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).
|Full name||Evgeny Yuryevich Tomashevsky|
|Born||1 July 1987|
Saratov, Russian SFSR, USSR
|FIDE rating||2718 (October 2019)|
|Peak rating||2758 (September 2015)|
Tomashevsky won the Russian under-10 championship in 1997 and the Russian U18 championship in 2001, at the age of 13 years, in Rybinsk with a score of 9.5 points from 11 games. In 2004 he finished runner-up in the U18 division of the World Youth Chess Championships.
In 2007, he came second in the Aeroflot Open. 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. In January 2010, he played for the gold medal-winning Russian team at the World Team Chess Championship 2009 in Bursa.
In 2011, he tied for first place with Nikita Vitiugov and Lê Quang Liêm in the Aeroflot Open, placing third on tiebreak. He was one of the seconds to Boris Gelfand for the World Chess Championship 2012.
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. His performance rating in this tournament was 2916. In August 2015, he won the Russian Championship Superfinal in Chita, Zabaykalsky Krai with 7.5/11. 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.
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- "Tomashevsky wins Tbilisi Grand Prix - Closing Ceremony". FIDE. 2015-02-28. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
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- "Tomashevsky and Goryachkina Become Champions". Russian Chess federation. Retrieved 2015-08-20.
- Evgeny Tomashevsky chess games at 365Chess.com
- Evgeny Tomashevsky player profile and games at Chessgames.com
- "Interview with the European Chess Champion Evgeny Tomashevsky". Chessdom.