The Top Chess Players in the World

GM Nikita Vitiugov

Full name
Nikita Kirillovich Vitiugov
Born
Feb 4, 1987 (age 34)‎
Place of birth
Leningrad, Russian SFSR, USSR (now Saint Petersburg, Russia)
Federation
Russia
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Nikita Vitiugov, a Russian grandmaster and author, is currently among the top-50 players in the world (as of February 2021). Vitiugov tied for first in the U18 European Championship in 2005, won the U18 Russian Championship in 2005, and tied for first in the U20 Russian Championship in 2006 and 2007. These tournaments paved the way for him to become a titled player when he became an international master in 2006 and a grandmaster in 2007.

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