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Alexander Areshchenko
Number of games in database: 714
Years covered: 2000 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2661 (2633 rapid, 2670 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2720
Overall record: +289 -106 =300 (63.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      19 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (155) 
    B43 B32 B92 B90 B30
 Ruy Lopez (50) 
    C65 C78 C77 C67 C91
 French Defense (45) 
    C18 C11 C02 C12 C10
 Sicilian Najdorf (26) 
    B92 B90 B91
 Sicilian Taimanov (22) 
    B47 B46 B45 B48
 Caro-Kann (22) 
    B12 B11 B19 B18 B10
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (162) 
    B90 B22 B92 B52 B97
 Sicilian Najdorf (96) 
    B90 B92 B97 B96 B93
 Grunfeld (81) 
    D85 D86 D80 D71 D73
 King's Indian (33) 
    E94 E92 E60 E61 E88
 English (30) 
    A15 A16
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    A45 A41 E00
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Areshchenko vs Savon, 2001 1-0
   Areshchenko vs F Corrales Jimenez, 2009 1-0
   Areshchenko vs A Volokitin, 2004 1-0
   Adams vs Areshchenko, 2010 0-1
   Lahno vs Areshchenko, 2003 0-1
   Areshchenko vs B Savchenko, 2014 1-0
   Kaidanov vs Areshchenko, 2013 0-1
   Rublevsky vs Areshchenko, 2009 0-1
   Areshchenko vs Jakovenko, 2009 1-0
   Areshchenko vs Efimenko, 2005 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Chigorin Memorial (2012)
   Ukrainian Championships (2005)
   Zurich Chess Club 200th Anniversary (2009)
   Chigorin Memorial (2013)
   Cappelle La Grande (2003)
   5th Gibraltar Chess Festival (2007)
   Gibraltar (2008)
   Bundesliga 2010/11 (2010)
   Gibraltar Masters (2005)
   European Individual Championships (2013)
   European Individual Championships (2014)
   10th European Individual Championship (2009)
   European Individual Championship (2008)
   European Individual Championships (2007)
   Bundesliga 2013/14 (2013)

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(born Jun-15-1986, 29 years old) Ukraine
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Grandmaster (2002). In 2000, he won the World Under-14 Championship. In 2005, he won the Ukrainian Championship and in 2012 he placed second in the Ukrainian Championship (2012), a result that increased his live rating to beyond 2700 for the first time. Also in 2012, he won the Chigorin Memorial (2012). His strong result (7.5/11) in the European Individual Championships (2013) qualified him to play in the World Cup (2013) where he defeated Gregory Kaidanov in the 1st round and Argentine GM Ruben Felgaer in the second round. He was knocked out by Vladimir Kramnik in the next one.

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Wikipedia article: Alexander Areshchenko

