Yuriy Kryvoruchko is a Ukrainian chess Grandmaster born on December 19, 1986 in Lviv, Ukraine. Kryvoruchko was awarded the title of Grandmaster in 2006 and the International Master title in 2004. As of August 2022, his FIDE rating was 2669 while his Peak rating was 2717 as of November 2015. Kryvoruchko is a graduate of Lviv University from the Faculty of Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering.
Kryvoruchko was mentored by his father to play board games and competed in the initial tournament aged 7 years. In 2004 the European Youth Chess Tournament was held in Urgup as well as the World Junior Chess Tournament was played in Yerevan in 2006. In addition, Kryvoruchko shared first to eighth place at the Cappelle-la-Grande Open tournament with Vugar Gashimov, David Artinian, Sergey Fedorchuk, Konstantin Chernyshov, Andrei Deviatkin, Vasilios Kotronias, and Erwin L’Ami.
In 2010, Kryvoruchko finished first to sixth in the second International Championship in Rethymno with Mircea Parligras, Gabriel Sargissian, Sergey Volkov, Bela Khotenashvili, and Vladislav Borovikov. Furthermore, Kryvoruchko finished first-three at Palaiochora with Dmitry Svetushkin and Alexander Zubarev.
Kryvoruchko competed for Ukraine’s national team helping them acquire bronze at the 2009 European Team Chess Championship.
Shared first to fourth with Hedinn Steingrimsson, Hannes Stefansson, and Mihail Marin at the Reykjavik Open tournament in 2009.
Kryvoruchko won the Ukrainian championship in 2013, defeating Ruslan Ponomariov in a deciding set after both players completed with 7.5/11 points.