My chess life
I was born on March 21, 1968 in Russia in the city of Vladimir.
From the age of 8 I came to the Youth Sports School in Vladimir, where I studied under the guidance of Boris Nikolayevich Dmitriev.
At the age of 9 years old, I performed the 1st category.
When I was 10, I was invited to the school of the 10th world champion Tigran Petrosyan, where classes were held 2 times a year. There I met the school's methodist Alexander Sergeevich Nikitin (coach of Garry Kasparov), with whom I periodically studied individually.
At the age of 13, my first successes came: I became the champion of the Vladimir region among men (for this I was awarded the title of Candidate Master of Sports) and also won the Russian U-16 championship, ahead of Alexey Dreev by better Tie Break.
Later I trained with Mark Dvoretsky, and I can pass on to you the invaluable experience I received from the best coaches in the world. Among other things, I also have Mark Dvoretsky file-cabinet.
At the age of 17, I graduated from high school and decided to devote one year only to chess, which made it possible in six months to fulfill the norm of the master of sports of the USSR in the championship of the Central Chess Club.
After that I entered the Moscow Sports Academy (chess section), where in 1991 I received a diploma „Chess trainer, chess teacher and chess organizer".
In 1990 I was awarded the title of International Master.
After 2 years, FIDE awarded me the title of International Grandmaster.
I speak German, English, Russian and also a little Spanish.
For many years I have been living in Wiesbaden, the capital of Hesse, and I feel very comfortable here.
In my travels to 5 continents I have won many international tournaments. The list below is not complete, but it lists the most significant and memorable tournaments.
From 2008 to 2013, I was a member of the German national team.
From 1999 to 2009 I played on the first board for the Tegernsee team in the Bundesliga, then moved to the Wiesbaden 1885 team, which was then playing in the 3rd Bundesliga. We did regular training and then easily rose to the Bundesliga.
After that 3 years I played for the multiple German champion SG Porz in the 2nd Bundesliga. Since 2018 I have been playing for the team from Kiel in the 1st Bundesliga.
|2019||Wiesbadener Schlosspark- Open||Co-winner|
|2019||Rhein-Main-Open Bad Homburg||2 place|
|2017||Rhein-Main-Open Bad Homburg||Win|
|2016||Wiesbadener Schlosspark- Open||Win|
|2015||Frankfurt Open Chess Championship||Win|
|2014||Wiesbadener Schlosspark- Open||Co-winner|
|2014||Hastings Chess Congress||Co-winner|
|2014||Hastings Chess Congress||Prize for the most beautiful game|
|2013||Wiesbadener Schlosspark- Open||Win|
|2013||Germany squad: European Championship|
|2013||Frankfurt Open Chess Championship||Win|
|2012||German Chess Player of the Year||1 place|
|2012||German Individual Chess Championship||2 place|
|2012||Chess Olympiad in Istanbul|
|2012||Open Internazionale del Salento Ecoresort Le Sirenè||Win|
|2012||Frankfurt Open Chess Championship||Win|
|2011||German Individual Chess Championship||Win|
|2011||Frankfurt Open Chess Championship||Win|
|2010||German Individual Chess Championship||2 place|
|2010||Rhein-Main-Open Bad Homburg||Win|
|2009||Germany squad: European Championship|
|2008||Chess Olympiad in Dresden|
|2008||Hungary Team Championship||Win|
|2008||Open Hesse Rapid Chess Championship||Win|
|2007||Rhein-Main-Open Bad Homburg||Win|
|2006||Andorra-Open в Андорра-ла-Велья||Win|
|2006||Rhein-Main-Open Bad Homburg||Win|
|2005||Amsterdam Open||2 place|
|2004||Bad Wiessee Open||2 place|
|2003||Open championship of Geneva||Win|
|2003||Santo Domingo Open Championship||above Svidler and Short|
|2002||Open championship of Geneva||Win|
|2002||Open Hesse Rapid Chess Championship||Win|
|2000||Chess League of Four Nations, Team||Win|
|1998||Open championship of Geneva||Win|
|1998||Poland Team Championship||Win|
|1997||Poland Team Championship||Win|
|1996||Open championship of Geneva||Win|
|1994||Open championship of Geneva||Win|
|1991||Paris Open Championship||Win|