Alex Sorras meets Alexander Kostyev in London Chess Conference during London Chess Classics 2018.
In the picture Kostyev is together with Alex Sorras in London for the big event of the year: London Chess Classics 2018 tournament.
Kostyev coached Anatoly Karpov for many years and sometimes Garry Kasparov and as he said "With Karpov are still very close friends".
Alexander has been a leading chess and draughts coach in Russia and is Secretary of the European Chess Union. He founded the International Schools Chess Union. Now works in Russian chess federation for chess in schools. He is the Leader of the project "Chess for Russia". He presented once more in London Conference 2018 his successful project and promised to share his experiences and methods for applying better in Luxembourg a chess in schools program.
He wrote one of the best educational books in the history of chess.