Ilya Gurevich

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Ilya Gurevich (born February 8, 1972 in Kiev) is a Soviet-born American chess grandmaster.

He became a chess master at 12 years, 3 months.[1] He was a student at Yeshiva Academy in Worcester, Massachusetts.

In 1983, he won the U.S. National Scholastic Elementary School Chess Championship;[2] the following year, at twelve, he won the world under-14 championship in Lomas de Zamora, Argentina.

He won the 1990 World Junior Championship as an 18-year-old. He tied for first place with Alexei Shirov and was awarded the win because of his superior tiebreak points.[3]

He later became an options trader.[4]


  1. ^ [1] Archived August 4, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "National Scholastic Chess Champions". Al Williams. Archived from the original on November 9, 1999. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  3. ^ Byrne, Robert (September 30, 1990). "Pastimes; Chess". New York Times. Retrieved March 3, 2014.
  4. ^ Bill Wall. "Chess and other Occupations". Bill Walls' Wonderful World of Chess. Chessville. Archived from the original on January 1, 2006. Retrieved March 3, 2014.

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