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Evgeny Alekseev
E Alekseev 
Number of games in database: 1,523
Years covered: 1998 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2626 (2638 rapid, 2589 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2725

Overall record: +329 -137 =604 (59.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 453 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (226) 
    B53 B32 B33 B90 B47
 Ruy Lopez (104) 
    C77 C65 C67 C72 C78
 French Defense (67) 
    C11 C10 C01 C02 C16
 Caro-Kann (42) 
    B12 B18 B13 B17 B10
 Giuoco Piano (41) 
    C53 C50
 Sicilian Najdorf (39) 
    B90 B91 B92 B94 B96
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (172) 
    B46 B90 B31 B32 B40
 Nimzo Indian (79) 
    E32 E53 E46 E41 E20
 Queen's Pawn Game (76) 
    E00 E10 D02 A45 A46
 Queen's Gambit Declined (69) 
    D38 D31 D30 D35 D37
 Queen's Indian (65) 
    E17 E15 E12 E14 E16
 Ruy Lopez (62) 
    C67 C65 C78 C95 C70
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   E Alekseev vs Carlsen, 2008 1/2-1/2
   E Alekseev vs I Krush, 2013 1-0
   E Alekseev vs Karjakin, 2009 1-0
   E Alekseev vs G Guseinov, 1998 1-0
   E Alekseev vs I Cheparinov, 2009 1-0
   E Alekseev vs M Matlakov, 2017 1-0
   Kasimdzhanov vs E Alekseev, 2008 0-1
   Grischuk vs E Alekseev, 2006 0-1
   E Alekseev vs Wang Yue, 2007 1-0
   V Kovalev vs E Alekseev, 2017 0-1

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

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Aeroflot Open (2007)
   Russian Championship Superfinal (2006)
   41st Biel International Chess Festival (2008)
   European Championship (2013)
   Chigorin Memorial (2018)
   Russian Championship Superfinal (2008)
   Corus Group C (2005)
   World Junior Championship (Boys) (2005)
   Russian Championship Higher League (2012)
   World Cup (2007)
   Russian Championship Higher League (2006)
   Chigorin Memorial (2016)
   Aeroflot Open (2006)
   European Championship (2019)
   European Championship (2003)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2005 Corus (group C) by gauer
   Corus Group C 2005 by Tabanus
   1998 WYCC (open) U-14 by gauer

   🏆 Russian Championship Higher League
   P Kotenko vs E Alekseev (Jul-05-22) 1/2-1/2
   E Alekseev vs D Kryakvin (Jul-04-22) 1/2-1/2
   Kirill Shubin vs E Alekseev (Jul-03-22) 1-0
   E Alekseev vs A Rakhmanov (Jul-02-22) 1/2-1/2
   P Shuvalova vs E Alekseev (Jun-30-22) 1/2-1/2

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(born Nov-28-1985, 37 years old) Russia
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Grandmaster (2002).

Evgeny Alekseev was born in Pushkin, Russia.


In 2002, he won the Hoogoven Open. In 2004, he won the Geneva Open. Another strong victory was at the Aeroflot Open (2007). This earned him an invitation to his first supertournament, Dortmund Sparkassen (2007), where he finished in joint second position with a +1 score. In 2008 he won the 41st Biel International Chess Festival (2008) by defeating Leinier Dominguez Perez in quick-play tiebreaks.


<Junior> He won the Russian Junior Championship twice.

<National> He became Russian Champion in 2006, beating Dmitry Jakovenko in a tie-break playoff. At 21 years and 17 days, he was the youngest player to win the Superfinal since Mikhail Tal in 1957. In 2012, he came =1st in the Russian Championship Superfinal (2012), but ultimately placed 6th in the Russian Superfinals (Tiebreak) (2012) used to determine the final placements.

<World> In 2004, he participated in the FIDE World championship in Libya, but was knocked out in the first round. He qualified through the European Championship (2010) to participate in the World Cup (2011), where he defeated Markus Ragger in the first round, but lost to Vasyl Ivanchuk in the second round. Alekseev was =1st (2nd on tiebreak behind Alexander Moiseenko) with 8/11 at the European Championship (2013), qualifying for the World Cup (2013). However, in a shock result he was eliminated from the Cup when he lost in the first round to Indian GM Baskaran Adhiban.


