Selection of studies out of more than 70 composed by

Aleksei (or Alexei) Ivanovich Kotov

(Russia, 30.3.1928 - 18.11.2007)


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(Not to be confused with otb GM Alexander Kotov).


Outstanding Russian composer from the village of Gusevka, in the vicinity of Volgograd, who settled in the vicinity of Leningrad.

From 1954 Kotov was interested in the problems and with greater dedication for the studies.

Candidate to Master of Sports in chess composition and he published articles in specialized magazines.


(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) a collection with over 85.000 studies)