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GM Ivan Bukavshin

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:46 pm

Age 20, another very promising player gone far far too early

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Re: GM Ivan Bukavshin

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:39 pm

Stroke reportedly, that has to be rare at his age?
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Re: GM Ivan Bukavshin

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:53 pm

Strokes are mercifully rare at that age, but happen more than you might think. Even young children have had them.

https://www.stroke.org.uk/sites/default ... 0116_0.pdf

has info - page 10 mentions that stroke affects 13 per 100000 children in UK.

And worldwide, 1 in 4000 babies has a stroke at birth...

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Re: GM Ivan Bukavshin

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Tue May 08, 2018 3:27 pm

Not sure if any English-language chess news sources have picked up on this, but the report into the death of Ivan Bukavshin was reported on in the Russian chess press (back in August 2016) and apparently it wasn't a stroke:

http://chess-news.ru/node/21958

A translation appears to indicate that the verdict was an overdose (it is not clear whether this was accidental or not) with some drug called No-Spa (the anti-spasmodic drotaverine). The Wikipedia article even mentions Bukavshin's death: Drotaverine.

This death is also mentioned here and here.

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Re: GM Ivan Bukavshin

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Tue May 08, 2018 8:08 pm

17 mg/kg in body weight would be roughly 8 - 10 times the normal daily dose. Drotaverine has been around a while.

Whether accidental or not, it's a tragically early death.

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