Alex Moiseyev

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Alexander Moiseyev (born February 19, 1959[1] in Moscow) is a Soviet-born American draughts player. He is a Grandmaster in International, Russian, and English draughts.[2] In this latter he was 3-Move World champion from 2003 to 2013.

He began playing Russian draughts at seven and by age fifteen he achieved a Master rating. He had further success in Russian draughts, but switched to International draughts in 1979 or 1980[3] (sources conflict). In 1991 he left Russia and settled in the U.S.. He won the US title at the international form in 1995 and then switched to English draughts, also known as "American checkers". He went on to win the US National Tournament in 1999. In 2003 he won the world title in 3-move draughts.[4] In 2008 he won the gold medal at the 1st World Mind Games, held in Beijing, in American checkers.[5] Moiseyev won the gold medal again in American checkers at the 2012 SportAccord World Mind Games in Beijing. In 2013 he lost the 3-Move World Title Match against Michele Borghetti.

World Championship titles[edit]

5 time world champion (Three-move): 2002, 2003, 2005, 2009,[6] 2011 [7]


  1. ^ "Draughts. Result book" (PDF). SportAccord World Mind Games 2014. p. 577. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-05. Retrieved 2017-07-08. 
  2. ^ MSO World
  3. ^ USA Checkers
  4. ^ USA Checkers
  5. ^ Online Museum of Checkers
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  7. ^ USA Checkers