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|Apr-11-10|| ||Open Defence: perhaps, being a full time scientist might not leave him with time to do more..|
|Apr-11-10|| ||blueofnoon: Russian players seldom get invitations from super tournaments. Therefore, they have to play in open tournaments, team tournaments and "2nd tier" closed tournaments to make a living. (ok, I know Malakhov is not professional)|
This raises their stats of course, but whether they are happy with it I am not sure.
|Apr-11-10|| ||SamAtoms1980: Malakhov went 3-1, drawing four, in the Russian Team Championships (2010), including 3˝ points in the last 4 rounds. Way to go Malakhov!|
|May-05-10|| ||Don Cossacks: Some pictures:
|Jul-24-10|| ||sleepkid: Somehow I don't think his current FIDE rating is 2107. Chessgames might want to fix that.|
|Aug-15-10|| ||Cercatore: Current FIDE rating: 2107
Highest rating achieved in database: 2732
Error, or he lost 600 elo points?
|Sep-05-10|| ||polarmis: Apart from the slight error in the current FIDE rating :) it's also not true to say that Malakhov's main line of work is as a physicist. He's a professional chess player, though perhaps a slightly eccentric one! I just translated this very interesting recent interview: |
|Nov-27-10|| ||Birthday Boy: Happy Birthday!! Vladimir Malakhov!!!|
|Dec-29-10|| ||HolyKnight: Yea my hobby is nuclear physicist to.|
|Feb-18-11|| ||kevins55555: OMG This is the highest decrease of FIDE Rating in the world lol! He decreased 600 points! |
|Feb-18-11|| ||Keith Dow: Yes, and the biggest bounce back!
4120787 Malakhov, Vladimir
FIDE title Grand Master
March 2011 None
January 2011 Available
November 2010 Available
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|Feb-26-11|| ||rapidcitychess: What's up with this guy's rating? 2700 to 2100 seems weird.|
|Mar-15-11|| ||hedgeh0g: <Part-time> nuclear physicist?|
|Jun-30-11|| ||nisarg1: No, he's a part-time chess player according to non-chess sources: he's got a Ph.D. and is said to play chess for hobby.|
|Jun-30-11|| ||Troller: Unless he has begun working as a phycisist again he should be considered a professional chess player, at least according to his own words at the last World Cup.|
|Jun-30-11|| ||polarmis: <nisarg1>, see the interview above. "Non-chess sources" can't really be more reliable than his own words.|
|Sep-21-11|| ||Catfriend: <My my, googled your username and it looks like Malakhov is not the only scientist. Have you ever met <User: Catfriend; ? :)>|
Catfriend? :) I'm not a physicist! I'm a mathematician!
|Nov-27-11|| ||talisman: happy birthday and good luck in the next world cup!|
|Mar-28-12|| ||Penguincw: Malakhov is now in a three-way tie for first at the 13th European Individual Championship (2012) with 6.5/8.|
Tomorrow, he faces co-leader Vladimir Akopian with black.
|Mar-28-12|| ||twinlark: It's good to see this very interesting player regain his form after a 2 year slump.|
|Mar-31-12|| ||Penguincw: Malakhov finished with a bronze after tie breaks, with 8/11.|
|Sep-12-12|| ||waustad: He had a nice win today against Jobava in the Black Sea Countries Final. For the moment you can find info here: http://www.chessbg.com/live|
|Nov-27-12|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday!|
|Apr-09-13|| ||paavoh: A good quote by <polarmis> on that interview, worth repeating here... and perhaps on other player forums too ;-)|
"What rating, in your opinion, guarantees that a player will be able to make a living from chess?
<Only above 2700. I’d particularly warn young chess players with a rating of 2550-2600 from becoming professionals, because they’ll face certain problems. Firstly, because chess isn’t as rich a sport as e.g. football, and secondly, because at that level there’s a huge amount of competition. For that group of players the reply to the question of whether they should continue to devote all their time and energy to chess should be “no”. If there’s a chance of achieving success in other spheres of life, then they absolutely should take it. And even child prodigies should bear that in mind.>"
|Nov-27-13|| ||Penguincw: Happy 33rd birthday to Russian GM Vladimir Malakhov.|
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