Evgeny was born in Odessa, Ukraine in 1999. His mother introduced him to chess when he was 6 years old. He won his first Ukrainian Championship in 2007. Afterwards, he placed second in the European Chess Championship 3 times in the following categories: under 8, 10, and 12. He earned the International Master title in 2016, becoming a Grandmaster two years later. He graduated from Texas Tech University with a bachelor’s degree in finance. Recently, he won the 2019 Saint Louis Norm Congress after defeating GM Denes Boros in a tiebreak.