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Dmitry Andreikin
D Andreikin 
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Number of games in database: 1,376
Years covered: 1999 to 2022
Last FIDE rating: 2726 (2740 rapid, 2783 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2736

Overall record: +261 -100 =494 (59.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 521 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (113) 
    B23 B53 B90 B25 B32
 Queen's Pawn Game (89) 
    A45 D02 E10 A46 A40
 English (40) 
    A13 A15 A16 A11 A14
 Ruy Lopez (34) 
    C67 C85 C78 C69 C91
 Reti System (32) 
    A04 A06 A05
 Queen's Gambit Declined (32) 
    D30 D37 D38 D31 D35
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (123) 
    B42 B46 B40 B43 B45
 Queen's Pawn Game (54) 
    E10 A40 E00 A45 A46
 Ruy Lopez (53) 
    C67 C65 C60 C63 C76
 French Defense (41) 
    C11 C07 C10 C18 C02
 Sicilian Taimanov (37) 
    B46 B45 B47 B48
 Caro-Kann (36) 
    B12 B13 B11 B18 B10
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   D Andreikin vs Karjakin, 2010 1-0
   Dominguez Perez vs D Andreikin, 2011 0-1
   D Andreikin vs S Sjugirov, 2012 1-0
   Dreev vs D Andreikin, 2013 0-1
   D Andreikin vs Khenkin, 2013 1-0
   D Andreikin vs Dreev, 2011 1-0
   Predojevic vs D Andreikin, 2016 0-1
   D Andreikin vs Caruana, 2014 1-0
   D Andreikin vs Aronian, 2014 1-0
   Grischuk vs D Andreikin, 2022 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Abu Dhabi Masters (2016)
   World Cup (2013)
   World Junior Championship (2010)
   ICC Open (2016)
   Reykjavik Open (2016)
   World Junior Championship (2007)
   Hasselbacken Open (2016)
   European Championship (2012)
   Sunway Sitges Open (2018)
   48th World Junior Championship (2009)
   Moscow Open (2010)
   European Championship (2008)
   World Junior Championship (2008)
   Pro Chess League (2018)
   PRO League Group Stage (2019)

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   Mr. V's favorite Andreikin games by Mr. V
   Andreikin's Best Games by RKR25

   🏆 Airthings Masters Div 2
   D Andreikin vs Dubov (Feb-08-23) 0-1, rapid
   Dubov vs D Andreikin (Feb-08-23) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   D Andreikin vs N Yakubboev (Feb-07-23) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   D Andreikin vs N Yakubboev (Feb-07-23) 0-1, rapid
   D Andreikin vs N Yakubboev (Feb-07-23) 1/2-1/2, rapid

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(born Feb-05-1990, 33 years old) Russia
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FM (2001); International Master (2003); Grandmaster (2007); Russian U10 Champion (1999); Russian Junior (U20) Champion (2009 and 2010); World Junior Champion (2010); World Cup finalist and runner-up (2013); Candidate (2014).


Andreikin quickly developed as a strong player, competing in and consistently making the leader boards in youth and junior tournaments. His junior career culminated in winning the World Junior Championship in 2010. Three years later, he reached a new zenith in his career when he reached the final of the World Cup 2013 to qualify for the Candidates Tournament 2014.


<Youth> Andreikin won the 1999 U10 World Championship and was runner up in the same event in 2000. Subsequently he competed in a number of Russian and European Youth Championships without bothering the top of the leader board. However, his experience in these events started to give him traction in 2004, when he placed =1st at the World U14 Championship with 8.5/11 (losing on tiebreak to Ildar Khairullin), and in 2006, when he placed =3rd in the Russian U18 Higher League Championship, half a point behind Roman Nechepurenko and Pogos Nakhapetiane.

<Junior (U20)> He first competed in the World Junior Championship when he was 16 in the World Junior Championship (2006), scoring 7.5/13 (par rating). In 2008, he competed in the Russian Junior Championship and the World Junior Championship (2008). In 2009, he won the Russian Junior Championship ahead of Ivan Popov and Ian Nepomniachtchi, successfully defending his title in 2010 ahead of Nepomniachtchi and Khairullin. His crowning achievement as a Junior came in 2010, when he scored 10/13 to secure the World Junior Championship (2010), this victory qualifying him for the World Cup of 2011.

