Andrei Volokitin

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Andrei Volokitin
Full name Андрій Волокітін
Country Ukraine
Born (1986-06-18) June 18, 1986 (age 29)
Lviv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Title Grandmaster
FIDE rating 2654 (November 2015)
(No. 119 in the January 2012 FIDE World Rankings)
Peak rating 2725 (March 2013)

Andrei Volokitin (Ukrainian: Андрій Волокітін}; born 18 June 1986 in Lviv) is a Ukrainian chess Grandmaster. He is a former Ukrainian Chess Champion and has competed in four Chess Olympiads, winning team gold in the 36th Chess Olympiad in 2004 along with team bronze in 2012.

Chess career[edit]

As a junior, he was twice a medallist 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.[1]

He achieved the grandmaster title in 2001, when only 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 2984 performance rating.[2]



  1. ^ 5th World Youth U16 Chess Olympiad: Artek 1999
  2. ^ Volokitin wins Young Masters in Lausanne

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