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