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Alexei Barsov

Country Soviet Union
Born 3 April 1966
Samarkand, Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic, USSR
Title Grandmaster
Peak rating 2550 (April 2002)

Alexei Barsov (born 3 April 1966) is an Uzbekistani chess Grandmaster.

Chess career

Barsov, lawyer by education, has been a professional chess player since the early 1990s, and is one of the premier players in Uzbekistan. For some years he was the coach of the world chess champion Rustam Kasimdzhanov. He won the HZ Chess Tournament in Vlissingen in 1995. Barsov's victories in Oxford (1998) and York (1999, together with Tiger Hillarp Persson and Julian Hodgson) rate among his most prominent successes in international chess tournaments. In 2001 he won the Hastings International Chess Congress together with Harikrishna and Sasikiran. He won a tournament in Saint-Quentin 2004, and Casablanca 2005. Barsov won the Uzbekistani Chess Championship in 2006 and 2010. In 2011, he came first in the 4th Beirut Open tournament. In the following year, Barsov tied for first with Semetey Tologontegin at the 2nd Central Asia Chess Cup in Bishkek.

Barsov represented Uzbekistan at the Chess Olympiads in Istanbul 2000, Calvià 2004, Turin 2006, Dresden 2008 and Khanty-Mansiysk 2010. He has played for several European chess clubs, including the ones competing in the German Chess Bundesliga.

Notable games