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Darmen Sadvakasov
Number of games in database: 526
Years covered: 1993 to 2010
Last FIDE rating: 2629 (2601 rapid, 2629 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2643
Overall record: +193 -107 =171 (59.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      55 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (129) 
    B90 B40 B52 B30 B33
 French Defense (34) 
    C11 C10 C01 C18 C00
 Ruy Lopez (26) 
    C77 C80 C88 C75 C78
 Caro-Kann (22) 
    B18 B17 B14 B19 B10
 Sicilian Najdorf (20) 
    B90 B92
 French (19) 
    C11 C10 C00 C12
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (80) 
    B90 B92 B40 B52 B50
 Sicilian Najdorf (48) 
    B90 B92 B93 B98 B95
 Nimzo Indian (26) 
    E34 E21 E41 E25 E52
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (24) 
    D27 D26 D20 D23
 Queen's Indian (20) 
    E15 E17 E12 E14
 Modern Benoni (17) 
    A67 A61 A70 A65 A64
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Sadvakasov vs Kasimdzhanov, 1999 1-0
   Zhong Zhang vs Sadvakasov, 1998 0-1
   Sadvakasov vs S Tatai, 1999 1-0
   H Ibrahim vs Sadvakasov, 1995 0-1
   Kasimdzhanov vs Sadvakasov, 2003 0-1
   A Ramirez vs Sadvakasov, 2004 0-1
   Sadvakasov vs T Luther, 2007 1-0
   Sadvakasov vs Y Shulman, 2007 1-0
   Kasparov vs Sadvakasov, 2001 1/2-1/2
   Sadvakasov vs F El Taher, 2000 1-0

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

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   3rd Aeroflot Festival (2004)
   Match in Kazakhstan (2003)
   World Open: Open Section (2003)
   Asian Chess Championship (2005)
   8th Dubai Open (2006)
   Foxwoods Open (2008)
   HB Global Chess Challenge (2005)
   Foxwoods Open (2009)
   Baku Chess Festival (2007)
   6th Aeroflot Festival (2007)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   World Open (2007)

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DARMEN SADVAKASOV
(born Apr-28-1979) Kazakhstan

[what is this?]
Darmen Kanatovich Sadvakasov, born in Astana, was taught chess by his father at age 4. He became an IM in 1995 and earned the grandmaster title in 1999, after he had won the World Junior Championship the previous year. Since then he has consistently been one of the top-rated players from Kazakhstan, and has made frequent appearances in the overall top 100. Sadvakasov won the Kazakhstan championship in 2003 and 2004. He was the bronze medalist in the 2005 Asian Championship.

Sadvakasov's career highlights include match victories over both Anatoly Karpov (in 2004, by the score of 4.5-3.5) and Viktor Korchnoi (in 2003, by 5-3). He won joint first-place finishes at Bali 2000 and the Samba Cup of 2003, and took clear first at Copenhagen 2004.

His best Elo rating was 2643 in 2008.

Wikipedia article: Darmen Sadvakasov


 page 1 of 22; games 1-25 of 526  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. A Castillo vs Sadvakasov  ½-½52 1993 Wch U14A67 Benoni, Taimanov Variation
2. Sadvakasov vs P Blehm  0-157 1993 Wch U14D01 Richter-Veresov Attack
3. Sadvakasov vs J Baron Rodriguez  1-036 1993 Wch U14C77 Ruy Lopez
4. R Fridman vs Sadvakasov  1-055 1993 Wch U14C00 French Defense
5. E van den Doel vs Sadvakasov  1-045 1993 Wch U14C02 French, Advance
6. T Mifsud vs Sadvakasov  0-162 1993 Wch U14D14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
7. Sadvakasov vs A Galkin ½-½46 1993 Wch U14A16 English
8. Sadvakasov vs O Facchini  1-029 1993 Wch U14C01 French, Exchange
9. Sadvakasov vs Leitao  0-151 1993 Wch U14B23 Sicilian, Closed
10. Sadvakasov vs S Halkias  1-038 1993 Wch U14B23 Sicilian, Closed
11. A Gershon vs Sadvakasov  0-150 1993 Wch U14B40 Sicilian
12. H Ibrahim vs Sadvakasov 0-122 1995 Asia-ch U20A65 Benoni, 6.e4
13. A Mastrovasilis vs Sadvakasov  1-046 1995 Wch U16E80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
14. T Otunchiev vs Sadvakasov  0-152 1995 Asia-ch U20A73 Benoni, Classical, 9.O-O
15. Sadvakasov vs P Blehm  1-059 1995 Wch U16A48 King's Indian
16. Sadvakasov vs N Steffensen  1-029 1995 Asia-ch U20B40 Sicilian
17. Sadvakasov vs G Bakhtadze  1-044 1995 Wch U16A48 King's Indian
18. Sadvakasov vs D Sharma  ½-½72 1995 Asia-ch U20C68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
19. Sadvakasov vs H Stevic  1-037 1995 Wch U16A45 Queen's Pawn Game
20. Sadvakasov vs C Rahmani  1-058 1995 Asia-ch U20C77 Ruy Lopez
21. A M Berescu vs Sadvakasov  0-175 1995 Wch U16B40 Sicilian
22. R Nezzi vs Sadvakasov  0-141 1995 Wch U16A46 Queen's Pawn Game
23. Sadvakasov vs R Bates  ½-½72 1995 Wch U16B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
24. Ali Tajvidi vs Sadvakasov  0-161 1995 Asia-ch U20A46 Queen's Pawn Game
25. Sadvakasov vs Yu Shaoteng  ½-½44 1995 Wch U16A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
 page 1 of 22; games 1-25 of 526  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Jan-15-05  MonsieurL: <vonKrolock>In Turkey, they call the bishop fil, but the other pieces are all Turkish words. NOW I know where they got fil from. Thanks!

