The Chessboard Killer

The Chessboard Killer

2009, Crime  -  Playlist 35 Comments
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The Chessboard KillerA Russian serial killer who invited his victims to drink vodka with him before bludgeoning them to death with a hammer has been convicted of 48 counts of murder after a trial that shocked and entranced a nation.

Alexander Pichushkin, a supermarket porter better known in the Russian press as the chessboard killer, sat in silence as a jury foreman read out 48 successive and unanimous guilty verdicts.

Dressed in a grey V-necked jumper, the 33-year-old showed no emotion and no remorse as a judge confirmed the verdicts and ruled that there were no mitigating circumstances - a pronouncement that means Pichushkin almost certainly faces life in prison.

Pichushkin, who never denied the murders but refused to enter a plea, can have expected nothing less. For him, psychiatrists said, the real punishment came from being denied the title of Russia’s most prolific serial killer.

At the beginning of his trial the trial, Pichushkin complained of unfair treatment at being charged with only 48 murders. In fact, he claimed, he had killed 63 - 13 more than Andrei Chikatilo, known as the Rostov Ripper, who was convicted of 50 murders in a 1992 trial.

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JOHN GATTON
JOHN GATTON
12 years ago

whats his slogan LETS GETS HAMMERED ha ha

Mistymoo
Mistymoo
12 years ago

IT WAS always going to happen , brain injury , bullying etc them poor victims did not stand a chance

Mistymoo
Mistymoo
12 years ago

AMAZING doco

Buddha_Egg
Buddha_Egg
12 years ago

Unfortunately, there are a lot of myths surrounding serial killers and a lot of misinformation from talking-head pundits, who haven't the foggiest idea what they are talking about.

Steven A. Egger, Ph.D., author of The KIllers Among Us: An Examination of Serial Murder and its Investigation.

anne ramsay
anne ramsay
12 years ago

well then what are you commenting on if you didn't even watch the flick? Jackass!!

Greg_Mc
Greg_Mc
12 years ago

I didn't know chess was a full contact sport.

Was going to watch it then saw it was an A&E show which very quickly put an end to any interest I had in watching it

Michael Danger Gee
Michael Danger Gee
12 years ago

this is a crap doc, its far to dumbed down and sensationalised, far too average american crap!

Ghost_Buster
Ghost_Buster
12 years ago

head injury+russian vodka+chess= serial killer
this guy is an abomination, but the one who killed 98 recently has beaten em all.

superregfrancis
superregfrancis
12 years ago

Lets not talk in ''evil mumbo jumbo''... Its not how the doco is presented its what facts are presented:
A major city's police force have a serial killer at large-- they are virtually told who it is, but do nothing.. even when the killer leaves many bodies scattered around a city park.
What does this tell us? Governments and their law enforcement is discretionary. A city will function (but horribly) with the rich looking after them selves and forgetting the rest

His Forever
His Forever
12 years ago

Evil is as evil does. You can't blame this on his childhood or brain damage from an accident. He's just plain evil.

SillyWillyOneNut
SillyWillyOneNut
12 years ago

hilarious, laughed the whole way through !

superregfrancis
superregfrancis
12 years ago

Who cares about the way its presented...the point is that a Major city can Function to a degree without an operational police force!!! Moscow police were told who was murdering people and leaving bodies scattered around the city park- but did nothing??? As I suspected country's run them selves .... Governments only protect the rich who pay them the 'readys'.

Guest
Guest
12 years ago

Brings a new Tone to the Peter,Paul and Mary song" IF I had A Hammer"

Brandon Schultz
Brandon Schultz
12 years ago

Wild story, but a stupid American style doc. The attitude towards the acts of violence is basically pornographic. I like serial killer docs when they are done properly, but this presentation showed little understanding for the reality of the crimes. You're probably better off finding a written account of this killer than watching this one.

Janis Paegle
Janis Paegle
12 years ago

good movie, shows us not to trust every 1 who seems nice

cezy
cezy
12 years ago

if the motive for this guy's murders was a thirst for fame, why should we give him satisfaction and watch this (pretty poorly shot )documentary? in fact, i'm not watching it anymore. see what else is on offer...

frownhound
frownhound
12 years ago

22% of the population of the world? What, are serial killers -- or chess players?

Kathleen
Kathleen
12 years ago

no. It's an education in psychopathy. If you want to close your eyes to 22% of the population of the World and allow them to victimize and affect society which will eventually affect you in many ways - then fine - close your eyes and put cotton balls in your ears. Watch Disney movies instead. But if you want to be aware of a very real part of society - learn from this film.

vulturewoman
vulturewoman
12 years ago

haven't watched this type of American style documentary in a while, and I know why. It is very uncomfortable to listen to this sensationalist garbage, almost celebrating their crimes with fancy catch-phrases. I'd rather ignore these such docs, cause these murderers deserve no attention...