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Alexander Donchenko
A Donchenko 
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Number of games in database: 949
Years covered: 2010 to 2023
Last FIDE rating: 2646 (2508 rapid, 2556 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2650
Overall record: +272 -145 =307 (58.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 225 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 English (71) 
    A15 A13 A14 A10 A16
 Reti System (43) 
    A06 A04 A05
 King's Indian (43) 
    E60 E69 E62 E63 E94
 Catalan (35) 
    E04 E06 E01 E03 E09
 Queen's Pawn Game (35) 
    D02 E00 A41 A40 E10
 Queen's Gambit Declined (29) 
    D31 D35 D37 D30 D38
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (115) 
    B90 B51 B50 B22 B23
 Caro-Kann (94) 
    B12 B10 B18 B13 B15
 Sicilian Najdorf (56) 
    B90 B94 B91 B92 B99
 Queen's Pawn Game (38) 
    E10 D02 A46 E00 A45
 Nimzo Indian (29) 
    E20 E32 E47 E21 E46
 Modern Benoni (21) 
    A70 A62 A60 A73 A61
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Donchenko vs J A Herrera Reyes, 2019 1-0
   Efimenko vs A Donchenko, 2013 0-1
   C Bauer vs A Donchenko, 2015 0-1
   Fedorchuk vs A Donchenko, 2015 0-1
   K Allen vs A Donchenko, 2016 0-1
   J Haug vs A Donchenko, 2014 0-1
   M Warmerdam vs A Donchenko, 2023 0-1
   A Donchenko vs F Svane, 2023 1-0
   A Donchenko vs M A Tabatabaei, 2023 1-0
   A Donchenko vs V Ivic, 2023 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Tata Steel Challengers (2023)
   Bundesliga 2019/21 (2019)
   31st Cracovia Open A 2020/21 (2020)
   Sparkassen Chess Trophy (2023)
   Skalica Open Masters (2020)
   GM Ceske Budejovice (2022)
   European Championship (2023)
   World Junior Championship (2018)
   Hasselbacken Open (2016)
   Karpos Open (2014)
   Gibraltar Masters (2020)
   Gibraltar Masters (2015)
   Bundesliga 2017/18 (2017)
   Gibraltar Masters (2019)
   PRO League Group Stage (2019)

   🏆 24th European Teams
   S Martinovic vs A Donchenko (Nov-20-23) 1/2-1/2
   M Lagarde vs A Donchenko (Nov-19-23) 1/2-1/2
   A Donchenko vs McShane (Nov-18-23) 1/2-1/2
   A Donchenko vs V Ivic (Nov-13-23) 1-0
   A Donchenko vs T Banusz (Nov-12-23) 1/2-1/2

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(born Mar-22-1998, 25 years old) Russia (federation/nationality Germany)

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FIDE Master (2011); International Master (2012); GM (2015) (aged 16 years 10 months 22 days).

Donchenko became a FIDE Master in 2011 and in IM in 2012. His three IM norms came within five weeks: at the 10th International Festival of Meurthe and Moselle - IM held in February where he scored 6/9, at the 83rd German Individual Championship held in early March 2012 with a score of 5.5/9, and at the European Championship (2012) where he scored 4/9.

His three GM norms came at the Baku Open (2014) in October, the 52nd Groningen Chess Festival 2014 A-Group with 8/9, racking up a TPR of 2803, and in February 2015 at the tournament in Århus, Denmark.

In March 2018, he competed in the European Individual Chess Championship. He placed 114th,4 scoring 6/11 (+4–3=4).5 He participated in the European Championship again in 2019, placing 103rd with 6½/11 (+5–3=3).6

Donchenko shared second with Gata Kamsky at the Biel Masters in July 2019 with 6½/9 (+5–1=3), half a point behind winner Amin Tabatabaei.7 Donchenko competed in the Barcelona Open 2019, held from 27 September to 5 October. He scored 7½/9 (+6–0=3) to take clear-first place

At the European Rapid (2021) he tied for first with, Paulius Pultinevicius, and Alexander Motylev

