Soviet given birth to chess grasp and champion who later on became an American champion. He received his 1st Ukrainian Championship is at 1972. He received three Ukrainian Championships and, after defecting to america to flee Soviet control, he received three U.S. Championships. He was created and elevated in Ukraine, that was area of the Soviet Union at that time. He’s the male counterpart to Anjelina Belakovskaia because they are both Ukrainian players who’ve found success in america.