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Alexander Moiseenko
A Moiseenko 
Number of games in database: 1,242
Years covered: 1995 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2631 (2661 rapid, 2582 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2726

Overall record: +384 -149 =461 (61.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 248 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Gambit Declined (94) 
    D37 D38 D35 D31 D30
 Nimzo Indian (69) 
    E21 E20 E30 E54 E46
 Grunfeld (66) 
    D85 D80 D94 D70 D91
 Slav (64) 
    D17 D15 D10 D16 D11
 King's Indian (56) 
    E77 E81 E80 E61 E70
 Queen's Pawn Game (52) 
    A45 A46 A40 E10 E00
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (249) 
    B30 B33 B32 B31 B23
 Nimzo Indian (71) 
    E32 E44 E34 E46 E43
 Bogo Indian (50) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (43) 
    A46 A45 E00 E10 D02
 Queen's Gambit Declined (38) 
    D38 D30 D39 D37
 Reti System (23) 
    A04 A05 A06
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Moiseenko vs B Savchenko, 2006 1-0
   A Moiseenko vs Lu Shanglei, 2014 1-0
   P Tregubov vs A Moiseenko, 2016 0-1
   Zubov vs A Moiseenko, 2014 0-1
   A Moiseenko vs M Moskwinski, 2010 1-0
   D Anton Guijarro vs A Moiseenko, 2014 0-1
   A Moiseenko vs Kuzubov, 2008 1-0
   D Barwinski vs A Moiseenko, 2010 0-1
   A Zubarev vs A Moiseenko, 2014 0-1
   Kuzubov vs A Moiseenko, 2005 0-1

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Arctic Chess Challenge (2007)
   Cappelle la Grande (2006)
   12th European Individual Championship (2011)
   European Club Cup (2006)
   European Individual Championship (2013)
   6th European Individual Championship (2005)
   European Team Championship (2005)
   EU-ch 4th (2003)
   Xtracon Open (2019)
   Aeroflot Open (2016)
   French Team Championship (2011)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   European Individual Championship (2007)
   European Individual Championship (2010)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)

   🏆 European Team Championship
   A Moiseenko vs H Stevic (Nov-02-19) 0-1
   Thai Dai Van Nguyen vs A Moiseenko (Oct-31-19) 1/2-1/2
   A Moiseenko vs D Dubov (Oct-30-19) 1/2-1/2
   H Melkumyan vs A Moiseenko (Oct-27-19) 1-0
   A Moiseenko vs J Skoberne (Oct-25-19) 1-0

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(born May-17-1980, 39 years old) Ukraine
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IM (1998); Grandmaster (2000). Joint Ukrainian champion (1999).

Moiseenko is one of Ukraine's leading players.


He won the Canadian Open in 2003, again tying 1st-2nd the following year & 1st-4th, 2008, in the same event. He won the Cappelle La Grande Open in 2006, the Arctic Chess Challenge in 2007, and was second at the Aeroflot Open in 2009. In October 2013, he placed second behind Alexey Dreev in the Indonesian Open with 7.5/11, having lost a game on forfeit to Dreev in an earlier round. In February 2014, he tied for first with Maxim Matlakov in the Moscow Open - A (the premier division in the event).


<Continental> He was =1st (4th on tiebreak) in the 12th European Individual Championship (2011) which qualified him for the World Cup 2011. He improved on his success in the European theater by winning the European Individual Championships (2013), scoring 8/11 once again qualifying for the World Cup, this time the 2013 event. He was equal 5th in the European Individual Championship (2015), and finished sufficiently high in the tiebreak to qualify for the World Cup 2015.

<World> In the first round of the World Cup (2011) he beat Turkish GM Baris Esen, in the second he beat Russian GM Ernesto Inarkiev, before being eliminated in the third round by Czech GM David Navara. Moiseenko was due to meet Ahmed Adly in the first round of the World Cup (2013), but won by a walkover when Adly was unable to secure a visa in time for the event. He defeated French GM Etienne Bacrot in the second round but was eliminated when he was defeated by former World Championship Challenger Boris Gelfand in the third round. He lost in the first round of the World Cup (2015) to Lu Shanglei.

Team Events

<National League> In the 2013 Ukrainian League, he helped his team - the Law Academy of Kharkiv - to first place with a perfect (team) score of 9/9.

<Olympiad> At the Chess Olympiad (2014) held in Tromsų, Moiseenko won individual silver playing board 5 for Ukraine.


