Konstantin Sakaev

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Konstantin Sakaev
Country  Soviet Union
Born (1974-04-13) April 13, 1974 (age 42)
Title Grandmaster (1993)
FIDE rating 2594 (October 2016)
Peak rating 2677 (January 2005)

Konstantin Sakaev (Russian: Константин Сакаев; born 13 April 1974 in Leningrad) is a Russian chess Grandmaster (1993), chess author and Russian champion in 1999. Sakaev is on the staff of the Grandmaster Chess School in St. Petersburg and has assisted Vladimir Kramnik and Nana Ioseliani while preparing for World Championship Candidates' Matches.[1]

He was born in a Tatar family.

Notable results[edit]


  • Sakaev, Konstantin (2004). How to Get the Edge Against the Gruenfeld. Chess Stars. ISBN 978-9548782357. 
  • Sakaev, Konstantin; Semkov, Semko (2005). Latest Trends in the Semi-Slav: Anti-Meran. Chess Stars. ISBN 978-9548782425. 
  • Sakaev, Konstantin (2006). An Expert's Guide to the 7.Bc4 Gruenfeld. Chess Stars. ISBN 978-9548782487. 
  • Sakaev, Konstantin; Semkov, Semko (2008). The Queen's Gambit Accepted (3rd ed.). Chess Stars. ISBN 9548782332. 
  • Sakaev, Konstantin (2011). The Petroff: an Expert Repertoire for Black. Chess Stars. ISBN 978-954-8782-84-5. 
  • Sakaev, Konstantin (2012). Complete Slav I. Chess Evolution. ISBN 978-83-934656-3-7. 
  • Sakaev, Konstantin (2013). Complete Slav II. Chess Evolution. ISBN 978-83-937009-2-9. 

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Alexander Morozevich
Russian Chess Champion
Succeeded by
Sergey Volkov


  1. ^ a b c GMchess
  2. ^ a b "Lessons Learned", Chessville, February 2004[dead link]
  3. ^ 2005 FIDE World Cup Results at Mark Weeks' World Chess Championship Index

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