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Alexander Zubov

Number of games in database: 422
Years covered: 1997 to 2022
Last FIDE rating: 2589 (2685 rapid, 2740 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2630
Overall record: +114 -42 =142 (62.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 124 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Gambit Declined (20) 
    D30 D38 D31 D37 D36
 Queen's Pawn Game (20) 
    E10 D02 A45 A40 A46
 Slav (19) 
    D11 D12 D10 D18
 Sicilian (15) 
    B53 B90 B46 B48 B97
 King's Indian (15) 
    E61 E94 E70 E71 E60
 Grunfeld (12) 
    D95 D85 D97 D80 D92
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (40) 
    B42 B43 B90 B40 B51
 Pirc (21) 
    B07 B09 B08
 Uncommon Opening (16) 
    B00 A00
 Grunfeld (15) 
    D85 D70 D80 D92 D79
 Sicilian Kan (14) 
    B42 B43 B41
 Queen's Pawn Game (13) 
    A45 D02 E00 E10 A46
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Zubov vs H Barseghyan, 2017 1-0
   Zubov vs Ganguly, 2003 1/2-1/2
   Zubov vs Carlsen, 2018 1-0
   Zubov vs A Demkovich, 2003 1-0
   Zubov vs I Cheparinov, 2016 1/2-1/2
   Zubov vs K Georgiev, 2005 1-0
   E Alekseev vs Zubov, 2019 1/2-1/2
   Zubov vs R Mamedov, 2019 1-0
   Anand Saurabh vs Zubov, 2019 0-1
   R Dimitrov vs Zubov, 2017 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Nikolaev (2001)
   Ukrainian Championship (2000)
   World Junior Championship (2003)
   Ukrainian Championship (2008)
   Corsica Masters (2017)
   Ukrainian Championship (2014)
   Sunway Sitges Open (2016)
   Ukrainian Championship (2012)
   Sunway Sitges Open (2017)
   Abu Dhabi Masters (2019)
   Abu Dhabi Masters (2016)
   Sharjah Masters (2019)
   Dubai Open (2018)
   European Club Cup (2009)
   European Championship (2015)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Corsica Masters 2017 by Tabanus

   🏆 UKR-ISR Solidarity Match
   Zubov vs V Golod (Mar-21-22) 1-0
   V Golod vs Zubov (Mar-21-22) 1/2-1/2
   V Matviishen vs Zubov (Nov-23-20) 1/2-1/2
   L M Peng vs Zubov (Feb-18-20) 1/2-1/2
   A Sarana vs Zubov (Dec-30-19) 1-0, blitz

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(born Apr-04-1983, 40 years old) Ukraine
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IM (1999); GM (2011).

Alexander Zubov was joint third in the 2003 World Junior Championship and joint first in the 2003 Ukraine U-20 Championship. He was =1st (2nd on tiebreak) at the 10th Nana Aleksandria Cup 2015.

He is also a second to Sergey Karjakin.

 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 422  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Zubov vs D Maximov  1-0441997UKR-ch U14B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
2. V Malakhatko vs Zubov  1-0391999Alushta3A04 Reti Opening
3. Zubov vs Savon  0-1841999Alushta3C67 Ruy Lopez
4. Zubov vs Y Dumansky  ½-½251999UKR olD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
5. Zubov vs D Maximov  ½-½551999UKR-ch U16B01 Scandinavian
6. A Moiseenko vs Zubov  0-1551999April Int.D27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
7. V Moskalenko vs Zubov  1-0421999Alushta3B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
8. Zubov vs V Malakhatko  ½-½341999AlushtaA30 English, Symmetrical
9. Zubov vs A Korotylev  ½-½211999AlushtaD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. S Atalik vs Zubov  1-0531999AlushtaE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
11. Zubov vs V Khomyakov  0-1731999AlushtaE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
12. D Svetushkin vs Zubov  0-1521999AlushtaB10 Caro-Kann
13. Zubov vs Miles  ½-½511999AlushtaD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
14. Zubov vs A Rakhmangulov  ½-½361999AlushtaB07 Pirc
15. G Kuzmin vs Zubov  ½-½141999AlushtaB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
16. Zubov vs V Rogovski  0-11041999AlushtaA04 Reti Opening
17. A Nosenko vs Zubov  ½-½301999AlushtaD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
18. D Salinnikov vs Zubov  ½-½161999AlushtaA04 Reti Opening
19. D Maximov vs Zubov  0-1511999Artek ol U16B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
20. D Smerdon vs Zubov  ½-½511999Wch U16B07 Pirc
21. L Akulov vs Zubov  0-1372000Ukrainian ChampionshipD03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
22. M Kazakov vs Zubov  ½-½152000PavlogradC07 French, Tarrasch
23. Zubov vs D Maximov  0-1602000UKR-ch U18A00 Uncommon Opening
24. Zubov vs Y Kuzmenko  1-0472000Ukrainian ChampionshipA17 English
25. Zubov vs A Nosenko  1-0382000Ukrainian ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 422  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-24-08  BIDMONFA: Alexander Zubov

