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Darmen Sadvakasov
Sadvakasov 
Source: liveinternet.ru  
Number of games in database: 534
Years covered: 1993 to 2010
Last FIDE rating: 2629 (2601 rapid, 2599 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2643

Overall record: +195 -108 =174 (59.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 57 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (119) 
    B90 B52 B30 B51 B33
 French Defense (34) 
    C11 C01 C10 C18 C19
 Ruy Lopez (26) 
    C77 C84 C80 C68 C67
 Caro-Kann (22) 
    B18 B17 B13 B10 B16
 Sicilian Najdorf (19) 
    B90 B92
 French (19) 
    C11 C10 C00 C12
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (78) 
    B90 B92 B40 B52 B93
 Sicilian Najdorf (51) 
    B90 B92 B93 B95 B98
 Nimzo Indian (27) 
    E34 E41 E21 E46 E25
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (25) 
    D27 D26 D20 D23
 Queen's Indian (20) 
    E15 E17 E12 E14
 Modern Benoni (17) 
    A67 A70 A61 A65 A64
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Sadvakasov vs Kasimdzhanov, 1999 1-0
   A Ramirez Alvarez vs Sadvakasov, 2004 0-1
   Zhong Zhang vs Sadvakasov, 1998 0-1
   Sadvakasov vs S Tatai, 1999 1-0
   Kasimdzhanov vs Sadvakasov, 2003 0-1
   Sadvakasov vs Shulman, 2007 1-0
   Sadvakasov vs S Peschardt, 2004 1-0
   Kasparov vs Sadvakasov, 2001 1/2-1/2
   H Ibrahim vs Sadvakasov, 1995 0-1
   K Miton vs Sadvakasov, 2000 1/2-1/2

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (1999)
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   1st Samba Cup (2003)
   World Open: Open Section (2003)
   Asian Chess Championship (2005)
   Foxwoods Open (2008)
   Aeroflot Open (2004)
   8th Dubai Open (2006)
   HB Global Chess Challenge (2005)
   Asia Classical 15th (2006)
   Foxwoods Open (2009)
   Aeroflot Open (2007)
   Elista Olympiad (1998)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2000)
   Calvia Olympiad (2004)
   Aeroflot Open (2002)
   Aeroflot Open (2005)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   1998 World Junior chess championship by gauer
   1993 WYCC (open) U-14 by gauer
   1995 WYCC (open) U-16 by gauer
   1996 WYCC (open) U-18 by gauer
   2000 Continental open by gauer

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DARMEN SADVAKASOV
(born Apr-28-1979, 43 years old) Kazakhstan

[what is this?]
Darmen Kanatovich Sadvakasov, born in Astana, was taught chess by his father at age 4. He became an IM in 1995 and earned the grandmaster title in 1999, after he had won the World Junior Championship the previous year. Since then he has consistently been one of the top-rated players from Kazakhstan, and has made frequent appearances in the overall top 100. Sadvakasov won the Kazakhstan championship in 2003 and 2004. He was the bronze medalist in the 2005 Asian Championship.

Sadvakasov's career highlights include match victories over both Anatoly Karpov (in 2004, by the score of 4.5-3.5) and Viktor Korchnoi (in 2003, by 5-3). He won joint first-place finishes at Bali 2000 and the Samba Cup of 2003, and took clear first at Copenhagen 2004.

His best Elo rating was 2643 in 2008.

Wikipedia article: Darmen Sadvakasov


 page 1 of 22; games 1-25 of 536  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Sadvakasov vs Blehm  0-1571993Wch U14D01 Richter-Veresov Attack
2. A Gershon vs Sadvakasov  0-1501993Wch U14B40 Sicilian
3. Sadvakasov vs J Baron Rodriguez  1-0361993Wch U14C77 Ruy Lopez
4. Sadvakasov vs S Halkias  1-0381993Wch U14B23 Sicilian, Closed
5. Sadvakasov vs A Galkin ½-½461993Wch U14A16 English
6. E van den Doel vs Sadvakasov  1-0451993Wch U14C02 French, Advance
7. Sadvakasov vs O Fachini Neto 1-0291993Wch U14C01 French, Exchange
8. A Castillo vs Sadvakasov  ½-½521993Wch U14A67 Benoni, Taimanov Variation
9. R Friedmann vs Sadvakasov  1-0551993Wch U14C00 French Defense
10. Sadvakasov vs Leitao  0-1511993Wch U14B23 Sicilian, Closed
11. T Mifsud vs Sadvakasov  0-1621993Wch U14D14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
12. H Ibrahim vs Sadvakasov 0-1221995Asia-ch U20A65 Benoni, 6.e4
13. Sadvakasov vs A Andador  ½-½551995Asia-ch U20C64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
14. Sadvakasov vs A Niknaddaf  1-0581995Asia-ch U20B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
15. Sadvakasov vs N Steffensen  1-0291995Asia-ch U20B40 Sicilian
16. Sadvakasov vs C Rahmani  1-0581995Asia-ch U20C77 Ruy Lopez
17. Ali Tajvidi vs Sadvakasov  0-1611995Asia-ch U20A46 Queen's Pawn Game
18. Sadvakasov vs D Sharma  ½-½721995Asia-ch U20C68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
19. T Otunchiev vs Sadvakasov  0-1521995Asia-ch U20A73 Benoni, Classical, 9.O-O
20. Leitao vs Sadvakasov  1-0391995Wch U16A67 Benoni, Taimanov Variation
21. Sadvakasov vs R Bates  ½-½721995Wch U16B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
22. A M Berescu vs Sadvakasov  0-1751995Wch U16B40 Sicilian
23. Sadvakasov vs Blehm  1-0591995Wch U16D03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
24. Sadvakasov vs Yu Shaoteng  ½-½441995Wch U16A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
25. R Nezzi vs Sadvakasov  0-1411995Wch U16A46 Queen's Pawn Game
 page 1 of 22; games 1-25 of 536  PGN Download
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Jan-15-05  vonKrolock: <MonsieurL> ok, even so - soyez le bienvenu! (i explained somewhere that to speak -write- in French is easier for me than in English - pour cause: France-Spain-Portugal-Brazil)

