In Memoriam - GM Vladimir Malaniuk Print
Sunday, 02 July 2017 21:18
Vladimir MalaniukUkrainian Grandmaster Vladimir Malaniuk passed away on 2nd July at the age of 59.

Malaniuk was renowned as a very good rapid player and theoretician who contributed greatly to the Dutch Leningrad defence.

He was three times champion of Ukraine and represented his country in three Olympiads 1994-1998, winning team silver in 1996 and team bronze in 1998.

In 2005 he was runner-up in the European Rapid Chess Championship and Keres Memorial in Tallinn.

Wikipedia entry

FIDE sends its highest condolences to his family and friends.

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