GM Urii Eliseev

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Graham Borrowdale
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GM Urii Eliseev

Post by Graham Borrowdale » Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:45 pm

This report on Chessbase of the tragic death of a young Russian GM.

http://en.chessbase.com/post/gm-urii-eliseev-dies

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Re: GM Urii Eliseev

Post by MartinCarpenter » Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:00 pm

I'm really not sure if tragic is quite the right word in context. About as clear cut a case of death by misadventure as could be imagined.

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Re: GM Urii Eliseev

Post by Steven DuCharme » Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:42 pm

Talk about en passant.
I float like a pawn island and sting like an ignored knight :mrgreen:

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Re: GM Urii Eliseev

Post by Neil Graham » Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:24 pm

Graham Borrowdale wrote:This report on Chessbase of the tragic death of a young Russian GM.

http://en.chessbase.com/post/gm-urii-eliseev-dies
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-38129713

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Re: GM Urii Eliseev

Post by James Plaskett » Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:55 pm

First day in history when two GM deaths occured?

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Re: GM Urii Eliseev

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:24 pm

"I'm really not sure if tragic is quite the right word in context."

I would think a death so young is tragic. "Tragic" has been hijacked as a euphemism for suicide, (which is not the case here), but I think we can still use the original sense.

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Re: GM Urii Eliseev

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:12 pm

It might arguably be tragic in the literary sense, if Eliseev's fatal flaw were overestimation of his own abilities.

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Re: GM Urii Eliseev

Post by David Robertson » Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:30 pm

IM Jack Rudd wrote:It might arguably be tragic in the literary sense, if Eliseev's fatal flaw were overestimation of his own abilities.
But here, upon this bank and shoal of time,
We’d jump the life to come. But in these cases
We still have judgment here; that we but teach
Bloody instructions, which, being taught, return
To plague the inventor...

And pity, like a naked new-born babe,
Striding the blast, or heaven’s cherubin, hors’d
Upon the sightless couriers of the air,
Shall blow the horrid deed in every eye,
That tears shall drown the wind. I have no spur
To prick the sides of my intent, but only
Vaulting ambition, which o’er-leaps itself
And falls on the other...

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