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Alexander Rustemov
Number of games in database: 453
Years covered: 1993 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2525 (2494 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2625

Overall record: +127 -88 =201 (54.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 37 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (31) 
    E63 E69 E67 E81 E62
 Slav (26) 
    D10 D12 D11 D15 D14
 Queen's Gambit Declined (24) 
    D37 D30 D35 D39 D31
 Queen's Pawn Game (22) 
    E00 A46 E10 D02 A45
 Grunfeld (20) 
    D94 D78 D76 D90 D95
 Semi-Slav (16) 
    D45 D44
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (72) 
    C10 C18 C07 C02 C16
 Slav (33) 
    D15 D11 D10 D12 D17
 French (30) 
    C10 C00 C11
 Queen's Gambit Declined (23) 
    D37 D31 D35
 French Winawer (22) 
    C18 C16 C19 C15
 English (15) 
    A13 A10 A14 A12 A11
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   D Brandenburg vs A Rustemov, 2009 0-1
   D Frolyanov vs A Rustemov, 2004 0-1
   de Firmian vs A Rustemov, 1999 0-1
   A Rustemov vs I Sokolov, 2001 1-0
   D H Campora vs A Rustemov, 2003 0-1
   de Firmian vs A Rustemov, 2001 0-1
   O Brendel vs A Rustemov, 2005 0-1
   A Rustemov vs F Vallejo Pons, 2003 1-0
   E Alekseev vs A Rustemov, 2001 0-1
   Karsten Larsen vs A Rustemov, 2001 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Narciso Yepes Open (2001)
   Dos Hermanas XII (2003)
   Russian Championship (2000)
   Solett Open (2001)
   Russian Championship Higher League Tomsk (2004)
   Bundesliga 2010/11 (2010)
   Baku Chess Festival (2007)
   Bundesliga 2008/09 (2008)
   Russian Championship (2001)
   Bundesliga 2000/01 (2000)
   Aeroflot Open (2004)
   Bundesliga 2009/10 (2009)
   Bundesliga 2013/14 (2013)
   Bundesliga 2012/13 (2012)
   Bundesliga 2011/12 (2011)

   🏆 Bundesliga 2013/14
   M Ragger vs A Rustemov (Apr-06-14) 1-0
   A Rustemov vs V Erdos (Apr-05-14) 0-1
   A Rustemov vs Navara (Apr-04-14) 1/2-1/2
   A Rustemov vs M Richter (Mar-16-14) 0-1
   A Maksimenko vs A Rustemov (Mar-15-14) 0-1

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(born Jul-06-1973, 48 years old) Russia

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Awarded the Grandmaster title in 1998. In 2000, he took 2nd place in the Russian Championship.

Wikipedia article: Alexander Rustemov

 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 453  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Rustemov vs Shulman  1-0291993BLR-chE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
2. Savon vs A Rustemov  0-1281993Alushta opA10 English
3. Gamberg vs A Rustemov  0-1401994Minsk opC02 French, Advance
4. A Rustemov vs Rublevsky  0-1281994St.Petersburg opA07 King's Indian Attack
5. A Rustemov vs Korotylev  ½-½221994Moscow-chE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
6. A Rustemov vs Shulman  ½-½301994BLR-chE70 King's Indian
7. Balashov vs A Rustemov  0-1521995Moscow opB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
8. Smagin vs A Rustemov  0-1851995Moscow3B07 Pirc
9. Yagupov vs A Rustemov 1-0241995Moscow3A07 King's Indian Attack
10. Kharlov vs A Rustemov  1-0431995Russian ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
11. Glek vs A Rustemov  ½-½561995Russian ChampionshipA10 English
12. Smagin vs A Rustemov  0-1421995Russian ChampionshipC03 French, Tarrasch
13. A Rustemov vs Sadvakasov  1-0461996Moscow GM2E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
14. Savon vs A Rustemov  1-0451996Zhukov memA80 Dutch
15. Shulman vs A Rustemov  ½-½191996MinskD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
16. A Rustemov vs Kupreichik  1-0401996MinskE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
17. Y Kruppa vs A Rustemov  ½-½431996MinskC10 French
18. Dreev vs A Rustemov  ½-½581996Russian ChampionshipD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. A Rustemov vs Tiviakov  1-0401996Russian ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
20. Solozhenkin vs A Rustemov  1-0621996Russian ChampionshipC10 French
21. A Rustemov vs Yakovich  ½-½391996Russian ChampionshipD00 Queen's Pawn Game
22. Sakaev vs A Rustemov  ½-½151996Russian ChampionshipD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. A Rustemov vs Kharlov  1-0781996Russian ChampionshipD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
24. Pigusov vs A Rustemov  1-0591996Russian ChampionshipA13 English
25. A Rustemov vs A Shariyazdanov  0-1671996Russian ChampionshipD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 453  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-04-05  justy: Hi there. Did anyone see his game against Illescas at Dos Hermanas (third round)? Quite unusual to see 0-0-0 in a 1.d4 game. Do you think Illescas made any mistakes before 9..e5? Any analysis would be apreciated. Thx.
Apr-13-05  Karpova: the game is included in the database.
0-0-0 in a queen's pawn game is by no means unusual!
rubinstein played it a lot of times and scored beautiful victories.
Jun-10-06  BIDMONFA: Alexander Rustemov

RUSTEMOV, Alexander

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  whiteshark: Happy Birtday to you!
Feb-18-09  zoren: Anecdote from Arbakov's page:


From an interview with Alexander Rustemov:

"Student life in a big unfamiliar city was difficult. In order to get more money for food I started playing blitz in Sokolniki Park. As I was an 18-year-old youngster without an Elo or a reputation, the Moscow masters eagerly accepted my offers to play a couple of games. That was how I earned my living.

Soon nobody wanted to play against me for stakes; I kept coming to the park, but was idle for most of the time. One day a new opponent arrived – an unspectacular man in a worn, baggy T-shirt, who was apparently experiencing a hangover. The local hustlers introduced him as a fairly good player, and we sat at the board. To my greatest surprise, I lost 2-8 in the first 10-game match. The next day I sought revenge, but lost with a similar margin. This is how I met Valentin Arbakov (shown here), an outstanding blitz player.

At his peak he used to beat many masters with 1 minute against 5! I have never seen such speed and technique as displayed by Arbakov. It was a big shock, and I was forever hooked on blitz."

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  wordfunph: he is "Goldmund" in ICC..
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  Penguincw: GM Rustemov recently played a 5 0 blitz game on ICC against an IM. He had chances, but forfeited on time (but he was losing on position anyway).

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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday Alexander Rustemov!

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