Vladimir Malakhov (chess player)

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Vladimir Malakhov
Vladimir Malakhov.jpg
Full name Владимир Малахов
Country Russia
Born (1980-11-27) November 27, 1980 (age 34)
Title Grandmaster
FIDE rating 2699 (July 2015)
(No. 37 in the January 2012 FIDE World Rankings)
Peak rating 2732 (July 2010)

Vladimir Malakhov (born November 27, 1980) is a Russian chess grandmaster. He was born in Ivanovo.[1]

In the FIDE World Chess Championship 2004, Malakhov made it to the second round.

Malakhov finished in the top 10 in the Chess World Cup 2005, which qualified him for the Candidates for the FIDE World Chess Championship 2007, being played in May–June 2007.[2][3] He was eliminated in the first round, losing his match to Alexander Grischuk 3½–1½.

He reached the semifinal stage of the Chess World Cup 2009. He was a member of the gold-medal-winning Russian team at the World Team Chess Championship 2009 in Bursa.[4]

Malakhov is a professional chess player, who used to work as a nuclear physicist.[5]


  1. ^ http://chess-news.ru/node/180
  2. ^ 2005 FIDE World Cup Results at Mark Weeks' World Chess Championship Index
  3. ^ The Week in Chess 580
  4. ^ Crawley, Gavin (2010-01-13). "Bursa: Russia wins Gold, USA Silver, India Bronze". ChessBase. Retrieved 4 May 2010. 
  5. ^ Vladimir Malakhov: chess player, nuclear physicist; interview, 2010

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