Russian Grandmaster. Ukrainian and Soviet Junior Champions. Coach of Mikhail Gurevich in the late 1980’s. H died in 2017 after a long battle with cancer.
Best results: winner in Schelde (BEL) 1974, Kiev 1989, Sverdlovsk 1989, second in Novi Sad in 1987.
In the 1990s, he left chess to set up a successful gambling company in Moscow. Lately, he sponsored many chess tournaments.
Peak rating: 2560 in 1991.