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Timur Gareev
Number of games in database: 133
Years covered: 2001 to 2013
Last FIDE rating: 2649
Highest rating achieved in database: 2682
Overall record: +62 -25 =46 (63.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    E10 A45 A40 D02 A46
 Slav (8) 
    D11 D10 D13 D15 D12
 Semi-Slav (7) 
    D43 D45 D46
 Grunfeld (7) 
    D85 D78 D90 D80
 Queen's Indian (6) 
    E12 E15 E16
 Queen's Gambit Declined (5) 
    D39 D31 D38 D35
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (16) 
    C78 C95 C97 C77 C75
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (7) 
    C95 C97 C91 C84
 King's Indian (6) 
    E94 E90 E97 E70 E60
 Sicilian (6) 
    B47 B51 B31 B62 B53
 Queen's Indian (4) 
    E15 E12
 Nimzo Indian (4) 
    E21 E24 E44
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   T Gareev vs R Yankovsky, 2012 1-0
   T Gareev vs Van Wely, 2011 1-0
   T Gareev vs G Battaglini, 2011 1-0
   T Gareev vs G Guseinov, 2006 1/2-1/2
   M Arnold vs T Gareev, 2013 0-1
   T Gareev vs Robson, 2013 1-0
   T Gareev vs T Taylor, 2012 1-0
   T Gareev vs R Yankovsky, 2012 1-0
   B Cheng vs T Gareev, 2012 0-1
   T Gareev vs Shabalov, 2012 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   It (open) St. Petersburg 300 (2003)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   37th Chess Olympiad (2006)
   6th Aeroflot Festival (2007)
   Cappelle la Grande (2007)
   Moscow Open (2007)
   World Open (2009)
   39th World Open (2011)
   Berkeley International (2011)
   112th US Open (2011)
   National Open (2012)
   US Chess Championships (2013)

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TIMUR GAREEV
(born Mar-03-1988) Uzbekistan (citizen of United States of America)

[what is this?]
FM (2002); GM (2004)

Timur Gareev received his GM title when he was 16, and was at that time the youngest Asian GM. He is now one of North America’s top masters. He studied in the USA, and registered with the USCF, eventually settling in Austin, Texas. He graduated with a BA degree in Business Marketing from the University of Texas at Brownsville. He is also a leading proponent of blindfold simultaneous chess.

Championships

<Age and national> In 2001 he competed in the World U14 Championship, performing well with 6/11 but without troubling the leader board. In 2004 he was =2nd at the Uzbekistan Championship and competed in the World Junior Championship, scoring 7/13. In 2005, he was =1st with Anton Filippov at the category 7 round robin Uzbekistani Championship scoring 8/10, and in the 2007 edition of the event, he tied for first with Vladimir Egin and Filippov.

<World> Gareev’s first and so far only tilt at the open World Championship cycle came in late 2007, when he placed 3rd at the Zonal Championship Zone 3.6 with 7.5/11.

Team events

<Olympiad> Gareev played for Uzbekistan in the 2000 Children’s Olympiad, in the U16 Olympiads in 2002 and 2004, and in the U18 Olympiad in 2004. In the U16 Olympiads he scored two individual bronzes playing boards 2 and 1 respectively, and helped Uzbekistan to a team bronze in 2004. He also played for Uzbekistan on 1st reserve in the 36th Olympiad (2004) in Calvia de Mallorca, Spain and on board 3 at the 37th Chess Olympiad (2006) in Turin, Italy where he placed 5th for his board.

<Continental> He played top board for Uzbekistan at the 2008 Asian Team Championships placing 4th for his board, and helping his team to 4th place.

<College> Gareev was a part of the University of Texas at Brownsville's (UTB) chess team from August 2005 to August 2006 & August 2009 to December 2011 where he helped the university obtain its first national championship along with other collegiate honors.

