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Alexander Cherepkov
Number of games in database: 128
Years covered: 1950 to 2003
Last FIDE rating: 2395

Overall record: +24 -52 =52 (39.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (16) 
    E46 E59 E54 E30 E28
 King's Indian (12) 
    E64 E62 E76 E94 E63
 Sicilian (11) 
    B77 B48 B45 B92 B59
 English (4) 
    A10 A15 A13 A14
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (11) 
    B44 B30 B53 B49 B40
 Nimzo Indian (6) 
    E56 E24 E46 E34 E31
 Ruy Lopez (6) 
    C77 C92 C64 C98 C97
 King's Indian (6) 
    E80 E60 E87 E86 E67
 English (5) 
    A18 A16 A17
 Queen's Indian (4) 
    E15 E19 E14
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Bannik vs Cherepkov, 1961 0-1
   Cherepkov vs Korchnoi, 1964 1/2-1/2
   Korchnoi vs Cherepkov, 1961 1/2-1/2
   Cherepkov vs Kholmov, 1969 1/2-1/2
   A Geller vs Cherepkov, 1955 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   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 6; games 1-25 of 128  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Cherepkov vs Novotelnov  ½-½561950URS-ch sfE46 Nimzo-Indian
2. Korchnoi vs Cherepkov 1-0681950Leningrad chC58 Two Knights
3. Cherepkov vs Boleslavsky  ½-½411951URS-ch sfE64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
4. Cherepkov vs Korchnoi  0-1321951LeningradE46 Nimzo-Indian
5. Cherepkov vs Petrosian 0-1341951URS-ch sfE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
6. Cherepkov vs Koblents  ½-½411952URS-ch sfB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
7. A Bannik vs Cherepkov  ½-½541952URS ch sfE46 Nimzo-Indian
8. Cherepkov vs I Nei  1-0531952URS ch sfE41 Nimzo-Indian
9. Chekhover vs Cherepkov  0-1401952URS ch sfA16 English
10. Cherepkov vs Tolush  0-1381952URS-20ch sf4B60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
11. Ragozin vs Cherepkov  1-0321952URS-20ch sf4E19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
12. Korchnoi vs Cherepkov  1-0291953LeningradA34 English, Symmetrical
13. Cherepkov vs Polugaevsky 1-0211954Leningrad masterA04 Reti Opening
14. Cherepkov vs Klovans  ½-½2819542nd Soviet Team CupA14 English
15. Cherepkov vs Lutikov  0-14119542nd Soviet Team CupE64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
16. Cherepkov vs K Klaman  1-04219542nd Soviet Team CupE28 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation
17. Korchnoi vs Cherepkov 1-0461955LeningradD64 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
18. Cherepkov vs A Mokatsian  1-03219554th Soviet Team-ch prelimC16 French, Winawer
19. Chekhover vs Cherepkov  0-1351955OdessaA16 English
20. Cherepkov vs Sokolsky  0-13519554th Soviet Team-ch finalB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
21. N Sorokin vs Cherepkov  1-04619554th Soviet Team-ch finalB89 Sicilian
22. U Mikkov vs Cherepkov  0-12819554th Soviet Team-ch finalE86 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6
23. A Geller vs Cherepkov 0-1251955URS-ch sfE56 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6
24. Cherepkov vs M Mukhitdinov  1-0541955URS-ch sfB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
25. Cherepkov vs Antoshin  ½-½421955URS-ch sfB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
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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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