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Yuri Vovk
Y Vovk 
Number of games in database: 290
Years covered: 2002 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2600 (2563 rapid, 2645 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2632

Overall record: +105 -47 =68 (63.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 70 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (26) 
    B90 B43 B84 B32 B76
 French Defense (13) 
    C19 C16 C10 C13 C18
 Grunfeld (12) 
    D85 D97 D80 D86
 Slav (10) 
    D17 D15 D14 D16 D18
 King's Indian (10) 
    E60 E97 E90 E74 E94
 Queen's Gambit Declined (8) 
    D30 D38 D31 D37
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (34) 
    B22 B30 B87 B51 B46
 King's Indian (29) 
    E92 E81 E90 E62 E77
 French Defense (16) 
    C03 C11 C01 C04 C05
 Grunfeld (11) 
    D85 D75 D93 D84 D91
 French Tarrasch (9) 
    C03 C05 C07 C04
 Nimzo Indian (5) 
    E32 E55 E39 E45
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Robson vs Y Vovk, 2015 0-1
   Wei Yi vs Y Vovk, 2015 0-1
   Y Vovk vs N Giffard, 2011 1-0
   F Sabirov vs Y Vovk, 2008 0-1
   Y Vovk vs Wei Yi, 2015 1-0
   Stefansson vs Y Vovk, 2015 0-1
   Y Vovk vs Pavel Aronin, 2015 1-0
   Y Vovk vs Svidler, 2015 1/2-1/2
   N Vitiugov vs Y Vovk, 2015 1/2-1/2
   Wei Yi vs Y Vovk, 2015 1/2-1/2

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

   Y Vovk vs C Balogh (Feb-19-17) 1/2-1/2
   I Balog vs Y Vovk (Feb-18-17) 1/2-1/2
   Y Vovk vs Christopher Repka (Dec-18-16) 1-0
   J Druska vs Y Vovk (Dec-17-16) 0-1
   K Bulski vs Y Vovk (Oct-23-16) 0-1

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(born Nov-11-1988, 28 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 12; games 1-25 of 290  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. V Malakhatko vs Y Vovk  1-032 2005 Calvi Balagne opA48 King's Indian
4. S Agdestein vs Y Vovk  0-152 2005 Calvi Balagne op 02ndA45 Queen's Pawn Game
5. Y Kuzubov vs Y Vovk  1-033 2005 Ukrainian U20 ChampionshipsA58 Benko Gambit
6. Y Vovk vs N Maiorov  0-139 2005 inAUTOmarket OpenC52 Evans Gambit
7. Y Vovk vs A Zubarev  1-071 2005 Czech OpenB35 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4
8. L Comas Fabrego vs Y Vovk  1-039 2005 Czech OpenE90 King's Indian
9. G Gutman vs Y Vovk  1-067 2006 Cappelle la GrandeE92 King's Indian
10. Z Czajka vs Y Vovk  0-132 2006 Cappelle la GrandeA48 King's Indian
11. Y Vovk vs G Timoshenko  1-033 2006 Cappelle la GrandeB33 Sicilian
12. V Yemelin vs Y Vovk  ½-½40 2006 Cappelle la GrandeB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
13. Y Vovk vs M Narciso Dublan  ½-½78 2006 Cappelle la GrandeC13 French
14. Li Shilong vs Y Vovk  1-033 2006 Cappelle la GrandeE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
15. Eljanov vs Y Vovk  1-058 2006 VII Dos Hermanas InternetE17 Queen's Indian
16. Y Vovk vs Eljanov  1-054 2006 VII Dos Hermanas InternetB32 Sicilian
17. Eljanov vs Y Vovk  1-055 2006 VII Dos Hermanas InternetA56 Benoni Defense
18. Y Vovk vs Eljanov  0-158 2006 VII Dos Hermanas InternetB32 Sicilian
19. Y Vovk vs S Vysochin  1-026 2006 2nd Geller Mem Open-AC00 French Defense
20. A Vovk vs Y Vovk  ½-½12 2007 Ukranian U20 ChampionshipsB33 Sicilian
21. Y Vovk vs Y Zherebukh  1-040 2007 Ukranian U20 ChampionshipsA57 Benko Gambit
22. A Grekh vs Y Vovk  ½-½53 2007 Ukranian U20 ChampionshipsB22 Sicilian, Alapin
23. Y Vovk vs A Ipatov  1-030 2007 Ukranian U20 ChampionshipsD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
24. M Serik vs Y Vovk  0-148 2007 Ukranian U20 ChampionshipsE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
25. V Onischuk vs Y Vovk  ½-½36 2007 Ukranian U20 ChampionshipsB23 Sicilian, Closed
 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 290  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.
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  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
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  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.

Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
Premium Chessgames Member
  ketchuplover: He faces Robson at the world cup
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