"Father's computer was my first chess teacher. I ran chess engine (Bobby Fisher's Chess) in auto play mode and watched the pieces moving for hours..."
"Since September 2001 I study chess in the Vinnytsia City Sport School #6..."
"IM Nikolai Bodnar is my trainer since 2002..."
"On October 1, 2004, just in a few days after my 8th birthday, I got my first FIDE rating - 2119..."
"Illia Nyzhnyk (Ukrainian: Ілля Нижник) is a Ukrainian chess player. He was born September 27, 1996 in Vinnytsia (Ukraine) and gained world-wide attention when he won Group B of the 2007 Moscow Open at the age of 10. He attained a nearly flawless score of 8,5/9 and his performance rating was 2633, that of a Grandmaster... In 2007 he won the European Youth Chess Championship for under 12...
In April 2008, Nyzhnyk won the Nabokov Memorial in Kyiv, Ukraine, with 8,5/11, and scored his first GM norm. In September 2008 he won, at the age of 12, the European Youth Chess Championship for under 16...
In December 2010 he was equal first (GM Dejan Bojkov won on Bucholz tie-break) at the Schaakfestival Groningen tournament, securing his final GM norm and making him, at 14 years and three months, the youngest Grandmaster in the world."