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Alexander Moiseenko
A Moiseenko 
Number of games in database: 1,181
Years covered: 1995 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2660 (2656 rapid, 2585 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2726

Overall record: +363 -138 =433 (62.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 247 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Gambit Declined (84) 
    D37 D38 D35 D31 D30
 Grunfeld (62) 
    D85 D80 D94 D91 D70
 Slav (62) 
    D15 D17 D10 D16 D11
 Nimzo Indian (60) 
    E20 E21 E30 E46 E38
 Queen's Pawn Game (51) 
    A45 A46 A40 E10 E00
 King's Indian (50) 
    E77 E81 E61 E80 E70
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (245) 
    B30 B33 B32 B31 B23
 Nimzo Indian (69) 
    E32 E44 E46 E34 E43
 Bogo Indian (48) 
 Queen's Gambit Declined (36) 
    D38 D30 D39 D37
 Queen's Pawn Game (34) 
    A46 A45 E00 D01 E10
 Reti System (23) 
    A04 A05 A06
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Moiseenko vs Lu Shanglei, 2014 1-0
   Zubov vs A Moiseenko, 2014 0-1
   A Moiseenko vs M Moskwinski, 2010 1-0
   D Anton Guijarro vs A Moiseenko, 2014 0-1
   A Moiseenko vs B Savchenko, 2006 1-0
   A Moiseenko vs Y Kuzubov, 2008 1-0
   R Svane vs A Moiseenko, 2017 1/2-1/2
   A Moiseenko vs K Landa, 2010 1-0
   D Barwinski vs A Moiseenko, 2010 0-1
   A Zubarev vs A Moiseenko, 2014 0-1

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

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Cappelle la Grande (2006)
   Arctic Chess Challenge (2007)
   European Individual Championships (2013)
   12th European Individual Championship (2011)
   European Club Cup (2006)
   6th European Individual Championship (2005)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   15th European Team Championship (2005)
   GRENKE Chess Classic (Open) (2017)
   Aeroflot Open (2016)
   French Team Championships (2011)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   European Individual Championships (2007)
   European Individual Championships (2010)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)

   🏆 Bundesliga 2017/18
   A Moiseenko vs A Mista (Feb-04-18) 1/2-1/2
   Z Almasi vs A Moiseenko (Feb-03-18) 1-0
   J Duda vs A Moiseenko (Dec-30-17) 1-0, blitz
   A Moiseenko vs Y Dzhumagaliev (Dec-30-17) 1-0, blitz
   S Fedorchuk vs A Moiseenko (Dec-30-17) 1-0, blitz

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(born May-17-1980, 37 years old) Ukraine
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IM (1998); Grandmaster (2000). Joint Ukrainian champion (1999).

Moiseenko is one of Ukraine's leading players.


He won the Canadian Open in 2003, again tying 1st-2nd the following year & 1st-4th, 2008, in the same event. He won the Cappelle La Grande Open in 2006, the Arctic Chess Challenge in 2007, and was second at the Aeroflot Open in 2009. In October 2013, he placed second behind Alexey Dreev in the Indonesian Open with 7.5/11, having lost a game on forfeit to Dreev in an earlier round. In February 2014, he tied for first with Maxim Matlakov in the Moscow Open - A (the premier division in the event).


<Continental> He was =1st (4th on tiebreak) in the 12th European Individual Championship (2011) which qualified him for the World Cup 2011. He improved on his success in the European theater by winning the European Individual Championships (2013), scoring 8/11 once again qualifying for the World Cup, this time the 2013 event. He was equal 5th in the European Individual Championship (2015), and finished sufficiently high in the tiebreak to qualify for the World Cup 2015.

<World> In the first round of the World Cup (2011) he beat Turkish GM Baris Esen, in the second he beat Russian GM Ernesto Inarkiev, before being eliminated in the third round by Czech GM David Navara. Moiseenko was due to meet Ahmed Adly in the first round of the World Cup (2013), but won by a walkover when Adly was unable to secure a visa in time for the event. He defeated French GM Etienne Bacrot in the second round but was eliminated when he was defeated by former World Championship Challenger Boris Gelfand in the third round. He lost in the first round of the World Cup (2015) to Lu Shanglei.

Team Events

<National League> In the 2013 Ukrainian League, he helped his team - the Law Academy of Kharkiv - to first place with a perfect (team) score of 9/9.

<Olympiad> At the Chess Olympiad (2014) held in Tromsų, Moiseenko won individual silver playing board 5 for Ukraine.


