Alexander Goldin

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Alexander Goldin
CountrySoviet Union
United States[1]
Born (1964-02-27) 27 February 1964 (age 55)
TitleGrandmaster (1989)
FIDE rating2542 (October 2019)
Peak rating2630 (January 2002)

Alexander Goldin (born 27 February 1964) is an American chess grandmaster of Russian origin.

Goldin had success from a young age. In 1981 he won the USSR Under-18 Championship.[2] He was a joint winner of the Soviet Championship semifinal at Sevastopol in 1986 (a qualifier for the 1987 First League Final). Other tournament successes include winning the Philadelphia's World Open in 1998 and 2001. In 2003 Goldin won the American Continental Chess Championship in Buenos Aires edging out on tiebreak score Giovanni Vescovi, after both players scored 8.5/11.[3][4]

In team chess, he played board three for the US team at the 2004 Chess Olympiad in Calvià and registered a 65% score.[5]


  1. ^ Alexander Goldin FIDE rating history, 1972-2001 at
  2. ^ "Chess Grandmaster Alexander Goldin - How to be a Grandmaster (#9) - Queen's Indian (Interview) | Chess Blog of iChess.NET". Chess Videos, Chess DVDs, Chess Software and more. 2011-08-24. Retrieved 2017-11-28.
  3. ^ Crowther, Mark (2003-09-01). "TWIC 460: Panamerican Continental Championships". The Week in Chess. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  4. ^ Vescovi, Giovanni. "Alexander Goldin Continental American Champion". New In Chess (2003/7): 58. Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2016-01-10.
  5. ^ Men's Chess Olympiads: Alexander Goldin OlimpBase

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