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Aleksandr Rakhmanov
A Rakhmanov 
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Number of games in database: 808
Years covered: 2001 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2645 (2665 rapid, 2498 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2676

Overall record: +169 -94 =262 (57.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 283 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 English (56) 
    A13 A16 A10 A15 A18
 English, 1 c4 e5 (44) 
    A20 A28 A22 A21
 Queen's Pawn Game (44) 
    A46 D02 D05 D04 A41
 Nimzo Indian (39) 
    E48 E43 E47 E51 E40
 Slav (36) 
    D10 D11 D13 D14 D12
 Reti System (33) 
    A04 A05 A06
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (62) 
    B29 B25 B23 B91 B51
 Petrov (38) 
    C42 C43
 French Defense (35) 
    C10 C11 C02 C14 C13
 Queen's Pawn Game (34) 
    E00 A45 A40 A46 E10
 English (29) 
    A13 A15 A16 A10 A14
 Scandinavian (28) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Rakhmanov vs Y Ginzburg, 2010 1-0
   D Boskovic vs A Rakhmanov, 2010 0-1
   Bluebaum vs A Rakhmanov, 2016 0-1
   D Kadric vs A Rakhmanov, 2010 0-1
   S Sjugirov vs A Rakhmanov, 2008 0-1
   A Rakhmanov vs D Gochelashvili, 2010 1-0
   S Nitin vs A Rakhmanov, 2017 0-1
   A Rakhmanov vs Glek, 2010 1/2-1/2
   M Ragger vs A Rakhmanov, 2015 1/2-1/2
   A Rakhmanov vs Nepomniachtchi, 2010 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   European Club Cup (2019)
   Russian Championship Higher League (2021)
   Dubai Open (2017)
   Russian Championship Higher League (2020)
   Dubai Chess Open (2015)
   Politiken Cup (2015)
   Isle of Man Grand Swiss (2019)
   European Championship (2019)
   Dubai Open (2018)
   Sharjah Masters (2018)
   Moscow Open (2007)
   European Championship (2013)
   European Championship (2012)
   European Championship (2018)
   European Championship (2017)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Rakhmanov Rakes It In by fredthebear

   🏆 Airthings Masters
   V Keymer vs A Rakhmanov (Feb-03-23) 1/2-1/2, blitz
   A Rakhmanov vs M A Tabatabaei (Feb-03-23) 1-0, blitz
   N Grandelius vs A Rakhmanov (Feb-03-23) 0-1, blitz
   A Rakhmanov vs M Muradli (Feb-03-23) 0-1, blitz
   A Rakhmanov vs G Guseinov (Feb-03-23) 0-1, blitz

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(born Aug-28-1989, 33 years old) Russia
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IM (2006); Grandmaster (2007).

Placed 3rd in European U18 Ch 2007, 3rd in World U18 Championship in 2007, 1st in the 2008 Paleochora Open, 1st in the Heraklio Open 2008, 2nd in the Abu Dhabi Open 2009, first on tiebreak in the 2010 Voronezh Masters Open with 7/9, 1st in the Czech Open "Eltodo Open" rapid event in 2010, outright 1st at the 2013 Dubai Open with 7.5/9, 3rd at the Teplice Open 2015.

In March 2018, he competed in the European Individual Chess Championship. He placed 140th,1 scoring 5½/11 (+5–5=1).2 The following year, he competed again in the European Individual Chess Championship. He placed 21st with 7½/11 (+4–0=7) and qualified for the Chess World Cup 2019

Wikipedia article: Aleksandr Rakhmanov

Last updated: 2021-12-09 13:59:57

 page 1 of 35; games 1-25 of 872  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Vager vs A Rakhmanov  1-0472001Chigorin Memorial OpenA48 King's Indian
2. B Kharashkina vs A Rakhmanov  ½-½492001Chigorin Memorial OpenC02 French, Advance
3. A Rakhmanov vs M Rogovoi  0-1512001Chigorin Memorial OpenE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
4. V Turikov vs A Rakhmanov  1-0452001Chigorin Memorial OpenA04 Reti Opening
5. A Rakhmanov vs M Matlakov  1-0772001Chigorin Memorial OpenD02 Queen's Pawn Game
6. A Kirusha vs A Rakhmanov  1-0372001Chigorin Memorial OpenE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
7. A Rakhmanov vs A Vunder  ½-½122001Chigorin Memorial OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
8. D Frolyanov vs A Rakhmanov  ½-½362001Chigorin Memorial OpenC11 French
9. A Rakhmanov vs A Bratchenko  0-11122001Chigorin Memorial OpenA15 English
10. A Rakhmanov vs I Lysyj  ½-½1002003Arctic Cup u16E17 Queen's Indian
11. A Rakhmanov vs P Potapov  ½-½132005BLR CupA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
12. A Rakhmanov vs G Margvelashvili  1-0322005EU-ch U16A46 Queen's Pawn Game
13. N Pogonina vs A Rakhmanov  1-0552006Moscow Aeroflot op-BC05 French, Tarrasch
14. I Enchev vs A Rakhmanov  0-1772006European Youth ChampionshipA36 English
15. A Rakhmanov vs A Bitalzadeh  0-1592006European Youth ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
16. A Rakhmanov vs F Brethes  1-0332006European Youth ChampionshipC10 French
17. D Baratosi vs A Rakhmanov  ½-½372006European Youth ChampionshipC02 French, Advance
18. A Rakhmanov vs D Rukavina  1-0392006European Youth ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
19. R Lovkov vs A Rakhmanov  ½-½452006European Youth ChampionshipC42 Petrov Defense
20. A Rakhmanov vs B Bogosavljevic  0-1372006European Youth ChampionshipA55 Old Indian, Main line
21. A Rakhmanov vs D Nestorovic  ½-½382006European Youth ChampionshipA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
22. A Cherenkov vs A Rakhmanov  0-1272007Moscow OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
23. A Rakhmanov vs S Koshevoy 1-0412007Moscow OpenD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. F Amonatov vs A Rakhmanov  1-0782007Moscow OpenC42 Petrov Defense
25. A Rakhmanov vs V Belous  1-0482007Moscow OpenB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
 page 1 of 35; games 1-25 of 872  PGN Download
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Nov-30-07  BIDMONFA: Aleksandr Rakhmanov

