Gennadij Timoscenko

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Gennadij Timoscenko (Russian: Геннадий Анатольевич Тимощенко; Slovak: Gennadij Timoščenko; born 27 April 1949), is a Russian and Slovak chess Grandmaster (GM) (1980).

Gennadij Timoscenko
CountrySoviet Union
Born (1949-04-27) 27 April 1949 (age 71)
Chelyabinsk, Russia
TitleGrandmaster (GM) (1980)
FIDE rating2457 (July 2020)
Peak rating2540 (July 1997)


At the turn of the 1970s and 1980s, Gennadij Timoscenko was one of the leading Soviet chess players. He twice appearing in the finals of USSR Chess Championship.

Also Gennadij Timoscenko won two silver medal in Russian Chess Championships: in 1972 and 1976.[3][4] In 1979, in Tashkent he won Soviet Army Chess Championship.[5]

From 1982 to 1986 Gennadij Timoscenko was one of Garry Kasparov's coaches. In 1993 he settled in Slovakia, and from the following year Gennadij Timoscenko represents this country in the international chess tournaments.

Gennadij Timoscenko has achieved many successes in international chess tournaments, winning or sharing first places among others in Rimavská Sobota (1974), Polanica-Zdrój (1976, Rubinstein Memorial),[6] Varna (1977), Słupsk (1979), Helsinki (1986, together with Jón Loftur Árnason), London (1992, together with Jon Speelman), Šaľa (1994), Starý Smokovec (1996), Bolzano (1998), Seefeld (1998, 1999), Padua (1998, 2000 from Erald Dervishi), Cutro (2000), Graz (2003) and in Opatija (2003). In 2010 and 2011 he twice in row won bronze medals in European Senior Chess Championship in S60 age group (players over 60 years old). In 2011, in Opatija he also won the bronze medal in World Senior Chess Championship in the same age category.

Gennadij Timoscenko played for Slovakia in the Chess Olympiads:[7]

Gennadij Timoscenko played for Slovakia in the European Team Chess Championship:[8]

  • In 1997, at third board in the 11th European Team Chess Championship in Pula (+3, =6, -0) and won individual bronze medal,
  • In 2001, at third board in the 13th European Team Chess Championship in León (+2, =2, -3).

In 1976, he was awarded the FIDE International Master (IM) title and received the FIDE Grandmaster (GM) title in 1980.


  1. ^ 46 Championship of USSR Tbilisi 1-27.12.1978
  2. ^ 49 Championship of USSR Frunze 26.11-22.12.1981
  3. ^ Championship of Russia- Rostov-on-Don 29.3-26.4.1972
  4. ^ Championship of Russia- Novosibirsk 4-29.5.1976
  5. ^ 33 Championship of Soviet Army- Tashkent 3-27.4.1979
  6. ^ "XIV Memoriał Akiby Rubinsteina Polanica Zdrój 1976". Archived from the original on 2005-05-17. Retrieved 2019-10-16.
  7. ^ "OlimpBase :: Men's Chess Olympiads :: Gennadij Timoscenko".
  8. ^ "OlimpBase :: European Men's Team Chess Championship :: Gennadij Timoscenko".

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