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A Volokitin 
 
Andrei Volokitin
Number of games in database: 891
Years covered: 1997 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2647 (2650 rapid, 2605 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2724
Overall record: +258 -133 =358 (58.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      142 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (157) 
    B90 B33 B48 B32 B92
 Ruy Lopez (105) 
    C67 C92 C69 C89 C78
 French Defense (54) 
    C18 C10 C11 C02 C12
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (40) 
    C92 C89 C96 C99 C95
 Sicilian Najdorf (40) 
    B90 B92 B96 B94 B93
 Caro-Kann (36) 
    B12 B18 B15
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (130) 
    B46 B90 B84 B43 B42
 King's Indian (45) 
    E60 E92 E67 E94 E61
 Grunfeld (40) 
    D85 D80 D70 D97 D94
 Sicilian Taimanov (31) 
    B46 B47 B48
 Sicilian Najdorf (30) 
    B90 B91 B96 B94 B92
 Nimzo Indian (26) 
    E32 E59 E53 E21 E20
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Volokitin vs Mamedyarov, 2012 1-0
   A Volokitin vs Rublevsky, 2004 1-0
   Nakamura vs A Volokitin, 2005 0-1
   A Volokitin vs Miroshnichenko, 2012 1-0
   A Volokitin vs Efimenko, 2004 1-0
   T L Petrosian vs A Volokitin, 2009 0-1
   A Evdokimov vs A Volokitin, 2008 0-1
   A Volokitin vs Carlsen, 2004 1-0
   A Volokitin vs Nakamura, 2005 1-0
   A Volokitin vs Bareev, 2007 1-0

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

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   73rd Ukrainian Championship (2004)
   20th Vidmar Memorial (2016)
   Cap d'Agde (2006)
   6th Lausanne Young Masters (2005)
   Donostia Chess Festival (2011)
   Ukrainian Championship (2012)
   European Club Cup (2009)
   Ordix Open (2007)
   13th European Individual Championship (2012)
   Baku Open (2014)
   Aeroflot Open (2011)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   European Individual Championships (2007)
   10th European Individual Championship (2009)
   European Club Cup (2011)

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ANDREI VOLOKITIN
(born Jun-18-1986, 30 years old) Ukraine
PRONUNCIATION:
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Andrei Aleksandrovich Volokitin was born in Lviv. He was world under-12 champion in 1998 and achieved the grandmaster title in 2001, soon after he turned 15 years of age. In 2004 he broke into the top 100 on the FIDE world ranking list, then won the 73rd Ukrainian Championship (2004). That October he helped lead his country to the gold medal at the 36th Olympiad (2004) with a 2771 performance rating on second board. On the January 2005 rating list he was ranked the top junior, and 20th overall. His rating slipped back slightly during the first half of 2005, but in July he recovered his form and tied for first at the 38th Biel Chess Festival (2005) with Boris Gelfand. He won the Donostia Chess Festival (2011) in San Sebastian, defeating Viktor Laznicka in the final. He placed =2nd (13th on tiebreak) in the 13th European Individual Championship (2012), scoring 8/11, qualifying for the World Cup 2013 and enabling him to break the 2700 rating barrier for the first time. In August, he scored 7/11 to place equal second (3rd on tiebreak) behind Anton Korobov in the Ukrainian Championship (2012). He represented Ukraine in the Chess Olympiad (2012) on board 3, scoring 6/9.

A strong result (8/11) in the 13th European Individual Championship (2012) qualified him to play in the World Cup (2013), where in a shock result he was eliminated from the event when he lost 0-2 to US teenage GM Ray Robson. A 7.5/11 result at the European Individual Championship (2015) placed Volokitin within the group that qualified for the World Cup (2015), where he was eliminated in the first round by Ukrainian-American GM Alexander Onischuk.

According to the database, Volokitin's record against Magnus Carlsen in classical games stands at 4 wins and 2 draws for the six games they played between 2004 and 2008.

