Alexey Dreev – The senior Grandmaster


Alexey Sergeyevich Dreev, age 41, is a Russian Grandmaster, born on 30th January, 1969. His FIDE ranking is 69 on July 2009, and his Peak rating is 2705 on April 2005.

In 1991, Dreev qualified for the Candidate’s Tournament, but lost in the quarter-final game in Madras to Viswanathan Anand.

In 1997 in Groningen, Dreev reached the quarter-finals in the FIDE World Championship games, but lost his match with Boris Gelfand.

Dreev was knocked out in the last 16th stages in the following FIDE World Championship series the next four times: by Michael Adams at Las Vegas in 1999, by Veselin Topalov in New Delhi in 2000, by Viswanathan Anand in Moscow in 2001 and finally by Leinier Dominguez at Tripoli in 2004.

Dreev’s best performance in Russian Chess Championships came in 2004 in Moscow with Dreev finishing third. Garry Kasparov won in this tournament.

Dreev’s best victories took place in 1995 at the Biel tournament and at the Corus tournament, again in 1995. He won the fifth Parsvnath Open in 2007 in New Delhi.

Between 1992-2004, Dreev represented his country in five Chess Olympiads. He achieved a combined score of +15=22-6 (60.5%) at these events.

Dreev wrote the book ‘My One Hundred Best Games’ in 2007.