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Alexander Cherepkov
A Cherepkov 
Number of games in database: 165
Years covered: 1950 to 2003
Last FIDE rating: 2395

Overall record: +39 -65 =61 (42.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (18) 
    E46 E30 E59 E58 E28
 King's Indian (15) 
    E64 E62 E76 E67 E63
 Sicilian (13) 
    B77 B45 B50 B28 B83
 Grunfeld (5) 
    D83 D78 D76 D71
 Ruy Lopez (5) 
    C73 C62 C80 C92 C69
 Sicilian Taimanov (4) 
    B45 B49 B48
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (16) 
    B44 B48 B53 B43 B30
 Nimzo Indian (10) 
    E56 E42 E24 E46 E34
 Queen's Indian (7) 
    E12 E15 E19 E14
 Ruy Lopez (6) 
    C77 C92 C64 C97 C98
 King's Indian (6) 
    E80 E87 E86 E67 E60
 Sicilian Taimanov (5) 
    B48 B49 B46 B47
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Bannik vs A Cherepkov, 1961 0-1
   A Cherepkov vs Korchnoi, 1964 1/2-1/2
   A Geller vs A Cherepkov, 1955 0-1
   Korchnoi vs A Cherepkov, 1961 1/2-1/2
   A Cherepkov vs Kholmov, 1969 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Leningrad-Moscow Match (1960)
   Sokolsky Memorial (1982)
   Leningrad Championship (1957)
   Leningrad Championship (1970)
   St. Petersburg Seniors (1995)
   USSR Championship 1961a (1961)

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(born Oct-30-1920, died Jul-12-2009, 88 years old) Russia

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Alexander Vasilyevich Cherepkov was awarded the IM title in 1984 and was Leningrad champion in 1967, 1968 (after a play-off) and 1982 (after a play-off).

Wikipedia article: Alexander Cherepkov

 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 281  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Veltmander vs A Cherepkov  1-0461950URS-ch sf TartuA13 English
2. Korchnoi vs A Cherepkov 1-0681950Leningrad chC58 Two Knights
3. A Cherepkov vs D Rovner  0-1571950URS-ch sf TartuB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
4. A Cherepkov vs N Novotelnov  ½-½561950URS-ch sf TartuE46 Nimzo-Indian
5. A Cherepkov vs Boleslavsky  ½-½411951URS-ch sf SverdlovskE64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
6. A Cherepkov vs Korchnoi  0-1321951LeningradE46 Nimzo-Indian
7. A Cherepkov vs Geller 0-1371951URS-ch sf SverdlovskA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
8. Y Shaposhnikov vs A Cherepkov  1-0361951URS-ch sf SverdlovskB03 Alekhine's Defense
9. P Kondratiev vs A Cherepkov  0-1291951URS-ch sf SverdlovskB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
10. A Cherepkov vs V Saigin  1-0411951URS-ch sf SverdlovskD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
11. A Kofman vs A Cherepkov  1-0521951URS-ch sf SverdlovskB24 Sicilian, Closed
12. A Cherepkov vs Petrosian 0-1341951URS-ch sf SverdlovskE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
13. A Cherepkov vs I Nei 1-0531952URS-ch sf RigaE41 Nimzo-Indian
14. A Bannik vs A Cherepkov  ½-½541952URS-ch sf RigaE46 Nimzo-Indian
15. M Pasman vs A Cherepkov  ½-½491952URS-ch sf RigaE48 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5
16. A Cherepkov vs A Nikitin  0-1351952URS-ch sf RigaD56 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. A Cherepkov vs I Kan  0-1451952URS-ch sf RigaD64 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
18. J Klavins vs A Cherepkov  ½-½381952URS-ch sf RigaB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
19. G Fridstein vs A Cherepkov  ½-½881952URS-ch sf RigaE15 Queen's Indian
20. A Cherepkov vs G Ilivitsky  0-1301952URS-ch sf RigaD76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
21. A Cherepkov vs I Veltmander  1-0511952URS-ch sf RigaD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. Ragozin vs A Cherepkov  1-0321952URS-ch sf RigaE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
23. G Ravinsky vs A Cherepkov  ½-½401952URS-ch sf RigaB56 Sicilian
24. E Terpugov vs A Cherepkov  1-0251952URS-ch sf RigaC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
25. A Cherepkov vs E Chaplinsky  0-1431952URS-ch sf RigaA76 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8
 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 281  PGN Download
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  Benzol: Alexander Vasilyevich Cherepkov
Born 30th October 1920
An IM in 1984 he was Leningrad champion in 1967, 1968 (after playoff) and 1982 (after playoff).
Oct-30-06  BIDMONFA: Alexander Cherepkov

CHEREPKOV, Alexander V.

Jul-26-07  noTALent: He was 63 or 64 when getting IM title? Seems like a mistake, given his success in 1960s.
Aug-12-08  whiteshark: Non-chessical history/stories (1941-1945) by Cherepkov:
Aug-12-08  whiteshark:

Chess history/stories (from 1946 onwards) by Cherepkov:

Part I:

Part II:


Jul-13-09  stanleys: IM Cherepkov died yesterday
May-18-10  Caissanist: <He was 63 or 64 when getting IM title? Seems like a mistake, given his success in 1960s.>

It was common in the sixties and seventies for Soviet masters to lead distinguished careers without getting an international title, since at the time you had to play a certain number of foreigners to get the required norms.

According to Chessmetrics, Cherepkov had some amazing results late in life. The site lists him as being in the top ten all time for his age group, from age 63 through 77.

May-18-10  dx9293: I read the stories in the links provided by <whiteshark>. Amazing stuff! Many thanks!

Alexander Cherepkov should be an inspiration to all.

Mar-19-16  siggemannen: Indeed, very interesting stories

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