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Alexander Sergeyevich Cherniaev
Number of games in database: 393
Years covered: 1992 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2421 (2422 rapid, 2596 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2501

Overall record: +118 -90 =128 (54.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 57 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (54) 
    B22 B30 B20 B40 B21
 French Defense (21) 
    C02 C00 C15 C05 C01
 Queen's Pawn Game (15) 
    D02 A45 D00 A40 E00
 Ruy Lopez (14) 
    C65 C86 C64 C96 C81
 Caro-Kann (9) 
    B12 B10 B14 B13
 Uncommon Opening (7) 
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (60) 
    B33 B30 B25 B22 B70
 King's Indian (14) 
    E94 E62 E64 E90 E67
 Old Indian (14) 
    A53 A54
 Queen's Pawn Game (14) 
    E00 A46 D02 A45 A40
 Reti System (9) 
    A04 A05 A06
 Robatsch (9) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Cherniaev vs S Conquest, 2004 1-0
   R Pasiev vs Cherniaev, 2013 0-1
   Cherniaev vs E Wiersma, 2009 1-0
   Korchnoi vs Cherniaev, 2009 0-1
   K Akbaev vs Cherniaev, 2013 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Big Slick Tournament (2009)
   Howard Staunton Memorial (2009)
   Corus Invitation Tens (2003)
   Hastings 2006/07 (2006)
   Hastings 2003/04 (2003)
   Hastings 2008/09 (2009)
   Hastings 2017/18 (2017)
   Swiss Championship (2005)
   Hastings 2013/14 (2013)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   London Chess Classic Open (2013)
   London Chess Classic Open (2012)
   Russian Championship Higher League (2016)
   Isle of Man Masters (2015)
   London Chess Classic Open (2016)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Corus Invitation Tens 2003 by Tabanus

   🏆 23rd Voronezh Master Open
   Cherniaev vs N R Visakh (Jun-14-19) 0-1
   Tim P Wall vs Cherniaev (Jan-05-18) 1/2-1/2
   Cherniaev vs D Coleman (Jan-04-18) 1-0
   R Eames vs Cherniaev (Jan-03-18) 1/2-1/2
   Cherniaev vs J Wegerle (Jan-02-18) 1/2-1/2

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(born Aug-26-1969, 50 years old) Russia

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GM (2004) Alexander Sergeyevich Cherniaev.

Notes: (1) there's another Alexander Cherniaev, he was born in 1976; (2) (2016 Canadian open wall-chart).

Last updated: 2018-03-15 01:24:20

 page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 393  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Savon vs Cherniaev  ½-½161992OrelB33 Sicilian
2. Kholmov vs Cherniaev  1-0381992OrelB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
3. Cherniaev vs Krasenkow  0-1551992Ch Armed ForcesC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
4. Cherniaev vs Barsov  ½-½411992OrelC05 French, Tarrasch
5. M Brodsky vs Cherniaev  1-0501993SochiB33 Sicilian
6. Razuvaev vs Cherniaev  1-0321993Gausdal IntA53 Old Indian
7. Cherniaev vs T S Colure 1-0701993New York openB30 Sicilian
8. Shaked vs Cherniaev  1-0311993New York openB33 Sicilian
9. V Tukmakov vs Cherniaev  1-0291994Biel MTO opA56 Benoni Defense
10. R J Dive vs Cherniaev  1-05619942nd SCCU Intl TtA56 Benoni Defense
11. M Turov vs Cherniaev  ½-½421994St Petersburg opB07 Pirc
12. Cherniaev vs Ljubojevic  ½-½241994Antwerp OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
13. Hebden vs Cherniaev 1-044199418th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB07 Pirc
14. Cherniaev vs S N Arkhipov  ½-½101995VladivostokC55 Two Knights Defense
15. Psakhis vs Cherniaev  1-0281995Biel MTO opE81 King's Indian, Samisch
16. M Saltaev vs Cherniaev  1-0511995It (open), IIIB33 Sicilian
17. Cherniaev vs Razuvaev  ½-½211996Biel MTO opC16 French, Winawer
18. Suetin vs Cherniaev  ½-½191996HeraklionB30 Sicilian
19. Cherniaev vs Chekhov  ½-½391996Alekhine opB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
20. Cherniaev vs V Malakhov  0-1671996RUS-Cup2B01 Scandinavian
21. Xu Jun vs Cherniaev  ½-½231997Cannes op AE92 King's Indian
22. Cherniaev vs V Belov  1-0191997RUS-Cup01 Chigorin memA07 King's Indian Attack
23. B V Alterman vs Cherniaev  1-0351998Hoogovens-BA21 English
24. Cherniaev vs V Milov  1-0641998Biel MTO opB40 Sicilian
25. Kasimdzhanov vs Cherniaev 1-0151998Hoogovens-BD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-04-05  mack: Cherniaev's a character isn't he? He played in the 2004 Bury St Edmunds congress and after every move more or less he'd get up and snear at somebody else's game before walking back again.
Dec-25-05  notyetagm: I am looking for the PGN of the game <Williams-Cherniaev Hastings 1999 1-0>, which ends with the knight fork 1 ♖f1-f7! ♕e7xf7 2 ♘e4xd6+ and 3 ♘d6xf7. Thanks to anyone who posts it.
Dec-26-05  aw1988: <mack> LOL. Where'd you get that information?
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  tpstar: <notyetagm>
[Event "Hastings Challengers"]
[Site "Hastings"]
[Date "1999.01.05"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Williams, Simon"]
[Black "Cherniaev, Alexander"]
[ECO "A34"]
[WhiteElo "2335"]
[BlackElo "2415"]
[PlyCount "35"]

