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Andrei Volokitin
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 four Chess
Chess
Olympiads, winning team gold in 2004 along with team bronze in 2012.

Contents

1 Chess
Chess
career 2 Books 3 References 4 External links

Chess
Chess
career[edit] He won two medals at the World Youth Chess
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 Chess
Chess
Olympiad in Artek, Ukraine.[1] He achieved the grandmaster title in 2001, when he was 15 years old. In 2004, he entered the top 100 of the FIDE
FIDE
world ranking list, won the 73rd Ukrainian Chess
Chess
Championship and was a member of the gold-medal winning national team at the 36th Chess
Chess
Olympiad. In 2005 he won the Lausanne
Lausanne
Young Masters tournament with a rating performance of 2984.[2] In January 2012 Volokitin won the Donostia Chess
Chess
Festival's knockout tournament in San Sebastián, Spain by defeating Viktor Laznicka
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".[3][4] In 2015 he won the Ukrainian championship, held in Lviv, edging out on tiebreak Martyn Kravtsiv
Martyn Kravtsiv
and Zahar Efimenko, after all three players scored 7 points from 11 games.[5] In 2016, Volokitin won as clear first the 20th Vidmar Memorial, played as international invitation tournament in Bled, Slovenia. Books[edit]

Andrei Volokitin, Vladimir Grabinsky, Perfect Your Chess
Chess
(Gambit, 2007) ISBN 1-904600-82-4

References[edit]

^ 5th World Youth U16 Chess
Chess
Olympiad: Artek 1999 OlimpBase ^ Volokitin wins Young Masters in Lausanne
Lausanne
ChessBase ^ Karlovich, Anastasiya (2012-01-06). "Volokitin wins double-game tournament in Donostia". ChessBase. Retrieved 15 December 2015.  ^ "CHESS Magazine: Basque Chess
Chess
– does it work for you?!". ChessBase. 2012-02-29. Retrieved 15 December 2015.  ^ "GM Andrei Volokitin
Andrei Volokitin
is the 2015 Ukraine
Ukraine
Chess
Chess
Champion". Chessdom. Retrieved 15 December 2015. 

External links[edit]

Andrei Volokitin
Andrei Volokitin
profile at Grandcoach.com Andrei Volokitin
Andrei Volokitin
chess games at 365Chess.com Andrei Volokitin
Andrei Volokitin
player profile and games at Chessgames.com Interview with Andrey Volokitin

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 102351413 LCCN: nb2010019454 ISNI: 0000 0000 8404 369X GND: 138536066 BNE: XX4857653

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