Wikipedia article: Olexandr Moiseenko

 page 1 of 48; games 1-25 of 1,181  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Moiseenko vs Stripunsky  ½-½541995Ceske Budejovice opD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
2. A Moiseenko vs Taimanov 0-1691995St Petersburg Chigorin meE20 Nimzo-Indian
3. A Moiseenko vs A Kochyev  1-0381995Memorial M. ChigorinE20 Nimzo-Indian
4. L Andrade vs A Moiseenko 0-1101995Olympiad (under 16)A23 English, Bremen System, Keres Variation
5. S Fedorchuk vs A Moiseenko  0-1281996Yalta opA07 King's Indian Attack
6. A Moiseenko vs G Timoshenko  1-0221996Yalta opD85 Grunfeld
7. A Moiseenko vs Vasiukov  0-1411996RUS-Cup2A83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
8. Sveshnikov vs A Moiseenko 1-0391996Russia Cup IIB22 Sicilian, Alapin
9. V Malakhatko vs A Moiseenko  1-0261998UKR-ch opD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
10. A Moiseenko vs Ponomariov  ½-½181998UKR-chTD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
11. A Moiseenko vs Kharlov  0-1701998Petrov memD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. A Moiseenko vs Jobava  0-1331998Petrov memA45 Queen's Pawn Game
13. Savon vs A Moiseenko  ½-½131999October GME15 Queen's Indian
14. A Moiseenko vs Zubov  0-1551999April Int.D27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
15. Savon vs A Moiseenko  ½-½251999Alushta3A36 English
16. A Moiseenko vs A Korotylev  ½-½211999October GMB06 Robatsch
17. Savon vs A Moiseenko  ½-½141999OrelD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
18. A Moiseenko vs V Malakhatko  0-1361999Alushta3A31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
19. A Moiseenko vs R Ovetchkin  ½-½531999Geller MemorialE81 King's Indian, Samisch
20. A Moiseenko vs A Rustemov  1-0671999Geller Memorial (Cup Russia)B06 Robatsch
21. Motylev vs A Moiseenko  ½-½261999Geller Memorial (Cup Russia)C45 Scotch Game
22. V Malakhatko vs A Moiseenko  1-0461999Swidnica opA04 Reti Opening
23. V Malakhatko vs A Moiseenko  ½-½291999Bydgoszcz Bank Pocztowy opA43 Old Benoni
24. M Brodsky vs A Moiseenko  1-0361999Bydgoszcz Bank Pocztowy opC74 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
25. A Moiseenko vs Tseshkovsky  ½-½531999Krasnodar KubanA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
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Oct-17-04  percyblakeney: Ukrainian Moiseenko could be the best player to have no kibitzing on his page (this far). He is currently ranked 43rd, and is one of very few prominent players to be born north of the Polar circle, in Severomorsk, near Murmansk.
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  acirce: Miracle save against Ivanchuk just now. After 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Bb4+ 4. Nbd2 b6 5. a3 Bxd2+ 6. Qxd2 O-O 7. e3 Bb7 8. Be2 d6 9. O-O Ne4 10. Qc2 f5 11. b4 Rf6 12. d5 exd5 13. Bb2 Rg6 14. cxd5 Nd7 15. Rac1 Rc8 16. Rfd1 a6 17. Bd3 Qe7 18. Nd4 Bxd5 19. Bc4 Bxc4 20. Qxc4+ Kh8 21. Nxf5 Qe8 22. Qxa6 Rg5 23. Ng3 Nxg3 24. hxg3 Rxg3 25. Rxd6 Ra8 26. Re6 Qg8 27. Qb7 Rg5 28. Rxc7 Rb8 29. Qe4 Qd8 Ivanchuk as White is two pawns up and obviously completely winning. Just to illustrate Fritz gives 9 moves that keeps the advantage above +2.

30. Rb7? followed and ..Nf8! introduced the ..Qd1+ Kh2 ..Qh5+ perpetual check idea as well as the threat to the rook. White could have kept an edge with 31.Bd4! Nxe6 (31..Rxb7 32.Re8) 32.Rxb8 Qxb8 33.Qxe6 but instead 31. Rh6 Rxb7 32. Qxb7 Qd1+ 33. Kh2 Rh5+ 34.Rxh5 Qxh5+ led to an instant draw.

Apr-27-05  iron maiden: <acirce> Where were you watching the game?
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2 rounds left of the Russian Team Championships.