He came first with 9/11 in the first stage of the Chepukaitis Memorial Blitz in August 2013, but placed second in the final playoff between the top 6 players behind Alexey Goganov.

At the World Rapid Championship (2019) he placed 22nd.

Rating and Ranking

Alekseev's peak rating to date was 2725 in September 2009 when he was ranked #19 in the world.

Wikipedia article: Evgeny Alekseev (chess player)

Last updated: 2021-11-27 22:27:01

 page 1 of 62; games 1-25 of 1,550  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Markarov vs E Alekseev  ½-½431998Moscow Kasparov CupB01 Scandinavian
2. E Alekseev vs G Tenikashvili 0-1641998Moscow Kasparov CupB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
3. Z Izoria vs E Alekseev  ½-½701998Moscow Kasparov CupE73 King's Indian
4. S Azarov vs E Alekseev  ½-½341998Moscow Kasparov CupB01 Scandinavian
5. E Alekseev vs Radjabov 0-1321998Moscow Kasparov CupA90 Dutch
6. A Afonin vs E Alekseev  0-1451998Moscow Kasparov CupB01 Scandinavian
7. E Alekseev vs B Grachev  1-0411998Moscow Kasparov CupB22 Sicilian, Alapin
8. V Gaprindashvili vs E Alekseev  1-0471998Moscow Kasparov CupE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
9. E Alekseev vs G Guseinov  1-0161998Moscow Kasparov CupB07 Pirc
10. E Alekseev vs J Fluvia Poyatos  1-0601998Wch U14B22 Sicilian, Alapin
11. J A Alcazar Jimenez vs E Alekseev  1-0501998Wch U14B01 Scandinavian
12. E Alekseev vs R Soltanici  1-0411998Wch U14B22 Sicilian, Alapin
13. E Alekseev vs B Lopez  ½-½441998Wch U14E77 King's Indian
14. E Alekseev vs A Evdokimov  ½-½231998Wch U14A57 Benko Gambit
15. Bu Xiangzhi vs E Alekseev  ½-½541998Wch U14A45 Queen's Pawn Game
16. E Alekseev vs F Berkes  0-1471998Wch U14A50 Queen's Pawn Game
17. E Llobel Cortell vs E Alekseev  ½-½421998Wch U14B01 Scandinavian
18. A Timofeev vs E Alekseev  ½-½341999RUS-ch U14A36 English
19. E Alekseev vs I Zakharevich  ½-½581999Aratovsky memB06 Robatsch
20. D Driamin vs E Alekseev  0-1141999Saratov Aratovsky MemorialA37 English, Symmetrical
21. E Alekseev vs V Weetik  1-0321999RUS-ch U14B18 Caro-Kann, Classical
22. E Alekseev vs H A Gretarsson  ½-½431999Komercni Banka opC44 King's Pawn Game
23. S Ovsejevitsch vs E Alekseev  1-0441999Komercni Banka opE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
24. Sax vs E Alekseev  1-0491999Komercni Banka OpenB01 Scandinavian
25. E Alekseev vs Ponomariov 0-1501999Artek ol U16B07 Pirc
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Nov-12-07  argishti: yes, it is strange, 22 year old 2700+ player. and not even one page filled out yet...
Dec-05-07  stanleys: He needs to become World Champion to have some more kibitzing?

