Gennady Nesis

“Chess” Scientific Research Institute Board Member


Senior coach of FIDE, honored coach of Russia, doctor of pedagogical sciences, professor, author of the lecture course “Chess is a phenomenon of humanitarian culture of mankind” at St. Petersburg State University of Culture and Art. He is the author of more than 40 books and more than 300 articles on various problems of chess creativity and methods of studying chess. Director of the Junior Grand Prix of the European Chess Union.



1969                Leningrad Technological Institute Desertion topic “Chess – as a school of personality education”



2003 – present            FIDE International Arbiter, Director of the traditional tournament “Young Stars of the World”

1975 – 1983                Senior Coach- Methodologist of the Leningrad City Chess Club. Head of educational groups of Club, Chess coach- teacher of Technological Institute

1984-1987                  State coach of USSR national teams in Leningrad

1988-2000                  Coach of the Olympic Reserve Sports School

1983 –present            Coach of 1999 world chess champion Alexander Khalifman. Among the students and wards are world vice champion Gata Kamsky, world champion in the team Konstantin Sakayev, grandmasters A. Kochiev, D. Komarov, M. Novik, M. Rychagov and others

1997 – present            Senior Coach of “Maccabi” Community


Languages                   Russian, English, German


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