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Vadim Milov

Country Soviet Union
Russia
Israel
Switzerland
Born 1 August 1972
Ufa, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Title Grandmaster
Peak rating 2705 (July 2008)

Vadim Milov (born 1 August 1972 in Ufa) is a Swiss grandmaster of chess.

Following the collapse of the USSR, he moved to Israel in 1992, before finally settling in Switzerland in 1996.

He played at the traditional GM Invitation tournament of Biel in 1996, co-winning with then reigning FIDE World Chess Champion Anatoly Karpov, ahead of prominent players such as Jaan Ehlvest, who was sole third, Ulf Andersson, Zoltán Almási, Joël Lautier, Lajos Portisch or Tony Miles who was placed last in a field of twelve players.

He won the Australian Open Chess Championship in 1999, held in Sunshine Coast.

Recent tournament successes include joint first places at Santo Domingo 2003, Geneva 2004, the 2005 U.S. Open and Gibraltar 2009 (but lost the play-off against Peter Svidler). He also won the Corsica Masters International Rapid 2005 by defeating Viswanathan Anand in the finals.

In 2015 Milov won the Swiss Chess Championship by defeating Alexandra Kosteniuk 1½-½ in a rapid playoff.

He has so far played twice in Chess Olympiads.

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