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V Malakhov 
 
Vladimir Malakhov
Number of games in database: 1,148
Years covered: 1992 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2698 (2715 rapid, 2705 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2732
Overall record: +418 -123 =413 (65.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      194 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (169) 
    B30 B40 B54 B50 B42
 English (64) 
    A15 A13 A14 A10 A16
 Slav (46) 
    D12 D11 D15 D10 D14
 French Defense (29) 
    C05 C07 C03 C08 C00
 Reti System (28) 
    A04 A05 A06
 French Tarrasch (25) 
    C05 C07 C03 C08 C06
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (173) 
    B27 B35 B36 B22 B32
 Slav (119) 
    D15 D10 D12 D11 D14
 Sicilian Dragon (49) 
    B35 B36 B74 B38 B70
 Queen's Gambit Declined (48) 
    D30 D31 D37
 Ruy Lopez (42) 
    C67 C65 C92
 Queen's Pawn Game (31) 
    A50 A40 D02 D00 E10
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   V Malakhov vs Areshchenko, 2005 1-0
   Svidler vs V Malakhov, 2009 0-1
   Eljanov vs V Malakhov, 2009 0-1
   D Bubalovic vs V Malakhov, 1996 0-1
   V Malakhov vs P H Nielsen, 2003 1-0
   V Malakhov vs W So, 2009 1-0
   Jobava vs V Malakhov, 2012 0-1
   E Shaposhnikov vs V Malakhov, 2007 0-1
   V Malakhov vs E Shaposhnikov, 2001 1-0
   H S Gretarsson vs V Malakhov, 2011 0-1

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

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Euro Club Cup (2008)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   World Cup (2009)
   Black Sea Countries Final (2012)
   Politiken Cup (2007)
   Russian Club Cup (2006)
   Politiken Cup (2009)
   10th European Individual Championship (2009)
   Aeroflot Open (2005)
   Ordix Open (2009)
   13th European Individual Championship (2012)
   Aeroflot Open (2006)
   FIDE World Cup (2005)
   Politiken Cup (2012)
   European Individual Championships (2007)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   D15 Slav: Chameleon [Black] by chess.master
   A43 by dionisio54
   Match So! by amadeus
   World Cup 2009 by GM Wesley So by LaFreak III
   maestro37's favorite games 2 by maestro37
   Stonewall by Mislav

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VLADIMIR MALAKHOV
(born Nov-27-1980, 33 years old) Russia
PRONUNCIATION:
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Grandmaster Vladimir Malakhov first made a name for himself by winning the World Under-14 Championship in 1993. Since then he has steadily improved his Elo rating, reaching the coveted 2700 mark once in April of 2004 and again since April of 2009. He is also a part-time nuclear physicist.

He has had many successes in the European and World Championships. He placed second in both the EU-ch 4th (2003) and 10th European Individual Championship (2009). In the FIDE World Championships of 2000 and 2004, he reached the second round. He was more successful in the next FIDE cycle: his eleventh place at the FIDE World Cup (2005) earned him a berth in the 2006 Candidates when top rating seeds Garry Kasparov and Vladimir Kramnik declined to enter. He was eliminated from the cycle after he lost his first Candidates' match to Alexander Grischuk. In the World Cup (2009) Malakhov reached the semi-finals after eliminating Pavel Eljanov, Wesley So, and Peter Svidler before being defeated by Ruslan Ponomariov in the rapid tiebreaks. The latter result qualified him for participation in the World Cup (2011); there he lost in the first round to Argentine GM Ruben Felgaer after drawing the classical games and losing the 25 minute rapid game tiebreaker 1.5-0.5. He placed equal 1st in the GM Vladimir Petrov memorial A rapid tournament held in Latvia in February 2013. He came =2nd (3rd on tiebreak) at the 13th European Individual Championship (2012), scoring 8/11 and qualifying for the World Cup (2013). He defeated Canadian champion player, GM Eric Hansen, in the first round and French GM Laurent Fressinet in the second round but was eliminated when he lost to Italian-American GM Fabiano Caruana in the third round. In October 2013, he played boards 3 to 5 (based at 5) for his team Malachite, helping it to win silver in the European Club Cup (2013).

Fascinating interview in 2010 with Malakhov: http://www.chessintranslation.com/2...


