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Alexander Cherepkov
A Cherepkov 
Number of games in database: 165
Years covered: 1950 to 2003
Last FIDE rating: 2395

Overall record: +39 -65 =61 (42.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (18) 
    E46 E30 E59 E58 E28
 King's Indian (15) 
    E64 E62 E76 E67 E63
 Sicilian (13) 
    B77 B45 B50 B28 B83
 Grunfeld (5) 
    D83 D78 D76 D71
 Ruy Lopez (5) 
    C73 C62 C80 C92 C69
 Sicilian Taimanov (4) 
    B45 B49 B48
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (16) 
    B44 B48 B53 B43 B30
 Nimzo Indian (10) 
    E56 E42 E24 E46 E34
 Queen's Indian (7) 
    E12 E15 E19 E14
 Ruy Lopez (6) 
    C77 C92 C64 C97 C98
 King's Indian (6) 
    E80 E87 E86 E67 E60
 Sicilian Taimanov (5) 
    B48 B49 B46 B47
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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?]
   Leningrad-Moscow Match (1960)
   Sokolsky Memorial (1982)
   Leningrad Championship (1957)
   Leningrad Championship (1970)
   St. Petersburg Seniors (1995)
   USSR Championship 1961a (1961)

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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 8; games 1-25 of 176  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Korchnoi vs A Cherepkov 1-0681950Leningrad chC58 Two Knights
2. A Cherepkov vs Novotelnov  ½-½561950URS-ch sfE46 Nimzo-Indian
3. A Cherepkov vs Boleslavsky  ½-½411951URS-ch sfE64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
4. A Cherepkov vs Korchnoi  0-1321951LeningradE46 Nimzo-Indian
5. A Cherepkov vs Petrosian 0-1341951URS-ch sfE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
6. Chekhover vs A Cherepkov  0-1401952URS ch sfA16 English
7. Ragozin vs A Cherepkov  1-0321952URS-20ch sf4E19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
8. A Bannik vs A Cherepkov  ½-½541952URS ch sfE46 Nimzo-Indian
9. A Cherepkov vs Tolush  0-1381952URS-20ch sf4B60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
10. A Cherepkov vs Koblents  ½-½411952URS-ch sfB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
11. A Cherepkov vs I Nei  1-0531952URS ch sfE41 Nimzo-Indian
12. Korchnoi vs A Cherepkov  1-0291953LeningradA34 English, Symmetrical
13. Furman vs A Cherepkov  1-0391954URS-chTE56 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6
14. Krogius vs A Cherepkov  1-0371954Leningrad masterB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
15. A Cherepkov vs Polugaevsky 1-0211954Leningrad masterA04 Reti Opening
16. A Cherepkov vs Klovans  ½-½2819542nd Soviet Team CupA14 English
17. A Cherepkov vs Lutikov  0-14119542nd Soviet Team CupE64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
18. A Cherepkov vs K Klaman  1-04219542nd Soviet Team CupE28 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation
19. A Cherepkov vs A Mokatsian  1-03219554th Soviet Team-ch prelimC16 French, Winawer
20. A Cherepkov vs Sokolsky  0-13519554th Soviet Team-ch finalB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
21. Korchnoi vs A Cherepkov 1-0461955LeningradD64 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
22. A Chistiakov vs A Cherepkov  1-0781955URS-ch sfB53 Sicilian
23. Krogius vs A Cherepkov  ½-½411955URS-ch sfC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
24. Chekhover vs A Cherepkov  0-1351955OdessaA16 English
25. U Mikkov vs A Cherepkov  0-12819554th Soviet Team-ch finalE86 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6
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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.
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  whiteshark: Non-chessical history/stories (1941-1945) by Cherepkov:
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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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