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Alexei Mikhailovich Bezgodov
Number of games in database: 228
Years covered: 1990 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2449 (2463 rapid, 2383 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2561

Overall record: +49 -30 =90 (55.6%)*
   * 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 (61) 
    B20 B46 B43 B33 B27
 French Defense (16) 
    C11 C03 C07 C01 C15
 Ruy Lopez (13) 
    C78 C92 C76 C67 C73
 Sicilian Najdorf (7) 
    B97 B94 B91 B90 B96
 French Tarrasch (7) 
    C03 C07
 Sicilian Taimanov (7) 
    B46 B47 B45
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (15) 
    C67 C80 C69 C63 C65
 Tarrasch Defense (13) 
    D34 D32
 Petrov (12) 
    C42 C43
 Queen's Gambit Declined (12) 
    D31 D37 D06 D35
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    D02 E00 D04 A40
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (7) 
    D22 D20 D24
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Bezgodov vs M Jounousov, 1994 1-0
   V Salnikov vs Bezgodov, 1991 0-1
   Bezgodov vs D Shishigin, 2012 1-0
   Bezgodov vs D Andreikin, 2012 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Russian Championship (2003)
   European Championship (2001)
   Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (2010)
   Russian Championship Higher League (2016)
   Russian Championship Higher League (2012)

   🏆 Russian Team Championship
   A Esipenko vs Bezgodov (May-09-18) 1-0
   Bezgodov vs D Paravyan (May-08-18) 0-1
   Bezgodov vs Shirov (May-05-18) 1/2-1/2
   Bezgodov vs V Shinkevich (May-04-18) 1/2-1/2
   Bezgodov vs Kamsky (May-03-18) 0-1

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(born Jun-30-1969, 51 years old) Russia

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GM (1999) Alexei Mikhailovich Bezgodov was Russian champion in 1993 with Eldar Kamilyevich Mukhametov at Tjumen94 [rusbase-1]. Placed 2nd in Chigorin Memorial 1995. Shared winner in the Ukrainian Ch 1999. Russian vice champion 1999 (by being knocked out 2-0 by GM Konstantin Rufovich Sakaev in the final). He qualified to play in the World Cup (2011) as a nominee of the Organising Committee, and faced Nikita Vitiugov in the first round. He drew both games of the classical game mini-match and in the tiebreaker he also drew the first two games of the rapid (25 minute) game tiebreaker. He finally lost in the 10 minutes rapid game tiebreaker to exit the tournament.

Photo: Author of Challenging the Sicilian with 2.a3!?.

Wikipedia article: Alexei Bezgodov

Last updated: 2018-03-16 13:50:04

 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 228  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Bezgodov vs Kharlov  ½-½171990Cheliabinsk-BD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
2. V Salnikov vs Bezgodov 0-1641991PavlodarC40 King's Knight Opening
3. V Yandemirov vs Bezgodov  1-0451993UfaB01 Scandinavian
4. Bezgodov vs A Potapov  1-0411993UfaC78 Ruy Lopez
5. Voloshin vs Bezgodov  0-1371993UfaD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
6. Bezgodov vs Kozirev  ½-½351993UfaB30 Sicilian
7. I Ibragimov vs Bezgodov  1-0641993UfaA55 Old Indian, Main line
8. Bezgodov vs Kalegin  1-0341993UfaB40 Sicilian
9. Golod vs Bezgodov  ½-½141993UfaA53 Old Indian
10. Bezgodov vs Savon  1-0361993Alushta opB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
11. Bezgodov vs D Berkovich  1-0501993UfaB23 Sicilian, Closed
12. Suetin vs Bezgodov  ½-½331993AlushtaB01 Scandinavian
13. Fedorov vs Bezgodov  ½-½451993UfaC42 Petrov Defense
14. Bezgodov vs B Annakov  1-0431993UfaB42 Sicilian, Kan
15. Suetin vs Bezgodov  ½-½91993Alushta opB01 Scandinavian
16. Bezgodov vs R N Vasiliev  0-1941993UfaC42 Petrov Defense
17. V Malakhov vs Bezgodov  ½-½621994St Petersburg opC47 Four Knights
18. Sveshnikov vs Bezgodov  ½-½361994Memorial A.PetrovC56 Two Knights
19. N Purgin vs Bezgodov  0-1431994Memorial A.PetrovC44 King's Pawn Game
20. Bezgodov vs E Ragozin  ½-½381994RUS-chB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
21. V Akopian vs Bezgodov ½-½911994St Petersburg opA12 English with b3
22. Minasian vs Bezgodov  ½-½191994Kstovo OpenC50 Giuoco Piano
23. Bezgodov vs M Jounousov 1-0211994Kstovo OpenB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
24. Bezgodov vs Taimanov  ½-½391995St Petersburg Chigorin meB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
25. Rychagov vs Bezgodov  0-1601995Memorial M.ChigorinD19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
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Jun-30-06  BIDMONFA: Alexei Bezgodov


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  Tabanus: GM Alexei Bezgodov, Russia, born 30 June 1969. Now rated 2484,

GM in 1999. Rating peaks 2576 in 1999 and 2000. Professional chess journalist, including for "64".

Russian champion 1993. Placed 2nd in Chigorin Memorial 1995. Shared winner in the Ukrainian Ch 1999. Russian vice champion 1999 (by being knocked out 2-0 by GM Konstantin Sakaev in the final).

Author of "Challenging the Sicilian with 2.a3!?":

Biography: (in Polish)


He is playing today 1st round in Khanty-Mansiysk in the 3rd World Cup (2009)

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  ketchuplover: Apparently he's written a book titled "The Liberated Bishop Defense" please see for details
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  whiteshark: <The Liberated Bishop Defence <A Surprising and Complete Black Repertoire against 1.d4>>

"In many 1.d4 openings, Black has trouble getting his bishop on c8 into play. Former Russian Chess Champion Alexey Bezgodov presents a radical solution to this nagging problem: liberate your bishop right away and put it on f5 on the second move!

Playing 2…Bf5! against either 2.c4 or 2.Nf3 will surprise your opponent and is also a great way to support your development, because the bishop takes control of the important square e4. If White does not immediately take decisive action, then within a move or two he can relinquish any hopes on an opening advantage.

Alexey Bezgodov has studied and played this chess opening system for a long time. He has found some great antidotes to White’s most dangerous reactions in sharp and attractive lines. To test your understanding of his system he has included more than 100 exercises.

After studying the fresh ideas and the clear explanations presented in The Liberated Bishop Defence every chess player will enjoy the flexibility of a surprising, effective and universal weapon against 1.d4.

Alexey Bezgodov (1969) is a Russian Grandmaster and writer. He was Russian Champion in 1993 and came shared first in the 1999 Ukrainian Championship. He is the author of 'The Extreme Caro-Kann' (2014), another highly original chess opening book."

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