Boris Grachev

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Boris Grachev
Full name Boris Pavlovich Grachev
Country  Russia
Born (1986-03-27) 27 March 1986 (age 30)
Title Grandmaster
FIDE rating 2658 (March 2017)
Peak rating 2705 (March 2012)
This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Pavlovich and the family name is Grachev.

Boris Pavlovich Grachev (Russian: Борис Павлович Грачёв; born 27 March 1986)[1] is a Russian chess grandmaster.

He competed in the FIDE World Cup in 2009, 2011 and 2015.

Chess career[edit]

In 1995, Grachev won the Under-10 section of the World Youth Chess Festival in São Lourenço, Brazil.

He won the Russian Junior Championship in 2006.[2] In the same year he tied for first place with Alexander Lastin at the Moscow Open, finishing second on tiebreak.[3]

In March 2009, he tied for first place at the European Individual Chess Championship with a score of 8/11 points. In June of that year Grachev won the first Lublin Grandmaster Tournament[4] and in the following month, the Master Open tournament of the Biel Chess Festival.[5]

In 2010, he tied for 3rd–6th with Alexander Motylev, Zhou Jianchao and Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son in the Aeroflot Open.[6]

Grachev won the Young GM round-robin tournament of the 2011 Moscow Open.[7]

In December 2011, he shared the first place with Igor Kurnosov at the 35th Zurich Christmas Open,[8] and in January 2012, Grachev won the Basel Chess Festival.[9] Thanks to this latter two achievements he crossed the 2700 Elo rating mark in the March 2012 FIDE rating list.

In January 2013, Grachev won again in Basel with 5.5/7, edging out on tiebreak Levente Vajda, Robin van Kampen and Andrei Istratescu.[10]

In 2014, he shared 4th-5th places in the Russian Championship Higher League and as a result qualified to play in the Superfinal of the Russian Chess Championship.[11] In this event he scored 4/9.[12]

In 2016, Grachev won both the Moscow Blitz Championship (on tiebreak from Alexander Morozevich)[13] and the Moscow Rapid Championship.[14]

Notable games[edit]


  1. ^ FIDE: GM title application
  2. ^ Crowther, Mark (2006-03-13). "TWIC 592: Russian Under-20 Championships". The Week in Chess. Retrieved 2015-08-18. 
  3. ^ Crowther, Mark (2006-02-13). "TWIC 588: Moscow Open". The Week in Chess. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "Boris Grachev Wins at the 1st Lublin International Chess Tournament". Chessdom. 2009-06-07. Retrieved 18 May 2010. 
  5. ^ Crowther, Mark (2009-08-03). "Biel Chess Festival". The Week in Chess 769. Retrieved 2015-08-18. 
  6. ^ "Aeroflot Open – Le Quang Liem victorious". ChessBase. 2010-02-18. Retrieved 18 May 2010. 
  7. ^ "Moscow Open: Untitled Belous tops them all". ChessBase. 2011-02-09. Retrieved 4 October 2015. 
  8. ^ "Zurich Christmas Open". Chessdom. 2012-01-02. Retrieved 2015-08-18. 
  9. ^ Regez, Markus (2012-01-09). "GM Boris Grachev gewinnt Hilton Open Basel". (in German). Retrieved 2015-08-18. 
  10. ^ "Chess Festival in Basel – Grachev wins on tiebreak". ChessBase. 2013-01-06. Retrieved 2015-08-18. 
  11. ^ Silver, Albert (2014-06-14). "Russian Higher League: Lysyj and Girya win". ChessBase. Retrieved 2015-08-18. 
  12. ^ Crowther, Mark (2014-12-01). "Russian Championship Superfinal 2014". The Week in Chess. Retrieved 2015-08-18. 
  13. ^ "Boris Grachev Wins Moscow Blitz Championship". Russian Chess Federation. 2016-09-05. Retrieved 2016-11-01. 
  14. ^ "Boris Grachev Wins Moscow Rapid Championship". Russian Chess Federation. 2016-09-18. Retrieved 2016-11-01. 

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