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Vadim Milov (born 1 August 1972) is a Swiss grandmaster of chess.

Vadim Milov
Vadim Milov.jpg
CountrySoviet Union
Born (1972-08-01) 1 August 1972 (age 47)
Ufa, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
TitleGrandmaster (1993)
FIDE rating2606 (December 2019)
Peak rating2705 (July 2008)

Early lifeEdit

Born in Ufa,[2] following the collapse of the USSR, he moved to Israel in 1992, before finally settling in Switzerland in 1996.


He played at the traditional GM Invitation tournament of Biel in 1996, co-winning with then reigning FIDE World Chess Champion Anatoly Karpov, ahead of prominent players such as Jaan Ehlvest, who was sole third, Ulf Andersson, Zoltán Almási, Joël Lautier, Lajos Portisch or Tony Miles who was placed last in a field of twelve players.

He won the Australian Open Chess Championship in 1999, held in Sunshine Coast.

Some tournament successes include joint first places at Aeroflot Open 2002, Santo Domingo 2003, Geneva 2004, the 2005 U.S. Open and Gibraltar 2009 (but lost the play-off against Peter Svidler).[3] He also won the Corsica Masters International Rapid 2005 by defeating Viswanathan Anand in the finals.[4]

In 2015 Milov won the Swiss Chess Championship by defeating Alexandra Kosteniuk 1½-½ in a rapid playoff.[5]

He has so far played twice in Chess Olympiads.[6]


  1. ^ FIDE rating history - Vadim Milov OlimpBase
  2. ^ Vadim Milov. ChessBase Shop. Retrieved 4 January 2016
  3. ^ "Tournament report April 2009: Gibraltar Master 2009". World Chess Federation. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  4. ^ Crowther, Mark (2005-11-07). "TWIC 574: Corsica Masters". London Chess Center. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  5. ^ "Abschluss der SEM in Leukerbad: Erster Titel für GM Vadim Milov – FM Patrick Grandadam Junioren-Meister – Hans-Georg Morger holt Gold bei den Senioren". Swiss Chess Federation. 2015-07-17. Archived from the original on 19 January 2016. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
  6. ^ Bartelski, Wojciech. "Men's Chess Olympiads: Vadim Milov". OlimpBase. Retrieved 29 December 2010.

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