Yuriy Krykun is a Ukrainian chess player, trainer, and author. He holds the title of International Master (IM).
He is an acclaimed coach on lichess and has a coaching experience of 6 years in which he has accumulated over 12,000 hours of teaching.
He currently lives in the United States and attends Webster University. He has a peak FIDE rating of 2384.
He was the 2018 Under 20 Champion and the bronze medal winner in European U18 Championship.
He speaks Ukrainian, French, Russian, and Latvian languages.
He has written several books and courses on chess openings, such as The Dynamic Italian Game and The Complete Repertoire for Black