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Vladimir Baklan

Country Ukraine
Born 25 February 1978
Soviet Union
Title Grandmaster
Peak rating 2655 (November 2009)

Vladimir Baklan (Ukrainian: Володимир Баклан; 25 February 1978, Soviet Union) is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster. In 2000 he won with the Ukrainian team a gold medal in the 34th Chess Olympiad in Istanbul. He was a member of the gold medal-winning Ukrainian team at the 2001 World Team Chess Championship.

He won the Ukrainian Chess Championship twice, in 1997 and 1998. Among other victories, he won the Dutch Open Blitz chess Championship (2005), the Essent Open (2005) and the 7th Memorial Narciso Yepes (2006). He tied for first with Sergey Zagrebelny, Aleksander Delchev and Adam Horvath in Balaguer 2005. In 2011, he tied for 1st-6th with Ivan Sokolov, Yuriy Kuzubov, Kamil Miton, Jon Ludvig Hammer and Illya Nyzhnyk in the MP Reykjavik Open.

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