Alexey Sergeyevich Dreev, also translated as Aleksey or Alexei, is a Russian ChessGrandmaster, born on January 30th, 1969, with a peak FIDE rating of 2705 that was achieved in April, 2005.
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Full name: Alexey Sergeyevich Dreev
Title: Grandmaster (1989)
Born: January 30, 1969
Place of birth: Stavropol, Russia
World Ranking: 187
Alexey Dreev, 52 years old, was born in 1969 in Russia, former the Soviet Union, in a town called Stavropol. He grew up in Stavropol, living with his family. Apart from chess, Alexey is a great writer. He has written various books on chess. Alexey wrote the first book his best one hundred chess Games to highlight more of his best games, while in 2010; Dreev published another book, The Moscow and Anti-Moscow Variations. In 2011, he wrote the book titled Meran and Anti-Meran variations. Dreev also wrote another book based on the match against Benoni in 2013. In 2014 he wrote another book on Anti-Spanish – The Cozio Defence.
In 2015, Dreev had another book on Attacking the Caro-Kann under the Chess Stars, while in 2018, he wrote a book on Improve Your Practical Play in the Middlegame to educate chess players. Most of Alexey’s early life is not available to the public though it is known he lived with his parents, who influenced his chess career. Heis marital status and whether he has children are less known to the public. He has a net worth of around $ 5 million US dollars.
As early as six years, Dreev had started playing chess. His father trained him at that early age. He had a great passion for chess, and it became evident that he was meant for higher milestones in the game of chess. At 11 and 13 years, Dreev had already done what was considered impossible by attaining a Candidate Master and Master status, respectively. Dreev was coached and mentored by great chess players such as Vladimir Saigyn and Dvoretsky.
In 1982, Dreev participated in a grueling contest and became second. Under coach Dvoretsky in 1983, Alexey became the under 16s champion. The following year he missed narrowly on the ultimate price and came second, winning a silver in the under 20s World Championship. The young star in Dreev was rising and getting noticed in the game of chess; without a doubt, he had a promising career ahead of him.
Alexey Dreev had tremendous success in the game of chess with many achievements. At the age of 11, he attained the title of Candidate Master, while at 13, he already had the title of Master. He did not stop there, becoming the champion in the under 16 championships in the year 1983. In 1988, Dreev became the under 20s World Champion while being coached by B. Gelfand. That same year he won the Russian Championship. In 1989, Dreev was raising the ranks by attaining the title of International Grandmaster. In 1990, Alexey Dreev came up against an uphill task; with all odds against him winning, he faced Viswanathan Anand, a Grandmaster of chess. Against all odds, he has been the Soviet icon at the Quarter final level, progressing to the semifinals of the inter-zonal tournament held in Manila, Philippines.
Alexey Dreev has also taken part in various tournaments under the FIDE. In 1997, he reached the quarterfinals held in Groningen. Dreev also managed to enter the quarterfinals of tournaments held in Las Vegas, New Delhi, India, and Moscow. Dreev did not have a successful year in 2005 in Tripoli by only managing 1/8 final. Dreev has represented the Russian team in many tournaments. He is an Olympiad winner, which he achieved in 1992, 1994, and 1996. Alexey was part of the World Championships team in both 1997 and 2004. In 2012, Dreev won in three qualifying rounds going ahead to win the Russian cup Rapid Gran-Prix that was for speed chess. He is also a certified Chess trainer, which FIDE awarded him.
- Gelfand vs. Dreev, 1993 0-1
- Dreev vs. Gleizerov, 1992 1-0
- Dreev vs. Kamsky, 1987 1-0
- Dreev vs. Cifuentes Parada,1995 1-0
- Dreev vs. Shirov, 1996 1-0
- I Sokolov vs. Dreev, 2001 0-1
- Dreev vs. Tiviakov, 2003 1-0
- Dreev vs. Dominguez Perez, 2005 1-0
- Dreev vs. I Gallic, 2008 1-0
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- Alexey Dreev Wiki. Retrieved on June 18, 2022, from https://thereaderwiki.com/en/Alexey_Dreev
- Celebrity profiles. Retrieved on June 18, 2022, https://profilesinfo.com/alexey-dreev-wiki-networth-age/
- FIDE rating: https://ratings.fide.com/profile/4100107
- chessgames.com: https://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessplayer?pid=12136
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- Crowther, Mark (May 16, 2013). “14th European Individual Championships 2013”. The Week in Chess. Retrieved May 18, 2013.
- “Dreev wins Indonesia Open 2013”. ChessBase. October 17, 2013. Retrieved October 17, 2013.
- Alexei Dreev team chess record at Olimpbase.org, http://olimpbase.org/
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