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Alexander Yuryevich (Nenashev) Graf
A Graf 
Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.  
Number of games in database: 532
Years covered: 1978 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2561
Highest rating achieved in database: 2656

Overall record: +222 -120 =171 (59.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 19 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (59) 
    E46 E21 E54 E40 E51
 King's Indian (36) 
    E81 E60 E77 E83 E84
 Slav (27) 
    D10 D15 D12 D13 D11
 Grunfeld (20) 
    D85 D86 D87 D94 D79
 Queen's Pawn Game (13) 
    E00 D02 E10 A40
 Queen's Gambit Declined (12) 
    D35 D30 D31 D38
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (44) 
    C96 C90 C95 C78 C91
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (34) 
    C96 C90 C91 C97 C95
 Sicilian (21) 
    B81 B83 B40 B46 B47
 French Defense (20) 
    C07 C14 C10 C01 C02
 Queen's Pawn Game (16) 
    A46 A40 E10 E00 A41
 Queen's Gambit Declined (15) 
    D37 D35 D31 D36
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Morozevich vs A Graf, 1994 0-1
   T Franke vs A Graf, 2006 0-1
   K Weissenbach vs A Graf, 2008 0-1
   A Graf vs N Guliyev, 2005 1-0
   A Graf vs Glek, 1987 1-0
   A Graf vs R Felgaer, 2004 1-0
   A Graf vs Yurtaev, 1993 1-0
   A Graf vs Radjabov, 2003 1-0
   A Graf vs Krasenkow, 1991 1-0
   I Miladinovic vs A Graf, 2001 0-1

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament 2001/02 (2001)
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   75th German Championship (2004)
   XVII Torre Memorial Knockout (2004)
   15th European Team Championship (2005)
   Cappelle la Grande (2009)
   3rd Aeroflot Festival (2004)
   German Championship (2006)
   Bundesliga 2017/18 (2017)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   6th European Individual Championship (2005)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   7th European Individual Championship (2006)
   European Individual Championship (2007)
   GRENKE Chess Classic (Open) (2017)

   🏆 Bundesliga 2017/18
   J Smeets vs A Graf (May-01-18) 1-0
   A Graf vs L van Foreest (Apr-29-18) 0-1
   A Graf vs J Lampert (Mar-11-18) 1/2-1/2
   E Powierski vs A Graf (Mar-10-18) 0-1
   A Seyb vs A Graf (Feb-25-18) 1-0

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(born Aug-25-1962, 56 years old) Uzbekistan (federation/nationality Germany)

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GM (1992) Alexander Yuryevich (Nenashev) Graf was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Nenashev was champion of Uzbekistan in 1989. He expatriated himself to Germany, where his ancestors come from, in 2000 and took his father's surname 'Graf' (he had been formerly named 'Nenashev'). In 2004, he won the German Chess Championship.

