Number of games in database: 357
Years covered: 1995 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2518 (2516 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.
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 S Ivanov, 2004 1-0
A Lastin vs E Paehtz, 2008 1-0
A Lastin vs Konstantin Chernyshov, 2001 1-0
A Danin vs A Lastin, 2010 0-1
A Lastin vs K Maslak, 2009 1-0
A Petrushin vs A Lastin, 2005 0-1
S Yudin vs A Lastin, 2008 0-1
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)
It (open) St. Petersburg 300 (2003)
Moscow Open (2008)
59th Russian Championship (2006)
President's Cup (2008)
3rd Aeroflot Festival (2004)
Russian Team Championship: Higher League (2009)
57th Russian Championship Qualifier (2004)
56th Russian Championships (2003)
EU-ch 4th (2003)
Russian Championship Higher League (2007)
European Club Cup (2010)
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(born Oct-30-1976, died Jan-23-2015, 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 to July 2004 and in October 2008 he achieved his peak rating so far of 2651, ranking him 67th in the world at that time.|
A frequent high finisher in the Russian Cup tournaments from 1997 to 2000, GM Lastin achieved significant successes in 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 for 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).
Wikipedia article: Alexander Lastin
| page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 357
|1. Chekhov vs A Lastin
||Moscow op2||D17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|2. Smyslov vs A Lastin
||Ch Russia, Elista (Russia)||B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation|
|3. A Lastin vs Balashov
||Moscow op2||C00 French Defense|
|4. A Lastin vs Tseshkovsky
||RUS-ch||B08 Pirc, Classical|
|5. Vasiukov vs A Lastin
||Moscow op||B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation|
|6. A Lastin vs M Turov
||RUS-ch U20||B12 Caro-Kann Defense|
|7. V Malakhov vs A Lastin
||RUS-ch U20||B17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation|
|8. Kharlov vs A Lastin
||RUS-ch||B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack|
|9. A Lastin vs Grischuk
||Moscow-ch||C45 Scotch Game|
|10. Kholmov vs A Lastin
|11. A Lastin vs L Reutova
|12. Fedorov vs A Lastin
||RUS-Cup4||B12 Caro-Kann Defense|
|13. M Turov vs A Lastin
||RUS-Cup06||B08 Pirc, Classical|
|14. A Lastin vs Kholmov
||RUS-Cup08||C45 Scotch Game|
|15. S Kalugin vs A Lastin
||Novgorod Open||C92 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|16. A Lastin vs V Novichkov
||Ch Moscow, Moscow (Russia)||D43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|17. A Lastin vs G Nureev
||Geller Memorial||C14 French, Classical|
|18. N Kushch vs A Lastin
||Marganets it||D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|19. A Lastin vs V Yandemirov
||Novgorod Open||B08 Pirc, Classical|
|20. A Lastin vs V Shinkevich
||Ch Moscow, Moscow (Russia)||B33 Sicilian|
|21. A Lastin vs S Yuferov
||Geller Memorial (Cup Russia)||B35 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4|
|22. A Bets vs A Lastin
||Marganets it||A81 Dutch|
|23. A Lastin vs Akobian
||Novgorod Open||B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack|
|24. A Lastin vs V Kunin
||Ch Moscow, Moscow (Russia)||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|25. S Vokarev vs A Lastin
||Geller Memorial||B56 Sicilian|
| page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 357
|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: http://www.wtharvey.com/last.html |
|Mar-25-05|| ||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|
|Aug-13-08|| ||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|
|Oct-05-08|| ||parmetd: lol benzol thats a good one. Amazing for a high profile GM this guy has no profile.|
|Apr-24-12|| ||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?|
|Jan-23-15|| ||Beholder: Chesspro reports that he died today. RIP.|
|Jan-23-15|| ||Beholder: Also here: http://www.chess-news.ru/node/17944
And somebody already edited his wiki page.
|Jan-23-15|| ||NBAFan: Really tragic news. RIP|
|Jan-23-15|| ||WannaBe: Way too young. =(|
|Jan-23-15|| ||plang: He hadn't played since 2012 - was he ill?|
|Jan-23-15|| ||Prugno: Amen. There is a very disturbing trend of strong and relatively young Russian GMs fading away and dying prematurely in the last few years.|
Vyzhmanavin, S. Kiselev, Chuprov, last year Kharlov, now Lastin... unfortunately I keep feeling that all these departures might be caused not only by natural factors but also by sadder situations such as depression, alcoholism or maybe even suicide.
|Jan-23-15|| ||plang: Unless you know what the cause of death was such speculation seems improper|
|Jan-23-15|| ||Illogic: <plang> He had played in a rapid event as recently as October, Note the rating changes in <lost in space>'s link|
|Jan-23-15|| ||HeMateMe: No one be 'lastin forever!|
|Mar-04-15|| ||perfidious: It was a surprise to learn of Lastin's passing just now.|
In the late 1990s, I recall his frequently finishing high in Russian championships, usually ahead of more widely publicised players, but not getting into the international arena very often.
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