Igor Kurnosov

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Igor Kurnosov
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Igor Kurnosov, Lublin 2010
Full name Игорь Курносов
Country Russia
Born (1985-05-30)30 May 1985
Chelyabinsk, Russia
Died 8 August 2013(2013-08-08) (aged 28)
Chelyabinsk, Russia
Title Grandmaster
Peak rating 2669 (September 2009)

Igor Kurnosov (Russian: Игорь Курносов; 30 May 1985 – 8 August 2013) was a Russian chess grandmaster. In 2008, he won the Arctic Chess Challenge.[1] He was also the winner of 2008/9 Hastings Masters tournament.[2]

On the August 2013 FIDE rating list, Kurnosov ranked 84th in the world with a 2662 rating.[3]

Kurnosov was hit and killed by a car on 8 August 2013 at 2:45 am in his home town Chelyabinsk, aged 28.[4]

Notable games[edit]

Kurnosov defeated top seed Shakhriyar Mamedyarov at the 2009 Aeroflot Open in Moscow in 21 moves. Mamedyarov filed a complaint of cheating following the game.[5][6]


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