Vitaly Tseshkovsky Has Passsed Away During the Tournament

Время публикации: 24.12.2011 22:32 | Последнее обновление: 25.12.2011 01:34

Kramnik was his favorite pupil 

Russian Grandmaster Vitaly Valerianovich Tseshkovsky passed away at the age of 68 at the Final of Krasnodar Krai Rapid Cup. Vitaly Tseshkovsky - twice champion of the Soviet Union in 1978 (shared with Tal) and 1986, member of the USSR team - the winner of the European Championship -1977 and World Chess Olympiad-1986,  twice World Senior champion (2009,2010), a famous coach. 

During one of the rounds Vitaly felt ill, he died without regaining consciousness. 

Tseshkovsky coached Kramnik, a future World Champion was his favorite pupil. 

GM Sergei Shipov had once remembered on now a defunct website

"In 1996 three of us - GM Tseshkovsky, Master Nikolay Vlasov and your most humble servant were returning from French Le Touquet to Paris. Vitaly Valeriovich being in an excellent mood and we, young, eagerly listened to the interesting stories from his eventful life. Half of the time he talked about his favorite pupil Kramnik. I remember that exactly twice champion of the Soviet Union took care of young Volodya from his age of 12 to 20, he traveled with him to the competitions, they together worked on chess, in a word - he coached him. This is how Vitaly Valerianovich talked about his very first impressions about this boy. "When I saw some of his, 12-year-old's, games, analysed them a bit, I was just delighted with him! I told his parents - what kind of Candidate Master he is? He understands chess just like me. I see a Grandmaster in him!"


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