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Aleksey Dreev
Number of games in database: 2,915
Years covered: 1982 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2655 (2644 rapid, 2706 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2711

Overall record: +711 -280 =1069 (60.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 855 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Gambit Declined (187) 
    D37 D38 D31 D39 D30
 Queen's Indian (166) 
    E12 E17 E15 E14
 Slav (155) 
    D12 D11 D10 D14 D13
 Grunfeld (148) 
    D85 D92 D78 D80 D82
 Nimzo Indian (140) 
    E32 E34 E39 E38 E33
 King's Indian (130) 
    E81 E80 E94 E84 E61
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (346) 
    B12 B18 B13 B10 B11
 Semi-Slav (322) 
    D43 D45 D47 D44 D46
 Slav (181) 
    D12 D10 D11 D13 D15
 French Defense (134) 
    C11 C03 C07 C02 C01
 Sicilian (115) 
    B61 B30 B67 B56 B40
 French Tarrasch (55) 
    C03 C07 C05 C06
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   I Sokolov vs Dreev, 2001 0-1
   Gelfand vs Dreev, 1993 0-1
   Dreev vs Shirov, 1996 1-0
   Anand vs Dreev, 1991 1/2-1/2
   Dreev vs Gleizerov, 1992 1-0
   Dreev vs I Galic, 2008 1-0
   Dreev vs Dominguez Perez, 2005 1-0
   Dreev vs Rozentalis, 1988 1-0
   Dreev vs Kamsky, 1987 1-0
   Dreev vs Tiviakov, 2003 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (1999)
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2000)
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Moscow-A (1989)
   Hoogovens (1995)
   Ubeda op 4th (1999)
   Biel (1995)
   Corsica Masters (2017)
   Pro Chess League (2018)
   Russian Championship (1996)
   Aeroflot Open (2008)
   Tata Steel Challengers (2016)
   European Club Cup (2007)
   World Cup (2005)
   Moscow Open (2007)
   Reykjavik Open (1990)
   Politiken Cup (2009)
   PRO League Group Stage (2019)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Alexey Dreev: My One Hundred Best Games by Resignation Trap
   USSR Championship 1989 by suenteus po 147
   Hoogovens 1995 by Tabanus
   a Kings Indian, Saemisch by jiisto
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1996 by suenteus po 147
   Biel 1995 by suenteus po 147

   🏆 Russian Team Chess Championships
   Dreev vs Goryachkina (May-09-23) 1/2-1/2
   Dreev vs M Tsaruk (May-07-23) 1/2-1/2
   Valery Sviridov vs Dreev (May-05-23) 1/2-1/2
   Dreev vs M Popov (May-03-23) 1-0
   Dreev vs A Zubritskiy (May-02-23) 1-0

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(born Jan-30-1969, 54 years old) Russia
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Alexey Sergeevich Dreev learned chess at the age of six and was World Under-16 Champion in 1983 and 1984. He captured the USSR Junior Championship in 1986 and achieved the grandmaster title in 1990. In 1995 he was clear first at both the Wijk aan Zee and the Biel tournaments. He reached the quarterfinals of the FIDE World Championship in 1997, and the Round of 16 in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2004. He also reached the Round of 16 in the FIDE World Cup (2005).

His ELO first touched 2700 in October 2003 when he won the Vesterhavsturneringen (Northern Tournament) GM, and again in late 2004 after he finished third in the Russian Championship (2004). He came =1st with 8/11 (9th on tiebreak) in the European Individual Championship (2013), qualifying for the World Cup (2013), where he defeated Belarussian GM Sergei Azarov in the first round and Chinese #1 GM Wang Hao in the second round. He lost to compatriot GM Dmitry Andreikin in the third round. In September he placed =2nd in the Baku Open (2013) and in October he won the 2013 Indonesian Open ahead of Alexander Moiseenko and Nigel Short with 8.5/11 (including a win on forfeit against Moiseenko).

Dreev was outright second behind Samuel Shankland at the Capablanca Memorial (2018) with 6/10.

Wikipedia article: Alexey Dreev

Last updated: 2018-05-20 04:58:50

 page 1 of 121; games 1-25 of 3,021  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Zdanovs vs Dreev 0-1311982LeningradD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
2. Y Piskov vs Dreev 1-0521982USSR Junior ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. B Anetbaev vs Dreev  0-1191983ArkalikD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
4. N Kulinskiy vs Dreev  1-0751983National Jnrs tD02 Queen's Pawn Game
5. Dreev vs Oll 0-1431983YaroslavlB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
6. I Naumkin vs Dreev  1-0361983?A81 Dutch
7. Dreev vs P Wolff 1-0231983Wch U16C42 Petrov Defense
8. J Castillo vs Dreev 0-1281983Wch U16C50 Giuoco Piano
9. N Carr vs Dreev  0-1271983Wch U16D34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
10. Dreev vs Khalifman 0-1391984USSR Junior ChampionshipC25 Vienna
11. Dreev vs Smirin  ½-½511984USSR Junior ChampionshipB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
12. I Karimov vs Dreev  1-0411984USSR Junior ChampionshipD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
13. Martynov vs Dreev  0-1291984USSR Junior ChampionshipD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
14. Dreev vs M Ulybin  1-0641984USSR Junior ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
15. Dreev vs Ivanchuk  1-0361984USSR Junior ChampionshipB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
16. Dreev vs Ivanchuk ½-½521984Wch U16A07 King's Indian Attack
17. E Rojas vs Dreev  0-1701984Wch U16C41 Philidor Defense
18. Y Ramsingh vs Dreev  0-1381984World Junior ChampionshipC41 Philidor Defense
19. Dreev vs K Brown  1-0341984World Junior ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
20. Dreev vs H Korhonen  1-0271984World Junior ChampionshipC41 Philidor Defense
21. P K Wells vs Dreev  ½-½231984World Junior ChampionshipD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. C Hansen vs Dreev  ½-½401984World Junior ChampionshipC60 Ruy Lopez
23. Dreev vs S Saeed  1-0701984World Junior ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
24. Dreev vs I Stohl  ½-½201984World Junior ChampionshipB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
25. K Thorsteins vs Dreev 0-1511984World Junior ChampionshipD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
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  Tabanus: 4th today in the 2nd SCS GM tournament (India) 22-30 May 2010:

