Valdimir Malakhov (Russia) is born on November 27, 1980. He has been in the world chess elite for the last 5-8 years, and is number 30 in the FIDE rating list (July 2007). Among his best results are the second place in the Istanbull 2003 European Championship and the participation in the Candidate Matches in Elista 2007. In 2006 Malakhov won the prestigious Salona 2006 in front of Dreev, Movsesian, V. Georgiev, A. Stefanova, etc.
Vladimir Malakhov is top seeded for the Politiken Cup 2007 that starts July 21.
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64 moves game Malakhov – Grishchuk – Candidate matches Elista 2007