GM Peter Svidler

Full name
Peter Svidler
Born
Jun 17, 1976 (age 42)
Place of birth
Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Federation
Russia
Profiles

Russian Grandmaster Peter Svidler is a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to the different versions of chess tournaments. An accomplished player at blitz, classical and chess960, Svidler has had much success across the board in all different forms. A 7-time Russian Champion, he has represented his home country well by being one of the best players in the world for many years.

Peter Svidler was born in Russia and learned to play chess when he was 6 years old. He became an International Master in 1991 and a Grandmaster in 1994. Around the time he became a Grandmaster, he won his first Russian Championship, a tournament he would win another 6(!) times. Svidler has played in many Candidates tournaments to determine the World Champion challenger, but has never progressed to the championship match. He has won a variety of individual tournaments throughout his career including classical, blitz and chess960 tournaments. On the board he is a brilliant tactician and is one of the top ranked players in the world.

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White Pieces
King's Indian Attack (44) : A07 A08
Petrov's Defense (53) : C42 C43
Reti Opening (36) : A04 A05 A09 A06
Four Knights Game (26) : C48 C47 C49
Bishop's Opening (2) : C24
Queen's Gambit Declined (18) : D30 D56 D38 D31 D35 D37
Slav Defense (16) : D10 D15 D11 D17
Hungarian Opening (13) : A00
Queen's Pawn Opening (2) : A41 D02
Giuoco Piano Game (12) : C53 C50
Gruenfeld Defense (13) : D85 D80 D90 D81
King's Gambit Accepted (1) : C34
Semi-Slav Defense Accepted (1) : D44
Catalan Opening (8) : E00 E01
Pirc Defense (19) : B07 B08
Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack (6) : A01
Modern Defense (13) : B06
Bird's Opening (1) : A03
Dutch Defense (4) : A81 A90 A80
Nimzo-Indian Defense (3) : E46 E24 E29
Benoni Defense (1) : A61
Queen's Gambit Accepted (3) : D20
Old Indian Defense (1) : A54
Scotch Game (16) : C45 C44
Queen's Indian Defense (6) : E15 E12
Philidor Defense (5) : C41
Semi-Slav Defense (12) : D45 D47 D43
Scandinavian Defense (13) : B01
Bogo-Indian Defense (1) : E11
Alekhine Defense (6) : B04 B03 B05
King's Pawn Opening (3) : B00
Modern Defense with 1.e4 (3) : B06
Modern Defense with 1.d4 (1) : A40
Anderssen Opening (1) : A00
Torre Attack (3) : A48
Three Knights Opening (2) : C46
Italian Game (3) : C55
Colle System (3) : D05
Black Pieces
Torre Attack (8) : A48
Trompowsky Attack (14) : A45
Pirc Defense (44) : B07 B08 B09
Indian Game (17) : A45 A46 A48 A49
Benoni Defense (1) : A60
Bird's Opening (4) : A03
King's Indian Attack (12) : A07
Caro-Kann Defense (11) : B12 B15 B17 B18
Queen's Pawn Opening (32) : D00 A41 D02
Giuoco Piano Game (21) : C54 C50 C53 C52 C51
Reti Opening (31) : A04 A05 A09
Four Knights Game (10) : C48 C47 C49
Scotch Game (19) : C45 C44
London System (14) : A48
Old Indian Defense (2) : A53
Modern Defense (38) : B06
Dutch Defense (4) : A84 A80 A81
Queen's Gambit Accepted (11) : D22 D20 D27 D21
Scandinavian Defense (2) : B01
King's Pawn Opening (1) : C44
Hungarian Opening (7) : A00
Modern Defense with 1.e4 (5) : B06
Modern Defense with 1.d4 (7) : A40
Ponziani Opening (1) : C44
Richter-Veresov Attack (1) : D01
Neo-Gruenfeld Defense (25) : D79 D71 D78 D73
Queen's Gambit Declined (10) : D44 D37 D58 D02 D06
Nimzo-Indian Defense (3) : E24 E54
Catalan Opening (7) : E01
Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack (5) : A01
Semi-Slav Defense (4) : D45 D43 D44
Alekhine Defense (4) : B03 B04
Vienna Game (1) : C29
Undefined (2) : A00
Neo-Gruenfeld Defense with 3...d5 (6) : D70
Bishop's Opening (3) : C24 C28
Queen's Indian Defense (1) : E15
Van Geet Opening (1) : A00
Philidor Defense (1) : C41
French Defense (2) : C02
King's Gambit Accepted (3) : C36 C34
Polish Opening (1) : A00
Budapest Defense (8) : A52 A51
Italian Game (1) : C55
Nimzowitsch Defense (1) : B00

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