21-year-old Ukranian Fide Master Yuriry Krykun with rating of 2382, currently resides in the US, Saint Louis. He has won more than ten medals in Ukrainian Youth Championships, became Ukrainian champion - both individually & rapid U-20 in 2018. He has represented the Ukrainian National team at the U -18 European Team Championship in 2016 where his country won the bronze medal and he received the bronze medal for his individual performance.
Currently he turned his attention to teaching. Besides that, he also shared his expertises and understanding of the game by writing books, articles for the YB series and creating opening and video courses for Chessable. He holds a Bachelor´s Degree in Translation and is pursuing his Master´s Degree in Finance at Webster University.
"In this book, Yuriy does not overwhelm you with variations, but instead he focuses a lot on the verbal explanations and nderstanding of the typical positions. At the same time, you can be confident that his recommendations are quite sound, and have been thoroughly checked with extensive databases, strong engines, as well as critically looked upon from the human perspective. I am entirely sure that studying the materials presented in this work will benefit players of all levels, from some relatively inexperienced club players to even strong Players".
Former Women´s World Champion GM Susan Polgar