Seriously - one of the most promising players,very solid.Everybody talks about Magnus,Shak,Radja,Cheparinov and so on - but Alekseev is at least at the same level,if not superiour

Dec-05-07  cotdt: a high rating does not mean much without wins in big events. if he wins the world cup, then i suspect he will get much more attention.
Dec-05-07  micartouse: I like Alekseev, and of the remaining players I'd love to see him take the cup. He's just a straight up cool dude.
Dec-05-07  stanleys: <cotdt:> <<a high rating does not mean much without wins in big events. if he wins the world cup, then i suspect he will get much more attention>>

Well I think that even some "super GMs" will have much trouble to win the Russian Championship,Aeroflot Open,share 2nd place in Dortmund,score 7/10 against the best Chinese players and so on.OK he underperformed at the Tal Memorial,but it was his only failure

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Jul-29-08  amateur05: Apparently, according to a new article in chessbase, Alekseev is from Norway which has adopted the Russian flag.
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  Troller: <amateur05: Apparently, according to a new article in chessbase, Alekseev is from Norway which has adopted the Russian flag.> I believe Norway has recently annexed Russia with a quick military takeover. Together they will rule the world with oil and gas.

Regarding the meagre interest in Alekseev, it's common knowledge that Eastern European players are not interesting for the public, and Russian players are at the bottom of that hierarchy. Just look at the kibitzing on Nakamura's page.

But it's also a common trait that young Russian chessplayers break through a little later than most others. So I think Alekseev is still improving, and we shouldn't discount him as future top-10 player.

Jul-29-08  acirce: Norway is "the last Soviet state" (then Swedish minister of business Bj√∂rn Rosengren in 1999.)

<So I think Alekseev is still improving, and we shouldn't discount him as future top-10 player.> Definitely not! I think it's more likely than not that he will be.

Jul-31-08  micartouse: I bet chessbucks that the Russian would take Biel and it got me out of the hole. :) Congrats to Alekseev for taking home another nice trophy, and I'm looking forward to more games from him.
Nov-05-08  percyblakeney: It says something about how strong the Russian team is in the Olympiad when Alekseev isn't included. In the Spanish Team Championship a couple of days ago he outplayed Adams from this quite even position:

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39. Ne3 Kg7 40. Rd4 Ne6 41. Rxg4+ Kf7 42. Rh4 Re7 43. Rd2 Ke8 44. Nd5 Rf7 45. f4 Kd7 46. Rh6 c6 47. Nf6+ Ke7 48. Nh5 Kd7 49. Ra2 Rb7 50. g4 c5 51. f5 Nd4 52. Ra6 Kc7 53. Nf6 Rb3 54. Ra7+ Rb7 55. Ne8+ Kd8 56. Ra8+ 1-0

Apr-01-09  returnoftheking: At any rate the game is not in the CG database.
Apr-01-09  returnoftheking: [Event "Motril ch-ESP tt"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2008.??.??"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Alekseev, Evgeny"]
[Black "Adams, Michael"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "E18"]
[WhiteElo "2715"]
[BlackElo "2734"]
[PlyCount "111"]
[EventDate "2008.??.??"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Bb7 5. Bg2 Be7 6. O-O O-O 7. Nc3 Ne4 8. Bd2 f5 9. Qc2 Bf6 10. Rad1 Nxc3 11. Bxc3 Be4 12. Qd2 d6 13. Ne1 Bxg2 14. Nxg2 Nd7 15. Qc2 Qe8 16. e4 fxe4 17. Qxe4 e5 18. Qd5+ Qf7 19. Ne3 Rae8 20. Qxf7+ Rxf7 21. Kg2 exd4 22. Bxd4 Re4 23. Bxf6 Nxf6 24. b3 h5 25. h3 Rfe7 26. Rd3 Kf7 27. Rc1 a5 28. a3 g5 29. b4 axb4 30. axb4 b5 31. cxb5 Rxb4 32. Nf5 Rd7 33. Nd4 g4 34. Rc2 Ne4 35. Re2 Nc5 36. Rd1 Kf6 37. hxg4 hxg4 38. Nc2 Rxb5 39. Ne3 Kg7 40. Rd4 Ne6 41. Rxg4+ Kf7 42. Rh4 Re7 43. Rd2 Ke8 44. Nd5 Rf7 45. f4 Kd7 46. Rh6 c6 47. Nf6+ Ke7 48. Nh5 Kd7 49. Ra2 Rb7 50. g4 c5 51. f5 Nd4 52. Ra6 Kc7 53. Nf6 Rb3 54. Ra7+ Rb7 55. Ne8+ Kd8 56. Ra8+ 1-0

