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Tomashevsky 
 
Evgeny Tomashevsky
Number of games in database: 706
Years covered: 1997 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2714 (2748 rapid, 2725 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2740
Overall record: +170 -63 =354 (59.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      119 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 English (48) 
    A15 A11 A16 A13 A10
 Slav (41) 
    D11 D12 D15 D10 D17
 King's Indian (32) 
    E81 E90 E61 E83 E71
 English, 1 c4 e5 (31) 
    A29 A21 A28 A27
 Grunfeld (22) 
    D97 D94 D85 D80 D98
 English, 1 c4 c5 (22) 
    A30 A36 A35 A34 A38
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (89) 
    C78 C84 C95 C89 C68
 Queen's Indian (49) 
    E15 E17 E12 E13 E18
 Nimzo Indian (42) 
    E32 E39 E20 E46 E21
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (39) 
    C84 C95 C89 C88 C85
 Slav (20) 
    D15 D12 D11 D14 D10
 Scotch Game (16) 
    C45
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Tomashevsky vs W So, 2013 1-0
   Kamsky vs Tomashevsky, 2013 0-1
   Morozevich vs Tomashevsky, 2013 0-1
   Tomashevsky vs G Meier, 2004 1-0
   Tomashevsky vs Ponomariov, 2011 1-0
   Tomashevsky vs Svidler, 2007 1-0
   Tomashevsky vs Morozevich, 2012 1-0
   L Dominguez vs Tomashevsky, 2014 1/2-1/2
   Tomashevsky vs A Evdokimov, 2014 1-0
   Tomashevsky vs Khalifman, 2009 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   62nd Russian Championship Higher League (2009)
   Aeroflot Open (2011)
   World Cup (2013)
   6th Aeroflot Festival (2007)
   Russian Superfinals (2007)
   European Individual Championships (2007)
   Aeroflot Open (2009)
   Russian Championship Higher League (2007)
   58th Russian Championship Semifinals (2005)
   66th Russian Championship Higher League (2013)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2014)
   European Individual Championships (2014)
   10th European Individual Championship (2009)
   European Individual Championships (2010)
   European Individual Championships (2013)

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EVGENY TOMASHEVSKY
(born Jul-01-1987, 27 years old) Russia
PRONUNCIATION:
[what is this?]
IM (2001); GM (2005). U18 Russian Champion (2001); European Champion (2009).

Background

Evgeny Yurievich Tomashevsky (Russian: Евгений Томашевский) was born in Saratov, a port on the Volga River in the Saratov Oblast.

Championships

<Youth> Tomashevsky competed in numerous youth championships from an early age, his most notable achievements being a victory at the 1997 Russian U10 Championship, 5th in the U10 World Championship in 1997, 2nd in the 1999 Russian U12 Championship, =3rd in the Russian U14 Championship in 2000, and a victory in the Russian U18 Championship in 2001. In 2004 he was runner-up in the U18 World Youth Chess Championship and in 2005 he placed =3rd at the World U18 Championship.

<National> Tomashevsky first competed in the Russian Championship in 2001 at the age of 16 and scored a solid 4/9 in his first outing. He has competed in every Russian Higher League Championship qualifier for the Russian Superfinal since 2005, barring 2012, qualifying for the Superfinals in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, and 2010. His best results in the Higher League Championships were =1st in Russian Championship Higher League (2007) and outright 1st in the 62nd Russian Championship Higher League (2009). His best result in the Superfinals was 3rd in the Russian Superfinals (2007).

<Continental> Tomashevsky’s consistency in the supremely difficult Russian championships extended to his results in the European Championships. At the European Individual Championships (2007), he scored an impressive 7.5/11, half point from the lead, qualifying for the World Cup 2007. The European Individual Championship (2008) was less successful but still solid with 6/11, but he then built on his experience to win the 10th European Individual Championship (2009) on tie-breaks after scoring 8/11, his result also qualifying him for the World Cup 2009. He repeated his superb scoring performance at the European Individual Championships (2010) with 8/11 (although not winning the event on this occasion), and thereby qualified for the World Cup (2011). He scored a modest 7/11 at the European Individual Championships (2013) and an even more modest 6.5/11 at the European Individual Championships (2014).

