Valerij Popov

[Russian: Валерий Попов]

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Fide Id4119410
TitleGrand Master
FederationRussia fed
FIDE Elo2528
Highest Elo2595 (September 2009)
URS Rating2572 
Born 10.Sep.1974  (Age 44)
 Ranking: World #574, Europe #446, Russia #101
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Reti (30%): A05 A06 A04 A08 A09 A09Sicilian defence (23%): B56 B90 B32 B20 B91 B50
English (16%): A10 A18 A20 A17 A22 A13Queen's gambit (22%): D30 D10 D31 D11 D15 D10
Queen's pawn (15%): D00 E10 A40 D02 A46 A41Queen's pawn (14%): A40 D02 A45 D05 A40 D02
Queen's gambit (14%): D18 D35 D35 D63 D31 D50Reti (9%): A06 A06 A09 A08 A05 A04
Sicilian defence (4%): B81 B46 B20 B41 B72 B90English (7%): A13 A16 A22 A17 A13 A10
Play tendenciesEndgame tendencies
Sacrifices: Not availableAverage draws at: Move #28 (details)
Blunders (): Explore blunders Optimal play:   93.33%  [what is this?]
Positional player: Not available Optimal checkmate: Not available
Exchange tendencies: -2.126 (details) Endgame blunders: Explore blunders
Stockfish first line: Not available [calculate] Strength:         
Quality of play:  85.87 (games[what is this?] Exploitive analysis: Not available
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Tournament History

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Tournament (Click on name for details) VenueDate
European Blitz Championship Minsk, Belarus2015.12.181810
Latvian Chess Club Cup Riga, Latvia2015.12.062010
Georgian Clubs Team Championship Ureki, Georgia2015.10.052300
Blitz Chigor Memorial Saint Petersburg, Russia2015.10.022150
St. Petersburg Rapid Cup Final Men Saint Petersburg, Russia2015.09.262340
5th th International Chess Festival RIGA TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OPEN E Riga, Latvia2015.08.161850
Bulgarian Chess Summer Albena Blitz Varna, Bulgaria2015.06.202160
Bulgarian Chess Summer Albena A Tournament Varna, Bulgaria2015.06.172370
Nesis Cup Blitz Kirishi, Russia2015.05.232390
Blitz Championship of Russia Among men Saint Petersburg, Russia2015.05.152520
Championship of Russia in Rapid Chess men Saint Petersburg, Russia2015.05.132510
St. Petersburg Rapid Championship Men Saint Petersburg, Russia2015.03.141980
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