Ukrainian chess player who won the Soviet National Championship in 1971.
He was a relative late starter as he began playing at the age of 13.
He became an International Grandmaster in 1973 and competed in the Soviet championship eleven times, from 1961 to the last championship in 1991.
He was born and raised in Ukraine, which was then part of the Soviet Union.
He finished ahead of Mikhail Tal in the 1971 Soviet Championship.