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Alexander Riazantsev
A Riazantsev 
Photo courtesy of chessdom.com.  
Number of games in database: 1,187
Years covered: 1995 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2649 (2687 rapid, 2633 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2720

Overall record: +217 -118 =433 (56.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 419 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Queen's Gambit Declined (79) 
    D37 D38 D30 D31 D35
 Slav (74) 
    D10 D15 D12 D11 D18
 Queen's Indian (63) 
    E12 E15 E17
 King's Indian (56) 
    E73 E71 E60 E80 E81
 Semi-Slav (55) 
    D45 D43 D47 D44 D48
 Grunfeld (47) 
    D85 D90 D82 D92 D83
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (149) 
    B12 B18 B13 B10 B11
 French Defense (73) 
    C11 C01 C04 C07 C02
 Nimzo Indian (52) 
    E54 E21 E32 E46 E53
 English (48) 
    A13 A18 A14 A17 A16
 Queen's Pawn Game (43) 
    D02 A45 A46 A40 E00
 Queen's Gambit Declined (31) 
    D37 D31 D30 D35
Repertoire Explorer

NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Riazantsev vs Ni Hua, 2010 1-0
   Jakovenko vs A Riazantsev, 2016 0-1
   A Riazantsev vs D Bocharov, 2016 1-0
   A Riazantsev vs R Rabiega, 2015 1-0
   S Volkov vs A Riazantsev, 2017 0-1
   L Draskovic vs A Riazantsev, 2015 0-1
   Yifan Hou vs A Riazantsev, 2007 0-1
   S Sjugirov vs A Riazantsev, 2009 0-1
   A Riazantsev vs Navara, 2015 1-0
   A Predke vs A Riazantsev, 2015 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Russian Championship Higher League (2009)
   European Club Cup (2011)
   Russian Team Championship (2010)
   Russian Championship Higher League (2008)
   Moscow Open (2008)
   Russian Championship Higher League (2010)
   French Team Championship (2011)
   Cappelle la Grande (2006)
   Russian Championship Higher League (2014)
   13th European Individual Championship (2012)
   6th European Individual Championship (2005)
   European Individual Championship (2014)
   European Individual Championship (2010)
   European Individual Championship (2015)
   European Individual Chess Championship (2017)

RECENT GAMES:
   🏆 Isle of Man Grand Swiss
   A Riazantsev vs Abhimanyu Puranik (Oct-21-19) 1-0
   D Harika vs A Riazantsev (Oct-20-19) 1/2-1/2
   A Riazantsev vs Y Gonzalez Vidal (Oct-19-19) 1-0
   T Baron vs A Riazantsev (Oct-18-19) 1-0
   A Riazantsev vs J B Bjerre (Oct-17-19) 1/2-1/2

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ALEXANDER RIAZANTSEV
(born Sep-12-1985, 34 years old) Russia
PRONUNCIATION:
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Grandmaster. Came 2nd in the 2008 Moscow Open. Riazantsev qualified for the World Cup (2011) by coming 21st (on tiebreak) in the 12th European Individual Championship (2011) he scored 7.5/11. In the first round he defeated Canadian GM Mark Bluvshtein, but lost in the 25 minutes rapid-game tiebreaker of the second round to compatriot GM Ian Nepomniachtchi. His strong result (7.5/11) at the 13th European Individual Championship (2012) qualified him for the World Cup (2013), but in an upset, he lost in the first round to Argentine GM Ruben Felgaer and was eliminated from the tournament. Placed outright 2nd in the powerful 67th Moscow Blitz Championship (2013) with 13.5/19, a point behind the outright winner Sergey Karjakin. Won team silver playing board 6 for Malachite in the European Club Cup (2013). Riazantsev was the clear winner of the Russian Superfinals (2016) with 7/11, ahead of Alexander Grischuk, Evgeny Tomashevsky, and Peter Svidler.

Riazantsev was one of the world's top Juniors (U20) and peaked as a Junior in January 2004 when he was ranked #14 in the world. In July 2006, he became one of the top 100 ranked players in the world when his rating reached 2622, and has remained a top 100 player for most of the time since. His peak rating to date was 2720 in July 2012 when he was ranked #27 in the world, which is his peak ranking to date.

Riazantsev is one of Grischuk's seconds and has a PhD in Biology. He was also coach of the women's team Yugra.

Photo: http://www.bidmonfa.com/riazantsev_...

