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Alexander Riazantsev
A Riazantsev 
Photo courtesy of chessdom.com.  
Number of games in database: 1,033
Years covered: 1995 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2651 (2719 rapid, 2691 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2720

Overall record: +195 -104 =387 (56.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 347 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Slav (68) 
    D10 D15 D12 D11 D18
 Queen's Gambit Declined (66) 
    D37 D38 D31 D30 D39
 Queen's Indian (53) 
    E12 E15 E17
 King's Indian (52) 
    E71 E60 E73 E80 E81
 Semi-Slav (47) 
    D45 D43 D47 D44 D48
 Grunfeld (41) 
    D85 D90 D93 D82 D92
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (131) 
    B12 B18 B10 B13 B11
 French Defense (59) 
    C11 C16 C07 C04 C14
 Nimzo Indian (44) 
    E54 E32 E21 E46 E53
 English (40) 
    A13 A18 A17 A14 A16
 Queen's Pawn Game (34) 
    A46 D02 A45 A40 E00
 Queen's Indian (30) 
    E15 E12 E17 E16 E14
Repertoire Explorer

NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Riazantsev vs D Bocharov, 2016 1-0
   A Riazantsev vs Ni Hua, 2010 1-0
   Jakovenko vs A Riazantsev, 2016 0-1
   A Riazantsev vs Navara, 2015 1-0
   S Sjugirov vs A Riazantsev, 2009 0-1
   Nisipeanu vs A Riazantsev, 2012 1/2-1/2
   P Maletin vs A Riazantsev, 2014 0-1
   Yifan Hou vs A Riazantsev, 2007 0-1
   L Draskovic vs A Riazantsev, 2015 0-1
   M Aguettaz vs A Riazantsev, 2011 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Russian Team Championships (2010)
   61st Russian Championship Higher League (2008)
   European Club Cup (2011)
   62nd Russian Championship Higher League (2009)
   Moscow Open (2008)
   French Team Championships (2011)
   Cappelle la Grande (2006)
   French Team Championship (2012)
   57th Russian Championship Qualifier (2004)
   67th Russian Championship Higher League (2014)
   13th European Individual Championship (2012)
   6th European Individual Championship (2005)
   European Individual Championships (2014)
   European Individual Championship (2015)
   European Individual Championships (2010)

RECENT GAMES:
   🏆 FIDE Grand Prix Mallorca
   Jakovenko vs A Riazantsev (Nov-18-17) 1/2-1/2
   A Riazantsev vs Ding Liren (Nov-17-17) 1/2-1/2
   Radjabov vs A Riazantsev (Nov-16-17) 1/2-1/2
   A Riazantsev vs N R Visakh (Oct-01-17) 1/2-1/2
   S L Narayanan vs A Riazantsev (Sep-30-17) 1-0

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ALEXANDER RIAZANTSEV
(born Sep-12-1985, 32 years old) Russia
PRONUNCIATION:
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Grandmaster. Came 2nd in the 2008 Moscow Open. Riazantsev qualified for the World Cup (2011) by coming 21st (on tiebreak) in the 12th European Individual Championship (2011) he scored 7.5/11. In the first round he defeated Canadian GM Mark Bluvshtein, but lost in the 25 minutes rapid-game tiebreaker of the second round to compatriot GM Ian Nepomniachtchi. His strong result (7.5/11) at the 13th European Individual Championship (2012) qualified him for the World Cup (2013), but in an upset, he lost in the first round to Argentine GM Ruben Felgaer and was eliminated from the tournament. Placed outright 2nd in the powerful 67th Moscow Blitz Championship (2013) with 13.5/19, a point behind the outright winner Sergey Karjakin. Won team silver playing board 6 for Malachite in the European Club Cup (2013). Riazantsev was the clear winner of the Russian Superfinals (2016) with 7/11, ahead of Alexander Grischuk, Evgeny Tomashevsky, and Peter Svidler.

Riazantsev was one of the world's top Juniors (U20) and peaked as a Junior in January 2004 when he was ranked #14 in the world. In July 2006, he became one of the top 100 ranked players in the world when his rating reached 2622, and has remained a top 100 player for most of the time since. His peak rating to date was 2720 in July 2012 when he was ranked #27 in the world, which is his peak ranking to date.

Riazantsev is one of Grischuk's seconds and has a PhD in Biology. He was also coach of the women's team Yugra.

Photo: http://www.bidmonfa.com/riazantsev_...

