Evgeny Alekseev (chess player)

Evgeny Vladimirovich Alekseev (Russian: Евгений Владимирович Алексеев; born 28 November 1985) is a Russian chess grandmaster and Russian champion in 2006. He competed in the FIDE World Chess Championship 2004 and the FIDE World Cup in 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2013.

Evgeny Alekseev
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Full nameEvgeny Vladimirovich Alekseev
Born (1985-11-28) 28 November 1985 (age 35)
Pushkin, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
TitleGrandmaster (2001)
FIDE rating2602 (October 2021)
Peak rating2725 (September 2009)
Peak rankingNo. 14 (October 2007)


He won the gold medal in chess at the 2001 Maccabiah Games.[1] In 2006 Alekseev won the Russian Championship Superfinal after defeating Dmitry Jakovenko in a playoff match.[2] By winning the 2007 Aeroflot Open in Moscow,[3] Alekseev qualified for the 2007 Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting. In this latter event he shared the second place – behind World Champion Vladimir Kramnik – with Viswanathan Anand and Péter Lékó.[4] In the same year, he played for the Russian team that won the gold medal in the European Team Chess Championship. In 2008 Alekseev won the 41st Biel Chess Festival after a playoff with Leinier Dominguez.[5]

In 2010 he played on board 2 for team "Russia 2" at the 39th Chess Olympiad, held in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. His team finished sixth.[6] He tied for first place with Sergey Karjakin, Peter Svidler, Dmitry Jakovenko, Dmitry Andreikin and Vladimir Potkin in the 2012 Russian Championship Superfinal. After the rapid playoff to determine the winner, Alekseev finished sixth.[7] In the European Individual Chess Championship of 2013, he tied for first place with nine other players points and took the silver medal on tiebreak.[8] In 2017, Alekseev won the championship of Saint Petersburg[9] and the Viktor Korchnoi Memorial in St. Petersburg, this latter edging out Dmitry Kokarev, Gata Kamsky and Aleksandr Shimanov on tiebreak.[10][11] In 2019, he won the 2nd Ferreira do Alentejo Open with a score of 7.5/9 points.[12]


  1. ^ "JUDAISM AND CHESS – The Chesspedia". www.thechesspedia.com. Retrieved 2017-10-31.
  2. ^ "Evgeny Alekseev, 21, wins Russian Superfinal". ChessBase. 2006-12-16. Retrieved 2015-10-15.
  3. ^ "Aeroflot Open 2007: Evgeny Alekseev wins in style". ChessBase. 2007-02-25. Retrieved 11 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Dortmund R7: all games drawn, Kramnik wins for the eighth time". ChessBase. 2007-07-01. Retrieved 11 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Biel R10: Alekseev catches Dominguez, wins tiebreak". ChessBase. 2008-07-31. Retrieved 11 October 2015.
  6. ^ Men's Chess Olympiad: Evgeny Alexeev. OlimpBase.
  7. ^ Crowther, Mark (2012-08-13). "65th Russian Chess Championships 2012". The Week in Chess. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  8. ^ Crowther, Mark (2013-05-16). "14th European Individual Championships 2013". The Week in Chess. Retrieved 18 May 2013.
  9. ^ "The Week in Chess 1169". theweekinchess.com. Retrieved 2017-10-31.
  10. ^ "Evgeny Alekseev Wins Viktor Korchnoi Memorial". Russian Chess Federation. Retrieved 2017-10-31.
  11. ^ "Evgeny Alexeev gana el Memorial Korchnoi". Noticias de ajedrez (in Spanish). ChessBase. 2017-08-25. Retrieved 2017-10-31.
  12. ^ "The Week in Chess 1311". theweekinchess.com. Retrieved 2020-07-09.

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Preceded by
Russian Chess Champion
Succeeded by