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Alexander Chernin
Number of games in database: 672
Years covered: 1979 to 2009
Last FIDE rating: 2614
Highest rating achieved in database: 2620

Overall record: +148 -86 =388 (55.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 50 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Indian (43) 
    E15 E12 E17 E19
 English (37) 
    A10 A13 A14 A15 A17
 King's Indian (32) 
    E71 E97 E81 E80 E70
 English, 1 c4 e5 (29) 
    A28 A20 A29 A21 A26
 Queen's Pawn Game (26) 
    E00 A46 A41 D02 A45
 Grunfeld (25) 
    D85 D94 D97 D86
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (57) 
    C07 C11 C10 C05 C18
 Pirc (44) 
    B07 B09 B08
 Slav (44) 
    D12 D10 D18 D17 D15
 Semi-Slav (43) 
    D45 D47 D44 D49 D43
 Queen's Indian (26) 
    E15 E12 E16 E14
 French Tarrasch (19) 
    C07 C05 C03
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Chernin vs Drasko, 1988 1-0
   A Chernin vs Van der Wiel, 1997 1-0
   Azmaiparashvili vs A Chernin, 1990 0-1
   A Chernin vs A Utnasunov, 2000 1-0
   A Chernin vs I Stohl, 1992 1-0
   B Jacobsen vs A Chernin, 2009 0-1
   A Chernin vs Miles, 1985 1-0
   I Sokolov vs A Chernin, 1991 0-1
   A Chernin vs C Horvath, 1999 1-0
   A Chernin vs Kupreichik, 1987 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   European Club Cup (2009)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Montpellier Candidates 1985 by Benzol
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1986 by suenteus po 147
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1991 by suenteus po 147
   Intel Rapid Chess Grand Prix 1995 - Paris by amadeus

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(born Mar-06-1960, 58 years old) Ukraine (federation/nationality Hungary)

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Alexander Mikhailovich Chernin was born in Kharkiv*. Awarded the IM title in 1984 and the GM title in 1985, he became a Candidate at Montpellier in 1985 by defeating Viktor Gavrikov (3 1/2 - 2 1/2) but failed to progress any further. He was also European Junior Champion in 1979-80 and USSR Champion in 1985 [rusbase-1] with Gavrikov and Mikhail Gurevich. In tournaments he was 1st= at Irkutsk 1983, 1st at Copenhagen 1984 and 2nd= at Reggio Emilia 1986-87. He is also a FIDE Senior Trainer.

*Wikipedia article: Kharkiv

Wikipedia article: Alexander Chernin

 page 1 of 27; games 1-25 of 672  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Barbero vs A Chernin  0-1411979Wch U20A06 Reti Opening
2. A Chernin vs Petursson 1-0931979Wch U20A14 English
3. A Chernin vs Plaskett 1-0291979EU-ch U20 7980A10 English
4. Azmaiparashvili vs A Chernin 1-0291980URSA28 English
5. A Chernin vs Kholmov  1-0591980URS-ch48 sf DnepropetrovskE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
6. A Vitolinsh vs A Chernin  1-0391980URS-ch48 sfC02 French, Advance
7. A Chernin vs Vasiukov  0-1371980URS-ch48 sf DnepropetrovskA10 English
8. P Scheeren vs A Chernin  0-1491980AmsterdamA89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
9. A Chernin vs A Haik  1-0601980IBM-CA10 English
10. A Chernin vs E Handoko  0-1411981BangaloreA28 English
11. A Chernin vs E Torre  ½-½271981It (cat.7)D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
12. Filip vs A Chernin  ½-½411981BangaloreB07 Pirc
13. A Chernin vs H Ree  1-0421981BangaloreE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
14. G Timoshchenko vs A Chernin  1-0371981URS-ch FL49A81 Dutch
15. E Vladimirov vs A Chernin  ½-½261981URS-ch FL49D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. Gulko vs A Chernin  ½-½191981Volgodonsk URS sfE12 Queen's Indian
17. A Chernin vs Vasiukov  ½-½271981URS-ch FL49A37 English, Symmetrical
18. Yermolinsky vs A Chernin ½-½191981Ch URS (1 liga)A25 English
19. A Chernin vs Azmaiparashvili  ½-½26198115 Volgodonsk URS sfD94 Grunfeld
20. Yermolinsky vs A Chernin  ½-½191982TournamentD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
21. Smagin vs A Chernin  0-1401982URS-ch sfA80 Dutch
22. E Vladimirov vs A Chernin  ½-½251983URS-ch sfE16 Queen's Indian
23. M Gurevich vs A Chernin  ½-½341983URS-ch U26E55 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation
24. Psakhis vs A Chernin  ½-½161983IrkutskB07 Pirc
25. A Chernin vs Salov  0-1461983Ch URS (young masters)A46 Queen's Pawn Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: Alexander Mikhailovich Chernin
Born 6th February 1960
An IM in 1980 and a GM in 1985.
He was European junior champion in 1979-80 and USSR Champion in 1985.
Oct-19-05  lopium: Already stopped to play.
Feb-19-06  BIDMONFA: Alexander Chernin

CHERNIN, Alexander M.

Feb-19-06  WTHarvey: Here are some puzzles from Alexander's games:
Aug-24-06  clampolo: I love the pirc and noone plays it better than Chernin. His book, Pirc Alert, is my favorite book on any opening. Hopefully he writes more.
Mar-06-07  Atking: <clampolo: I love the pirc and noone plays it better than Chernin. His book, Pirc Alert, is my favorite book on any opening. Hopefully he writes more.> A very clever way to explain an opening. I like this book too. <lopium: Already stopped to play.> He still play semi rapid tournament as Corsica with good results. As chess trainer he is really wonderfull.
Jul-26-08  bravado1: I always thought he's Hungarian. Takes one to know one.
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: 1990 U.S. Championship in Jacksonville: GM Alexander Chernin came to Jacksonville to give a well-paid but very poorly attended simul. Somehow, his six or seven opponents stressed him so much that he decided to sit out the U.S. Open.

happy birthday GM Chernin!

Mar-06-13  JPi: Good points Atkin!
Aug-06-14  Refused: Was he the one coaching both Caruana and Giri?
Aug-14-14  docbenway: Caruana praised him highly in his quick chat with Daniel King while at the Tromso Olympics. These interviews are great, especially Melanie Ohme, what a doll!
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Alexander Chernin.
Premium Chessgames Member
  eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to GM Chernin!
Mar-06-16  Zaiyetz: A bit unlucky about the number of games in the database...
Mar-06-16  gars: Happy Birthday, Grandmaster Chernin!

And let's not forget that March 9 is Bobby Fischer's Day!

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  thegoodanarchist: < clampolo: I love the pirc and noone plays it better than Chernin. His book, Pirc Alert, is my favorite book on any opening.>

That is an awesome opening book! Unfortunately the Pirc opening itself has fallen out of favor.

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