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Alexander Cherniaev
Number of games in database: 521
Years covered: 1992 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2438 (2419 rapid, 2612 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2501

Overall record: +156 -122 =184 (53.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 59 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (79) 
    B22 B30 B20 B23 B40
 French Defense (26) 
    C02 C00 C15 C05 C16
 Ruy Lopez (21) 
    C65 C86 C78 C90 C75
 Queen's Pawn Game (20) 
    D02 A45 E00 A46 D00
 Caro-Kann (16) 
    B12 B10 B13 B14
 King's Indian Attack (7) 
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (85) 
    B33 B30 B45 B25 B22
 Queen's Pawn Game (21) 
    A46 D02 E00 A45 A41
 King's Indian (17) 
    E94 E62 E64 E76 E77
 English (14) 
    A10 A13 A15 A14 A16
 Old Indian (14) 
    A53 A54
 Robatsch (13) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Cherniaev vs S Conquest, 2004 1-0
   Cherniaev vs E Wiersma, 2009 1-0
   Korchnoi vs Cherniaev, 2009 0-1
   Cherniaev vs G Lock, 2008 1-0
   K Akbaev vs Cherniaev, 2013 0-1
   Timman vs Cherniaev, 2008 1/2-1/2
   R Pasiev vs Cherniaev, 2013 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Big Slick Tournament (2009)
   Staunton Memorial (2009)
   Isle of Man Open (2000)
   Corus Invitation Tens (2003)
   Hastings 2006/07 (2006)
   Geneve Open (2001)
   Gibraltar Masters (2003)
   London Chess Classic Open (2019)
   Hastings 2013/14 (2013)
   Hastings 2019/20 (2019)
   Hastings 2008/09 (2009)
   18th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1994)
   London Chess Classic Open (2013)
   London Chess Classic Open (2012)
   Isle of Man Masters (2015)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Corus Invitation Tens 2003 by Tabanus

   🏆 Caplin Hastings Masters
   S Sulskis vs Cherniaev (Jan-06-23) 1-0
   Cherniaev vs M A Ismail (Jan-05-23) 1-0
   R Britton vs Cherniaev (Jan-04-23) 0-1
   Cherniaev vs Korneev (Jan-03-23) 0-1
   G Nagy vs Cherniaev (Jan-02-23) 1/2-1/2

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(born Aug-26-1969, 53 years old) Russia

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Alexander Sergeevich Cherniaev is a Grandmaster and FIDE Senior Trainer.

Notes: (1) there's another Alexander Cherniaev, he was born in 1976; (2) (2016 Canadian open wall-chart).

Last updated: 2020-12-12 08:26:01

 page 1 of 24; games 1-25 of 599  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Vitolinsh vs Cherniaev  0-1431990URS-Trade UnionB33 Sicilian
2. Cherniaev vs L Cherniak  ½-½231991Belavenets Memorial OpenB06 Robatsch
3. V Buturin vs Cherniaev  ½-½261991Belavenets Memorial OpenA10 English
4. Cherniaev vs O Nikolenko  ½-½551991Belavenets Memorial OpenC02 French, Advance
5. P Zarubin vs Cherniaev  ½-½171991Belavenets Memorial OpenD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
6. A Donchenko vs Cherniaev  0-1331991Belavenets Memorial OpenA80 Dutch
7. Cherniaev vs L Totsky  ½-½521991Belavenets Memorial OpenC02 French, Advance
8. S Zhukhovitsky vs Cherniaev  0-1261991Belavenets Memorial OpenA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
9. V Shtyrenkov vs Cherniaev  1-0521991Belavenets Memorial OpenA80 Dutch
10. Cherniaev vs N Kushch  0-1301991Belavenets Memorial OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
11. Cherniaev vs S Guliev  ½-½111992OrelC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
12. Cherniaev vs Barsov  ½-½411992OrelC05 French, Tarrasch
13. Savon vs Cherniaev  ½-½161992OrelB33 Sicilian
14. V Moskalenko vs Cherniaev  ½-½831992Moscow ZSKSE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
15. A Potapov vs Cherniaev  0-1241992RUS-chTA10 English
16. Cherniaev vs Krasenkow  0-1551992Ch Armed ForcesC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
17. Beshukov vs Cherniaev  ½-½651992OrelB33 Sicilian
18. Cherniaev vs I A Zaitsev  1-0581992Moscow ZSKSC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
19. Kholmov vs Cherniaev  1-0381992OrelB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
20. Cherniaev vs S Shipov  0-1271992RUS-chTB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
21. I A Zaitsev vs Cherniaev  ½-½431992OrelA04 Reti Opening
22. Cherniaev vs A V Kharitonov  ½-½451992Moscow ZSKSB12 Caro-Kann Defense
23. Cherniaev vs A Galkin  1-0351993St Petersburg opB12 Caro-Kann Defense
24. I Zakharevich vs Cherniaev  0-1551993CherepovetsA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
25. H A Gretarsson vs Cherniaev  1-0431993Gausdal IntA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-04-05  mack: Cherniaev's a character isn't he? He played in the 2004 Bury St Edmunds congress and after every move more or less he'd get up and snear at somebody else's game before walking back again.
Dec-25-05  notyetagm: I am looking for the PGN of the game <Williams-Cherniaev Hastings 1999 1-0>, which ends with the knight fork 1 ♖f1-f7! ♕e7xf7 2 ♘e4xd6+ and 3 ♘d6xf7. Thanks to anyone who posts it.
Dec-26-05  aw1988: <mack> LOL. Where'd you get that information?
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  tpstar: <notyetagm>
[Event "Hastings Challengers"]
[Site "Hastings"]
[Date "1999.01.05"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Williams, Simon"]
[Black "Cherniaev, Alexander"]
[ECO "A34"]
[WhiteElo "2335"]
[BlackElo "2415"]
[PlyCount "35"]

