Biography

The story of my acquaintance with chess began, I think, as usual. In my family chess is not only the favorite game, but also a way of communication. Almost every evening my uncle and grandfather amused their leisure at the board, and my childish curiosity could not leave me indifferent and it forced me to watch their long battles.

Having noticed this, the adults explained me the rules and started to play with me rather often. When I was almost 5 years old and got my hand in chess more or less, so I was able to resist my first mentors, they decided (after some hesitation) to sign me up for the chess section. Since then chess has become an integral part of my life.

2000
  • European Champion under 10 years
2001
  • European Champion under 12 years
2002
  • European Champion under 12 years
  • World Champion under 12 years
2004
  • Russian Champion under 18 years
  • Master of Sports of Russia
  • International Master
2005
  • Master of Sports of Russia
2007
  • International Grandmaster
2008
  • The winner of the open tournament «Aeroflot-open»
2009
  • Silver medalist Chess Classic Mainz
2010
  • European Men champion
  • Winner of the Higher League and the Super Final of the 63-rd Championship of Russia among men
  • Since 2010 Ian plays for the national chess team of Russia
2011
  • Bronze medalist of Mikhail Tal Memorial
2013
  • Silver medalist world rapid championship
  • The second prize winner of the ACP Cup
  • Silver medalist of the Super Final of the 63-rd Championship of Russia
2014
  • Silver medalist world blitz championship
2013
  • Winner of the Tal Memorial