Alexey Dreev is one of the most popular contemporary Russian grandmasters . He was twice World junior champion (under16) in 1983 and 1984, European champion under 20 in 1988.
Dreev is the winner of many international tournaments. With the Russian team, he was three times Olympic gold medalist and once he got silver, he also won two times the World team championship - in 1997 and 2005.
Alexey is also a renown chess author. His previous book, My One Hundred Best Games, was selected in the short list of the English Chess Federation Book of the Year 2007 contest.