While he might not be as well-known as some American serial killers, Alexander Pichushkin alleged to killing at least 60 people in Russia. He started in the early ‘90s and often targeted elderly or transient men, some of which he had formerly played chess with, in the nearby park. In 2006, authorities arrested Pichushkin for the murder of a female coworker. He then admitted to dozens of murders, telling authorities he attacked his victims and left their bodies in Moscow's Bitsevski (Bitsa) Park and sewer drains. Before his arrest, locals referred to the unknown killer as the “Bitsa Park Maniac.”
Pichushkin said he wanted to kill enough people to fill the squares on a chessboard - earning him the infamous “Chessboard Killer” name. Investigators discovered a chessboard with approximately 61 spaces marked off in his Moscow home. Pichushkin, like other serial killers, kept his own unique trophy to document his kills: a log with the date each of his victims died. Russian authorities convicted Pichushkin in 2007 for 48 murders.
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