For the original chess article and the full Interview with Yuriy Kryvoruchko (#80 World Rank) and game review please check William’s site.

Yuriy Kryvoruchko is a 24 year old Ukranian grandmaster with a current FIDE of over 2660. He was currently placed very well in recent tournaments with a calm positional understanding that places him as a prime candidate to break the 2700 barrier. The game we chose to cover was a game he played as white at this years Capelle la Grande in France. This was quite an exciting interview for me as this was the 5th time we we’re honored to interview a GM in the Top 100 FIDE list (The other top 100 players we’ve interviewed so far are Sergey Karjakin, Anish Giri, Wang Hao and Wesley So).

GM Yuriy Kryvoruchko vs David Berczes – Chess Video

The Interview with Yuriy Kryvoruchko

When did you learn chess and who taught you?

My father taught me to play chess at 5.

When did you begin making legitimate progress in your game and how?

I think when I was 15-16. I spent some time learning different openings, typical plans in middlegame, etc.

Can you recall a specific turning point? (a game, event, working with a chess coach, etc..)

Maybe, when I started to train in strong group of […] to read the rest of the interview with Yuriy Kryvoruchko please visit William’s site.

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William Stewart is a National Master. He specializes in Online Chess Coaching and maintains a daily updated Chess Blog

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