Archives: Speakers

Leonid Stein

GM (1962) Ukrainian SSR Champion (1960, 1962) USSR Champion (1963, 1965, 1966)

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Alexander Beliavsky

GM (1975) USSR Champion (1974, 1980, 1987, 1990) Coach of Mariya Muzychuk during Women’d World Chess Championship 2015

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Oleg Romanishin

GM (1976) Former European junior champion At the Olympiads he represented the Soviet Union in 1978 and thereafter played for Ukraine through the 1990s, winning a total of 2 silver medals and 2 bronze. At the European Team Chess Championships his medal haul has amounted to an incredible 6 gold and 1 silver.  

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Adrian Mykhalchyshyn

GM (1978) As a player best result 4th place in Soviet Championship 1984, Soviet Youth champion 1977. World Youth Champion in team 1977, 1980, winner of European Cup 1984, winner of international tournaments Banco do Roma 1977, Copenhagen 1980, Leipzig 1979, Brno 1990, Eeklo 1991, Dortmund 1999, Warsaw 2002. Slovenian Champion 2002. In Ukrainian Championships…

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Vasyl Ivanchuk

GM (1988) Ivanchuk has been a leading player in the world since 1988, ranking as high as No. 2 on the official FIDE Elo rating list (July 1991, July 1992, October 2007). Ivanchuk often has erratic results, dropping as low as 30th in July 2009 before returning to the top ten in the next list….

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Andriy Volokitin

GM (2001) 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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Orest Gritsak

GM (2001) Champion of Ukraine (1993)

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Josif Dorfman

GM (1978) USSR Champion (1977) Champion of France (1998) Étienne’s Bacrot coach

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Alexander Huzman

GM (1991) 2-nd in USSR Championship (1979)   In Eger (1988) 1st-2nd place, 1st in Baku (1988) In 1999, he tied for 5-6th with Boris Avrukh in Tel Aviv (Boris Gelfand, Ilia Smirin, and Lev Psakhis won). In 2000, he tied for 1st-2nd with Avrukh in Biel. In 2003 during the European Clubs Cup in Crete, he scored an upset win over Garry Kasparov after Kasparov…

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Andrij Maksymenko

GM (1995) FIDE Trainer (2009) Winner of I Stepan Popel Memorial (1996) Coach of Finland chess team to Europe team championship in 2015  

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