Anton Korobov

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Anton Korobov
Anton Korobov 2013.jpg
Anton Korobov, Warsaw 2013
Full name Антон Коробов
Country  Ukraine
Born (1985-06-25) 25 June 1985 (age 29)
Kemerovo, Russia
Title Grandmaster
FIDE rating 2687 (December 2014)
(No. 46 in the December 2012 FIDE World Rankings)
Peak rating 2720 (August 2013)

Anton Korobov (born 25 June 1985) is a Ukrainian chess Grandmaster (2003). He won the 2013 European Blitz Chess Championship.[1]

Chess career[edit]

Korobov won the 2002 and 2012 Ukrainian Championships[2] and finished second behind Andrei Volokitin in 2004. In 2011, he came first in the Nakhchivan Open.[3] He took part in the Chess World Cup 2011, but was eliminated in the second round by Nikita Vitiugov.[4] In February 2012, he tied for 1st–3rd with Mateusz Bartel and Pavel Eljanov in the 11th Aeroflot Open.[5] Korobov was outright 3rd in the Ukrainian Championship (2013) behind Yuriy Kryvoruchko and Ruslan Ponomariov respectively. In the World Cup 2013 in Norway he eliminated Vasif Durarbayli, Baadur Jobava, Daniil Dubov and Hikaru Nakamura, but in the fifth round he was knocked out by former World Chess Champion Vladimir Kramnik, after losing the first game and drawing the second.[6] Korobov has not played for the Ukrainian national team although he has expressed interest in doing so.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "European Blitz Chess Championship 2013 Anton Korobov takes gold medal". Chessdom. 2013-12-13. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Crowther, Mark (2012-08-07). "The Week in Chess: Ukrainian Championship 2012". London Chess Centre. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Nakhchivan Open 2011, group A 22 April-01 May 2011, Nakhchivan". Chess-Results.com. 2011-05-01. Retrieved 1 May 2011. 
  4. ^ Crowther, Mark (2011-09-21). "The Week in Chess: FIDE World Cup Khanty-Mansiysk 2011". London Chess Center. Retrieved 26 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "Aeroflot Open – Mateusz Bartel comes out on top". ChessBase.com. 2012-02-16. Retrieved 18 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "Results and Pairings". Chessworldcup2013.com. Retrieved 2013-12-14. 
  7. ^ (part 4)

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