Alexander Baburin

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Alexander Baburin
Full nameAleksandr Yevgen'yevich Baburin
Born (1967-02-19) February 19, 1967 (age 52)
Gorky, Soviet Union
(modern Nizhny Novgorod, Russia)
TitleInternational Master (1990)
Grandmaster (1996)
FIDE rating2418 (February 2020)
Peak rating2598

Alexander Evgenyevich Baburin (Russian: Александр Евгеньевич Бабурин, Aleksandr Yevgen'yevich Baburin; born 19 February 1967) is a Russian-Irish grandmaster of chess. Born in Gorky, since 1993 he has lived in Dublin, Ireland and is editor-in-chief of the e-mail distributed chess newspaper Chess Today.

Baburin became Irish champion in 2008, the first year in which he entered the competition. He cited past comments from fellow Irish players as the reason he had not entered previously. His participation in the Irish Olympiad team has generated some controversy, being non-native Irish. Baburin is known for giving talks about chess at many venues throughout Ireland. Baburin is currently Ireland's only chess grandmaster. Baburin is on the Irish chess team, the highest-ranked member. One of Baburin's most famous victories is against Veselin Topalov in a four on one simultaneous exhibition.

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