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Vladimir Malakhov
V Malakhov 
Number of games in database: 1,413
Years covered: 1992 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2689 (2648 rapid, 2630 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2732

Overall record: +461 -135 =487 (65.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 330 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (194) 
    B30 B40 B54 B53 B91
 English (76) 
    A15 A13 A10 A14 A16
 Reti System (56) 
    A04 A06 A05
 Slav (45) 
    D12 D11 D10 D14 D15
 French Defense (32) 
    C05 C07 C03 C04 C01
 French Tarrasch (30) 
    C05 C07 C03 C04
With the Black pieces:
 Slav (161) 
    D15 D10 D11 D12 D13
 Sicilian (155) 
    B32 B27 B30 B22 B56
 Ruy Lopez (61) 
    C67 C65 C92
 Queen's Gambit Declined (48) 
    D30 D31 D37
 Queen's Pawn Game (48) 
    A40 A50 D02 D00 E10
 Robatsch (34) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   V Malakhov vs Areshchenko, 2005 1-0
   Svidler vs V Malakhov, 2009 0-1
   D Bubalovic vs V Malakhov, 1996 0-1
   V Malakhov vs Movsesian, 2012 1-0
   Eljanov vs V Malakhov, 2009 0-1
   E Shaposhnikov vs V Malakhov, 2007 0-1
   V Malakhov vs F Vallejo Pons, 2005 1-0
   V Malakhov vs Bacrot, 2002 1-0
   A Minasian vs V Malakhov, 2006 0-1
   V Malakhov vs V Milov, 2006 1-0

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

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   XXIV European Club Cup (2008)
   10th European Individual Championship (2009)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   World Cup (2009)
   Politiken Cup (2007)
   13th European Individual Championship (2012)
   Aeroflot Open (2005)
   Politiken Cup (2009)
   Russian Club Cup (2006)
   Ordix Open (2009)
   Aeroflot Open (2006)
   Chinese Chess League (2016)
   FIDE World Cup (2005)
   Politiken Cup (2012)
   Chinese Chess League (2017)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   1992 WYCC (open) U-12 by gauer
   D15 Slav: Chameleon [Black] by chess.master
   A43 by dionisio54
   1996 WYCC (open) U-18 by gauer
   1994 WYCC (open) U-14 by gauer
   1993 WYCC (open) U-14 by gauer
   Match So! by amadeus
   World Cup 2009 by GM Wesley So by LaFreak III

   🏆 Russian Team Championship
   V Malakhov vs M Matlakov (May-10-18) 1/2-1/2
   V Malakhov vs P Palachev (May-09-18) 1-0
   V Malakhov vs A Timofeev (May-08-18) 1-0
   S Lobanov vs V Malakhov (May-07-18) 1-0
   V Malakhov vs Andrey Drygalov (May-05-18) 1-0

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(born Nov-27-1980, 37 years old) Russia
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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:

 page 1 of 57; games 1-25 of 1,413  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Malakhov vs A M Berescu  1-0521992Wch U12A45 Queen's Pawn Game
2. D Mitev vs V Malakhov  0-1271992Wch U12B01 Scandinavian
3. V Malakhov vs M Ab Rahman  1-0291992Wch U12A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
4. V Malakhov vs B K Asanov  1-01021992Wch U12B07 Pirc
5. F Felecan vs V Malakhov 1-0241992Wch U12A20 English
6. V Malakhov vs T Soponyai  1-0311992Wch U12A00 Uncommon Opening
7. S Halkias vs V Malakhov  0-1401992Wch U12A70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
8. G Bakhtadze vs V Malakhov  0-1421992Wch U12B32 Sicilian
9. V Malakhov vs A Gershon  ½-½541992Wch U12B83 Sicilian
10. V Malakhov vs M Labollita  1-0371992Wch U12A48 King's Indian
11. V Malakhov vs P Simacek  1-0641993Wch U14B01 Scandinavian
12. G Bakhtadze vs V Malakhov  0-1561993Wch U14A07 King's Indian Attack
13. A Gershon vs V Malakhov  0-1511993Wch U14B06 Robatsch
14. V Malakhov vs R Bates  ½-½481993Wch U14B54 Sicilian
15. V Malakhov vs N Praznik  1-0191993Wch U14C01 French, Exchange
16. E van den Doel vs V Malakhov  0-1591993Wch U14A40 Queen's Pawn Game
17. Leitao vs V Malakhov  0-1401993Wch U14A50 Queen's Pawn Game
18. R Svicevic vs V Malakhov  0-1421993Wch U14B06 Robatsch
19. V Malakhov vs Geller  ½-½241994St PetersburgC46 Three Knights
20. L Totsky vs V Malakhov  0-1541994St Petersburg opB20 Sicilian
21. A Salazar vs V Malakhov  0-1351994Groningen opA07 King's Indian Attack
22. V Malakhov vs Landa  1-0511994Groningen opB40 Sicilian
23. E Andreev vs V Malakhov  1-0381994Wch U14B01 Scandinavian
24. V Malakhov vs A E Vaulin  0-1421994St Petersburg opB54 Sicilian
25. Sutovsky vs V Malakhov  ½-½831994GroningenB06 Robatsch
 page 1 of 57; games 1-25 of 1,413  PGN Download
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Dec-03-09  Don Cossacks: Congratulations Vladimir!I know you can do it against GM So.I prayed for your victory,from your countryman.Slava Rossiya!!!
Dec-03-09  LaFreak III: Congrats GM Vladimir Malakhov!
*first for being a scientist/physicist-i also want to become a physicist but i will pursue engineering first. *second for being one of the world class chess player, Your my bet now for this tourney.
Dec-03-09  ssevael: Congratulations GM Malakhov! You played well and I wish you luck for the next rounds.

