Selection of studies composed by

Valery Vasilyevich Maksaev

(Russia, 5.9.1946)

The following information is given by Oleg Efrosinin (and poorly translated by Google Translate).


He is born on September 5, 1946.

After graduation 11 classes he entered the Moscow Pedagogical Institute and graduated in 1970 in the specialty "Russian language and literature".

Lives in the village Bukanovskaya, Volgograd region. Worked as a teacher, deputy director for educational work and director of the school.

He raised and brought up two sons and one daughter.

In 1995 he retired. He took a great interest in chess in the seventh grade, with his first sketch he made his debut in 1965 in the Volgograd newspaper "Young Leninist".

A total of about 150 studies were published, most of them received awards.

In his personal work he is adherent to the naturalness of the initial position, the presence of a strong false trace, a full counterplay of blacks.

He also considers important the presence in the sketch of the memorable finale, a bright pointe in the game of the parties.

Actively stands for the team of the Volgograd region in the team championships of Russia and the matches of hero cities on the composition of chess compositions.

As a result of the personal championship of the region, he fulfilled the candidate's standard for master of sports in chess composition.


(All his studies, more exact dates, possible corrections or cooks and exact details about sources can be found in the

Harold van der Heijden database V (31-12-2015)  with over 86.000 studies collected)