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In Memoriam – GM Yuri Razuvaev

Russian Grandmaster Yuri Razuvaev passed away on 21st March at the age of 67. He was a famous player, coach and chess journalist.

Razuvaev was one of the world’s top players between 1976, when he earned the Grandmaster title, and late 1980’s. The long list of tournaments victories includes Dubna 1978, Polanica-Zdrój 1979, Zalaegerszeg 1981, London 1983, Dortmund 1985, Jūrmala 1987, Pula 1988, Protvino 1988, Reykjavik 1990, Leningrad 1992, Tiraspol 1994, Reggio Emilia 1996, San Sebastian 1996.

He was also member of the USSR national team and participated in the USSR vs Rest of the World match in 1984.

Yuri Razuvaev

Yuri Razuvaev

He took up coaching early in his career and already in 1977 he became the Honoured Coach of Russia. He worked with Anatoly Karpov and coached the USSR team in the Chess Olympiad and European Championships. Later he was coach of the Russian team and in 1990’s he took care of the Italian national team.

Most recently, his work with Alexandra Kosteniuk and Evgeny Tomashevsky brought the titles of the Women’s World Champion and European Individual Champion, respectively.

For many years he was the Chairman of the FIDE Trainers’ Commission.

The Russian Chess Federation expresses condolences to the family and friends of Yuri Razuvaev.

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