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Alexei Mikhailovich Bezgodov
Number of games in database: 218
Years covered: 1990 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2456 (2448 rapid, 2381 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2561
Overall record: +64 -52 =102 (52.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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Most played openings
B20 Sicilian (16 games)
D34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch (11 games)
C42 Petrov Defense (9 games)
D31 Queen's Gambit Declined (6 games)
B07 Pirc (5 games)
D02 Queen's Pawn Game (4 games)
B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3 (4 games)
C03 French, Tarrasch (4 games)
C11 French (4 games)
C43 Petrov, Modern Attack (4 games)

   🏆 Russian Team Championship
   A Esipenko vs Bezgodov (May-09-18) 1-0
   Bezgodov vs D Paravyan (May-08-18) 0-1
   Bezgodov vs Shirov (May-05-18) 1/2-1/2
   Bezgodov vs V Shinkevich (May-04-18) 1/2-1/2
   Bezgodov vs Kamsky (May-03-18) 0-1

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(born Jun-30-1969, 49 years old) Russia

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GM (1999) Alexei Mikhailovich Bezgodov was Russian champion in 1993 with Eldar Kamilyevich Mukhametov at Tjumen94 [rusbase-1]. Placed 2nd in Chigorin Memorial 1995. Shared winner in the Ukrainian Ch 1999. Russian vice champion 1999 (by being knocked out 2-0 by GM Konstantin Rufovich Sakaev in the final). He qualified to play in the World Cup (2011) as a nominee of the Organising Committee, and faced Nikita Vitiugov in the first round. He drew both games of the classical game mini-match and in the tiebreaker he also drew the first two games of the rapid (25 minute) game tiebreaker. He finally lost in the 10 minutes rapid game tiebreaker to exit the tournament.

Photo: Author of Challenging the Sicilian with 2.a3!?.

Wikipedia article: Alexei Bezgodov

Last updated: 2018-03-16 13:50:04

 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 218  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Bezgodov vs Kharlov  ½-½171990Cheliabinsk-BD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
2. V Salnikov vs Bezgodov 0-1641991PavlodarC40 King's Knight Opening
3. Bezgodov vs B Annakov  1-0431993UfaB42 Sicilian, Kan
4. Bezgodov vs R N Vasiliev  0-1941993UfaC42 Petrov Defense
5. Suetin vs Bezgodov  ½-½91993AlushtaB01 Scandinavian
6. V Yandemirov vs Bezgodov  1-0451993UfaB01 Scandinavian
7. Bezgodov vs A Y Potapov  1-0411993UfaC78 Ruy Lopez
8. L Voloshin vs Bezgodov  0-1371993UfaD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
9. Bezgodov vs Kozirev  ½-½351993UfaB30 Sicilian
10. I R Ibragimov vs Bezgodov  1-0641993UfaA55 Old Indian, Main line
11. Bezgodov vs E V Kalegin  1-0341993UfaB40 Sicilian
12. V M Golod vs Bezgodov  ½-½141993UfaA53 Old Indian
13. Bezgodov vs Savon  1-0361993Alushta opB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. Bezgodov vs D Berkovich  1-0501993UfaB23 Sicilian, Closed
15. Fedorov vs Bezgodov  ½-½451993UfaC42 Petrov Defense
16. Suetin vs Bezgodov  ½-½331993AlushtaB01 Scandinavian
17. Akopian vs Bezgodov  ½-½911994St Petersburg opA12 English with b3
18. V Malakhov vs Bezgodov  ½-½621994St Petersburg opC47 Four Knights
19. Sveshnikov vs Bezgodov  ½-½361994Memorial A.PetrovC56 Two Knights
20. N Purgin vs Bezgodov  0-1431994Memorial A.PetrovC44 King's Pawn Game
21. A Minasian vs Bezgodov  ½-½191994Kstovo OpenC50 Giuoco Piano
22. Bezgodov vs M Jounousov 1-0211994Kstovo OpenB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
23. P Sinkevich vs Bezgodov  0-1651995Memorial M.ChigorinC55 Two Knights Defense
24. Bezgodov vs Taimanov  ½-½391995St Petersburg Chigorin meB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
25. A Rychagov vs Bezgodov  0-1601995Memorial M.ChigorinD19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
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Jun-30-06  BIDMONFA: Alexei Bezgodov


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  Tabanus: GM Alexei Bezgodov, Russia, born 30 June 1969. Now rated 2484,

GM in 1999. Rating peaks 2576 in 1999 and 2000. Professional chess journalist, including for "64".

Russian champion 1993. Placed 2nd in Chigorin Memorial 1995. Shared winner in the Ukrainian Ch 1999. Russian vice champion 1999 (by being knocked out 2-0 by GM Konstantin Sakaev in the final).

Author of "Challenging the Sicilian with 2.a3!?":

Biography: (in Polish)


He is playing today 1st round in Khanty-Mansiysk in the 3rd World Cup (2009)

Oct-28-14  ketchuplover: Apparently he's written a book titled "The Liberated Bishop Defense" please see for details
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  whiteshark: <The Liberated Bishop Defence <A Surprising and Complete Black Repertoire against 1.d4>>

"In many 1.d4 openings, Black has trouble getting his bishop on c8 into play. Former Russian Chess Champion Alexey Bezgodov presents a radical solution to this nagging problem: liberate your bishop right away and put it on f5 on the second move!

Playing 2…Bf5! against either 2.c4 or 2.Nf3 will surprise your opponent and is also a great way to support your development, because the bishop takes control of the important square e4. If White does not immediately take decisive action, then within a move or two he can relinquish any hopes on an opening advantage.

Alexey Bezgodov has studied and played this chess opening system for a long time. He has found some great antidotes to White’s most dangerous reactions in sharp and attractive lines. To test your understanding of his system he has included more than 100 exercises.

After studying the fresh ideas and the clear explanations presented in The Liberated Bishop Defence every chess player will enjoy the flexibility of a surprising, effective and universal weapon against 1.d4.

Alexey Bezgodov (1969) is a Russian Grandmaster and writer. He was Russian Champion in 1993 and came shared first in the 1999 Ukrainian Championship. He is the author of 'The Extreme Caro-Kann' (2014), another highly original chess opening book."

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