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Alexander Sibriaev
Number of games in database: 43
Years covered: 1993 to 2013
Last FIDE rating: 2238 (2129 rapid, 2180 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2280
Overall record: +7 -27 =9 (26.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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A00 Uncommon Opening (6 games)
A07 King's Indian Attack (4 games)
B50 Sicilian (2 games)
B20 Sicilian (2 games)
B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation (2 games)
B32 Sicilian (2 games)

   🏆 World Blitz Championship
   A R Saleh Salem vs A Sibriaev (Jun-10-13) 0-1, blitz
   A Sibriaev vs P Potapov (Jun-10-13) 0-1, blitz
   P Potapov vs A Sibriaev (Jun-10-13) 1-0, blitz
   A Sibriaev vs A Nadanian (Jun-10-13) 0-1, blitz
   A Nadanian vs A Sibriaev (Jun-10-13) 1-0, blitz

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(born Mar-23-1966, 56 years old) Russia

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 43  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Sibriaev vs Kholmov  0-1461993Warsaw opE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
2. A Sibriaev vs Z Chydzinski  1-0411993Warsaw opD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. Ivanchuk vs A Sibriaev 1-0312005World CupB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
4. A Sibriaev vs Ivanchuk  ½-½352005World CupA45 Queen's Pawn Game
5. P Sofyin vs A Sibriaev  0-1192011Ural FR Men's ChB23 Sicilian, Closed
6. A Sibriaev vs M Panov  1-0442011Ural FR Men's ChA00 Uncommon Opening
7. Dvoirys vs A Sibriaev 1-0462011Ural FR Men's ChB50 Sicilian
8. A Sibriaev vs V Berejnoi  0-1472011Ural FR Men's ChA04 Reti Opening
9. M Gorbushin vs A Sibriaev  1-01052011Ural FR Men's ChA13 English
10. A Sibriaev vs Vadim Nikolenko  ½-½632011Ural FR Men's ChD96 Grunfeld, Russian Variation
11. K Kanakin vs A Sibriaev  0-1532011Ural FR Men's ChA55 Old Indian, Main line
12. S Suknev vs A Sibriaev  1-0402011Ural FR Men's ChA07 King's Indian Attack
13. A Sibriaev vs D Vazhenin  ½-½402011Ural FR Men's ChD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. M Al Sayed vs A Sibriaev  ½-½882013World Blitz ChampionshipA53 Old Indian
15. A Sibriaev vs M Al Sayed  0-1372013World Blitz ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
16. A Sibriaev vs K Akbaev  1-0282013World Blitz ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
17. K Akbaev vs A Sibriaev  0-1192013World Blitz ChampionshipA06 Reti Opening
18. Z Byambaa vs A Sibriaev  ½-½472013World Blitz ChampionshipB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
19. A Sibriaev vs Z Byambaa  0-1492013World Blitz ChampionshipA00 Uncommon Opening
20. A Sibriaev vs N Kabanov  0-1452013World Blitz ChampionshipE61 King's Indian
21. N Kabanov vs A Sibriaev  1-0442013World Blitz ChampionshipB50 Sicilian
22. Lagno vs A Sibriaev  1-0432013World Blitz ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
23. E Ghaem Maghami vs A Sibriaev  ½-½1312013World Blitz ChampionshipB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
24. A Sibriaev vs E Ghaem Maghami  ½-½812013World Blitz ChampionshipE10 Queen's Pawn Game
25. P Ponkratov vs A Sibriaev  1-0282013World Blitz ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-27-05  notyetagm: What an honor. He gets to play Chucky! He can always tell his grandkids that he once played a Top 10 player in a playoff match.
Nov-27-05  DCP23: First board of the World Cup, no less.
Nov-28-05  DCP23: He can also always tell his grandkids that if not for the corrupted FIDE officials who paired him with the top seed to get rid of him, he would surely have crushed them all and made it to the finals.
Nov-28-05  notyetagm: <dcp23> lol! :-)
Nov-28-05  Resignation Trap: He is the only master from Khanty-Mansyisk. There is a short interview with him in Russian, he stated that his draw with Ivanchuk was a great accomplishment: .
Nov-29-05  DCP23: <Resignation Trap>, you are right. I've read this piece and I feel guilty already. We were in the wrong ridiculing this man. In the interview he came through as a sincere and likeable fellow, and a real bona-fide (no pun intended) chess enthusiast. Chess needs more people like him.

