Yuriy Vovk
Yuriy Vovk

Was born on 11 November 1988 in Lviv.

Started to play chess in 1998. Became IM in 2004. FIDE awarded GM title to Yuri Vovk in 2008.

Yuri Vovk was a medalist of youth ukrainian championships a lot of times.

Ukrainian champion under- 20 in 2007.

Winner and medalist of following international tournaments:

  • joint winner (1-3 place) on “Lake Sevan Martuni” (12 FIDE category, Martuni, Armenia, 2007)
  • joint winner (1-2 place) on Vasylyshyn Memorial (10th  FIDE category, Lviv, Ukraine, 2007)
  • 1st place on “Savaria GM” (9th FIDE category, Szombathely, Hungary, 2008)
  • joint winner (1-3 place) on “80th Viktor Kart Jubilee” (8th FIDE category, Lviv, Ukraine, 2009)
  • 1st place on prestigious tournament “Cappelle-la-Grande open” France, 2009 (610 participants, 106 GMs, 76 IMs)
  • joint winner (1-4 place) on “Le Touquet open” (Le Touquet, France, 2009)
  • shared 2-4 place on 27e Open International de Cappelle-la-Grande (France, 2011)
  • shared 1-3 place on Open NK 2011 (Dieren NED)
  • winner on Vasylyshyn Memorial (10th FIDE category, Lviv, Ukraine, 2011)
  • winner on Festival "Dnipropetrovsk Autumn" in Memory of Alexander Moroz (2012)
  • shared 1-8 place on 29e Open International de Cappelle-la-Grande (France, 2013)
  • Winner on 17° FESTIVAL "CITTÀ DI PADOVA" (Italy, 2014)

Since 2000 Yuri studies in Vladimir Grabinsky group.

Brother of GM Andrey Vovk