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 ]
Notable chess games [ edit ]
Evgeny Najer vs Dmitry Jakovenko, Russian Championship Superfinal 2006, Nimzo-Indian Defense: Romanishin Variation, English Hybrid (E20), 0-1
Dmitry Jakovenko vs Emil Sutovsky, 8th Poikovsky Karpov Tournament 2007, Spanish Game: Open Variations, Main Lines (C80), 1-0
Vugar Gashimov vs Dmitry Jakovenko, Elista Grand Prix 2008, Caro-Kann Defense: Classical Variation, Main lines (B18), ½-½
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