Number of games in database: 1,048
Years covered: 1990 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2611 (2498 rapid, 2510 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2626
Overall record: +310 -149 =544 (58.0%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
45 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.
Born in Rostov-on-Don, he was awarded the title Grandmaster by FIDE in 1997.
In 1999, he won the World Junior Championship.
Galkin won the 1999 World Junior Chess Championship.1 This victory qualified him for the FIDE World Chess Championship 2000. Here he defeated Aleksandar Wohl in the first round and then lost to Alexander Beliavsky in the second, thus exiting the competition. Galkin competed in the FIDE World Championship again in 2004; this time he was eliminated in the first round by Aleksander Delchev. Three year later, Galkin participated in the FIDE World Cup; here he defeated Mateusz Bartel in round one and lost to Vassily Ivanchuk in round two. In 2011, Galkin played in the Russian Championship Superfinal.
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