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Evgeny Bareev

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Full name
Evgenii Il'gizovich Bareev

USSR (until 1991) Russia (1992–2015) Canada (since 2015)

21 November 1966 (age 57) Yemanzhelinsk, Russian SFSR, USSR (

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No. 4 (October 2003)

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Evgeny Ilgizovich Bareev (Russian: Евгений Ильгизович Бареев; born 21 November 1966 in Yemanzhelinsk) is a Russian (until 2015) and Canadian (since 2015) chess grandmaster and coach. In October 2003, he was ranked fourth in the FIDE World Rankings, with an Elo rating of 2739.


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In September 2015, Bareev transferred to the Canadian Chess Federation.

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Chess career

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Bareev was World Under-16 champion in 1982. In 1992 he graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physical Culture.

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The biggest success in his career was winning the Corus super-tournament in Wijk aan Zee 2002. In this event he scored 9/13 ahead of elite players like Alexander Grischuk, Michael Adams, Alexander Morozevich, and Peter Leko.

Bareev is triple winner at Hastings (in 1990/91, 1991/92 and 1992/93, shared with Judit Polgar; all three editions were then still played as an invitational tournament in round-robin format). He also won the strong Enghien-les-Bains tournament held in France in 2003. In a man vs machine contest in January 2003, Bareev took on the chess program HIARCS in a four game-match: all four games were drawn.

He was a second to Vladimir Kramnik in the Classical World Chess Championship 2000 against Garry Kasparov.

He was finalist of the World Cup 2000, where he lost to Viswanathan Anand and of the Rapid World Cup 2001, where he lost to Kasparov.

His most notable participation in the World Chess Championship events was the Candidates Tournament for the Classical World Chess Championship 2004 in Dortmund 2002. Bareev reached the semifinals, but lost his match against Veselin Topalov.

At the Chess World Cup 2005, Bareev qualified for the Candidates Tournament for the World Chess Championship 2007, played in May–June 2007. He won his first round match against Judit Polgár (+2-1=3), but was eliminated when he lost his second round match against Peter Leko (+0-2=3).

In 2010 he tied for first with Konstantin Chernyshov, Lê Quang Liêm and Ernesto Inarkiev in the Moscow Open.

With Ilya Levitov, Bareev wrote «From London to Elista».

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Team competitions

Bareev was a member of the Soviet national team in the 1990 Chess Olympiad and of the Russian national team in the Chess Olympiads of 1994, 1996, 1998 and 2006. He won the team gold medal in 1990, 1994, 1996 and 1998. He is also two-time winner of the World Team Chess Championship (1997 and 2005) and two-time winner of the European Team Chess Championship (1992 and 2003).

Bareev is four-time winner of the European Club Cup with three different clubs: “Lion” of France (1994), “Ladia” of Russia (1997) and “Bosna” of Bosnia and Hercegovina (1999 and 2000).


In 2006, Bareev organized a grandmaster chess school for top Russian junior players and headed it until 2010. In 2009-10 Bareev worked with Lê Quang Liêm, who became World Blitz Champion in 2013.

From 2010 to 2011, he was the head coach of the Russian men's chess team. During that time they won silver medals at the 2010 Chess Olympiad. Between 2010 and 2014, Bareev was the head coach of Russia’s Junior’s, Men’s and Women’s national teams.


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