Biography

Russian Federation Gulyaev Alexander Pavlovich (18.11.1908)
Georgian chess composer, International Grandmaster for Chess Composition (1988) and International Arbiter for Chess Compositions (1956). Pseudonym: Grin.  He worked in all composition genres, but gave preference to the plans that lead to the modelmate. The Chairman of the Central Chess composition Commission (1945-50). Since 1924 he published about 600 problems and studies which 350 were awarded with merits including 82 first prizes. Gulyaev was USSR Champion in two-movers section in 1947 and four times he finished  the second. The author and co-author of the books: The Soviet chess problems (Moscow, 1955), The selected chess problems (Moscow, 1956), Famous chess compositions (Moscow, 1973), The Selected compositions (Moscow, 1985).

Updated 10.11.2011