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  Tabanus: Placed 3rd in the 3rd Mumbai Mayor's Cup Open (India) 2-10 June 2010:

Feb-16-11  paavoh: Dreev won Cento Open by tie-break, reports
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  Penguincw: <Player of the Day> : <Alexey Dreev> !
Mar-24-11  suenteus po 147: Dreev wins in tiebreaks over Smirin here: Game Collection: Dos Hermanas 2001 The early '00s were good for him.
Apr-14-11  paavoh: Dreev iurrently playing a nice endgame against Movsesian in the Russian Team Championships, round 3 (see live games). I hope CG will soon get these high-level games in their database.
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  alexmagnus: Dreev, in the past, was the player with probably the most constant results in the KO tournaments (FIDE WC/Worldcup), with the exception of "eternal" first-round losers:

1997: Quarterfinal (lost to Gelfand)
1999: Last 16 (lost to Adams)
2000: Last 16 (lost to Topalov)
2001: Last 16 (lost to Anand)
2004: Last 16 (lost to Dominguez)
2005: Last 16 (lost to Gelfand)

and the quarterfinal of 1997 was "effectively" of the same value as the round of last 16 in other competitions as the winner had to play Karpov. 2007 and 2009 he didn't participate though.

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  alexmagnus: From the bio here:

<He reached the quarterfinals of the FIDE World Championship on four consecutive occasions (1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001). In late 2004 his Elo surpassed the 2700 mark after he finished third in the Russian Championships (2004).>

The first part is wrong, see the post above. The second one is wrong too, he was rated over 2700 for the first time on the October 2003 list, i.e. a year earlier

Aug-22-11  polarmis: Interview with one of the lesser-known chess players (though one who counts himself among the top-100 players of all time):

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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday GM Dreev! Hope you get to play some more.
May-27-13  wordfunph: Dreev vs. the Benoni - The Best Move Orders for White by Alexey Dreev

Oct-17-13  Karpova: Congratulations on winning the 3rd Indonesia Open Chess Championship 2013 (October 9-18, play from October 10-17) at the Grand Sahid Jaya Hotel in Jakarta. Dreev won with 8.5/11 ahead of Moiseenko and Short with 7.5 each (Moiseenko with better tie-breaks, both were followed by 7 other players with 7.5 points) and receives $20,000.


Feb-04-14  paavoh: Very solid 5.5/7 so far in the Gibraltar Open, with "win with White, draw with Black" strategy. Efficiently nurturing small advantages into the endgame.
Jan-17-16  siggemannen: Dreev back in "high" action in Tata Steel group B. Hopefully he can teach the youngers there a lesson or two. He's one of my favourite players, due to his ability to combine "classical" way of playing with very aggressive play when needed, and also being a 1.d4 and Caro player
Oct-19-18  sonia91: Great performance by Dreev in the Fall Chess Classic - Group A in St Louis!

It was a round-robin tournament, he won (at 49 y.o.!) with 6.5/9 against a field of young players, all rated 2600+. Dreev beat Lazaro Bruzon Batista, Eric Hansen, Alex Lenderman and Ray Robson:

Dreev gained 21 rating points and at 2670 is back to the top 100.

Back in August he also won the Spilimbergo Open in Italy with 7.5/9, beating among others Jobava:

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  alexmagnus: Dreev turned 50, becoming the another 50+ year old on the live top 100 (along with Rausis and Gelfand).
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  alexmagnus: Next candidate for a 50 year old top 100 player is Ivanchuk, who is currentl ranked 32nd and needs to keep a top 100 position till Matrch 18th.
Mar-13-21  siggemannen: No games since 2019. I guess the online-chess of today doesn't suit the old guard. Probably gonna be hard for them to make ends meet since most offline tourneys have been cancelled, hope Dreev is doing alright.
Mar-23-21  sakredkow: This is just anecdotal observation but Dreev and Korneev seem to be among the most active GMs by my database (siggemannen's comment directly above mine notwithstanding).
Jul-25-21  siggemannen: Dreev played in Russian Superleague in july, but didn't do too great:

Impressively, Aleksandra Goryachkina won the right to play at the Open superfinal

Jul-29-21  siggemannen: <Dreev turned 50, becoming the another 50+ year old on the live top 100 (along with Rausis and Gelfand).>This post didn't age well :D
Jan-30-22  LoveThatJoker: Happy Birthday, GM Dreev!

I'm a big fan of your chess!


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  eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to GM Dreev! It’s good to see that he’s still playing in tournaments & doing well in some of them. <LTJ> I’m a big fan of his chess also!
Feb-01-22  LoveThatJoker: <eternaloptimist> Right on!


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  eternaloptimist: <LTJ> Right on indeed!
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