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Yuri Vovk

Yuri Vovk

Ukrainian chess player
Yuri Vovk
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Intro Ukrainian chess player
Is Chess player
From Ukraine
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 11 November 1988, Lviv, Ukraine
Age 32 years
Star sign Scorpio
Family
Siblings: Andrey Vovk (chess player)
Education
Lviv University
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Biography

Yuri Vovk (Ukrainian: Юрій Вовк; born 11 November 1988 in Lviv) is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster. He was trained by Vladimir Grabinsky, coach of the Ukrainian youth team.

Career

In 2007 he was joint winner with Li Chao and G.N. Gopal at the category 12 Lake Sevan round-robin tournament in Martuni, Armenia. He was awarded the grandmaster title in 2008.

In February 2009 he won the Cappelle-la-Grande Open in France, ahead of 106 Grandmasters and 76 International Masters, scoring 7.5 points out of 9. In 2013 he finished equal first, placing eighth on tiebreak.

Other tournament results:

  • 2003: 1st at Ternopol
  • 2004: 2nd at the Ukrainian under-16 championship
  • 2007: wins the under-20 Ukrainian championships; = 1st at Liverpool; 2nd at Rochefort
  • 2008: 1st at Szombathely; 2nd at Lviv
  • 2011: 1st–3rd with Maxim Turov and Vladimir Georgiev in the Dutch Open in Dieren.
  • 2011: 1st in the Vasylyshyn Memorial.

Vovk finished fifth at the 2015 European Individual Chess Championship in Jerusalem, scoring 7.5/11. This result enabled him to qualify for the Chess World Cup 2015, where he knocked out Ray Robson in the first round. In round two he was eliminated by Wei Yi in the blitz tiebreak games.

He is the older brother of Andrey Vovk.

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