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Kirill Alekseenko
K Alekseenko 
Number of games in database: 644
Years covered: 2007 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2696 (2661 rapid, 2580 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2715

Overall record: +186 -95 =167 (60.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 196 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (90) 
    B90 B92 B33 B43 B78
 Ruy Lopez (73) 
    C65 C95 C77 C78 C72
 French Defense (37) 
    C03 C11 C18 C07 C00
 Sicilian Najdorf (35) 
    B90 B92 B91
 Caro-Kann (29) 
    B12 B13 B10
 Giuoco Piano (24) 
    C50 C53
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (72) 
    B31 B30 B67 B51 B56
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (42) 
    D20 D22 D25 D24 D21
 Ruy Lopez (29) 
    C72 C84 C60 C91 C92
 Queen's Pawn Game (25) 
    D02 E00 E10 A46 A45
 English, 1 c4 e5 (15) 
    A20 A21 A26 A25
 Nimzo Indian (15) 
    E32 E46 E20 E50 E47
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   K Alekseenko vs M Ragger, 2021 1-0
   Rublevsky vs K Alekseenko, 2018 0-1
   K Alekseenko vs L de La Fuente, 2020 1-0
   Karjakin vs K Alekseenko, 2019 0-1
   K Alekseenko vs P Zarnicki, 2019 1-0
   A Korobov vs K Alekseenko, 2014 0-1
   Grischuk vs K Alekseenko, 2020 1/2-1/2
   K Alekseenko vs Grischuk, 2021 1-0
   K Alekseenko vs J Christiansen, 2019 1-0
   S Volkov vs K Alekseenko, 2012 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Chigorin Memorial (2016)
   Chigorin Memorial (2017)
   World Youth Championship (U18) (2015)
   Rilton Cup 2017/18 (2017)
   Russian Team Championship (Premier) (2019)
   European Club Cup (2021)
   World Junior Championship (2017)
   Chigorin Memorial (2018)
   Gibraltar Masters (2019)
   FIDE Grand Swiss (2021)
   World Junior Championship (2016)
   European Championship (2019)
   European Championship (2018)
   Pro Chess League (2018)
   PRO League Group Stage (2019)

   🏆 Chessable Sunway Sitges
   K Alekseenko vs M Karthikeyan (Dec-17-22) 1-0
   A Puranik vs K Alekseenko (Dec-16-22) 0-1
   K Alekseenko vs M Wadsworth (Dec-15-22) 1-0
   Y K Erdogmus vs K Alekseenko (Dec-14-22) 0-1
   K Alekseenko vs F V Gomez (Dec-13-22) 1-0

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(born Jun-22-1997, 25 years old) Russia

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FM (2007); GM (2015); World U14 Champion (2011); European U16 Champion (2013).


<Youth> Alekseenko became a FIDE master in 2007 for winning the 2007 European U10 championship. In November 2011, he won the World U14 championship outright, scoring 8/9. Outright winner of the European U16 Championship 2013. (1) He won silver with 8.5/11 behind Masoud Mosadeghpour at the World U18 Championship staged in Halkidiki, Greece. (2)

<City> =1st with 7.5/9 at the 88th St Petersburg Championship held in March 2015, placing 2nd on tiebreak to Alexey Zenzera.

<Continental> He scored 7/11 at the 13th European Individual Championship (2012), earning a 20 game-GM norm for his result.


In October 2011, he scored 6/9, winning his first GM norm at the Chigorin Memorial Open. He was formally awarded his GM title in February 2015 when his rating finally reached 2500 after he won the category 8 Margaryan Memorial, held in Yerevan from 1st to 16th of January 2015. Outright winner of the Polugaevsky Memorial held in July 2015, scoring 8/11, (3) and winner of the Chigorin Memorial (2015), Chigorin Memorial (2016) and Chigorin Memorial (2017).

