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Tihon Chernyaev
Full nameTihon Chernyaev
Born1 March 2010 (2010-03) (age 9)
Peak rating1940 (June 2018)

Tihon Chernyaev (Ukrainian: Тихон Черняев; born 1 March 2010) is a Ukrainian chess prodigy.

Career[edit | edit source]

In February 2017, at age 6, Chernyaev was featured on TV Channel Ukraine as he took part in a simultaneous exhibition game that ended 4-0 in his favor. [1]

In September 2017, at age 7, he achieved a 50% score in the Ukrainian under-18 championship.[2]

In June 2018, at age 8 years and 4 months, Chernyaev participated in the 2018 FIDE World Cadet rapid and blitz chess championship held in Minsk.[3] While he was qualified to compete in the under-8 section, he deliberately chose to compete in the under-10 section for both the rapid and blitz events.[4] Chernyaev started as the top seed by 235 rating points in the rapid under-10 section[5] and by 223 rating points in the blitz under-10 section[6] and won both events as well two FIDE-recognized "World Champion" titles.[7]

He is currently being coached by grandmaster Alexander Goloshchapov.[8]

Notable games[edit | edit source]

In February 2018, at age 7 years and 11 months, Chernyaev won a 3-minute game against FIDE master Eduard Miller (FIDE rating 2334) in 23 moves [9][10].

In June 2018, at age 8 years and 3 months, he defeated Grandmaster Francisco Vallejo Pons (FIDE rating 2713) in a 10-minute game [11][12].

References[edit | edit source]

  1. PeshkaCh Tihon Chernyaev (2017-04-05), Юный шахматист из Харькова готов дать отпор взрослым экспертам, retrieved 2018-09-14
  2. Barden, Leonard (2017-09-08). "Leonard Barden on Chess". the Guardian. Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  3. AM. "2nd World Cadets Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships finished in Minsk". fide.com. Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  4. Корба, Галина (2018-07-20). "Як виростити чемпіона: історія успіху від мами 8-річного шахіста з України". BBC News Україна. Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  5. http://chess-results.com, Dipl.Ing. Heinz Herzog -. "Chess-Results Server Chess-results.com - 2nd FIDE World Cadets Rapid Chess Championship". chess-results.com. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  6. http://chess-results.com, Dipl.Ing. Heinz Herzog -. "Chess-Results Server Chess-results.com - 2nd FIDE World Cadets Blitz Chess Championship". chess-results.com. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  7. ChessNetwork (2018-06-26), 8-year-old Tihon Chernyaev is a Double World Chess Champion - Under 10, retrieved 2018-09-12
  8. "Students". chess.coach. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  9. ChessNetwork (2018-02-28), 7-Year-Old Chess Prodigy gives "Very Epic Mate" to Chess Master, retrieved 2018-09-12
  10. "Blitz Chess • LM PeshkaCh vs FM Fluffey". lichess.org. Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  11. "Rapid Chess • LM PeshkaCh vs GM GMVallejo". lichess.org. Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  12. PeshkaCh Tihon Chernyaev (2018-08-29), Bright CHESS moments of the 8 y.o. WORLD CHAMPION #3, retrieved 2018-09-12

External links[edit | edit source]

Category:2010 births Category:Living people Category:Ukrainian chess players

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