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Konstantin Sakaev

Konstantin Rufovich Sakaev (Russian: Константи́н Ру́фович Сака́ев; born 13 April 1974 in Leningrad) is a Russian chess Grandmaster (1993), chess author and Russian champion in 1999. Sakaev is on the staff of the Grandmaster Chess School in St. Petersburg and has assisted Vladimir Kramnik and Nana Ioseliani while preparing for World Championship Candidates' Matches.[1]

Konstantin Sakaev
Country Soviet Union
Born (1974-04-13) April 13, 1974 (age 45)
TitleGrandmaster (1993)
FIDE rating2596 (December 2019)
Peak rating2677 (January 2005)

Notable resultsEdit


  • Sakaev, Konstantin (2004). How to Get the Edge Against the Gruenfeld. Chess Stars. ISBN 978-9548782357.
  • Sakaev, Konstantin; Semkov, Semko (2005). Latest Trends in the Semi-Slav: Anti-Meran. Chess Stars. ISBN 978-9548782425.
  • Sakaev, Konstantin (2006). An Expert's Guide to the 7.Bc4 Gruenfeld. Chess Stars. ISBN 978-9548782487.
  • Sakaev, Konstantin; Semkov, Semko (2008). The Queen's Gambit Accepted (3rd ed.). Chess Stars. ISBN 9548782332.
  • Sakaev, Konstantin (2011). The Petroff: an Expert Repertoire for Black. Chess Stars. ISBN 978-954-8782-84-5.
  • Sakaev, Konstantin (2012). Complete Slav I. Chess Evolution. ISBN 978-83-934656-3-7.
  • Sakaev, Konstantin (2013). Complete Slav II. Chess Evolution. ISBN 978-83-937009-2-9.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Alexander Morozevich
Russian Chess Champion
Succeeded by
Sergey Volkov


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