Yaroslav Zherebukh

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Yaroslav Zherebukh
Yaroslav Zherebukh 2012.jpg
Full nameЯрослав Жеребух
Country Ukraine  United States
Born (1993-07-14) July 14, 1993 (age 26)
Lviv, Ukraine
FIDE rating2610 (September 2019)

Yaroslav Volodymyrovych Zherebukh (Ukrainian: Яросла́в Володи́мирович Жеребу́х; born July 14, 1993 in Lviv) is a Ukrainian-American chess Grandmaster (2009).

In 2006, he was a member of the Ukrainian national youth team, which won the U-16 Chess Olympiad in Turkey. His biggest success so far has been his victory, in February 2010, of the colossal Cappelle-la-Grande Open in France, ahead of 82 Grandmasters and 61 International masters (652 players), with 7.5 points out of 9."Yaroslav Zherebukh wins Cappelle-La-Grande 2010". Chess.co.uk. Retrieved 12 October 2010.

In 2010 Yaroslav scored 8/11 (7 wins, 2 losses, 2 draws) to win the Young Stars of the World tournament, held in Kirishi, Russia.

In the 2011 World Cup, held in Khanty-Mansiysk, he caused a sensation by eliminating two super-grandmasters, Pavel Eljanov and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in the first and third rounds. Eventually he was knocked out by Czech super-GM David Navara.[1]

In May 2015 Zherebukh switched his affiliation from Ukraine to the United States. In 2016 he qualified to compete in the 2017 U.S. Championship [2] where he scored a notable win in the seventh round against world #3 and reigning US Champion Fabiano Caruana.

Zherebukh has stated that Akiba Rubinstein is his favourite chess player, "because of his perfect technique and very rich understanding of chess."[3]


  1. ^ Crowther, Mark (2011-09-21). "The Week in Chess: FIDE World Cup Khanty-Mansiysk 2011". London Chess Center. Retrieved 14 December 2011.
  2. ^ "2017 US Championships". Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. Retrieved 5 April 2017.
  3. ^ "GM Yaroslav Zhrebukh Interview and Game Review - (age 18 FIDE 2580)". Chess Videos, Chess DVDs, Chess Software and more. 2011-10-02. Retrieved 2017-12-14.

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