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Alexander Areshchenko
Number of games in database: 860
Years covered: 2000 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2652 (2622 rapid, 2615 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2720

Overall record: +332 -119 =384 (62.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 25 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (181) 
    B90 B43 B32 B92 B47
 Ruy Lopez (64) 
    C65 C78 C67 C77 C89
 French Defense (50) 
    C18 C11 C02 C10 C12
 Sicilian Najdorf (34) 
    B90 B92 B91
 Caro-Kann (28) 
    B12 B18 B11 B10 B14
 Sicilian Taimanov (24) 
    B47 B46 B45 B48
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (189) 
    B90 B22 B92 B97 B52
 Sicilian Najdorf (117) 
    B90 B92 B97 B96 B93
 Grunfeld (104) 
    D85 D86 D97 D76 D80
 King's Indian (36) 
    E94 E60 E92 E88 E80
 English (28) 
    A15 A16 A10
 English, 1 c4 c5 (12) 
    A36 A34 A37 A33 A30
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Areshchenko vs Savon, 2001 1-0
   Areshchenko vs A Rustemov, 2014 1-0
   Areshchenko vs F Corrales Jimenez, 2009 1-0
   Areshchenko vs A Volokitin, 2004 1-0
   Adams vs Areshchenko, 2010 0-1
   D Vocaturo vs Areshchenko, 2015 0-1
   Areshchenko vs Kaidanov, 2013 1/2-1/2
   Kaidanov vs Areshchenko, 2013 0-1
   R Mamedov vs Areshchenko, 2007 0-1
   J K Duda vs Areshchenko, 2013 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Zurich Chess Club 200th Anniversary (2009)
   Chigorin Memorial (2012)
   Ukrainian Championship (2005)
   Cappelle La Grande (2003)
   5th Gibraltar Chess Festival (2007)
   Gibraltar Chess Festival (2008)
   Chigorin Memorial (2013)
   Bundesliga 2010/11 (2010)
   Gibraltar Masters (2005)
   European Individual Championship (2013)
   European Individual Chess Championship (2017)
   10th European Individual Championship (2009)
   Dubai Open (2017)
   European Individual Championship (2007)
   Bundesliga 2013/14 (2013)

   🏆 Bundesliga 2017/18
   M Vachier-Lagrave vs Areshchenko (Mar-11-18) 1/2-1/2
   Areshchenko vs N Meskovs (Mar-10-18) 1-0
   Areshchenko vs E Iturrizaga (Feb-04-18) 1-0
   Harikrishna vs Areshchenko (Feb-03-18) 1-0
   Leko vs Areshchenko (Dec-10-17) 1/2-1/2

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(born Jun-15-1986, 32 years old) Ukraine
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Grandmaster (2002). In 2000, he won the World Under-14 Championship. In 2005, he won the Ukrainian Championship and in 2012 he placed second in the Ukrainian Championship (2012), a result that increased his live rating to beyond 2700 for the first time. Also in 2012, he won the Chigorin Memorial (2012). His strong result (7.5/11) in the European Individual Championships (2013) qualified him to play in the World Cup (2013) where he defeated Gregory Kaidanov in the 1st round and Argentine GM Ruben Felgaer in the second round. He was knocked out by Vladimir Kramnik in the next one. His 7.5/11 in the European Individual Championships (2014) placed him within the leader group that qualified for the World Cup (2015), where he defeated Denis Khismatullin and Levon Aronian in the first two rounds before losing to Wei Yi in the third round to be eliminated from the event.

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Wikipedia article: Alexander Areshchenko

 page 1 of 35; games 1-25 of 860  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Areshchenko vs V Shalimov  ½-½562000Kharkov Caissa opB32 Sicilian
2. O Budnikov vs Areshchenko  1-0572000Kharkov Caissa opE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
3. Areshchenko vs A Zhygan  1-0602000Ukrainian Team chB83 Sicilian
4. E Kobylkin vs Areshchenko 0-1182000Kharkov Caissa opE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
5. A Zubarev vs Areshchenko  ½-½582000Kharkov Caissa opB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
6. Areshchenko vs I Mutschnik  ½-½422000Ukrainian Team chB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
7. Areshchenko vs A Surjadnji  ½-½692000Kharkov Caissa opB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
8. Y Zinchenko vs Areshchenko 0-1522000UKR-ch U14B40 Sicilian
9. T Melamed vs Areshchenko  0-1582000Ukrainian Team chB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
10. M Shinkarchuk vs Areshchenko  0-1592000Ukrainian Team chC02 French, Advance
11. S Tugaj vs Areshchenko  0-1632000Kharkov Caissa opB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
12. Areshchenko vs M Yarmysty  1-0282000UKR-ch U14B32 Sicilian
13. Areshchenko vs E Gasanov  0-1572000Kharkov Caissa opC18 French, Winawer
14. D Shilin vs Areshchenko  0-1392000Ukrainian Team chB50 Sicilian
15. L Aslanian vs Areshchenko  0-1362000Ukrainian Team chB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
16. Areshchenko vs I Nester  1-0482000Kharkov Caissa opB01 Scandinavian
17. Areshchenko vs M Simantsev  1-0452000Kharkov Caissa opB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
18. Areshchenko vs A Maly  0-1422000Ukrainian Team chB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
19. Areshchenko vs A Shneider  0-1412000Ukrainian Team chB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
20. Areshchenko vs L Havlicek  1-0582000t-EuCh U18B87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
21. Areshchenko vs G Pataki  1-0502000t-EuCh U18B57 Sicilian
22. F G Sebe Vodislav vs Areshchenko  1-0532000t-EuCh U18B23 Sicilian, Closed
23. Karjakin vs Areshchenko 1-0642001UKR-ch U20B22 Sicilian, Alapin
24. Areshchenko vs A Volokitin 0-1352001UKR-ch U20B46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
25. A Karlovich vs Areshchenko  ½-½562001UKR-chTB22 Sicilian, Alapin
 page 1 of 35; games 1-25 of 860  PGN Download
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Jan-06-06  BIDMONFA: Alexander Areshchenko


Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: i read somewhere that he is called "The Monster"..
Jun-15-11  waustad: That is one of the worst pictures I've seen of a player. Is he really that morose?
Aug-08-12  twinlark:

GM Areshchenko had done well to come 3rd in the Ukrainian Championship. Interesting to see only one page of kibitzing of a player who has breached the 2700 mark!

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  Eyal: <GM Areshchenko had done well to come 3rd in the Ukrainian Championship.>

He's done even better, to come 2nd (edged Volokitin on tiebreak -

Aug-08-12  twinlark: Thanks <Eyal>. I've corrected the bio. I missed that on the crosstable here, his score is not complete.
Sep-07-12  rapidcitychess: I have never heard of this guy.

It'd be nice to see him at Corus perhaps. Or is that Tata Steel? Or does it even exist anymore? Dang, never mind... Just some super-tournament.

Wonder how he would measure up.

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  brankat: Happy Birthday!
May-20-14  Conrad93: Araschenko is a well-known player to those who are serious about chess.

It's hard to find an opening book that doesn't include his games.

May-22-14  N0B0DY: <Araschenko is a well-known player...> For real?
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Cain't be much of a playah--Ah ain't nevah heard o' this heah guy!
May-22-14  Conrad93: I said only for those "Serious about chess."
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  perfidious: Which you, very clearly, are not.
May-23-14  Conrad93: Which, I very clearly am. Otherwise I would not be a member of
May-23-14  N0B0DY: Surely, there is increasingly a need for enlightened philosophers...
Jun-15-14 <waustad> That is one of the worst pictures I've seen of a player. Is he really that morose?

Reminds me of some photographs I've seen of Alekhine.

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  perfidious: <dark horse> Quite true; the look on Areschenko's face fairly screams 'I've got to play this bugger <again>?! What did I ever do to deserve such a fate?'
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  Penguincw: Happy 28th birthday to GM Alexander Areshchenko.
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  Penguincw: Great performance by Alexander Areshchenko at the Porticcio Open, as he scored 7.5/9 (+7,-1,=1) against 2327 opposition. One of his 7 wins were against Bacrot (2695).
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  PhilFeeley: White must have lost on time on this one. He had a relentless attack for over 20 moves, but black defended tenaciously. Nevertheless, the computer eval after move 58 was over +20. I was unable to determine if white lost on time or what, as the clock on the live site I was watching ( was wonky after move 40:

Alexander Areshchenko - Nils Grandelius, 22nd Abu Dhabi Masters, round 8, Aug. 30, 2105

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O. Be7 6 d3. d6 7 c3. O-O 8. Re1 b5 9. Bc2 d5 10. Nbd2 d4 11. h3 Nd7 12. Nf1 Nc5 13. Ng3 a5 14. cxd4 exd4 15. Bf4 Nb4 16. Be5 Nc6 17. Bf4 Nb4 18. Bb1 Ne6 19. Bc1 c5 20. a3 Nc6 21. Ba2 Ba6 22. Bd5 Rc8 23. Nf5 Bf6 24. Bd2 Ne7 25. Nxe7+ Bxe7 26. Ne5 Qd6 27. f4 Bf6 28. Ng4 Bh4 29. Nh6+ Kh8 30. Nf5 Qd8 31. Rf1 Bf6 32. Qf3 Qd7 33. e5 Bd8 34. Nd6 Rb8 35. f5 Nc7 36. Bc6 Qe7 37. Rae1 f6 38. Bf4 Rb6 39. g4 fxe5 40. Bxe5 Qh4 41. Bg3 Qf6 42. h4 h6 43. Re2 Bb7 44. Bxb7 Rxd6 45. Be5 Qe7 46. g5 Rb6 47. Bxd4 Qd6 48. Be5 Qd7 49. Rg2 Ne8 50. Be4 Bc7 51. Bxc7 Qxc7 52. f6 gxf6 53. Qh5 f5 54. Rxf5 Qe7 55. Rxf8+ Qxf8. 56 Rf2 Qe7 57. Rf7 Ng7 58. Qf3 0 - 1

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  PhilFeeley: I just checked and they list it as 1-0. Chessdom has 0-1. I'm inclined to believe chess-results as the game I watched was completely winning for white. Why chessdom has 0-1 is a mystery.
Aug-30-15  fisayo123: I watched it live too. It was a very exciting game. Grandelius got crushed. I'm also inclined to believe chess-results has it right.
Sep-17-15  JonDSouzaEva: I hate it when your grandelius gets crushed.
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  sonia91: He won the strong 20th OIBM in Bad Wiesse, Germany:
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  sonia91: He announced he leaves professional chess:
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