Alexander Riazantsev, 2015
12 September 1985 |
|FIDE rating||2651 (November 2017)|
|Peak rating||2720 (July 2012)|
Alexander Riazantsev (Russian: Александр Риазанцев; born 12 September 1985) is a Russian chess grandmaster and one of the coaches of the Russian women's national chess team. In 2016, he won the Russian Championship Superfinal and the European Rapid Chess Championship.
Riazantsev won the World Youth Chess Championship in the U12 section in 1997, and the European Youth Chess Championship in the U14 division in 1998. In 2005, he won the Stork Young Masters tournament in Hengelo on tiebreak from Andrey Zhigalko, Vladimir Belov and David Baramidze. The following year, he came first in the Moscow championship. In 2010, Riazantsev tied for 1st–7th places with Vitali Golod, Nadezhda Kosintseva, Leonid Kritz, Sébastien Feller, Christian Bauer, Sébastien Mazé in the Master Open at the 43rd Biel Chess Festival, winning the event on tie-break score.
In September 2011, Riazantsev was appointed Russian national team coach.
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