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Alexander Lastin
Number of games in database: 357
Years covered: 1995 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2518 (2495 rapid, 2478 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2659
Overall record: +120 -59 =170 (58.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      8 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (69) 
    B90 B30 B42 B78 B45
 French Defense (22) 
    C07 C03 C05 C00 C10
 Ruy Lopez (19) 
    C92 C78 C88 C97 C73
 Sicilian Najdorf (15) 
    B90 B96 B97 B93
 French Tarrasch (14) 
    C07 C03 C05 C09 C06
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (13) 
    C92 C88 C97 C93 C91
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (25) 
    B12 B14 B19 B17 B18
 Slav (24) 
    D12 D11 D15 D17 D10
 Ruy Lopez (22) 
    C88 C78 C84 C90 C92
 Semi-Slav (19) 
    D45 D43 D47
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (15) 
    C88 C84 C90 C92 C94
 French Defense (13) 
    C07 C18 C00 C06 C02
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Lastin vs K Maslak, 2008 1-0
   I Smikovski vs A Lastin, 2006 0-1
   A Lastin vs Tseshkovsky, 1995 1-0
   A Lastin vs E Paehtz, 2008 1-0
   A Lastin vs K Chernyshov, 2001 1-0
   A Lastin vs S Ivanov, 2004 1-0
   A Danin vs A Lastin, 2010 0-1
   A Lastin vs K Maslak, 2009 1-0
   S Yudin vs A Lastin, 2008 0-1
   A Lastin vs Timman, 2008 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2001)
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Russian Championships (2002)
   Russian Team Championship (2008)
   61st Russian Championship Higher League (2008)
   62nd Russian Championship Higher League (2009)
   Russian Superfinals (2008)
   59th Russian Championship (2006)
   It (open) St. Petersburg 300 (2003)
   President's Cup (2008)
   3rd Aeroflot Festival (2004)
   Russian Team Championship: Higher League (2009)
   Russia Team Championship (2004)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   56th Russian Championships (2003)
   Russian Championship Higher League (2007)
   European Club Cup (2010)

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(born Oct-30-1976, 38 years old) Russia

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Hailing from Zheleznovodsk, Alexander Lastin achieved both FM and IM titles aged 19, and the Grandmaster title at age 20. He was ranked in the world’s top 100 from October 2000 and July 2004 and in October 2008 he achieved his peak rating so far of 2651, ranking him 67 in the world at that time.

A frequent top place getter in the Russian Cup tournaments from 1997 to 2000, GM Lastin has had significant successes in the Russian Championships, including equal fourth in Elista in 1996 behind Alexander Khalifman, Alexey Dreev and Semen I Dvoirys; second behind Peter Svidler in Elista in 1997, third in the knockout tournament of 1999, second on countback behind Alexander Motylev in 2001 in Elista, before breaking through to winning the title in Krasnodar in 2002.

Other notable results include equal first place with Evgeny Najer in the It (open) St. Petersburg 300 (2003), first place in the V.K. Doroshkevich Memorial Open in Belorechensk in May 2007, equal second behind Viacheslav Zakhartsov in the 2005 Voronezh Open, equal first (second on countback behind Farrukh Amonatov) in the 2007 Voronezh open, first in the 2006 Moscow Open (with a 2810 performance) and equal second behind Artyom Timofeev in the Moscow Open (2008).

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 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 357  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Chekhov vs A Lastin  1-038 1995 Moscow op2D17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. Smyslov vs A Lastin  0-162 1995 Ch Russia, Elista (Russia)B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
3. A Lastin vs Balashov  ½-½31 1995 Moscow op2C00 French Defense
4. A Lastin vs Tseshkovsky 1-040 1995 RUS-chB08 Pirc, Classical
5. Vasiukov vs A Lastin  ½-½53 1995 Moscow opB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
6. V Malakhov vs A Lastin  1-077 1996 RUS-ch U20B17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
7. Kharlov vs A Lastin  ½-½31 1996 RUS-chB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
8. A Lastin vs Grischuk  1-043 1996 Moscow-chC45 Scotch Game
9. A Lastin vs M Turov  ½-½31 1996 RUS-ch U20B12 Caro-Kann Defense
10. Fedorov vs A Lastin 1-037 1997 RUS-Cup4B12 Caro-Kann Defense
11. Kholmov vs A Lastin  ½-½40 1997 RUS-Cup5B40 Sicilian
12. A Lastin vs L Reutova 1-027 1997 RUS-Cup5B10 Caro-Kann
13. M Turov vs A Lastin  1-017 1998 RUS-Cup06B08 Pirc, Classical
14. A Lastin vs Kholmov  1-039 1998 RUS-Cup08C45 Scotch Game
15. A Lastin vs A Deviatkin  ½-½12 1999 Ch Moscow, Moscow (Russia)B12 Caro-Kann Defense
16. A Feoktistov vs A Lastin  0-167 1999 Geller MemorialE00 Queen's Pawn Game
17. A Moroz vs A Lastin  ½-½12 1999 Marganets itC42 Petrov Defense
18. Cherniaev vs A Lastin  ½-½31 1999 Ch Moscow, Moscow (Russia)C90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
19. A Lastin vs A Volzhin  ½-½30 1999 Novgorod OpenB30 Sicilian
20. A Lastin vs G Pres  ½-½71 1999 Geller Memorial (Cup Russia)B56 Sicilian
21. A Lastin vs G Arzumanian  1-033 1999 Marganets itD02 Queen's Pawn Game
22. S Slugin vs A Lastin  ½-½26 1999 Ch Moscow, Moscow (Russia)B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
23. Dolmatov vs A Lastin  ½-½54 1999 Novgorod OpenC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
24. A Lastin vs Y Privakov  0-141 1999 Marganets itB06 Robatsch
25. S Kalugin vs A Lastin  0-137 1999 Novgorod OpenC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-18-05  aw1988: His play is Lastin a long time, hopefully.
Mar-25-05  WTHarvey: Here are some crucial positions from Lastin's games not shown here:
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: <aw1988> LOL. OK if we're getting into puns how about Lastin, first out.
Aug-26-05  lentil: lastin was russian champion in 2002
Mar-17-06  Catfriend: I know I'm stealing a pun used long ago as a GOTD title, but - Lastin, first out:)
Oct-30-06  BIDMONFA: Alexander Lastin

LASTIN, Alexander

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  whiteshark: Happy birthday, Sascha.

May your wishes come true.

Oct-04-08  DiscoJew: How bout this one, "You might out last him, but keep him away from your wife" I just couldnt resist
Premium Chessgames Member
  parmetd: lol benzol thats a good one. Amazing for a high profile GM this guy has no profile.
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  lost in space: What happened to his rating between July and September 2011? He lost nearly 100 ELO points?! Does anyone knows why/what happened?

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