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Dreev 
 
Alexey Dreev
Number of games in database: 2,228
Years covered: 1982 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2654 (2700 rapid, 2749 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2711
Overall record: +638 -248 =928 (60.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      414 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Queen's Indian (134) 
    E12 E17 E15 E13 E14
 Queen's Gambit Declined (132) 
    D37 D38 D31 D30 D35
 Slav (122) 
    D11 D12 D10 D15 D17
 King's Indian (120) 
    E81 E76 E94 E83 E61
 Nimzo Indian (113) 
    E32 E34 E39 E33 E38
 Grunfeld (102) 
    D85 D80 D92 D82 D94
With the Black pieces:
 Semi-Slav (269) 
    D43 D45 D47 D44 D46
 Caro-Kann (228) 
    B12 B18 B10 B19 B14
 Slav (134) 
    D12 D10 D11 D13 D15
 French Defense (132) 
    C11 C03 C07 C02 C01
 Sicilian (94) 
    B61 B30 B67 B56 B66
 French Tarrasch (53) 
    C03 C07 C05
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Gelfand vs Dreev, 1993 0-1
   Dreev vs Shirov, 1996 1-0
   I Sokolov vs Dreev, 2001 0-1
   Dreev vs L Dominguez, 2005 1-0
   Anand vs Dreev, 1991 1/2-1/2
   Dreev vs E Gleizerov, 1992 1-0
   Dreev vs Kamsky, 1987 1-0
   Dreev vs Yudasin, 1990 1/2-1/2
   Dreev vs I Galic, 2008 1-0
   Dreev vs Rozentalis, 1988 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2001)
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Casino de Barcelona (2008)
   European Club Cup (2010)
   European Individual Championships (2013)
   Aeroflot Open (2008)
   Baku Open (2013)
   Zurich Chess Club 200th Anniversary (2009)
   European Club Cup (2007)
   Baku Open (2011)
   FIDE World Cup (2005)
   Politiken Cup (2012)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2014)
   Moscow Open (2007)
   Russian Team Championships (2011)
   World Cup (2013)
   Politiken Cup (2009)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Alexey Dreev: My One Hundred Best Games by Resignation Trap
   USSR Championship 1989 by suenteus po 147
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1996 by suenteus po 147
   Biel 1995 by suenteus po 147
   Biel 2002 by suenteus po 147
   Intel Rapid Chess Grand Prix 1995 - London by amadeus

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ALEXEY DREEV
(born Jan-30-1969, 45 years old) Russia
PRONUNCIATION:
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Alexey Sergeevich Dreev learned chess at the age of six and was World Under-16 Champion in 1983 and 1984. He captured the USSR Junior Championship in 1986 and achieved the grandmaster title in 1990. Since then, he has maintained a consistent top-50 position on the FIDE world ranking list. In 1995 he was clear first at both the Wijk aan Zee and the Biel tournaments. He reached the quarterfinals of the FIDE World Championship in 1997, and the Round of 16 in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2004). He also reached the Round of 16 in the FIDE World Cup (2005). His ELO first touched 2700 in October 2003 when he won the Vesterhavsturneringen (Northern Tournament) GM, and again in late 2004 after he finished third in the Russian Championships 2004 (2004). He came =1st with 8/11 (9th on tiebreak) in the European Individual Championships (2013), qualifying for the World Cup (2013), where he defeated Belarussian GM Sergei Azarov in the first round and Chinese #1 GM Wang Hao in the second round. He lost to compatriot GM Dmitry Andreikin in the third round. In September he placed =2nd in the Baku Open (2013) and in October he won the 2013 Indonesian Open ahead of Alexander Moiseenko and Nigel Short with 8.5/11 (including a win on forfeit against Moiseenko).