(1); (2); (3)

Wikipedia article: Kirill Alekseenko

Last updated: 2019-11-19 16:55:46

 page 1 of 28; games 1-25 of 676  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Oparin vs K Alekseenko  ½-½462007EU-ch U10 17thB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
2. K Alekseenko vs Giri  0-137200827th Blokadny youthB44 Sicilian
3. K Alekseenko vs S Samdanov  0-1612008EU-ch U12 18thB06 Robatsch
4. M Graifer vs K Alekseenko 0-1212008EU-ch U12 18thB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
5. K Alekseenko vs Lampert  ½-½572008EU-ch U12 18thC55 Two Knights Defense
6. K Alekseenko vs V Fedoseev 0-1902009Chigorin Memorial OpenB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
7. A Ulanov vs K Alekseenko  ½-½412009Chigorin Memorial OpenD24 Queen's Gambit Accepted
8. I Duzhakov vs K Alekseenko  1-0972009Chigorin Memorial OpenD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
9. K Alekseenko vs A Burtasova  0-1602009Chigorin Memorial OpenC58 Two Knights
10. K Safronov vs K Alekseenko  0-1372010White Nights CYSS-2 OpD00 Queen's Pawn Game
11. K Alekseenko vs V Utkin  ½-½602010White Nights CYSS-2 OpC42 Petrov Defense
12. A Martynenko vs K Alekseenko  1-0422010White Nights CYSS-2 OpB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
13. K Alekseenko vs D Kudrjavich  ½-½402010White Nights CYSS-2 OpC50 Giuoco Piano
14. D Efremova vs K Alekseenko  0-1262010White Nights CYSS-2 OpB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
15. K Alekseenko vs F Khatenever  1-0252010White Nights CYSS-2 OpC00 French Defense
16. V Shushpanov vs K Alekseenko  1-0582010White Nights CYSS-2 OpE12 Queen's Indian
17. K Alekseenko vs V Kozenkov  ½-½962010White Nights CYSS-2 OpB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
18. V Pischikov vs K Alekseenko  ½-½392010White Nights CYSS-2 OpA46 Queen's Pawn Game
19. L Lekic vs K Alekseenko  0-1542010WYCC Open U14B60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
20. K Alekseenko vs A Akhmetov  0-1392010WYCC Open U14B84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
21. K Alekseenko vs A Aghaei  1-0642010WYCC Open U14C00 French Defense
22. K Izzat vs K Alekseenko  1-0852010WYCC Open U14E00 Queen's Pawn Game
23. T Harutyunian vs K Alekseenko  0-1532010WYCC Open U14E12 Queen's Indian
24. D Adelberg vs K Alekseenko  0-1682010WYCC Open U14E15 Queen's Indian
25. K Alekseenko vs Nima Javanbakht  ½-½752010WYCC Open U14B33 Sicilian
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Jul-20-15  sonia91: He won the 25th Heart of Finland Open, held in Jyväskylä from 13th to 19th of July 2015, with 7/9.

Chessdom article:

Sep-19-15  BIDMONFA: Kirill Alekseenko


Oct-11-15  sonia91: He just won the 23rd Chigorin Memorial:
Oct-29-15  sonia91: Report and interview with the winner of the Chigorin Memorial by Dorsa Derakhshani for ChessBase:

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  WTHarvey: I posted 14 critical positions in chess games of teen RUS GM Kirill Alekseenko @ What wins?
Apr-29-16  sonia91: Alekseenko just won the Russian Junior Championship 2016 (on tiebreak over Urii Eliseev):
Nov-01-16  sonia91: Congrats on winning the Chigorin Memorial for the second year in a row! He scored 8/9: <Chigorin Memorial: Alekseenko wins; Abdusattorov shines>
Nov-04-17  diagonal: thanks, <Sonia 91>, and congrats again to <Kirill>!

Alekseenko is now triple winner of the Chigroin Memorial (Open):

<Chigorin Memorial 2015>: Kirill Alekseenko, Chanda Sandipan and Dmitry Kokarev tied for the first place at 7.5 points each but Kirill Alekseenko lifted the trophy on a superior tie-break score. Khalifman finished shared fourth.

<Chigorin Memorial 2016>: Kirill Alekseenko scored 8/9 to take a convincing clear first place. Romanov, Kamsky, and Volkov were joint second to fourth. Top-seed was Smirin.

<Chigorin Memorial 2017>: Kirill Alekseenko edged out David Paravyan, SP Sethuraman and Alexey Sarana on tie-break after all scored 7.5 points / 9 rounds. Many participants of the massive horde of strong 'anonymous' players from the former Soviet areas and promising youngsters: Uzbek talent, 13-year-young Nodirbek Abdusattorov, became the second youngest chess player behind Sergey Karjakin to become a GM.