1.c4 b6 2.Nc3 c5 3.e4 Bb7 4.g3 e6 5.Bg2 Nf6 6.Nge2 d6 7.0-0 Nbd7 8.d3 a6 9.f4 g6 10.h3 h5 11.f5 e5 12.fxg6 fxg6 13.Nd5 Nxd5 14.exd5 Qe7 15.Nc3 0-0-0 16.Ne4 Bh6 17.Bxh6 Rxh6 18. Rf7 1-0

Dec-26-05  notyetagm: Thanks, <tpstar>. Do you mind if I ask where you got it from? I tried all of the online databases and had no luck.
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  tpstar: <notyetagm> I spent $250 on ChessBase 8.0 because I use it to annotate games for our state magazine. They include a "Big Database" with over a million games, which has proven very useful for move discrepancies against the more selective database.
Dec-26-05  notyetagm: <tpstar> Could you please look up one last game for me? <Hernandez-Larsen, 1989 0-1> which ends with 1 h3?? ♕xh3+! 2 ♔xh3 ♘xf2+ and 3 ... ♘x♕? Thanks.
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  tpstar: <notyetagm> I checked again = 2.6 million games. It's just so ... Big.

Larsen vs R Hernandez, 1989

Dec-26-05  notyetagm: Thanks again, <tpstar>! I swear I looked for this game on two months ago and they didn't have it.
Dec-26-05  notyetagm: Now I see the problem, <tpstar>. The problem book in which I saw this game had Larsen as Black and all my searches for year=1989 and Black=Larsen with White=Hernandez came up empty. Plus it's strange to see "Mr. Knight" Bent Larsen forked so easily. Just goes to show you how truly nasty knight forks can be.
Apr-15-06  BIDMONFA: Alexander Cherniaev

CHERNIAEV, Alexander

Oct-07-06  mack: <<mack> LOL. Where'd you get that information?>

A bit late, but I was there! He's also playing in the 2006 Met Congresss at Liverpool St, and is doing the same thing. I find it quite endearing - he was none too impressed with IM Basman's Grob on the board next to him either. By the way, I'd just like to correct my two year old spelling gaffe: that's 'sneer', thank you very much.

Oct-07-06  mack: I didn't mean to give the impression that he's unpleasant in any way, though - he's a top bloke, and from what I've read of it, his new book on Pilsbury looks excellent.
Jan-07-08  pawnofdoom: just had an article that described this guy as being unable to "play through an entire weekend tournament, without once complaining about the pairings". Anyone know something about this peculiar habit of his?
Jan-07-08  Jim Bartle: A more complete quote, from an article on a tournament where he wasn't even playing:

"By the same token, it is also possible that Amy Winehouse will be elected Chair of the Temperance Society, Britney Spears will win a Good Parenting Award, and the ever-charming Alexander Chernaiev will play through an entire weekend tournament, without once complaining about the pairings. But don't hold your breath."

Mar-27-08  ChesterTheJester: he seems a good guy, and much more gracious in defeat than many other foreign GMs/IMs. Although Steve Giddens comment (above) about the pairings is pretty accurate.
Mar-15-12  vasto: London Metropolitan.Chernaiev and Sherwin were analyzing a game that I lost to him.When I suggested a move he told me to keep quiet and learn! Golder's Green Rapidplay:he wouldn't sit down and was continually complaining,so I simply started his clock.Richmond Rapidplay:I checkmated him.He wanted to analyze the game with me but I just walked away.
Apr-08-13  ezhilarasu: Alexander Cherniaev is a Chess Grandmaster from Russia - See more at:

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