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Yuri Vovk
Y Vovk 
Number of games in database: 384
Years covered: 2001 to 2020
Last FIDE rating: 2571 (2586 rapid, 2549 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2632

Overall record: +137 -65 =104 (61.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 78 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (29) 
    B90 B32 B43 B84 B45
 Grunfeld (14) 
    D85 D80 D97 D86
 French Defense (13) 
    C19 C13 C16 C10 C11
 King's Indian (13) 
    E97 E60 E90 E74 E94
 Slav (11) 
    D17 D15 D14 D18 D16
 Queen's Gambit Declined (9) 
    D30 D38 D31 D37
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (64) 
    B48 B22 B30 B90 B51
 King's Indian (34) 
    E90 E92 E81 E62 E94
 French Defense (16) 
    C03 C11 C01 C04 C07
 Sicilian Taimanov (13) 
    B48 B47 B46 B49
 Nimzo Indian (12) 
    E32 E55 E21 E52 E48
 Grunfeld (11) 
    D85 D90 D83 D70 D84
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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 Nikcevic, 2013 1-0
   Y Vovk vs S Lots, 2007 1-0
   Y Vovk vs V Onyshchuk, 2015 1/2-1/2
   F Sabirov vs Y Vovk, 2008 0-1
   Vitiugov vs Y Vovk, 2015 1/2-1/2
   Y Vovk vs P Aronin, 2015 1-0
   Golubev vs Y Vovk, 2017 0-1
   V Kryvoruchko vs Y Vovk, 2017 0-1

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

   🏆 TCh-HUN 2019-20
   Y Vovk vs G Kallai (Mar-08-20) 1/2-1/2
   J Roubalik vs Y Vovk (Feb-29-20) 0-1
   Z Jovanovic vs Y Vovk (Dec-15-19) 1-0
   O Terletsky vs Y Vovk (Dec-03-19) 0-1
   O Vakulenko vs Y Vovk (Dec-01-19) 0-1

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(born Nov-11-1988, 33 years old) Ukraine
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He was born on 11 November 1988 in Lvov, Ukraine. He started to play chess in 1998. Became IM in 2004. FIDE awarded the GM title to Yuri Vovk in 2008. This GM is a brother of Andrey Vovk. Winner of Cappelle la Grande (2009). Placed 5th with 7.5/11 at the European 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 took part in the World Blitz Championship 2015. Being ranked 113th Yuriy took 9th place. He faced for the first time many top players. Yuri defeated Aronian, Movsesian, Vachier-Lagrave, Wojtaszek, Malakhov, and drew with Carlsen, Leko, Gelfand and Svidler.

He was equal third at the 33rd Andorra Open 2015. Winner of the 6th Salento International Chess Open 2017. (Gallipoli,Italy.) Winner of the Leine International Rapid Chess Open 2017 ( Hannover, Germany.) Second place at the international chess festival, "Open Cup of Lvov 2018" Tournament A. Winner of the 15th Vasylyshyn Memorial GM Tournament 2018 (Lvov, Ukraine). Second place at the 16th Vasylyshyn Memorial 2019.

Wikipedia article: Yuri Vovk

Last updated: 2021-11-11 02:02:40

 page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 391  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Grygoryev vs Y Vovk  0-1692001UKR-ch sf U16A07 King's Indian Attack
2. Y Vovk vs A Grekh  0-1462002UKR-ch U14B42 Sicilian, Kan
3. M Kravtsiv vs Y Vovk 1-0252004LvovB06 Robatsch
4. Y Vovk vs P Potapov  0-1422005Olomouc Ave Kontakt CupC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
5. V Malakhatko vs Y Vovk  1-0322005Calvi Balagne opA48 King's Indian
6. S Agdestein vs Y Vovk  0-1522005Calvi Balagne op 02ndA45 Queen's Pawn Game
7. Kuzubov vs Y Vovk  1-0332005Ukrainian U20 ChampionshipA58 Benko Gambit
8. Y Vovk vs Maiorov  0-1392005inAUTOmarket OpenC52 Evans Gambit
9. Y Vovk vs A Zubarev  1-0712005Czech OpenB32 Sicilian
10. L Comas Fabrego vs Y Vovk  1-0392005Czech OpenE90 King's Indian
11. Y Vovk vs V Zakhartsov  0-1652005Pardubice op-AB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
12. V Plat vs Y Vovk  0-1382005Olomouc Ave Kontakt CupB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
13. A Vovk vs Y Vovk  ½-½132005UKR-ch U20 qualB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
14. A Vovk vs Y Vovk  ½-½122006UKR-ch U20B33 Sicilian
15. Y Vovk vs N Yaremko  ½-½632006UKR-ch U20B88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
16. G Gutman vs Y Vovk  1-0672006Cappelle-la-Grande OpenE92 King's Indian
17. Z Czajka vs Y Vovk  0-1322006Cappelle-la-Grande OpenA48 King's Indian
18. Y Vovk vs Timoshenko  1-0332006Cappelle-la-Grande OpenB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
19. V Yemelin vs Y Vovk  ½-½402006Cappelle-la-Grande OpenB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
20. Y Vovk vs M Narciso Dublan  ½-½782006Cappelle-la-Grande OpenC13 French
21. Li Shilong vs Y Vovk  1-0332006Cappelle-la-Grande OpenE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
22. Eljanov vs Y Vovk  1-0582006VII Dos Hermanas InternetE17 Queen's Indian
23. Y Vovk vs Eljanov  1-0542006VII Dos Hermanas InternetB32 Sicilian
24. Eljanov vs Y Vovk  1-0552006VII Dos Hermanas InternetA56 Benoni Defense
25. Y Vovk vs Eljanov  0-1582006VII Dos Hermanas InternetB32 Sicilian
 page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 391  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Placed 3rd in Olomouc Chess Summer GM-1 (Czech Republic) 4-12 August 2010:

Nov-11-10  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.
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  ketchuplover: He faces Robson at the world cup
Nov-11-21  offramp: Wow, Lvov Vovk WOW.

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