<The Chigorin Memorial Tournament in St. Petersburg, Russia, has a long tradition. It is named after the founder of the Soviet Chess School Mikhail Chigorin.

Akiba Rubinstein, Emanuel Lasker, Mikhail Botvinnik, Vassily Smyslov, Mikhail Tal, Boris Spassky, Svetozar Gligoric, Mark Taimanov, Lev Polugaevsky, and Viktor Korchnoi — Each of them did something special that changed our sport in numerous ways. They may have all passed away, but their ideas still lead generations of chessplayers forward. Something else is common between these greats: All have won the Chigorin Memorial tournament at some point in their lives, as well as for instance Alexander Beliavsky (closed series) or Alexander Grischuk (open series).

Record winner of the strong international invitation Chigorin Memorial is Lev Polugaevsky who won four times, in 1963, 1974, and 1976 in Sochi, plus 1972 in Kislovodsk (the closed editions are not to mix with the later and ongoing Open tournament series in St. Petersburg).

As Sergey Volkov who (co-)won in 1998, 1999, and in 2009, Kirill Alekseenko is now a triple winner of the Chigorin Memorial. He claimed clear first or first on tie-break in 2015, 2016 & 2017.>

Oct-18-19  Kapmigs: Best of luck sir!
Oct-19-19  Kurakotsaba: 👈💪💪💪💪💪👉
Oct-21-19  paavoh: Great result in the very strong Swiss Isle of Man 2019!
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  MissScarlett: Good looking kid! Magnus is furious.
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  Eggman: Anyone know why this kid, ranked 36th in the world, was chosen as the wildcard for the 2020 Candidates? There are several Russians ranked ahead of him - why were none of them given preference?
Jan-05-20  fabelhaft: <The Organizer of the 2020 FIDE Candidates Tournament has the right to nominate a player who meets at least one of the following criteria (provided that he participates in at least two events listed below in b., c. and d.): a. The player from the top-10 players by average FIDE rating as per Clause E; b. The player placed third in the 2019 FIDE World Cup (if the third player is qualified - then the player placed fourth, but not any further); c. The best non-qualifying player from the 2019 FIDE Grand Swiss; d. The best non-qualifying player from the 2019 FIDE Grand Prix Series>
Jan-05-20  fabelhaft: Alekseenko had a good result in the Grand Swiss, where he edged out a bunch of other players on tiebreak to reach third, and thanks to that in the end becoming the only Russian eligible for the wild card. Since then he has lost to 2570 rated Plat and been beaten rather badly with white against Leko, and I don’t think he will be much of a threat in the Candidates, but good for him to get the chance to participate.
Jan-05-20  parmetd: There are rules on who can be picked for the wild card spot. No other Russian qualified for the spot under those restrictions.
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  Eggman: Thanks for the clarification, <fabelhaft>, <parmetd>.
Jan-05-20  parmetd: Welcome.

The wildcard spot isn't as wild as it used to be. There were in fact only four total eligible choices in the end.

1. MVL
2. Aronian
3. Mamedyarov
4. Alekseenko

I suspect that if Alekseenko had not been an option that Russia would have withdrawn its bid to the event period.

Jan-17-20  redribbon3700: A true wildcard. Everyone who wants to win the candidates must score at least 1.5-.5 against Alekseenko.
Feb-11-20  paavoh: Born in Vyborg (Viipuri), a former Finnish & Swedish city.
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  MissScarlett: Has he played any competitive chess since last March? Wang Hao seems to be in much the same boat.
Apr-10-21  macer75: <redribbon3700: A true wildcard. Everyone who wants to win the candidates must score at least 1.5-.5 against Alekseenko.>

After the first leg everyone still has the possibility to do that.

Apr-10-21  macer75: <MissScarlett: Has he played any competitive chess since last March? Wang Hao seems to be in much the same boat.>

Wang Hao has had some tense contests with FIDE.

Premium Chessgames Member
  naresb: this man got all 3 out of 3 (as White) in
European Club Cup (2021) while playing from winner team- Mednyi Vsadnik.

another one was Pavel Ponkratov who (as per cg record) also got all 3 out of 3.


Oct-12-21  Albertan: Kirill Alekseenko Leads Race At Russian Championship Superfinal:

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