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Grandmaster since 1993.Best Elo 2526,European Elo Germany DWZ 2525.

Author of famous theoretical chess books and publications, theorist, analyst.




Russian-Serbian Grandmaster Mikhail Ivanov has been successful in many European tournaments, including the 2002 Neckar Open. He is a venerable chess coach and trainer.

He earned his Grandmaster title in 1993 and won countless chess events in the European chess circuits.  We remember him being among the winners of one the largest opens in Europe (the Neckar Open, now better known as the Grenke Chess Open), 2002 with L.Aronian and winning this event in 1998. He played for several different European clubs in the Bundesliga, Austria, Iceland, Finland, France, Belgium, Luxemburg, Czech Republic, etc. During the European Club Championship in Ohrid (2009), he took 3rd place on the 2nd board. He mainly focused now on coaching and writing.
Won over 100 tournaments in Europe and other countries. In 1998 won the 2nd Neckar Open in Deizisau(now name Grenke open,in Karlsruhe,Germany) with 7.5 points from 9. At the 5th Münch-Bräu-Open 2000 in Leutersdorf 1 place. In 2001 won the 8th International Open in Sélestat, Crailsheim Open in 2003 and 2005. In 2005 Won the tournament in Saint-Chély-d'Aubrac. In 2007 won the 6th Brewery Cup in Chemnitz,1st Korbacher Open the International Travemünde Chess Open...

In 2009 he participated with the Finnish club Salon SK at the European Club Cup in Ohrid and received an individual bronze medal for his score of 5.5 out of 7 on the second board.Won closs GM-gruppe in Chambery.

n Germany, plays for the chess friends Anderssen Bad Mergentheim, in Austria he played from 2004 to 2006 for Salzburg in the 2nd Bundesliga. In 2009, participated with the Finnish club Salon SK at the European Club Cup in Ohrid and received an individual bronze medal for his score of 5.5 out of 7 on the second board. In the Czech Extraliga played for the ŠK Mahrla Prague, with whom he became Czech team champion in 2009. Played in Russian, French, Luxembourg, Belgian, Icelandic and Serbian team championships. In Luxembourg he was in the seasons season 2001/02 and 2002/03 with Gambit Bonnevoie team champion.

Professional coach with more than 28 years of playing experience.

Member Chess Team Reykjavik chess club(TR).Plays lot in Iceland.

Many times confirm GM-titul in closs and opens tournaments.In 2009, at the European Championship among club teams, the city of Ohrid (Macedonia) took 3rd place on the 2nd board.
More than 12 times he confirmed the standards of an international grandmaster in round-robin tournaments, open and team.

Around 30 years plays in Bundesliga,Germany for team SF Anderssen,Bad Mergentheim.

As a theoretician, he showed himself in a number of articles in chess publications (Serbia) and co-author of books in TP publishing house, Belgium.

Although the London System was first played almost 200 years ago, it lay dormant until the beginning of the 21st century. Then chessplayers rediscovered it, realizing that the London could be played against most responses by Black, obtaining a good game with little preparation.

Nowadays the London has evolved into an opening taken up by both club players and world champions. Magnus Carlsen has played it regularly and the new word champion Ding Liren used it to convincingly defeat Ian Nepomniachtchi in game six of their 2023 title match.

Literature on the London has focused primarily on play from White’s side. However, this new book by grandmasters Vassilios Kotronias and Mikhail Ivanov changes all that. Thea authors present four (!) separate ways to combat the London: (1)  King’s Indian Setups; (2) the London Benoni; (3) the London Nimzo- and Queen’s Indian; and (4) the London Orthodox System.

As a coach, he worked with the 14th World Champion Vladimir Kramnik.

He brought up 4 international masters of prize-winners of the World and European and African countries.

Has 2298 chess games in the Chess megabase!
My email:mikhailivanov01@gmail.com