USA's Top Daily Chess News Blog, Informative, Fun, and Positive

hosted by Chess Queen™ & 12th Women's World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

World's youngest chess grandmaster professionally committed to the sport

Chess blog for latest news and trivia (c) Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2011

Hi everyone,

Tata Steel Chess C group winners (3-1):
Lahno, Nyzhnyk, Vocaturo.

The world's youngest grandmaster at present - Ilya Nyzhnyk of Ukraine - is committed to playing chess professionally. "I'm going to deal with chess professionally, that is, earn a living from it," said Nyzhnyk in an interview to

Ilya Nyzhnyk also said, "I want to play for a country where there will be opportunities and prospects" though he is yet to receive an offer from any other federation. "I'm just answering the question," he clarified.

"The problem is that in Ukraine chess players are left to themselves," said his coach GM Vladimir Baklan. In Ukraine, the tournaments are small and professional clubs very few and this problem is there not just for players but for all sportspersons.

Here are some nice games that the young grandmaster played at the recently-concluded Tata Chess Super-GM Group C in Wijk aan Zee where he was second by barely half a point behind D. Vocatura.

From Alexandra Kosteniuk's
Also see her personal blog at

Labels: , , , ,


Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home