1.c4 b6 2.Nc3 c5 3.e4 Bb7 4.g3 e6 5.Bg2 Nf6 6.Nge2 d6 7.0-0 Nbd7 8.d3 a6 9.f4 g6 10.h3 h5 11.f5 e5 12.fxg6 fxg6 13.Nd5 Nxd5 14.exd5 Qe7 15.Nc3 0-0-0 16.Ne4 Bh6 17.Bxh6 Rxh6 18. Rf7 1-0

Dec-26-05  notyetagm: Thanks, <tpstar>. Do you mind if I ask where you got it from? I tried all of the online databases and had no luck.
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  tpstar: <notyetagm> I spent $250 on ChessBase 8.0 because I use it to annotate games for our state magazine. They include a "Big Database" with over a million games, which has proven very useful for move discrepancies against the more selective database.
Dec-26-05  notyetagm: <tpstar> Could you please look up one last game for me? <Hernandez-Larsen, 1989 0-1> which ends with 1 h3?? ♕xh3+! 2 ♔xh3 ♘xf2+ and 3 ... ♘x♕? Thanks.
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  tpstar: <notyetagm> I checked again = 2.6 million games. It's just so ... Big.

Larsen vs R Hernandez, 1989

Dec-26-05  notyetagm: Thanks again, <tpstar>! I swear I looked for this game on two months ago and they didn't have it.
Dec-26-05  notyetagm: Now I see the problem, <tpstar>. The problem book in which I saw this game had Larsen as Black and all my searches for year=1989 and Black=Larsen with White=Hernandez came up empty. Plus it's strange to see "Mr. Knight" Bent Larsen forked so easily. Just goes to show you how truly nasty knight forks can be.
Apr-15-06  BIDMONFA: Alexander Cherniaev

CHERNIAEV, Alexander

Oct-07-06  mack: <<mack> LOL. Where'd you get that information?>

A bit late, but I was there! He's also playing in the 2006 Met Congresss at Liverpool St, and is doing the same thing. I find it quite endearing - he was none too impressed with IM Basman's Grob on the board next to him either. By the way, I'd just like to correct my two year old spelling gaffe: that's 'sneer', thank you very much.

Oct-07-06  mack: I didn't mean to give the impression that he's unpleasant in any way, though - he's a top bloke, and from what I've read of it, his new book on Pilsbury looks excellent.
Jan-07-08  pawnofdoom: just had an article that described this guy as being unable to "play through an entire weekend tournament, without once complaining about the pairings". Anyone know something about this peculiar habit of his?
Jan-07-08  Jim Bartle: A more complete quote, from an article on a tournament where he wasn't even playing:

"By the same token, it is also possible that Amy Winehouse will be elected Chair of the Temperance Society, Britney Spears will win a Good Parenting Award, and the ever-charming Alexander Chernaiev will play through an entire weekend tournament, without once complaining about the pairings. But don't hold your breath."

Mar-27-08  ChesterTheJester: he seems a good guy, and much more gracious in defeat than many other foreign GMs/IMs. Although Steve Giddens comment (above) about the pairings is pretty accurate.
Mar-15-12  vasto: London Metropolitan.Chernaiev and Sherwin were analyzing a game that I lost to him.When I suggested a move he told me to keep quiet and learn! Golder's Green Rapidplay:he wouldn't sit down and was continually complaining,so I simply started his clock.Richmond Rapidplay:I checkmated him.He wanted to analyze the game with me but I just walked away.
Apr-08-13  ezhilarasu: Alexander Cherniaev is a Chess Grandmaster from Russia - See more at:
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