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Aleksandr Rakhmanov
Number of games in database: 583
Years covered: 2001 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2627 (2721 rapid, 2578 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2676

Overall record: +124 -69 =178 (57.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 212 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 English (43) 
    A10 A16 A13 A15 A18
 English, 1 c4 e5 (31) 
    A20 A22 A28
 Queen's Pawn Game (31) 
    A46 D04 D02 D05 A41
 Slav (29) 
    D10 D11 D13 D14 D12
 Nimzo Indian (28) 
    E48 E43 E47 E51 E41
 English, 1 c4 c5 (26) 
    A36 A30 A34 A38 A39
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (50) 
    B29 B25 B23 B91 B51
 French Defense (29) 
    C11 C10 C02 C13 C14
 Queen's Pawn Game (25) 
    E00 A45 A40 A46 D02
 English (23) 
    A15 A13 A16 A10 A14
 Old Indian (21) 
    A53 A54
 Scandinavian (21) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Rakhmanov vs Y Ginzburg, 2010 1-0
   M Bluebaum vs A Rakhmanov, 2016 0-1
   A Rakhmanov vs D Gochelashvili, 2010 1-0
   D Boskovic vs A Rakhmanov, 2010 0-1
   M Ragger vs A Rakhmanov, 2015 1/2-1/2
   A Rakhmanov vs H Gabuzyan, 2017 1/2-1/2
   A Rakhmanov vs R Molina, 2012 1-0
   A Rakhmanov vs K H Lien, 2015 1-0
   Ehlvest vs A Rakhmanov, 2014 1/2-1/2
   A Rakhmanov vs Jobava, 2014 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Dubai Open (2017)
   Dubai Chess Open (2015)
   Politiken Cup (2015)
   Russian Team Championship: Higher League (2009)
   European Championship (2019)
   Sharjah Masters (2018)
   Moscow Open (2007)
   European Individual Championship (2013)
   European Individual Championship (2010)
   13th European Individual Championship (2012)
   Russian Championship Higher League (2010)
   Qatar Masters (2014)
   European Individual Chess Championship (2017)
   Aeroflot Open (2010)
   European Individual Chess Championship (2018)

   🏆 Grand Swiss IoM
   Eljanov vs A Rakhmanov (Oct-16-19) 1/2-1/2
   Sasikiran vs A Rakhmanov (Oct-14-19) 1/2-1/2
   A Rakhmanov vs A Zatonskih (Oct-13-19) 1-0
   A Rakhmanov vs D Dubov (Oct-13-19) 1-0
   B Amin vs A Rakhmanov (Oct-11-19) 1-0

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(born Aug-28-1989, 30 years old) Russia
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IM (2006); Grandmaster (2007).

Placed 3rd in European U18 Ch 2007, 3rd in World U18 Championship in 2007, 1st in the 2008 Paleochora Open, 1st in the Heraklio Open 2008, 2nd in the Abu Dhabi Open 2009, first on tiebreak in the 2010 Voronezh Masters Open with 7/9, 1st in the Czech Open "Eltodo Open" rapid event in 2010, outright 1st at the 2013 Dubai Open with 7.5/9, 3rd at the Teplice Open 2015.

Wikipedia article: Aleksandr Rakhmanov

Last updated: 2019-09-24 11:58:57

 page 1 of 24; games 1-25 of 583  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Vager vs A Rakhmanov  1-0472001Chigorin mem openA48 King's Indian
2. B Kharashkina vs A Rakhmanov  ½-½492001Chigorin mem openC02 French, Advance
3. A Rakhmanov vs M Rogovoi  0-1512001Chigorin mem openE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
4. V Turikov vs A Rakhmanov  1-0452001Chigorin mem openA04 Reti Opening
5. A Rakhmanov vs M Matlakov  1-0772001Chigorin mem openD02 Queen's Pawn Game
6. A Kirusha vs A Rakhmanov  1-0372001Chigorin mem openE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
7. A Rakhmanov vs A Vunder  ½-½122001Chigorin mem openA46 Queen's Pawn Game
8. D Frolyanov vs A Rakhmanov  ½-½362001Chigorin mem openC11 French
9. A Rakhmanov vs A Bratchenko  0-11122001Chigorin mem openA15 English
10. A Rakhmanov vs I Lysyj  ½-½1002003Arctic Cup u16E17 Queen's Indian
11. N Pogonina vs A Rakhmanov  1-0552006Moscow Aeroflot op-BC05 French, Tarrasch
12. I Enchev vs A Rakhmanov  0-1772006European Youth ChampionshipA36 English
13. A Rakhmanov vs A Bitalzadeh  0-1592006European Youth ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
14. A Rakhmanov vs F Brethes  1-0332006European Youth ChampionshipC10 French
15. D Baratosi vs A Rakhmanov  ½-½372006European Youth ChampionshipC02 French, Advance
16. A Rakhmanov vs D Rukavina  1-0392006European Youth ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
17. R Lovkov vs A Rakhmanov  ½-½452006European Youth ChampionshipC42 Petrov Defense
18. A Rakhmanov vs B Bogosavljevic  0-1372006European Youth ChampionshipA55 Old Indian, Main line
19. A Rakhmanov vs D Nestorovic  ½-½382006European Youth ChampionshipA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
20. A Cherenkov vs A Rakhmanov  0-1272007Moscow OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
21. A Rakhmanov vs S Koshevoy 1-0412007Moscow OpenD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. F Amonatov vs A Rakhmanov  1-0782007Moscow OpenC42 Petrov Defense
23. A Rakhmanov vs V Belous  1-0482007Moscow OpenB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
24. A Rakhmanov vs V Burmakin  ½-½582007Moscow OpenD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. A Rakhmanov vs Naiditsch 0-1392008Moscow OpenE48 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5
 page 1 of 24; games 1-25 of 583  PGN Download
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Nov-30-07  BIDMONFA: Aleksandr Rakhmanov