[Event "Motril ch-ESP tt"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2008.??.??"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Adams, Michael"]
[Black "Alekseev, Evgeny"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C67"]
[WhiteElo "2734"]
[BlackElo "2715"]
[PlyCount "62"]
[EventDate "2008.??.??"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. Qe2 Nd6 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. Qxe5+ Be6 8. Nd4 Qf6 9. Re1 Qxe5 10. Rxe5 Kd7 11. Nxe6 fxe6 12. d3 Be7 13. Nd2 Raf8 14. Re2 Rf5 15. b3 Bf6 16. Rb1 Ra5 17. a4 b5 18. axb5 cxb5 19. b4 Ra2 20. Nb3 Nb7 21. d4 Rf8 22. Kf1 Be7 23. c3 Ra4 24. Rc2 a5 25. bxa5 Nxa5 26. Nxa5 Rxa5 27. Bd2 Rfa8 28. Ke2 c6 29. Ra1 Rxa1 30. Bf4 Rb8 31. Bd6 Bxd6 1-0

Here they are. Both from NICbase. 2nd game is very strange. Don't know if notation is incorrect or that there was an agreement about the conclusion of this game in advance.

Oct-05-09  returnoftheking: Don't see this strong GM in big tournaments nowadays, unfortunately. What is his next?
Jun-18-10  shalgo: What is wrong with Alekseev in the Capablanca Memorial? Is he ill? His tournament thus far consists almost entirely of short draws with white and losses (with both white and black).
Jun-19-10  miguelito: pido disculpa por mi nefasto a comentario a chessgames .
Jun-18-11  plimko: Curious! It happened today in the 4th round of the Russian Higher League. The material is even, the white Queen can be taken, but Black resign! ;-)

[Event "64th Russian Championships Men - Higher "]
[Site "Taganrog/Russia"]
[Date "2011.06.18"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Alekseev, Evgeny"]
[Black "Shimanov, Aleksandr"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B12"]
[PlyCount "45"]
[EventDate "2011.??.??"]
[TimeControl "40/5400+30:1800+30"]

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. h4 h5 5. c4 e6 6. Nc3 Ne7 7. Nge2 Bg4 8. Bg5 Qb6 9. Qd2 Nd7 10. Ng3 f6 11. exf6 gxf6 12. Be3 Nf5 13. Nxf5 Bxf5 14. cxd5 cxd5 15. Rc1 Kf7 16. Be2 Bd6 17. Nb5 Bb8 18. Bf4 Bxf4 19. Qxf4 Ke7 20. O-O Rag8 21. Rfe1 a6 22. Nc3 Qd6 23. Bf3 1-0

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Jun-19-11  dikankan: If black plays 23..Qxf4, White wins the queen back with an extra pawn by 24.Nxd5+ and black will have fatal weaknesses on b7, c7 and e6. White's rooks in the centre are deadly compared to black's rooks, and it is quite an instructive position.
Jul-16-11  poorpatzer: So this guy's fallen quite a bit Elo-wise and elite tournament invitation wise. Anybody know what's wrong? He's by no means old (25).
Nov-28-11  Don Cossacks: Happy b-day GM Alekseev!
Jan-30-12  wordfunph: "Sometimes I try to write with a lucky pen at tournaments. So you take a pen, if you have success in tournaments you continue to use it, if not you change it. Everything goes well here for the time being so I don't change the pen."

- GM Evgeny Alekseev (during 2009 FIDE Nalchik Grand Prix)

Nov-28-14  siggemannen: Happy Birthday!!
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  Penguincw: Congrats to Evgeny Alekseev for entering the Top 100 live ratings. He actually lost 2.1 rating points (2653 -> 2650.9). That must really suck, since he was just one rating point behind the 2654 needed, but he actually gained 4 spots, and is now World #100.
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  Penguincw: Evgeny Alekseev wins the 6th Amsterdam Science Park Chess Tournament with a score of 8/9.

Nov-28-17  Sularus: happy birthday!
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