Martyn Kravtsiv

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Martyn Kravtsiv
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Born (1990-11-26) 26 November 1990 (age 28)
Lviv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
TitleGrandmaster (2009)
FIDE rating2635 (November 2019)
Peak rating2685 (March 2018)

Martyn Kravtsiv (Ukrainian: Мартин Кравців; born 26 November 1990) is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster. He competed in the FIDE World Cup in 2013.

Kravtsiv was taught how to play chess on his sixth birthday by his father. Later, he trained in a Lviv Chess Club.[1] In the 2008 World Mind Sports Games in Beijing, Kravtsiv won the gold medal in the men's individual blitz event. In 2010, he tied for 1st-6th places with Dmitry Kokarev, Alexey Dreev, Maxim Turov, Baskaran Adhiban and Aleksej Aleksandrov in the 2nd Orissa Open tournament in Bhubaneshwar.[2] In 2011, Kravtsiv won the 3rd Chennai Open.[3] The following year, he tied for 1st–5th with Pentala Harikrishna, Parimarjan Negi, Tornike Sanikidze and Tigran Gharamian in the Cappelle-la-Grande Open.[4] He tied for first with Andrei Volokitin and Zahar Efimenko in the 2015 Ukrainian Chess Championship, held in his native city of Lviv, finishing second on tiebreak.[5] In 2016, Kravtsiv won the Riga Technical University Open edging out Hrant Melkumyan, Arturs Neiksans, Aleksey Goganov and Jiri Stocek on tiebreak score.[6]

In team events, Kravtsiv played for Ukraine in the 2006 U-16 Chess Olympiad, which was won by his team, and the World Team Chess Championship in 2017.He is 1st Gujarat open GM tournament 2018 champion.


  1. ^ "Grandmaster Interview with Martyn Kravtsiv and Game". Chess Videos, Chess DVDs, Chess Software and more. 2011-12-03. Retrieved 2017-12-15.
  2. ^ "02nd Orissa Open Grandmaster TMT". FIDE. Retrieved 15 May 2011.
  3. ^ Mihailov, Anton (2011-01-27). "Martyn Kravtsiv Wins Chennai Open 2011". FIDE. Retrieved 2017-07-05.
  4. ^ Ramirez, Alejandro (2012-03-12). "Harikrishna tops 74 GMs in Cappelle-La-Grande". Chess News. ChessBase. Retrieved 2012-03-13.
  5. ^ "GM Andrei Volokitin is the 2015 Ukraine Chess Champion". Chessdom. Retrieved 2015-12-15.
  6. ^ "Riga Technical University Open 2016 | The Week in Chess". Retrieved 2017-07-05.

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