Vugar Gashimov Passed Away One Year Ago Today

Время публикации: 11.01.2015 14:56 | Последнее обновление: 11.01.2015 14:56

Last year's Tata Steel Chess tournament began from shocking news about the death of Vugar Gashimov, one of the top players of Azerbaijan and the world. Back then, a moment of silence was observed before the first round.

This photo was made in Wijk aan Zee 2012

Gashimov's body has been buried in Baku's Alley of Honour. A grand tournament in his memory has been organized in Shamkir 3 months later, while all the other tournaments held in Azerbaijan last year began with the moment of silence.

Vugar Gashimov was only 27.


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