GM Maxim Sorokin suddenly dies

GM Maxim Sorokin suddenly dies

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GM Maxim Sorokin suddenly dies after suffering injuries from a recent car accident. While traveling back from the recent candidate matches in Elista he was involved in a car accident. Originally when he arrived at the hospital and the doctors were able to examine him, they said that the injuries were NOT life threatening. But just a week later GM Maxim Sorokin shockingly passes away.


GM Maxim Sorokin was the Head of the Elista Grandmaster School and also he was the second of GM Sergei Rublevsky from the recent Candidate Matches.


Here is the official statement released from the FIDE president: 

FIDE President expresses condolences 

On behalf of the leadership of the World Chess Federation and people of the Republic of Kalmykia, and on my personal behalf, let me express my deepest condolences on the tragic death of the head of the Elista Grandmaster School, International Grandmaster Maxim Sorokin.

Maxim was famous for his amazing hard working feature and natural modesty. His huge pedagogical experience is known not only to the members of the Russian Women's team, but also to the chess players of Kalmykia and to one of the strongest chess players, Sergey Rublevsky.

He had great plans for the future and clear vision of the path to go in order to achieve high goals.

I express my sincere condolences to his family and friends, to those who had a chance to know this outstanding person.

With deep sorrow,

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov
FIDE President
Head of the Republic of Kalmykia

I also send my thoughts and condolences to all who knew GM Maxim Sorokin. He will be deeply missed throughout the chess community!


Here is the official news article from ChessBase about the shocking loss:


I urge anyone who knew GM Maxim Sorokin that had any personal experience or pleasant stories about him to please share this with everyone. We should really try to celebrate GM Maxim Sorokin's life to try to get over the pain and heart ache.

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