Alexander Onischuk

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Alexander Onischuk
Onischuk Alexander.jpg
Full name Олександр Онищук
Country United States
Born (1975-09-03) September 3, 1975 (age 39)
Sevastopol, Soviet Union
Title Grandmaster
FIDE rating 2662 (May 2015)
(No. 76 in the January 2012 FIDE World Rankings)
Peak rating 2701 (July 2010)

Alexander Onischuk (born September 3, 1975) is a Soviet-born American chess grandmaster.

Originally from Ukraine, he immigrated to the United States in 2001. He was the 2006 U.S. Chess Champion. He is currently the fifth-ranked American grandmaster, behind Hikaru Nakamura, Wesley So, Ray Robson, and Gata Kamsky.

Onischuk participated in International Chess Festival Biel 2007, where he placed second after Magnus Carlsen. He scored 5.5/9 like Carlsen, but lost in the tie-breaker match held after the regular rounds finished.

In the fall of 2012, Onischuk accepted the head coaching job at the 2-time reigning national division I collegiate chess champion [1] Texas Tech.


2007 results[edit]

  • 3rd: Aerosvit tournament Phoros
  • 1-2: Biel
  • 2nd: US Championship

2008 results[edit]

  • 1st: Carlos Torre Memorial, Mérida Mexico
  • 1-4: Spice Cup
  • 2nd: US Championship
  • 3rd: 2008 Chess Olympiad
  • 3rd: Pojkovsky Russia

2009 results[edit]

  • 1st: Moscow Open
  • 1st: Open Mexican Championship
  • 3rd: US Championship

2010 results[edit]

  • 1st: Thanksgiving Open St. Louis
  • 1st: Spice Cup - Lubbock
  • 3rd: US Championship
  • 1st: Open Mexican Championship
  • 1st: The second board. World Team Chess Championship.


  1. ^ "Texas Tech Today". Retrieved 2014-07-22. 

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Preceded by
Hikaru Nakamura
United States Chess Champion
Succeeded by
Alexander Shabalov