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Agrest, Evgeny

Evgeny Agrest, born Aug 15, 1966, is a Grandmaster now living in Sweden (since 1994).  He was born in Belarus.  His FIDE rating is 2592.   In 2003, he won a game from former world champion Ponomariov when Ponomariov’s cell phone rang during their match.  A cell phone ringing during a match is an automatic disqualification.  Ironically, Agrest lost a game in 2004 when his cell phone rang.  He was Nordic Chess Champion in 2001 and 2003.  He was Swedish Champion in 1998, 2001, 2002, and 2004.  In 2004, he played Board 1 for Sweden at the Chess Olympiad in Calvia.

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