• Russian chess prodigy Yuri Eliseev has died after falling from a Moscow balcony
  • Eliseev, 20, was an everyday practitioner of the acute sport parkour

Chess prodigy Yuri Eliseev, 20, is reported to have misplaced his grasp on a balcony rail whereas apparently practising parkour — the acute sports activities self-discipline the place individuals leap and hurdle by way of city environments — and trying to achieve a neighbor’s balcony.

“Tonight my shut buddy died – an excellent chess participant and analyst, probably the most gifted individuals I do know, Yura Yeliseyev,” Daniil Dubov, one other Russian chess prodigy wrote on Fb in tribute to his buddy.

“He was making an attempt to climb from the window onto a balcony on the 12th flooring however misplaced his grip.”

Final yr, Eliseev was topped champion on the Moscow Open 2016 chess competitors; he was beforehand awarded the coveted title of grandmaster in 2013, aged 17.

Yuri Eliseev, pictured, first started playing chess at school. He became world junior champion (under 16s) in 2012.Yuri Eliseev, pictured, first started playing chess at school. He became world junior champion (under 16s) in 2012.

Native authorities have confirmed the dying of a 20-year-old male who fell from an residence constructing close to the Pyatnitsky freeway in Moscow. The Russian investigative committee’s workplace mentioned in an announcement that the person died from his accidents on the scene.

They added that they’re working to determine the precise circumstances surrounding the dying, however that a number of of his associates have been current within the residence and witnessed the tragic incident.

The Russian Chess Federation has expressed “its honest and deepest condolences to the household and family members of Yuri Eliseev.”