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GM Grigoriy Oparin

Grigoriy Oparin
Full name
Grigoriy Alekseyevich Oparin
Born
Jul 1, 1997 (age 24)‎
Place of birth
Munich, Germany
Federation
Russia
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Grigoriy Oparin is a Russian chess player who earned his grandmaster title in 2013. He was Russia's 2014 junior champion.

Oparin nearly qualified for the 2022 Candidates Tournament by tying GM Fabiano Caruana for second place at the 2021 Riga Grand Swiss. However, he finished in third place because his tiebreaker score was lower. Oparin nonetheless qualified for the 2022 FIDE Grand Prix that will give him another opportunity to reach the upcoming Candidates.

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