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Country  Ukraine
FIDE rating  2654
Title  Grandmaster
Peak rating  2725
Name  Andrei Volokitin
Books  Perfect Your Chess
Role  Chess Player

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Born  18 June 1986 (age 29) Lviv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union (1986-06-18)

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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 Olympiads, winning team gold in 2004 along with team bronze in 2012.

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Chess career

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He won two medals at the World Youth Chess Championship, taking silver in 1998 at 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 Olympiad in Artek, Ukraine.

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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 of 2984.

In January 2012 Volokitin won the Donostia Chess Festival's knockout tournament in San Sebastián, Basque Country, 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 tiebreak 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.

Books

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

    Andrei Volokitin Wikipedia


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