IM Kostya Kavutskiy is a professional chess player currently living in Mountain View, CA. In addition to playing chess all over the United States, Kostya is also a successful coach, writer, and has even recently started streaming and publishing videos on YouTube.
In 2015, Kostya's first book, Modernized: The Open Sicilian, was published, with co-author IM Zhanibek Amanov.
Kostya is currently in pursuit of the Grandmaster title and works for several organizations, including BayAreaChess, Chess University, Chess.com, & Metropolitan Chess.
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2015 Millionaire Open. Photo: Paul Truong