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Ukrainian chess grand-master Vladimir P Malaniuk assassinated

  • #1

    The chess world, specifically the Ukrainian chess world, has lost a legend this week following the successful assassination attempt on the life of Grandmaster Vladimir Malaniuk on July 2.

     

    He fought a thrilling battle with chess athlete Lev Polugaevsky in 1983 in the 50th USSR Championship as black playing the Leningrad Dutch defense.

    Sadly, he was found dead by mysterious causes (confirmed immediately as a successful assassination attempt) and is no longer with us on this Earth.

    Please post pictures of flowers and show more of his games to honour our beloved's memory.

  • #2

    My condolences friend. Very sad news.

  • #3

    The greatest practitioner of the Leningrad Dutch, bar none. Perhaps it should hereby be known as the Malaniuk Variation.

  • #4

    Malaniuk holds one of the all-time greats to a draw with the Leningrad:



  • #5

    Putin

  • #6

    May he rest with pieces

  • #7
    BISP247 wrote:

    Putin

    Should have known...isn't it the theme? Someone ends up dead...PUTIN DID IT!!!

  • #8

    There is little info on how he died, how did you deduce that it is indeed an assassination? 

  • #9
    newengland7 wrote:
    BISP247 wrote:

    Putin

    Should have known...isn't it the theme? Someone ends up dead...PUTIN DID IT!!!

    i wonder why anyone would do such a thing, accuse Putin of heinous crimes, that modern saint ! 

  • #10
    twighead wrote:

    There is little info on how he died, how did you deduce that it is indeed an assassination? 

    How would anyone know for sure, unless they did it themselves, lol  

  • #11
    Zaratustrik wrote:
    newengland7 wrote:
    BISP247 wrote:

    Putin

    Should have known...isn't it the theme? Someone ends up dead...PUTIN DID IT!!!

    i wonder why anyone would do such a thing, accuse Putin of heinous crimes, that modern saint ! 

    Because they will hate the followers of good in the end and accuse good of evil and evil of good.

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