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Igor Khenkin
Number of games in database: 702
Years covered: 1986 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2564 (2593 rapid, 2621 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2670

Overall record: +237 -88 =358 (60.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 19 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Slav (46) 
    D10 D11 D17 D14 D15
 Queen's Gambit Declined (44) 
    D37 D30 D38 D35 D39
 Queen's Indian (44) 
    E12 E15 E17 E16 E14
 King's Indian (40) 
    E81 E92 E84 E90 E94
 Grunfeld (31) 
    D85 D94 D84 D82 D80
 Queen's Pawn Game (28) 
    A40 E10 D02 E00 A41
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (102) 
    B12 B18 B19 B10 B13
 Semi-Slav (35) 
    D45 D43 D47 D44
 Queen's Gambit Declined (30) 
    D38 D30 D39 D37 D31
 Sicilian (29) 
    B40 B45 B30 B52 B84
 Nimzo Indian (18) 
    E56 E34 E54 E46 E37
 Slav (15) 
    D11 D14 D10 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 C Rossi, 1998 1-0
   S Fedorchuk vs Khenkin, 2001 0-1
   Khenkin vs Vaisser, 1999 1-0
   Khenkin vs Shirov, 1988 1/2-1/2
   Kasimdzhanov vs Khenkin, 2001 1/2-1/2
   Khenkin vs Bologan, 2007 1/2-1/2
   Khenkin vs Romanishin, 2001 1-0

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

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

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

   Khenkin vs R van Kampen (Jan-29-17) 1/2-1/2
   U Weber vs Khenkin (Nov-06-16) 1/2-1/2
   Khenkin vs L Stark (Nov-05-16) 1/2-1/2
   M S Thejkumar vs Khenkin (Nov-04-16) 1/2-1/2
   Khenkin vs R Buhmann (Nov-03-16) 1/2-1/2

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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 29; games 1-25 of 702  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Bagirov vs Khenkin  ½-½56 1986 SevastopolD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. Dreev vs Khenkin  ½-½32 1986 SevastopolD85 Grunfeld
3. M Brodsky vs Khenkin 0-133 1987 Riga opB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
4. Gelfand vs Khenkin  1-032 1987 RigaD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
5. Khenkin vs Dreev 1-028 1987 activeD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
6. Dreev vs Khenkin  1-031 1987 RigaB50 Sicilian
7. R Shcherbakov vs Khenkin  0-138 1988 BorzhomiA14 English
8. Khenkin vs Smirin  0-158 1988 Borzhomi U20E17 Queen's Indian
9. Khenkin vs Shirov  ½-½49 1988 BorzhomiE92 King's Indian
10. Khenkin vs Dreev  ½-½19 1988 Protvino (Russia)A84 Dutch
11. Khenkin vs Dreev  ½-½67 1988 Ch URS (juniors)D43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
12. Khenkin vs Chekhov  ½-½48 1988 Moscow-BA40 Queen's Pawn Game
13. Khenkin vs M Krasenkow 1-026 1988 Club tt ch URS 1/D85 Grunfeld
14. Khenkin vs Vyzmanavin  1-037 1988 Ch URS (select)E12 Queen's Indian
15. Khenkin vs Kramnik ½-½17 1989 Sochi (Russia)D39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
16. Khenkin vs Yurtaev  1-039 1989 Podolsk (Russia)E92 King's Indian
17. Khenkin vs Taimanov  ½-½13 1989 LeningradE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
18. Khenkin vs Y Kruppa  1-045 1989 Podolsk GMA-qualD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
19. Khalifman vs Khenkin  1-044 1989 LeningradD85 Grunfeld
20. Khenkin vs Uhlmann  1-042 1990 LinzE92 King's Indian
21. Khenkin vs Kholmov  1-044 1990 VoskresenskE20 Nimzo-Indian
22. G Orlov vs Khenkin  1-033 1990 Minsk (Belarus)B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
23. Khenkin vs Shabalov  1-048 1990 MinskD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
24. Khenkin vs Vasiukov  1-070 1990 VoskresenskA81 Dutch
25. Khenkin vs Glek  0-135 1990 URSA81 Dutch
 page 1 of 29; games 1-25 of 702  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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