Darmen Sadvakasov

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Darmen Sadvakasov
Country Kazakhstan
Born (1979-04-28) 28 April 1979 (age 40)
FIDE rating2629 (May 2019) [inactive]
Peak rating2643 (October 2008)

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

Sadvakasov was awarded by FIDE the titles of International Master (IM) in 1995 and Grandmaster (GM) in 1998 as a result of his victory in the World Junior Championship. He tied for first at Bali 2000 and the 2003 Samba Cup. In 2004 he won the Politiken Cup in Copenhagen on tiebreak score over Leif Johannessen and Nick de Firmian.[1] 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.[2] Sadvakasov also won matches against Viktor Korchnoi in 2003 by the score 5–3[3] and former World Champion Anatoly Karpov in 2004 by the score 4.5–3.5.[4]


  1. ^ Crowther, Mark (2004-08-02). "TWIC 508: Politiken Cup 2004". The Week in Chess. Retrieved 2016-05-06.
  2. ^ Crowther, Mark (2007-10-01). "TWIC 673: Miami Chess Open". London Chess Center. Retrieved 21 May 2010.
  3. ^ Crowther, Mark (2003-01-20). "TWIC 428: Korchnoi vs. Sadvakasov Match". The Week in Chess. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  4. ^ Sadvakasov, Darmen (2004-11-21). "Karpov vs Sadvakasov in Astana". ChessBase. Retrieved 10 April 2016.

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