Vladimir Okhotnik

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Vladimir Okhotnik
Full nameVolodymir Ilyich Okhotnik (Володимир Ілліч Охотник)
Country Soviet Union
Born (1950-02-28) 28 February 1950 (age 68)
Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
TitleGrandmaster (2011)
Peak rating2510 (July 2000)

Vladimir Ilyich Okhotnik (Ukrainian: Володимир Ілліч Охотник; born 28 February 1950) is a French chess grandmaster of Ukrainian origin.

In 1979 he won the 44th Ukrainian championship at Dnipropetrovsk. Okhotnik took first place in the Cappelle-la-Grande Open 1988. In 2011 he became World Senior Champion[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]

He played with RAIKA RAPID Feffernitz team in the first Austrian League 2012.

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.[4]


  1. ^ Capece, Adolivio (2011-12-04). "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. 2015-11-23. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Nikola Sedlak winner of Villach Open". Chessdom. 2012-02-18. Retrieved 19 February 2012.
  4. ^ Review of book by Week in Chess Carpathian_Warrior_2

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