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  1. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    29 Nov '16 03:13
    Mark Taimanov and Urii Eliseev (he died en passant)
  2. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    29 Nov '16 18:00
    Originally posted by ketchuplover
    Mark Taimanov and Urii Eliseev (he died en passant)
    Taimanov was a real gem, professional classical pianist besides being a strong grandmaster.
  3. 30 Nov '16 02:27 / 1 edit
    it's a shame
  4. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    30 Nov '16 10:46
    Originally posted by windmills
    it's a shame
    Same age as Fidel.
  5. 30 Nov '16 12:06
    Tragic loss of Eliseev. He jumped from balcony to balcony as he had played chess.
    I blame grayness of Russia, no other distractions except ugly scyscrapers, which call for crypto-suicide. .
    GM Daniil Dubov reported the incident on Facebook. He wrote in Russian: 'Last night a close friend was tragically killed. A brilliant chess player and an analyst, one of the most talented people I knew — Yuri Eliseev. He tried to climb out the window onto the balcony of the twelfth floor, but it broke. I will write a lot more, but not now.'
  6. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    30 Nov '16 13:09
    Originally posted by vandervelde
    Tragic loss of Eliseev. He jumped from balcony to balcony as he had played chess.
    I blame grayness of Russia, no other distractions except ugly scyscrapers, which call for crypto-suicide. .
    [hidden]GM Daniil Dubov reported the incident on Facebook. He wrote in Russian: 'Last night a close friend was tragically killed. A brilliant chess player and an ...[text shortened]... the balcony of the twelfth floor, but it broke. I will write a lot more, but not now.'[/hidden]
    I don't find Yuri on Fide rating list, there are a couple of other Eleseev's listed in the 2300 range though, one Russian and the other Ukranian.
  7. Subscriber Ragwort
    Ex Duris Gloria
    30 Nov '16 13:58 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    I don't find Yuri on Fide rating list, there are a couple of other Eleseev's listed in the 2300 range though, one Russian and the other Ukranian.
    This BBC article from a couple of days ago may give you more information. Sounds like a young talent cut off in his prime, and the spelling of his name may be more accurate.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-38129713
  8. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    30 Nov '16 16:22
    Originally posted by Ragwort
    This BBC article from a couple of days ago may give you more information. Sounds like a young talent cut off in his prime, and the spelling of his name may be more accurate.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-38129713
    The article said he was GM at 17 but I still didn't find anything under their spelling either on the FIDE rating site.
  9. Subscriber Ragwort
    Ex Duris Gloria
    30 Nov '16 20:40
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    The article said he was GM at 17 but I still didn't find anything under their spelling either on the FIDE rating site.
    I think you will find that is because he is brown bread (dead).