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|Full name||Дмитрий Олегович Яковенко|
29 June 1983 |
Omsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|FIDE rating||2759 (November 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 was a member of the gold medal-winning Russian team at the 2009 World Team Chess Championship and at the European Team Chess Championships of 2007 and 2015.
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 place in the Russian Championship Superfinal 2006 but lost the playoff against Evgeny Alekseev, got second place at Pamplona 2006/2007, Corus B Group 2007, and Aeroflot Open.
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.
Notable chess games
- 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
- "Evgeny Alekseev, 21, wins Russian Superfinal". ChessBase. 2006-12-16. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
- Silver, Albert (2014-05-13). "XV Karpov-Poikovsky starts with firebrand lineup". ChessBase. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
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