Apr-27-05  iron maiden: All right, thanks.
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  acirce: Incredible - Moiseenko once again escaped defeat against a top player. This time Grischuk not only failed to win a won position, but even lost.
Apr-29-05  Maroczy: Nothing against Moiseenko but I'm a Grischuk fan; he must be pretty upset.
Sep-30-05  WTHarvey: Here are some critical positions in Alexander's games:
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  al wazir: <WTHarvey>: The first position you give (Moiseenko against Khaetsky) is rather complicated. If black answers 1. Nd6 with 1...Qxd5+ there follows 2. Bd4 Qxc3 (2...Qe5 3. Rxc7) 3. bxc3 Kxd7 4. Qc7+ Kc6 5. Qxh7 Kb6. It isn't clear to me that white has the game won.
Jan-07-06  BIDMONFA: Alexander Moiseenko

MOISEENKO, Alexander

Feb-25-06  Raskolnikov: Alexander just won the 22nd Open de Cappelle la Grande with 7.5 out of 9.
Feb-25-06  dakgootje: <al wazir> What about 1. Nd7 Qxd4 2. Be3 Qxc3 3. bxc3 Kxd7 4. cxb4 ?
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  PhilFeeley: I read this in the Chessville Weekly:

GM Alexander Moiseenko attempted to retract a move that he had legally made while playing in the 2004 Monarch Assurance Open on the Isle of Man (the game is not here ~PF). Moiseenko had reached the following position as White against Ghaem Maghami in Round 5 after 30 moves:

[FEN [bad FEN: 1r7/1Br1kppp/R1P1p/3b4/5P2/4K1PP/8/2R5]]
(Sorry, I don't have a picture of the position, and it looks like I don't understand FEN either.)

Moiseenko played the move 31. Rc3, but after making the move, restarted his own clock and attempted to play instead 31. Rc5.

The retraction was seen by Maghami and a couple of other players who were observing the game. The TD was informed, and Moiseenko was forced to play his original move 31. Rc3, which lost quickly after: 31.Rc3 Rbxb7 32.cxb7 Rxc3+ 33.Kd4 Bxb7 0-1

Jul-09-06  I3illieJoe: This guy is such a cheater. I saw him play at the World Open against Emilio Cordova and they reached a dead draw position. Cordova had 30 seconds left on his clock while the Ukranian had like 10 minutes left. Cordova called the TA and told them that they had made at least 20 moves and made no progress (they were moving only the kings and the bishops back and forth). So the Ukranian wanted to win on time and started making a scene, when it was obvious to even a 1000 rated player that the position was dead draw. What is wrong with him? A 2600 GM acting like that, screaming and behaving like a little boy...shame on him
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  tpstar: <PhilFeeley>

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The first line is "1r6" since it must add up to 8, and the third line is "R1P1p3" if I have the correct position. =)

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  Peligroso Patzer: Moiseenko won the following hard-fought game today to take clear first place in the Arctic Ches Challenge:

GM Alexander Moiseenko (UKR) (2641) - GM Mikhail Gurevich (TUR) (2633) Arctic Chess Challenge 2007(9), Scandic Hotel, Tromsų, 2007.08.12 Semi-Slav Defense, Accelerated Meran Variation 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 e6 5.e3 a6 6.b3 Bb4 7.Bd2 Nbd7 8.Bd3 O-O 9.O-O Bd6 10.e4 dxc4 11.bxc4 e5 12.c5 Bc7 13.Na4 exd4 14.h3 Re8 15.Re1 h6 16.Rb1 Rb8 17.Qc1 Nf8 18.Rb4 N6d7 19.Bb1 Qf6 20.Nb6 Ng6 21.Nxc8 Rexc8 22.Nxd4 a5 23.Rc4 b5 24.cxb6e.p. Nxb6 25.Rxc6 Qxd4 26.Rxc7 Rxc7 27.Qxc7 Rc8 28.Be3 Qb4 29.Qxb6 Qxe1+ 30.Kh2 Ne5 31.a3 Nc4 32.Qb7 Re8 33.Ba2 Qc3 34.Qd7 Rf8 35.Bd4 Qd3 36.Qd5 Rc8 37.e5 Qc2 38.e6 Qxa2 39.exf7+ Kf8 40.Qe6 Qc2 41.Bc5+ 1-0

Final position:

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  Peligroso Patzer: Here are a few annotations to the critical phase of today's decisive game in the Arctic Chess Challenge. (The eventual winner, Moiseenko, actually stood worse for most of the middle game.)

