Alexei Barsov

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Alexei Barsov
Country  Soviet Union
Born (1966-04-03) 3 April 1966 (age 50)
Samarkand, Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic, USSR
Title Grandmaster
FIDE rating 2441 (March 2017)
Peak rating 2550 (April 2002)

Alexei Barsov (born 3 April 1966) is an Uzbekistani chess Grandmaster.

Chess career[edit]

Barsov, lawyer by education, has been a professional chess player since the early 1990s, and is one of the premier players in Uzbekistan. For some years he was the coach of the former FIDE world champion Rustam Kasimdzhanov.

He won the Zeeland Open in Vlissingen in 1995.[1] Barsov's victories in Oxford (1998) and York (1999, together with Tiger Hillarp Persson and Julian Hodgson) rate among his most prominent successes in international chess tournaments. In 2001 he won the Hastings International Chess Congress together with Harikrishna and Sasikiran. Barsov competed in the FIDE World Chess Championship 2004, losing in the first round to Alexander Beliavsky. He won a tournament in Saint-Quentin 2004, and Casablanca 2005. Barsov won the Uzbekistani Chess Championship in 2006 and 2010. In 2011, he came first in the 4th Beirut Open tournament.[2] In the following year, Barsov tied for first place with Semetey Tologontegin at the 2nd Central Asia Chess Cup in Bishkek[3] winning the tournament on tiebreak score.[4]

Barsov represented Uzbekistan at the Chess Olympiads in Istanbul 2000, Calvià 2004, Turin 2006, Dresden 2008 and Khanty-Mansiysk 2010.[5] He has played for several European chess clubs, including the ones competing in the German Chess Bundesliga.

Notable games[edit]


  1. ^ Winners. HZ Toernooi.
  2. ^ "Beirut 4th International Open Chess Championship 2011". 2011-05-22. Retrieved 24 May 2011. 
  3. ^ 2st (sic) Central Asia Chess Cup Original Tournament Report FIDE. Retrieved 8 December 2015
  4. ^ "Сборная Кыргызстана заняла 2 командное место на Кубке Центральной Азии по шахматам на Иссык-Куле" (in Russian). Sport AKIpress. 2012-06-21. Retrieved 13 February 2016. 
  5. ^ Bartelski, Wojciech. "Men's Chess Olympiads: Alexei Barsov". OlimpBase. Retrieved 2009-07-08. 

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