Yuriy Kryvoruchko

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Yuriy Kryvoruchko
Yuriy Kryvoruchko 11-2014 Lviv.jpg
Kryvoruchko in 2014
Full nameЮрій Григорович Криворучко
Born (1986-12-19) 19 December 1986 (age 32)
Lviv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
TitleGrandmaster (2006)
FIDE rating2683 (November 2019)
Peak rating2717 (November 2015)

Yuriy Hryhorovych Kryvoruchko (Ukrainian: Юрій Григорович Криворучко; born 19 December 1986) is a Ukrainian chess player. He was awarded the title of Grandmaster by FIDE in 2006. Kryvoruchko was Ukrainian champion in 2013.[1] He competed in the FIDE World Cup in 2009 and 2013.


Born in Lviv, Kryvoruchko was 5 years old when he was taught how to play chess by his father. He entered his first tournaments at age 7.[2] He came third in the 2004 European Youth Chess Championship in Ürgüp and in the 2006 World Junior Chess Championship in Yerevan.[3] In 2008 he tied for 1st–8th places with Vugar Gashimov, David Arutinian, Sergey Fedorchuk, Konstantin Chernyshov, Andrei Deviatkin, Vasilios Kotronias and Erwin L'Ami in the Cappelle-la-Grande Open tournament.[4] In 2009 he was a member of the bronze medal-winning Ukrainian team at the European Team Chess Championship[5] and tied for 1st–4th with Hedinn Steingrimsson, Hannes Stefansson and Mihail Marin in the Reykjavik Open tournament.[6] In 2010, he tied for 1st–6th with Mircea Parligras, Gabriel Sargissian, Sergey Volkov, Bela Khotenashvili and Vladislav Borovikov in 2nd International Tournament in Rethymno[7] and tied for 1st–3rd with Dmitry Svetushkin and Alexander Zubarev at Palaiochora.[8] In 2013 Kryvoruchko won the Ukrainian championship edging out Ruslan Ponomariov on tiebreak, after both finished on a score of 7½/11 points.[9][10]

Personal life[edit]

In 2008 he graduated from Lviv University’s Faculty of Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Ukraine Men's Championship (final) - 2013 July 2013 Ukraine". FIDE. Retrieved 27 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Interview with Yuriy Kryvoruchko (#80 World Rank) and Game Review". Chess Videos, Chess DVDs, Chess Software and more. 2011-10-07. Retrieved 2017-12-08.
  3. ^ "Shen Yang and Zaven Andriasian World Junior Champions". ChessBase. 2006-10-17. Retrieved 4 May 2010.
  4. ^ "GM Vugar Gashimov wins Cappelle la Grande". Chessdom. Retrieved 4 May 2010.
  5. ^ "Novi Sad: Azerbaijan wins Gold – by one rook move". ChessBase. 2009-10-31. Retrieved 4 May 2010.
  6. ^ "Reykjavik Open 2009 – chess in geothermal splendor". ChessBase. 2009-04-13. Retrieved 14 May 2010.
  7. ^ "2nd International Chess Tournament of Rethymno". FIDE. Retrieved 24 March 2011.
  8. ^ "3rd International Chess Tournament of Paleohora". FIDE. Retrieved 11 April 2011.
  9. ^ "Yuriy Kryvoruchko and Mariya Muzychuk are Ukrainian Champions". Chessdom. 2013-06-26. Retrieved 2017-08-07.
  10. ^ "Kryvoruchko and Muzychuk win Ukrainian Ch". Chess News. ChessBase. 2013-06-28. Retrieved 2017-08-07.

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