RAKHMANOV, Aleksandr

Jun-22-10  Don Cossacks: Master Open Voronezh 2010 took place from 12th to 21st June in Voronezh, Russia. 103 players from nine federations participated, among them 30 Grandmasters, forming an incredibly strong field of average 2383 FIDE elo.

The 20-years old Russian Grandmaster Aleksandr Rakhmanov claimed the winner's trophy after edging fellow GM Denis Khismatullin on better tiebreak. They both had 7.0 points from nine games. Viacheslav Zakhartsov, who led the race after round five, Marat Dzhumaev and Avetik Grigoryan shared the third place with 6.5 points each.

Final standings:

1 GM Rakhmanov Aleksandr RUS 2570 - 7
2 GM Khismatullin Denis RUS 2657 - 7
3 GM Zakhartsov Viacheslav V RUS 2586 - 6.5
4 GM Dzhumaev Marat UZB 2495 - 6.5
5 GM Grigoryan Avetik ARM 2576 - 6.5
6 GM Kokarev Dmitry RUS 2612 - 6
7 GM Yevseev Denis RUS 2520 - 6
8 IM Looshnikov Nikolai RUS 2500 - 6
9 GM Dvoirys Semen I RUS 2563 - 6
10 GM Ponkratov Pavel RUS 2603 - 6

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  Tabanus: GM Aleksandr Rakhmanov, Russia, born 28 August 1989. Now rated 2590,

IM in 2006, GM in 2007. Rated 2592 in Nov. 2009. ICC: Rakhmanator

GM title application:

Biography: (in Polish)


Placed 3rd in European U18 Ch 2007, 3rd in World U18 Ch 2007, 1st in Paleochora Open 2008, 1st in Heraklio Open A 2008, 2nd in Abu Dhabi Open 2009,

1st in Voronezh Open (Russia) 12-21 June 2010:

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  Tabanus: He won today the strong rapid event Czech Open "Eltodo Open" 21-22 July 2010:

Aug-28-12  Llawdogg: Happy Birthday!
Jan-15-13  Defensiver: he loses to a national master today...may because he is not in a good mood...
Jun-07-14  diagonal: Rakhmanov on the road:

# April 2013: Rakhmanov claims <15th Dubai Open 2013> ahead of Volkov, Kuzubov, Laznicka, Ehlvest, Istratescu, Ivan Sokolov, Akopian, Kryvoruchko, Sargissian, Ganguly, Gupta, Edouard, Iordachescu, Ghaem Maghami, among others:

# November 2013: Rakhmanov takes <3rd Panama Chess Open 23013> ahead of IM Camilo Gomez Garrido, Cori, Bruzon, Ipatov, Tiviakov, among others:

# June 2014: Rakhmanov impressive clear first at the traditional <44th Bosna in Sarajevo>, played since 2010 as an Open (swiss system), ahead of Sebenik, Kozul, Stevic, Palac, Gleizerov, Yilmaz, Dutch junior Benjamin Bok, who lost his last round game, and legendary Bojan Kurajica, among others: and

<GM Aleksandr Rakhmanov (RUS) was convincing in Open A (for players rated over 2300 ELO). The Russian Grandmaster emerged clear winner with 7/9 points, performing at 2773 ELO.

The runner-up GM Matej Sebenik (SLO) took the silver with 6,5/9 points, leaving the nearest followers half a point behind.

Third place was shared in a three-way tie by the Croatian GMs Zdenko Kozul, Hrvoje Stevic and Mladen Palac, but the former European champion for men Zdenko Kozul took the bronze on superior tie-break score> (Source:

Historical note: <Bosna, Sarajevo> is lasting since 1957 (with a break due to Balkan conflicts), that means now the third longest major recurring Chess Tournament after <Hastings> (today also an Open), since 1920/21 and <Wijk aan Zee / Beverwijk>, since 1938; and ahead of the Capablanca Memorial (mostly played in Havanna), since 1962. (Not counting pure Open never to be a closed all-play-all Invitation Tournament, such as the <U.S. Open Chess Championship>, at various places, lasting annually since 1900).

Mar-10-17  WTHarvey: Here are some critical positions from Aleksandr's games: What's the winning move ?
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