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    XIII International Chess Tournament

    «World’s Youth Stars»

    18 - 30.05.2015

    4108116 Chigaev, Maksim IM RUS 2496 1996 M
    4102665 Zenzera, Alexey IM RUS 2442 1997 M
    12902195 Perske, Thore FM GER 2416 1999 M
    4111990 Khanin, Semen IM RUS 2407 1999 M
    24101729 Kozionov, Kirill IM RUS 2396 1998 M
    13602799 Sibashvili, Giorgi FM GEO 2361 1998 M
    24175439 Esipenko, Andrey FM RUS 2350 2002 M
    13507443 Kazakovskiy, Valeriy  BLR 2346 2000 M
    13404938 Gadimbayli, Abdulla FM AZE 2301 2002 M
    335398 Marek, Matyas FM CZE 2283 1999 М
    2811634 Erenberg, Ariel FM ISR 2248 2001 M
    24173550 Tishova, Svetlana  RUS 1942 2000 F

    The "World's Youth Stars" chess tournament is devoted to the memory of Vanya Somov (20 February 1990-31 July 2002). He could have rightfully been a participant of this representative competition. But Vanya's star burned brightly and faded away having no time to shine in the sky if chess.

    Though young, he was a rightful member of the team of the World champion 1999 Alexander Khalifman at the World Championship in Las Vegas, at the biggest International tournament in Linares (2000) at the math play with the leading young grandmaster of the world P. Leko in Budapest (2000).

    In his chess biography he took part in such bright events as the Youth Championship of Russia (Sochi-2002), World Junior Championship (Spain-2000), International chess tournaments in Helsinki, Dortmund, Maintz, Sankt-Ingbert. He played for his school, town and Leningrad Region at the All-Russia's competitions, twice he became the winner of chess tasks and etudes in the Academy of Chess Art in St. Petersburg.

    Vanya was surprisingly talented and kindhearted boy with a big sole and a special sunny smile.

    Gennady Nesis

    To the Memory of Vanya Somov

    My idol - hermit from Montreau
    Invented difficult a problem,
    His bishop's still
    And knight's not moving
    And queen is ready to withdraw.

    My Vanya's gone so far away:
    We could have found the right solution
    By moving chess men with illusion
    While drinking milk:

    And waiting for his sleep to come
    And pattering the poet's verses
    He could have read some sonnets slowly
    An envoy, angel or my chum.

    This world has changed.
    My Prince has gone
    And pizza's found on the table
    And melodies unplayed by him:

    Gennady Nesis