Archive for Igor Kurnosov

GM Igor Kurnosov hit by car, dies at 28
Thursday, August 08, 2013 13:29
Very sad news reached us today from the Russian chess media: apparently, the strong Russian grandmaster, 28-year-old Igor Kurnosov, died this morning in a car crash. This was reported by both Chess-News and the Russian Chess Federation. Photo Michal Miroslaw/Wikipedia Earlier today, UralPress reported that in the north-west of Chelyabinsk a fatal...
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Monday, July 08, 2013 20:56
Igor Kurnosov won the 20th Abu Dhabi Chess Festival. The grandmaster from Chelyabinsk endged out Zahar Efimenko (Ukraine), Mikhailo Oleksienko (Ukraine) and Avetik Grigoryan (Armenia) on tiebreak after the four players finished on 6.5/9.  The 20th Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival was organized by the Abu Dhabi Chess & Culture Club and...
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Wednesday, May 08, 2013 16:43
Igor Kurnosov won the strong Nakhchivan Open which took place from 21st April to 1st May in Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan. The Chelyabinsk grandmaster scored 6.5 points out of 9 and edged out Alexander Shimanova Alexander (Russia) and Gadir Guseinov (Azerbaijan) on tiebreak. Shimanov came second. Half a point behind the three was a group of five players...
The game Kurnosov-Andreikin in Astana
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Wednesday, July 04, 2012 8:59
Alexey Dreev (Russia), Igor Kurnosov (Russia) and Vladislav Tkachiev (France) qualified for the Rapid World Championship final which starts next Friday. Kurnosov won the semi-finals on Tuesday with a score of 6.5/9 while Dreev and Tkachiev edged out Andreikin and Moiseenko on tie-break after these four grandmasters all finished on 6/9. There were...
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Sunday, January 01, 2012 17:29
There are various ways to spend the days between Christmas and New Year's Eve – instead of or after present-giving and family gatherings. Winter sports is one option, others like Levon Aronian prefer holidays in the tropics. But those who would rather play chess can choose between plenty of Swiss Opens – this report provides a quick overview of...