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GM Pavel Eljanov

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Pavel Eljanov
Born
May 10, 1983 (age 38)‎
Place of birth
Kharkiv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Federation
Ukraine
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Pavel Eljanov is a Ukrainian grandmaster who has served as a second (assistant) for many elite players, including GMs Magnus CarlsenBoris Gelfand, and Mariya Muzychuk.

Early in his career, Eljanov was on the team that won the U16 Chess Olympiad in 1999. Years later, he won two team gold medals in the 2004 and 2010 Olympiads. He has also won many strong tournaments like the 11th Aeroflot Open, the 2013 Reykjavik Open, and the 14th Anatoly Karpov International Tournament.

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