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|Full name||Aleksandr Yevgen'yevich Baburin|
February 19, 1967 |
Gorky, Soviet Union
(modern Nizhny Novgorod, Russia)
|Title||International Master (1990)
|FIDE rating||2473 (March 2017) 2487|
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.
- Alexander Baburin rating card at FIDE
- Alexander Baburin player profile and games at Chessgames.com
- Baburin's page at Grandmaster Square
- Review of Baburin's book "Winning Pawn Structures"
- Chess Today
- Chess Ireland
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