Alexander Moiseenko, Warsaw 2013
|Full name||Олександр Моісеєнко|
May 17, 1980 |
Severomorsk, Russian SFSR
|FIDE rating||2707 (July 2014)
(No. 40 in the May 2014 FIDE World Rankings)
|Peak rating||2726 (September 2011)|
Alexander Moiseenko (Ukrainian: Олександр Моісеєнко) (born May 17, 1980) is a Ukrainian chess Grandmaster. He was a member of the gold-medal winning Ukrainian team at the 36th Chess Olympiad in 2004 and won the 2013 European Individual Chess Championship.
Born in Severomorsk, Murmansk Oblast to a Ukrainian family, he moved with his family to Kharkiv, Ukraine, when he was nine. Moiseenko won the World Championship for Boys Under 16 in Spain in 1996, and was awarded the International Master title. He improved his standard steadily over the next several years. He placed 2nd at the Ukrainian Junior Championship, Kharkiv 1998, with 7/11. In the European U18 Championship, Mureck 1998, he scored 6.5/9 for a shared 2nd-5th place.
He tied for 1st-5th places in the Ukrainian Chess Championship, Alushta 1999. In the Ukrainian Grandmaster event of 1999, he finished clear first with 10/13, earning a Grandmaster norm. He then tied for 1st-2nd places at Orel 1999 with 8/11. In the Krasnodar Kuban event of 1999, he won with 7.5/11. This set of excellent results earned him the Grandmaster title. He was second in the Ukrainian Junior Championship at Kharkiv 2000 with 7.5/11.
Moiseenko has played for Ukraine at the Chess Olympiads three times. He was a member of the gold medal Ukrainian team at Calvià 2004. He also played for Ukraine in the 2003 and 2005 European Team Championships, and in the 2005 World Team Championship. In 42 high-level games, he has scored (+21 =15 −6), for 67.9 per cent.
- Bled 2002 Olympiad, 2nd reserve, 7/9 (+5 =4 −0);
- Plovdiv 2003, European Team Championship, board 2, 5/8 (+3 =4 −1);
- Calvià 2004 Olympiad, board 4, 5/8 (+3 =4 −1), team gold;
- Gothenburg 2005, European Team Championship, board 3, 6/8 (+5 =2 −1), board bronze;
- Beersheva 2005 World Team Championship, 1st reserve, 1.5/3 (+1 =1 −1);
- Turin 2006 Olympiad, 1st reserve, 4/6 (+4 =0 −2).
Moiseenko scored 8.5/13 at the EU Championships at Istanbul 2003, for a shared 4-11th place. This qualified him into the FIDE World Chess Championship 2004 at Tripoli. There, in round one, he defeated Sergey Dolmatov by 1.5-0.5, to advance. In round two, he defeated Victor Bologan by 2.5-1.5 in playoffs. He was knocked out in round three by Vladimir Akopian by 0.5-1.5.
In 2006 he was clear first with 7,5 /9 in the colossal Cappelle-la-Grande open (624 participants, with 112 GMs and 80 IMs).
Moiseenko has done especially well at top events in Canada in recent years. At the 2003 Guelph International Pro-Am, he scored 6.5/9 for a shared 3rd-5th place. He won the 2003 Toronto Chess'n Math Association Futurity with 8.5/10. He won the 2003 Canadian Open Chess Championship at Kapuskasing with 8/10. The next year at the same site, he defended his title in that championship, shared with Dimitri Tyomkin, on 8/10. He won the Guelph International Pro-Am 2004 with 7.5/9. He shared 2nd-3rd places at the Montreal International 2004 with 7/11. In the 2005 Canadian Open Chess Championship at Edmonton, he scored 7/10 in an elite field, for a shared 12-27th place. He won the Quebec Open at Montreal 2006 with 8/9, and shared 3rd-9th places at the 2006 Canadian Open Chess Championship at Kitchener with 6.5/9. Moiseenko tied for first, with 6.5/9, in the 2008 Canadian Open Chess Championship, in Montreal, and he also won the 2008 Edmonton International tournament, with 7/9, ahead of former U.S. champion Alexander Shabalov.
- Alexander Moiseenko Profile at arcticchess.org, retrieved 8 November 2007
- the Alexander Moiseenko player file at chessmetrics.com
- Olympiad and World Teams results from Olimpbase.org
- the Alexander Moiseenko results file at chess.ca
- "2008 Canadian Open Section A". FIDE. Retrieved 13 October 2011.
- "3rd Edmonton International". FIDE. Retrieved 13 October 2011.
- Top Players at fide.com
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