To alleviate my sins, I want to translate part of the interview for those of us who can't read the original.

"Alexander is the only chess Master in Khanty-Mansiysk. He got his FM diploma from the Governor and the FIDE President on the same day that the negotiations on the World Cup were concluded.

Q: Were you happy with your pairing? Surely it's tough to get to play the top seed? How was the game going?

Alexander Sibriaev: Of course it was tough. I have never before had an experience of playing a Super-GM. It was evident in the first game, when, playing Black, I have barely left the opening and lost ungracefully. But I have prepared for the game, and it paid off in the second game, in which I managed to draw Vasiliy Mikhailovich (by using a patronymic, he underlines his respect for Ivanchuk - dcp23). I really think this was my greatest achievement in life of chess. It is great that I got an opportunity to play Ivanchuk, and greater still that thanks to FIDE and to the regional authorities we managed to organize such a colossal feast for the chess fans. I have noticed many of my students among the spectators (I am training kids in a chess club of the Children's Creative Center), and I have noticed the gleam in their eyes. I hope that based on my example they will achieve much more in the future than I have."

Alexander Sibriaev:

The Game:

Dec-23-05  fm Sibriaev: Thanx a lot, guys!
I really proud The World Chess Cup 2005 took place in my town, and I hope it`s just a beginning. Wellcome to Khanty-Mansiysk!

Vice-president of local chess federation, fm Alexander Sibriaev

Dec-23-05  aw1988: Welcome, Mr. Sibriaev.
Dec-23-05  Karpova: Yes, welcome to <>, Mr. Sibriaev! I hope you'll enjoy it.
Dec-23-05  aw1988: How did it feel to be destroyed by Ivanchuk? :)
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  tpstar: <fm Sibriaev> Hello! Welcome to the group! Congratulations on playing in the FIDE World Cup. Both of those games made it into the site's database, and you also have a previous game from 1993. If you would like to share any of your best games here, it is very easy to submit them to the Administrators PGN Upload Utility and then annotate them or kibitz under them for future students. See you around.
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  IMlday: Welcome FM Sibraiev! You might want to clarify the English spelling of your first name. Aleksandr may be phonetically correct, but Alexander is the common transliteration to English.
Dec-24-05  monad: <IMlday: Aleksandr may be phonetically correct, but Alexander is the common transliteration to English.>

<transliteration > Great word. I have to admit, I was unaware of its existence. (transposing letters into a different alphabet).

Premium Chessgames Member Welcome, FM Sibriaev. Regarding what IM Day mentioned, we changed the spelling of your first name in the database to read "Alexander" because that's how you spelled it in your post. Hope to see you stick around! Enjoy the site.
Dec-24-05  fm Sibriaev: Ladies and Gentlemen!
Tnank you, I feel fine here.
About my first name. I get my rating after some tournaments in Poland (1992 year), that`s why I am Aleksandr in FIDE list. Naturally, of cause, it needs to call me Alexander. To aw 1988 : After the first game I felt no destroyed by Ivanchuk. Vassily looks rather colleague than opponent at the board. But I have to say, that I was very dissapointed by my quality of playing. Nevertheless, I had a luck to make a draw in second game. This achievement will be always with me. Best regards, and sorry my english
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  WannaBe: <fm Sibriaev> Late in saying my welcomes, I am glad to have another high caliber player here as member.

English is fine, don't worry. =)

Dec-24-05  aw1988: <Mr. Sibriaev> Oh, I was kidding. Playing Ivanchuk, poor nerves or no, is really painful. Especially in the first round.
Dec-24-05  aw1988: Of course, your opponent should not be your "enemy"; only on the board.
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  WannaBe: <fm Sibriaev> How about a photo of yourself for the page??
Jun-26-06  ghristo: He draw with Chucky!
Jul-07-06  fm Sibriaev: So, dear friends, we won another two World Cups and Olimpiada-2010. Welcome all chess amateurs to wild Siberia, Khanty-Mansiysk city!
Jul-07-06  EmperorAtahualpa: <So, dear friends, we won another two World Cups and Olimpiada-2010.>

<FM Sibriaev> Wow, that's a great achievement, congratulations!

Will you have any role in the organization of these events?

Jul-11-06  fm Sibriaev: Yes, a little bit. I am a vice-president of Khanty-Mansiysk local chess federation.

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