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Alexander Areshchenko
Number of games in database: 714
Years covered: 2000 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2661 (2633 rapid, 2670 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2720
Overall record: +289 -106 =300 (63.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      19 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (155) 
    B43 B32 B92 B90 B30
 Ruy Lopez (50) 
    C65 C78 C77 C67 C91
 French Defense (45) 
    C18 C11 C02 C12 C10
 Sicilian Najdorf (26) 
    B92 B90 B91
 Sicilian Taimanov (22) 
    B47 B46 B45 B48
 Caro-Kann (22) 
    B12 B11 B19 B18 B10
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (162) 
    B90 B22 B92 B52 B97
 Sicilian Najdorf (96) 
    B90 B92 B97 B96 B93
 Grunfeld (81) 
    D85 D86 D80 D71 D73
 King's Indian (33) 
    E94 E92 E60 E61 E88
 English (30) 
    A15 A16
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    A45 A41 E00
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Areshchenko vs Savon, 2001 1-0
   Areshchenko vs F Corrales Jimenez, 2009 1-0
   Areshchenko vs A Volokitin, 2004 1-0
   Lahno vs Areshchenko, 2003 0-1
   Adams vs Areshchenko, 2010 0-1
   Areshchenko vs B Savchenko, 2014 1-0
   Kaidanov vs Areshchenko, 2013 0-1
   Rublevsky vs Areshchenko, 2009 0-1
   Areshchenko vs Jakovenko, 2009 1-0
   Areshchenko vs Efimenko, 2005 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Chigorin Memorial (2012)
   Ukrainian Championships (2005)
   Chigorin Memorial (2013)
   Zurich Chess Club 200th Anniversary (2009)
   Cappelle La Grande (2003)
   5th Gibraltar Chess Festival (2007)
   Bundesliga 2010/11 (2010)
   European Club Cup (2011)
   Gibraltar Masters (2005)
   European Individual Championships (2013)
   European Individual Championships (2014)
   10th European Individual Championship (2009)
   European Individual Championship (2008)
   European Individual Championships (2007)
   Bundesliga 2013/14 (2013)

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(born Jun-15-1986, 29 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.

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Wikipedia article: Alexander Areshchenko

 page 1 of 29; games 1-25 of 714  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Areshchenko vs E Gasanov  0-157 2000 Kharkov Caissa opC18 French, Winawer
2. Areshchenko vs A Zhygan  1-060 2000 Ukrainian Team chB83 Sicilian
3. S Tugaj vs Areshchenko  0-163 2000 Kharkov Caissa opB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
4. Areshchenko vs L Havlicek  1-058 2000 t-EuCh U18B87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
5. Areshchenko vs M Simantsev  1-045 2000 Kharkov Caissa opB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
6. Areshchenko vs I Mutschnik  ½-½42 2000 Ukrainian Team chB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
7. Areshchenko vs I Nester  1-048 2000 Kharkov Caissa opB01 Scandinavian
8. M Shinkarchuk vs Areshchenko  0-159 2000 Ukrainian Team chC02 French, Advance
9. O Budnikov vs Areshchenko  1-057 2000 Kharkov Caissa opE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
10. T Melamed vs Areshchenko  0-158 2000 Ukrainian Team chB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
11. Areshchenko vs V Shalimov  ½-½56 2000 Kharkov Caissa opB32 Sicilian
12. Y Zinchenko vs Areshchenko 0-152 2000 UKR-ch U14B40 Sicilian
13. L Aslanian vs Areshchenko  0-136 2000 Ukrainian Team chB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
14. A Zubarev vs Areshchenko  ½-½58 2000 Kharkov Caissa opB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
15. F G Sebe Vodislav vs Areshchenko  1-053 2000 t-EuCh U18B23 Sicilian, Closed
16. D Shilin vs Areshchenko  0-139 2000 Ukrainian Team chB50 Sicilian
17. E Kobylkin vs Areshchenko 0-118 2000 Kharkov Caissa opE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
18. Areshchenko vs M Yarmysty  1-028 2000 UKR-ch U14B32 Sicilian
19. Areshchenko vs A Shneider  0-141 2000 Ukrainian Team chB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
20. Areshchenko vs A Surjadnji  ½-½69 2000 Kharkov Caissa opB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
21. Areshchenko vs G Pataki  1-050 2000 t-EuCh U18B57 Sicilian
22. Areshchenko vs A Maly  0-142 2000 Ukrainian Team chB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
23. A Korobov vs Areshchenko  1-028 2001 2nd Governor's CupD88 Grunfeld, Spassky Variation, Main line,,
24. A Volokitin vs Areshchenko 1-034 2001 ch-UKRB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
25. M Lednicky vs Areshchenko  0-178 2001 TCh-Europe Boys U18B22 Sicilian, Alapin
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  tamar: Areshchenko is currently Ukraine's #9 in FIDE ratings, although he has been on a tear lately.

His first round game in the finals against Efimenko, #6 brings him within one game of the title.

[Event "74th Ukranian Chess Championship "]
[Site "Rivne"]
[Date "2005.09.01"]
[Round "5.1"]
[White "Areshchenko, Alexander"]
[Black "Efimenko, Zahar"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C18"]
[WhiteElo "2625"]
[BlackElo "2643"]
[PlyCount "93"]
[EventDate "2005.08.24"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 Ne7 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 c5 7. Qg4 O-O 8. Bd3 Nbc6 9. Qh5 Ng6 10. Nf3 Qc7 11. Be3 c4 12. Bxg6 fxg6 13. Qg4 Qf7 14. Ng5 Qe8 15. h4 h6 16. Nh3 b5 17. Qe2 Bd7 18. g4 a5 19. h5 gxh5 20. g5 hxg5 21. Nxg5 g6 22. Qf1 Ra7 23. Qg2 Rf5 24. Nf3 Qf7 25. Nh4 Kh7 26. Ke2 Be8 27. Rh3 Qf8 28. Rg3 Rg7 29. Nxf5 Qxf5 30. Kd2 Ne7 31. Bg5 Qf7 32. Bf6 Rg8 33. Bxe7 Qxe7 34. Rf3 Rf8 35. Kc1 Kh6 36. Kb2 g5 37. Rxf8 Qxf8 38. f4 g4 39. f5 Qxf5 40. Rf1 Qe4 41. Qd2+ Kh7 42. Rf4 Qh1 43. Rf8 Bg6 44. Qg5 Qe4 45. Qe7+ Kh6 46. Rh8+ Bh7 47. Qf8+ 1-0

Sep-01-05  iron maiden: Efimenko's won every one of his white games so far, so it's definitely too early for Areshchenko to relax.
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  tamar: The report on the the championship is up
Jan-06-06  BIDMONFA: Alexander Areshchenko


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  wordfunph: i read somewhere that he is called "The Monster"..
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  waustad: That is one of the worst pictures I've seen of a player. Is he really that morose?
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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 -

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  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.

Jun-15-13  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?
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  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...
Premium Chessgames Member <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.
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