Pavel Eljanov

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Pavel Eljanov
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Full name Павло Володимирович Ельянов
Country Ukraine
Born (1983-05-10) 10 May 1983 (age 32)
Kharkiv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Title Grandmaster
FIDE rating 2718 (February 2016)
Peak rating 2763 (December 2015)
Peak ranking No. 6 (September 2010)

Pavel Eljanov (Ukrainian: Павло Володимирович Ельянов, Pavlo Volodymyrovych Eljanov; born 10 May 1983) is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster. He has won two team gold medals and one individual silver medal at the Chess Olympiads.[1]

He was one of Boris Gelfand's seconds in the World Chess Championship 2007,[2] in the Candidates Matches 2011[3] and in the World Chess Championship 2012.[4] Eljanov was one of Magnus Carlsen's seconds in the World Chess Championship 2013.[5]

Career[edit]

In 1999, he was a member of the Ukrainian national youth team, which won the Under-16 Chess Olympiad in Artek, Ukraine.[6]

Eljanov won the 2007 Corus B tournament in Wijk aan Zee, the Netherlands with a score of 9/13.[7] This result enabled him to qualify for the category 20 tournament Corus A 2008. In the latter he scored 5/13.[8]

He won the 2009 Bosna Chess Tournament, a six-player double round-robin tournament in Sarajevo, with a score of 7/10.[9]

In May 2010, he won the Astrakhan stage of FIDE Grand Prix 2008–2010 scoring 8/13.[10] In August 2010, he won the Politiken Cup in Copenhagen.[11]

In the September 2010 FIDE World Rankings Eljanov had a rating of 2761, making him number 1 in Ukraine and number 6 in the world.

In February 2012, he tied for 1st–3rd with Mateusz Bartel and Anton Korobov in the 11th Aeroflot Open.[12]

In February 2013, Eljanov took clear first place in the strong Reykjavik Open. Later that year, in September, he won the 14th Karpov Poikovsky International Tournament, a category 18 round-robin, scoring 6/9.[13][14] In the following month he won another strong open tournament, the Chigorin Memorial.

In April 2014, he won the B tournament of the Gashimov Memorial in Şəmkir, Azerbaijan.

Personal life[edit]

His father was International Master Vladimir Eljanov.[15] In April 2009 Eljanov married WIM Olena Dvoretska.[16] He has a daughter born in 2011.[17]

Eljanov graduated from the National University “Yaroslav the Wise Law Academy of Ukraine”.[18]

Chess World Cup results[edit]

Year 2005 2007 2009 2011 2013 2015
Chess World Cup 2R 1R 3R 1R 3R SF

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bartelski, Wojciech. "Men's Chess Olympiads: Pavel Eljanov". OlimpBase. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Boris Gelfand: 'There are not enough places for everyone'". ChessBase. 31 October 2007. Retrieved 24 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Eljanov Pavel". Chess Network Company. Retrieved 24 September 2015. 
  4. ^ Doggers, Peter (6 June 2012). "Boris Gelfand: "I was by no means inferior in this match" (interview, part 1 of 2)". ChessVibes. Retrieved 24 September 2015. 
  5. ^ Crowther, Mark (2014-11-25). "World Chess Championship closing ceremony: Putin speaks and Carlsen receives his prizes". The Week in Chess. Retrieved 24 November 2015. 
  6. ^ 5th World Youth U16 Chess Olympiad: Artek 1999 OlimpBase
  7. ^ "Standings of grandmaster group B 2007". Tata Steel Chess. Retrieved 12 September 2015. 
  8. ^ "Standings of grandmaster group A 2008". Tata Steel Chess. Retrieved 12 September 2015. 
  9. ^ "Bosna Chess Tournament 2009". Chessdom. 2009-05-20. Retrieved 12 September 2015. 
  10. ^ "Eljanov Wins Astrakhan Grand Prix". Chess.com. Retrieved 27 May 2010. 
  11. ^ "Politiken Cup 2010: Eljanov reels it in". ChessBase. 10 August 2010. Retrieved 11 September 2015. 
  12. ^ "Aeroflot Open – Mateusz Bartel comes out on top". ChessBase.com. 2012-02-16. Retrieved 18 February 2012. 
  13. ^ "Poikovsky Final: Eljanov at the top". ChessBase. 6 September 2010. Retrieved 11 September 2015. 
  14. ^ Crowther, Mark. "14th Karpov GM Poikovsky 2013". The Week in Chess. Retrieved 11 September 2015. 
  15. ^ Savinov, Misha (2006-02-14). "The Great Chess Market". ChessBase. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  16. ^ Karlovich, Anastasiya (9 November 2009). "New chess family: GM Pavel Eljanov and WIM Olena Dvoretska". ChessBase. Retrieved 24 September 2015. 
  17. ^ Peterson, Macauley (2015-09-27). "Pavel Eljanov, World Cup standout". chess24. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  18. ^ Karlovich, Anastasiya (12 July 2010). "Interview with Pavel Eljanov". ChessBase. Retrieved 24 September 2015. 

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