 page 1 of 29; games 1-25 of 714  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. M Shinkarchuk vs Areshchenko  0-159 2000 Ukrainian Team chC02 French, Advance
2. O Budnikov vs Areshchenko  1-057 2000 Kharkov Caissa opE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
3. T Melamed vs Areshchenko  0-158 2000 Ukrainian Team chB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
4. Areshchenko vs V Shalimov  ½-½56 2000 Kharkov Caissa opB32 Sicilian
5. Y Zinchenko vs Areshchenko 0-152 2000 UKR-ch U14B40 Sicilian
6. L Aslanian vs Areshchenko  0-136 2000 Ukrainian Team chB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
7. A Zubarev vs Areshchenko  ½-½58 2000 Kharkov Caissa opB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
8. F G Sebe Vodislav vs Areshchenko  1-053 2000 t-EuCh U18B23 Sicilian, Closed
9. D Shilin vs Areshchenko  0-139 2000 Ukrainian Team chB50 Sicilian
10. E Kobylkin vs Areshchenko 0-118 2000 Kharkov Caissa opE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
11. Areshchenko vs M Yarmysty  1-028 2000 UKR-ch U14B32 Sicilian
12. Areshchenko vs A Shneider  0-141 2000 Ukrainian Team chB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
13. Areshchenko vs A Surjadnji  ½-½69 2000 Kharkov Caissa opB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
14. Areshchenko vs G Pataki  1-050 2000 t-EuCh U18B57 Sicilian
15. Areshchenko vs A Maly  0-142 2000 Ukrainian Team chB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
16. Areshchenko vs E Gasanov  0-157 2000 Kharkov Caissa opC18 French, Winawer
17. Areshchenko vs A Zhygan  1-060 2000 Ukrainian Team chB83 Sicilian
18. S Tugaj vs Areshchenko  0-163 2000 Kharkov Caissa opB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
19. Areshchenko vs L Havlicek  1-058 2000 t-EuCh U18B87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
20. Areshchenko vs M Simantsev  1-045 2000 Kharkov Caissa opB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
21. Areshchenko vs I Mutschnik  ½-½42 2000 Ukrainian Team chB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
22. Areshchenko vs I Nester  1-048 2000 Kharkov Caissa opB01 Scandinavian
23. Areshchenko vs H Tikkanen  1-020 2001 WYB16B32 Sicilian
24. Areshchenko vs M Zivanic  1-046 2001 TCh-Europe Boys U18C45 Scotch Game
25. V Komliakov vs Areshchenko  0-127 2001 2nd Governor's CupB50 Sicilian
 page 1 of 29; games 1-25 of 714  PGN Download
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Dec-28-04  Pawsome: By the way, the site referred to above is, if you catch it in time.
Apr-28-05  Mameluk: Areschenko just beaten Rublevsky and is leading 2nd board in the Russian league(Bareev, Dreev, Bologan, Rublevsky, Sutovsky...) while his teammate Alekseev is leading the 1st board with Svidler and Efimenko not too bad on the 3rd. Kids!
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  tamar: The Ukrainian Championship is a knock-out event this year. Areshchenko in the absence of Volokitin, Ivanchuk and Karjakin, is my pick to win.

He plays very interesting games. Nice calculation in today's game

[Event "74th Ukranian Chess Championship "]
[Site "Rivne"]
[Date "2005.08.24"]
[Round "1.2"]
[White "Areshchenko, Alexander"]
[Black "Nesteretz, Anatoliy"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B07"]
[WhiteElo "2625"]
[BlackElo "2337"]
[Annotator "Xmas"]
[PlyCount "111"]
[EventDate "2005.08.24"]

1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 Nbd7 4. Be3 e5 5. d5 Be7 6. f3 O-O 7. Qd2 c6 8. a4 a5 9. Bc4 Nb6 10. Bb3 cxd5 11. exd5 Nfd7 12. Nb5 Nc5 13. Ne2 Bd7 14. Nec3 Nxb3 15. cxb3 Bf5 16. O-O Nd7 17. Ne4 Bxe4 18. fxe4 Nf6 19. Qc2 Ng4 20. Bc1 Rc8 21. Qe2 Qd7 22. Bd2 Rc2 23. Qd3 Rcc8 24. h3 Nf6 25. Bxa5 Nh5 26. Bd2 g5 27. Rac1 Nf4 28. Qf3 f5 29. Bxf4 gxf4 30. exf5 Qxf5 31. Nc3 Kh8 32. Ne4 Rg8 33. b4 Rg6 34. Rxc8+ Qxc8 35. Qd3 Bh4 36. a5 Qg8 37. Qd2 Bd8 38. Rf3 b6 39. Kh1 bxa5 40. bxa5 Bxa5 41. Qxa5 Rxg2 42. Rf2 Rxf2 43. Nxf2 f3 44. Ng4 h5 45. Qd2 hxg4 46. Qh6+ Qh7 47. Qf8+ Qg8 48. Qxg8+ Kxg8 49. hxg4 e4 50. Kg1 e3 51. b4 Kf7 52. b5 Kf6 53. b6 Ke5 54. b7 Ke4 55. b8=Q Kd3 56. Kf1 1-0

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  tamar: Areshchenko is currently Ukraine's #9 in FIDE ratings, although he has been on a tear lately.