<National> He first competed in the Russian Higher League Championship, the qualifier for the Russian Superfinal, in 2004 at the age of 14, and scored 5/9 – and a GM norm - amongst a sea of grandmasters. He competed in the higher league championship regularly since then without any especially outstanding results until he came 1st on tiebreak in the Russian Chess Championships Higher League (2012), which advanced him to contest the Russian Superfinals (2012), where he placed =1st. He went on to win the round-robin Russian Superfinals (Tiebreak) (2012) by 4/5 (+3 =2) to take first place overall and to become the 2012 Russian Champion. This result qualified him for direct seeding to the Russian Superfinals (2013), where he placed =3rd on 5.5/9, a point behind the joint winners Ian Nepomniachtchi and Peter Svidler.

<Continental> Aged 15, he first contested the continental championship at the 6th European Individual Championship (2005) scoring 6.5/13. He scored 7.5/11 at the European Individual Championship (2008), qualifying for the World Cup 2009. He placed =2nd (4th on tiebreak) with 8/11 at the 13th European Individual Championship (2012), qualifying him for the World Cup 2013.

<World> At the World Cup (2009), he was eliminated by Finnish GM Tomi Nyback in the blitz tiebreaker of round 1. In the World Cup (2011) he defeated GM Murtas Kazhgaleyev of Kazakhstan in the first round before losing in the second round to Russian GM Evgeny Tomashevsky. In the World Cup (2013), he has defeated Iranian GM Pouria Darini in the first round, Vietnamese GM Ngoc Truongson Nguyen in the second round, compatriot GM Alexey Dreev in the third round and compatriot GM Sergey Karjakin in the Round of 16 (round 4), the winner of the previous World Cup and former Candidate, compatriot GM Peter Svidler in the quarter final (round 5) and his close friend and compatriot GM Evgeny Tomashevsky in the semi-final (round 6), thereby qualifying for both the World Chess Championship Candidates (2014) and for the World Cup (2015). He met former World Champion and compatriot GM Vladimir Kramnik in the final, losing the first game and drawing the remaining three to become the runner up of the 2013 World Cup. At the World Chess Championship Candidates (2014) held in March 2014 in Khanty-Mansiysk, he scored above expectations by placing =3rd (5th on tiebreak behind Kramnik and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov) with 7/14 behind Viswanathan Anand and Karjakin.

Apart from qualifying for the World Cup in 2015, Andreikin commenced his participation in the 2014-2016 World Championship cycle by participating in the Grand Prix series of 2014-15, commencing with the FIDE Grand Prix Baku (2014). There he placed 11th and scoring only 20 Grand Prix points to almost knock himself out of contention in the new reduced Grand Prix format. However, he bounced back by winning the FIDE Grand Prix Tashkent (2014) outright with 7/11, and 170 GP points to his tally, for a progressive total of 190. This placed him 3rd after the second leg of the Grand Prix, putting him into solid contention for one of the top two places that would have qualified him for the Candidates tournament of 2016. However, a poor result in the third leg of the series at FIDE Grand Prix Tbilisi (2015) eliminated him from top 2 contention.

At the World Cup of 2015, Andreikin defeated Zhou Jianchao, Anton Korobov and, in a minor upset, Vladimir Kramnik in the first three rounds to progress to the Round of Sixteen (round four) where he met Sergey Karjakin, in a match that guaranteed a Russian advances to the quarter final. In the event, Andreikin lost their encounter 1.5-2.5 in the first set of rapid game tiebreakers to be eliminated from the tournament.

Standard Tournaments

In 2001, aged 11 and already an FM rated over 2200, he scored 8/11 to place equal first in a category 3 round-robin Masters Tournament in Rjazan alongside Vladimir P Vasiliev and Tikhon Koshil. Before his 12th birthday he almost reached the 2400 rating mark. A few months later he was competing in open tournaments alongside international masters and grandmasters, eg: in the White Knights 2001 event, where he still gained significant ratings points even though he scored only 3/8 against rated players. In 2002, he won the International Festival Section D event, a category 2 round robin event, with 11/14. In 2003, he was =1st in the Ryazan Regional Championship with 9.5/13 alongside Stepavoj, Oleg Aleshin, and Alexander N Panchenko.

