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Ian Nepomniachtchi

Ian Nepomniachtchi

Jan 3, 2011, 1:58 PM 0

Ian Nepomniachtchi (Russian: Ян Непомнящий) is a Russian chess grandmaster and the current chess champion of Russia. As of January 2010, he was listed by FIDE as having an ELO rating of 2733 and having the world ranking of the 15th.

He won the European Youth Chess Championship three times, in 2000 in the U10 class and in 2001 and 2002 in the U12 class. In 2002 he also won the World Youth Chess Championship in the U12 class.

By winning the Aeroflot Open in Moscow in February 2008, he qualified for the 2008 Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting.

In 2010, in Rijeka, he won the European Individual Chess Championship with 9/11. In the same year, in Moscow, he won the Russian Chess Championship; he defeated Sergey Karjakin in a playoff.

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