Evgeny Bareev was born on November 21, 1966 in Russia. In 1982, he was World Champion for boys under 16 when his talent was first showcased internationally. He was once ranked #3 in the world behind Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov, and as recently as October 2003, he was in 4th place in the world rankings, with an ELO rating of 2739.
Bareev was a member of the Russian national team and played in two Chess Olympiads in 1994 and 1996. In 2000, he served as a second to World Champion Vladimir Kramnik in his victorious match against Garry Kasparov. The biggest success in his career came in 2002 when he won a supertournament in Wijk aan Zee, also known as Corus. He scored a 9/13 ahead of elite players like Grischuk, Adams, Morozevich, and Leko. Also in 2002, he participated in a world championship event in Dortmund, where he lost the semi-final match to Veselin Topalov, the current FIDE World Champion.
In a man vs. machine match in January 2003, he played the chess program HIARCS in a four game match, with all four games being drawn. He also played in the Enghien-les-bains tournament held in France in 2003, finishing in 1st place. On the January 2006 FIDE rating list, he was number 20 in the world, and had an ELO rating of 2698.
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