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Sanan Sjugirov

Country Russia
Born 31 January 1993
Elista, Russia
Title Grandmaster (2009)
Peak rating 2678 (January 2015)

Sanan Sjugirov (Russian: Санан Сюгиров; born 31 January 1993 in Elista) is a Russian chess grandmaster. He won the World Under-10 Chess Championship in 2003, the World Under-14 Championship in 2007 and the World University Chess Championship in 2014.

Chess career

Sjugirov won the European Under-12 championship in 2004 and 2005, and the European Under-14 championship in 2007.

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

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; he scored 3 points from 9 games. Sjugirov took part in the Chess World Cup 2009, where he was knocked out by Laurent Fressinet in the first round.

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. Sjugirov tied for first with Dmitry Andreikin in the World Junior Chess Championship of 2010, but placed second on tiebreak.

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

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

In 2013, Sjugirov won the 29th Cappelle-la-Grande Open on tiebreak scoring 7/9. 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.

In August 2015, he won the Abu Dhabi Blitz tournament with a score of 9½/11. 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.