Olexandr is a Ukranian Grandmaster, having attained the title at the 2015 Vladimir Nabokov Memorial. In 2014, he won the under-18 category of the World Youth Chess Championship. A speed chess specialist, Olexandr reached the finals of Chess.com’s Bullet Chess Championship before losing to GM Hikaru Nakamura, the winner of the tournament. A professional chess coach and player, Olexandr currently resides in Mykolaiv, Ukraine. His older brother, Mykola, is also a strong chess player, holding the title of International Master.