Further information: http://grandcoach.com/en/students/9/ Wikipedia article: Andrei Volokitin Live ratings: http://www.2700chess.com/

Last updated: 2016-07-28 12:52:30

 page 1 of 36; games 1-25 of 891  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Navara vs A Volokitin  1-040 1997 Wch U12B99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
2. A Volokitin vs Radjabov  ½-½38 1998 Wch U12C11 French
3. Radjabov vs A Volokitin  0-129 1999 Baku-C U18A04 Reti Opening
4. M Brodsky vs A Volokitin  1-045 1999 Swidnica opB42 Sicilian, Kan
5. A Volokitin vs Navara  ½-½115 1999 Groningen Young MastersC11 French
6. A Volokitin vs Mamedyarov  1-030 1999 WCh U14 BoysC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
7. T Kononenko vs A Volokitin  1-048 2000 Ukrainian Team chA15 English
8. A Volokitin vs G Nesterov  1-042 2000 Ukrainian Team chB56 Sicilian
9. A Volokitin vs S Savchenko  1-033 2000 4th OIBM in Bad WiesseeB85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
10. V Zatonskih vs A Volokitin  0-157 2000 Ukrainian Team chA02 Bird's Opening
11. A Volokitin vs P Vinogradov  1-052 2000 Ukrainian Team chB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
12. Gavrikov vs A Volokitin  1-035 2000 4th OIBM in Bad WiesseeE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
13. A Volokitin vs G Timoshenko  ½-½29 2000 Ukrainian Team chC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
14. K Lerner vs A Volokitin  ½-½48 2000 4th OIBM in Bad WiesseeE97 King's Indian
15. E Kirnos vs A Volokitin  0-137 2000 Ukrainian Team chB42 Sicilian, Kan
16. A Volokitin vs V Rudak  ½-½34 2000 Ukrainian Team chC42 Petrov Defense
17. O Chaika vs A Volokitin  1-034 2000 Ukrainian Team chB26 Sicilian, Closed, 6.Be3
18. A Volokitin vs A Zubarev  1-061 2000 Ukrainian Team chB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
19. E Ghaem Maghami vs A Volokitin  0-155 2001 young mastersA30 English, Symmetrical
20. S Fedorchuk vs A Volokitin  ½-½47 2001 ch-UKRB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
21. Sasikiran vs A Volokitin  1-040 2001 young mastersA48 King's Indian
22. A Volokitin vs V Georgiev  1-035 2001 2nd European ChampionshipB58 Sicilian
23. A Volokitin vs Beliavsky  0-154 2001 Milan Vidmar MemB07 Pirc
24. S Savchenko vs A Volokitin  1-029 2001 openE97 King's Indian
25. A Volokitin vs L Bruzon Batista  ½-½36 2001 young mastersB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
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Nov-29-14  fisayo123: What the hell happened to his rating?
May-02-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Congrats to Volokitin on just barely being on the top 100 players in the world list. He is one of 4 players at 2654 (battle for 98th place) but placed 4th on tiebreaks due to games played (he had just 2 rated games vs. the others' 9, 8 and 6), so technically, he's #101. He's also Ukraine #6.
Jun-18-15  sonia91: Happy birthday to Mr 4-0!
Jun-18-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to GM Volokitin!
Jun-18-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to Mr 4-0?
Jun-18-15  FairyPromotion: <eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to Mr 4-0?>

That's a metaphor for his career record against Magnus Carlsen, which is +4 -0 =2.

Jun-18-15  A.T PhoneHome: Wishing Mikhail Tal happy birthday, while addressing him as "Mr. 4-0", was also appropriate until 1961. :P

Happy birthday, Mr. Volokitin! May your birthday consist of rich events!

Jun-18-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  eternaloptimist: <FP> Thx for clarifying that for me! Now I see it at the bottom of his profile. I've been so busy working today that I didn't have much of a chance to read all of his profile.
Dec-15-15  sonia91: Congrats on winning the 2015 Ukrainian Championship!
Dec-28-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: First post on this page:

<Another incredibly talented Ukrainian youngster. Andrei has just passed 18 years and his rating is already an impressive 2638.>

Eleven years later:

<Last FIDE rating: 2628>

Sometimes you get stuck :D

Dec-28-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: But to be fair to him, his peak rating was 2725. And that not too long ago, in 2013.
Dec-28-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  tamar: “Be kind to everyone on the way up; you'll meet the same people on the way down."
Dec-28-15  Everyone: <tamar> You always meet twice in life, but at the second time it may be too late.
May-23-16  Conrad93: This guy would be amazing if he could reach 2700+. In my opinion. he is Ukraine's most interesting and promising player. He's just hit a slump.

