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Y Vovk 
Yuri Vovk
Number of games in database: 267
Years covered: 2002 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2592 (2563 rapid, 2645 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2632
Overall record: +93 -44 =60 (62.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      70 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (23) 
    B90 B84 B32 B43 B31
 French Defense (13) 
    C19 C16 C13 C10 C18
 Grunfeld (12) 
    D85 D86 D97 D80
 King's Indian (9) 
    E97 E60 E74 E90 E83
 Slav (9) 
    D17 D15 D16 D18 D14
 Queen's Gambit Declined (8) 
    D30 D38 D31 D37
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (30) 
    B30 B22 B87 B46 B48
 King's Indian (29) 
    E92 E90 E81 E77 E62
 French Defense (13) 
    C03 C11 C01 C07
 Grunfeld (9) 
    D85 D75 D91 D84 D93
 French Tarrasch (7) 
    C03 C07
 French (5) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Wei Yi vs Y Vovk, 2015 0-1
   Robson vs Y Vovk, 2015 0-1
   Y Vovk vs Pavel Aronin, 2015 1-0
   J Carow vs Y Vovk, 2015 0-1
   Y Vovk vs G Gajewski, 2015 1-0
   Stefansson vs Y Vovk, 2015 0-1
   Wei Yi vs Y Vovk, 2015 1/2-1/2
   Y Vovk vs Wei Yi, 2015 1-0
   N Vitiugov vs Y Vovk, 2015 1/2-1/2
   A Gutov vs Y Vovk, 2015 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Dutch Open (2011)
   Cappelle la Grande (2009)
   27th Cappelle-la-Grande (2011)
   29th Cappelle-la-Grande (2013)
   Hastings Congress 2011/12 (2011)
   European Individual Championship (2015)
   Ukrainian Championship (2012)
   World Junior Championship (2007)
   Dutch Open (2009)
   Cappelle la Grande (2006)
   Cappelle la Grande (2010)
   World Cup (2015)

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(born Nov-11-1988, 27 years old) Ukraine
[what is this?]
This GM is a brother of Andrey Vovk. Winner of Cappelle la Grande (2009). Placed 5th with 7.5/11 at the European Individual Championship (2015), thereby qualifying for the World Cup (2015) where he defeated Ray Robson in the first round. He lost to Wei Yi in the blitz tiebreakers after the standard games and the two sets of rapid tiebreakers were drawn and therefore exited the event.

He was equal third at the 33rd Andorra Open 2015.

Wikipedia article: Yuri Vovk

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 267  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Y Vovk vs A Grekh  0-146 2002 UKR-ch U14B42 Sicilian, Kan
2. M Kravtsiv vs Y Vovk 1-025 2004 LvovB06 Robatsch
3. Y Vovk vs A Zubarev  1-071 2005 Czech OpenB35 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4
4. V Malakhatko vs Y Vovk  1-032 2005 Calvi Balagne opA48 King's Indian
5. Y Vovk vs N Maiorov  0-139 2005 inAUTOmarket OpenC52 Evans Gambit
6. Y Kuzubov vs Y Vovk  1-033 2005 Ukrainian U20 ChampionshipsA58 Benko Gambit
7. S Agdestein vs Y Vovk  0-152 2005 Calvi Balagne op 02ndA45 Queen's Pawn Game
8. L Comas Fabrego vs Y Vovk  1-039 2005 Czech OpenE90 King's Indian
9. Li Shilong vs Y Vovk  1-033 2006 Cappelle la GrandeE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
10. G Gutman vs Y Vovk  1-067 2006 Cappelle la GrandeE92 King's Indian
11. Eljanov vs Y Vovk  1-058 2006 VII Dos Hermanas InternetE17 Queen's Indian
12. Y Vovk vs M Narciso Dublan  ½-½78 2006 Cappelle la GrandeC13 French
13. Y Vovk vs S Vysochin  1-026 2006 2nd Geller Mem Open-AC00 French Defense
14. Y Vovk vs Eljanov  1-054 2006 VII Dos Hermanas InternetB32 Sicilian
15. V Yemelin vs Y Vovk  ½-½40 2006 Cappelle la GrandeB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
16. Eljanov vs Y Vovk  1-055 2006 VII Dos Hermanas InternetA56 Benoni Defense
17. Y Vovk vs G Timoshenko  1-033 2006 Cappelle la GrandeB33 Sicilian
18. Y Vovk vs Eljanov  0-158 2006 VII Dos Hermanas InternetB32 Sicilian
19. Z Czajka vs Y Vovk  0-132 2006 Cappelle la GrandeA48 King's Indian
20. Y Vovk vs E Pileckis  ½-½70 2007 World Junior ChampionshipE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
21. D Arngrimsson vs Y Vovk  0-138 2007 World Junior ChampionshipB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
22. J Brooke vs Y Vovk 0-163 2007 Liverpool opA00 Uncommon Opening
23. Y Vovk vs P Bobras  0-190 2007 Cappelle la GrandeD97 Grunfeld, Russian
24. Y Vovk vs N Zhornik  1-055 2007 Ukranian U20 ChampionshipsB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
25. Y Vovk vs M Molner  1-032 2007 World Junior ChampionshipB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 267  PGN Download
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Nov-11-06  BIDMONFA: Yuri Vovk

