Kirill Shevchenko is a Ukranian-born grandmaster who recently switched to the Romanian Federation. He earned the GM title at the age of 14 years and nine months, one of the youngest ever players to do so. In 2021, Shevchenko was the winner of the prestigious Lindores Abbey Blitz tournament in Riga, Latvia. He also won a gold medal for his performance on Board 4 in the 2021 European Team Championship. He is currently at his peak rating of 2668 FIDE, making him the No. 3 Romanian player.