He needs to play in more high-level tournaments.

May-25-16  posoo: lololol cunrud look at dat tottological ish:

"Dis guy would be amazing if he were amazing" lololololol

May-25-16  Conrad93: < lololol cunrud look at dat tottological ish: "Dis guy would be amazing if he were amazing" lololololol>

5/10 trolling.

Jun-18-16  ketchuplover: Happy 30th birthday to Andrei
Jun-18-16  FairyPromotion: Happy Birthday to GM Volokitin!

I wish him a renaissance in his career, as he is indeed one of the most interesting players out there. I still remember the A Volokitin vs Mamedyarov, 2012 game, which I was following live, and I was left in awe as the game unfolded. Even as a huge Mamedyarov fan, that games remains as one of my all time favorites, and deserves the title of "Volokitin's Immortal" one day. He also has many brilliant games to follow it. Here are some of my favorite games of his that are not among his notable games (at the moment):

A Volokitin vs E Inarkiev, 2008
P Kotsur vs A Volokitin, 2011
Ponomariov vs A Volokitin, 2012

Jun-18-16  Virgil A: Happy Birthday!
Jun-18-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  diagonal: Happy 30th birthday to GM Andrei Volokitin.

He achieved the grandmaster title fifteen years ago at age of fifteen in 2001. I first saw him as relative 'newcomer' on the international chess circuit at Biel GM in 2005 - and Volokitin won together with Gelfand (both even equal on tie-break), nowadays he is a player who somehow did not fully fulfill his early promises, in the strong crowd of 2600-something ELO's but below the notorious 2700-barrier and thus rarely having a chance for further good invitations.

When is his next otb Meeting with Magnus? http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...

Jun-28-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  diagonal: Wow, Volokitin got an invitation and is playing in Bled at the traditional <Vidmar Memorial> (XX jubilee edition), ten players in a round robin, in an old style mix of five players from the hosting nation (including leading Slovenian grandmasters Lenic and Beliavsky) battling five international guest stars: top-seeded are Nisipeanu (ex-Roumania, now Germany) and Naiditsch (ex-Germany, now Azerbaijan):

http://www.vidmarjevmemorial.si/vel...

Andrei Volokitin is leading with 4.5/5

Jul-01-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  diagonal: Volokitin grinding out a win with black against Slovenian number one Luca Lenic today, tomorrow is rest day, with one round to go, Volokitin leads unbeaten now at 6.5/8, a full point ahead of Naiditsch at 5.5, followed by Nisipeanu at 5.0. Senior Beliavsky is at 50%, Kozul has a bad tournament.

On sunday, Andrei Volokitin needs only a draw with white against Jure Borisek to win the XX jubilee Vidmar Memorial as clear first!

Jul-03-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Congrats to Andrei Volokitin for winning the Vidmar Memorial with a score of 7/9, half a point ahead of Naiditsch.
Jul-03-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  diagonal: Relaunch of a career?

<Ukrainian Champion in 2004> and member of Ukraine which won the team gold medal at the 2004 Olympiad. On the January 2005 rating list, Volokitin was ranked the top junior of the world, and 20th overall (at ELO 2685; yes, there were less than twenty players above 2700 that time).

Volokitin won the prestigious <Biel GM Invitation 2005> (joint with Gelfand on same tie-break scoring, declared ex-aequo winners by the organizers; yes, there was no play-off that time), beating the same year Jan Timman in a rapid friendly match 2½-1½ at Léon.

During some years, Volokitin's ranking slipped back slightly, competition is tough at high level, and if your life is going into its mid-twenties, you will no longer take benefit from youth mania by the mass-media and organizers.

<Ukrainian Champion in 2015> for a second time, and today, he won the <Jubilee XX Vidmar Memorial in Bled 2016> as clear first.

Congratulation, GM Andrei Volokitin!

Jul-07-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  diagonal: Photo album, some really nice pics from the earlier years, with Carlsen as well as Karjakin, or Gelfand (from Biel 2005), Radjabov, Pono, Kasim, Naka, Chucky and mighty Vic: http://www.grandcoach.com/en/studen...
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