Born in: Kiev, Ukraine
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Profession: Student/ Chess Player/ Chess Coach
USCF Rating: 2372
Quote: “You met me at a very strange time in my life”
Born on the streets of Kiev, raised on the streets of Los Angeles, Kostya is a true hybrid individual. While he’s blessed with a Soviet mind that’s skilled in analytical thinking, Kostya also has a penchant for American ambition. He earned his Bachelor’s of Science at 18 and will become an MBA at 21, a free agent with his whole life ahead of him. Kostya started playing chess at the age of four, and became a FIDE Master in 2011. He’s going to become a Grandmaster soon enough though, so don’t worry. Kostya joined USAChessBoxing in the fall of 2013 and sees it as the next ‘big thing’.