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Ivan Popov - chess player

Country Russia
Born 20 March 1990
Rostov-on-Don, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Title Grandmaster
Peak rating 2661 (September 2015)

Ivan Popov (born 20 March 1990 in Rostov-on-Don) is a Russian chess grandmaster. He won the 2015 European Rapid Chess Championship in Minsk.

In 2006 he won the Vanya Somov Memorial - Young Stars of the World tournament in Kirishi with half point ahead of Ian Nepomniachtchi. Popov was the Russian junior (under-20) champion in 2007. In the same year he also won the World U18 Championship and finished runner-up in the World Junior Chess Championship.

In 2012 Popov won the Moscow Chess Championship. He competed in the Chess World Cup 2013, where he was knocked out in the first round by Markus Ragger.

In January 2015 he won the 7th Chennai International Open. In September of the same year, he took part in the World Cup, from which he was eliminated in round one by Samuel Shankland.

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