Dmitry Jakovenko

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Dmitry Jakovenko
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Full name Дмитрий Олегович Яковенко
Country  Russia
Born (1983-06-29) June 29, 1983 (age 31)
Omsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Title Grandmaster
FIDE rating 2732 (December 2014)
(No. 15 in the July 2014 FIDE World Rankings)
Peak rating 2760 (July 2009)

Dmitry Olegovich Jakovenko (born 29 June 1983) is a Russian chess grandmaster. On the May 2013 FIDE Elo rating list, Jakovenko has a rating of 2747, making him the 15th highest rated player in the world.

He learned chess from his father at age 3, and was later coached by former Garry Kasparov trainer Alexander Nikitin. In 2001 he won the U18 World Championship and the Saint-Vincent Open, and in 2004 he decided to become a professional chess player. Recently he has achieved a lot of successes: he shared first in the Russian Championship 2006 (he lost the playoff against Evgeny Alekseev), got second place at Pamplona 2006/2007, Corus B Group 2007, and Aeroflot Open, and won first place at Poikovsky. In 2012, in Plovdiv, he won the European Individual Chess Championship with 8½/11.

In the July 2009 FIDE ratings Jakovenko became the fifth highest rated chess player in the world and overtook Vladimir Kramnik as the number one Russian chess player. Kramnik regained the position in September that year.

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