Grandmaster Evgenij Miroshnichenko, often referred to as Miro, was born in Donetsk, Ukraine. He was introduced to the game of chess at 5 and started to attend his local chess club at 6. At the age of 19, Miro was awarded the International Master title and the Grandmaster title in 2002. He is a two time Ukrainian champion (2003 and 2008) and reached his highest world rank, 37, in 2007. Miro has also worked as a coach and second to Sergey Karjakin, both Muzychuk sisters, and Anton Smirnov, to name a few. Miro has extensive experience doing commentary, which includes two chess olympiads (2012, 2016) and now as the Russian commentator for the 2018 Grand Chess Tour.