Wikipedia article: Alexander Riazantsev

Last updated: 2016-11-07 21:04:23

 page 1 of 42; games 1-25 of 1,033  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Riazantsev vs Navara  1-0471995EU-ch U10D51 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. Grischuk vs A Riazantsev  1-0591995Moscow op2C04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
3. A Riazantsev vs V Popov  1-0741996Petrov MemorialA81 Dutch
4. G Timoshenko vs A Riazantsev  ½-½171996Yalta opC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
5. A Galliamova vs A Riazantsev  1-0401996St PetersburgE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
6. A Riazantsev vs V Belov  0-1631996Volgograd opE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
7. A Riazantsev vs Balashov  0-1391996St.Petersburg PetrovE20 Nimzo-Indian
8. A Yegiazarian vs A Riazantsev  1-0391996RUS-Cup2A45 Queen's Pawn Game
9. G Sargissian vs A Riazantsev 0-1561997Kasparov CupC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
10. A Kapustin vs A Riazantsev  0-1501997Petrosjan mem U18A48 King's Indian
11. A Riazantsev vs Akobian  0-1331997Kasparov CupA07 King's Indian Attack
12. A Riazantsev vs Navara  1-0431997Wch U12D85 Grunfeld
13. A Riazantsev vs V Osnos  ½-½361997RUS-Cup01 Chigorin memE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
14. M Brodsky vs A Riazantsev  ½-½391998RUS-CupC03 French, Tarrasch
15. A Riazantsev vs A Nesterov  1-0291999Ch Moscow, Moscow (Russia)D47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
16. A Riazantsev vs A Zontakh  0-1631999Budapest First Saturday GM04, HUND29 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
17. A Riazantsev vs B Sambuev  ½-½501999Ch Moscow, Moscow (Russia)E12 Queen's Indian
18. A Riazantsev vs M Roeder  ½-½131999Budapest First Saturday GM04, HUNE12 Queen's Indian
19. L Seres vs A Riazantsev  ½-½171999Budapest First Saturday GM04, HUNA84 Dutch
20. Csom vs A Riazantsev  1-0391999Budapest First Saturday GM04, HUNA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
21. Cherniaev vs A Riazantsev  1-0531999Ch Moscow, Moscow (Russia)C15 French, Winawer
22. A Nguyen vs A Riazantsev  1-0421999Budapest First Saturday GM04, HUNC18 French, Winawer
23. A Riazantsev vs M Hoffmann  0-1401999Budapest First Saturday GM04, HUNE12 Queen's Indian
24. A Riazantsev vs D Hausrath  ½-½351999Budapest First Saturday GM04, HUNE81 King's Indian, Samisch
25. A Riazantsev vs V Kachar  1-0571999Ch Moscow, Moscow (Russia)D91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Nov-11-05  lopium: And what is the birthdate of such a man?
Nov-11-05  Eastfrisian: <lopium>: 12.09.1985.
Nov-11-05  lopium: Thanksxz Eastfrisian !
Aug-17-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  tamar: Interesting interview with Riazantsev this month at http://www.chesscafe.com/misha/mish...

Riazantsev was a enormously talented junior who chose to pursue his education rather than focus just on chess.

A contemporary of Navara, he had two early victories over him in under 10 and under 12 competitions.

Sep-10-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gypsy: <tamar> Thx for posting the interview; an intelligent young man.
Sep-12-06  BIDMONFA: Alexander Riazantsev

RIAZANTSEV, Alexander
http://www.bidmonfa.com/riazantsev_...
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Feb-05-08  Karpova: GM Riazantsev was Karpov's trainer during GorenjeTournament (2007)
Sep-07-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Knight13: Currently in the lead 62nd Russian Championship Higher League (2009) with 4/4.

Impressive.

Sep-12-09  Open Defence: <Riazantsev was a enormously talented junior who chose to pursue his education rather than focus just on chess.

> and now he has returned to chess full time ?

Dec-24-09  waustad: He is not doing well at all in the Russian Superfinal this year.
Apr-12-10  Jason Frost: Had a monster tournament at the Russian Team Championships finishing second out of all participants by performance rating.
Jul-31-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?...

Winner of Biel Masters 17-30 July 2010:
http://www.bielchessfestival.ch/en/..., congratulations!

Jul-31-10  Don Cossacks: Congratulations Alexander!
Jul-23-11  qqdos: Congratulations Alexander again! This time for winning the Chess Infomator award for Most Important Theoretical Novelty in Volume 109/341, votes confirmed in Volume 110, for the move 12.Nf5!N in his 2010 game at Poikovsky against Karjakin (E15). He was a bit unlucky to lose the game, having set the scene, with a powerful major-piece assault, for a brilliant shot, 33.Bf8!!
Oct-07-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  PhilFeeley: < Tabanus: http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?...

Winner of Biel Masters 17-30 July 2010:
http://www.bielchessfestival.ch/en/..., >

Winner? He wasn't even entered. Great feat!

Mar-14-13  IndigoViolet: Grischuk's second in London. Never heard of the cat before.
Mar-14-13  dx9293: <IndigoViolet>

Riazantsev was an ENORMOUS talent who was regarded as having World Champion potential in his very young days, but he decided to go to school instead of going full-out in chess.

It is fitting that he is coaching Grischuk actually, as he has a similar profile, but Grischuk became a professional.

Mar-15-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Natalia Pogonina: Interesting facts: while Alexander doesn't play that often, he is nonetheless rated 2700+. Riazantsev is not only Grischuk's second, but a coach of our women's team. Also, he has a PhD in Biology.
Sep-12-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Happy Birthday Riazantsev.
Dec-31-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  alfamikewhiskey: 18 Dec 2015 was a very productive day ELO-blitz-wise for Riazantsev: +79,6 (now #22 on the live rating in this discipline)
Oct-24-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  iking: round 8 leader .. keep on Alex.
Oct-27-16  Troller: Seems to be winning the Russian Championship now.
Nov-01-16  sonia91: He won the Russian Superfinals (2016) and no kibitzing? No update of his bio?!
Nov-01-16  Open Defence: that may be why he looks so sad in that pic
Dec-17-16  sonia91: The reigning Russian champion just won the European Individual Rapid Championship 2016 in Tallinn, Estonia: http://www.chess-results.com/tnr245...
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