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Igor Kurnosov

Igor Kurnosov, Lublin 2010
Full name Игорь Курносов
Country Russia
Born 30 May 1985
Chelyabinsk, Russia
Title Grandmaster
Peak rating 2680 (May 2010)
(No. 52 in the May 2010 FIDE World Rankings)

Igor Kurnosov (Russian: Игорь Курносов; 30 May 1985 - 8 August 2013) was a Russian chess grandmaster.

In 2004 he won the 8th Open International Bavarian Chess Championship in Bad Wiessee edging out on tiebreak other five grandmasters. Kurnosov took clear first place at the Arctic Chess Challenge in Tromsø, Norway in 2008, 2008/9 Hastings Masters tournament and 2011 Politiken Cup in Helsingør, Denmark. Kurnosov shared the first place with Boris Grachev in the Zurich Christmas Open in January 2012. In May 2013 he won the Nakhchivan Open on tiebreak over Aleksandr Shimanov and Gadir Guseinov. Two months later, in July 2013, Kurnosov won the 20th Abu Dhabi Chess Festival, edging out Zahar Efimenko, Mikhailo Oleksienko and Avetik Grigoryan on tiebreak.

On the August 2013 FIDE rating list, Kurnosov ranked 84th in the world with a 2662 rating.

Kurnosov was hit and killed by a car on 8 August 2013 at 2:45 am in his home town Chelyabinsk, aged 28.

Notable games

Kurnosov defeated top seed Shakhriyar Mamedyarov at the 2009 Aeroflot Open in Moscow in 21 moves. Mamedyarov filed a complaint of cheating following the game, but the complaint was dismissed.