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Yuri Vovk

Full name Юрій Вовк
Country Ukraine
Born 11 November 1988
Lviv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Title Grandmaster
Peak rating 2632 (July 2015)

Yuri Vovk (Ukrainian: Юрій Вовк; born 11 November 1988 in Lviv) is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster. He was trained by Vladimir Grabinsky, coach of the Ukrainian youth team.


In 2007 he was joint winner with Li Chao and G.N. Gopal at the category 12 Lake Sevan round-robin tournament in Martuni, Armenia. He was awarded the grandmaster title in 2008.

In February 2009 he won the Cappelle-la-Grande Open in France, ahead of 106 Grandmasters and 76 International Masters, scoring 7.5 points out of 9. In 2013 he finished equal first, placing eighth on tiebreak.

Other tournament results:

Vovk finished fifth at the 2015 European Individual Chess Championship in Jerusalem, scoring 7.5/11. This result enabled him to qualify for the Chess World Cup 2015, where he knocked out Ray Robson in the first round. In round two he was eliminated by Wei Yi in the blitz tiebreak games.

He is the older brother of Andrey Vovk.