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Alexey Sarana
Number of games in database: 352
Years covered: 2012 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2586 (2567 rapid, 2532 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2588

Overall record: +86 -47 =121 (57.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 98 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (31) 
    D02 A45 E10 A40 A46
 Queen's Gambit Declined (29) 
    D39 D37 D38 D30
 King's Indian (18) 
    E92 E60 E63 E71 E66
 Sicilian (14) 
    B32 B33 B48 B90 B94
 Grunfeld (11) 
    D80 D85 D78 D83 D74
 Semi-Slav (10) 
    D43 D44 D45
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (61) 
    B90 B94 B51 B92 B23
 Sicilian Najdorf (37) 
    B90 B94 B92 B91 B95
 Queen's Pawn Game (23) 
    A45 D02 E10 A46 E00
 Queen's Gambit Declined (17) 
    D39 D38 D35 D30
 Grunfeld (14) 
    D85 D92 D90 D91 D78
 English (9) 
    A15 A13
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Sarana vs S Drazic, 2019 1-0
   K Alekseenko vs A Sarana, 2018 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Russian Championship Higher League (2018)
   Russian Championship Higher League (2019)
   Chigorin Memorial (2017)
   Russian Team Championship (Premier) (2019)
   17th Aeroflot Open (Group A) (2019)
   PRO League Group Stage (2019)
   Russian Team Championship (Major League) (2017)
   World Junior Championship (2017)
   European Individual Chess Championship (2018)
   Chigorin Memorial (2012)
   European Individual Chess Championship (2017)
   European Championship (2019)
   European Individual Championship (2015)
   Moscow Open A (2016)
   Pro Chess League (2018)

   🏆 Grand Swiss IoM
   A Sarana vs A Korobov (Oct-16-19) 1/2-1/2
   Harikrishna vs A Sarana (Oct-14-19) 1/2-1/2
   A Sarana vs V Artemiev (Oct-13-19) 1/2-1/2
   Yu Yangyi vs A Sarana (Oct-13-19) 1/2-1/2
   A Sarana vs Carlsen (Oct-11-19) 1/2-1/2

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(born Jan-26-2000, 19 years old) Russia

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International Master (2015); Grandmaster (2017).

He scored 7.5/8 for his Russian team's 4th board at the 2014 World youth team chess Olympiad, returning in 2016 to score 6/8 for their same seat on the Russia WYCO team(3) and 6.5/9 at the 2015 WYCO(4) on 2nd board.

Further reading: (1) (finished with a team silver), (2) , (3) (finished with a team silver), (4) (finished with a team bronze).

Wikipedia article: Alexey Sarana

Last updated: 2018-05-15 11:07:01

 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 352  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Kasparov vs A Sarana  1-0442012Junior simulD80 Grunfeld
2. A Smirnov vs A Sarana  ½-½562012Corporation Centre Cup AD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
3. A Sarana vs A Kopylov  0-1462012Corporation Centre Cup AB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
4. V Dyakov vs A Sarana  0-1382012Chigorin MemorialB59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3
5. A Sarana vs I Duzhakov  0-1602012Chigorin MemorialC18 French, Winawer
6. I Kosov vs A Sarana  0-1352012Chigorin MemorialD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
7. A Sarana vs M Al Sayed  0-1332012Chigorin MemorialB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
8. A Sarana vs P Martynov  0-1412012Chigorin MemorialE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
9. B Radkov vs A Sarana  0-1312012Chigorin MemorialD05 Queen's Pawn Game
10. A Sarana vs E Mirzoeva  1-0912012Chigorin MemorialB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
11. A Sarana vs E Timofeeva  1-0792012Chigorin MemorialA55 Old Indian, Main line
12. K Alekseenko vs A Sarana  1-0542012Chigorin MemorialB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
13. A Zhigalko vs A Sarana  ½-½952014Bronstein MemorialD85 Grunfeld
14. A Sarana vs V Artemiev 0-1662014Russian Team ChampionshipD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
15. K Alekseenko vs A Sarana  ½-½402014Russian Team ChampionshipC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
16. E Najer vs A Sarana  1-0502014Russian Team ChampionshipC78 Ruy Lopez
17. A Sarana vs A Sergeyev  1-0582014Russian Team ChampionshipD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
18. A Sarana vs A Gavrilov  1-0622014Riga Technical University OpenC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
19. D G Fridman vs A Sarana  1-0332014Riga Technical University OpenD85 Grunfeld
20. A Sarana vs S Zhigalko 1-0682015European Individual ChampionshipD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. D Svetushkin vs A Sarana  ½-½642015European Individual ChampionshipB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
22. A Sarana vs A Riazantsev  ½-½762015European Individual ChampionshipD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. M Parligras vs A Sarana  1-0312015European Individual ChampionshipD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
24. A Sarana vs Kiril D Georgiev 1-0792015European Individual ChampionshipE17 Queen's Indian
25. D Jojua vs A Sarana  ½-½242015European Individual ChampionshipD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 352  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-19-14  Galion: Congratulations for first GM norm :)
Feb-21-14  siggemannen: This guy seems to be on the rise
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  Penguincw: Congrats to Sarana for his upset: A Sarana vs S Zhigalko, 2015.
Feb-02-16  BIDMONFA: Alexey Sarana

SARANA, Alexey

Mar-04-16  Shams: Would Sarana not normally be the female version of this surname, and Saran the male?
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  sonia91: He became a GM thanks to his performance at the European Individual Chess Championship (2017), where he gained 24,2 rating points. His live rating is now over 2500. He already had the norms:
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  sonia91: Now officially a GM, see FIDE card.
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  Check It Out: Congrats to Alexey for winning the 2018 Russian Higher League!
Aug-10-18  fisayo123: He also won the Eurasian Open with a round to spare.

Here he talks about his triumph in the Russian Higher League:

I wish him luck in the Russian Championships!

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  Penguincw: GM Alexey Sarana won the Russian Higher League tournament, scoring 6.5/9, tied for first with Grigoriy Oparin.

Oct-10-18  belkinsupprt: Such a nice games
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  ketchuplover: Drawn goes Naka!
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  ketchuplover: Down goes Yu!
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  wordfunph: <He scored 7.5/8 for his Russian team's 4th board at the 2014 World youth team chess Olympiad>


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  sonia91: He finished =1st in the Russian Higher League (2019), 2nd on tiebreak, and qualified for the Russian Championship Superfinal for the second year in a row.

This year Sarana gained 14.5 rating points in the tournament and broke into the top 100 in the live ratings.

Oct-11-19  diagonal: Many thanks, <sonia91>, hope you will come back soon, your profound contributions to Chessgames are missed.

Congratulations Alexey Sarana on an exciting game today with the Champ, Magnus Carlsen: A Sarana vs Carlsen, 2019

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  cro777: "In Round two of the FIDE Grand Swiss the young Russian talent Alexey Sarana tested the reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen. Pushing a pleasant position out of a prepared Sicilian line, Sarana secured a draw from a position of strength against the tournament's top-seed. His opening preparation provided a late opening novelty in the Sicilian that reduced the position to a rook and minor piece endgame." (

Sarana-Carlsen. Position after 24.g3

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Sarana’s preparation ended here. The players blitzed out their first 22 moves.

Sarana was born in Moscow. Since 2018 he has been studying at the Ural State Mining University in Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation.

At the Russian Team Championship Premier League 2019 in Sochi he played for the chess club Sima-Land Oblast Sverdlovsk. His team, headed by Anatoly Karpov, won the bronze medal.

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