Alexander Areshchenko

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Alexander Areshchenko
Olexander Areshchenko 1 Ukr Ch 2014.jpg
Areshchenko at the Ukrainian championship 2014
Born (1986-06-15) June 15, 1986 (age 33)
Luhansk, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
TitleGrandmaster (2002)
FIDE rating2678 (January 2020)
Peak Elo rating2720 (November 2013)

Alexander Areshchenko (Ukrainian: Олександр Арещенко, Oleksandr Areshenko; born June 15, 1986) is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster and Ukrainian champion in 2005.[1] He has competed in the FIDE World Cup in 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2015.


In 2000, Areshchenko won the U-14 division of the World Youth Chess Championships that took place in Oropesa del Mar, Spain, ahead of future Super Grandmaster Wang Yue. In 2007 he tied for 2nd–4th with Hikaru Nakamura and Emil Sutovsky in the 5th GibTelecom Chess Festival.[2]

In 2009 he tied for 1st–4th with Humpy Koneru, Evgenij Miroshnichenko and Magesh Panchanathan in the Mumbai Mayor Cup, which he won on a tiebreak.[3] In the same year, he tied for first with Boris Avrukh in the Zurich Jubilee Open tournament and again won the event on a tiebreak.[4]

In 2011, Areshchenko tied for 1st–5th with Yuriy Kuzubov, Parimarjan Negi, Markus Ragger and Ni Hua in the 9th Parsvnath Open Tournament.[5] The following year, he won the Chigorin Memorial[6] and the Botvinnik Memorial tournaments,[7] both held in Saint Petersburg, Russia. In 2015, he tied for 1st-5th places with Nils Grandelius, Martyn Kravtsiv, Baadur Jobava and Richárd Rapport in the Masters tournament of the 22nd Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival.[8][9] In 2016, he won the 20th Open International Bavarian Championship in Bad Wiessee, Germany.[10]

Playing for team Ukraine Areshchenko has won the team bronze medal at the World Team Chess Championship in 2011 and 2013, and an individual silver medal in the European Team Chess Championship in 2007.

Sample game[edit]

1.e4 c5 2.Ne2 d6 3.g3 Nf6 4.Bg2 e5 5.c3 Be7 6.d4 cxd4 7.cxd4 O-O 8.Nbc3 a6 9.O-O b5 10.a3 Bb7 11.Be3 Nbd7 12.h3 Re8 13.g4 Nb6 14.b3 Rc8 15.Rc1 Nfd7 16.Qd2 d5 17.Nxd5 Nxd5 18.Rxc8 Qxc8 19.exd5 e4 20.Nc3 Bxa3 21.Nxe4 Qa8 22.Nc5 Bxd5 23.Bxd5 Qxd5 24.Nxd7 Qxd7 25.b4 a5 26.bxa5 Qd5 27.Qd3 b4 28.a6 h5 29.Bf4 hxg4 30.hxg4 Ra8 31.Re1 Bb2 32.Re4 b3 33.Qf3 Bxd4 34.Bc1 Qc6 35.Ba3 b2 36.Bxb2 Bxb2 37.Qe2 Bf6 38.a7 g5 39.Qe3 Kg7 40.Rb4 Qd7 0-1


  1. ^ Boytsun, Olena (2005-09-05). "Areshchenko wins the Ukraine Championship". ChessBase. Retrieved 10 May 2010.
  2. ^ "Akopian wins GibTel Masters in Gibraltar". ChessBase. 2007-02-04. Retrieved 13 May 2010.
  3. ^ Zaveri, Praful (2009-05-15). "Areshchenko triumphs in Mayor's Cup – Jai Ho Mumbai!!". ChessBase. Retrieved 10 May 2010.
  4. ^ "Areshchenko wins Zurich Jubilee on tiebreak". ChessVibes. 2009-08-16. Archived from the original on 20 August 2009. Retrieved 10 May 2010.
  5. ^ "9th Parsvnath International Open Chess Tournament". Chessdom. Retrieved 17 January 2011.
  6. ^ Doggers, Peter (2012-11-05). "Areshchenko wins strong Chigorin Memorial on tie-break". ChessVibes. Retrieved 2017-06-16.
  7. ^ "Alexander Areshchenko wins Botvinnik Memorial 2012". Chessdom. 2012-09-02. Retrieved 2017-06-16.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Nils Grandelius wins Abu Dhabi Masters Chess Championship (Video)". Chessdom. Retrieved 2017-06-16.
  9. ^ Shah, Sagar (2015-09-03). "Grandelius wins Abu Dhabi Masters 2015". Chess News. ChessBase. Retrieved 2017-06-16.
  10. ^ Fischer, Johannes (2016-11-08). "Alexander Areshchenko wins strong open in Bad Wiessee". Chess News. ChessBase. Retrieved 2017-06-16.

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