<World> At the World Chess Cup (2007), Tomashevsky defeated Azeri GM Rauf Mamedov and Bangladeshi GM Enamul Hossain in the early rounds, but was eliminated in the third round when he lost to former FIDE World Champion, Ukrainian GM Ruslan Ponomariov. At the World Cup (2009), he beat veteran Russian-American GM Alexander Ivanov and former FIDE World Champion, Russian GM Alexander Khalifman in the first two rounds, again bowing out in the third round, this time to former World Championship Challenger and (then) Spanish GM Alexey Shirov. In the World Cup (2011), he defeated Australian GM Zhao Zong-Yuan and countryman GM Dmitry Andreikin, before falling in the third round for the third time in three World Cups, this time to Azeri GM Vugar Gashimov. Having qualified via his rating to play in the World Cup (2013), he defeated Alejandro Ramirez-Alvarez in the 1st round Armageddon tiebreaker, Filipino prodigy, GM Wesley So in the 2nd round by 1.5-0.5, top seeded GM and former Candidate Levon Aronian of Armenia in the third round, compatriot GM Alexander Morozevich in a gruelling marathon tiebreaker in the Round of 16 (round 4), and former World Championship Challenger and Candidate US GM Gata Kamsky in the quarter final (round 5). However, he lost to his friend and compatriot, GM Dmitry Andreikin, in the tiebreaker of the semi-final (round 6) and was eliminated. His place in the semi-final assures his qualification into the World Cup 2015, and also qualified him to play in the 2104-2015 Grand Prix series.

In the first leg of the Grand Prix series 2014-2015, the FIDE Grand Prix Baku (2014), Tomashevsky scored 6/11 to place 3rd-7th, earning 82 Grand Prix points. He did not play in Tashkent, but will play in the final two legs to be held in Tblisi and Khanty-Mansiysk in the first half of 2015.

Standard Tournaments

Tomashevsky’s most notable results include:

- =1st at the Saratov GM International in 2004 alongside Nurlan Ibraev;

- 2nd at the GM International in Seprukhov 2004;

- =1st at the 2005 Saratov Region Championship.Open;

- =2nd at the Russian Student Championship 2005, half a point behind Igor Lysyj;

- =2nd at the Czech Pardubice Open 2006;

- =1st with Emil Sutovsky and Alexander Moiseenko at the round robin GM Tournament in Saratov in 2006;

- 2nd in the 6th Aeroflot Festival (2007)

- =1st at the 7. N.K.Aratovsky Memorial Open in 2007;

- =3rd at the Aeroflot Open (2008) with 6/9, half a point behind Etienne Bacrot and Moiseenko;

- =1st with Nikita Vitiugov and Le Quang Liem in the Aeroflot Open (2011); and

- 2nd at the category 19 Governor's Cup (2011), behind Morozevich.

Team Events

<National> Tomashevsky first played for a national team in 2003, when he played board 3 for Russia in the U16 Olympiad. He played board 4 for Russia 2 at the Chess Olympiad (2010), and for Russia at the Chess Olympiad (2012) in Istanbul, helping his team to a silver medal in the latter. His game tally for the Olympiads was 7.5/13 (+3 = 9 -1). He was a member of the Russian team in the 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2012 summit matches against China and a member of the gold-medal-winning Russian team at the World Team Chess Championship 2009 in Bursa. He played on the reserve for the silver-medal winning Russian team at the 17th European Team Championship (2009) and for the bronze-medal winning Russian team at the European Team Championship (2013).

<Continental and National Leagues> Tomashevsky has played for Ekonomist SGSEU Saratov in the European Club Cup since 2007, winning an individual silver medal for board one in 2011, and helping his team to win gold medals in 2009 and 2010. He first played in the Russian League in 2002 for GShK Saratov. Since 2005, he has played with Ekonomist SGSEU Saratov, helping it to a bronze medal in 2010, and scoring individual gold medals in 2005 and 2009 on boards 6 and 3 respectively, and an individual silver for board 6 in 2007. However, in 2014 he switched to Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk, and playing on board 2, helped his team to fifth place.

He also played in the Greek League in 2009 and in the Macedonian Team Championship of 2013.

<City> Representing the City of Saratov, he helped his team to the quarter finals of the World Cities Team Championship (2012).

Other

Tomashevsky is nicknamed "Professor" among his colleagues. He was one of Boris Gelfand ‘s seconds at the Anand - Gelfand World Chess Championship (2012).

Rating and Rankings

Tomashevsky's highest rating to date was 2740 in November 2011 when he was ranked #15, which is also his highest world ranking to date.

