Evgeny Bareev

Evgeny Bareev
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Bareev in 2016
Full name Evgeny Ilgizovich Bareev
Country Soviet Union
Russia (until 2015)
Canada (since 2015)
Born (1966-11-21) 21 November 1966 (age 54)
Yemanzhelinsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Title Grandmaster (1989)
FIDE rating 2638 (November 2020)
Peak rating 2739 (October 2003)
Peak ranking No. 4 (October 2003)

Evgeny Ilgizovich Bareev (Russian: Евгений Ильгизович Бареев; born 21 November 1966) is a Russian-Canadian chess player and trainer. Awarded the title Grandmaster by FIDE in 1989, he was ranked fourth in the FIDE world rankings in October 2003, with an Elo rating of 2739.[1]

Chess career

Bareev was world under 16 champion in 1982. In 1992 he graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physical Culture.

The biggest success in his career was winning the Corus supertournament in Wijk aan Zee 2002. In this event he scored 9/13 points ahead of elite players like Alexander Grischuk, Michael Adams, Alexander Morozevich, and Peter Leko.

Bareev is triple winner at Hastings (in 1990/91, 1991/92 and 1992/93, shared with Judit Polgar; all three editions were then still played as an invitational tournament in round-robin format). He also won the strong Enghien-les-Bains tournament held in France in 2003. In a man vs machine contest in January 2003, Bareev took on the chess program HIARCS in a four game-match: all four games were drawn.

He was a second to Vladimir Kramnik in the Classical World Chess Championship 2000 against Garry Kasparov.

He was finalist of the World Cup 2000, where he lost to Viswanathan Anand, and of the Rapid World Cup 2001, where he lost to Kasparov.

His most notable participation in the World Chess Championship events was the Candidates Tournament for the Classical World Chess Championship 2004 in Dortmund 2002. Bareev reached the semifinals, but lost his match against Veselin Topalov.

At the Chess World Cup 2005, Bareev qualified for the Candidates Tournament for the World Chess Championship 2007, played in May–June 2007. He won his first round match against Judit Polgár (+2-1=3), but was eliminated when he lost his second round match against Peter Leko (+0-2=3).

In 2010 he tied for first with Konstantin Chernyshov, Lê Quang Liêm and Ernesto Inarkiev in the Moscow Open.[2] In September 2015, Bareev transferred to the Canadian Chess Federation.[3][4] In 2019 he won the Canadian Zonal Championship, therefore qualifying for the FIDE World Cup.[5]

Best results

Team competitions

Bareev was a member of the Soviet national team in the 1990 Chess Olympiad and of the Russian national team in the Chess Olympiads of 1994, 1996, 1998 and 2006.[6] He won the team gold medal in 1990, 1994, 1996 and 1998. He has played on the Canadian team at the Olympiad since 2016. Bareev is also two-time winner of the World Team Chess Championship (1997 and 2005) and two-time winner of the European Team Chess Championship (1992 and 2003).

Bareev is four-time winner of the European Club Cup with three different clubs: "Lion" of France (1994), "Ladia" of Russia (1997) and "Bosna" of Bosnia and Herzegovina (1999 and 2000).


In 2006, Bareev organized a grandmaster chess school for top Russian junior players and headed it until 2010. In 2009-10 Bareev worked with Lê Quang Liêm, who became World Blitz Champion in 2013.

From 2010 to 2011, he was the head coach of the Russian men's chess team.[7] During that time they won silver medals at the 2010 Chess Olympiad. Between 2010 and 2014, Bareev was the head coach of Russia's junior's, men's and women's national teams. In recent years, he has been coaching Canada's top juniors such as Razvan Preotu and Michael Song.


  • Evgeny Bareev, Ilya Levitov (2007). From London to Elista: The Inside Story of the World Chess Championship Matches that Vladimir Kramnik Won Against Garry Kasparov, Peter Leko, and Veselin Topalov. New In Chess. ISBN 978-9056912192.
  • Michael Song, Razvan Preotu, foreword by Evgeny Bareev (2017). The Chess Attacker's Handbook. Gambit Publications. ISBN 978-1911465164.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  • Evgeny Bareev (2019). Say No to Chess Principles. Thinkers Publishing. ISBN 978-9492510518.


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