His first round game in the finals against Efimenko, #6 brings him within one game of the title.

[Event "74th Ukranian Chess Championship "]
[Site "Rivne"]
[Date "2005.09.01"]
[Round "5.1"]
[White "Areshchenko, Alexander"]
[Black "Efimenko, Zahar"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C18"]
[WhiteElo "2625"]
[BlackElo "2643"]
[PlyCount "93"]
[EventDate "2005.08.24"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 Ne7 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 c5 7. Qg4 O-O 8. Bd3 Nbc6 9. Qh5 Ng6 10. Nf3 Qc7 11. Be3 c4 12. Bxg6 fxg6 13. Qg4 Qf7 14. Ng5 Qe8 15. h4 h6 16. Nh3 b5 17. Qe2 Bd7 18. g4 a5 19. h5 gxh5 20. g5 hxg5 21. Nxg5 g6 22. Qf1 Ra7 23. Qg2 Rf5 24. Nf3 Qf7 25. Nh4 Kh7 26. Ke2 Be8 27. Rh3 Qf8 28. Rg3 Rg7 29. Nxf5 Qxf5 30. Kd2 Ne7 31. Bg5 Qf7 32. Bf6 Rg8 33. Bxe7 Qxe7 34. Rf3 Rf8 35. Kc1 Kh6 36. Kb2 g5 37. Rxf8 Qxf8 38. f4 g4 39. f5 Qxf5 40. Rf1 Qe4 41. Qd2+ Kh7 42. Rf4 Qh1 43. Rf8 Bg6 44. Qg5 Qe4 45. Qe7+ Kh6 46. Rh8+ Bh7 47. Qf8+ 1-0

Sep-01-05  iron maiden: Efimenko's won every one of his white games so far, so it's definitely too early for Areshchenko to relax.
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  tamar: The report on the the championship is up
Jan-06-06  BIDMONFA: Alexander Areshchenko


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  wordfunph: i read somewhere that he is called "The Monster"..
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  waustad: That is one of the worst pictures I've seen of a player. Is he really that morose?
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GM Areshchenko had done well to come 3rd in the Ukrainian Championship. Interesting to see only one page of kibitzing of a player who has breached the 2700 mark!

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  Eyal: <GM Areshchenko had done well to come 3rd in the Ukrainian Championship.>

He's done even better, to come 2nd (edged Volokitin on tiebreak -

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  twinlark: Thanks <Eyal>. I've corrected the bio. I missed that on the crosstable here, his score is not complete.
Sep-07-12  rapidcitychess: I have never heard of this guy.

It'd be nice to see him at Corus perhaps. Or is that Tata Steel? Or does it even exist anymore? Dang, never mind... Just some super-tournament.

Wonder how he would measure up.

Jun-15-13  brankat: Happy Birthday!
May-20-14  Conrad93: Araschenko is a well-known player to those who are serious about chess.

It's hard to find an opening book that doesn't include his games.

May-22-14  N0B0DY: <Araschenko is a well-known player...> For real?
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Cain't be much of a playah--Ah ain't nevah heard o' this heah guy!
May-22-14  Conrad93: I said only for those "Serious about chess."
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  perfidious: Which you, very clearly, are not.
May-23-14  Conrad93: Which, I very clearly am. Otherwise I would not be a member of
May-23-14  N0B0DY: Surely, there is increasingly a need for enlightened philosophers...
Premium Chessgames Member <waustad> That is one of the worst pictures I've seen of a player. Is he really that morose?

Reminds me of some photographs I've seen of Alekhine.

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  perfidious: <dark horse> Quite true; the look on Areschenko's face fairly screams 'I've got to play this bugger <again>?! What did I ever do to deserve such a fate?'
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  Penguincw: Happy 28th birthday to GM Alexander Areshchenko.
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  Penguincw: Great performance by Alexander Areshchenko at the Porticcio Open, as he scored 7.5/9 (+7,-1,=1) against 2327 opposition. One of his 7 wins were against Bacrot (2695).
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