As of 1 November 2014, Tomashevsky’s ratings are:

<Standard> 2714 (Russian #9, world #35)

<Rapid> 2748 (world #20); and

<Blitz> 2725 (world #30).

References

Live rating list: http://www.2700chess.com/; Wikipedia article: Evgeny Tomashevsky


 page 1 of 29; games 1-25 of 706  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Radjabov vs Tomashevsky 1-045 1997 Wch U10A10 English
2. P Jaracz vs Tomashevsky  ½-½35 2001 Czech OpenA25 English
3. V Erdos vs Tomashevsky  1-044 2001 WYB14E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
4. A Rustemov vs Tomashevsky  1-096 2001 54th ch-RUSA15 English
5. P Egeli vs Tomashevsky  0-127 2001 Czech OpenA12 English with b3
6. A Bellaiche vs Tomashevsky  0-134 2001 WYB14B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
7. Tomashevsky vs N Pushkov  ½-½37 2001 54th ch-RUSA12 English with b3
8. Tomashevsky vs Vokac  ½-½80 2001 Czech OpenA36 English
9. S Zavgorodniy vs Tomashevsky  0-139 2001 WYB14B40 Sicilian
10. Tomashevsky vs A Khasin  ½-½36 2001 54th ch-RUSA04 Reti Opening
11. Tomashevsky vs Sasikiran  ½-½52 2001 Czech OpenD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
12. Tomashevsky vs K Bordi  1-064 2001 WYB14A06 Reti Opening
13. H Teske vs Tomashevsky  ½-½37 2001 Czech OpenE15 Queen's Indian
14. Tomashevsky vs B Amin  1-031 2001 WYB14E00 Queen's Pawn Game
15. Epishin vs Tomashevsky  1-065 2001 54th ch-RUSE15 Queen's Indian
16. Tomashevsky vs S Berger  1-044 2001 Czech OpenA36 English
17. J Lappage vs Tomashevsky ½-½31 2001 WYB14B02 Alekhine's Defense
18. Tomashevsky vs L Gonda  0-149 2001 WYB14A00 Uncommon Opening
19. A Timofeev vs Tomashevsky  ½-½74 2001 54th ch-RUSB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
20. Tomashevsky vs Navara  ½-½20 2001 Czech OpenD03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
21. D Sengupta vs Tomashevsky  ½-½58 2001 WYB14B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
22. Tomashevsky vs A Iljushin  1-089 2001 54th ch-RUSA38 English, Symmetrical
23. Tomashevsky vs A Lugovoi  ½-½36 2001 54th ch-RUSD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
24. Tomashevsky vs H F Martins 1-040 2001 WYB14A16 English
25. Tomashevsky vs R Wojtaszek  ½-½42 2001 WYB14A30 English, Symmetrical
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Jul-01-12  Llawdogg: Happy Birthday!
Aug-09-12  fisayo123: I wish he would play more c4 like before!
Jul-01-13  Xeroxx: Have a birth day.
Jul-01-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  waustad: <aj>This happens often, since chessbase is a German site that does 3 languages. Russian is transliterated differently to German than it is to English. Providing an xref is an admirable idea but it probably isn't near to the top of the list for the programmers.
Aug-13-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  norami: When I was 12, in 1973, I knew a kid whose last name was Tomazewski (pronounced Tomashevsky). He had a medical procedure that caused his hair to fall out and as it grew back he had a crewcut for a time that made home look like Nixon's chief of staff, H. R. Haldeman. After that we always called him Haldeman. I recommend we call this player Haldeman as well, it's easier to spell.

Incidentally, Haldeman's dog was called Haldemuttley.

Aug-13-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: We may hope Tomashevsky has a better disposition than that which Bob Haldeman was reputed to have.
Aug-17-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: "One of the biggest victories in my career" (Evgeny Tomashevsky)

In the third round of the World Cup 2013 in Tromsø Levon Aronian went down with the white pieces against Tomashevsky who played the Dutch Stonewall and won an ending with opposite-coloured bishops and rooks.

Position after 22.f3


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Here Aronian offered a draw.

"I was thinking a lot... I decided that if I agree on a draw in such position even against Levon Aronian, what I am playing chess for then? Black has a real advantage and I need to fight for a victory," Tomashevsky said.