VOVK, Yuri

Mar-07-09  jon01: Yuri Vovk won the 25. Capelle La Grande with 7.5/9.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: GM Yuri Vovk, Ukraine, born 11 November 1988 in Lviv. Now rated 2546,

IM in 2004. GM in 2008. Rated 2575 in April 2009. ICC (vendor): Imperator15

Elder brother of GM Andrey Vovk.

From (edited):

1st on tie in closed GM "Lake Sevan" 2007 (cat. 12). Joint 1-2 in closed GM "Saratov 2007" (cat. 11). Ukrainian U20 champion 2007. Winner of Cappelle-la-Grande Open 2009. I charge moderate money for lessons. I am studying in Lviv National University in Ukraine. I'm active chess player that tries to avoid all obsolent and reflect new tendencies in chess in a right way. I'm very good in teaching you to play sharply. But of course not bad to teach positional play too!

1st in Cappelle-la-Grande March 2009 (ahead of 101 GM's):

20th* in Hogeschool Zeeland Open (Vlissingen) 2009:

*One point behind his 2nd placed brother!

Biography: (in Polish)

Pictures: (video)

Some wild stuff back in 2005:

[Event "Calvi Balagne op 02nd"]
[Date "2005.02.23"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Agdestein, Simen"]
[Black "Vovk, Yuri"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2586"]
[BlackElo "2420"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 Ne4 3. Bh4 c5 4. f3 g5 5. fxe4 gxh4 6. e3 Bh6 7. Nd2 Qb6 8. Nc4 Qg6 9. Qd3 cxd4 10. exd4 d5 11. exd5 Bf5 12. Qb3 Nd7 13. Nf3 h3 14. Nh4 Bxc2 15. Nxg6 Bxb3 16. axb3 hxg6 17. gxh3 Bg7 18. d6 Bxd4 19. dxe7 Kxe7 20. O-O-O Nc5 21. Bg2 Rh4 22. Rhe1+ Kf8 23. Na5 Rc8 24. Kb1 Rc7 25. b4 Na4 26. Re4 Rxe4 27. Bxe4 Bxb2 28. Bc2 Nc3+ 29. Kxb2 Nxd1+ 30. Bxd1 b6 31. Nb3 Rc4 32. b5 Rh4 33. Nd2 Rxh3 34. Nf1 f5 35. Kc2 Ke7 36. Kd2 Kd6 37. Ke1 Ke5 38. Kf2 g5 39. Kg2 Ra3 40. h3 f4 41. Bg4 Kd4 42. Nh2 Rb3 43. Bd7 Rb2+ 44. Kg1 Ke3 45. Bc6 Rc2 46. Ng4+ Ke2 47. Ne5 Rc3 48. Kg2 Rc5 49. Nd7 Rf5 50. Bf3+ Ke3 51. Bc6 f3+ 52. Kf1 f2 0-1

Feb-13-10  chessfootball: please visit Yuriy homepage
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Placed 3rd in Olomouc Chess Summer GM-1 (Czech Republic) 4-12 August 2010:

Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: how do you pronounce Vovk?
Premium Chessgames Member
  Annie K.: <wordfunph> like in the audio. :)

Take care.

Nov-11-13  Dionysius1: The audio is a really neat feature in the bio! So small though - I overlooked it first time round.
Nov-11-13  Kikoman: <Player of the Day>

Happy 25th Birthday GM Yuri Vovk! :D

Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Happy 25th birthday to GM Yuri Vovk.
Aug-26-15  ketchuplover: He faces Robson at the world cup
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