A very strong Russian master, having so many great victories during his long renju career of nearly 30 years. The best achievements are the 2nd place in the World Championship AT in 1999 and the 3rd place in the World Championship AT in 2001.
Team World Champion in 1996, 2000, 2004.
USSR champion in 1992.
Russian champion in 1994 and 2000.
His actual skill is in the level of 8 dan, probably.