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Evgeny Yuryevich Tomashevsky (Russian: Евгений Юрьевич Томашевский; born 1 July 1987) is a Russian chess grandmaster. He was European Chess champion in 2009. Tomashevsky was a two-time Russian Chess Champion (2015,2019).

Evgeny Tomashevsky
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Full nameEvgeny Yuryevich Tomashevsky
Born (1987-07-01) 1 July 1987 (age 32)
Saratov,[1] Russian SFSR, USSR
TitleGrandmaster (2005)
FIDE rating2718 (October 2019)
Peak rating2758 (September 2015)


Tomashevsky won the Russian under-10 championship in 1997 and the Russian U18 championship in 2001, at the age of 13 years,[2] in Rybinsk with a score of 9.5 points from 11 games.[3] In 2004 he finished runner-up in the U18 division of the World Youth Chess Championships.[4]

In 2007, he came second in the Aeroflot Open.[5] In 2009, Tomashevsky won the 10th European Individual Chess Championship after tie-breaks. The decisive match against Vladimir Malakhov went into armageddon stadium, where Malakhov blundered a rook in a winning position.[6] In January 2010, he played for the gold medal-winning Russian team at the World Team Chess Championship 2009 in Bursa.[7]

In 2011, he tied for first place with Nikita Vitiugov and Lê Quang Liêm in the Aeroflot Open, placing third on tiebreak.[8] He was one of the seconds to Boris Gelfand for the World Chess Championship 2012.[9]

In February 2015, Tomashevsky took clear first place in the Tbilisi leg of the FIDE Grand Prix 2014–15 scoring 8/11, 1.5 points ahead of second-placed Dmitry Jakovenko, with no losses and wins over Baadur Jobava, Alexander Grischuk, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Rustam Kasimdzhanov.[10] His performance rating in this tournament was 2916.[11] In August 2015, he won the Russian Championship Superfinal in Chita, Zabaykalsky Krai with 7.5/11.[12] The following year, he played for bronze medal-winning team Russia in the 42nd Chess Olympiad in Baku.

Partly for being a mostly positional player, partly for wearing glasses and being well-educated, Tomashevsky earned himself the nickname "Professor" among the chessplayers.[2]


  1. ^ GM title application. FIDE.
  2. ^ a b Interview (2009). ChessBase.
  3. ^ Russian U18 Championship 2001: final standings after 11 rounds Archived 2016-03-05 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ World Youth Chess Championship 2004: Boys U18 Archived 2007-12-28 at the Wayback Machine. GreekChess.
  5. ^ "Aeroflot Open 2007: Evgeny Alekseev wins in style". 2007-02-25. Retrieved 2015-08-20.
  6. ^ "Tomashevsky wins EU Championship – by a hair's breadth". ChessBase. 2009-03-18. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
  7. ^ Crawley, Gavin (2010-01-13). "Bursa: Russia wins Gold, USA Silver, India Bronze". ChessBase. Retrieved 4 May 2010.
  8. ^ Crowther, Mark (2011-02-16). "Aeroflot Open 2011". The Week in Chess. Retrieved 2015-08-20.
  9. ^ Doggers, Peter (2012-06-06). "Boris Gelfand: "I was by no means inferior in this match" (Interview, part 1 of 2)". ChessVibes. Retrieved 2015-09-01.
  10. ^ "Tomashevsky wins Tbilisi Grand Prix - Closing Ceremony". FIDE. 2015-02-28. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
  11. ^ Ramirez, Alejandro (2015-03-01). "Tbilisi Closing". ChessBase. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
  12. ^ "Tomashevsky and Goryachkina Become Champions". Russian Chess federation. Retrieved 2015-08-20.

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