Wikipedia article: Alexey Dreev


 page 1 of 90; games 1-25 of 2,228  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. I Zdanovs vs Dreev  0-131 1982 Leningrad (Russia)D13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
2. Piskov vs Dreev  1-052 1982 TournamentD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. J Castillo vs Dreev 0-128 1983 Ch World (juniors)C50 Giuoco Piano
4. B Anetbaev vs Dreev  0-119 1983 ArkalikD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
5. I Naumkin vs Dreev  1-036 1983 ?A81 Dutch
6. Dreev vs Oll 0-143 1983 YaroslavlB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
7. Kalinsky vs Dreev  1-075 1983 ?A80 Dutch
8. Dreev vs Wolff 1-023 1983 Bucaramanga (South America)C42 Petrov Defense
9. P Wells vs Dreev  ½-½23 1984 Ch World (juniors)D15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. C Hansen vs Dreev  ½-½40 1984 Ch World (juniors)C60 Ruy Lopez
11. Oll vs Dreev  0-127 1984 Wch U20A07 King's Indian Attack
12. Dreev vs H Korhonen  1-027 1984 Ch World (juniors)C41 Philidor Defense
13. Dreev vs Khalifman 0-139 1984 USSRC25 Vienna
14. E Rojas vs Dreev  0-170 1984 Champigny sur Marne (France)C41 Philidor Defense
15. Dreev vs Ivanchuk  ½-½52 1984 Champigny sur Marne opA07 King's Indian Attack
16. K Thorsteins vs Dreev 0-151 1984 Kiljava (Finland)D15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. Rozentalis vs Dreev  ½-½48 1985 Lvov (Ukraine)C05 French, Tarrasch
18. Z Sturua vs Dreev  ½-½25 1985 Lvov (Ukraine)D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
19. Dreev vs Kaidanov  1-042 1985 Moscow (Russia)A43 Old Benoni
20. Glek vs Dreev 0-158 1985 Ch URS (young masters)C41 Philidor Defense
21. P Korzubov vs Dreev  ½-½28 1985 Lvov (Ukraine)D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. P Szekely vs Dreev  ½-½14 1985 Moscow (Russia)D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
23. V Yandemirov vs Dreev  ½-½28 1985 URSC05 French, Tarrasch
24. Y Kruppa vs Dreev  ½-½26 1985 Lvov (Ukraine)C05 French, Tarrasch
25. Dreev vs V Neverov  ½-½41 1985 Lvov (Ukraine)A31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
 page 1 of 90; games 1-25 of 2,228  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Aug-07-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  plang: It is titled "My One Hundred Best Games". I saw it advertised on the London Chess Centre (through This Week in Chess-TWIC)which means that it is available in Europe but not the US yet. Bolagan and Karpov also have best games collections out now as well.
Aug-08-07  Troller: <plang: He has just come out with a book of his best games> Interesting, but this does not answer my question.

I remember Dreev, Gelfand and Ivanchuk as the golden boys of USSR of the late 1980's. I only noticed Dreev's rating since he won the rapid tournament in Villarrobledo. At least this suggests that he can still play at a high level, even if it was rapid.

Aug-17-07  Resignation Trap: My copy of Alexey Dreev's "My One Hundred Best Games" arrived August 14. I'll set up a games collection and a review.
Aug-24-07  Resignation Trap: The collection is done, except for 16 games which still need uploading: Game Collection: Alexey Dreev: My One Hundred Best Games .
Aug-24-07  Resignation Trap: <My One Hundred Best Games> by Alexey Dreev .

Published in Sofia, Bulgaria by <Chess Stars>. Translated by GM Evgenij Ermenkov . 300 pages, figurine algebraic notation, April 2007.

The 100 games in this book have been carefully selected and analyzed, with a fair amount of emphasis on the openings. The reader is also treated to a bonus which is rarely seen in a chess book: eight pages of full-color photographs.

The positive aspects of the book end here. The editing was done in a hasty and careless manner. The translation also leaves much to be desired, as many of the notes feature phrases which are translated too literally from the original Russian version. There are also numerous spelling errors and inconsistencies throughout the book.

There are some instances where Russian words were left in the English text. For example, on page 152, in the introductory note on the Balashov-Dreev game, we read: "It coincided with the famous scandal of the year 1998 goda."

There are some places in the book where translation from Russian to English was inappropriate. For example, "the town of Mineral Waters" on page eight, instead of "Mineralnye Vody" (you don't see "Dos Hermanas" translated to "Two Sisters", do you?). At the European Club Cup of 2002, Dreev played for the team "Norilsky Nikel" which was translated to "The Nickel from Norilsk". See: http://www.nornik.ru .

Chess figures sometimes are seen where letters should be used. On page 43, we see "Ruslan"; and on page 129, we see "USSR".

Many players mentioned in this book have their names spelled two, three, or even four different ways! GM Miguel Illescas-Cordoba is given as "Illescas Cordoba" on pages 167-8, "Illeskas" on page 196, and both "Ileskas" and "Illescas" on page 269. The editors also do a butcher job with Krishnan Sasikiran , for on page 157, it appears as "Sasikiran", on page 158 as "Sashikiran", and on page 239 as "Saskirian".

There is an index of openings at the end of the book, but the names of the openings do not appear, only the ECO codes.

Speaking of openings, Dreev plays 1.d4 in the overwhelming majority of his games. With Black he plays primarily the Caro-Kann and French against 1.e4. Against 1.d4, he normally defends with the Semi-Slav.

There are only two Sicilians in this book, one Nimzo-Indian, and only one game starting with 1.e4 e5 (a Ponziani!).

The retail price of this book is $29.95, which seems a bit steep, in my opinion. It is available through http://www.uschess.org .

GM Dreev should revise this book in a few more years, the way Viswanathan Anand did with his games collection, then find a publisher who is more dedicated to accuracy.

