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Andrei Kharlov

Number of games in database: 1,251
Years covered: 1989 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2477 (2501 rapid, 2434 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2656
Overall record: +507 -210 =461 (62.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 73 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (127) 
    B22 B40 B30 B20 B21
 Nimzo Indian (63) 
    E32 E54 E46 E34 E42
 Ruy Lopez (44) 
    C90 C77 C63 C76 C80
 English (41) 
    A16 A10 A13 A18 A14
 French Defense (41) 
    C02 C15 C10 C12 C07
 Queen's Pawn Game (38) 
    D02 D00 A50 A40 A46
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (209) 
    B33 B30 B45 B65 B22
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (82) 
    D20 D27 D26 D21 D22
 Queen's Gambit Declined (70) 
    D31 D39 D30 D35 D38
 Semi-Slav (42) 
    D45 D47 D44 D43
 Queen's Pawn Game (27) 
    D02 A41 D00 E10 A40
 King's Indian Attack (26) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Kharlov vs Ivanchuk, 2005 1-0
   Kharlov vs M Kobalia, 2003 1-0
   Kharlov vs Svidler, 1995 1/2-1/2
   T Wedberg vs Kharlov, 1992 0-1
   Kharlov vs D Radoja, 1990 1-0
   S Volkov vs Kharlov, 1997 0-1
   Gelfand vs Kharlov, 1999 0-1
   Kharlov vs The King, 1992 1-0
   Kharlov vs R Leitao, 2004 1-0
   A Moiseenko vs Kharlov, 2006 1/2-1/2

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2000)
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   X Anibal Open (2003)
   20th Cappelle la Grande (2004)
   Aeroflot Open (2005)
   RSFSR Championship (1990)
   European Championship (2000)
   Russian Championship (2000)
   Torcy Open-A (1991)
   Russian Cup 4th stage (1999)
   Sao Paulo Latin American Cup Open (1991)
   Leeuwarden Open (1995)
   Berliner Sommer (1994)
   Leeuwarden Open (1993)
   Russian Championship (1998)
   Dubai Open (2000)
   Chigorin Memorial Classic Open (2010)

   🏆 Russian Team Championship
   Kharlov vs A Aleksandrov (Apr-09-14) 0-1
   Kharlov vs B Ofitserian (Apr-07-14) 0-1
   A Demianjuk vs Kharlov (Jul-18-12) 1/2-1/2
   Kharlov vs K Kozionov (Jul-17-12) 1/2-1/2
   A V Filipenko vs Kharlov (Jul-16-12) 1/2-1/2

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(born Nov-20-1968, died Jun-15-2014, 45 years old) Russia

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Andrei Kharlov was born in Prokopyevsk, a city in Kemerovo Oblast. His coach was the famous theorist Evgeny Sveshnikov. In 1992, he received the title of Grandmaster after tying for first place in the 1990 Russian National Championship.

In the 1991-USSR championship under 26 y/o in Kherson he placed-1-3 place. At the 1991-World team championship under 26y/o in Brasil he took 1st place with the USSR team. Kharlov won the 1996 European Club Cup and the 1998 Russian Club Cup with the Kazan chess team.

In 2000, he tied for second in the Russian National Championship in Samara and tied for first in the European Individual Chess Championship in Saint-Vincent.

He participated in the FIDE World Chess Championship 2000, where he was knocked out by Veselin Topalov in the second round. In the FIDE World Chess Championship 2004 he advanced to the fifth round (final eight), but was again knocked out by Topalov. In 2005 he ended shared first in the Aeroflot Open, only to lose the title on tie-break.

He was Garry Kasparov's second in the world title match in 2000.

