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Igor Khenkin
Number of games in database: 729
Years covered: 1986 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2554 (2513 rapid, 2621 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2670

Overall record: +243 -89 =363 (61.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 34 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Slav (46) 
    D10 D11 D14 D17 D15
 Queen's Indian (46) 
    E12 E15 E17 E16 E14
 Queen's Gambit Declined (45) 
    D37 D30 D38 D35 D39
 King's Indian (40) 
    E81 E92 E84 E90 E71
 Grunfeld (32) 
    D85 D94 D84 D80 D87
 Queen's Pawn Game (27) 
    A40 D02 E10 E00 A46
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (110) 
    B12 B18 B19 B10 B13
 Semi-Slav (35) 
    D45 D43 D47 D44
 Queen's Gambit Declined (31) 
    D38 D30 D39 D37 D31
 Sicilian (29) 
    B40 B45 B30 B52 B50
 Nimzo Indian (18) 
    E56 E54 E46 E34 E30
 Slav (16) 
    D11 D10 D14 D12 D16
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Khenkin vs T Jugelt, 2011 1-0
   V Tukmakov vs Khenkin, 1992 0-1
   K Asrian vs Khenkin, 2001 1/2-1/2
   Khenkin vs Shirov, 1988 1/2-1/2
   Khenkin vs C Rossi, 1998 1-0
   Khenkin vs Vaisser, 1999 1-0
   S Fedorchuk vs Khenkin, 2001 0-1
   A Pijpers vs Khenkin, 2012 0-1
   Khenkin vs Kasimdzhanov, 2001 1/2-1/2
   Khenkin vs Stefansson, 2005 1/2-1/2

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2001)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   82nd German Chess Championship (2011)
   Hastings 2013/14 (2013)
   Reggio Emilia (2007)
   German Championship (2006)
   Arctic Chess Challenge (2009)
   Hastings 2015/16 (2015)
   Bundesliga 2008/09 (2008)
   Amsterdam Chess Tournament (2005)
   3rd Aeroflot Festival (2004)
   Bratto Festival (2007)
   Bad Wiessee (2003)
   Politiken Cup (2007)
   Olympiad (2008)
   10th European Individual Championship (2009)
   13th European Individual Championship (2012)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2008 Capablanca memorial by gauer

   🏆 World Rapid Championship
   J van Foreest vs Khenkin (Dec-28-17) 1-0, rapid
   B Socko vs Khenkin (Dec-28-17) 1-0, rapid
   Ivanchuk vs Khenkin (Dec-28-17) 1-0, rapid
   Khenkin vs V Minko (Dec-28-17) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   Khenkin vs B Al-Hajiri (Dec-28-17) 1-0, rapid

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(born Mar-21-1968, 49 years old) Russia (federation/nationality Germany)

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GM Khenkin was born in Vladimir, Russia. He learned the rules of chess at the age of 3 or 4 from his father. He became an IM at the age of 15 and a GM in 1992. In 1999, Igor Khenkin obtained German citizenship. He won the International Open in Andorra in 2004 and 2006, was runner up behind Niclas Huschenbeth in the German Championship in 2010, German champion in 2011 and runner up to Daniel Fridman in the 2012 German Championship.

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 page 1 of 30; games 1-25 of 729  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Bagirov vs Khenkin  ½-½561986SevastopolD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. Dreev vs Khenkin  ½-½321986SevastopolD85 Grunfeld
3. Dreev vs Khenkin  1-0311987RigaB50 Sicilian
4. M Brodsky vs Khenkin 0-1331987Riga opB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
5. Gelfand vs Khenkin  1-0321987RigaD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
6. Khenkin vs Dreev 1-0281987activeD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. Khenkin vs Vyzmanavin  1-0371988Ch URS (select)E12 Queen's Indian
8. R Shcherbakov vs Khenkin  0-1381988BorzhomiA14 English
9. Khenkin vs Smirin  0-1581988Borzhomi U20E17 Queen's Indian
10. Khenkin vs Shirov  ½-½491988BorzhomiE92 King's Indian
11. Khenkin vs Dreev  ½-½191988Protvino (Russia)A84 Dutch
12. Khenkin vs Dreev  ½-½671988Ch URS (juniors)D43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
13. Khenkin vs Chekhov  ½-½481988Moscow-BA40 Queen's Pawn Game
14. Khenkin vs M Krasenkow 1-0261988Club tt ch URS 1/D85 Grunfeld
15. Khalifman vs Khenkin  1-0441989LeningradD85 Grunfeld
16. Khenkin vs Kramnik ½-½171989Sochi (Russia)D39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
17. Khenkin vs Yurtaev  1-0391989Podolsk (Russia)E92 King's Indian
18. Khenkin vs Taimanov  ½-½131989LeningradE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
19. Khenkin vs Y Kruppa  1-0451989Podolsk GMA-qualD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
20. Khenkin vs Glek  0-1351990URSA81 Dutch
21. Khenkin vs Vasiukov  1-0701990VoskresenskA81 Dutch
22. Khenkin vs Uhlmann  1-0421990LinzE92 King's Indian
23. Khenkin vs Kholmov  1-0441990VoskresenskE20 Nimzo-Indian
24. G Orlov vs Khenkin  1-0331990Minsk (Belarus)B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
25. Khenkin vs Shabalov  1-0481990MinskD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
 page 1 of 30; games 1-25 of 729  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-23-05  lopium: May be an interesting player.
Mar-21-06  BIDMONFA: Igor Khenkin


Jul-16-06  rustamrocks: Igor Khenkin wins the Andorra Open tournament by scoring 7/9 points and beating Oscar De La Riva Aguado in the last round. Congratulations to him!
Feb-02-08  jtd200: Is there any other active player with more specialization in the Caro?
May-22-08  Rubion: A delightful picture of Igor Khenkin:

May-22-08  MichAdams: If a girdle's good enough for Capablanca...
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  whiteshark: Igor Khenkin @ Dresden 2008:
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  whiteshark: Happy Birthday, GM Khenkin!
Jun-14-09  Crocomule: Victor's son?
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  BoardLord: GM Igor Khenkin will participate in Arctic Chess Challenge 2009 in Tromsų, Norway. It starts today and in connection with this I have written a profile of him that you can read at my blog Sjakkfantomet. It's in English:

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  Tabanus: He ended 2nd today in the German championship, behind surprise winner IM Niklas Huschenbeth:


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  alexmagnus: The starter of the current controversy around the composition of the German national team.
Jun-04-11  Eastfrisian: Igor is German Champion 2011. Congratulations.
Aug-16-11  Elrathia Kingi: Top rated player at the Vienna Chess Open this year. Had a nice win last night:
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: Happy Birthday, GM Khenkin!
Nov-06-12  vinidivici: We know Khenkin from his deep analysis in the Queen vs Rook endgames. His contribution to that particular endgame is irrefutable.
Jul-23-13  waustad: He's playing in Dortmund this year. It looks like the only German born player there will be Georg Meier though there are 4 German nationals.
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