Number of games in database: 1,524
Years covered: 1992 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2669 (2670 rapid, 2654 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2732
Overall record: +482 -144 =533 (64.6%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
365 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.
Grandmaster Vladimir Malakhov first made a name for himself by winning the World Under-14 Championship in 1993. Since then he has steadily improved his Elo rating, reaching the coveted 2700 mark once in April of 2004 and again since April of 2009. He is also a part-time nuclear physicist.
polarmis: Apart from the slight error in the current FIDE rating :) it's also not true to say that Malakhov's main line of work is as a physicist. He's a professional chess player, though perhaps a slightly eccentric one! I just translated this very interesting recent interview:
paavoh: A good quote by <polarmis> on that interview, worth repeating here... and perhaps on other player forums too ;-)
"What rating, in your opinion, guarantees that a player will be able to make a living from chess?
<Only above 2700. I’d particularly warn young chess players with a rating of 2550-2600 from becoming professionals, because they’ll face certain problems. Firstly, because chess isn’t as rich a sport as e.g. football, and secondly, because at that level there’s a huge amount of competition. For that group of players the reply to the question of whether they should continue to devote all their time and energy to chess should be “no”. If there’s a chance of achieving success in other spheres of life, then they absolutely should take it. And even child prodigies should bear that in mind.>"
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