Vladimir Okhotnik

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Vladimir Okhotnik
Full nameVolodymyr Illich Okhotnyk
CountrySoviet Union→Ukraine
Born (1950-02-28) 28 February 1950 (age 70)
Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
TitleGrandmaster (2011)
Peak rating2510 (July 2000)

Vladimir Okhotnik (Ukrainian: Володимир Ілліч Охотник, romanizedVolodymyr Illich Okhotnyk; born 28 February 1950) is a French chess player of Ukrainian origin.

In 1979 he won the 44th Ukrainian championship at Dnipropetrovsk. In 2011 he won the World Senior Championship[1] and this achievement automatically earned him the title of Grandmaster. Okhotnik won his second world senior title (in the 65+ category) in 2015.[2]

Tournament results include the following:

In the 1990s he moved to France, taking up French citizenship.

Together with Bogdan Lalić, he wrote two books:

  • Carpathian Warrior book one. Secrets of a Master, Pandora Press, 2005 (370 pp.), covering the Pirc, the Modern Defense, the Czech and the Philidor
  • Carpathian Warrior 2, Pandora Press, 2008, covering lesser known lines vs. the Pirc and the Modern, as well as other Black systems with a king's side fianchetto.


  1. ^ Capece, Adolivio (4 December 2011). "World Senior Championship won by IM Vladimir Okhotnik". ChessBase.com. Retrieved 4 December 2011.
  2. ^ "The winners of 25th World Senior Chess Championship 2015". FIDE. 23 November 2015. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Nikola Sedlak winner of Villach Open". Chessdom. 18 February 2012. Retrieved 19 February 2012.

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