There followed:

• 2006: =1st alongside Konstantin Chernyshov and Alexei Kornev at the Lipetsk Open in 2006;

• 2007: 1st at the 7th Eseninskaya Open in Ryazan

• 2008: 1st the 4th Inautomarket Open in Minsk and = 3rd in the Chigorin Memorial Tournament

• 2009, =1st–3rd with Yuri Kuzubov and Rauf Mamedov in a category 16 tournament at Lubbock, Texas. He also came =1st with 7 others at the Voroznezh Open Master Tournament;

• 2010:, he tied for 2nd–7th with Dreev, Ivan Sokolov, Vladimir Fedoseev, Alexander Areshchenko and Konstantin Sakaev in the Chigorin Memorial, a half point behind Eltaj Safarli;

• 2011: 2nd on tiebreak ahead of Emil Sutovsky in the Baku Open (2011), and he was 3rd, a point behind the leaders Le Quang Liem and Vassily Ivanchuk, in the 46th Capablanca Memorial (2011);

• 2012: he tied for =4th with Alexander Khalifman, Maxim Rodshtein, Fabiano Caruana and Hrant Melkumyan in the Aeroflot Open (2012), half a point behind the leaders Pavel Eljanov, Mateusz Bartel and Anton Korobov;

• 2013: he achieved his best tournament result to date, placing an undefeated =3rd (5th on tiebreak) at the category 22 Tal Memorial (2013) and

• 2015: he was second at the Capablanca Memorial (2015).

Team Events

<National representation> Andreikin represented Russia at the 2004 Russia-China summit match and at the European Team Championship (2013), where he helped his team to the bronze medal.

<National events and leagues> Andreikin participated in the 2003 Russian Young Olympiad and in the 2008 Russian Student Teams Championship. He has participated in the Russian Premier League since 2007, playing with Ekonomist SGSEU Saratov, helping them to a bronze medial in 2010 and earning an individual silver at the same time. He also participated in the 2009 Ukrainian League where he won gold playing board one for his team PGMB Kharkiv, with his team winning the silver medal, and in the 2012 Macedonian Team Championship. In 2015, he played board 2 for Universitet Belorechensk in the Russian Premier League, scoring 3.5/7 and helping his team to a team silver in the event.

He has played in the European Club Cup since 2008, also with Ekonomist SGSEU Saratov, helping his team to win gold in 2009 and 2010, on the latter occasion also winning individual gold for his performance on board 4. He also won individual silver in 2008 on board 5.


Andreikin won the Razuvaev memorial match, Andreikin - Nepomniachtchi Match (2012), by 3.5/6 (+1 =5).


In May 2012, he was =1st with 8.5/11 in the powerful Gran-pri Donskoj rapid. In July 2012, he was =2nd at the Kazakhstan-open, half a point behind Pavel Ponkratov. Several months later he came =3rd in another powerful rapid event, the Grand-prix Azovskiy rapid, half a point behind Dreev and Sjugirov. He won the Rector Cup Rapid (2012) outright in November 2012 to confirm his status as one of the world's best rapid players. In January 2013, he placed outright second behind Ernesto Inarkiev at the GP Volgograd 2013 rapid and in June scored 9/15 in the FIDE Rapid World Championship.


In July 2012, he won the World Blitz Championship Semi Finals with 16.5/22, 2 points clear of Le Quang Liem, and then went on to score 17/30 to place =5th in the 2012 Blitz World Championship, behind Alexander Grischuk, Magnus Carlsen, Sergey Karjakin and Alexander Morozevich. He was 9th at the 2013 World Blitz Championship held in June 2013.

Ratings and Rankings

Andreikin was one of the world's top Juniors (U20) for some years, peaking at world #6 in July 2009, at which time he also entered the top 100 for the first time. He has remained in the top 100 since March 2010. He crossed the 2700 rating mark in May 2012 and has remained rated above 2700 since that time. His peak rating to date was 2737 for the three months December 2014 until the end of February 2015, during which period his ranking peaked at #18 in the world.