ZUBOV, Alexander

Nov-03-09  Billy Vaughan: This guy seems to be the highest-rated IM.
Jun-19-10  renumeratedfrog: This guy is rated 2586 as of June 2010, but he's still only an IM... What gives?
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: Activities that seem to represent choices are often inert reproductions of accepted practice.
Feb-08-11  wordfunph: GM in 2011..

Feb-09-11  Bratek: "Bee-keeper Zubov wins Cracovia Open with 26oo+ performance"
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  Penguincw: Congrats to top seed Alexander Zubov for winning Krakow with a score of 8/9, 1.5 points ahead of 2nd seed Petr Golubka. However, he was the first seed by 227 points, so yeah...
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  Penguincw: 6 days late, but congrats to Alexander Zubov for winning the Arad Open on tiebreaks with a score of 7.5/9.
Dec-10-18  Winston Smith: Here's a game I lost to Zubov on Lichess.
[Event "Casual Bullet game"]
[Site ""]
[Date "2018.12.10"]
[Round "-"]
[White "Alexander_Zubov"]
[Black "winstonsmithamm"]
[Result "1-0"]
[UTCDate "2018.12.10"]
[UTCTime "22:22:15"]
[WhiteElo "2933"]
[BlackElo "2002"]
[WhiteTitle "GM"]
[Variant "Standard"]
[TimeControl "60+0"]
[ECO "D02"]
[Opening "Queen's Pawn Game: Symmetrical Variation"] [Termination "Normal"]
[Annotator ""]

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 D02 ♕ueen's ♙awn Game: Symmetrical Variation 3. c4 Nc6 4. Nc3 e6 5. Bg5 Be7 6. e3 O-O 7. Rc1 h6 8. Bh4 a6 9. Bd3 Re8 10. O-O Ne4 11. Bxe7 Rxe7 12. Nxe4 dxe4 13. Bxe4 f5 14. Bxc6 bxc6 15. Ne5 Bd7 16. Qf3 Qe8 17. Rfd1 a5 18. Rc3 a4 19. Ra3 g5 20. h4 Rg7 21. hxg5 hxg5 22. g4 fxg4 23. Qxg4 Re7 24. Kg2 Rg7 25. Rh1 Qe7 26. Rh5 Ra7 27. Qh3 Kf8 28. Rh8+ Rg8 29. Ng6+ ♗lack resigns. 1-0

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  Messiah: Thank you for just beating the Justin Bieber of chess! :)
Premium Chessgames Member
  ketchuplover: Down goes Carlsen!
Apr-08-19  Alexandro: (Down goes, Carlsen) Not Yet! Winner of Gashimov Memorial 2019!!!
Apr-08-19  whiteshark:

<ketchuplover: Down goes Carlsen!> Indeed, Zubov vs Carlsen, 2018

<Alexandro: Winner of Gashimov Memorial 2019!!!> Also true, and how!

Jan-23-20  engineerX: Probably the highest rated bee-keeper in the world.

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