Evgeny Alekseev is a Russian chess player born on November 28, 1985. He was born and raised in the town of Pushkin in the Russian SFSR in the Soviet Union. He started his chess career early and won his international master title in 2000 at 15. This made Evgeny more popular in the chess industry. He was highly motivated in his chess career and produced an outstanding performance in different tournaments. As a result of his significant performance, he qualified for a grandmaster title in 2002 and was awarded the title by the FIDE organization.
Evgeny started participating in chess games at a youthful or junior stage. His dreams in chess games started coming true when he won his first gold medal in 2001 after finishing the Maccabiah chess games with a great victory. By then, Evgeny was an international master title holder. This was a good achievement that gave him more confidence to compete in the Russian chess championship. In this tournament, Evgeny beat Dmitry Jakovenko in the final playoff match, which made him win the games.
Evgeny also competed in the Aeroflot open games held in Moscow in 2007. Surprisingly, he was named the winner of this tournament. For this reason, he was qualified to be part of the chess meeting of the Dortmund Sparkassen in 2007. In these games, he finished second with Vladimir Kramnik, who was the world champion named the winner of the tournament. He shared second place with veteran chess players Peter Leko and Viswanathan Anand. He also secured a chance to join the Russian national team.
As part of the national team, he won the European chess championship for the team in the same year. The following year, he was named the winner of the 41st edition of the Biel chess festivals. He managed to win the tournament after defeating Leinier Dominguez in a playoff match. Evgeny played for two teams on board in 2010, including the Russia 2, during the 39th edition of the Chess Olympiad games at the Khanty Mansysk in Russia. However, his team finished in the sixth position in the tournament. In the super final of the Russian chess championship held in 2012, Evgeny secured first place on a tie break with Dmitry Jakovenko, Peter Svidler, Dmitry Andreikin, Sergey Karjakin, and Vladimir Potkin.
Evgeny secured a chance to play in the European chess championships in the individual category in 2013. In this championship, he finished first on a tiebreak and won a silver medal in the games. He is the winner of the chess championships played in Saint Petersburg. In addition, he was also the winner of the Viktor Korchnoi memorial chess tournament in St Petersburg. In 2019, Evgeny was named the winner of the open contest of Ferreira do Alentejo after scoring a shocking result of 7.5 out of 9 points.
Evgeny Alekseev is a dedicated Russian chess player with great achievements in the chess industry. He is a high profiled player who has won several titles, games, and medals in his chess career. He becomes a chess grandmaster at 17, making him one of the youngest chess players to win the title. Evgeny achieved his highest peak ranking of number 14 in October 2007 and later reached his highest FIDE rating of 2725 in September 2009. In 2006, Evgeny became the Russian chess champion after winning the national championship.
He also secured a chance to compete in the FIDE world championships in 2004 and the FIDE chess world cup in 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, and 2013. He also represented his national team, who won a gold medal in the European team championships. In addition, he was also the winner of the Sint Petersburg championships and the Ferreira do Alentejo open tournament held in 2019. Evgeny is also the winner of the Aeroflot open championships held in Moscow in 2007 and the Biel chess festival games in 2008.