Kharlov's death was announced by the Russian Chess Federation on June 15, 2014; no cause of death was provided. He had played in a tournament in Kazan the previous week.
Wikipedia article: Andrei Kharlov

Last updated: 2021-11-28 06:27:24

 page 1 of 51; games 1-25 of 1,251  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Vepkhvishvili vs Kharlov  0-1441989Open AlbenaD02 Queen's Pawn Game
2. Kharlov vs Makarov  ½-½661989URS Army-chTB22 Sicilian, Alapin
3. Kharlov vs N A Legky 1-0541989URS Army-chTC12 French, McCutcheon
4. V Meijers vs Kharlov  1-0331989URS Army-chTB07 Pirc
5. Kharlov vs A Kovalev  0-1611989URS Army-chTB22 Sicilian, Alapin
6. Kharlov vs Kramnik ½-½81990RSFSR ChampionshipB07 Pirc
7. K Vebic vs Kharlov  0-1831990Pula opA07 King's Indian Attack
8. V Belikov vs Kharlov  ½-½881990RSFSR ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. Kharlov vs Semeniuk  0-1461990RSFSR ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Kharlov vs V Nevostrujev  ½-½141990Vladivostok opB06 Robatsch
11. Kharlov vs V Isupov  ½-½411990RSFSR ChampionshipB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
12. A Vaulin vs Kharlov  0-1531990Cheliabinsk-BA20 English
13. Kharlov vs R Shcherbakov  ½-½201990Cheliabinsk-BB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
14. Kharlov vs Dragan Zivkovic 1-0201990Cheliabinsk-BB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
15. Kharlov vs V Doroshkievich  ½-½551990RSFSR ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
16. Kharlov vs D Radoja 1-0281990Cheliabinsk-BB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
17. Z Mestrovic vs Kharlov  ½-½541990Pula opA00 Uncommon Opening
18. Kharlov vs E Kengis  0-1281990Pula opE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
19. M Garkov vs Kharlov  0-1401990Cheliabinsk-BA03 Bird's Opening
20. A Bezgodov vs Kharlov  ½-½171990Cheliabinsk-BD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
21. Kharlov vs Y Shabanov  ½-½581990RSFSR ChampionshipA16 English
22. Kharlov vs V Bashkov  1-0401990Cheliabinsk-BA02 Bird's Opening
23. Kharlov vs T Enkhbat  ½-½521990Cheliabinsk-BC02 French, Advance
24. M Magomedov vs Kharlov  1-0581990Cheliabinsk-BB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
25. Z Petronijevic vs Kharlov  ½-½531990Cheliabinsk-BB22 Sicilian, Alapin
 page 1 of 51; games 1-25 of 1,251  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  WTHarvey: Here are some puzzles from Andrei's games:
Jul-19-05  dac1990: This man sure loved his draws; they cover more than half of his games.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Honza Cervenka: <This man sure loved his draws; they cover more than half of his games.> Things have changed a little bit after loading some hundreds of his missing games. Now one can say that "this man sure loved his wins...":-D
Feb-03-06  BIDMONFA: Andrei Kharlov


Premium Chessgames Member
  waddayaplay: Player of the day. He plays the Alapin Sicilian a lot. And with a very good record!
Feb-03-06  chessmaster pro: Yes,and he also likes to play the Queens Gambit Declined
Feb-27-06  Runemaster: Player of the day again 24 days after the last time. He's next due to be POTD on Thursday March 23rd - put it in your diary now.
Mar-29-06  Runemaster: The deadline's passed, so kharlov your watchdogs.
Aug-28-08  myschkin: . . .

Russian GM <Andrei Kharlov> (born 1968)

"As we see many tied prizes. Yes-Andrei is always joking he needs a 1/2 point more. And it happens so often that he had got accustomed to this fate :)"

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Nov-20-10  wordfunph: "Ninety percent of success in World Championship matches is due to psychology --- this is the most important thing that I've learnt from working with Kasparov. I think that Garry lost the match in 2000 mainly for psychological reasons."

- GM Andrei Kharlov

Jun-15-14  Eastfrisian: According to Wikipedia, he died today in Kasan.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Stonehenge: RIP GM Kharlov.
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: It's a real surprise. I hope his family are okay.
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Yikes!
Jul-03-15  siggemannen: I didn't know about Kharlov's passing :( RIP.
Nov-20-16  TheFocus: Player of the Day

Happy birthday, Andrei Kharlov.

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