Vadim Milov, born on August 1st, 1972, is a Swiss Chess Grandmaster with Elo ratings above 2500 from FIDE, making him one of the best Swiss Chess players in the history of the game.
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Full Name: Vadim Milov
Born: August 1, 1972
Place of birth: Switzerland
World ranking: 119
Vadim Milov was born on August 1, 1972, in Ufa, Russian Soviet Union. He later migrated to Israel in 1992, when aged 20, after the collapse of the USSR union. He temporarily settled in Israel for three years until 1996, when he moved back and settled permanently in Switzerland. After settling permanently in Switzerland in 1996, Vadim began featuring in different national and international chess tournaments.
Vadim Milov started participating in chess games in his youth stage. The first tournament Milov featured was the G.M. invitation traditional tournament held in Biel in 1996. In the games, he competed with the FIDE world champion called Karpov Anatoly. Also present was other prominent players, including Jaan Ehlvest, who finished third, Zoltan Almasi, Ulf Anderson, Joel lautier, Tony Miles, and Lajos Portisch, who became last in the competition that comprised 12 players.
In 1999, Vadim Milov was named the winner of the Australian Open championships, which were held on the Sunshine Coast. Milov gained more popularity in his chess career and improved his ranking. In 2002, Milov surprised many as he was named the winner of the Aeroflot open tournament. He also competed in the Santo Domingo open tournament in 2003 and the Geneva open games in 2004. Vadim Milov also secured a chance to play in the U.S. Open tournament and the Gibraltar tournament held in 2009.
In the Gibraltar games, he lost to Peter Svidler in a playoff. Vadim Milov was also declared the winner of the Corsica Masters, a rapid international tournament in 2005. This was after he defeated Viswanathan Anand in the tournament’s final game. In 2015, Vadim secured a chance to play in the Swiss championships and scored 1.5 against his opponent Alexandra Kosteniuk who scored 0.5 in a rapid game playoff. This made him become the winner of the chess championship. Vadim Milov has competed twice in the international chess Olympiad games.
He first played the chess Olympiad games in 1994, which were held in Moscow. At this time, Vadim Milov was in Israel and, therefore, participated in the tournament while in Israel. This was the 31rt edition of the tournament where he scored +4-1=4 for Israel at the second board. The second chance was in 2000 when he competed in the tournament in Switzerland four years after returning from Israel. This was the 34th edition of the Chess Olympiad tournament held in Istanbul. In this second tournament, Vadim Milov scored +3-2=7 for Switzerland.
Vadim Milov is dedicated to many great achievements in the chess industry. His self-motivation for his chess career has made him progress positively to become one of the highly profiled chess players. Vadim is currently one of the most famous chess players in Switzerland who have competed in different top-ranked international chess competitions. He has competed twice in chess Olympiad games, a winner of the Swish championships in 2015. He competed in the Aeroflot open and was named the winner of the Australian Open championships in 199.
Milov was awarded a grandmaster title in 1993 by the FIDE organization, making him one of the top-ranked chess players in Switzerland. He achieved his highest peak ranking of number 22 in July 2004. Milov also managed to pass the highest FIDE rating mark of 2700 when he reached a peak rating of 2705 in July 2008. He currently has a rating of 2608 from July 2022. Milov featured in the Aeroflot open games in 2002 and the U.S. open games in 2005. In addition, he was the winner of the Corsica Masters Rapid international games in 2005.
Among Milov’s recent successes is joint 1st places in 2003 at Santo Domingo, at Geneva in 2004, in the US Open in 2005 and at Gibraltar in 2009.
He won the Corsica Masters International Rapid after defeating Viswanathan Anand in the finals in 2005. He was played twice in the Chess Olympiads in 1994 in Moscow and in 2000 in Istanbul. He became the Australian Open Chess Champion held in Sunshine Coast in 1999.
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- FIDE rating history – Vadim Milov OlimpBase
- Vadim Milov. ChessBase Shop. Retrieved 4 January 2016
- “Tournament report April 2009: Gibraltar Master 2009”. World Chess Federation. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
- Crowther, Mark (2005-11-07). “TWIC 574: Corsica Masters”. London Chess Center. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
- “Abschluss der SEM in Leukerbad: Erster Titel für GM Vadim Milov – FM Patrick Grandadam Junioren-Meister – Hans-Georg Morger holt Gold bei den Senioren”. Swiss Chess Federation. 2015-07-17. Archived from the original on 19 January 2016. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
- Bartelski, Wojciech. “Men’s Chess Olympiads: Vadim Milov”. OlimpBase. Retrieved 29 December 2010.