Evgeny Sveshnikov

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Evgeny Sveshnikov
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Sveshnikov at the Turin Olympiad in 2006
Full nameEvgeny Ellinovich Sveshnikov
CountrySoviet Union → Russia
Latvia (2002–2015)
Born(1950-02-11)11 February 1950
Cheliabinsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Died18 August 2021(2021-08-18) (aged 71)
Moscow, Russia
TitleGrandmaster (1977)
Peak rating2610 (January 1994)

Evgeny Ellinovich Sveshnikov (Russian: Евгений Эллинович Све́шников; Latvian: Jevgēņijs Svešņikovs; 11 February 1950 – 18 August 2021) was a Russian chess player and writer. He was awarded the title of Grandmaster by FIDE in 1977.[1] He was born in Cheliabinsk, Russian SFSR. Sveshnikov played in his first USSR Chess Championship when he was 17 years old.

Sveshnikov died on 18 August 2021 of problems caused by COVID-19 in Moscow at the age of 71.[2]

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