Person of day   -  21 NOVEMBER 2023



Evgeny Bareev was born in Yemanzhelinsk in the Chelyabinsk region. His considerable talent at chess manifested itself early - in 1982, he became the world champion among under-16 cadets. Evgeny began to play chess professionally at an early age; the young man moved to Moscow and studied in the well-known Chess boarding school. In 1992, he graduated from the chess faculty of the University of Physical Education.

In 1989, he was awarded the title of grandmaster and only one year later, Bareev won his first Olympiad as a member of the Soviet team. Later on, he would represent Russia many times, winning the Olympiads of 1994, 1996 and 1998 and repeatedly becoming the winner of European and World team championships.

In individual competitions, Evgeny Bareev achieved considerable success. At the beginning of the 1990s, he was one of the world’s strongest grandmasters, who regularly took first places and medals in the hardest competitions of that time. For a long time, he was one of the top ten players on the planet, who participated in multiple super-tournaments. The second surge in his career came in the start of the 2000s- Bareev made it to the final of the FIDE World Cup in 2000, won the super tournament in Wijk aan Zee in 2002 and played in the semi-finals of the candidates’ tournament in Dortmund in 2002. His chess career went on until very recently- in 2005, Bareev won the Highest League of the Russian Championship, in 2009 he won the Russian Cup and in 2007 he participated in the contenders’ matches.

In 2000, Evgeny Bareev began to work with Vladimir Kramnik; he the 14th world champion’s second in his matches against Kasparov in 2000 and Leko in 2004. Later, he co-authored one of the most notable chess book of recent times with Ilya Levitov - “From London to Elista”.

Between 2005 and 2014, Evgeny Bareev worked at the Russian Chess Federation. He headed the children-youth committee between 2005 and 2009 and later led sporting management and was the head trainer of national teams of Russia.

From September 2015, Evgeny Bareev represents Canada in international competitions; in the 2016 Chess Olympiad he played at the first board of that country.