Andrey Esipenko

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Andrey Esipenko
Andrey Esipenko 2017.jpg
Esipenko in 2017
Full nameAndrey Evgenyevich Esipenko
CountryRussia
Born22 March 2002 (2002-03-22) (age 17)
TitleGrandmaster (2018)
FIDE rating2611 (June 2019)
Peak rating2620 (May 2019)

Andrey Evgenyevich Esipenko (Russian: Андрей Евгеньевич Есипенко; born 22 March 2002) is a Russian chess grandmaster. He won the European U10 Chess Championship in 2012, and both the European U16 and World U16 Chess Championship in 2017.

Chess career[edit]

Born in 2002, Esipenko became European U10 Chess Champion in 2012. He earned his FIDE master title in 2013. He secured all of his grandmaster norms by late 2017 and was awarded the title by FIDE in April 2018.[1]

From 30 May to 10 June 2017, he took part in the 2017 European Individual Chess Championship. He scored 6½/11 (+4–2=5).[2] His performance rating was 2618.[3] He won both the European U16 and World U16 Chess Championship in 2017.

He competed in the 2017 World Rapid Chess Championship in December, scoring 7½/15 for a performance rating of 2622.[4] During the tournament he played a queen sacrifice against Sergey Karjakin, which Leonard Barden said may be "the move of the year".[5] He scored 11½/21 in the World Blitz Chess Championship, placing 41st out of 138.[6]

In February 2018, Esipenko participated in the Aeroflot Open. He finished fifty-seventh out of ninety-two,[7] scoring 4/9 (+1–2=6).[8] In March 2018, he competed in the European Individual Chess Championship. He placed forty-eighth,[9] scoring 7/11 (+4–1=6).[10]

Esipenko competed in the Tata Steel Challengers in January 2019, placing second with 8½/13 (+5–1=7).[11] In March, he participated in the European Individual Chess Championship. He placed 16th with 7½/11 (+6–2=3) and qualified for the Chess World Cup 2019.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff writer(s) (2018). "1st quarter Presidential Board Meeting 2018". FIDE.
  2. ^ Staff writer(s) (19 July 2017). "European Individual Chess Championship 2017 - Final Ranking after 11 Rounds". Chess Results.
  3. ^ Staff writer(s) (19 July 2017). "European Individual Chess Championship 2017 - Player info". Chess Results.
  4. ^ Staff writer(s) (28 December 2017). "FINAL Standings Rapid OPEN". FIDE.
  5. ^ Barden, Leonard (29 December 2017). "Veteran Vishy Anand secures surprise title at world rapids in Riyadh". The Guardian.
  6. ^ Staff writer(s) (30 December 2017). "FINAL Standings Blitz OPEN". FIDE.
  7. ^ Staff writer(s) (28 February 2018). "Aeroflot Open 2018 A". Chess Results.
  8. ^ Staff writer(s) (28 February 2018). "Aeroflot Open 2018 A: Esipenko Andrey". Chess Results.
  9. ^ Staff writer(s) (28 March 2018). "European Individual Chess Championship 2018". Chess Results.
  10. ^ Staff writer(s) (28 March 2018). "European Individual Chess Championship 2018: Esipenko Andrey". Chess Results.
  11. ^ McGourty, Colin (28 January 2019). "Tata Steel 2019, 13: Carlsen's Magnificent Seven". Chess24.
  12. ^ European Individual Chess Championship 2019: Esipenko Andrey chess-results

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