Alexander Kostyev

“Chess” Scientific Research Institute Board Member

Started as beginner coach and became State Coach of Sport Committee of USSR (Department of Chess and Checkers), Founder and First Head of Chair of Theory and Methodic of Chess in Russian State Social University. Responsible for Chess in school in Russia (Project “Chess Education in Russian Schools”).



2011                  PhD at Russian State Social University, Chair Theory and Methodic of Chess

(Dissertation topic “Optimization of the training process in the chess sport schools”)

1985                  High Coach School (Chess Department)

1970                  Central Institute of Physical Culture in Moscow, Chess Department



2017-present   Project Manager “Chess Education in Russian Schools”, Russian Chess Federation

2002-2016       Head of Chair Theory and Methodic of Chess, Director International Centre of Chess Education, Russian State Social University, Moscow

1999- present   Founder and President of International School Chess Union, FIDE affiliated organization 1998-2008        Director Chess Sport School, Moscow Sport Committee

1991–1998       Director Mind Sports Games, Ltd, Moscow

1985-1991        State Coach, Department Chess and Checkers, State Committee of Sport and Physical  Culture of the USSR

1982-1985        High Coach School (Chess Department)

1970-1982        Director Sport Chess School, Moscow Pioneer Palace

1966-1970        Central Institute of Physical Culture, Moscow



Languages           Russian, English

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