On December 19th, 1986, the day he was born, nobody would have thought that Yuriy Kryvoruchko would become a Grandmaster and a Grandcoach. Yet, 28 years later, this man has come to be the best Ukrainian chess player who had also reached the top on a worldwide scale. So what is the story of the man behind these outstanding performances?
The passion Yuriy Kryvoruchko has for chess has been developing ever since childhood. At the age of 5, he was taught by his father how to play chess and has continued improving his game ever since. Not long after this life-changing lesson, when he turned 7, he started playing chess tournaments along with friends of his age. Although his results were surprisingly good at the time, Yuriy Kryvoruchko took no interest in gaining more knowledge regarding chess playing until the age of 15. As a teenager, he began searching for different techniques that could be used and he learnt how to perform them during his games. This is the same time he started training in a group led by a former Grandmaster called Vladimir Grabinsky.
Before even turning 18, Yuriy Kryvoruchko will have attended the Capelle-la-Grande Open, one of the most popular chess competitions in the world. Again, his natural talent and skills developed in time had been a great surprise even to the most experienced chess players! In 2009, he received the bronze medal from the European Team Chess Championship. Yet, a god among chess players such as himself will have much more improved results in Rethymno, Greece, where he and the team he was a part of had won most of the chess plays again.
During the year of 2010, Yuriy Kryvorchko has been involved and more than just one competition. Besides from the contest that took place in Rethymno, he as one of the three members of the Ukraine team also took part to a competition in Palaioch, Greece, which has led to an increased respect among chess players.
Still, the greatest achievement a chess player can obtain happened to Yuriy Krycorchko when he was rather young. At the age of only 20 years, he received the title of Grandmaster from FIDE, which is the largest international organization that connects chess players from all over the globe. As he had said during an interview himself, one of the most helpful methods when preparing for this outstanding accomplishment is solving puzzles.
Yuriy Krycorchko admits that this hobby of solving puzzles up to 10 hours per week, along with reading a wide range of books in the domain, have had a great impact over his view on the fascinating game of chess. Therefore, it would be fair enough to admit that this Ukrainian chess player completely deserves the title of Grandmaster which is, by definition, the most capable person in this domain on a worldwide scale. Owing to over 20 years of experience and a great amount of passion, Yuriy Kryvorchko can be fairly called a god among chess players!