Pavel Eljanov

Well-known world-class player will be in Dortmund in July

He has played for three German clubs in the "Schachbundesliga" since 2005 and is a well-known face in Germany and the chess world due to a series of international tournament victories. Now Pavel Eljanov wants to add a victory at the Dortmund Chess Days to his collection. He is competing in the newly formed German Grand Prix and is certainly one of the favourites there. The list of his tournament victories is long. So far, he has won the Corus B in Wijk aan Zee in 2007, the Bosna Sarajevo tournament in 2009, the Grand Prix tournament in Astrakhan in 2010 and the Karpov tournament in Poikovsky in 2013, among others. He has been a permanent member of the Ukrainian national team since 2004 as an important part and won the 2010 Chess Olympiad with the team. 

Currently, Eljanov was unhappy about being eliminated from the hybrid qualifying event for this year's World Cup. But this now gave him the chance to come to Dortmund. " I'm really happy to become a part of the history of such a famous event!" says Eljanov. We can be curious to see if he can place his name on another winners' list.

The current list of 9 confirmed players can be found here: 
Deutschland Grand Prix - Sparkassen Chess Trophy 2021 (

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