Alexander Graf

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Alexander Graf
Alexander Graf.jpg
Country Uzbekistan
Born (1962-08-25) August 25, 1962 (age 55)
Tashkent, Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic, USSR
Title Grandmaster
FIDE rating 2585 (February 2018)
Peak rating 2661 (July 2004)

Alexander Graf ( Nenashev, 25 August 1962) is an Uzbekistani-German chess grandmaster. He was Uzbekistani Chess Champion in 1989 and German Chess Champion in 2004.

Chess career[edit]

He won the Uzbekistani Chess Championship in 1989. Nenashev played for the silver medal-winning Uzbek team at the 1992 Chess Olympiad in Manila; he also won the individual gold medal on board three. In 1996 Nenashev won the Cappelle-la-Grande Open. In 2000 he took German citizenship.[1] In the same year he won the 2nd Dubai Open[2] and the 4th Offene Internationale Bayerische Schach Meisterschaft ("Open International Bavarian Chess Championship") in Bad Wiessee.[1] In 2001 he took his father's surname "Graf" and started to represent Germany.[3] Graf won the bronze medal in the 2003 European Individual Chess Championship. In 2004 he won the German Chess Championship. Graf won at Bad Wiessee for the second time in his career in 2011.[4]


  1. ^ a b Crowther, Mark (2000-11-13). "TWIC 314: 4th OIBM in Bad Wiessee". The Week in Chess. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  2. ^ Crowther, Mark (2000-05-29). "TWIC 290: Dubai Open". The Week in Chess. Retrieved 9 October 2015. 
  3. ^ Crowther, Mark (2001-04-09). "TWIC 335: April FIDE List". The Week in Chess. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  4. ^ "Graf gewinnt in Bad Wiessee" (in German). ChessBase. 2011-11-07. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 

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