Alexey Sarana is a Russian chess Grandmaster born on January 26, 2000. Sarana was awarded the title of Grandmaster in 2017 and International Master in 2016. As of August 2022, Sarana’s FIDE rating was 2662 while his peak rating was 2685 as of January 2022.
Sarana competed in the Aeroflot Open in February 2018 and placed 49th out of 92 competitors, scoring 4.5/9. Sarana contested in the European Individual Chess Tournament in March 2018. Sarana placed 22nd with a score of 712/11 (+4-0=7). Sarana won at the Russian Tournament Higher League in July 2019 scoring 6.5/9, advancing her to the grand finals of the 71st Russian Men’s Chess Tournament. Sarana also placed 9th in the Superfinal scoring 5/11 points.
Sarana’s playoff game against Armenian Grandmaster Sergei Movsesian at the European Online Chess Tournament was one of the exceptional cases when a player won a game without being trounced in a single match. Following two ties in friendly matches, the Russian competitor advanced after being leveled at Armageddon. Sarana won the tournament and the top prize of 1,200 euros with a 2-0 triumph over Navara in the finale.
The Grandmaster has since competed in 1075 games from 2012 to 2021. Sarana’s overall performance in those games included, 214 wins, 126 losses and 267 draws hence earning a percentage score of 57.2 percent.
Sarana finished first together with Alexandr Predke in the 2019 Russian Championship Higher League, placed 2nd on a tiebreak with a score of 6.5/9. As a result, he advanced to the Russian men’s chess championship grand finals for the second time in succession.