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Alexander Galkin
A Galkin 
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Number of games in database: 1,034
Years covered: 1990 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2611 (2498 rapid, 2510 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2626
Overall record: +306 -149 =535 (57.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 44 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (229) 
    B92 B33 B84 B32 B83
 Ruy Lopez (76) 
    C78 C67 C92 C84 C99
 French Defense (56) 
    C19 C11 C12 C14 C18
 Sicilian Scheveningen (38) 
    B84 B83 B81 B80 B85
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (35) 
    C92 C84 C99 C89 C97
 Sicilian Najdorf (35) 
    B92 B90 B93 B91
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (175) 
    B17 B12 B14 B13 B11
 Queen's Gambit Declined (84) 
    D30 D31 D35
 Semi-Slav (60) 
    D45 D47 D43 D44 D46
 Sicilian (51) 
    B80 B83 B84 B43 B81
 Slav (34) 
    D11 D10 D13 D14
 King's Indian (27) 
    E92 E71 E88 E97 E77
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Galkin vs E Romanov, 2007 1/2-1/2
   Efimenko vs A Galkin, 2004 0-1
   S Cao vs A Galkin, 2007 0-1
   M Bartel vs A Galkin, 2007 0-1
   A Galkin vs G Horvath, 2007 1-0
   A Galkin vs V Artemiev, 2012 1-0
   A Galkin vs Ivanchuk, 2007 1/2-1/2
   Saric vs A Galkin, 2007 0-1
   Lputian vs A Galkin, 2003 0-1
   A Galkin vs E Cherkasova, 1997 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2000)
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   World Junior Championship (1999)
   Rilton Cup 1999/00 (1999)
   Russian Championship Higher League (2011)
   World Youth Championship (Under-14) (1993)
   Russian Championship Higher League (2008)
   Russian Cup 4th stage (1999)
   European Championship (2000)
   Groningen Open (1997)
   European Championship (2002)
   European Championship (2003)
   European Championship (2007)
   Russian Championship (1996)
   Aosta Valley Open (2000)
   Russian Championship Higher League (2009)
   European Championship (2008)

   🏆 World Blitz Championship
   A Riazantsev vs A Galkin (Dec-30-19) 1/2-1/2, blitz
   A Galkin vs D Gukesh (Dec-30-19) 1-0, blitz
   A Galkin vs N Studer (Dec-30-19) 1-0, blitz
   A Galkin vs N Afanasiev (Dec-30-19) 1-0, blitz
   Sutovsky vs A Galkin (Dec-30-19) 1-0, blitz

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(born Feb-01-1979, 44 years old) Russia
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Born in Rostov-on-Don, he was awarded the title Grandmaster by FIDE in 1997.

In 1999, he won the World Junior Championship.
Galkin won the 1999 World Junior Chess Championship.1 This victory qualified him for the FIDE World Chess Championship 2000. Here he defeated Aleksandar Wohl in the first round and then lost to Alexander Beliavsky in the second, thus exiting the competition. Galkin competed in the FIDE World Championship again in 2004; this time he was eliminated in the first round by Aleksander Delchev. Three year later, Galkin participated in the FIDE World Cup; here he defeated Mateusz Bartel in round one and lost to Vassily Ivanchuk in round two. In 2011, Galkin played in the Russian Championship Superfinal.

Wikipedia article: Alexander Galkin

Last updated: 2022-01-31 01:17:39

 page 1 of 42; games 1-25 of 1,034  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Galkin vs I Lutskan  0-1481990URS-ch U20B45 Sicilian, Taimanov
2. A Galkin vs V Iordachescu  1-0411992URS-ch U18B07 Pirc
3. A Galkin vs Goloshchapov  0-1421992EU-ch U14C14 French, Classical
4. A Galkin vs V Orlov  0-1271992URS-ch U18C72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
5. A Galkin vs A Edisherashvili  1-0261992EU-ch U14B83 Sicilian
6. A Galkin vs L Chmelik  1-0421992EU-ch U14B33 Sicilian
7. A Galkin vs S Steponavicius  1-0541992EU-ch U14B33 Sicilian
8. A Tzoumbas vs A Galkin  1-0421992EU-ch U14B12 Caro-Kann Defense
9. Zvjaginsev vs A Galkin  1-0551992URS-ch U18E92 King's Indian
10. B Leer-Salvesen vs A Galkin  ½-½291992EU-ch U14A16 English
11. J Tihonov vs A Galkin  1-0391992EU-ch U14E88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
12. A Galkin vs G Osipiak  1-0141992EU-ch U14B33 Sicilian
13. J Ruiz Diez vs A Galkin  0-1141992EU-ch U14E76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
14. T Nalbandian vs A Galkin  1-0381993Rostov opE68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
15. A Galkin vs A Kochyev 0-1311993St. Petersburg opB32 Sicilian
16. A Lastin vs A Galkin  ½-½221993RUS-sfE77 King's Indian
17. A Galkin vs M Novik  ½-½531993Rostov opB42 Sicilian, Kan
18. A Galkin vs J Veresagin  1-0361993RUS-sfC14 French, Classical
19. A Galkin vs E Bukhman  1-0391993St Petersburg opC19 French, Winawer, Advance
20. E Shevelevich vs A Galkin  ½-½251993Rostov opB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
21. A Galkin vs I Belov  ½-½551993Rostov opB06 Robatsch
22. A Galkin vs M Umansky 1-0261993RUS-sfC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
23. Stripunsky vs A Galkin  1-0401993Rostov opB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
24. A Galkin vs S Sivokho  0-1301993St Petersburg opB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
25. Yagupov vs A Galkin  0-1721993Rostov opB10 Caro-Kann
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-19-03  Ali Makongoro: A. Galkin is real contender by all the way.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eggman: 24 year-old Alexander Galkin, the player of the day, is Russia's 24th-ranked player, and with a rating of 2607, is ranked 95th in the world.
Nov-19-03  PinkPanther: I suppose he just kind of gets lost in the sea of Grischuks, Malakhovs, and Morozevichs that Russia constantly produces.
Jun-15-04  Catfriend: He is a fairly strong GM, but without real victories against the greatest.
Oct-02-04  teme: I know him online he is very nice he helps scholastic players a lot, like me.He also gives em some free lessons sometimes.
Jan-31-06  BIDMONFA: Alexander Galkin

GALKIN, Alexander
Champion - Championship of the World, Youthful, 1999

Feb-07-06  babakova: ooh BIDMONFA... u so crazy
May-23-07  bauernfresser: That guy draws a lot. Up to now, exactly half of his games, 132 out of 264, are draws with 30 moves or less.
Aug-09-11  whiteshark: He obviously flew below my radar screen, but momentarily he is playing Russian Superfinals (2011), such being the case ...
Aug-09-11  polarmis: For a chess player he's got a rather surprisingly number of other jobs!

Aug-09-11  waustad: So now days he's more politician than chess player.
Mar-06-12  BIDMONFA: Alexander Galkin

GALKIN, Alexander

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  eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to GM Galkin!

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