Standard Tournaments

In the three months rating period to 1 October 2002, Gareev accumulated a massive 240 rating points with his results in the Astana International in 2002, the A. Druzhinin Memorial International, the 2002 Samara Open and the U16 Olympiad in Kuala Lumpur, leaping from 2191 to 2431. In February 2003, he was 2nd at Kemerovo 2003 behind Evgeni Egorov and won the Chigorin Memorial in 2003 and the 6th Young Cup 3rd Stage GM-A with 14.5/19 in late 2003. In April 2004 he won the powerful Vasylyshyn Memorial 2004 with a commanding score of 12/15. In February 2006, he was =2nd behind Lazaro Bruzon at the Gran Abierto held in Morelia in Mexico. In March 2007, he scored 6.5/9 at the massive Cappelle la Grande (2007), a half point from the lead and placing 7th-27th. His first FIDE rated tournament in the US was the New England Masters held on Rhode Island in 2008, where he placed 2nd behind Sergey Erenburg with 7/9. There followed a series of tournaments in North America that gradually built Gareev’s career, enhancing his rating and ranking. Chief amongst his results were =3rd at the World Open (2009) behind Gata Kamsky and Varuzhan Akobian, =1st the 75th Annual Southwest Open in Fort Worth, Texas, winning the UWI Masters 2010 in Jamaica, 1st at the 20th Annual Chicago Open, 1st at the 2010 Copper State International Round Robin tournament, 1st at the 11th Metropolitan FIDE Invitational tournament and 1st at the 2nd Metropolitan FIDE International. He also won the North American Open 2012, tied for third in the US Chess Championships (2013) and was equal first in the 23rd Annual North American Open (2013).

Simultaneous blindfold

Gareev's simultaneous blindfold chess record includes a 19-game blindfold simul in Cypress, Texas in September 2012, a 27-game simul in Hawaii Dec 2012 and a 33-game match in St Louis, May 2013. "It is part of Timur's preparation to set a new blindfold simul world record of 64 boards before the end of 2013. The date for the record-breaking simul was tentatively set for December 21 on the Hawaiian island of Oahu." (1) However, this event did not appear to have occurred.

Ratings and rankings

As of 1 March 2014, Gareev’s rating is 2649, ranking him #4 in the USA behind Hikaru Nakamura, Gata Kamsky and Alexander Onischuk.

His blitz rating is 2634.

Wikipedia article: Timur Gareev; (1) http://chessbase.com/Home/TabId/211...


 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 133  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. T Gareev vs G Jones  0-149 2001 WYB14A57 Benko Gambit
2. B Predojevic vs T Gareev  1-028 2001 WYB14B62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
3. T Batchuluun vs T Gareev  ½-½36 2001 WYB14D32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
4. V Grebionkin vs T Gareev  1-063 2002 4th Stage Russian CupD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
5. V Popov vs T Gareev  1-060 2002 4th Stage Russian CupD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. T Gareev vs A Iljin  1-028 2002 4th Stage Russian CupE12 Queen's Indian
7. Karjakin vs T Gareev  1-041 2002 WY olB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
8. T Gareev vs V Malaniuk  1-052 2003 It (open) St. Petersburg 300A88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
9. A Lukashuk vs T Gareev  0-130 2003 It (open) St. Petersburg 300C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
10. T Gareev vs M Sorokin  ½-½35 2003 It (open) St. Petersburg 300D29 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
11. I Zakharevich vs T Gareev  0-130 2003 It (open) St. Petersburg 300E97 King's Indian
12. T Gareev vs V A Loginov  ½-½50 2003 It (open) St. Petersburg 300E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
13. T Gareev vs E Shaposhnikov  0-156 2003 It (open) St. Petersburg 300E12 Queen's Indian
14. Areshchenko vs T Gareev 1-095 2003 It (open) St. Petersburg 300C45 Scotch Game
15. T Gareev vs P Kotsur  ½-½71 2003 It (open) St. Petersburg 300E21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
16. T Gareev vs P Gnusarev  ½-½69 2004 36th OlympiadE15 Queen's Indian
17. T Gareev vs C Martinez 1-026 2004 36th OlympiadD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
18. T Gareev vs I Novikov  ½-½23 2004 36th OlympiadD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
19. Ganguly vs T Gareev  1-061 2004 OpenC78 Ruy Lopez
20. A Minasian vs T Gareev  0-143 2004 36th OlympiadA07 King's Indian Attack
21. Zhao Zong-Yuan vs T Gareev  1-056 2004 36th OlympiadE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
22. W Arencibia vs T Gareev  ½-½39 2004 36th OlympiadA48 King's Indian
23. T Gareev vs D V Prasad  1-041 2004 OpenE12 Queen's Indian
24. V Babula vs T Gareev  ½-½43 2004 36th OlympiadD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
25. T Gareev vs A Zhigalko  1-043 2004 36th OlympiadE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 133  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-12-04  siggemannen: This Uzbek GM had a pretty good run in Calvia only losing once I think...
Aug-12-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: Gareev plays under the handle <UzbekDragon> on ICC.
Sep-01-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Chessbase: Filed: 22/05/2005. This week the 17-year-old GM Timur Gareev and fellow Uzbek IM Anton Fillipov were disgraced when they were caught using analysis engines while competing in tournaments on the popular PlayChess server. The fraud – the equivalent of taking a crowbar to a cash-dispenser – was detected by the use of sophisticated software programs.
Feb-16-11  poorpatzer: Wow, seriously?
Mar-03-12  BIDMONFA: Timur Gareev

