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Igor Khenkin
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Number of games in database: 819
Years covered: 1986 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2558 (2518 rapid, 2621 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2670

Overall record: +270 -103 =410 (60.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 36 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Slav (54) 
    D10 D11 D17 D15 D14
 Queen's Indian (52) 
    E12 E15 E17 E16 E14
 King's Indian (49) 
    E81 E92 E84 E90 E60
 Queen's Gambit Declined (43) 
    D37 D30 D38 D35 D39
 Grunfeld (34) 
    D85 D94 D82 D80 D87
 Queen's Pawn Game (28) 
    A40 D02 E10 E00 A41
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (118) 
    B18 B12 B10 B13 B11
 Semi-Slav (40) 
    D45 D43 D44 D47
 Queen's Gambit Declined (30) 
    D38 D39 D30 D31 D35
 Sicilian (29) 
    B45 B40 B52 B30 B25
 Nimzo Indian (23) 
    E54 E56 E34 E46 E20
 Slav (22) 
    D11 D13 D12 D10 D14
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Tukmakov vs Khenkin, 1992 0-1
   Khenkin vs Shirov, 1988 1/2-1/2
   Khenkin vs T Jugelt, 2011 1-0
   Fedorchuk vs Khenkin, 2001 0-1
   K Asrian vs Khenkin, 2001 1/2-1/2
   Khenkin vs C Rossi, 1998 1-0
   Khenkin vs Vaisser, 1999 1-0
   E Ghaem Maghami vs Khenkin, 2012 0-1
   J Shaw vs Khenkin, 2008 0-1
   Khenkin vs P Tregubov, 2001 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Rilton Cup 1997/98 (1997)
   82nd German Chess Championship (2011)
   Bratto Open (2001)
   Hastings 2015/16 (2015)
   Arctic Chess Challenge (2009)
   Amsterdam Chess Tournament (2005)
   Bundesliga 2008/09 (2008)
   Andorra Open (2001)
   Reykjavik Open (1994)
   Politiken Cup (2007)
   Bad Wiessee (2003)
   European Championship (2001)
   Aeroflot Open (2004)
   European Championship (2009)
   European Championship (2012)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Capablanca Memorial (Elite) 2008 by Tabanus
   2008 Capablanca memorial by gauer

   🏆 URS-ch otbor56
   Khenkin vs Neverov (Dec-22-21) 0-1
   M Bartel vs Khenkin (Oct-17-21) 1-0
   Khenkin vs J C Schroeder (Oct-16-21) 1/2-1/2
   Khenkin vs Areshchenko (Oct-15-21) 1/2-1/2
   Khenkin vs A Neiksans (Oct-14-21) 1/2-1/2

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(born Mar-21-1968, 54 years old) Russia (federation/nationality Germany)

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GM Igor Borisovich Khenkin was born in Vladimir, Russia. He learned the rules of chess at the age of 3 or 4 from his father. He became an IM at the age of 15 and a GM in 1992. In 1999, Igor Khenkin obtained German citizenship. He won the International Open in Andorra in 2004 and 2006, was runner up behind Niclas Huschenbeth in the German Championship in 2010, German champion in 2011 and runner up to Daniel Fridman in the 2012 German Championship.

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Last updated: 2018-03-12 19:19:15

 page 1 of 38; games 1-25 of 934  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Bagirov vs Khenkin  ½-½561986URS-ch sfD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. Dreev vs Khenkin  ½-½321986URS-ch sfD85 Grunfeld
3. Brodsky vs Khenkin 0-1331987Riga U20B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
4. Gelfand vs Khenkin  1-0321987Riga U20D32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
5. Khenkin vs Dreev 1-0281987Riga U20D43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
6. Dreev vs Khenkin  1-0311987Riga U20A07 King's Indian Attack
7. V Akopian vs Khenkin  ½-½321988Borzhomi U20A07 King's Indian Attack
8. Khenkin vs Neverov  0-1421988URS-ch otbor56D85 Grunfeld
9. Khenkin vs Ulybin  ½-½641988Borzhomi U20E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
10. I A Zaitsev vs Khenkin  1-0281988ProtvinoB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
11. M Rytshagov vs Khenkin  ½-½171988URS-ch otbor56B12 Caro-Kann Defense
12. Khenkin vs Dreev  ½-½671988Borzhomi U20D43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
13. Khenkin vs Smirin  0-1581988Borzhomi U20E17 Queen's Indian
14. Khenkin vs Shirov  ½-½491988Borzhomi U20E92 King's Indian
15. Shcherbakov vs Khenkin  0-1381988Borzhomi U20A14 English
16. Khenkin vs Chekhov  ½-½481988Protvino-BA40 Queen's Pawn Game
17. Khenkin vs Dreev  ½-½191988Protvino-BA84 Dutch
18. Khenkin vs Vyzmanavin 1-0371988URS-ch otbor56E12 Queen's Indian
19. Khenkin vs Krasenkow 1-0261988URS-chTD85 Grunfeld
20. Khenkin vs Neverov  1-0381989Moscow1B36 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
21. S Zagrebelny vs Khenkin  0-1351989Belgorod GMA-qualB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
22. Khenkin vs Tseitlin  ½-½191989Belgorod GMA-qualD85 Grunfeld
23. A V Kharitonov vs Khenkin  ½-½151989Podolsk GMA-qualD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
24. Khenkin vs Yurtaev  1-0391989Podolsk GMA-qualE92 King's Indian
25. Khenkin vs Y Kruppa  1-0451989Podolsk GMA-qualD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-23-05  lopium: May be an interesting player.
Mar-21-06  BIDMONFA: Igor Khenkin


Jul-16-06  rustamrocks: Igor Khenkin wins the Andorra Open tournament by scoring 7/9 points and beating Oscar De La Riva Aguado in the last round. Congratulations to him!
Feb-02-08  jtd200: Is there any other active player with more specialization in the Caro?
May-22-08  Rubion: A delightful picture of Igor Khenkin:

May-22-08  MichAdams: If a girdle's good enough for Capablanca...
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  whiteshark: Igor Khenkin @ Dresden 2008:
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  whiteshark: Happy Birthday, GM Khenkin!
Jun-14-09  Crocomule: Victor's son?
Aug-01-09  BoardLord: GM Igor Khenkin will participate in Arctic Chess Challenge 2009 in Tromsø, Norway. It starts today and in connection with this I have written a profile of him that you can read at my blog Sjakkfantomet. It's in English:

Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: He ended 2nd today in the German championship, behind surprise winner IM Niklas Huschenbeth:


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  alexmagnus: The starter of the current controversy around the composition of the German national team.
Jun-04-11  Eastfrisian: Igor is German Champion 2011. Congratulations.
Aug-16-11  Elrathia Kingi: Top rated player at the Vienna Chess Open this year. Had a nice win last night:
Mar-21-12  wordfunph: Happy Birthday, GM Khenkin!
Nov-06-12  vinidivici: We know Khenkin from his deep analysis in the Queen vs Rook endgames. His contribution to that particular endgame is irrefutable.
Jul-23-13  waustad: He's playing in Dortmund this year. It looks like the only German born player there will be Georg Meier though there are 4 German nationals.

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