Yuri Yeliseyev (chess player)

Yuri Mikhailovich Yeliseyev (Russian: Юрий Михайлович Елисеев; August 29, 1996 – November 26, 2016) was a Russian chess Grandmaster. He won the Under-16 section of World Youth Chess Championship in 2012 and was awarded the Grandmaster title in 2013 at the age of 17.[1] He won the 2016 Moscow Open. He was ranked 212th in the world and 42nd in Russia, with an Elo rating of 2614.[2]

Yeliseyev died in November 2016 at the age of 20 after falling from a balcony on the 12th floor of a Moscow apartment block.[3] His death was reported by his friend and fellow Grandmaster Daniil Dubov, who said that Yeliseyev had been trying to climb from a window to the balcony but slipped.[4] Yeliseyev's flatmate told Russian TV that the parkour enthusiast "Yuri loved extreme things" and had climbed between the window and the balcony before.[4]


  1. Gillett, Francesca (28 November 2016). "Russian chess champion Yuri Yeliseyev dies after 'plunging from 12th floor balcony' in Moscow". Evening Standard. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  2. Banjan, Priyadarshan (27 November 2016). "20-year-old GM Urii Eliseev dies after falling from the 12th floor". Chessbase. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  3. "Russian chess champion Yuri Yeliseyev dies in Moscow fall". BBC News. 28 November 2016. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  4. 1 2 "Russian chess champion dies after falling from Moscow balcony". The Guardian. 28 November 2016. Retrieved 29 November 2016.

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