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Ernesto Inarkiev

Inarkiev at European Club Cup, 2008
Country Russia
Born December 9, 1985
Osh Region, Kirghiz SSR, Soviet Union
Title Grandmaster (2002)
Peak rating 2707 (May 2012)

Ernesto Inarkiev (Russian: Эрнесто Инаркиев; born December 9, 1985 in Osh Region) is a Russian chess Grandmaster, the first ever from Kalmykia.

Inarkiev, who was named after Ernesto "Che" Guevara, was born in Kyrgyzstan and played for his native country in two Chess Olympiads, in 1998 scoring 6.5 points out of 9 games on second reserve board and in 2000 on fourth board with a 9/14 score.

In 1999, he won the Asian Under-16 Championship and the Kyrgyz Championship.

He switched to Russian chess federation in 2000, accepting Kirsan Ilyumzhinov offer to move in Elista with his family.

He took clear first in the European Under-16 Championship in 2001.

In 2002, Inarkiev won the Russian Junior (Under-20) Championship in Vladimir with a score of 9.5/11.

In 2006 he came third in the 59th Russian Chess Championship Superfinal.

In 2010 he tied for 1st-4th with Konstantin Chernyshov, Lê Quang Liêm and Evgeny Bareev in the Moscow Open.

He placed third in the 14th Karpov Poikovsky Tournament with 5/9.

Inarkiev won the Baku Open in 2014.

In 2015, he won the Moscow Open scoring 8/9.