Sergei Tiviakov

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Sergei Tiviakov
Tiviakov rd6 4thEUIO.JPG
at Liverpool, 2008
Full name Sergei Tiviakov
Country  Netherlands
Born (1973-02-14) February 14, 1973 (age 42)
Krasnodar, Soviet Union
Title Grandmaster
FIDE rating 2641 (August 2015)
(No. 70 in the January 2012 FIDE World Rankings)
Peak rating 2699 (October 2005)

Sergei Tiviakov (Russian: Серге́й Тивяков; born February 14, 1973 in Krasnodar, Soviet Union) is a naturalised Dutch chess Grandmaster.

Tiviakov won the Dutch Chess Championship in 2006 and 2007. In 2008, in Plovdiv, he won the European Individual Chess Championship with 8.5/11.

His first Olympiad appearance was for Russia at the Moscow event in 1994, when he took home a gold medal in celebration of the team's winning performance. He played for the Dutch team at each of the events held from 2000–2006, with an overall record of +14 −2 =33 (62.2%).[1]

At the European Team Chess Championships, he has earned three gold medals (two team and one individual) for his contribution to the successful Dutch teams of 2001 (León) and 2005 (Gothenburg). At León, he registered a 77.8% score.

In 2009 he won the 13th Unive Tournament in Hoogeveen.[2] In 2011 he came first in the Fagernes Chess Festival,[3] in the 5th Leiden Chess Tournament[4] and in the First Panama Chess Open.[5]

He was awarded the Grandmaster title in 1991.


  1. ^ Bartelski, Wojciech. "Men's Chess Olympiads: Sergei Tiviakov". OlimpBase. Retrieved 21 October 2010. 
  2. ^ Crowther, Mark (2009-10-25). "TWIC: 13th Unive Tournament 2009". London Chess Centre. Retrieved 1 June 2010. 
  3. ^ "First Fagernes Chess Festival – Chess in the fjords". 2011-04-28. Retrieved 28 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "Tiviakov wins 5th Leiden Chess Tournament". 2011-07-18. Retrieved 18 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Tiviakov wins First Panama Chess Open". 2011-11-09. Retrieved 10 November 2011. 

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