Anton Korobov

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Anton Korobov
Anton Korobov 2013.jpg
Anton Korobov, Warsaw 2013
Born (1985-06-25) 25 June 1985 (age 34)
Mezhdurechensk, Kemerovo Oblast,[1] Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
TitleGrandmaster (2003)
FIDE rating2685 (January 2020)
Peak Elo rating2723 (January 2014)

Anton Korobov (Ukrainian: Антон Коробов; born 25 June 1985) is a Ukrainian chess player. He was awarded the title Grandmaster by FIDE in 2003. Korobov is a three-time Ukrainian champion. He was voted the best male chess player of Ukraine of 2012.[2]

Chess career[edit]

Korobov won the Ukrainian Chess Championship in 2002, 2012[3] and 2018,[4] and finished second behind Andrei Volokitin in 2004.

He won the Masters tournament of the Abu Dhabi Chess Festival in 2010.[5] In 2011, he came first in the Nakhchivan Open.[6] He competed in the Chess World Cup 2011, where was eliminated in the second round by Nikita Vitiugov.[7] In February 2012, he tied for 1st–3rd with Mateusz Bartel and Pavel Eljanov in the 11th Aeroflot Open.[8] Korobov took clear third place in the Ukrainian Championship of 2013, behind Yuriy Kryvoruchko and Ruslan Ponomariov respectively.

In the World Cup 2013 in Tromsø, Norway he eliminated Vasif Durarbayli, Baadur Jobava, Daniil Dubov and Hikaru Nakamura, but in the fifth round he was knocked out by former World Chess Champion Vladimir Kramnik, after losing the first game and drawing the second.[9]

He served as Anna Ushenina's second during the Women's World Chess Championship 2012[10] and during her match with Hou Yifan in the Women's World Chess Championship 2013, alongside Alexander Khalifman.[11]

Korobov won the individual gold medal for his performance on board 2 at the 2013 World Team Chess Championship, contributing to the team bronze. Also in 2013 he won the European Blitz Chess Championship.[12]

In 2014 he competed in the 41st Chess Olympiad held in Tromsø, scoring 4½7 points. In September 2015 he took part in the Chess World Cup 2015, where he was eliminated in the second round by Dmitry Andreikin, after knocking out Dragan Šolak in round one. In the following month, Korobov won the 16th Karpov International Tournament, a round-robin tournament, in Poikovsky, Russia on tiebreak over Victor Bologan, after they both finished on 6/9 points.[13] In August 2016, Korobov won the Karpov Tournament in Pokovsky one more time, scoring 6/9.[14][15] The next month, he played on the silver medal-winning Ukrainian team at the 42nd Chess Olympiad in Baku. In 2018, he won an individual gold medal at the 43rd Chess Olympiad as the best player on the reserve board.[16]

Personal life[edit]

Korobov graduated from the University of Kharkiv.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Anton Korobov: "I Am Inspired By Olympic Swimming, Mountains and Games by Portisch" Retrieved 16 October 2015
  2. ^ "Anton Korobov and Anna Ushenina Became the Best Chess Players of Ukraine in 2012". 26 March 2013. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  3. ^ Crowther, Mark (7 August 2012). "The Week in Chess: Ukrainian Championship 2012". London Chess Centre. Retrieved 30 August 2012.
  4. ^ Golubev, Mikhail (24 December 2018). "Korobov and Buksa are the 2018 Ukrainian champions". Chess News. ChessBase. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Formula One: the Abu Dhabi Chess Festival". ChessBase. 7 September 2010. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
  6. ^ "Nakhchivan Open 2011, group A 22 April-01 May 2011, Nakhchivan". 1 May 2011. Retrieved 1 May 2011.
  7. ^ Crowther, Mark (21 September 2011). "The Week in Chess: FIDE World Cup Khanty-Mansiysk 2011". London Chess Center. Retrieved 26 November 2011.
  8. ^ "Aeroflot Open – Mateusz Bartel comes out on top". 16 February 2012. Retrieved 18 February 2012.
  9. ^ "Results and Pairings". Archived from the original on 21 December 2013. Retrieved 14 December 2013.
  10. ^ "WWCC: Anna Ushenina Told Who is Helping Her From Kharkov". 25 November 2012. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  11. ^ Schipkov, Boris. "Women's World Chess Championship 2013 Match". Chess Siberia. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  12. ^ "European Blitz Chess Championship 2013 Anton Korobov takes gold medal". Chessdom. 13 December 2013. Retrieved 14 December 2013.
  13. ^ "GM Anton Korobov wins 16th Poikovsky Karpov chess tournament". Chessdom. 7 October 2015. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  14. ^ "17th Karpov Poikovsky 2016". The Week in Chess. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  15. ^ Silver, Albert (2 August 2016). "Korobov brilliant at Poikovsky". Chess News. ChessBase. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  16. ^ Shah, Sagar (8 October 2018). "The closing ceremony that rocked Batumi". Chess News. ChessBase. Retrieved 18 April 2019.

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