Aronian vs E Tomashevsky, 2013

Aug-17-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Shams: Spot-on attitude from Tomashevsky.
Aug-17-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Without such an approach, he would hardly have been able to make it as far as he has, despite all the training and talent.
Aug-18-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: In the second game Aronian as Black played provocative opening (1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 c5 4. d5 exd5 5. cxd5 Bd6). "I wanted to prepare for it but I forgot about it. I think White should play principled 8.d6 [after 6. Nc3 O-O 7. g3 Bc7] and probably after that White has a clear advantage." (Tomashevsky)

Tomashevsky got a promising position.

Position after 18...f6


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19.Nxh7!? was a bold decision (the alternative was 19.Nh3)

"There were several reasons of playing so:

Firstly I wanted to play chess because I don't play against such great opponents so often.

Secondly, the position itself forced me to make difficult decisions, because Levon played provocative opening.

I have to sacrifice if I want to play principled chess," Tomashevsky explained.

E Tomashevsky vs Aronian, 2013

Aug-22-13  Chessman1504: Tomashevsky displayed amazing fighting spirit today!
Aug-22-13  BlackFront: <norami: When I was 12, in 1973, I knew a kid whose last name was Tomazewski (pronounced Tomashevsky).>

Best known Tomashevsky also had his finest hour in 1973:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCT...

Aug-24-13  another user: After eliminating So, Aronian and Kamsky Tomashevsky can be called a giant killer. His next opponent is either Andreikin or Svidler, so Evgeny's chances of reaching the final are pretty good.
Aug-24-13
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  chancho: <After eliminating So, Aronian and Kamsky Tomashevsky can be called a giant killer.>

Don't forget Morozevich.

Aug-24-13
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  bubuli55: < Aug-24-13
premium
member chancho: <After eliminating So, Aronian and Kamsky Tomashevsky can be called a giant killer.> Don't forget Morozevich. >

Don't forget Alejandro Ramirez :)

Aug-24-13  csmath: Brave player Tomashevsky. He does not draw games when he has obvious draws but plays for a win as demonstrated against Aronian, Morozevich, and Kamsky.

He is clearly a big refreshment in otherwise relatively "peaceful" elite. Best of luck!

Aug-29-13
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  cro777: Next month we'll see the Professor in another elite tournament -

Tomashevsky to play at the last FIDE Grand Prix wich will be held in Paris between September 21st and October 5th.

Fressinet, Bacrot and Tomashevsky are replacing Svidler, Karjakin and Radjabov.

They will meet Caruana, Dominguez, Gelfand, Giri, Grischuk, Ivanchuk, Nakamura, Ponomariov and Wang Hao.

Fabiano Caruana or Alexander Grischuk must win the tournament to qualify for Candidates 2014.

Aug-29-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: Tomashevsky lives in Saratov, a city not far from Moscow with a population of about 1 mln. people and many grandmasters.

Partly for being a mostly positional player and partly for being well-educated, he earned himself the nickname "Professor" among the chessplayers.

As a financial management student Tomashevsky graduated at the Saratov Sociology-Economics University. In December 2012 he earned PhD degree in Economics.

Aug-30-13  RedShield: Does Russia have its own economics tradition, or does it mainly ape the West's?
Aug-30-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: <The tournament had a last minute substitution as Evgeny Tomashevsky was supposed to play, but because if his brilliant performance at the Tromso World Cup he was unable to make the tournament. Instead he was replaced by Alexander Motylev.>*

Source: http://www.chessbase.com/Home/TabId...

* The 14th Karpov Poikovsky Tournament

Sep-03-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: "It is metal, and it will always be metal, that is difficult, erudite and still the voice of the outsider" (The Guardian)

Tomashevsky is a rock fan. Hard rock/Heavy metal is his favorite.

This is one of his favorite rock ballads:

"I follow the Moskva

Down to Gorky Park

Listening to the wind of change ..."

(Scorpions - Wind Of Change)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KcR...

Jul-01-14  Penguincw: Happy 27th birthday to GM Evgeny Tomashevsky.
Aug-27-14
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  whiteshark: He is married to Lidia Tomnikova .

Wedding photos: http://chess-news.ru/en/node/16239

Oct-09-14  MissScarlett: Tomadrawk.
Oct-14-14  Penguincw: Congratz to Tomashevsky for finishing in a 5-way tie for 3rd at the FIDE Grand Prix Baku (2014). He was the bottom seed, but was the only player to finish undefeated. He drew his first 9 games before beating Andreikin and drawing Caruana with black. His performance gained him 14 points.
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