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Alexander Cherniaev
Number of games in database: 420
Years covered: 1992 to 2020
Last FIDE rating: 2438 (2419 rapid, 2612 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2501

Overall record: +128 -95 =140 (54.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 57 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (56) 
    B22 B30 B20 B40 B21
 French Defense (23) 
    C02 C00 C05 C15 C16
 Queen's Pawn Game (16) 
    D02 A45 E00 A40 D00
 Ruy Lopez (15) 
    C65 C86 C83 C77 C64
 Caro-Kann (11) 
    B12 B10 B13 B14
 Uncommon Opening (7) 
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (66) 
    B33 B30 B25 B45 B22
 Queen's Pawn Game (16) 
    A46 E00 A45 D02 A40
 King's Indian (14) 
    E94 E62 E64 E90 E92
 Old Indian (14) 
    A53 A54
 Robatsch (10) 
 Reti System (9) 
    A04 A05 A06
Repertoire Explorer

NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Cherniaev vs S Conquest, 2004 1-0
   Cherniaev vs E Wiersma, 2009 1-0
   Cherniaev vs G Lock, 2008 1-0
   K Akbaev vs Cherniaev, 2013 0-1
   R Pasiev vs Cherniaev, 2013 0-1
   Timman vs Cherniaev, 2008 1/2-1/2
   Korchnoi vs Cherniaev, 2009 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Big Slick Tournament (2009)
   Staunton Memorial (2009)
   Corus Invitation Tens (2003)
   Hastings 2006/07 (2006)
   Gibraltar Masters (2003)
   Geneve op 17th (2001)
   London Chess Classic Open (2019)
   Hastings 2017/18 (2017)
   Hastings 2013/14 (2013)
   Hastings 2019/20 (2019)
   Hastings 2008/09 (2009)
   London Chess Classic Open (2012)
   London Chess Classic Open (2013)
   Isle of Man Masters (2015)
   London Chess Classic Open (2015)

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

   🏆 Muswell Hill IM
   Cherniaev vs L Webb (Aug-13-21) 1/2-1/2
   C E Murphy vs Cherniaev (Aug-13-21) 1-0
   Aaravamudhan Balaji vs Cherniaev (Aug-12-21) 0-1
   Cherniaev vs G Wall (Aug-12-21) 1/2-1/2
   H Grieve vs Cherniaev (Aug-11-21) 1/2-1/2

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(born Aug-26-1969, 52 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 19; games 1-25 of 473  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Cherniaev vs Barsov  ½-½411992OrelC05 French, Tarrasch
2. Savon vs Cherniaev  ½-½161992OrelB33 Sicilian
3. Cherniaev vs S Guliev  ½-½111992OrelC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
4. A Potapov vs Cherniaev  0-1241992RUS-chTA10 English
5. Cherniaev vs Krasenkow  0-1551992Ch Armed ForcesC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
6. Cherniaev vs A V Kharitonov  ½-½451992Moscow ZSKSB12 Caro-Kann Defense
7. Beshukov vs Cherniaev  ½-½651992OrelB33 Sicilian
8. Kholmov vs Cherniaev  1-0381992OrelB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
9. Cherniaev vs Beshukov  ½-½101993SochiB40 Sicilian
10. Vescovi vs Cherniaev  ½-½451993New York opA07 King's Indian Attack
11. Cherniaev vs S Zagrebelny  0-1471993St Petersburg opB23 Sicilian, Closed
12. Razuvaev vs Cherniaev  1-0321993Gausdal IntA53 Old Indian
13. Brodsky vs Cherniaev  1-0501993SochiB33 Sicilian
14. Cherniaev vs P Tregubov  1-0621993SochiB22 Sicilian, Alapin
15. Cherniaev vs T S Colure 1-0701993New York opB30 Sicilian
16. Shaked vs Cherniaev  1-0311993New York opB33 Sicilian
17. Tukmakov vs Cherniaev  1-0291994Biel MTO opA56 Benoni Defense
18. Cherniaev vs V Malaniuk  1-0241994Hastings op 9495A45 Queen's Pawn Game
19. R J Dive vs Cherniaev  1-05619942nd SCCU Intl TtA56 Benoni Defense
20. V Pogosian vs Cherniaev  0-1681994Petrov Memorial OpenB23 Sicilian, Closed
21. Cherniaev vs E Arakelian  0-1301994Petrov Memorial OpenA02 Bird's Opening
22. Cherniaev vs Serper  0-1271994Petrov Memorial OpenB58 Sicilian
23. Cherniaev vs Yakovich  ½-½421994Petrov Memorial OpenB58 Sicilian
24. S Ivanov vs Cherniaev  1-0201994Petrov Memorial OpenE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
25. A L Ioffe vs Cherniaev  0-1351994Petrov Memorial OpenA41 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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