The well-known Russian grandmaster Nikita Vitiugov will play for England, which is likely one of the “unfriendly international locations”. The up to date card of the 36-year-old athlete appeared on the web site of the Worldwide Chess Federation (FIDE).
The winner of the World Workforce Championship as a part of the Russian crew (2010, 2013) and the champion of Russia-2021 will quickly obtain a brand new sports activities citizenship.
Nikita Vitiugov is ranked twenty fifth within the FIDE score. He turned the highest-rated Russian chess participant who deserted the Russian Federation.
Vitiugov got here to chess on the age of 5. For the primary time, Nikita was proven chess by his grandfather, who performed as a first-class participant. He additionally actively participated in his future destiny. On the age of 10, Vitiugov turned a candidate grasp, learning with Alexei Mikhailovich Yuneev.
The following chess pinnacle obeyed the Petersburger on the age of 18: Nikita was awarded the title of worldwide grasp, and a yr later he fulfilled all of the grandmaster norms and acquired the very best chess title.