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Alexander Graf
A Graf 
Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.  
Number of games in database: 643
Years covered: 1978 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2569
Highest rating achieved in database: 2656

Overall record: +270 -142 =212 (60.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 19 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (63) 
    E46 E21 E51 E43 E54
 King's Indian (38) 
    E81 E92 E60 E84 E70
 Slav (30) 
    D10 D12 D15 D13 D11
 Grunfeld (23) 
    D86 D85 D87 D79 D94
 Queen's Gambit Declined (15) 
    D35 D30 D31 D36 D38
 Queen's Pawn Game (15) 
    E00 D02 A41 E10 A40
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (58) 
    C96 C90 C69 C95 C84
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (42) 
    C96 C90 C95 C97 C91
 Sicilian (24) 
    B81 B40 B83 B47 B80
 French Defense (23) 
    C07 C14 C02 C10 C01
 Queen's Pawn Game (21) 
    A46 A40 A41 E10 E00
 Queen's Gambit Declined (20) 
    D37 D35 D36 D31
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Morozevich vs A Graf, 1994 0-1
   T Franke vs A Graf, 2006 0-1
   A Graf vs N Guliyev, 2005 1-0
   K Weissenbach vs A Graf, 2008 0-1
   A Graf vs R Felgaer, 2004 1-0
   A Graf vs Klovans, 1987 1/2-1/2
   A Graf vs Radjabov, 2003 1-0
   A Graf vs Tiviakov, 1997 1-0
   A Graf vs Glek, 1987 1-0
   A Graf vs Yurtaev, 1993 1-0

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

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   75th German Championship (2004)
   LGA Premium Cup (2006)
   Dubai Open (2000)
   Korinthos Open (2001)
   European Team Championship (2005)
   Cappelle-la-Grande Open (2009)
   URS-ch sf Barnaul (1984)
   Groningen Open (1994)
   20th OIBM (2016)
   Manila Olympiad (1992)
   Bundesliga 2018/19 (2018)
   Bundesliga 2017/18 (2017)
   European Championship (2005)
   Turin Olympiad (2006)
   European Championship (2007)

   🏆 German Masters
   D Kollars vs A Graf (Jul-25-21) 1-0
   A Graf vs J L Pajeken (Feb-09-20) 1-0
   D Sebastian vs A Graf (Feb-08-20) 1/2-1/2
   A Naumann vs A Graf (Dec-08-19) 1/2-1/2
   D Kollars vs A Graf (May-29-19) 1-0

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(born Aug-25-1962, 60 years old) Uzbekistan (federation/nationality Germany)

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GM (1992) Alexander Yuryevich (Nenashev) Graf was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Nenashev was champion of Uzbekistan in 1989. He expatriated himself to Germany, where his ancestors come from, in 2000 and took his father's surname 'Graf' (he had been formerly named 'Nenashev'). In 2004, he won the German Chess Championship.

