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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Chess Loses A Promising Grandmaster

     Russian Federation Grandmaster Ivan Bukavshin has died of a stroke at the age of 20. He was born May 3, 1995 in Rostov-on-Don and lived in Togliatti. Rostov-on-Don has been the home to many talented chess players, most notably Savielly Tartakower was born there. 
     In addition to chess he was studying mining at the Ural State Mining University in Ekaterinburg. His rating was 2658. 
     He died at a training camp in Tolyatti. One report said that in the evening he complained of a headache while his girlfriend said that the day before his death, he complained of stomach pain. Someone gave him an unknown medication and the next day he didn't come down for breakfast; his girlfriend went to his room and found him dead. The doctors later determined that he died of stroke 3-4 hours before his body was found. 

Article at Chess24 
Here is a 2013 interview in Azerbaijani.

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