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Alexander Chernin
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Number of games in database: 869
Years covered: 1979 to 2009
Last FIDE rating: 2614
Highest rating achieved in database: 2620

Overall record: +224 -90 =491 (58.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 64 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Indian (55) 
    E15 E12 E17 E19
 English (51) 
    A10 A13 A15 A14 A16
 King's Indian (40) 
    E71 E97 E94 E80 E70
 English, 1 c4 e5 (38) 
    A28 A20 A29 A25 A26
 Queen's Pawn Game (36) 
    E00 A46 A45 A41 E10
 Queen's Gambit Declined (26) 
    D37 D35 D31 D30 D39
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (65) 
    C07 C11 C05 C10 C02
 Pirc (60) 
    B07 B09 B08
 Slav (55) 
    D12 D18 D10 D17 D11
 Semi-Slav (54) 
    D45 D47 D43 D49 D44
 Queen's Indian (37) 
    E15 E12 E16 E13 E17
 French Tarrasch (23) 
    C07 C05 C03
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Chernin vs Van der Wiel, 1997 1-0
   Chernin vs Drasko, 1988 1-0
   Azmaiparashvili vs Chernin, 1990 0-1
   Chernin vs A Utnasunov, 2000 1-0
   Chernin vs Miles, 1985 1-0
   Chernin vs I Stohl, 1993 1-0
   Chernin vs Smejkal, 1991 1/2-1/2
   Chernin vs Kupreichik, 1985 1-0
   Chernin vs C Horvath, 1999 1-0
   B Jacobsen vs Chernin, 2009 0-1

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

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   9th European Junior Championship 1979/80 (1979)
   CSR-ch International (1989)
   Odorheiu Secuiesc (1993)
   Altensteig (1990)
   Buenos Aires Najdorf (1992)
   URS-ch 52nd / Zonal (1985)
   Reggio Emilia 1994/95 (1994)
   Rubinstein Memorial (1992)
   Tunis Interzonal (1985)
   USSR Championship (1987)
   Rome Open (1990)
   European Championship (2000)
   Subotica Interzonal (1987)
   Rilton Cup 1997/98 (1997)
   18th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1994)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Montpellier Candidates 1985 by Benzol
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1991 by suenteus po 147
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1986 by suenteus po 147
   Intel Rapid Chess Grand Prix 1995 - Paris by amadeus

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(born Mar-06-1960, 63 years old) Ukraine (federation/nationality Hungary)

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Alexander Mikhailovich Chernin was born in Kharkiv*. Awarded the IM title in 1984 and the GM title in 1985, he became a Candidate at Montpellier in 1985 by defeating Viktor Gavrikov (3 1/2 - 2 1/2) but failed to progress any further, finishing eighth ex aequo with +1 -1 =13 at Montpellier Candidates (1985). Chernin was also European Junior Champion in 1979-80 and USSR Champion in 1985 [rusbase-1] with Gavrikov and Mikhail Gurevich. In tournaments he was 1st= at Irkutsk 1983, 1st at Copenhagen 1984 and 2nd= at Reggio Emilia 1986-87. He is also a FIDE Senior Trainer.