GAREEV, Timur
http://www.bidmonfa.com/gareev_timu...
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Oct-08-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  SetNoEscapeOn: This very strong grandmaster is likely a future member of the US Olympic team. He's settled in Austin, TX.
May-01-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Joshka: Wants to break a blindfold simul record in Hawaii

http://kplr11.com/2013/04/30/blindf...

May-01-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: The 2013 U.S. Championship (May 2 through May 13) will feature 24 of the country's strongest competitors. Gareev enters the tournament as the No. 2-rated player , second only to Gata Kamsky. After switching federations from Uzbekistan to the U.S., he will be competing in his first-ever U.S. Championship.

Gareev studied Business and Accounting at the University of Texas at Brownsville, where he received his B.A. degree in 2011. He was a part of the University of Texas at Brownsville's Chess Team from August 2005 to August 2006 where he helped the University obtain its first National Championship.

http://d1lalstwiwz2br.cloudfront.ne...

(Gareev during the blindfold simul)

May-01-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  ketchuplover: Kudos and good luck Mr.Gareev
Jul-12-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  twinlark: I'm surprised that a US Grandmaster of the strength of Gareev has less than one page of kibitzing.

I've updated his bio so if anyone has anything to add or amend (supported by reliable sources), please let me know at my forum or leave a message at Biographer Bistro.

Oct-13-13  savagerules: This guy is going to try to break the blindfold simul record soon. I think it's like 50 boards or something. Pretty amazing but I imagine incredibly tiring. He did a blindfold simul before one tournament recently and then played poorly the rest of the tourney probably due to long lasting fatigue caused by playing the blindfold simul.
Nov-02-13  RedShield: <Chess Grandmaster Takes On 10 Jail Inmates Blindfolded, And Wins>

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/11...

Feb-19-14  capafischer1: This guy showed up at recession buster tournament in san diego wearing pajamas with cartoon characters and dress shoes. He would also eat standing up in front of his opponents. A very strange character. Now I understand why FIDE is enforcing dress code. He was the highest rated player in the 6 round event by 100 points. He gave up 3 draws and came in 2nd.
Feb-19-14  capafischer1: He also dropped 37 points in fide rating ever since he moved to USA in about a year playing in swiss tournaments. That is a significant drop from 2682 rating in a short time.
Feb-19-14  dx9293: <capafischer> As an American player I hate to say this, but when strong foreign GMs start playing in the US and change their federation to USA, one could place a bet that their best chess is behind them. I can only think of Onischuk and to some degree Shulman who managed to buck this trend.
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