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Alexander Cherepkov
A Cherepkov 

Number of games in database: 309
Years covered: 1949 to 2003
Last FIDE rating: 2395
Overall record: +83 -109 =117 (45.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (31) 
    E30 E46 E41 E43 E58
 King's Indian (23) 
    E64 E62 E76 E94 E70
 Sicilian (21) 
    B45 B77 B60 B33 B39
 Orthodox Defense (10) 
    D50 D56 D59 D54 D64
 Grunfeld (7) 
    D83 D76 D78 D71 D82
 Modern Benoni (6) 
    A56 A60 A76 A59 A57
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (31) 
    B43 B46 B48 B40 B44
 Nimzo Indian (15) 
    E56 E42 E46 E20 E34
 King's Indian (12) 
    E80 E70 E87 E60 E86
 Ruy Lopez (11) 
    C64 C77 C90 C98 C92
 Queen's Indian (10) 
    E15 E12 E19 E14
 English (9) 
    A18 A16 A14 A13 A17
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Bannik vs A Cherepkov, 1961 0-1
   A Cherepkov vs Korchnoi, 1964 1/2-1/2
   A Geller vs A Cherepkov, 1955 0-1
   Korchnoi vs A Cherepkov, 1961 1/2-1/2
   A Cherepkov vs Kholmov, 1969 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Sokolsky Memorial (1982)
   White Knights (1984)
   Leningrad Championship (1957)
   Leningrad-Moscow Match (1960)
   Leningrad (1990)
   URS-ch sf Vilnius (1960)
   Sokolsky Memorial (1981)
   Leningrad Masters & Candidate Masters (1954)
   URS-ch sf Yaroslavl (1982)
   URS-ch sf Leningrad (1955)
   URS-ch sf Sverdlovsk (1951)
   URS-ch sf Leningrad (1957)
   URS-ch sf Moscow (1949)
   USSR Championship 1961a (1961)
   URS-ch sf Riga (1952)

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(born Oct-30-1920, died Jul-12-2009, 88 years old) Russia

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Alexander Vasilyevich Cherepkov was awarded the IM title in 1984 and was Leningrad champion in 1967, 1968 (after a play-off) and 1982 (after a play-off).

Wikipedia article: Alexander Cherepkov

 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 309  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Fridstein vs A Cherepkov  ½-½271949URS-ch sf MoscowA53 Old Indian
2. A Cherepkov vs Y Polyak  ½-½411949URS-ch sf MoscowC33 King's Gambit Accepted
3. A Khasin vs A Cherepkov  1-0521949URS-ch sf MoscowB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
4. A Cherepkov vs Aronin  0-1721949URS-ch sf MoscowB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
5. A Batuev vs A Cherepkov  0-1401949URS-ch sf MoscowA47 Queen's Indian
6. A Cherepkov vs G Goldberg  0-1561949URS-ch sf MoscowA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
7. A Cherepkov vs L Abramov  ½-½591949URS-ch sf MoscowB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
8. A Cherepkov vs A Khavin  1-0561949URS-ch sf MoscowA45 Queen's Pawn Game
9. M Kamyshov vs A Cherepkov  0-1361949URS-ch sf MoscowD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
10. A Cherepkov vs M Bonch-Osmolovsky  1-0161949URS-ch sf MoscowA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
11. A Cherepkov vs M Beilin  0-11041949URS-ch sf MoscowD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
12. I Kan vs A Cherepkov  1-0571949URS-ch sf MoscowD02 Queen's Pawn Game
13. I Lyskov vs A Cherepkov  ½-½611949URS-ch sf MoscowA47 Queen's Indian
14. O Moiseev vs A Cherepkov  1-0531949URS-ch sf MoscowD71 Neo-Grunfeld
15. A Cherepkov vs V Lyublinsky  0-1401949URS-ch sf MoscowA34 English, Symmetrical
16. A Cherepkov vs Alatortsev  ½-½561949URS-ch sf MoscowB10 Caro-Kann
17. A Cherepkov vs N Novotelnov  ½-½561950URS-ch sf TartuE46 Nimzo-Indian
18. A Cherepkov vs D Rovner  0-1571950URS-ch sf TartuB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
19. I Veltmander vs A Cherepkov  1-0461950URS-ch sf TartuA13 English
20. Korchnoi vs A Cherepkov 1-0681950Leningrad chC58 Two Knights
21. P Kondratiev vs A Cherepkov  0-1291951URS-ch sf SverdlovskB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
22. A Kofman vs A Cherepkov  1-0521951URS-ch sf SverdlovskB24 Sicilian, Closed
23. A Cherepkov vs Geller 0-1371951URS-ch sf SverdlovskA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
24. A Cherepkov vs V Saigin  1-0411951URS-ch sf SverdlovskD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
25. Y Shaposhnikov vs A Cherepkov  1-0361951URS-ch sf SverdlovskB03 Alekhine's Defense
 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 309  PGN Download
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  Benzol: Alexander Vasilyevich Cherepkov
Born 30th October 1920
An IM in 1984 he was Leningrad champion in 1967, 1968 (after playoff) and 1982 (after playoff).
Oct-30-06  BIDMONFA: Alexander Cherepkov

CHEREPKOV, Alexander V.

Jul-26-07  noTALent: He was 63 or 64 when getting IM title? Seems like a mistake, given his success in 1960s.
Aug-12-08  whiteshark: Non-chessical history/stories (1941-1945) by Cherepkov:
Aug-12-08  whiteshark:

Chess history/stories (from 1946 onwards) by Cherepkov:

Part I:

Part II:


Jul-13-09  stanleys: IM Cherepkov died yesterday
May-18-10  Caissanist: <He was 63 or 64 when getting IM title? Seems like a mistake, given his success in 1960s.>

It was common in the sixties and seventies for Soviet masters to lead distinguished careers without getting an international title, since at the time you had to play a certain number of foreigners to get the required norms.

According to Chessmetrics, Cherepkov had some amazing results late in life. The site lists him as being in the top ten all time for his age group, from age 63 through 77.

May-18-10  dx9293: I read the stories in the links provided by <whiteshark>. Amazing stuff! Many thanks!

Alexander Cherepkov should be an inspiration to all.

Mar-19-16  siggemannen: Indeed, very interesting stories

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