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Areshchenko 
 
Alexander Areshchenko
Number of games in database: 686
Years covered: 2000 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2684 (2633 rapid, 2687 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2720
Overall record: +279 -102 =286 (63.3%)*
   * 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.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (150) 
    B43 B92 B90 B32 B33
 Ruy Lopez (46) 
    C65 C78 C77 C67 C84
 French Defense (42) 
    C18 C11 C02 C12 C10
 Sicilian Najdorf (26) 
    B92 B90 B91
 Caro-Kann (22) 
    B12 B11 B19 B18 B10
 Sicilian Taimanov (21) 
    B47 B46 B45 B48
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (154) 
    B90 B22 B92 B52 B23
 Sicilian Najdorf (90) 
    B90 B92 B97 B96 B93
 Grunfeld (79) 
    D85 D86 D80 D71 D73
 King's Indian (33) 
    E94 E91 E92 E60 E76
 English (29) 
    A15 A16
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    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
   Lahno vs Areshchenko, 2003 0-1
   Adams vs Areshchenko, 2010 0-1
   Rublevsky vs Areshchenko, 2009 0-1
   Areshchenko vs Jakovenko, 2009 1-0
   Areshchenko vs Efimenko, 2005 1-0
   Areshchenko vs Karpov, 2013 1-0
   Areshchenko vs A Nesteretz, 2005 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Chigorin Memorial (2012)
   Ukrainian Championships (2005)
   Zurich Chess Club 200th Anniversary (2009)
   Cappelle La Grande (2003)
   Gibraltar (2008)
   Chigorin Memorial (2013)
   Bundesliga 2010/11 (2010)
   European Club Cup (2011)
   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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ALEXANDER ARESHCHENKO
(born Jun-15-1986, 28 years old) Ukraine
PRONUNCIATION:
[what is this?]
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.

Live rating: http://www.2700chess.com/

Wikipedia article: Alexander Areshchenko


 page 1 of 28; games 1-25 of 686  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Areshchenko vs A Zhygan  1-060 2000 Ukrainian Team chB83 Sicilian
2. S Tugaj vs Areshchenko  0-163 2000 Kharkov Caissa opB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
3. Areshchenko vs L Havlicek  1-058 2000 t-EuCh U18B87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
4. Areshchenko vs M Simantsev  1-045 2000 Kharkov Caissa opB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
5. Areshchenko vs I Mutschnik  ½-½42 2000 Ukrainian Team chB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
6. Areshchenko vs I Nester  1-048 2000 Kharkov Caissa opB01 Scandinavian
7. M Shinkarchuk vs Areshchenko  0-159 2000 Ukrainian Team chC02 French, Advance
8. O Budnikov vs Areshchenko  1-057 2000 Kharkov Caissa opE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
9. T Melamed vs Areshchenko  0-158 2000 Ukrainian Team chB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
10. Areshchenko vs V Shalimov  ½-½56 2000 Kharkov Caissa opB32 Sicilian
11. Y Zinchenko vs Areshchenko 0-152 2000 UKR-ch U14B40 Sicilian
12. L Aslanian vs Areshchenko  0-136 2000 Ukrainian Team chB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
13. A Zubarev vs Areshchenko  ½-½58 2000 Kharkov Caissa opB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. F G Sebe Vodislav vs Areshchenko  1-053 2000 t-EuCh U18B23 Sicilian, Closed
15. D Shilin vs Areshchenko  0-139 2000 Ukrainian Team chB50 Sicilian
16. E Kobylkin vs Areshchenko 0-118 2000 Kharkov Caissa opE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
17. Areshchenko vs M Yarmysty  1-028 2000 UKR-ch U14B32 Sicilian
18. Areshchenko vs A Shneider  0-141 2000 Ukrainian Team chB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
19. Areshchenko vs A Surjadnji  ½-½69 2000 Kharkov Caissa opB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
20. Areshchenko vs G Pataki  1-050 2000 t-EuCh U18B57 Sicilian
21. Areshchenko vs A Maly  0-142 2000 Ukrainian Team chB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
22. Areshchenko vs E Gasanov  0-157 2000 Kharkov Caissa opC18 French, Winawer
23. S Kalugin vs Areshchenko  0-141 2001 Nikolaev UKRB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
24. Areshchenko vs M Erwich  ½-½24 2001 WYB16C45 Scotch Game
25. A Alexikov vs Areshchenko  0-132 2001 Nikolaev UKRE00 Queen's Pawn Game
 page 1 of 28; games 1-25 of 686  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-28-04  Pawsome: Watch this fellow rise to the top! He's presently leading the A group of the Harmonie Tournament in Grongen (Dec 27, 2004) where he'd leading by one and a half points with no losses, only one draw and two rounds to go. his games are have a fluid logic reminiscent of young Karpov and Capablanca before that.
Dec-28-04  Pawsome: By the way, the site referred to above is http://www.so-on.org/kerst2004/2004..., 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!
Aug-25-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  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

Sep-01-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
Sep-06-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  tamar: The report on the the championship is up
http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...
Jan-06-06  BIDMONFA: Alexander Areshchenko

ARESHCHENKO, Alexander
http://www.bidmonfa.com/areshchenko...
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Jun-15-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: i read somewhere that he is called "The Monster"..
Jun-15-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  waustad: That is one of the worst pictures I've seen of a player. Is he really that morose?
Aug-08-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  twinlark:

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!

Aug-08-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  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 - http://ukrchess.org.ua/turnir/ukr20...).

Aug-08-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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?
May-22-14
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."
May-22-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Which you, very clearly, are not.
May-23-14  Conrad93: Which, I very clearly am. Otherwise I would not be a member of ChessGames.com.
May-23-14  N0B0DY: Surely, there is increasingly a need for enlightened philosophers...
Jun-15-14  dark.horse: <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.

Jun-15-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  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?'
Jun-15-14  Penguincw: Happy 28th birthday to GM Alexander Areshchenko.
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