 page 1 of 46; games 1-25 of 1,148  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. D Mitev vs V Malakhov  0-127 1992 Wch U12B01 Scandinavian
2. V Malakhov vs A M Berescu  1-052 1992 Wch U12A45 Queen's Pawn Game
3. V Malakhov vs B Asanov  1-0102 1992 Wch U12B07 Pirc
4. V Malakhov vs M Ab Rahman  1-029 1992 Wch U12A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
5. V Malakhov vs T Soponyai  1-031 1992 Wch U12B06 Robatsch
6. F Felecan vs V Malakhov 1-024 1992 Wch U12A20 English
7. G Bakhtadze vs V Malakhov  0-142 1992 Wch U12B32 Sicilian
8. S Halkias vs V Malakhov  0-140 1992 Wch U12A61 Benoni
9. V Malakhov vs M Labollita  1-037 1992 Wch U12A48 King's Indian
10. V Malakhov vs A Gershon  ½-½54 1992 Wch U12B83 Sicilian
11. E van den Doel vs V Malakhov  0-159 1993 Wch U14B27 Sicilian
12. V Malakhov vs N Praznik  1-019 1993 Wch U14C01 French, Exchange
13. Leitao vs V Malakhov  0-140 1993 Wch U14A50 Queen's Pawn Game
14. R Svicevic vs V Malakhov  0-142 1993 Wch U14B27 Sicilian
15. G Bakhtadze vs V Malakhov  0-156 1993 Wch U14A04 Reti Opening
16. V Malakhov vs P Simacek  1-064 1993 Wch U14B01 Scandinavian
17. V Malakhov vs R Bates  ½-½48 1993 Wch U14B54 Sicilian
18. A Gershon vs V Malakhov  0-151 1993 Wch U14B27 Sicilian
19. V Malakhov vs A Lukin  0-167 1994 St Petersburg opB40 Sicilian
20. V Malakhov vs K Landa  1-051 1994 Groningen opB40 Sicilian
21. R Fontaine vs V Malakhov  0-135 1994 Wch U14B27 Sicilian
22. G Kuzmin vs V Malakhov 0-145 1994 Moscow rapidB27 Sicilian
23. A Salazar vs V Malakhov  0-135 1994 Groningen opB24 Sicilian, Closed
24. V Malakhov vs D Solak  1-032 1994 Wch U14B40 Sicilian
25. S Shipov vs V Malakhov  1-057 1994 Groningen opA43 Old Benoni
 page 1 of 46; games 1-25 of 1,148  PGN Download
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Apr-11-10  blueofnoon: Russian players seldom get invitations from super tournaments. Therefore, they have to play in open tournaments, team tournaments and "2nd tier" closed tournaments to make a living. (ok, I know Malakhov is not professional)

This raises their stats of course, but whether they are happy with it I am not sure.

Apr-11-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  SamAtoms1980: Malakhov went 3-1, drawing four, in the Russian Team Championships (2010), including 3˝ points in the last 4 rounds. Way to go Malakhov!
May-05-10  Don Cossacks: Some pictures:
http://www.poloniachess.pl/amplico2...

http://www.poloniachess.pl/amplico2...

http://www.poloniachess.pl/amplico2...

http://www.poloniachess.pl/amplico2...

Jul-24-10  sleepkid: Somehow I don't think his current FIDE rating is 2107. Chessgames might want to fix that.
Aug-15-10  Cercatore: Current FIDE rating: 2107
Highest rating achieved in database: 2732

Error, or he lost 600 elo points?

Sep-05-10  polarmis: Apart from the slight error in the current FIDE rating :) it's also not true to say that Malakhov's main line of work is as a physicist. He's a professional chess player, though perhaps a slightly eccentric one! I just translated this very interesting recent interview:

http://www.chessintranslation.com/2...

Nov-27-10  Birthday Boy: Happy Birthday!! Vladimir Malakhov!!!
Dec-29-10  HolyKnight: Yea my hobby is nuclear physicist to.
Feb-18-11  kevins55555: OMG This is the highest decrease of FIDE Rating in the world lol! He decreased 600 points! PNBRQKunclearonly move
Feb-18-11  Keith Dow: Yes, and the biggest bounce back!

4120787 Malakhov, Vladimir
Federation Russia
FIDE title Grand Master
Rating: 2714
B-Year 1980

Individual Calculations
March 2011 None
January 2011 Available
November 2010 Available
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Feb-26-11  rapidcitychess: What's up with this guy's rating? 2700 to 2100 seems weird.
Mar-15-11  hedgeh0g: <Part-time> nuclear physicist?
Jun-30-11  nisarg1: No, he's a part-time chess player according to non-chess sources: he's got a Ph.D. and is said to play chess for hobby.
Jun-30-11  Troller: Unless he has begun working as a phycisist again he should be considered a professional chess player, at least according to his own words at the last World Cup.
Jun-30-11  polarmis: <nisarg1>, see the interview above. "Non-chess sources" can't really be more reliable than his own words.
Sep-21-11  Catfriend: <My my, googled your username and it looks like Malakhov is not the only scientist. Have you ever met <User: Catfriend; ? :)>

Catfriend? :) I'm not a physicist! I'm a mathematician!

Nov-27-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  talisman: happy birthday and good luck in the next world cup!
Mar-28-12  Penguincw: Malakhov is now in a three-way tie for first at the 13th European Individual Championship (2012) with 6.5/8.

Tomorrow, he faces co-leader Vladimir Akopian with black.

Mar-28-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  twinlark: It's good to see this very interesting player regain his form after a 2 year slump.
Mar-31-12  Penguincw: Malakhov finished with a bronze after tie breaks, with 8/11.
Sep-12-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  waustad: He had a nice win today against Jobava in the Black Sea Countries Final. For the moment you can find info here: http://www.chessbg.com/live
Nov-27-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: Happy Birthday!
Apr-09-13  paavoh: A good quote by <polarmis> on that interview, worth repeating here... and perhaps on other player forums too ;-)

"What rating, in your opinion, guarantees that a player will be able to make a living from chess?

<Only above 2700. I’d particularly warn young chess players with a rating of 2550-2600 from becoming professionals, because they’ll face certain problems. Firstly, because chess isn’t as rich a sport as e.g. football, and secondly, because at that level there’s a huge amount of competition. For that group of players the reply to the question of whether they should continue to devote all their time and energy to chess should be “no”. If there’s a chance of achieving success in other spheres of life, then they absolutely should take it. And even child prodigies should bear that in mind.>"

Nov-27-13  Penguincw: Happy 33rd birthday to Russian GM Vladimir Malakhov.
Apr-07-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Domdaniel: Vladi Malakhov, part-time nuclear physicist and 2700+ GM, may well be the smartest person in the world...
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