Wikipedia article: Olexandr Moiseenko

 page 1 of 50; games 1-25 of 1,242  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Andrade vs A Moiseenko 0-1101995Olympiad (under 16)A23 English, Bremen System, Keres Variation
2. A Moiseenko vs Stripunsky  ½-½541995Ceske Budejovice opD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
3. A Moiseenko vs Taimanov 0-1691995St Petersburg Chigorin meE20 Nimzo-Indian
4. A Moiseenko vs A Kochyev  1-0381995Memorial M. ChigorinE20 Nimzo-Indian
5. A Moiseenko vs G A Timoshenko  1-0221996Yalta opD85 Grunfeld
6. S Fedorchuk vs A Moiseenko  0-1281996Yalta opA07 King's Indian Attack
7. A Moiseenko vs Vasiukov  0-1411996RUS-Cup2A83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
8. Sveshnikov vs A Moiseenko 1-0391996Russia Cup IIB22 Sicilian, Alapin
9. V Malakhatko vs A Moiseenko  1-0261998UKR-ch opD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
10. A Moiseenko vs Ponomariov  ½-½181998UKR-chTD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
11. A Moiseenko vs Jobava  0-1331998Petrov MemorialA45 Queen's Pawn Game
12. A Moiseenko vs Kharlov  0-1701998Petrov MemorialD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. Savon vs A Moiseenko  ½-½141999OrelD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
14. A Moiseenko vs V Malakhatko  0-1361999Alushta3A31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
15. Savon vs A Moiseenko  ½-½131999October GME15 Queen's Indian
16. A Moiseenko vs Zubov  0-1551999April Int.D27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
17. Savon vs A Moiseenko  ½-½251999Alushta3A36 English
18. A Moiseenko vs Korotylev  ½-½211999October GMB06 Robatsch
19. A Moiseenko vs R Ovetchkin  ½-½531999Geller MemorialE81 King's Indian, Samisch
20. A Moiseenko vs A Rustemov  1-0671999Geller Memorial (Cup Russia)B06 Robatsch
21. Motylev vs A Moiseenko  ½-½261999Geller Memorial (Cup Russia)C45 Scotch Game
22. V Malakhatko vs A Moiseenko  1-0461999Swidnica opA04 Reti Opening
23. M Brodsky vs A Moiseenko  1-0361999Bydgoszcz Bank Pocztowy opC74 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
24. V Malakhatko vs A Moiseenko  ½-½291999Bydgoszcz Bank Pocztowy opA43 Old Benoni
25. A Moiseenko vs M Brodsky  ½-½631999Krasnodar KubanE20 Nimzo-Indian
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  Albertan: GM Moiseenko won the 2008 Edmonton International Invitation Chess Tournament with a score of 7/9 (undefeated 5 wins and 4 draws). The final crosstable is at
Sep-17-08  Ezzy: What a fantastic few months Moiseenko has had. He has won his last 4 tournaments (without a loss) and has the higheat points gain on the Fide list . He has gained 48 Elo points for the october list, higher than anybody else.

A sterling effort. Congrats to him!!

Feb-25-09  timhortons: Congratulation for winning the aeroflot open 2009.

Picture of GM moiseenkoo at last year canadian open(left side)

Mar-19-09  timhortons: I chat with GM moiseenko at icc and he told me he might play at TIM (TOURNEO INTERNATIONAL MONTREAL).Last year its Shulman who win the tournament after nakamura dismall performance.

<severomorskij(GM): may be in TIM(round robin)>

Theres no official schedule yet with federation quebecois de echec regarding the tournament.

Apr-05-09  timhortons:
Apr-05-09  acirce: Loved this part: <I like to sing and often sing to myself silently during the games. Once I forgot where I was and started to sing loudly the national hymn of the Soviet Union.>
Apr-05-09  Augalv: <I like to sing and often sing to myself silently during the games. Once I forgot where I was and started to sing loudly the national hymn of the Soviet Union.>lol
Apr-05-09  Open Defence: naughty naughty .. peeking at Anna Sharevich's computer screen!!
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  Peligroso Patzer: <from Apr-29-05>:

<acirce: Incredible - Moiseenko once again escaped defeat against a top player. This time Grischuk not only failed to win a won position, but even lost.>

Here is a link to the referenced game: Grischuk vs A Moiseenko, 2005.

Sep-05-09  timhortons: GM moiseenko is getting massacred at montreal..

when he joined the aeroflot tournament 2009 i bet he will win it and he won it together with bacrot. I was expecting a lot from him in this tournament but his not just very lucky each game.

Sep-08-09  timhortons: GM moiseenko won the blitz event held after the TIM standard time competition is over..

his latest picture..2009 montreal

with his thick glasses and round face he looks mature in photos but GM moiseenko looks younger than this in person.

i just chat with him at icc and his next tournament is european cup.

Feb-05-10  timhortons: Goodluck in aeroflot!

I remember well that GM moiseenko is a canadian champion, yes! 2008 canadian open champion and he did win the last year blitz tournament conducted after tourneo international de montreal.

btw, GM moiseenko is a defending champion in aeroflot, yes as he is the co winner of last years aeroflot!

Goodluck and i hope will se you again playing in quebec!

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  wordfunph: <timhortons: a very humble person, somebody who would chat with a patzer at icc.>

just like Mikhail Tal..

happy 30th birthday Alexander!

May-09-11  eyalbd: Strange information in <>:

Current FIDE rating: 2092
Highest rating achieved in database: 2694

According FIDE page here:

His rating is 2679

May-09-11  JohnBoy: <eyal> - looks like he had a bad streak and then a big comeback!
Jun-19-11  Jambow: I don't know much about him but he just entered the 2700 live elo club with a fury gaining 35+ points going to world #28 @ 2714 elo.

Interesting comments on this page regarding unethical behavior, not that I'm suggesting he has cheated by any means, only that a few flags that could be meaningless exist and scrutiny is in order.

If his ascent is legit as it most likely is wow what a run nice job Alexander welcome to the big boys club.

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  Peligroso Patzer: An instructive endgame played by Moiseenko:

A Moiseenko vs A Minasian, 2007.

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  ketchuplover: First Rd of world cup ?????????????
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  ketchuplover: settle down everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!

his opponent didn't show!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

no need to panic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aug-21-13  Kinan: Moiseenko and Ushanina will be giving a simul in Gorky park here in Ukraine. Looking forward to play against him.
Jul-21-14  waustad: First rounds of Swisses often get bloody. Today Moiseenko is playing black in a Falkbeer Countergambit against a 2011 player in the Politiken Cup.
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  Penguincw: Moiseenko today beat Adly (2595) with black at the World Team Championship (R3), and his live rating is now at 2700.2. Congrats for re-entering the 2700 club!
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  eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to GM Moiseenko!
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Alexander!
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  wordfunph: The best of luck Alexander!
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