Igor Lysyj

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Igor Lysyj
Full name Игорь Лысый
Country  Russia
Born (1987-01-01) 1 January 1987 (age 30)
Sverdlovsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union[1]
Title Grandmaster (2007)
FIDE rating 2643 (May 2017)
Peak rating 2700 (January 2015)

Igor Lysyj (Russian: Игорь Лысый; born 1 January 1987) is a Russian chess grandmaster and the 2014 Russian champion.

Chess career[edit]

Lysyj was a member of the Russian team that placed fourth in the 2003 Under-16 Chess Olympiad in Denizli, Turkey.[2] He won the silver medal for his performance (6/8 score) on the reserve board.[3]

Lysyj won the Russian Junior Rapid Chess Championship in 2004.[4] In 2006 he tied for first with Roman Ovetchkin in the Zudov Memorial.[5] In 2007 he was awarded the grandmaster title and won the main event (Young Masters) of the Euro Chess Tournament in Hengelo, the Netherlands.[6]

In 2008 he finished equal first (second on tiebreak) at the 10th World University Chess Championship held in Novokuznetsk.[7]

In 2009, he finished equal first (second on countback) in the 13th Voronezh open tournament.[8] In January 2010, Lysyj tied for first with Eduardas Rozentalis, Pavel Ponkratov, Radosław Wojtaszek and Luke McShane in the 39th Rilton Cup in Stockholm, placing fifth on tiebreak.[9] He competed in the Chess World Cup 2011, where he knocked out Mikhail Kobalia and Alexander Ivanov in the first two rounds, then he was eliminated in round three by Leinier Dominguez Perez.

In 2012 he won the Moscow Open.[10][11] Lysyj took part in the Chess World Cup 2013, where he was eliminated by Levon Aronian in round two, after beating Andrei Istrăţescu in the first round.

In June 2014, he won the Russian Championship Higher League in Vladivostock,[12] thus qualifying for the Russian Championship Superfinal, that he won in December of the same year with a score of 5½/9.[13]

At the Chess World Cup 2015 Lysyj defeated Constantin Lupulescu in the first round and lost to Yu Yangyi in round two, thus exiting the competition.



  1. ^ GM title application FIDE
  2. ^ Bartelski, Wojciech. "3rd World Youth U16 Chess Olympiad: Denizli 2003". OlimpBase. Retrieved 29 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Best board results". OlimpBase. Retrieved 29 September 2015. 
  4. ^ History of Nizhny Tagil (Russian)
  5. ^ Crowther, Mark (10 July 2006). "TWIC 609: Zudov Memorial". The Week in Chess. Retrieved 29 September 2015. 
  6. ^ Crowther, Mark (13 August 2007). "TWIC 666: Euro Chess Tournament". The Week in Chess. Retrieved 29 September 2015. 
  7. ^ Crowther, Mark (17 March 2008). "TWIC 697: World University Chess Championship". The Week in Chess. Retrieved 29 September 2015. 
  8. ^ Crowther, Mark (22 June 2009). "TWIC 763: 13th Voronezh Open". The Week in Chess. Retrieved 29 September 2015. 
  9. ^ Crowther, Mark (11 January 2010). "TWIC 792: Rilton Cup 2009-10". The Week in Chess. Retrieved 29 September 2015. 
  10. ^ Doggers, Peter (6 February 2012). "Igor Lysyj wins 'Moscow Open'". ChessVibes. Retrieved 29 September 2015. 
  11. ^ "Moscow Open 2012 A: final standings". Chess-Results.com. 2012-02-05. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 
  12. ^ "Igor Lysyj and Olga Girya took the trophies in Vladivostok". Chessdom. Retrieved 29 September 2015. 
  13. ^ "Russian Super Finals - Lysyj and Gunina become 2014 Russian Champions". FIDE. Retrieved 29 September 2015. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Peter Svidler
Russian Chess Champion
Succeeded by
Evgeny Tomashevsky