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Alexander Chernin
Number of games in database: 670
Years covered: 1979 to 2009
Last FIDE rating: 2614
Highest rating achieved in database: 2620

Overall record: +148 -87 =387 (54.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 48 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Indian (43) 
    E15 E12 E17 E19
 English (36) 
    A10 A13 A14 A15 A17
 King's Indian (31) 
    E71 E97 E81 E94 E70
 Queen's Pawn Game (29) 
    E00 E10 D02 A46 A45
 English, 1 c4 e5 (29) 
    A28 A20 A29 A21 A26
 Grunfeld (25) 
    D85 D97 D94 D86
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (57) 
    C07 C11 C10 C02 C05
 Pirc (44) 
    B07 B09 B08
 Slav (44) 
    D12 D10 D19 D17 D11
 Semi-Slav (41) 
    D45 D47 D49 D44 D43
 Queen's Indian (26) 
    E15 E12 E16 E14
 French Tarrasch (19) 
    C07 C05 C03 C06
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Chernin vs Drasko, 1988 1-0
   A Chernin vs Van der Wiel, 1997 1-0
   A Chernin vs A Utnasunov, 2000 1-0
   Azmaiparashvili vs A Chernin, 1990 0-1
   B Jacobsen vs A Chernin, 2009 0-1
   A Chernin vs I Stohl, 1992 1-0
   I Sokolov vs A Chernin, 1991 0-1
   A Chernin vs C Horvath, 1999 1-0
   A Chernin vs Miles, 1985 1-0
   A Chernin vs Kupreichik, 1987 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   European Club Cup (2009)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Montpellier Candidates 1985 by Benzol
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1986 by suenteus po 147
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1991 by suenteus po 147
   Intel Rapid Chess Grand Prix 1995 - Paris by amadeus

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(born Mar-06-1960, 57 years old) Ukraine (federation/nationality Hungary)

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Alexander Mikhailovich Chernin was born in Kharkiv*. Awarded the IM title in 1984 and the GM title in 1985, he became a Candidate at Montpellier in 1985 by defeating Viktor Gavrikov (3 1/2 - 2 1/2) but failed to progress any further. He was also European Junior Champion in 1979-80 and USSR Champion in 1985 [rusbase-1] with Gavrikov and Mikhail Gurevich. In tournaments he was 1st= at Irkutsk 1983, 1st at Copenhagen 1984 and 2nd= at Reggio Emilia 1986-87. He is also a FIDE Senior Trainer.

*Wikipedia article: Kharkiv

Wikipedia article: Alexander Chernin

 page 1 of 27; games 1-25 of 670  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Barbero vs A Chernin  0-141 1979 Ch World (juniors) (under 20)A06 Reti Opening
2. A Chernin vs Petursson 1-093 1979 Ch World juniors undA14 English
3. A Chernin vs Plaskett 1-029 1979 EU-ch U20 7980A10 English
4. A Chernin vs Vasiukov  0-137 1980 URS-ch48 sf DnepropetrovskA10 English
5. P Scheeren vs A Chernin  0-149 1980 AmsterdamA89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
6. Azmaiparashvili vs A Chernin 1-029 1980 URSA28 English
7. A Chernin vs Kholmov  1-059 1980 URS-ch48 sf DnepropetrovskE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
8. A Vitolinsh vs A Chernin  1-039 1980 URS-ch48 sfC02 French, Advance
9. A Chernin vs A Haik  1-060 1980 IBM-CA10 English
10. Filip vs A Chernin  ½-½41 1981 BangaloreB07 Pirc
11. A Chernin vs H Ree  1-042 1981 BangaloreE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
12. A Chernin vs E Handoko  0-141 1981 BangaloreA28 English
13. A Chernin vs E Torre  ½-½27 1981 It (cat.7)D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
14. Gulko vs A Chernin  ½-½19 1981 Volgodonsk URS sfE12 Queen's Indian
15. A Chernin vs Vasiukov  ½-½27 1981 URS-ch FL49A37 English, Symmetrical
16. Yermolinsky vs A Chernin ½-½19 1981 Ch URS (1 liga)A25 English
17. A Chernin vs Azmaiparashvili  ½-½26 1981 15 Volgodonsk URS sfD94 Grunfeld
18. G Timoshchenko vs A Chernin  1-037 1981 URS-ch FL49A81 Dutch
19. E Vladimirov vs A Chernin  ½-½26 1981 URS-ch FL49D43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
20. Yermolinsky vs A Chernin  ½-½19 1982 TournamentD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
21. S Smagin vs A Chernin  0-140 1982 URS-ch sfA80 Dutch
22. Azmaiparashvili vs A Chernin  ½-½30 1983 Ch young masters URSD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
23. A Chernin vs A Kveinys  1-011 1983 Mikenas CupA21 English
24. Gavrikov vs A Chernin  ½-½32 1983 URS-ch U26C19 French, Winawer, Advance
25. E Vladimirov vs A Chernin  ½-½25 1983 URS-ch sfE16 Queen's Indian
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  Benzol: Alexander Mikhailovich Chernin
Born 6th February 1960
An IM in 1980 and a GM in 1985.
He was European junior champion in 1979-80 and USSR Champion in 1985.
Oct-19-05  lopium: Already stopped to play.
Feb-19-06  BIDMONFA: Alexander Chernin

CHERNIN, Alexander M.

Feb-19-06  WTHarvey: Here are some puzzles from Alexander's games:
Aug-24-06  clampolo: I love the pirc and noone plays it better than Chernin. His book, Pirc Alert, is my favorite book on any opening. Hopefully he writes more.
Mar-06-07  Atking: <clampolo: I love the pirc and noone plays it better than Chernin. His book, Pirc Alert, is my favorite book on any opening. Hopefully he writes more.> A very clever way to explain an opening. I like this book too. <lopium: Already stopped to play.> He still play semi rapid tournament as Corsica with good results. As chess trainer he is really wonderfull.
Jul-26-08  bravado1: I always thought he's Hungarian. Takes one to know one.
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  wordfunph: 1990 U.S. Championship in Jacksonville: GM Alexander Chernin came to Jacksonville to give a well-paid but very poorly attended simul. Somehow, his six or seven opponents stressed him so much that he decided to sit out the U.S. Open.

happy birthday GM Chernin!

Mar-06-13  JPi: Good points Atkin!
Aug-06-14  Refused: Was he the one coaching both Caruana and Giri?
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  docbenway: Caruana praised him highly in his quick chat with Daniel King while at the Tromso Olympics. These interviews are great, especially Melanie Ohme, what a doll!
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Alexander Chernin.
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  eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to GM Chernin!
Mar-06-16  Zaiyetz: A bit unlucky about the number of games in the database...
Mar-06-16  gars: Happy Birthday, Grandmaster Chernin!

And let's not forget that March 9 is Bobby Fischer's Day!

Feb-19-17  thegoodanarchist: < clampolo: I love the pirc and noone plays it better than Chernin. His book, Pirc Alert, is my favorite book on any opening.>

That is an awesome opening book! Unfortunately the Pirc opening itself has fallen out of favor.

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