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Ilya Makoveev
I Makoveev 
Photograph © 2014 Reint Dykema.  
Number of games in database: 62
Years covered: 2013 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2254 (2115 rapid, 2172 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2298
Overall record: +27 -21 =14 (54.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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   🏆 23rd Voronezh Master Open
   I Makoveev vs I Rozum (Jun-12-19) 1-0
   N Steinberg vs I Makoveev (Dec-30-18) 1-0, blitz
   I Makoveev vs Abdullah F Khayat (Dec-30-18) 1-0, blitz
   I Makoveev vs O Vastrukhin (Dec-29-18) 0-1, blitz
   I Makoveev vs A Iljin (Dec-29-18) 1-0, blitz

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(born May-04-2006, 13 years old) Russia

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FIDE Master (2018).

World Chess Champion in the category U-9, European Chess Champion category U-9, Russian Chess Champion in the category of U-11.

Last updated: 2018-03-10 02:45:13

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 62  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Arseny Stepanov vs I Makoveev  0-1752013KislovodskC02 French, Advance
2. I Makoveev vs G Ostrikov  1-0412013TeberdaB02 Alekhine's Defense
3. D Morozov vs I Makoveev 0-1362014NovorossiyskA30 English, Symmetrical
4. A Shemeakin vs I Makoveev  1-0602015GelendghikE00 Queen's Pawn Game
5. I Makoveev vs O Sokolov  ½-½292015GelendghikB22 Sicilian, Alapin
6. I Makoveev vs Viktor Semenov  1-0452015GelendghikA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
7. I Makoveev vs A Demianjuk  ½-½472016Moscow Open AD02 Queen's Pawn Game
8. V Yandemirov vs I Makoveev  1-0582016Moscow Open AA06 Reti Opening
9. I Makoveev vs Andrey Drygalov  ½-½512016Moscow Open AB44 Sicilian
10. M Bryakin vs I Makoveev  ½-½312016Moscow Open AD85 Grunfeld
11. I Makoveev vs Agil Pirverdiyev  0-1452016Moscow Open AB54 Sicilian
12. Sergey Mashkov vs I Makoveev  1-0392016Moscow Open AA07 King's Indian Attack
13. I Makoveev vs Mykolas Liandzbergas  1-0442016World Cadets U12D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
14. Yevgen Zamekhovskiy vs I Makoveev  0-1502016World Cadets U12E00 Queen's Pawn Game
15. I Makoveev vs Yu Dong Michael Deng  1-0492016World Cadets U12B32 Sicilian
16. C Woojin Yoo vs I Makoveev  0-1272016World Cadets U12B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
17. I Makoveev vs Arthur Guo  ½-½242016World Cadets U12B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
18. V Pranav vs I Makoveev  0-1692016World Cadets U12B50 Sicilian
19. I Makoveev vs Jason Wang  1-0422016World Cadets U12B42 Sicilian, Kan
20. Volodar Murzin vs I Makoveev  ½-½182016World Cadets U12A04 Reti Opening
21. I Makoveev vs Sebastian Lukas Kostolansky  1-0602016World Cadets U12C18 French, Winawer
22. Quoc Hy Nguyen vs I Makoveev  ½-½222016World Cadets U12A45 Queen's Pawn Game
23. I Makoveev vs Leon Luke Mendonca  ½-½192016World Cadets U12B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
24. I Makoveev vs O Kobo  0-1322017Chigorin MemorialB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
25. Alisa Surovtseva vs I Makoveev 0-1142017Chigorin MemorialB53 Sicilian
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  offramp: A brilliant player who will one day become World Champion.
May-17-16  zanzibar: No pressure on you kid...
May-17-16  zanzibar: I hope this isn't true (having read it only after posting the above): chessforum (kibitz #25108)

May-17-16  zanzibar: And here:

Oh, my oh my.

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  LucB: <zanzibar> Yes, this is rather disconcerting. I wonder what happened exactly.
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  offramp: It looks like I may have counted my chickens using a silicon-powered slide rule.

One day the links given above may be dead, so I shall quote one relevant sentence from the chessdom link given by Zanzibar.

<Two players have been disqualified for cheating - Ilya Makoveev (Russian Federation) who finished first with 9/11 points and Shubham Shukla (India) who took eighth place with 6.5 points. They will not be allowed to take part in the Final tournament.>

That was dated October 2015.

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May-18-16  zanzibar: It seems to have been an incident in the past which didn't result in long-term penalties, as recent FIDE results show:

A bit curious that this April(?) event shows up as June 2016, especially given as it's currently May (right?):

Oh well, it is FIDE after all.

I tried to find out more details about the incident (I admit to having trouble interpreting the google translation of <chancho>'s post).

But I did find this post in a google cached Reddit page:

<Online cheater allowed to play in FIDE tournaments? (self.chess) submitted 46 minutes ago by GoldNovaPawn1800 FIDE

The FIDE online Arena held their World Blitz Junior Championship last year in October, a young prodigy that is 9 years old with now a 2250 rating played in it, Ilya Makoveev finished 1st with 9/11, but was then later disqualified for cheating, should cheaters caught cheating online in OFFICIAL Fide (online) rated events be treated like normal standard OTB cheaters? in Ilya Makoveev's recent tournament he went +110 and is now 2250 at 9 years old, I'm not trying to witchhunt him or take that away from him, but wouldn't his opponents be suspicious of him?

Again, that was just one example, should players who cheat in Official FIDE Rated online events be treated like normal cheaters? >

So, if I read this right, the incident occurred in online-play, and not classic otb play.


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  sonia91: <zanzibar> Yes, the FIDE <Online> Juniors World Blitz Championship was an <online> tournament.

<A bit curious that this April(?) event shows up as June 2016, especially given as it's currently May (right?):

Oh well, it is FIDE after all. >

Norway Chess (2016) also ended at the end of April, so didn't make it to May list; Final 4 of College Chess - 2015 was held on March 28 and 29, but rated for July (!) 2015 list:

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  Domdaniel: If Makoveev was first acclaimed for his brilliance at the age of 10, and then disqualified for allegedly cheating, then chess itself has reached a new low.

But it must be noted that the supposed cheating took place in an online competition, where the normal OTB rules don't apply. It is much more difficult to sustain the regular chess rules online - and players whose moves inadvertently match leading engines *may* be falsely accused of cheating.

Given the context, the case against Makoveev is not proven -- it is hard to see why such a talented 10-year-old would cheat.

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  Penguincw: Interesting fact (about his player page). If you copy the above link (Ilya Makoveev) into the search box on <cg>'s homepage, it pulls up to this page: Joseph Perl.
Aug-24-16  BIDMONFA: Ilya Makoveev


Oct-30-16  SueursFroides: Congratulation Mr Makoveev for winning the 2016 U10 World championship!
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