 D44 2022 27th Sigeman & Co 2022
Andersen, M 2570 Shirov, A 2691 ½-½ 38 C53 2022 Bundesliga 2021-22
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