GM Andrei Kharlov, Honored Master of Sports of the Republic of Tatarstan, passed away at the age of 46, the Russian Chess Federation reported.

Kharlov won the Russian Junior Championship in 1988, shared 1-5th place in Russian Chess Championship 1990, shared 1-4th place in European Championship 2000, won the European Club Cup and Russian Team Championship with Kazan, and reached quarter-finals in the 2004 World Championship in Tripoli.

Last week he completed the Nezhmetdinov Cup 2014 in Kazan with 4,5/9 points.

Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
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