Anton Korobov

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Anton Korobov
Anton Korobov 2013.jpg
Anton Korobov, Warsaw 2013
Born (1985-06-25) 25 June 1985 (age 33)
Mezhdurechensk, Kemerovo Oblast, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
TitleGrandmaster (2003)
FIDE rating2687 (February 2019)
Peak rating2723 (January 2014)

Anton Korobov (Ukrainian: Антон Коробов; born 25 June 1985)[1] is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster (2003), two-time Ukrainian champion and the 2013 European Blitz Chess Champion.[2]

He was voted the best male chess player of Ukraine of 2012.[3] Korobov graduated from University of Kharkiv.

Chess career[edit]

Korobov won the Ukrainian Chess Championship in 2002, 2012 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 board 2 performance at the 2013 World Team Chess Championship, contributing to team bronze. In 2014 he competed in the 41st Chess Olympiad held in Tromsø, scoring 4.5/7.

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 Poikovsky Karpov round-robin tournament on tiebreak over Victor Bologan, after they both finished on 6/9.[12] In August 2016, Korobov won the 17th Poikovsky Karpov round-robin tournament one more time, scoring 6/9.

In February 2018, he participated in the Aeroflot Open. He finished eighth out of ninety-two,[13] scoring 6/9 (+4–1=4).[14]


  1. ^ Anton Korobov: "I Am Inspired By Olympic Swimming, Mountains and Games by Portisch" Retrieved 16 October 2015
  2. ^ "European Blitz Chess Championship 2013 Anton Korobov takes gold medal". Chessdom. 13 December 2013. Retrieved 14 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Anton Korobov and Anna Ushenina Became the Best Chess Players of Ukraine in 2012". 26 March 2013. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  4. ^ Crowther, Mark (7 August 2012). "The Week in Chess: Ukrainian Championship 2012". London Chess Centre. Retrieved 30 August 2012.
  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. ^ "GM Anton Korobov wins 16th Poikovsky Karpov chess tournament". Chessdom. 7 October 2015. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  13. ^ Staff writer(s) (28 February 2018). "Aeroflot Open 2018 A". Chess Results.
  14. ^ Staff writer(s) (28 February 2018). "Aeroflot Open 2018 A: Korobov Anton". Chess Results.

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