Sanan Sjugirov is a Chess Grandmaster from Russia with Elo ratings exceeding 2500 from FIDE, making him one of the best Russian chess players of all time.
Full Name: Sanan Sjugirov
Title: Grandmaster (2009)
International Master (2006)
Place of birth: Elista, Russia
Born: January 31, 1993
World ranking: 34
Sanan Sjugirov was born on January 31, 1993 in Elista, Russia. He earned the title of Grandmaster in 2009 and the International Master title in 2006. Sjugirov’s FIDE rating is at 2703 as of August 2022 and a Peak rating of 2703 as of August 2022. Sjugirov took part in the 2009 and 2015 FIDE World Cup and became a European victor and World Victor while competing in his age category.
Sanan Sjugirov was a participant in the Under-10 category of the World Youth Chess Tournament in 2003, a competition that he performed quite well and emerged victorious. As he progressed, Sjugirov gained further experience and it did help him clinch the Under-12 section of the European Youth Chess Tournament in 2004 and 2005. In 2007, Sjugirov clinched both the World Youth Chess Tournament and the European Youth Chess Tournament while competing in the Under-14 category. The following year, Sjugirov triumphed in the Under-20 Russian Championship as well as in the First Saturday GM Championship held in Budapest in May 2008.
Furthermore, in 2009, Sjugirov advanced to the grand final of the Russian Chess Tournament for which he was the youngest contestant after attaining qualification via the Higher League. He achieved 3 points out of 9 events. Sjugirov competed for the “Russia 4” team playing on 1st board at the Chess Olympiad in Khanty-Mansiysk in 2010 and trounced several elite players like Magnus Carlsen. That same year, Sjugirov shared 1st place with Dmitry Andreikin at the World Junior Chess Tournament positioning him 2nd on deciding set.
In the 2011 European Rapid Chess Tournament played in Warsaw, Sjugirov clinched a silver medal and emerged victorious in the Casino de Barcelona round-robin Championship the following year in Barcelona scoring 7 points out of 9 games. The Grandmaster took part in the 29th Capelle-la-Grande Open in 2013 and turned out victorious after scoring 7 points out of 9 games. Sjugirov triumphed at the 2014 Lev Polugaevsky Memorial held in Samara on deciding set finishing above Alexey Goganov. In addition, he was victorious in the University Chess Tournament played in Katowice. That same year, Sjugirov came 4th place after Yu Yangyi, Anish Giri, and Vladimir Kramnik in the competitive Qatar Masters Open.
Additionally, in 2015, Sjugirov bagged the Abu Dhabi Blitz Championship having scored 9.5 points out of 11 games. That same year in October at Yerevan, he clinched the first European Universities Chess Tournament at the same time assisted his squad the Ural States Mining University to earn a gold medal. In December 2015, Sjugirov participated in the 2nd volume of the Qatar Masters Open. He shared 3rd spot with Vassily Ivanchuk, Ni Hua, Sergey Karjakin, and Vladimir Kramnik, placing 5th on deciding set. Sjugirov came 4th place on a tiebreak in the 2016 Aeroflot Open after sharing third to 6th place.
In 2017 at the Russian Higher League played in Sochi, Sjugirov shared first to 2nd place with Daniil Dubov and came 2nd on the tiebreak. Sjugirov clinched the St. Petersburg Rapid Tournament in 2018 with a score of 9.0 points out of 11 games. He followed up the outstanding performance by achieving a good result at the 2019 World Cup where he knocked out Sandro Mareco before being defeated by Teimour Radjabov in the 4th event after three successive draws. Moreover, in the 2021 FIDE Grand Swiss, Sjugirov achieved a score of 6.5 points out of 11. The same year, Sjugirov became the Russian Rapid victor.
- Triumphed in the Under-12 European Youth Chess Tournament in 2004 and 2005
- Triumphed in the Under-14 European Youth Chess Championship and Under-14 World Youth Chess Championship in 2007.
- Victorious at the Under-10 World Youth Chess Championship in 2003
- Came second in the 2010 World Junior Championship on a tie-break
- Clinched the 2021 Russian Rapid chess Championship.
- Polugaevsky Memorial – 2014 played in Pougaevsky Chess Club in Samara, Russia
- Chigorin Memorial – 2016 played in St. Petersburg, Russia
- Russian Championship Higher League – 2009 played in Moscow Russia
- Chigorin Memorial – 2017 played in St. Petersburg, Russia
- Chigorin Memorial – 2013 played in St. Petersburg, Russia
- Lindores Abbey Tal Mem- 2021 played in Riga, Latvia
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