GM Alexander Moiseenko (UKR) (2641) - GM Mikhail Gurevich (TUR) (2633)

Arctic Chess Challenge 2007(9), Scandic Hotel, Tromsų, 2007.08.12 Semi-Slav Defense, Accelerated Meran Variation D45

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 e6 5.e3 a6 6.b3 Bb4 7.Bd2 Nbd7 8.Bd3 0-0 9.0-0 Bd6 10.e4 dxc4 11.bxc4 e5 12.c5 Bc7 13.Na4 exd4 14.h3 Re8 15.Re1 h6 16.Rb1 Rb8 17.Qc1 Nf8 18.Rb4 N6d7 19.Bb1 Qf6 20.Nb6 Ng6 21.Nxc8 Rexc8 22.Nxd4 a5 23.Rc4 b5 24.cxb6 Nxb6 25.Rxc6 Qxd4 26.Rxc7 Rxc7 27.Qxc7 Rc8 28.Be3 Qb4 29.Qxb6 Qxe1+ 30.Kh2 Ne5 31.a3 Nc4 32.Qb7 Re8? <[Better is 32...Rd8 33.Qc7 Rf8 34.Bc5 Re8 35.Bd3 Qc3 36.Qd7 Rb8 ]> 33.Ba2 Qc3?? <[Better is 33...Nxe3 34.Qxf7+ Kh7 35.fxe3 (35.Qxe8 Nf1+ =) 35...Rb8 36.Qf5+ Kh8=]> 34.Qd7 Rf8 <[Better is 34...Qe5+ 35.g3 Nxe3 36.Bxf7+ Kf8 37.Bxe8 Qf6 38.Qf7+ Qxf7 39.Bxf7 Nc2 40.Bd5 Nxa3 ]> 35.Bd4? <[This gives Black a chance to get back in the game. Better is 35.Qc6! Qe5+ 36.f4 Qc3 37.Bg1 Qd2 38.Qxc4 Qxf4+ 39.Kh1 Rd8 40.Qa4 ]> 35...Qd3 36.Qd5 Rc8 37.e5 Qc2?? <[The final blunder. Better would have been 37...Qe2 38.Bb3 Qd3 39.Ba2 Qe2=]> 38.e6 Qxa2 39.exf7+ Kf8 <[Also losing is 39...Kh8 40.Qe6 Ne5 (Black cannot save his Rook, e.g., 40...Rb8 41.Qxh6#) 41.Qxc8+ Kh7 42.f8Q ; also losing would be 39...Kh7 40.Qf5+ Kh8 41.f8Q+ Rxf8 42.Qxf8+ Kh7 43.Qxg7#]> 40.Qe6 Qc2 <[Holding out a little longer but still hopeless would have been 40...Qxa3 41.Qxc8+ Kxf7 42.Qxc4+ ]> 41.Bc5+ 1-0

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  brankat: GM A.Moiseenko is only 28 years old, current FIDE rating about 2650, winning percentage 61.8 %, still very much active.

And has NO Bio here! :-)

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  whiteshark: Happy birthday, GM Moiseenko!
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  whiteshark: <brankat: <GM A.Moiseenko is only 28 years old, current FIDE rating about 2650, winning percentage 61.8 %, still very much active.

And has NO Bio here! :-)>>

There you go! :D

Aug-08-08  timhortons: severomorskij(GM) : thank you,have a nice day!

severomorskij: icc handle of grandmaster moiseenko.

a very humble person, somebody who would chat with a patzer at icc.

id seen him in person at canadian open. he looks younger in person, he look like a nerd with the picture posted here. He won the canadian open 2008.

Aug-09-08  Albertan: GM Moiseenko won the 2008 Edmonton International Invitation Chess Tournament with a score of 7/9 (undefeated 5 wins and 4 draws). The final crosstable is at
Sep-17-08  Ezzy: What a fantastic few months Moiseenko has had. He has won his last 4 tournaments (without a loss) and has the higheat points gain on the Fide list . He has gained 48 Elo points for the october list, higher than anybody else.

A sterling effort. Congrats to him!!

Feb-25-09  timhortons: Congratulation for winning the aeroflot open 2009.

Picture of GM moiseenkoo at last year canadian open(left side)

Mar-19-09  timhortons: I chat with GM moiseenko at icc and he told me he might play at TIM (TOURNEO INTERNATIONAL MONTREAL).Last year its Shulman who win the tournament after nakamura dismall performance.

<severomorskij(GM): may be in TIM(round robin)>

Theres no official schedule yet with federation quebecois de echec regarding the tournament.

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