Andrey Selivanov (chess player)

Andrey Selivanov (Russian: Андрей Владимирович Селиванов; born July 9, 1967) is a Soviet and Russian politician and chess problemist. Russian State Duma deputy (1993-2003).

Andrey Selivanov
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Born (1967-07-09) July 9, 1967 (age 54)
Karpinsk, Russia
World ChampionWorld Chess Solving Champion (2003)


After secondary school and a professional technical school graduation Selivanov worked in Komsomol local office (1987-1990). From 1990 to 1992 he was the newspaper's Заря Урала ("Ural Dawn") social department head. In 1990 Selivanov was elected as member of the Sverdlovsk region of Krasnoturinsk City Council. In this office he worked until 1993, when he was elected as deputy of the Russian State Duma. In 1995 and 1999 Selivanov has been re-elected by the Russian State Duma. In 1995 he graduated from the Ural State Law University. In 1994 Selivanov was elected as Vice President of the Russian Chess Federation. In 1997 he was elected as Russian Chess Federation president and the FIDE Vice President. Since 2013 Selivanov is the Russian Olympic Committee Executive Vice President.

In 2003 in Moscow Selivanov won the individual and team World Chess Solving Championship.[1] Later twice won the World Chess Solving Championship in team classification. In 2008 Selivanov gained the title of International Solving Grandmaster.[2] Known also as the chess composer. Selivanov is author of more than 850 chess problems and studies. Eight times winner of the World Championship of Chess Composition - four times individually and four times for Russia team. In 2009 Selivanov gained the title of International Grandmaster for chess composition. He also is International Judge of Chess Compositions. Selivanov is editor of chess magazines Шахматная композиция ("Chess composition") and Уральский проблемист ("Ural problemist").[3]

Married, has three children.


  1. ^ 27th World Chess Solving Championship Moscow 29.-30.7.2003
  2. ^ Solving grandmasters
  3. ^ ""Уральский проблемист"". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-02-12.

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