Yaroslav Zherebukh

Title: 
Grandmaster
Rating: 
2717
Residence: 
Saint Louis, MO
Age: 
23
Status: 
Accepted
Chess Highlights: 
GM Zherebukh won the Cappelle la Grande tournament in 2010, the U.S. Masters 2015 in Greensboro, North Carolina, and placed sixth in the 2017 U.S. Championship. Yaroslav currently holds a FIDE standard rating of 2628 (2607URS) and is the tenth highest rated player in America.
Bio: 

The Ukrainian-born GM earned his title at the age of fifteen.  Zherebukh says, “ My biggest success so far was the advancement to the fourth round at the 2011 World Cup in Russia.”  In 2015, ‘Yaro’ switched his affiliation with the Ukrainian Chess Federation to the USCF, granting him eligibility to be the wildcard in  the 2017 U.S. Championships.  GM Zherebukh made his mark on the Saint Louis Chess Campus when he joined the Saint Louis Arch-Bishops, contributing to the team’s 2017 PRO Chess League Championship title.  This impressive young GM who has become a regular presence at the Saint Louis Chess Club is a fan favorite and is sure to give us some exciting chess in this year’s Championship.