Kirsan Ilyumzhinov: "Ivan Bukavshin was the main hope of Russian chess"

On the night of January 12 at the training camp in Togliatti died of a stroke 20-year-old Russian grandmaster Ivan Bukavshin. The day before he complained to the manager of a severe headache. Multiple winner of youth championships of Russia and Europe could not stand the strain.
FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov said that Ivan Bukavshin was a promising grandmaster. "In chess, besides talent, you need to have a great capacity for work and diligence. He was one of the main hope of Russian chess "- said Ilyumzhinov.

The head of FIDE said that in recent years the chess became younger. "This is due to the fact that we have a program Chess in Schools, she appeared in schools, and even kindergartens. For example, the world champion Magnus Carlsen 23 years old. Hou Yufan won the league title in 16 years. Maria Muzychuk - grandmaster from Ukraine - became the champion in 23 years, "- said Ilyumzhinov.
"Chess - it's very hard work. Some of the players for the party to lose a few kilos. Belgian scientists have carried out research - studying chess players, connected sensors. It was found that during the match people physically tense and emotionally upset. Chess - a combination of strength, endurance and mind "- summed up the president of FIDE.
Recall Ivan Bukavshin was born May 3, 1995 in Rostov-on-Don. Chess Grandmaster received the title in 2011 and joined the youth team. Last year he became the winner of the tournament "Aeroflot Open" is selected in the Russian Championship Superfinal, and in December 2015 became the owner of the Cup of Russia among men.