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(ii) Wikipedia article: Dmitry Andreikin

Last updated: 2016-09-01 06:34:51

 page 1 of 59; games 1-25 of 1,463  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Andreikin vs Vachier-Lagrave 1-0491999Wch U10B27 Sicilian
2. D Andreikin vs Vachier-Lagrave  ½-½292000Wch U10B32 Sicilian
3. D Andreikin vs J Meister  0-1502001White NightsB41 Sicilian, Kan
4. K Shiripov vs D Andreikin  0-1672001White NightsA45 Queen's Pawn Game
5. D Andreikin vs Kharitonov  ½-½652001White NightsE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
6. V M Kozlov vs D Andreikin 0-1332001White NightsC24 Bishop's Opening
7. D Andreikin vs A Anjuhin  ½-½582001White NightsB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
8. S Klimov vs D Andreikin  1-0352001White NightsC42 Petrov Defense
9. D Andreikin vs Tseshkovsky  0-1352001White NightsB07 Pirc
10. A Gusev vs D Andreikin  ½-½192001White NightsA15 English
11. D Andreikin vs I Kurnosov  ½-½802001White NightsB32 Sicilian
12. D Andreikin vs E Karlsson 1-0152001EYCC B12C79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
13. Andrejs Dzalbo vs D Andreikin  0-1222001EYCC B12E60 King's Indian Defense
14. D Andreikin vs T Banusz  ½-½382001EYCC B12B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
15. T Warakomski vs D Andreikin  0-1412001EYCC B12A07 King's Indian Attack
16. D Andreikin vs I Enchev  1-0452001EYCC B12B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
17. J Mihailovs vs D Andreikin  1-0292001EYCC B12A68 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack
18. D Andreikin vs Jojua  1-0482001EYCC B12B86 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
19. Nepomniachtchi vs D Andreikin  ½-½302001EYCC B12B22 Sicilian, Alapin
20. D Andreikin vs M Rodshtein  1-0372001EYCC B12B32 Sicilian
21. D Andreikin vs D Guillen-Berna 1-0222001World Championship U12C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
22. N Aghayev vs D Andreikin  0-1392001World Championship U12A07 King's Indian Attack
23. D Andreikin vs J Mihailovs  1-0342001World Championship U12B42 Sicilian, Kan
24. P Nakhapetiane vs D Andreikin  0-1652001World Championship U12C47 Four Knights
25. D Andreikin vs Nepomniachtchi 1-0402001World Championship U12B40 Sicilian
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Feb-05-14  brankat: Happy Birthday Dmitry!
Feb-05-14  dx9293: The next World Champion? I don't expect it, but it wouldn't shock me.
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  Penguincw: Happy 24th birthday to GM Dmitry Andreikin.

Good luck at the upcoming Candidates.

Even though he's the underdog, it would be interesting if he won the tournament, since it would be the battle of the 1990 generation in the WCC (well, Karjakin was born that year too ;) ).

Feb-12-14  RedShield: It's a bit of a stretch but there's something about the eyes and mouth that reminds me of the English actor, Simon MacCorkindale.
Mar-29-14  Petrosianic: Andreikin is up 14 spots since the rating list came out (from #42 to #28). That must be close to a record.
Mar-30-14  RedShield: Since when?

<From 1971 to 1980, there was one main rating list published each year (for a total of 10), initially published in July from 1971 to 1973, then once in May (1974), before switching to annual publication in January from 1975 to 1980 (in this period, some supplements and amendments were also published).

