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Alexander Rustemov
Number of games in database: 435
Years covered: 1993 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2525
Highest rating achieved in database: 2625

Overall record: +116 -85 =184 (54.0%)*
   * 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:
 King's Indian (29) 
    E63 E69 E67 E81 E62
 Slav (25) 
    D10 D12 D11 D14 D15
 Queen's Gambit Declined (24) 
    D37 D30 D35 D31 D39
 Queen's Pawn Game (20) 
    E00 A45 A46 D02 E10
 Grunfeld (19) 
    D94 D78 D76 D95 D70
 Semi-Slav (16) 
    D45 D44
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (67) 
    C10 C18 C07 C02 C16
 Slav (31) 
    D15 D11 D12 D17 D10
 French (30) 
    C10 C00 C11
 Queen's Gambit Declined (23) 
    D37 D31 D35
 French Winawer (19) 
    C18 C16 C19 C15
 English (15) 
    A13 A10 A14 A12 A11
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   D Brandenburg vs A Rustemov, 2009 0-1
   D Frolyanov vs A Rustemov, 2004 0-1
   de Firmian vs A Rustemov, 1999 0-1
   A Rustemov vs I Sokolov, 2001 1-0
   de Firmian vs A Rustemov, 2001 0-1
   O Brendel vs A Rustemov, 2005 0-1
   Karsten Larsen vs A Rustemov, 2001 0-1
   E Alekseev vs A Rustemov, 2001 0-1
   A Rustemov vs Shirov, 2003 1/2-1/2
   A Rustemov vs E Vorobiov, 2004 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Dos Hermanas XII (2003)
   Russian Championship (2002)
   XIII Dos Hermanas (2005)
   Russian Championship Higher League Tomsk (2004)
   Spanish Team Championship (2006)
   Bundesliga 2010/11 (2010)
   3rd Aeroflot Festival (2004)
   Baku Chess Festival (2007)
   Bundesliga 2008/09 (2008)
   Russian Championship (1996)
   Bundesliga 2009/10 (2009)
   Bundesliga 2012/13 (2012)
   Bundesliga 2011/12 (2011)
   Bundesliga 2013/14 (2013)

   🏆 Bundesliga 2013/14
   M Ragger vs A Rustemov (Apr-06-14) 1-0
   A Rustemov vs V Erdos (Apr-05-14) 0-1
   A Rustemov vs Navara (Apr-04-14) 1/2-1/2
   A Rustemov vs M Richter (Mar-16-14) 0-1
   A Maksimenko vs A Rustemov (Mar-15-14) 0-1

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(born Jul-06-1973, 46 years old) Russia

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Awarded the Grandmaster title in 1998. In 2000, he took 2nd place in the Russian Championship.

Wikipedia article: Alexander Rustemov

 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 435  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Savon vs A Rustemov  0-1281993Alushta opA10 English
2. A Rustemov vs Y Shulman  1-0291993BLR-chE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
3. A Rustemov vs Korotylev  ½-½221994Moscow-chE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
4. A Rustemov vs Rublevsky  0-1281994St.Petersburg opA07 King's Indian Attack
5. A Rustemov vs Y Shulman  ½-½301994BLR-chE70 King's Indian
6. I Yagupov vs A Rustemov  1-0241995MoscowA07 King's Indian Attack
7. Smagin vs A Rustemov  0-1421995RUS-chC03 French, Tarrasch
8. Balashov vs A Rustemov  0-1521995Moscow opB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
9. Smagin vs A Rustemov  0-1851995Moscow3B07 Pirc
10. Glek vs A Rustemov  ½-½561995RUS-chA10 English
11. Kharlov vs A Rustemov  1-0431995RUS-chB06 Robatsch
12. Savon vs A Rustemov  1-0451996Zhukov memA80 Dutch
13. A Rustemov vs Sadvakasov  1-0461996Moscow GM2E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
14. Y Shulman vs A Rustemov  ½-½191996MinskD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
15. A Rustemov vs Kupreichik  1-0401996MinskE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
16. Y Kruppa vs A Rustemov  ½-½431996MinskC10 French
17. Dreev vs A Rustemov  ½-½581996Russian ChampionshipD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. A Rustemov vs Tiviakov  1-0401996Russian ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
19. Solozhenkin vs A Rustemov  1-0621996Russian ChampionshipC10 French
20. A Rustemov vs Y R Yakovich  ½-½391996Russian ChampionshipD00 Queen's Pawn Game
21. Sakaev vs A Rustemov  ½-½151996Russian ChampionshipD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. A Rustemov vs Kharlov  1-0781996Russian ChampionshipD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
23. Pigusov vs A Rustemov  1-0591996Russian ChampionshipA13 English
24. A Rustemov vs A Shariyazdanov  0-1671996Russian ChampionshipD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
25. Landa vs A Rustemov  ½-½421996Russian ChampionshipA89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 435  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-04-05  justy: Hi there. Did anyone see his game against Illescas at Dos Hermanas (third round)? Quite unusual to see 0-0-0 in a 1.d4 game. Do you think Illescas made any mistakes before 9..e5? Any analysis would be apreciated. Thx.
Apr-13-05  Karpova: the game is included in the database.
0-0-0 in a queen's pawn game is by no means unusual!
rubinstein played it a lot of times and scored beautiful victories.
Jun-10-06  BIDMONFA: Alexander Rustemov

RUSTEMOV, Alexander

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  whiteshark: Happy Birtday to you!
Feb-18-09  zoren: Anecdote from Arbakov's page:


From an interview with Alexander Rustemov:

"Student life in a big unfamiliar city was difficult. In order to get more money for food I started playing blitz in Sokolniki Park. As I was an 18-year-old youngster without an Elo or a reputation, the Moscow masters eagerly accepted my offers to play a couple of games. That was how I earned my living.

Soon nobody wanted to play against me for stakes; I kept coming to the park, but was idle for most of the time. One day a new opponent arrived an unspectacular man in a worn, baggy T-shirt, who was apparently experiencing a hangover. The local hustlers introduced him as a fairly good player, and we sat at the board. To my greatest surprise, I lost 2-8 in the first 10-game match. The next day I sought revenge, but lost with a similar margin. This is how I met Valentin Arbakov (shown here), an outstanding blitz player.

At his peak he used to beat many masters with 1 minute against 5! I have never seen such speed and technique as displayed by Arbakov. It was a big shock, and I was forever hooked on blitz."

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  wordfunph: he is "Goldmund" in ICC..
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: GM Rustemov recently played a 5 0 blitz game on ICC against an IM. He had chances, but forfeited on time (but he was losing on position anyway).

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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday Alexander Rustemov!
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