|Jul-14-08|| ||BIDMONFA: Alexander Ipatov|
|Apr-24-10|| ||sulotas: This guy is one of the commentators in the chessbomb.com website for Anand-Topalov match and in the first game today I couldn't stand his comments as he is so much biased in favor of Topalov and he mentioned how Topalov's preparation was so deep in every second during the game (even before Anand's blunder before the knight sacrifice). And I find it very odd that his rating was more than 2500 once upon a time but now it is only 2056.|
|Apr-25-10|| ||Wrong: <solutas> his 2056 rating must be a lie|
|Apr-25-10|| ||Wrong: on his fide profile ,he was born in 1993,how come had a game in 1993 weird... maybe he learned to play chess when he was 1 year old.|
|Apr-25-10|| ||sulotas: <Wrong> Either this is the wrong Ipatov entry that I am commenting under, or that 1993 game is wrong (maybe a different Ipatov's game). There is thirteen years gap between that game and the one in 2006 as chessgames.com shows. I guess there is something wrong with the info here; I can't imagine an IM (Yes! That biased guy is an IM!) with a FIDE rating 2056.|
|Jul-23-10|| ||PhilFeeley: There's definitely an error in his rating here. He's currently playing in Andorra (http://www.escacsandorra.com/) and he's listed with a rating of 2507. He's tied with many others for 2nd with a performance rating of 2530.|
|Jun-10-11|| ||wordfunph: Ipatov commented the So-Giri game in chessbomb yesterday but i was not aware he's a GM..|
|Jul-16-12|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday GM Ipatov!|
|Jul-16-12|| ||waustad: He celebrated his B'day with a draw against Judit Polgar!|
|Aug-09-12|| ||technical draw: He's leading in the world junior ahead of favorite Ling Diren.|
|Aug-15-12|| ||joeyj: Alexander Ipatov is World Junior Chess Champion
Aug 15, 2012
Alexander Ipatov won the World Junior Chess Championship in Athens, Greece. Ipatov collected 10,0/13 to claim first place.
Second place is for GM Rapport who scored the same points, but has worse tiebreak.
|Aug-15-12|| ||joeyj: Congratulations GM Alexander Ipatov ... 2012 World Junior Chess Champion !!!|
|Aug-15-12|| ||joeyj: GM Alexander Ipatov
August 2012 FIDE Rating: 2577
FIDE rtg (WJCC-2012): 24.4
Live Rating : 2601.4 (assuming he doesn't have pending rating from other tournaments not yet reported for Sep 2012 FIDE rating).
|Aug-15-12|| ||wordfunph: congrats GM Alexander Ipatov --- 2012 World Junior Chess Champion!|
|Aug-16-12|| ||whiteshark: The new World Junior Champion is 19 years old. He received his chess education in Ukraine, where he took up chess at age four under the guidance of his father. |
In 2003 Ipatov was the runner-up at the U10 Ukrainian Championship, and he was again 2nd in 2007 at the U14 Championship. A year later the 14-year-old Alexander had another two silver medals – in the Ukrainian U16 and U20 Championships!
In 2009 he moved with his family to Spain, where he rapidly became the country’s strongest youngster and played under its flag. In February 2012 Alexander Ipatov moved again to represent Turkey.
|Aug-17-12|| ||HeMateMe: A product of Ukrainian chess, he has won the world junior championship, while representing Turkey. Nothing wrong with that, I guess. I assume that Turkey has given him some nice financial compensation to be their top guy, probably board No. 1 in Olympiad play, down the road?|
|Jan-01-13|| ||whiteshark: "From 10 to 27 of January 2013 I will be participating in the Tata Steel B-group. It wil take place in Wijk aan Zee (The Netherlands) and will be played under the Round-Robin system of 13 rounds. I belong to the second part of participants by rating,but I will fight! "|
Tough competition. Good Luck, Alex!
|Jun-24-13|| ||whiteshark: <How to conquer fear> |
"What is the most dangerous thing you have done as a chess grandmaster? Taking the b2-pawn in a Najdorf? Well, here's a young fellow who is willing to go further. Alexander Ipatov, 19, Junior World Champion, took a bungy leap from the Macau Tower, plunging from the tower's outer rim, 233 meters above the ground. It is all caught in a stomach-churning video. ..."
|Jul-04-13|| ||Eti fan: The profile of the world junior champion Ipatov at Chess Arena https://arena.chessdom.com/profile/...|
|Nov-30-13|| ||parisattack: Definitely a player to watch! His games have a streak of originality to them. Seems to be toying with hypermodern ideas also of late.|
|Jul-16-14|| ||RookFile: This guy needs to play Alexander Ivanov. :)|
|Jul-16-14|| ||Penguincw: Happy 21st birthday to GM Alexander Ipatov.|
|Jul-20-16|| ||WTHarvey: Here are 19 critical positions from the #1 Turkish player's games: http://wtharvey.com/ipat.html What's the winning move?|
|Aug-17-17|| ||diagonal: When your meal (your family) depends on your next move:|
Insightful interview with Grandmaster Alexander Ipatov (World Junior Chess Champion from 2012, and then a typical GM with a stable Elo rating above 2600 but below the notorious 2700 benchmark), on why he has stopped his *professional* chess career:
https://de.chessbase.com/post/alexa... (in german language)
Original in russian: http://chess-news.ru/node/23523
Ipatov is currently studying at the Saint Louis University.