From 1981 to July 2000, two lists per year were published, in January and July (for a total of 39 lists). In July 2000, the publication schedule was increased to four times a year (January, April, July, October) operating from July 2000 to July 2009 (for a total of 36 lists). In July 2009, the publication schedule was increased again, to six times a year (January, March, May, July, September, November) operating from July 2009 to July 2012 (for a total of 18 lists). In July 2012 the publication schedule was increased again to the current monthly schedule.>

Mar-30-14  RedShield: Off the back of his impressive showing in the Candidates, it'd be nice if he could secure himself a couple of invites to super-GM events in the West. The Russian circuit is still strong enough that their best players can make a good living without having to venture too far abroad. The game's elite could do with some fresh Russian blood.
Mar-30-14  dx9293: <RedShield> I think Andreikin will start to get some invites. He has proven to be a more than worthy participant in supertournaments.
Sep-05-14  fisayo123: Not a single game since the Candidates?
Oct-17-14  fisayo123: Andreikin is obviously a very talented player but if he wants to take his game to the next level he is going to have to hook up with a strong, experienced trainer.
Nov-02-14  siggemannen: Congratulations on winning the Tashkent Tournament!
Nov-02-14  virginmind: Just won Fide Grand Prix Tashkent 2014, ahead of Caruana, Nakamura, Vachier-Lagrave, Karjakin, Giri, Mamedyarov etc. Got a boost of some 20 points to his rating. Congratulations, it's well deserved!
Feb-14-15  Mr. V: Andreikin plays like the Tigran Petrosian of his generation
Mar-05-15  cplyakap: His best is 2737,not 2727.
Aug-04-15  fisayo123: He's not playing the Russian super final?
Feb-05-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, GM Dmitry Andreikin.

What a great career you've had.

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  Chessgames Bookie: Will Andreikin win the Hasselbacken Open (2016) as the #1 seed? Place your bets:

Hasselbacken Open: Andreikin Special

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  Penguincw: Over a week late, but congrats to Andreikin for winning the Hasselbacken Open with a score of 7.5/9, edging Adhiban out on tiebreaks.

Aug-30-16  yesnomaybeidontknow: Congratulations to Dmitry on winning the Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival Tournament 2016, 7.5/9 (+6 -0 =3)!!!
Dec-18-16  sonia91: Andreikin is the new European blitz champion:
Dec-18-16  Appaz: <Penguincw> Both players will take part in Tata january 2017: rs

<sonia91> A nice result right before the rapid/blitz world championship in just a week from now.

Dec-12-17  sonia91: He just won the Rapid men's event at the IMSA Elite Mind Games in Huai'an, China:
Oct-02-21  Albertan: Russian Championships Superfinals:

Jun-14-22  SymphonicKnight: Andreikin is a mysterious player who, like Carlsen, is from the class of 1990 (Feb.5) along with Nepomniachtchi, MVL, and Karjakin from the 2700+ club, who has stayed mostly out of public view, and has played far fewer games against other top GMs than the others, but became a super GM in 2011 and has not dropped below 2700 for the past 10 years, although never having exceeded 2750 either. He was 2nd in Grand Prix Leg 2 in Belgrade after losing to Rapport in the final, but withdrew prior to competing in Leg 3, although he was about 4th most likely at the time to qualify as a candidate with 2 available spots, but even that was perhaps due to an underestimation of his ability. His record against his birth class is competitive, scoring +1=2-1 in the few classical games this under-invited giant has played against Magnus, +3=3-4 against Magnus in faster time controls; +3=12-3 against Nepo in classical; +2=3-2 in faster controls; trails MVL in classical +1=9-2 and +1=2-3 in faster controls; +2=11-2 against Karjakin in classical, leading +6=4-2 faster. This is only 84 total games in classical, rapid, blitz, bullet or whatever games are included in the standard databases, which do not always include online games, against these other four super players born in 1990. Magnus has played at least 95 games against Karjakin, 104 games against MVL, 97 games against Nepo, as well as the 14 games against Andreikin, again pointing back to how unknown Andreikin handles pressure at this stage in his career, having now flown into second place in the Rapid Chess Championship on behind only Hikaru, but ahead of Caruana and Aronian, although about the same as the last two in points per tournament. Before his jump into the modern online chess scene, what was his primary chess objective, and how come he has not been a more regular invitee in top level events?
Jun-14-22  ndg2: Andreikin is a great player, his game strategy often feels a bit uninspired or formulaic, though. What he has going for him is his good nerves. Like Carlsen he seems to be largely unfazed by a loss and is able to bounce back. The first time he came on my radar was when he won 2nd place in the world cup behind Kramnik (2014?)
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