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OBITUARY – Igor Kurnosov (30th May 1985 to 8th August 2013)
This 28 year old Russian grandmaster has died at the tragically young age of 28 in a car crash. He won the Hastings Masters 2008-9 on his only appearance in England with 7.5/9. His last success was the 20th Abu Dhabi Masters which he won on tiebreak with 6.5/9.
At the time of his death he was rated 2662 and ranked 84th in the world you can see his fiery win against GM Marat Dzumaev in just 15 moves in the 2nd Agzamov Memorial – http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1508122.
The chess games of such a player are his legacy. Our condolences to his family and many chess friends.
- Stewart Reuben
The future of the Hastings International Chess Congress is assured for another year thanks to the support of Hastings Borough Council. At a meeting on 2nd March 2013, it was confirmed that the Borough Council would once again sponsor the event.
Dates for a 9-round Masters Tournament were set from 28th December 2013 to 5th January 2014. During this period there would also be a 4-round Christmas Tournament, 5-round New Year Morning and New Year Afternoon events as well as the 31st Hastings Weekend congress.
Con Power, Congress Director, said that the organisers were extremely grateful to Hastings Borough Council for their continuing support.
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