Ukrainian chess participant who received the Soviet Country wide Tournament in 1971. He was a member of family late beginner as he started playing at age 13. He became a global Grandmaster in 1973 and competed in the Soviet tournament eleven instances, from 1961 towards the last tournament in 1991. He was created and elevated in Ukraine, that was then area of the Soviet Union. He completed before Mikhail Tal in the 1971 Soviet Tournament.