From GM Wesley So fan.

Dec-03-09  TugasKamagong: Well done, Vladimir Nailyevich. You played very well and not only won deservedly, you also gave Wesley So some valuable lessons.

If I'm not mistaken, you're the lowest-rated of the 8 players who remain. However, the World Cup has not been always won by the highest-rated players. In previous editions, Khalifman and Kasimdzhanov both came from behind to win.

Your next round is your most difficult as you face probably the most redoubtable opponent among the players still in contention. I wish you the best of luck against Peter Veniaminovich.

Dec-03-09  ragdecsap: vladimir, you are a gentleman. I will root for you now after you vanquished our Wesley So. I believe you will win the Cup, this time.
Dec-03-09  pinoymaster77: Thanks for the lessons for our national treasure Wesley So,it will make him better.

All the best in WCC 2009!

Dec-03-09  Billy Vaughan: Malakhov beat Svidler in a terrific game. Svidler vs V Malakhov, 2009

31. ... dxe1N+!

Also his queen's knight and rook didn't move all game long.

Dec-03-09  arkansaw: time to give the man a picture!

Dec-04-09  TugasKamagong: And now a draw in the 2nd game. That knocks Svidler out. Malakhov moves on to the semi-finals, where he'll face Gashimov.
Dec-04-09  TugasKamagong: I spoke too soon. Not Gashimov. More correctly, the winner of Gashimov-Ponomariov after they play the tiebreaker games tomorrow.
Dec-04-09  returnoftheking: Very sportive/friendly So fans here after Malakhov won!! Kudos to you all:)
Dec-04-09  jerry crus: wow !! great game , congrats GM Malakhov,,

from GM So Fans

Dec-04-09  mielyglory: Wow, GM Malakhov is the man! Congrats GM Vlad!
Dec-04-09  mielyglory: Anyway, are you really a physicist?
Dec-04-09  khulakeg: go malakhov!!! i support you now after defeating our hero wesley so! i was amazed you are both a scientist and a world class player!
Dec-06-09  returnoftheking: It would be even more surprising if he was a world class player and a janitor, for example..
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  wordfunph: congrats for winning over Wesley So and Peter Svidler! Pono is next..
Dec-08-09  schroedingers cat: <It would be even more surprising if he was a world class player and a janitor, for example..>

Lol, or a janitor in the US which used to be a physicist in the time of former Soviet Union.

Dec-08-09  returnoftheking: That then, again, would be much less surprising, not?
Dec-08-09  returnoftheking: My my, googled your username and it looks like Malakhov is not the only scientist. Have you ever met <User: Catfriend; ? :)
Dec-09-09  schroedingers cat: <returnoftheking>
I would like to be introduced.
Dec-09-09  returnoftheking: User: Catfriend
Dec-10-09  khulakeg: Using my chess programs, malakhov has been playing with greater superiority than the loud-mouthed ponomariov- sorry bout that! its a personal opinion. I felt bad he lost in the tiebreaks. I'll be expecting malakhov in more tournaments to come! You deserved to become popular and your solid play is what I believe in.
Dec-20-09  LaFreak III: he just wipe out Gashimov and Chucky..where is the game
Dec-20-09  LaFreak III:
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