Summary: Russian chess grandmaster and trainer considered as one of the country's greatest international chess players of all time who was best known as the winner of the 1983 Leningrad Absolute Championship tournament where he played in the last round, beating one of the world's top chess grandmasters Leonid Yudasin and Alexander Khalifman among others.
Cause of Death: Lengthy illness
Born: October 20, 1960
Died: August 22, 2004
Location: St. Petersburg, Russia