Maxim Turov

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Maxim Turov
Born (1979-12-07) 7 December 1979 (age 40)
Gukovo, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
TitleGrandmaster (1999)
FIDE rating2565 (June 2020)
Peak rating2667 (May 2012)

Maxim Turov (Russian: Максим Туров; born 7 December 1979) is a Russian chess player. He was awarded the title of Grandmaster by FIDE in 1999.

Turov participated in the 1st Children's Chess Olympiad, held in Linares in 1993, as part of Russia "A" team, which won the gold medal.[1] In 2005 and 2011 he won the Open Dutch Championship in Dieren.[2][3] In 2009, he tied for 1st–2nd with Alexander Lastin in the Doroshkevich Memorial,[4] shared first with Marius Manolache in the International Chess Festival Eforie Nord,[5] won the 9th Nordhausen Open[6] and the 25th Faaker See Open.[7] In 2010, he won the Chennai Open,[8] tied for 1st–4th with Sergei Zhigalko, Rinat Jumabayev and Vitali Golod in the 4th Georgy Agzamov Memorial in Tashkent, winning the tournament on tiebreak,[9] tied for 1st–6th with Dmitry Kokarev, Alexey Dreev, Martyn Kravtsiv, Baskaran Adhiban and Aleksej Aleksandrov in the 2nd Orissa Open tournament in Bhubaneshwar.[10] In 2011 he tied for 2nd–6th with Konstantine Shanava, Mikhail Ulibin, Robert Hovhannisyan and Levon Babujian in the 4th Karen Asrian Memorial in Jermuk,[11] tied for 2nd–7th with Julio Granda, Aleksander Delchev, Ivan Šarić, Pablo Almagro Llamas and Mihail Marin the 31st Villa de Benasque Open[12] and tied for 2nd–7th with Deep Sengupta, Viacheslav Zakhartsov, Krisztian Szabo, Lev Gutman, David Berczes and Samuel Shankland in the ZMDI Schachfestival in Dresden.[13] In January 2012 Turov won the Group C of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament in Wijk aan Zee.[14] Later that year, he won again the Agzamov Memorial, on tiebreak over Mikheil Mchedlishvili and Anton Filippov.[15] In 2014, he tied for 1st–3rd with Jan Werle and Yuri Solodovnichenko in the Oslo Chess International GM Tournament.[16]

He is married to Irina Slavina Turova, also a chess player.[17]


  1. ^ Bartelski, Wojciech. "1st Children's Chess Olympiad: Linares 1993". OlimpBase. Retrieved 2019-06-29.
  2. ^ Crowther, Mark (2005-08-22). "TWIC 563: Open Dutch Championship". The Week in Chess. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  3. ^ Crowther, Mark (2011-08-01). "TWIC 873: Open NK 2011". The Week in Chess. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  4. ^ Crowther, Mark (2009-06-22). "TWIC 763: Doroshkevich Memorial". The Week in Chess. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  5. ^ "International Chess Festival Eforie Nord 2009". Chessdom. 2009-06-30. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  6. ^ (in German) Maxim Turov gewann 9. Nordhäuser Schachopen 2009-08-08
  7. ^ 25. FAAKER SEE OPEN
  8. ^ "Chennai Open 2010 International GM Tournament". FIDE. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
  9. ^ Begmatov, Jamshid (2010-04-12). "IV International Georgy Agzamov Memorial in Tashkent". ChessBase. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  10. ^ "02nd Orissa Open Grandmaster TMT". FIDE. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
  11. ^ "4th Karen Asrian Memorial". Retrieved 28 June 2011.
  12. ^ "Tigran Petrosian Victorious in Benasque Open". Chessdom. Retrieved 17 July 2011.
  13. ^ "ZMDI Schachfestival Dresden 2011 Gruppe A". World Chess Federation. Retrieved 21 December 2011.
  14. ^ "Wijk aan Zee Rd13 Aronian is sole winner!". ChessBase. 2012-01-29. Retrieved 29 January 2012.
  15. ^ Begmatov, Jamshid (2012-04-09). "VI Georgy Agzamov Memorial – Tashkent Open 2012". ChessBase. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  16. ^ "Oslo Chess International GM 2014 November 2014 Norway". FIDE. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
  17. ^ "Farcical end to strong women's event". Chess in Translation. 2011-03-13. Retrieved 8 January 2016.

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