Darmen Sadvakasov

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Darmen Sadvakasov
Born (1979-04-28) 28 April 1979 (age 41)
TitleGrandmaster (1998)
FIDE rating2629 (August 2020) [inactive]
Peak rating2643 (October 2008)

Darmen Sadvakasov (born 28 April 1979) is a Kazakhstani chess player. He is a five-time national champion (2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007) and a former world junior champion.

Sadvakasov was awarded the title of International Master (IM) by FIDE in 1995. In 1998 he won the World Junior Championship and as a result he was granted the title of Grandmaster (GM). The victory also qualified him for the FIDE World Chess Championship 1999.[1] In this event he lost in the first round to Peng Xiaomin by ½-1½, thus exiting the tournament. He tied for first at Bali 2000 and the 2003 Samba Cup. In 2004 he competed in the FIDE World Championship in Tripoli. The next month he won the Politiken Cup in Copenhagen on tiebreak score over Leif Johannessen and Nick de Firmian.[2] The following year Sadvakasov took part in the inaugural FIDE World Cup. In 2007 he tied for 1st–8th with Hikaru Nakamura, Alexander Shabalov, Varuzhan Akobian, Zviad Izoria, Victor Mikhalevski, Magesh Chandran Panchanathan and Justin Sarkar in the Miami Open.[3] Sadvakasov also won matches against Viktor Korchnoi in 2003 by the score 5–3[4] and former World Champion Anatoly Karpov in 2004 by the score 4½–3½.[5]


  1. ^ "(C18) 1998-1999 Zonal Cycle Qualifiers : World Chess Championship". www.mark-weeks.com. Retrieved 2019-06-10.
  2. ^ Crowther, Mark (2004-08-02). "TWIC 508: Politiken Cup 2004". The Week in Chess. Retrieved 2016-05-06.
  3. ^ Crowther, Mark (2007-10-01). "TWIC 673: Miami Chess Open". London Chess Center. Retrieved 21 May 2010.
  4. ^ Crowther, Mark (2003-01-20). "TWIC 428: Korchnoi vs. Sadvakasov Match". The Week in Chess. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  5. ^ Sadvakasov, Darmen (2004-11-21). "Karpov vs Sadvakasov in Astana". ChessBase. Retrieved 10 April 2016.

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