Wikipedia article: Alexander Graf

Last updated: 2018-03-06 13:38:48

 page 1 of 29; games 1-25 of 712  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Graf vs G Borisenko  1-0381978UZB-chA10 English
2. A Graf vs Kasparov 0-1321978Team TournamentA32 English, Symmetrical Variation
3. V Vepkhvishvili vs A Graf  0-1311980Ch SU \\B59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3
4. A Huzman vs A Graf 1-0381982Junior Teams EventE12 Queen's Indian
5. A Graf vs E Ubilava  1-0701984URS-ch sf BarnaulD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. J Meister vs A Graf  ½-½511984URS-ch sf BarnaulC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
7. Smagin vs A Graf  ½-½221984URS-ch sf BarnaulC53 Giuoco Piano
8. A Graf vs O Dzyuban  ½-½401984URS-ch sf BarnaulE15 Queen's Indian
9. A Graf vs V Ilinsky  ½-½411984URS-ch sf BarnaulC66 Ruy Lopez
10. A Graf vs Gulko  0-1481984URS-ch sf BarnaulA15 English
11. S Gorelov vs A Graf  ½-½191984URS-ch sf BarnaulE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
12. A Graf vs Tseshkovsky  1-0681984URS-ch sf BarnaulA07 King's Indian Attack
13. N Rashkovsky vs A Graf  1-0411984URS-ch sf BarnaulD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. A I Petrushin vs A Graf  0-1411984URS-ch sf BarnaulC66 Ruy Lopez
15. A V Kharitonov vs A Graf  ½-½201984URS-ch sf BarnaulD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. S Kishnev vs A Graf  1-0361984URS-ch sf BarnaulE12 Queen's Indian
17. Rozentalis vs A Graf  ½-½411984URS-ch sf BarnaulC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
18. G Piesina vs A Graf  1-0431984URS-ch sf BarnaulD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. A Graf vs Dvoirys  0-1421984URS-ch sf BarnaulA33 English, Symmetrical
20. A Graf vs V Shaboian  1-0631984URS-ch sf BarnaulD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
21. A Graf vs A Vaisser  1-0391984URS-ch sf BarnaulA30 English, Symmetrical
22. A Graf vs Antoshin  0-1341984Moscow ChampionshipD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
23. Vyzmanavin vs A Graf  1-0271984Moscow ChampionshipD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. Smagin vs A Graf  0-1561984Moscow ChampionshipC49 Four Knights
25. A Graf vs Kholmov  ½-½421984Moscow ChampionshipC77 Ruy Lopez
 page 1 of 29; games 1-25 of 712  PGN Download
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  technical draw: <tamar> How do you "decide" to use your father's name? Isn't it a given?
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  tamar: There are examples like Kasparov of using the mother's name. The German Chessbase stories in 1999 did not specify, but said when he repatriated to Germany, he decided to use his German father's name.
Feb-13-04  PinkPanther: <>
Yes, I mentioned that on this website quite a while ago.
Feb-13-04  tud: Harry Weinstein did not sound for communist Russia very sexy. Welcome Garry Kasparov.
Feb-13-04  PinkPanther: <tud>
Doesn't sound very sexy to me either. By the way, Vladimir Kramnik's name is actually Sokolov.
Feb-13-04  marcus13: How Vladimir Kramnik name can be solokov???
Premium Chessgames Member We decided to merge the games from the two player records into one page. Thanks for your info.
Feb-14-04  PinkPanther: <marcus13>
Click on the second link you see.
Feb-14-04  marcus13: Thanks strange coincidence isn't it.
Feb-14-04  Bitzovich: Wow, i t has some really PIQUANT info on Kramnik in that interview...
Feb-15-04  Lawrence: PP, if you read the article you will see that Vladimir Kramnik's name was never Sokolov.
Feb-15-04  PinkPanther: No but his dad's name was and therefore his should have been. The name Sokolov "is in his blood", the name Kramnik isn't. It's simply a name his father assumed and passed down to him.
Apr-06-04  Vischer: Vladimir Sokolov?
Jul-29-04  Giancarlo: This guy is the german champ?
Aug-17-04  Kaspy2: and upcoming...
Premium Chessgames Member
  WTHarvey: Here are crucial positions from some of Alexander's games not shown here.
Aug-24-06  BIDMONFA: [unknown player](nenashev)_graf.html

GRAF, Alexander

Jun-07-07  Autoreparaturwerkbau: Graf looks concerned about the arisen position even before his opponent makes his first move (see the page's 2nd pic).

Aug-26-07  whiteshark: <Autoreparaturwerkbau> or simply concentration, that's what I guess.
Aug-31-07  Marmot PFL: <There are examples like Kasparov of using the mother's name.>

I understood that his father's name was Weinstein and his mother's was Kasparian, but that neither sounded as russian as Kasparov. I have also heard rumors that Fischer's father wasn't named Fischer as well.

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  Tabanus: 4th place in the 1st Negroponte Open (Greece) 9-17 August 2010:

Sep-30-11  nummerzwei: Frank Zeller on Graf:

<Graf is known for employing a wide arsenal of openings. Always striving for creative variety, he is not one of those who specialize in particular variations. With his enormous chess understanding and experience, he is busy making plans early on in every game, at a stage when other grandmasters are simply reeling off their preparations. It is thus only natural for him to get into time-trouble as often as he does. Graf's ambitious approach can be exhausting, but his ascetic appearance illustrates that he is prepared to sacrifice energy in the course of the chess struggle.>

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  offramp: His uncle was a count. Graf Graf.
Aug-25-13  JoergWalter: and he married steffie graf...
Apr-17-17  paavoh: Good to see him in action in Grenke Open 2017. I thought he had retired, and indeed there are two gaps without games during 2009-2012 and 2012-2016 in the CG database.
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