RAKHMANOV, Aleksandr

Jun-22-10  Don Cossacks: Master Open Voronezh 2010 took place from 12th to 21st June in Voronezh, Russia. 103 players from nine federations participated, among them 30 Grandmasters, forming an incredibly strong field of average 2383 FIDE elo.

The 20-years old Russian Grandmaster Aleksandr Rakhmanov claimed the winner's trophy after edging fellow GM Denis Khismatullin on better tiebreak. They both had 7.0 points from nine games. Viacheslav Zakhartsov, who led the race after round five, Marat Dzhumaev and Avetik Grigoryan shared the third place with 6.5 points each.

Final standings:

1 GM Rakhmanov Aleksandr RUS 2570 - 7
2 GM Khismatullin Denis RUS 2657 - 7
3 GM Zakhartsov Viacheslav V RUS 2586 - 6.5
4 GM Dzhumaev Marat UZB 2495 - 6.5
5 GM Grigoryan Avetik ARM 2576 - 6.5
6 GM Kokarev Dmitry RUS 2612 - 6
7 GM Yevseev Denis RUS 2520 - 6
8 IM Looshnikov Nikolai RUS 2500 - 6
9 GM Dvoirys Semen I RUS 2563 - 6
10 GM Ponkratov Pavel RUS 2603 - 6

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  Tabanus: GM Aleksandr Rakhmanov, Russia, born 28 August 1989. Now rated 2590,

IM in 2006, GM in 2007. Rated 2592 in Nov. 2009. ICC: Rakhmanator

GM title application:

Biography: (in Polish)


Placed 3rd in European U18 Ch 2007, 3rd in World U18 Ch 2007, 1st in Paleochora Open 2008, 1st in Heraklio Open A 2008, 2nd in Abu Dhabi Open 2009,

1st in Voronezh Open (Russia) 12-21 June 2010:

Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: He won today the strong rapid event Czech Open "Eltodo Open" 21-22 July 2010:

Aug-28-12  Llawdogg: Happy Birthday!
Jan-15-13  Defensiver: he loses to a national master today...may because he is not in a good mood...
Jun-07-14  diagonal: Rakhmanov on the road:

# April 2013: Rakhmanov claims <15th Dubai Open 2013> ahead of Volkov, Kuzubov, Laznicka, Ehlvest, Istratescu, Ivan Sokolov, Akopian, Kryvoruchko, Sargissian, Ganguly, Gupta, Edouard, Iordachescu, Ghaem Maghami, among others:

# November 2013: Rakhmanov takes <3rd Panama Chess Open 23013> ahead of IM Camilo Gomez Garrido, Cori, Bruzon, Ipatov, Tiviakov, among others:

# June 2014: Rakhmanov impressive clear first at the traditional <44th Bosna in Sarajevo>, played since 2010 as an Open (swiss system), ahead of Sebenik, Kozul, Stevic, Palac, Gleizerov, Yilmaz, Dutch junior Benjamin Bok, who lost his last round game, and legendary Bojan Kurajica, among others: and

<GM Aleksandr Rakhmanov (RUS) was convincing in Open A (for players rated over 2300 ELO). The Russian Grandmaster emerged clear winner with 7/9 points, performing at 2773 ELO.

The runner-up GM Matej Sebenik (SLO) took the silver with 6,5/9 points, leaving the nearest followers half a point behind.

Third place was shared in a three-way tie by the Croatian GMs Zdenko Kozul, Hrvoje Stevic and Mladen Palac, but the former European champion for men Zdenko Kozul took the bronze on superior tie-break score> (Source:

• Historical note: <Bosna, Sarajevo> is lasting since 1957 (with a break due to Balkan conflicts), that means now the third longest major recurring Chess Tournament after <Hastings> (today also an Open), since 1920/21 and <Wijk aan Zee / Beverwijk>, since 1938; and ahead of the Capablanca Memorial (mostly played in Havanna), since 1962. (Not counting pure Open never to be a closed all-play-all Invitation Tournament, such as the <U.S. Open Chess Championship>, at various places, lasting annually since 1900).

Premium Chessgames Member
  WTHarvey: Here are some critical positions from Aleksandr's games: What's the winning move ?
Dec-27-19  ketchuplover: Drawn goes Carlsen!
Jun-21-21  Nosnibor: No games by Rakhmanov playing the Giuoco Piano?
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  Everett: < Nosnibor: No games by Rakhmanov playing the Giuoco Piano? >

Rakhmanov seems wedded to the English opening repertoire as White. Some instructive games in there.

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