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Alexei Bezgodov
Number of games in database: 308
Years covered: 1990 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2449 (2463 rapid, 2383 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2561

Overall record: +71 -52 =125 (53.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 60 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (76) 
    B20 B33 B46 B30 B43
 French Defense (21) 
    C03 C01 C11 C07 C12
 Ruy Lopez (19) 
    C78 C92 C67 C66 C99
 Sicilian Najdorf (11) 
    B90 B97 B94 B92 B91
 Caro-Kann (9) 
    B18 B10 B12 B11
 Sicilian Taimanov (8) 
    B46 B47 B45
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (20) 
    C69 C67 C80 C63 C65
 Tarrasch Defense (17) 
    D34 D32
 Petrov (13) 
    C42 C43
 Queen's Gambit Declined (13) 
    D31 D37 D06 D35 D30
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (12) 
    D20 D22 D21 D24
 Slav (11) 
    D10 D14 D15 D18 D19
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Bezgodov vs M Zhunusov, 1994 1-0
   V Salnikov vs Bezgodov, 1991 0-1
   Bezgodov vs D Andreikin, 2012 1/2-1/2
   Bezgodov vs D Shishigin, 2012 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2000)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Valery Arkhipov Memorial (2007)
   Ufa (1993)
   Russian Championship (2001)
   Russian Championship (2003)
   Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (2010)
   Russian Championship (1994)
   Petrov Memorial Open (1994)
   European Championship (2001)
   Russian Championship (2000)
   Russian Championship Higher League (2012)
   Russian Championship Higher League (2016)
   Panchenko Memorial Open A (2021)

   🏆 Panchenko Memorial Open-A
   A Bezgodov vs S Vetokhin (Sep-21-21) 0-1
   D Lazavik vs A Bezgodov (Sep-20-21) 1-0
   A Bezgodov vs A Mokshanov (Sep-19-21) 1/2-1/2
   Rodion Radzhabov vs A Bezgodov (Sep-19-21) 0-1
   A Bezgodov vs D Frolyanov (Sep-18-21) 0-1

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(born Jun-30-1969, 53 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 14; games 1-25 of 337  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Bezgodov vs Gleizerov  ½-½241990Cheliabinsk-BA04 Reti Opening
2. A Bezgodov vs Kharlov  ½-½171990Cheliabinsk-BD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
3. V Salnikov vs A Bezgodov 0-1641991PavlodarC40 King's Knight Opening
4. A Bezgodov vs G Tunik  0-1391992RUS-chB40 Sicilian
5. A Bezgodov vs S Ivanov  1-0561992RUS-chC01 French, Exchange
6. A Poluljahov vs A Bezgodov  0-1411992RUS-chA55 Old Indian, Main line
7. Zvjaginsev vs A Bezgodov  ½-½501992RUS-chC41 Philidor Defense
8. A Bezgodov vs I Zakharevich  ½-½641992RUS-ch sfA05 Reti Opening
9. A Bezgodov vs K Chernyshov  0-1391992RUS-chA05 Reti Opening
10. I Polovodin vs A Bezgodov  0-1221992RUS-chB01 Scandinavian
11. Agrest vs A Bezgodov  1-0421992RUS-chA53 Old Indian
12. I Ibragimov vs A Bezgodov  1-0641993UfaA55 Old Indian, Main line
13. A Bezgodov vs A Potapov  1-0411993UfaC78 Ruy Lopez
14. A Bezgodov vs A Kozirev  ½-½351993UfaB30 Sicilian
15. L Voloshin vs A Bezgodov  0-1371993UfaD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
16. V Golod vs A Bezgodov  ½-½141993UfaA53 Old Indian
17. Fedorov vs A Bezgodov  ½-½451993UfaC42 Petrov Defense
18. A Bezgodov vs R N Vasiliev  0-1941993UfaC42 Petrov Defense
19. V Yandemirov vs A Bezgodov  1-0451993UfaB01 Scandinavian
20. A Bezgodov vs Kalegin  1-0341993UfaB40 Sicilian
21. A Bezgodov vs D Berkovich  1-0501993UfaB23 Sicilian, Closed
22. A Bezgodov vs Annakov  1-0431993UfaB42 Sicilian, Kan
23. A Bezgodov vs Savon  1-0361993Alushta opB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
24. A Bragin vs A Bezgodov  0-1241993RUS-chB01 Scandinavian
25. Suetin vs A Bezgodov  ½-½331993AlushtaB01 Scandinavian
 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 337  PGN Download
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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)

Oct-28-14  ketchuplover: Apparently he's written a book titled "The Liberated Bishop Defense" please see for details
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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