Wikipedia article: Alexander Riazantsev

Last updated: 2016-11-07 21:04:23

 page 1 of 48; games 1-25 of 1,187  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Grischuk vs A Riazantsev  1-0591995Moscow op2C04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
2. A Riazantsev vs Navara  1-0471995EU-ch U10D51 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. A M Galliamova vs A Riazantsev  1-0401996St PetersburgE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
4. G A Timoshenko vs A Riazantsev  ½-½171996Yalta opC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
5. A Riazantsev vs V S Popov  1-0741996Petrov MemorialA81 Dutch
6. A Riazantsev vs Balashov  0-1391996St.Petersburg PetrovE20 Nimzo-Indian
7. A Riazantsev vs V Belov  0-1631996Volgograd opE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
8. A Yegiazarian vs A Riazantsev  1-0391996RUS-Cup2A45 Queen's Pawn Game
9. A Riazantsev vs Navara  1-0431997Wch U12D85 Grunfeld
10. A Kapustin vs A Riazantsev  0-1501997Petrosjan mem U18A48 King's Indian
11. A Riazantsev vs Akobian  0-1331997Kasparov CupA07 King's Indian Attack
12. G Sargissian vs A Riazantsev 0-1561997Kasparov CupC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
13. A Riazantsev vs V Osnos  ½-½361997RUS-Cup01 Chigorin memE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
14. M Brodsky vs A Riazantsev  ½-½391998RUS-CupC03 French, Tarrasch
15. Korotylev vs A Riazantsev  ½-½191999Ch Moscow, Moscow (Russia)D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
16. A Mitenkov vs A Riazantsev  ½-½461999Ch Moscow, Moscow (Russia)D43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
17. A Riazantsev vs A Nesterov  1-0291999Ch Moscow, Moscow (Russia)D47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
18. A Riazantsev vs B Sambuev  ½-½501999Ch Moscow, Moscow (Russia)E12 Queen's Indian
19. Cherniaev vs A Riazantsev  1-0531999Ch Moscow, Moscow (Russia)C15 French, Winawer
20. A Riazantsev vs V Kachar  1-0571999Ch Moscow, Moscow (Russia)D91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
21. M G Notkin vs A Riazantsev  ½-½601999Ch Moscow, Moscow (Russia)D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
22. A Riazantsev vs V Kunin  ½-½501999Ch Moscow, Moscow (Russia)A46 Queen's Pawn Game
23. A Riazantsev vs V Burmakin  ½-½641999Geller MemorialD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
24. V Yemelin vs A Riazantsev  ½-½661999Geller MemorialC05 French, Tarrasch
25. A Riazantsev vs Beshukov  ½-½311999Geller MemorialD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Nov-11-05  lopium: And what is the birthdate of such a man?
Nov-11-05  Eastfrisian: <lopium>: 12.09.1985.
Nov-11-05  lopium: Thanksxz Eastfrisian !
Aug-17-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  tamar: Interesting interview with Riazantsev this month at http://www.chesscafe.com/misha/mish...

Riazantsev was a enormously talented junior who chose to pursue his education rather than focus just on chess.

A contemporary of Navara, he had two early victories over him in under 10 and under 12 competitions.

Sep-10-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gypsy: <tamar> Thx for posting the interview; an intelligent young man.
Sep-12-06  BIDMONFA: Alexander Riazantsev

RIAZANTSEV, Alexander
http://www.bidmonfa.com/riazantsev_...
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Feb-05-08  Karpova: GM Riazantsev was Karpov's trainer during GorenjeTournament (2007)
Sep-07-09  Knight13: Currently in the lead 62nd Russian Championship Higher League (2009) with 4/4.

Impressive.

Sep-12-09  Open Defence: <Riazantsev was a enormously talented junior who chose to pursue his education rather than focus just on chess.

> and now he has returned to chess full time ?

Dec-24-09  waustad: He is not doing well at all in the Russian Superfinal this year.
Apr-12-10  Jason Frost: Had a monster tournament at the Russian Team Championships finishing second out of all participants by performance rating.
Jul-31-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?...

Winner of Biel Masters 17-30 July 2010:
http://www.bielchessfestival.ch/en/..., congratulations!

Jul-31-10  Don Cossacks: Congratulations Alexander!
Jul-23-11  qqdos: Congratulations Alexander again! This time for winning the Chess Infomator award for Most Important Theoretical Novelty in Volume 109/341, votes confirmed in Volume 110, for the move 12.Nf5!N in his 2010 game at Poikovsky against Karjakin (E15). He was a bit unlucky to lose the game, having set the scene, with a powerful major-piece assault, for a brilliant shot, 33.Bf8!!
Oct-07-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  PhilFeeley: < Tabanus: http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?...

Winner of Biel Masters 17-30 July 2010:
http://www.bielchessfestival.ch/en/..., >

Winner? He wasn't even entered. Great feat!

Mar-14-13  IndigoViolet: Grischuk's second in London. Never heard of the cat before.
Mar-14-13  dx9293: <IndigoViolet>

Riazantsev was an ENORMOUS talent who was regarded as having World Champion potential in his very young days, but he decided to go to school instead of going full-out in chess.

It is fitting that he is coaching Grischuk actually, as he has a similar profile, but Grischuk became a professional.

Mar-15-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Natalia Pogonina: Interesting facts: while Alexander doesn't play that often, he is nonetheless rated 2700+. Riazantsev is not only Grischuk's second, but a coach of our women's team. Also, he has a PhD in Biology.
Sep-12-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Happy Birthday Riazantsev.
Dec-31-15  alfamikewhiskey: 18 Dec 2015 was a very productive day ELO-blitz-wise for Riazantsev: +79,6 (now #22 on the live rating in this discipline)
Oct-24-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  iking: round 8 leader .. keep on Alex.
Oct-27-16  Troller: Seems to be winning the Russian Championship now.
Nov-01-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  sonia91: He won the Russian Superfinals (2016) and no kibitzing? No update of his bio?!
Nov-01-16  Open Defence: that may be why he looks so sad in that pic
Dec-17-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  sonia91: The reigning Russian champion just won the European Individual Rapid Championship 2016 in Tallinn, Estonia: http://www.chess-results.com/tnr245...
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