Sanan Sjugirov

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Sanan Sjugirov
Sjugirov Sanan.jpg
Country Russia
Born (1993-01-31) 31 January 1993 (age 24)
Elista, Russia
Title Grandmaster (2009)
FIDE rating 2665 (March 2017)
Peak rating 2678 (January 2015)

Sanan Sjugirov (Russian: Санан Сюгиров; born 31 January 1993 in Elista) is a Russian chess grandmaster. He won the under-10 section of the World Youth Chess Championship in 2003, the under-14 one in 2007 and the World University Chess Championship in 2014.[1]

Chess career[edit]

Sjugirov won the European under-12 championship in 2004[2] and 2005, and the European under-14 championship in 2007.[3]

In 2008, he won the Russian U20 championship[4] and the First Saturday GM tournament of May in Budapest.[5]

In 2009 he qualified through the Russian championship qualifier ("Higher League") to the Superfinal of the Russian Chess Championship, where he was the youngest participant;[6] he scored 3 points from 9 games.[7] Sjugirov took part in the Chess World Cup 2009, where he was knocked out by Laurent Fressinet in the first round.[8]

He played for Russia 4 team on the first board at the 2010 Chess Olympiad in Khanty-Mansiysk, where he defeated Magnus Carlsen among others.[9] Sjugirov tied for first with Dmitry Andreikin in the World Junior Chess Championship of 2010, but placed second on tiebreak.[10]

In 2011, he tied for fourth, placing fifth on tiebreak, in the Russian Championship Higher League in Taganrog.[11] Sjugirov won the silver medal at the 2011 European Rapid Chess Championship in Warsaw.[12]

In 2012 he won the Casino de Barcelona round-robin tournament in Barcelona with a score of 7/9.[13]

In 2013, Sjugirov won the 29th Cappelle-la-Grande Open on tiebreak scoring 7/9.[14] In 2014 he won the Lev Polugaevsky Memorial in Samara, Russia on tiebreak over Alexey Goganov and finished fourth in the strong Qatar Masters Open, behind Yu Yangyi, Anish Giri and Vladimir Kramnik respectively.[15]

In August 2015, he won the Abu Dhabi Blitz tournament with a score of 9½/11.[16] In the following month, Sjugirov competed in the Chess World Cup 2015, where he was knocked out in the first round by S. P. Sethuraman. In October 2015, he won the 1st European Universities Chess Championship in Yerevan, helping his team USMU (Ural State Mining University) to win the team gold medal.[17] Two months later he took part in the second edition of the Qatar Masters Open, where he tied for third place with Vladimir Kramnik, Sergey Karjakin, Ni Hua and Vassily Ivanchuk, finishing fifth on tiebreak.[18]

In March 2016, Sjugirov tied for 3rd–10th in the Aeroflot Open, placing fourth on tiebreak.[19]


  1. ^ "Sjugirov and Kulon are 2014 World University Champions". Chessdom. 2014-08-26. Retrieved 2015-08-13. 
  2. ^ European Boys Under 12 Chess Championship Chess-Results
  3. ^ 17th European Youth Championship 2007 - Boys U14 Chess-Results
  4. ^ Crowther, Mark (2008-03-24). "TWIC 698: Russian u20 Championships". The Week in Chess. Retrieved 11 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "FIDE Archive. Tournament report July 2008: First Saturday GM May 2008". World Chess Federation. Retrieved 20 December 2011. 
  6. ^ "Russian Championship Superfinal starts in Moscow". ChessBase. 2009-12-22. Retrieved 9 October 2015. 
  7. ^ "Russian Superfinal: Grischuk and Galliomova win". ChessBase. 2009-12-30. Retrieved 9 October 2015. 
  8. ^ Crowther, Mark (2009-12-15). "The Week in Chess: FIDE World Cup Mini-Site 2009". Retrieved 16 December 2011. 
  9. ^ 39th Olympiad Khanty-Mansiysk 2010 Open - Russia 4 Chess-Results
  10. ^ "World Junior: Andreikin, Muzychuk win Gold". ChessBase. 2010-08-17. Retrieved 9 October 2015. 
  11. ^ HL Men's 64. RUS Chmp. 2011 Chess-Results
  12. ^ "GM Baadur Jobava is 2011 European Rapid Champion". Chessdom. Retrieved 24 September 2015. 
  13. ^ "Sanan Sjugirov shines in Barcelona". Chessdom. 2012-11-01. Retrieved 9 October 2015. 
  14. ^ "Sanan Sjugirov wins Cappelle La Grande Open". FIDE. 4 March 2013. Retrieved 25 August 2015. 
  15. ^ Akshat Chandra (2014-12-04). "Yu Yangyi wins Qatar Masters Open 2014". ChessBase. Retrieved 9 October 2015. 
  16. ^ "Prize winners at the Abu Dhabi Masters 2015". ChessBase. Retrieved 24 September 2015. 
  17. ^ "Daria Pustovoitova and Sanan Sjugirov win European Universities Chess Championships". Chessdom. 2015-10-12. Retrieved 16 October 2015. 
  18. ^ "Magnus Carlsen wins Qatar Masters Chess Open 2015". Chessdom. 2015-12-29. Retrieved 11 March 2016. 
  19. ^ McGourty, Colin. "Najer wins Aeroflot ticket to Dortmund". chess24. Retrieved 11 March 2016. 

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