The Top Chess Players in the World

GM Ernesto Inarkiev

Full name
Ernesto Inarkiev
Born
Dec 9, 1985 (age 36)‎
Place of birth
Khaidarkan, Osh Region, Kirghiz SSR, Soviet Union
Federation
Russia
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Ernesto Inarkiev is a Russian grandmaster who won the 2016 European Individual Chess Championship. Earlier in his career, he was European U16 Champion (2001) and Russian Junior (under-20) Champion (2002). Inarkiev earned his GM title in 2002, becoming the first-ever from Kalmykia, a republic of Russia. He won the Championship of Kalmykia in 2004.

In January 2004, Inarkiev was the fifth-ranked junior in the world. At that time he also entered the list of the top-100 players and has remained there since then (as of February 2021).

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