Areshchenko at the Ukrainian championship 2014
|Born||June 15, 1986|
Luhansk, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
|FIDE rating||2675 (July 2019)|
|Peak rating||2720 (November 2013)|
|This article uses algebraic notation to describe chess moves.|
Alexander Areshchenko (Ukrainian: , Oleksandr Areshenko; born June 15, 1986) is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster and Ukrainian champion in 2005. He has competed in the FIDE World Cup in 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2015.
In 2000, Areshchenko won the U-14 division of the World Youth Chess Championships that took place in Oropesa del Mar, Spain, ahead of future Super Grandmaster Wang Yue. In 2007 he tied for 2nd-4th with Hikaru Nakamura and Emil Sutovsky in the 5th GibTelecom Chess Festival.
In 2009 he tied for 1st-4th with Humpy Koneru, Evgenij Miroshnichenko and Magesh Panchanathan in the Mumbai Mayor Cup, which he won on a tiebreak. In the same year, he tied for first with Boris Avrukh in the Zurich Jubilee Open tournament and again won the event on a tiebreak.
In 2011, Areshchenko tied for 1st-5th with Yuriy Kuzubov, Parimarjan Negi, Markus Ragger and Ni Hua in the 9th Parsvnath Open Tournament. The following year, he won the Chigorin Memorial and the Botvinnik Memorial tournaments, both held in Saint Petersburg, Russia. In 2015, he tied for 1st-5th places with Nils Grandelius, Martyn Kravtsiv, Baadur Jobava and Richárd Rapport in the Masters tournament of the 22nd Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival. In 2016, he won the 20th Open International Bavarian Championship in Bad Wiessee, Germany.
Playing for team Ukraine Areshchenko has won the team bronze medal at the World Team Chess Championship in 2011 and 2013, and an individual silver medal in the European Team Chess Championship in 2007.
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