Yaroslav Zherebukh

Title: 
Grandmaster
Rating: 
2619
Residence: 
Saint Louis, U.S.A.
Age: 
23
Status: 
Accepted
Chess Highlights: 
Yaroslav won the Cappelle la Grande tournament in 2010. Most recently, and he recently placed 6th in the 2017 U.S. Chess Championship.
Bio: 

 

The Ukrainian-born American Grandmaster earned his title at the age of 15. Zherebukh states, “My biggest success so far was the advancement to the 4th round (1/8 of the final) at the World Cup 2011 in Russia.I won or shared 1st place in numerous US and European tournaments, the most memorable being Cappelle la Grande in France, 2010 (650+ players, over 80 GMs) and US Masters 2015 in Greensboro, NC.” In May  2015, Zherebukh switched his affiliation from the Ukrainian Chess Federation to the U.S. Federation, which made him eligible to be the unpredictable wildcard in this year’s U.S. Championship. Zherebukh has made his mark on the Saint Louis Campus when he became a team member of the Saint Louis Arch Bishops, where he contributed to the team’s current title of World Champions of the 2017 PRO Chess League. He recently placed 6th in the 2017 U.S. Chess Championship.