Alexander Graf (chess player)

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Alexander Graf, 2008
Association Soviet UnionSoviet Union Soviet Union (until 1991) Uzbekistan (1992 to 2001) Germany (since 2001)
Born August 25, 1962
title Grand Master (1992)
Current  Elo rating 2569 (August 2020)
Best Elo rating 2661 (July 2004)
Tab at the FIDE (English)

Alexander Graf (* 25. August 1962 when Alexander Nenashev in Tashkent ) is a German grandmaster in chess Uzbek origin.

Before leaving

At the national championship of the Soviet Union in 1991 in Moscow , he finished fifth. He received the title of chess grandmaster in 1992.

Entry into Germany

In 2000 he moved to Germany. At the German individual championships in 2000 and 2001 he was runner-up in each case. In 2004 he won the title at the 75th German Individual Chess Championship in Höckendorf , and in 2005 he came third.

At the European Championships in 2003 in Istanbul , he took third place. 2004 in the World Chess Championship of FIDE in Tripoli he left in the second round.

National team

Graf took part with the Uzbek national team in the Chess Olympiads in 1992 and 1994 , where he finished second with the team in Manila in 1992 and achieved the best individual result on the third board. He also played with Uzbekistan in the team world championships in 1993 and in three Asian team championships, which he won with the team in Shenyang in 1999 . With the German team he took part in the chess Olympiads in 2002 , 2004 and 2006 , the team world championship in 2001 in Yerevan , where he achieved the best individual result on the third board, and the European team championships in 2003 and 2005, with the best Elo performance in Gothenburg in 2005 of all players as well as the best individual result on the third board.


Murray Chandler and Alexander Graf (right), Bundesliga 2000 in Gelsenkirchen

Graf played from 2000 in the German Chess League at SG Porz , with whom he became German team champion in 2004 . After the Porsche withdrawal in 2007, Graf did not play any club chess in Germany for two years, from 2009 to 2012 he played in the 2nd Bundesliga East at SK König Plauen , and in the 2012/13 season at USV Volksbank Halle . Since the 2017/18 season he has been playing for the SF Deizisau in the Bundesliga.

In the Spanish team championship Graf played from 2003 to 2011 for the team of CA Marcote Mondariz , with whom he was Spanish team champion in 2003 and 2010 .


Graf's ancestors come from Germany. He married Grand Master Rena Graf and has a son (* 1989).

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Willy Iclicki: FIDE Golden book 1924-2002 . Euroadria, Slovenia, 2002, p. 81.
  2. 75th German individual chess championship 2004 in Höckendorf
  3. 4th European Individual Championship for women and men, May 30th to June 14th 2003 in Istanbul
  4. a b Alexander Graf's results at the Chess Olympiads on (English)
  5. a b Alexander Graf's results at team world championships on (English)
  6. Alexander Graf's results at Asian team championships on (English)
  7. Alexander Graf's results at European Team Championships on (English)
  8. Alexander Graf's results at Spanish team championships on (English)

Web links

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