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Sergei Makarichev

Country  Russia
Title  Grandmaster

Peak rating  2550 (January 1991)
Name  Sergei Makarichev
Sergei Makarichev
Full name  Sergei Yuryevic Makarichev
Born  November 17, 1953 (age 62) Moscow, Russia (1953-11-17)
FIDE rating  2520 (December 2015) (inactive since July 1999)

Sergei Yuryevic Makarichev (Russian: Серге́й Юрьевич Макарычев; born November 17, 1953) is a Russian chess player, who gained the Grandmaster title in 1976.


Makarichev gained the title of International Master in 1974 and became a Grandmaster in 1976. His highest FIDE rating was 2550 in January 1991, which places him 84th in the world at that time. His best world ranking was 61st, in July 1983. He has not been an active player since July 1999.

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Makarichev is a noted chess trainer. He was Anatoly Karpov's second in the 1985 World Championship, Garry Kasparov's second in the 1993 PCA World Championship, and became a FIDE Senior Trainer in 2007. Alongside his wife, he has also presented chess programs on the Russian channel NTV Plus Sport.

Notable tournament results

  • 1973/4 European Junior Chess Championship (Groningen) 1st
  • 1975 Amsterdam 2nd=
  • 1976 Moscow City Chess Championship 1st= (with Mikhail Tseitlin)
  • 1983 Moscow City Chess Championship 1st= (with Evgeny Sveshnikov)
  • 1983 Novi Sad 1st=
  • 1984 Oslo 2nd=
  • 1992 Tal Memorial (Open) 1st= with Nukhim Rashkovsky and Mikhail Krasenkov
  • References

    Sergei Makarichev Wikipedia

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