<meloncio> Here "alferes" is an archaic term that designated also a military rank - outdated, but quite alive, for instance, in the bio of some historic personages (by the way - one of the streets that i parcours every day here is 'Rua Alferes Ângelo Sampaio'... ) I believe that it comes also from the Arabian, but from quite a different word - suddenly i realize that maybe "al-faras" : by the way the Chess piece that we call cavalo/caballo: possibly a Knight (so perhaps a military rank too)!! - ¡¿ que te parece?!

Jan-15-05  meloncio: <vonKrolock> Muito obrigado, senhor. It's a very interesting question, because Knight/Horse have in Spanish similar sounds (Caballero/Caballo), and Caballería (Cavalry) is an arm today outdated, but the name still exists in the Army.

BTW, I read that in XVI century our today rook (torre) was called 'roque', but I don't know when they changed the name. Perhaps when the 'castling' (enroque) began to be known and used by the same time, more or less.

Jan-15-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: <matein8> found a good link about the names of pieces http://www.geocities.com/TimesSquar...
Jan-16-05  vonKrolock: <Benzol> Great link, whith fonts for Russian, Greek, Hebrew, Arabian etc

<meloncio> Here - in fairly good Portuguese - a neat explanation for "alférez": <Alferes é de origem árabe («al-faris», «cavaleiro escudeiro») e normalmente era o porta-bandeira.>

Apr-23-05  offramp: Whenever I see his name I think of 'Sad Sack'.
Jan-03-06  BIDMONFA: Darmen Sadvakasov

SADVAKASOV, Darmen
http://www.bidmonfa.com/sadvakasov_...

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Aug-06-06  twinlark: <BIDMONFA>

Have you ever thought of expanding the history on your site of World Championships results to the World Age championships? For example the Under 10, Under 12, U14, U16 etc championships, for boys and girls, as well as the Open and Senior championships?

Sep-19-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: Here's an interview he gave to chesscafe.com

http://www.chesscafe.com/misha/mish...

Apr-16-07  gambitfan: Where is his biography?
Apr-16-07  iron maiden: Here's everything I could find on him.
Apr-17-07  gambitfan: where???
Nov-26-07  I3illieJoe: He just won the National Chess Congress tournament. He is my friend's friend. I talked to him and he is very nice and so humble for being such a great player. We even exchanged #s. That's how approachable and nice he is. Congratulations Darmen !
Mar-29-08  Karpova: Sadvakasov managed to stay undefeated against Garry Kasparov in their two encounters at astana 2001:

Kasparov vs Sadvakasov, 2001
Sadvakasov vs Kasparov, 2001

Jul-14-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <Karpova: <Sadvakasov managed to stay undefeated against Garry Kasparov in their two encounters at astana 2001>> That's even more impressive as Kasparov - after losing 'his title' against Kramnik - was really 'hot', winning this cat.XX tournament with 7.0 points out of 10 games.
Sep-02-08  myschkin: . . .

Interview with <Darmen Sadvakasov>

http://www.skanderborgskakklub.dk/g...

(by Colin Watson, 10/2003)

Apr-16-09  jon01: Sadvakasov is back in top. Although it was a bit unfair, after Shulman had defeated him convincingly during the tournament.
Apr-17-09  Raisin Death Ray: He's from Kazakhstan? Does he know Borat?
Oct-09-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  HAPERSAUD: Wow and to think I'm friends with his cousin LOL it's a shane I'm I Canada and he's in kazahkstan, would be awesome to play him
Sep-07-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: Here is a report of a simul exhibition that Sadvakasov gave at the American University:

http://www.theeagleonline.com/news/...

Nov-03-12  wordfunph: "I don’t like it when people come to the table, study my position and begin shaking their head and clacking their tongue. This is disturbing indeed!"

- GM Darmen Sadvakasov

May-13-14  paavoh: Has Darmen given up on chess?
Apr-28-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Darmen Sadvakasov.

Match victories over Karpov and Korchnoi.

Oct-28-16  Nova: What's Sadvakasov been up to? I noticed his last game played in this database is back in 2010 (which seems like forever ago!). He's had some impressive results against some super strong GMs
Dec-03-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <Nova: What's Sadvakasov been up to? I noticed his last game played in this database is back in 2010 (which seems like forever ago!).> Still ...
Dec-03-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Troller: He played a blitz tournament in August:
https://ratings.fide.com/tournament...
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