Satranch-chess (pronounced sahtrahnch)
King-shah
Queen-vizier (second to sultan)
Bishop-fil
Knight-at (pronounced ah-aht)
Rook-kale (Turkish for castle)
Pawn-piyade

Very cool! :)

Jan-15-05  vonKrolock: <MonsieurL> De rien! - shah and vizi(e)r are also from Persian and/or Arabian origin, i believe - AT sounds quite Turkish, indeed - and PIYADE: Maybe some connections whith the same word that originated the name of this piece in the European langages - Latin Pedonis ( originally "one whith big foots", later "one that go on foot" - soldier or peasant )
Jan-15-05  MonsieurL: <vonKrolock> I'm not French; French-Canadian-American :) We're the product of the old monarchy ;)

Imagine having to translate games... I just use find and replace. :)

There is a heavy Arabic influence in the Turkish language... <a>at IS because double vowels are Arabic. :)

Jan-15-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  meloncio: <vonKrolock> Some people here say 'alfil' may come from 'alférez' (today a military rank, second Lieutenant), that in old Spanish meant 'flag or standard-bearer', but I prefer your version, because 'alférez' may also comes from 'al-fil'.
Jan-15-05  vonKrolock: <MonsieurL> ok, even so - soyez le bienvenu! (i explained somewhere that to speak -write- in French is easier for me than in English - pour cause: France-Spain-Portugal-Brazil)

<meloncio> Here "alferes" is an archaic term that designated also a military rank - outdated, but quite alive, for instance, in the bio of some historic personages (by the way - one of the streets that i parcours every day here is 'Rua Alferes Ângelo Sampaio'... ) I believe that it comes also from the Arabian, but from quite a different word - suddenly i realize that maybe "al-faras" : by the way the Chess piece that we call cavalo/caballo: possibly a Knight (so perhaps a military rank too)!! - ¡¿ que te parece?!

Jan-15-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  meloncio: <vonKrolock> Muito obrigado, senhor. It's a very interesting question, because Knight/Horse have in Spanish similar sounds (Caballero/Caballo), and Caballería (Cavalry) is an arm today outdated, but the name still exists in the Army.

BTW, I read that in XVI century our today rook (torre) was called 'roque', but I don't know when they changed the name. Perhaps when the 'castling' (enroque) began to be known and used by the same time, more or less.

Jan-15-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: <matein8> found a good link about the names of pieces http://www.geocities.com/TimesSquar...
Jan-16-05  vonKrolock: <Benzol> Great link, whith fonts for Russian, Greek, Hebrew, Arabian etc

<meloncio> Here - in fairly good Portuguese - a neat explanation for "alférez": <Alferes é de origem árabe («al-faris», «cavaleiro escudeiro») e normalmente era o porta-bandeira.>

Apr-23-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Whenever I see his name I think of 'Sad Sack'.
Jan-03-06  BIDMONFA: Darmen Sadvakasov

SADVAKASOV, Darmen
http://www.bidmonfa.com/sadvakasov_...

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Aug-06-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  twinlark: <BIDMONFA>

Have you ever thought of expanding the history on your site of World Championships results to the World Age championships? For example the Under 10, Under 12, U14, U16 etc championships, for boys and girls, as well as the Open and Senior championships?

Sep-19-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: Here's an interview he gave to chesscafe.com

http://www.chesscafe.com/misha/mish...

Apr-16-07  gambitfan: Where is his biography?
Apr-16-07  iron maiden: Here's everything I could find on him.
Apr-17-07  gambitfan: where???
Nov-26-07  I3illieJoe: He just won the National Chess Congress tournament. He is my friend's friend. I talked to him and he is very nice and so humble for being such a great player. We even exchanged #s. That's how approachable and nice he is. Congratulations Darmen !
Mar-29-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: Sadvakasov managed to stay undefeated against Garry Kasparov in their two encounters at astana 2001:

Kasparov vs Sadvakasov, 2001
Sadvakasov vs Kasparov, 2001

Jul-14-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <Karpova: <Sadvakasov managed to stay undefeated against Garry Kasparov in their two encounters at astana 2001>> That's even more impressive as Kasparov - after losing 'his title' against Kramnik - was really 'hot', winning this cat.XX tournament with 7.0 points out of 10 games.
Sep-02-08  myschkin: . . .

Interview with <Darmen Sadvakasov>

http://www.skanderborgskakklub.dk/g...

(by Colin Watson, 10/2003)

Apr-16-09  jon01: Sadvakasov is back in top. Although it was a bit unfair, after Shulman had defeated him convincingly during the tournament.
Apr-17-09  Raisin Death Ray: He's from Kazakhstan? Does he know Borat?
Oct-09-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  HAPERSAUD: Wow and to think I'm friends with his cousin LOL it's a shane I'm I Canada and he's in kazahkstan, would be awesome to play him
Sep-07-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: Here is a report of a simul exhibition that Sadvakasov gave at the American University:

http://www.theeagleonline.com/news/...

Nov-03-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: "I don’t like it when people come to the table, study my position and begin shaking their head and clacking their tongue. This is disturbing indeed!"

- GM Darmen Sadvakasov

May-13-14  paavoh: Has Darmen given up on chess?
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