Grandmaster Andrey Baryshpolets is from Kyiv, Ukraine. GM Baryshpolets obtained his title as Grandmaster in 2013. His most significant chess achievements are: the Ukrainian champion under 18 in 2008, winner of Lone Star Open 2018, Winter Chess Classic-B 2017, Golden State Open 2017, Delhi Open 2015, co-winner of Southwest Open 2018, prize-winner of Benasque 2016, and A.Margaryan memorial 2013. He is pursuing a PhD degree in Agricultural & Applied Economics at Texas Tech University. As the member of TTU chess team, Andrey became the Pan-American Intercollegiate champion in 2015, 2 time Southwest Collegiate champion (2017-2018) and 3 time qualifier for the Final Four (2016-2018).