Anton Korobov is a Ukrainian Chess Grandmaster.
Last Updated: June 27, 2022
Full Name: Anton Korobov
Title: Grandmaster (2003)
Born: June 25, 1985
Place of birth: Kemerovo Oblast, Russia.
World ranking: 66
Anton Korobov is a Russian chess player born on 25th June 1989 in Mezhdurechesk in Russia. However, his family vacated Kharkiv in Ukraine. He is currently thirty-seven years, and his star sign is Cancer. Korobov’s love life is known to be single, and there are no records of any partners he might have had. The grandmaster earned a living by translating books for Kharkiv’s publishing houses after graduating from Karamzin University’s faculty of foreign languages when he was on a chess break. His net worth is estimated to be between one to five million.
When Anton Korobov and his family got to Ukraine entered the pawn chess club, where Yuri trained him at first, then Sahanovichs, and later on, he was taught by Alexander Vaisman. Korobov went on to win the Ukrainian championship and the world junior championship shortly after. The grandmaster won his country’s junior championship in 2001 at only sixteen years and became an international master the following year before winning the men’s Ukrainian championship. Anton eventually became a grandmaster after winning the Secondary tournament in Linares. The Ukrainian chess player was one of the world’s greatest players, with a below 2600. He finished second in the final of another Ukrainian championship, having lost to Andrei Volokitin only in the major match.2003 was when he got his grandmaster title.
Success was followed by failure, and Korobov temporarily distanced himself from chess. In 2008, he returned to playing chess. In Pardubice, Korobov split second place before winning the prestigious match with 8 out of 9 points a year later. He finished second and then won the last two at the Ukrainian team championships. Korobov won third place at the European Cup in 2010 and even a bronze medal.
Korobov managed to get his international chess master title in 2001. This chess player managed to secure the chess championship of Ukraine several times, in 2020,2018,2012, and 2002; however, in 2004, he garnered position two with Volokitin Andrei as the winner. He also secured a win in the 2010 Chess festival in Abu Dhabi and the 2011 Nakhchivan opening.
Korobov had the opportunity to participate in the chess world cup (2011), but he was removed in the second round. At the 2012 Aeroflot opening, he held the first position with Elijanov Pavel and Bartel Mateusz. In the 2013 Ukrainian champions tournament, he garnered third place; the same year, at the World cup, he eliminated Nakamura, Daniil, Jobava, and Vasif. Still, he got knocked out in the 5th round by Kramnik Vladimir, who had won the championship for World chess.
Korobov played as Ushenina Anna’s partner during the chess championship for women worldwide in 2012 and 2013; he also played alongside Khalifman Alexander with her at the Women’s world chess championship. Anton was able to secure a gold honor while playing as part of the board two teams during the World chess championship for teams that earned his team the third position. 2013 was when he secured victory in the Blitz Chess Championship for Europe. At the forty-first Chess olympiad (2014) in Tromso, he scored four and a half 7 points.
In September 2015, he participated in the World Cup for chess, where he managed to beat Solak Dragan during the first round, but he got knocked out by Andrekin Dmitry in the 2nd round. In October of the same year, he earned first place in the sixteenth international tournament in Karpov and the Round-robin tournament conducted in Poikossky in Russia after breaking the tie with Bologan Victor when they had tied at six to nine points. He also secured the Kaprov chess tournament in August 2016 with a similar score of six to nine points. In September of the same year, he was part of the Ukrainian team silver honor winners during the forty-second chess Olympiad held in Baku.2018 was when he secured a solo gold honor in the forty-third chess olympiad due to his great performance at the reverse board making him the best player.
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