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After escaping war at home, Ukrainian chess grandmaster channels his love of the game to support his home country

Evgeny Shtembuliak teams up with Paly student for chess camp fundraisers in Palo Alto

by By Anthony Shu

Three years ago, Ukrainian chess player Evgeny Shtembuliak was enjoying the most successful year of his career — he had won the World Junior Chess Championship, achieving the title of grandmaster. Now, Shtembuliak has an entirely different focus: reuniting with his family, supporting his war-torn home country and imparting life lessons on young chess players of all levels.

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