Andrei Volokitin (Ukrainian: Андрій Волокітін, Andriy
Volokitin; born 18 June 1986 in Lviv) is a Ukrainian chess
grandmaster. He is two-time Ukrainian champion and has competed in
Chess Olympiads, winning team gold in 2004 along with team bronze
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He won two medals at the World Youth
Chess Championship, taking silver
in 1998 at
Oropesa del Mar
Oropesa del Mar at under-12 level and bronze at the same
venue a year later in the under-14 category. In 1999, he was a member
of the Ukrainian national youth team which won the U-16
in Artek, Ukraine.
He achieved the grandmaster title in 2001, when he was 15 years old.
In 2004, he entered the top 100 of the
FIDE world ranking list, won
the 73rd Ukrainian
Chess Championship and was a member of the
gold-medal winning national team at the 36th
Chess Olympiad. In 2005
he won the
Lausanne Young Masters tournament with a rating performance
In January 2012 Volokitin won the Donostia
Chess Festival's knockout
tournament in San Sebastián, Spain by defeating
Viktor Laznicka in
the final. In this event each player faced the opponent on two boards
simultaneously, playing White on one and Black on the other. This
peculiar format, which was held for the first time in this tournament,
was later named "Basque chess".
In 2015 he won the Ukrainian championship, held in Lviv, edging out on
Martyn Kravtsiv and Zahar Efimenko, after all three players
scored 7 points from 11 games. In 2016, Volokitin won as clear
first the 20th Vidmar Memorial, played as international invitation
tournament in Bled, Slovenia.
Andrei Volokitin, Vladimir Grabinsky, Perfect Your
2007) ISBN 1-904600-82-4
^ 5th World Youth U16
Chess Olympiad: Artek 1999 OlimpBase
^ Volokitin wins Young Masters in
^ Karlovich, Anastasiya (2012-01-06). "Volokitin wins double-game
tournament in Donostia". ChessBase. Retrieved 15 December 2015.
^ "CHESS Magazine: Basque
Chess – does it work for you?!".
ChessBase. 2012-02-29. Retrieved 15 December 2015.
Andrei Volokitin is the 2015
Chess Champion". Chessdom.
Retrieved 15 December 2015.
Andrei Volokitin profile at Grandcoach.com
Andrei Volokitin chess games at 365Chess.com
Andrei Volokitin player profile and games at Chessgames.com
Interview with Andrey Volokitin
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