Alexander Pichushkin Biography
Birthday: April 9, 1974 (Aries)
Born In: Mytishchi
Alexander Yuryevich Pichushkin, also known as The Chessboard Killer and the Bista Park Maniac, is a Russian serial killer who is believed to have killed between 50-60 people. He endured a tough childhood and even though Pichushkin was once a sociable child, he changed after he suffered massive brain damage at an early age. He also used to face bullying during his school days, which only worsened his mental state. Later, his grandfather discovered that he was highly intelligent and taught him how to play chess. He soon became an exceptional chess player, often defeating competitors much older than he was. Meanwhile, the young boy was also experiencing violent urges that prompted him to harm others. His first murder was committed in 1992, when he was still a student. He killed prolifically over the next decade and also began competing with another serial killer, Andrei Chikatilo. He mostly targeted homeless elderly men, luring them with offers of free vodka. After his arrest, he was found guilty of 49 murders and three attempted murders. He was sentenced to life imprisonment.