Dmitry Jakovenko

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Dmitry Jakovenko
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Full name Дмитрий Олегович Яковенко
Country  Russia
Born (1983-06-29) June 29, 1983 (age 32)
Omsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Title Grandmaster
FIDE rating 2759 (October 2015)
Peak rating 2760 (January 2009)
Peak ranking No. 5 (July 2009)

Dmitry Olegovich Jakovenko (Russian: Дмитрий Олегович Яковенко; born 29 June 1983) is a Russian chess grandmaster.

He learned chess from his father at age 3, and was later coached by former Garry Kasparov's trainer Alexander Nikitin. In 2001 he won the World Under-18 Championship and the Saint-Vincent Open, and in 2004 he decided to become a professional chess player. He shared first in the Russian Championship 2006 (he lost the playoff against Evgeny Alekseev), got second place at Pamplona 2006/2007, Corus B Group 2007, and Aeroflot Open. In 2012, he won the European Individual Chess Championship in Plovdiv with a score of 8½/11 points.

In the July 2009 FIDE World Rankings Jakovenko became the fifth highest rated chess player in the world and overtook Vladimir Kramnik as the number one Russian chess player. Kramnik regained the position in September that year.

He won the Karpov Poikovsky Tournament in 2007 and 2012.[1]

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  1. ^ Silver, Albert (2014-05-13). "XV Karpov-Poikovsky starts with firebrand lineup". ChessBase. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 

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