Daniil Dubov, Tata Steel chess tournament 2013
|Full name||Daniil Dmitrievich Dubov|
|Born||18 April 1996|
|FIDE rating||2703 (January 2019)|
|Peak rating||2709 (September 2018)|
Daniil Dmitrievich Dubov (Russian: Даниил Дмитриевич Дубов; born 18 April 1996 in Moscow) is a Russian chess grandmaster. He achieved his final norm for the Grandmaster title at the age of 14 years, 11 months, 14 days in 2011.. He is the current world rapid champion, winning the World Rapid Chess Championship held in Saint Petersburg from 26 to 28 December 2018.
Dubov won two medals at the European Youth Chess Championships: a bronze in 2006, in the U-10 division, and a silver in 2008, in the U-12. He won the Russian U16 rapid and blitz championships of 2009.
In 2009 he won the Young Stars of the World - Vanya Somov Memorial in Kirishi. In the same year he played for the Russian team that won the gold medal in the World Youth Under-16 Chess Olympiad. Dubov also won the individual bronze medal on board two. In 2011 he played again in this event and won the team gold and the individual bronze on board one. Dubov won the Moscow Rapid Chess Championship of 2011.
In 2012, Dubov shared first place with Dmitry Andreikin and Nikita Vitiugov in the Russian Championship Higher League and qualified for the Superfinal of the Russian championship. In the latter he scored 4/9 points.
In January 2013, Dubov took part in the Tata Steel B tournament in Wijk aan Zee, where he scored 7½/13 points (+4=7-2) finishing fifth out of fourteen participants. At the Chess World Cup 2013 he reached the third round and was eliminated by Anton Korobov, after knocking out Sergey Fedorchuk and former FIDE World Champion Ruslan Ponomariov. In December 2013, he played a friendly six-game match with Alexei Shirov called "Battle of Generations", which was won by the latter.
In April 2015, he tied for first with Ian Nepomniachtchi in the Aeroflot Open, placing second on tiebreak. Dubov won the bronze medal at the World Blitz Chess Championship 2016 in Doha. He won the Russian Higher League in July 2017 in Sochi, edging out Sanan Sjugirov on tiebreak. In the Russian Superfinal, which took place in St. Petersburg in December, Dubov shared 3rd-4th places with Vladimir Fedoseev, taking the bronze medal on tiebreak.
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