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Thursday, August 8, 2013

RIP: GM Igor Kurnosov

Alexandra Kosteniuk's Chess Blog for Daily Chess News and Trivia (c) 2013

Hi everyone, 

This is shocking and sad news. GM Igor Kurnosov, 28, has passed away after being run away by a car last night in Chelyabinsk, Russia. He was number 20 on the Russian rating list and had just returned home after playing in the Masters section of the Biel Chess Festival. His last major tournament victory is the Abu Dabi Chess Masters. He also won this year’s Nakhchivan Open 2013. One of his most memorable victories was in Politiken Cup 2011, where he finished with 8,5. His last tournament was the Biel Masters 2013 where he finished in top 20 with 6,5/9. Our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of GM Igor Kurnosov. Our prayers to help them get through this tragedy.

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  • At August 8, 2013 at 2:52 PM , Anonymous Amrit Puri, Knights Chess Club, New Delhi said...

    very shocking - loss for chess

  • At August 8, 2013 at 3:19 PM , Anonymous JL, Vienna said...

    Shocking. Road accident i believe it was some amateur driver shocking. sad for chess and sad for the times we live in.

  • At August 9, 2013 at 4:02 AM , Anonymous Sebastian Wolff, Washington said...

    Shocking. This is like crazy. Prayers for the young chess player's loved ones. This is very sad.


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