15:00  ,  January 11, 2014

27-year-old Azerbaijani GM dies

One of Azerbaijan’s leading chess players passed away in Germany. 

Grandmaster (GM) Vugar Gashimov, 27, died after battling a long severe illness, Azerisport reports.

Gashimov played in the gold medal-winning Azerbaijani team at the European Team Chess Championship in 2009. 

The Azerbaijani GM was eleventh in the World Chess Federation (FIDE) ratings.

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