Maxim Blokh was born in Moscow, in 1960, and has been taking part in chess competitions since 1969. His best result in over-the-board competitions is second place in the 1992 Moscow championship (Morozevich came in first). Since 1985 he has taken part in correspondence chess competitions. In 1998 he obtained the ICCF grandmaster title, and his current ICCF rating is 2620.
Maxim Blokh has worked as a chess coach in Moscow for the past 20 years. The grandmaster-to-be Alexander Grishchuk was his pupil from ages 6-11. Maxim Blokh has collaborated with Convekta, Ltd. in creating chess software since 1992.
Multivariation analysis in Chess Assistant 7 explored!
Detecting zugzwang positions using multipane analysis in Chess Assistant
Composing razor-sharp training exercises with Chess Assistant