Wikipedia article: Alexander Donchenko

Last updated: 2021-12-19 21:17:03

 page 1 of 39; games 1-25 of 957  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Donchenko vs F Delekta  1-0222010WYCC Open U12A31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
2. Ziv Beker vs A Donchenko  ½-½472010WYCC Open U12B07 Pirc
3. A Donchenko vs K Troff  0-1482010WYCC Open U12A25 English
4. A Donchenko vs Y Todorov  1-0412010WYCC Open U12A34 English, Symmetrical
5. C Barros Rivadeneira vs A Donchenko  1-0922010WYCC Open U12B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
6. T Stremavicius vs A Donchenko  0-1472010WYCC Open U12D39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
7. A Donchenko vs V Sanal  1-0452010WYCC Open U12B41 Sicilian, Kan
8. A Donchenko vs I Nyzhnyk  0-1262010Schaakfestival Open AE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
9. A Donchenko vs M de Jong  0-1392010Schaakfestival Open AA32 English, Symmetrical Variation
10. A Brkic vs A Donchenko  1-0292011European ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
11. M Erdogdu vs A Donchenko  ½-½582011European ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
12. A Donchenko vs H Ziska  1-0352011European ChampionshipE92 King's Indian
13. H Stefansson vs A Donchenko  ½-½352011European ChampionshipA30 English, Symmetrical
14. A Donchenko vs B Esen  0-1352011European ChampionshipE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
15. A Sumets vs A Donchenko  1-0212011European ChampionshipD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
16. C Vernay vs A Donchenko  1-0852011European ChampionshipD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
17. O Spirin vs A Donchenko  1-021201129th Metz Open AD23 Queen's Gambit Accepted
18. A Donchenko vs C van Oosterom  0-1162011Schaakfestival Open AA80 Dutch
19. T Markowski vs A Donchenko  1-032201120th ZMDI Open AD02 Queen's Pawn Game
20. A Donchenko vs T Beerdsen  1-029201115th Unive OpenD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
21. Tiviakov vs A Donchenko 1-050201115th Unive OpenB23 Sicilian, Closed
22. A Donchenko vs M Middelveld  ½-½55201115th Unive OpenE17 Queen's Indian
23. J Hummel vs A Donchenko  0-129201115th Unive OpenD22 Queen's Gambit Accepted
24. A Donchenko vs R Potze  1-064201115th Unive OpenA04 Reti Opening
25. H Bastian vs A Donchenko  0-175201283rd ch-GERA07 King's Indian Attack
 page 1 of 39; games 1-25 of 957  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-24-12  wordfunph: big win by 14-year-old FM Alexander Donchenko (2309) against GM Vladimir Onischuk (2516).

A Donchenko vs V Onischuk, 2012


Sep-24-14  BIDMONFA: Alexander Donchenko

DONCHENKO, Alexander

Dec-31-14  PhilFeeley: Donchenko repeats his win at Groningen. He should get his GM title soon.
Feb-13-15  SimonWebbsTiger: He got that last norm today at the tournament held in Århus, Denmark. With a round to spare even! Well done to the teen.
Feb-13-15  twinlark: <SimonWebbsTiger>

Good info. I've updated his bio accordingly.

Feb-13-15  SimonWebbsTiger: @<Twinlark>

And they say Friday the 13th is an unlucky day.

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  perfidious: No triskaidekaphobe, he!
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  Penguincw: Congrats to Alexander Donchenko for upsetting Naiditsch in R2 of the French Team Championships.

Naiditsch vs A Donchenko, 2015

Unfortunately, "Vandoeuvre-Les-Nancy" still lost to "Bischwiller" 5-3, but a 2 point loss is not bad for a team rated 162 points lower.

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  Penguincw: Donchenko with another upset, this time downing Matlakov (2694) with black.

M Matlakov vs A Donchenko, 2015

However, just like above, his team still lost to "Clichy", this time 5 1/2-2 1/2. Of course, there was a 248 rating point mismatch.

Jan-27-23  ndg2: Was a bit in a slump in late 2021, early 2022 but later recovered. In the race for first place in Tata Steel Challengers (2023).
Jan-29-23  ndg2: Congratulations for winning the Tata Steel Challengers (2023) !

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