Aug-26-07  Resignation Trap: We also need a photo of Dreev.
This one looks pretty good: http://www.chessbase.com/images2/20... .
Sep-05-07  Resignation Trap: Dreev is currently tied for first with 2.5/3 in the High League of the 60th Russian Championship. There are 66 players in this tournament (42 of them are GMs), an 11-round swiss. The other three players at 2.5/3 are Nikita Vitiugov , Farrukh Amonatov and Stanislav Novikov .

The crosstable: http://www.russiachess.org/frames/r... .

Feb-18-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  eternaloptimist: The fact that he got to the quarterfinals of the FIDE world championship 4 times in a row speaks for itself. He is one of the best endgame players in the world, & this is what enabled him to do this. In the chessgames database Dreev has a very respectable record of 2 wins, 3 losses & 1 draw against Kasparov! He was black in both of the games he won!!
Feb-21-08  Troller: Alexei is clawing his way back into the top. Despite his earlier loss to Nepom, he shares the lead in Aeroflot Open.

Rating has increased from low 2606 to 2633 and probably on the rise.

Jan-12-09  Anzer: Great player, Dvoretsky's favorite student apart from Yusupov. Brilliant endgame technique and can play aggressively when needed. Hope he hits 2700 again.
Jan-14-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: Alexey Dreev won the Memorial Paul Keres 2009 (January 9 to 11) with 5.0/7 (+3 -0 =4) ahead of Vasily Yemelin (same number of points and same score but worse Tie-Breaks).

Other participants were Evgeny Sveshnikov, Alexey Lugovoi, Igor Rausis, Aleksandr Volodin, Olav Sepp and Grigory Sharankov.

Report (in spanish): http://www.chessbase.com/espanola/n...

Jun-18-09  rufalo123: Dreev has so much talent on the chessboard. he is truly phenomenal .
May-30-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: 4th today in the 2nd SCS GM tournament (India) 22-30 May 2010:

http://www.chess-results.com/tnr343...

Jul-18-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Placed 3rd in the 3rd Mumbai Mayor's Cup Open (India) 2-10 June 2010:

http://www.chess-results.com/tnr347...

Feb-16-11  paavoh: Dreev won Cento Open by tie-break, reports Chessdom.com
Feb-18-11  Penguincw: <Player of the Day> : <Alexey Dreev> !
Mar-24-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  suenteus po 147: Dreev wins in tiebreaks over Smirin here: Game Collection: Dos Hermanas 2001 The early '00s were good for him.
Apr-14-11  paavoh: Dreev iurrently playing a nice endgame against Movsesian in the Russian Team Championships, round 3 (see chessdom.com live games). I hope CG will soon get these high-level games in their database.
Apr-30-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: Dreev, in the past, was the player with probably the most constant results in the KO tournaments (FIDE WC/Worldcup), with the exception of "eternal" first-round losers:

1997: Quarterfinal (lost to Gelfand)
1999: Last 16 (lost to Adams)
2000: Last 16 (lost to Topalov)
2001: Last 16 (lost to Anand)
2004: Last 16 (lost to Dominguez)
2005: Last 16 (lost to Gelfand)

and the quarterfinal of 1997 was "effectively" of the same value as the round of last 16 in other competitions as the winner had to play Karpov. 2007 and 2009 he didn't participate though.

Apr-30-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: From the bio here:

<He reached the quarterfinals of the FIDE World Championship on four consecutive occasions (1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001). In late 2004 his Elo surpassed the 2700 mark after he finished third in the Russian Championships (2004).>

The first part is wrong, see the post above. The second one is wrong too, he was rated over 2700 for the first time on the October 2003 list, i.e. a year earlier

Aug-22-11  polarmis: Interview with one of the lesser-known chess players (though one who counts himself among the top-100 players of all time):

http://www.whychess.org/en/node/1485

Jan-30-12  Penguincw: Happy Birthday GM Dreev! Hope you get to play some more.
May-27-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: Dreev vs. the Benoni - The Best Move Orders for White by Alexey Dreev

http://www.newinchess.com/Dreev_vs_...

Oct-17-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: Congratulations on winning the 3rd Indonesia Open Chess Championship 2013 (October 9-18, play from October 10-17) at the Grand Sahid Jaya Hotel in Jakarta. Dreev won with 8.5/11 ahead of Moiseenko and Short with 7.5 each (Moiseenko with better tie-breaks, both were followed by 7 other players with 7.5 points) and receives $20,000.

Source: http://www.chessbase.com/Home/TabId...

Feb-04-14  paavoh: Very solid 5.5/7 so far in the Gibraltar Open, with "win with White, draw with Black" strategy. Efficiently nurturing small advantages into the endgame.
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