Asian Champion U-14 Completed GM norm requirements at age 15

Winner of Chicago Open 2011, US Open 2011, National Open 2010, Liberty Bell Open 2008, 2009, Land of the Sky 2012,

Arizona International 2009, 2010

Won games vs. GMs Van Wely, Akobian, Shabalov, Kudrin, Ramirez

Born in Tashkent Uzbekistan in March 3, 1988.

My grandfather taught me how to play chess at the age of six. I practice the game regularly challenging my father, friends, and schoolmates. At the age of eight I played my first rated competition. I started succeeding in my improvement very fast winning most of the national events. At the age of 10 I played at expert level strength. I would dedicate 4-6 hours every day mastering the game on my own and working with my coach Georgi Borisenko. Soviet Master Borisenko had coached and collaborated with World prominent grandmasters and world champions including Nona Gaprindashvilli, Semen Furhman, Mark Taimanov, Naum Rashkovsky. It was an honor to receive the knowledge of classical chess school. At the age of 12 I went for my first serious international event and conquered the title of Asian Champion U-14 years old at Bikaner, India. Within several years of intense preparation I reached an IM level strength. It took three Fide rated tournaments to take me from 2191 to 2430. After intense training I was presented the opportunity to go for GM title. I got all of my norms playing only few events. Competing in Ukraine I successfully challenged legendary GMs Kupreichik and Kholmov. In the upcoming years I competed in two World Olympiads in Calvia and Turin.

Upon coming to the US in 2005 I actively engaged in collegiate chess. I represented UTB at the first competitive team events. I won individual first place at Southwest Open and Collegiate Texas Team Championship 2006 inspiring the University to take chess to the next level. Within several years I got to represent University of Maryland Baltimore County winning Final Four 2009.

Past summertime I reinvented the game winning most of the competitions I played. My coach Ronen Har Zvi inspired me towards fulfilling my vision for chess success. I transformed my mindset and adopted empowering habits across major parts of my lifestyle. Opening improvement and successful psychology allowed me to come out victorious and demonstrate outstanding performance in Chicago Open, US Open, World Open, LA International in the year 2011, and recent Land of the Sky 2012.

Currently Ranked in the Top 100 in the world