I was born on January 25, 1978 in Kharkov (Ukraine). At the age of 8 I started playing chess.
1988-1990 Winner of numerous children and youth tournaments.
1990 Winner of International youth chess festival in Riga - Latvia
1991 Obtained the title of Candidate Master of Sports.
1992 2nd place in Ukrainian Championship U14
9th place in European Championship U14 - Rimavská Sobota, Czechoslovakia
1993 Winner of International youth tournament in St. Petersburg - Russia
1994 Winner of youth festival “The Pearl of the Caucasus” – Essentuky, Russia
1995 2nd place in Bratislava Open tournament – Slovakia
1-3 places in Mlada Boleslav Open tournament – Czech Republik
2nd place in Sevastopol IM round-robin – Ukraine
Obtainted the title of International Master at the age of 17
Started a long-term cooperation with the honored trainer of Ukraine Alexander Vaisman.
1996 Champion of Ukraine U18 & U20
10th place in World Championship U18 – Menorca, Spain
1997 3rd place in Ukrainian Championship U20
2-8 places in TVP Piatka Open – Swidnica,Poland
1998 2-8 places in Chigorin Memorial (1st stage of Cup Russia) – St. Petersburg, Russia
1999 1-8 places in 3rd stage of Cup Russia – Tula, Russia
2nd place in 6th stage of Cup Russia – Nizhnij Novgorod, Russia
3rd place at finals of Cup Russia (robin 13 cat.) – Ekaterinburg,Russia
Obtainted the title of International Grandmaster at the age of 21
2000 5-7 places in Zonal tournament 1.9 – Ordzhonikidze, Ukraine
1st place on the first board at Serbian 2nd league - Novi-Sad, Serbia
3rd place in “Golden Cleopatra” chess festival – Cairo,Egypt
2001 Winner of "Alushta Spring" tournament –Ukraine
Started to collaborate (within 3 years) with unique Judit Polgar as a sparring partner
2002 Sole winner of Dubai Open (ahead of 43 GMs; performance - 2775!) - UAE
2003 Winner of Le Touquet Open - France.
2004 Winner of GM round-robin – Mulhouse, France
2-13 places in Dubai Open – UAE
2-3 places in Miskolc GM robin – Hungary
3-7 places in Essent Open – Hoogeveen, Netherlands
2-7 places in 19th Le Touque Open - France
2005 2-7 places in Essent Open – Hoogeveen, Netherlands
2006 3rd place in Cappelle la Grande Open (624 players, 112 GMs) – France
3-6 places in Essent Open – Hoogeveen, Netherlands
Graduated from Kharkov Institute of Physical Education and received a master's degree in coaching.
2008 9 out of 15 (opponents average 2567) at first German Bundesliga 2007/08