After a tough battle with a breath- taking finale in Legnica, Oleksandr Mojissejenko emerged as the new European Chess Champion 2013. The Ukrainian, who is listed as ‘Alexander Moissenko’ at the World Chess Association FIDE, triumphed over nine opponents with an equal score of 8 / 11. Due to a superior rating of his matches, he was declared winner and will therefore compete in the Chess World Cup 2013.
Mother taught Moissenko chess game as a tot
Alexander Moissenko, born on May 17th 1980, began playing chess in his early childhood years. Once his mother taught him, and at an age of six he was registered for the chess group of the pioneer castle in Severomorsk. Three years later, in 1989, the entire family moved to Charkiv in the Ukraine. In 1996, Moissenko already made a noise in the world winning the U16 World Cup in Spain. At only seventeen, he began his studies at law school in Charkiv. In the local chess community, for which the soon-to-be grandmasters Eljanov and Andrejev played also, he was taught and mentored by the former Soviet master Savon. In 1998, Alexander Moissenko ranked 2nd at the Ukrainian Youth Championship in Kharkiv and continued the series of success in Murek as an under-18-player. Crwoned IM in 1996, he officially joined the circle of chess grandmaster in 2000.
Many national and international successes for the chess grandmaster
Numerous successes followed for Moissenko, such as winning a meaningful chess event in Krashodar In south Russia (1999) and a second rank at the Ukrainian Youth Championship in 2000. Moreover, he was a thriving national player for the Ukraine and has attended many chess tournaments since joining the team. Moissenko and his teammates accomplished two championship victories at chess tournaments in 2004 and 2010. Over and above this, he lined up for Turkish,
Spanish and Israeli league teams. Playing individually, Alexander Moissenko won the Canadian Open in 2003, 2004, and 2008, the Aeroflot Open in Moscow in 2009 and the World Open in Philadelphia in 2008. At the Chess Championship 2004 in Tripoli he made it to third round, but dropped out after being defeated by Vladimir Hakobjan from Armenia. The highest Elo- rating reported for Moissenko was 2694 in 2009.
written by Michael, translated by Birthe