*Wikipedia article: Kharkiv

Wikipedia article: Alexander Chernin

Last updated: 2021-05-15 20:44:30

 page 1 of 40; games 1-25 of 996  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Barbero vs Chernin  0-1411979Wch U20A06 Reti Opening
2. Chernin vs Petursson 1-0931979Wch U20A14 English
3. D Radziejewski vs Chernin  0-13819799th European Junior Championship 1979/80A10 English
4. Chernin vs M Rivas Pastor  1-04119799th European Junior Championship 1979/80E06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
5. G Sanna vs Chernin  ½-½2819799th European Junior Championship 1979/80E04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
6. Chernin vs Damljanovic  1-04019799th European Junior Championship 1979/80A16 English
7. I Gazik vs Chernin  0-14619799th European Junior Championship 1979/80B07 Pirc
8. Chernin vs Azmaiparashvili  ½-½1919799th European Junior Championship 1979/80E19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
9. Chernin vs J Yrjola  1-03519799th European Junior Championship 1979/80A10 English
10. T Ernst vs Chernin  0-18819799th European Junior Championship 1979/80B08 Pirc, Classical
11. J O Fries-Nielsen vs Chernin  0-14619799th European Junior Championship 1979/80A07 King's Indian Attack
12. Chernin vs Plaskett 1-02919799th European Junior Championship 1979/80A10 English
13. P Scheeren vs Chernin  0-1491980AmsterdamA89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
14. Azmaiparashvili vs Chernin 1-0291980URSA28 English
15. Chernin vs Van der Sterren  1-0321980IBM IIA26 English
16. Chernin vs H Elyoseph  ½-½1619809th European Junior Championship 1979/80E02 Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4
17. A Negulescu vs Chernin  ½-½919809th European Junior Championship 1979/80D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. Chernin vs G Franzoni  ½-½2019809th European Junior Championship 1979/80D34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
19. Chernin vs A Haik  1-0601980IBM-CA10 English
20. Chernin vs Kholmov  1-0591980URS-ch48 sf DnepropetrovskE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
21. V Okhotnik vs Chernin  1-0771980URS-ch48 sf DnepropetrovskB08 Pirc, Classical
22. A Vitolinsh vs Chernin 1-0391980URS-ch48 sf DnepropetrovskC02 French, Advance
23. Azmaiparashvili vs Chernin  0-1381980URS-ch48 sf DnepropetrovskE17 Queen's Indian
24. Chernin vs Vasiukov  0-1371980URS-ch48 sf DnepropetrovskA10 English
25. Chernin vs V Malaniuk  0-1331980URS-ch48 sf DnepropetrovskE02 Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4
 page 1 of 40; games 1-25 of 996  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  Benzol: Alexander Mikhailovich Chernin
Born 6th February 1960
An IM in 1980 and a GM in 1985.
He was European junior champion in 1979-80 and USSR Champion in 1985.
Oct-19-05  lopium: Already stopped to play.
Feb-19-06  BIDMONFA: Alexander Chernin

CHERNIN, Alexander M.

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  WTHarvey: Here are some puzzles from Alexander's games:
Aug-24-06  clampolo: I love the pirc and noone plays it better than Chernin. His book, Pirc Alert, is my favorite book on any opening. Hopefully he writes more.
Mar-06-07  Atking: <clampolo: I love the pirc and noone plays it better than Chernin. His book, Pirc Alert, is my favorite book on any opening. Hopefully he writes more.> A very clever way to explain an opening. I like this book too. <lopium: Already stopped to play.> He still play semi rapid tournament as Corsica with good results. As chess trainer he is really wonderfull.
Jul-26-08  bravado1: I always thought he's Hungarian. Takes one to know one.
Mar-06-10  wordfunph: 1990 U.S. Championship in Jacksonville: GM Alexander Chernin came to Jacksonville to give a well-paid but very poorly attended simul. Somehow, his six or seven opponents stressed him so much that he decided to sit out the U.S. Open.

happy birthday GM Chernin!

Mar-06-13  JPi: Good points Atkin!
Aug-06-14  Refused: Was he the one coaching both Caruana and Giri?
Aug-14-14  docbenway: Caruana praised him highly in his quick chat with Daniel King while at the Tromso Olympics. These interviews are great, especially Melanie Ohme, what a doll!
Mar-06-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Alexander Chernin.
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  eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to GM Chernin!
Mar-06-16  Zaiyetz: A bit unlucky about the number of games in the database...
Mar-06-16  gars: Happy Birthday, Grandmaster Chernin!

And let's not forget that March 9 is Bobby Fischer's Day!

Feb-19-17  thegoodanarchist: < clampolo: I love the pirc and noone plays it better than Chernin. His book, Pirc Alert, is my favorite book on any opening.>

That is an awesome opening book! Unfortunately the Pirc opening itself has fallen out of favor.

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  Penguincw: Happy 59th to Chernin.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Breunor: A player of this strength shouldn't be forgotten, there are lots of great games of his.

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