Wikipedia article: Alexander Graf

Last updated: 2018-03-06 13:38:48

 page 1 of 22; games 1-25 of 532  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Graf vs G Borisenko  1-0381978UZB-chA10 English
2. A Graf vs Kasparov 0-1321978Team TournamentA32 English, Symmetrical Variation
3. V Vepkhvishvili vs A Graf  0-1311980Ch SU \\B59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3
4. Huzman vs A Graf 1-0381982Junior Teams EventE12 Queen's Indian
5. A Graf vs Antoshin  0-1341984Moscow-chD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
6. Gulko vs A Graf  ½-½561984MoscowD36 Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange, Positional line, 6.Qc2
7. Vyzmanavin vs A Graf  1-0271984Moscow (Russia)D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. A Graf vs Gulko  0-1481984BarnaulA15 English
9. Smagin vs A Graf  ½-½221984URS-ch sfC53 Giuoco Piano
10. Smagin vs A Graf  0-1561984Moscow-chC49 Four Knights
11. A Graf vs Kholmov  ½-½421984Moscow-chC77 Ruy Lopez
12. A Graf vs Tseshkovsky  1-0681984URS-ch sfA07 King's Indian Attack
13. Vasiukov vs A Graf  ½-½261984Moscow-chC49 Four Knights
14. Suetin vs A Graf  0-1971984MoscowC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
15. Krasenkow vs A Graf  0-1441985GeorgiaC46 Three Knights
16. A Graf vs Savon  ½-½371986URS-ch otborE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
17. Klovans vs A Graf  ½-½511986URS-ch otborC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
18. A Graf vs Smagin  1-0801986URS-ch otborE46 Nimzo-Indian
19. Serper vs A Graf  1-0651986URS-ch otborC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
20. A Graf vs Vyzmanavin  ½-½241986URS-ch otborD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. A Graf vs Khalifman  0-1361987Ch Armed ForcesE60 King's Indian Defense
22. E Vladimirov vs A Graf  0-1571987URS-ch otborE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
23. Khalifman vs A Graf  1-0441987Ch Armed ForcesC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
24. A Graf vs Shabalov  1-0501987URS Army-chA65 Benoni, 6.e4
25. A Graf vs G Timoshchenko  1-0371987USSR Army ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
 page 1 of 22; games 1-25 of 532  PGN Download
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Feb-13-04  technical draw: <tamar> How do you "decide" to use your father's name? Isn't it a given?
Premium Chessgames Member
  tamar: There are examples like Kasparov of using the mother's name. The German Chessbase stories in 1999 did not specify, but said when he repatriated to Germany, he decided to use his German father's name.
Feb-13-04  PinkPanther: <>
Yes, I mentioned that on this website quite a while ago.
Feb-13-04  tud: Harry Weinstein did not sound for communist Russia very sexy. Welcome Garry Kasparov.
Feb-13-04  PinkPanther: <tud>
Doesn't sound very sexy to me either. By the way, Vladimir Kramnik's name is actually Sokolov.
Feb-13-04  marcus13: How Vladimir Kramnik name can be solokov???
Premium Chessgames Member We decided to merge the games from the two player records into one page. Thanks for your info.
Feb-14-04  PinkPanther: <marcus13>
Click on the second link you see.
Feb-14-04  marcus13: Thanks strange coincidence isn't it.
Feb-14-04  Bitzovich: Wow, i t has some really PIQUANT info on Kramnik in that interview...
Feb-15-04  Lawrence: PP, if you read the article you will see that Vladimir Kramnik's name was never Sokolov.
Feb-15-04  PinkPanther: No but his dad's name was and therefore his should have been. The name Sokolov "is in his blood", the name Kramnik isn't. It's simply a name his father assumed and passed down to him.
Apr-06-04  Vischer: Vladimir Sokolov?
Jul-29-04  Giancarlo: This guy is the german champ?
Aug-17-04  Kaspy2: and upcoming...
Feb-12-05  WTHarvey: Here are crucial positions from some of Alexander's games not shown here.
Aug-24-06  BIDMONFA: [unknown player](nenashev)_graf.html

GRAF, Alexander

Jun-07-07  Autoreparaturwerkbau: Graf looks concerned about the arisen position even before his opponent makes his first move (see the page's 2nd pic).

Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <Autoreparaturwerkbau> or simply concentration, that's what I guess.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Marmot PFL: <There are examples like Kasparov of using the mother's name.>

I understood that his father's name was Weinstein and his mother's was Kasparian, but that neither sounded as russian as Kasparov. I have also heard rumors that Fischer's father wasn't named Fischer as well.

Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: 4th place in the 1st Negroponte Open (Greece) 9-17 August 2010:

Sep-30-11  nummerzwei: Frank Zeller on Graf:

<Graf is known for employing a wide arsenal of openings. Always striving for creative variety, he is not one of those who specialize in particular variations. With his enormous chess understanding and experience, he is busy making plans early on in every game, at a stage when other grandmasters are simply reeling off their preparations. It is thus only natural for him to get into time-trouble as often as he does. Graf's ambitious approach can be exhausting, but his ascetic appearance illustrates that he is prepared to sacrifice energy in the course of the chess struggle.>

Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: His uncle was a count. Graf Graf.
Aug-25-13  JoergWalter: and he married steffie graf...
Apr-17-17  paavoh: Good to see him in action in Grenke Open 2017. I thought he had retired, and indeed there are two gaps without games during 2009-2012 and 2012-2016 in the CG database.
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