Nikita Vitiugov

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Nikita Vitiugov
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Nikita Vitiugov at the Alekhine Memorial, 2013
Full name Никита Витюгов
Country  Soviet Union  Russia
Born (1987-02-04) February 4, 1987 (age 27)
Saint-Petersburg, Soviet Union
Title Grandmaster
FIDE rating 2742 (September 2014)
(No. 18 in the June 2014 FIDE World Rankings)
Peak rating 2747 (March 2014)

Nikita Kirillovich Vitiugov (Russian: Никита Кириллович Витюгов; born 4 February 1987, Saint Petersburg) is a Russian chess grandmaster (2006).

Vitiugov is 2006 World Junior Chess Vice-Champion[1] and participant of the Russian Chess Championship (2006[2] and 2007[3]). He was a member of the gold-medal-winning Russian team at the World Team Chess Championship 2009 in Bursa.[4] In 2011, he tied for 1st-3rd with Evgeny Tomashevsky and Le Quang Liem in the Aeroflot Open.[5]

In January of 2013 Vitiugov won the Gibraltar Chess Festival defeating defending champion Nigel Short in a rapid playoff. He and three others finished the tournament 8/10.

In the 2013 Alekhine Memorial tournament, held from 20 April to 1 May, Vitiugov finished fifth, with +1−1=7.[6]

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