Igor Dmitrievich Kurnosov

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Igor Kurnosov (2013)
Igor Kurnossow, 2013
Association RussiaRussia Russia
Born May 30, 1985
Died August 8, 2013
title International Master (2001)
Grand Master (2003)
Best Elo rating 2680 (May 2010)

Igor Kurnosov ( Russian Игорь Дмитриевич Курносов , * 30th May 1985 in Chelyabinsk , †  8. August 2013 ) was a Russian Chess - Grandmaster .


Kurnossow was the son of a lecturer at the South Urals State University and a programmer. He learned to play chess when he was four years old. In terms of chess, he was supervised by various coaches (Andrei Kirillow, Alexander Kosyrew, Alexander Pantschenko) and was able to show good results as a teenager. In 1999 he won the traditional Belaja Ladja tournament in Serpukhov with a school team . The next year he was first in the U18 championship of the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation in Anapa . In 2003 in Sochi he was the Russian U18 champion. Kurnossow studied at the South Urals State University, then at the Urals State Mining University.

The first norm of an international champion he earned in 1999 at a tournament in Chelyabinsk with victories over Semjon Dwoiris and Yevgeny Svezhnikov , another at a stage of the Russia Cup in Minsk 2000. A rating of 2400 Elo points he only reached between July and October 2001 and was then awarded the IM title by FIDE . In 2003 he became a grandmaster , the norms for it he achieved in 2002 at the Alushta Autumn tournament and at a chess festival in Serpukhov.

He won or occupied top places in several tournaments: 2nd place Harmonie Tournament Groningen (2003), 4th place 8th open Bavarian Championship Bad Wiessee (2004), 1st place International Congress 2008/09 Hastings (2009), 1st place Arctic Chess Challenge Tromsø (2009), 1st place Politiken Cup Helsingør . At the Aeroflot Open 2009 in Moscow , he won against Şəhriyar Məmmədyarov in 21 moves with black, then Məmmədyarov resigned from the tournament and accused Kurnossow of computer assistance . The tournament referee dismissed this as unfounded. In 2011 Kurnossow won the Politiken Cup in Copenhagen with 8.5 points from 10 games. In 2013 he won the Open in Nakhchivan and the 20th Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival , depending on the rating .

He played in the Austrian Bundesliga on the first board of SK Sparkasse Fürstenfeld . In the German Bundesliga he fought for SV Wiesbaden , in the British 4NCL for Guildford-A & DC, in Portugal for DG Diana. With Tomsk-400 he won the Russian team championship in 2012 in Sochi. He also took part in the European Club Cup in 2011 and 2012 with Tomsk-400 and achieved the third-best individual result on the fifth board in Eilat in 2012 .

On the night of August 8, 2013, Kurnossow was killed in a car accident in which he was involved as a pedestrian.


  • The Chelyabinsk Meteorite: Selected Games of Igor Kurnosov . Elk and Ruby, Moscow 2018. ISBN 978-5-9908920-2-6 .

Web links

Commons : Igor Dmitrievich Kurnosov  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ChessBase Megabase 2010
  2. 8th open Bavarian championship
  3. MASTERS: 28/12/2008 to 5/1/2009 ( Memento from August 3, 2012 in the web archive archive.today )
  4. Kurnosov wins Arctic Chess Challenge
  5. ChessBase.com - Chess News - Aeroflot scandal - the accused responds
  6. Igor Kurnossow's results at European Club Cups on olimpbase.org (English)
  7. http://www.chessdom.com/gm-igor-kurnosov-dies-in-a-tragic-incident