Alexander Riazantsev

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Alexander Riazantsev
Alexander Riazantsev World Rapid Chess Championship.jpg
Alexander Riazantsev, 2015
Full name Alexander Riazantsev
Country  Russia
Born (1985-09-12) September 12, 1985 (age 30)
Title Grandmaster (2001)
FIDE rating 2646 (July 2016)
(No. 33 in the January 2012 FIDE World Rankings)
Peak rating 2720 (July 2012)

Alexander Riazantsev (born September 12, 1985) is a Russian chess player and International Grandmaster.

In 1997, he won the World Chess U12 Championship in Cannes, France. In 2006, he came first in the Moscow championship.[1] In 2010, he tied for 1st–7th with Vitali Golod, Nadezhda Kosintseva, Leonid Kritz, Sébastien Feller, Christian Bauer, Sébastien Mazé in the 43rd Biel Chess Festival and won the event on tie-break after all scored 8/11.[2]

In September 2011, Riazantsev was appointed Russian national team coach.[3]


  1. ^ Crowther, Mark (2006-04-10). "TWIC 596: Moscow Championship". London Chess Center. Retrieved 7 June 2010. 
  2. ^ Crowther, Mark (2010-07-29). "The Week in Chess: Biel Chess Festival 2010". Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Alexander Riazantsev appointed Russia’s head coach". Chessdom. 2011-09-20. Retrieved 21 September 2011. 

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