Suetin Alexey Stepanovich (06.11.1926 – 10.09.2001)

Suetin-Alexey-StepanovichRussian Grandmaster (1965), author, TV commentator, journalist and coach of Tigran Petrosian during the period of 1963-71 and 1979-80. World Seniors Champion in 1996. Honored Trainer of the Russian Federation.

Best results: Debrecen 1961, 3rd; Sarajevo 1965, 1st; Copenhagen 1965, 1st-3rd; Hastings 1967-68, 1st-4th; Havana 1969, 1st-4th; Albena 1970, 1st; Kecskemet 1972, 1st-2nd; Brno 1975, 1st-2nd; Olomouc 1975, 2nd; Lisbon and Lublin 1976, 1st; Dubna 1976,1st-4th; Rostok 1983, 2nd-4th. He played in ten Soviet Championships in the years 1950-67, finishing equal fourth in 1963 and 1965.

The author of a dozen books published in German and in English like Modern Chess Opening Theory, A Contemporary Approach to the Middlegame and Three Steps to Chess Mastery.

Peak rating: 2560 in 1971.

Suetin died of a heart attack at the age of 74 during the Russian Seniors championship.