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Ukrainian Chess Federation Vice President Reported Killed In Motion


Artem Sachuk, Vice President of the Ukrainian Chess Federation, is reported to have been killed in Ukraine on Sunday. Sachuk would have turned 39 years previous right now and leaves behind a spouse and two youngsters.

The circumstances of his dying are but to be confirmed, however in keeping with the Ukrainian Chess Federation, he “died within the warfare of liberation in opposition to the Russian occupiers.” Sachuk joined the millitary shortly after the Russian invasion of his nation.

Sachuk was a candidate grasp and reached a peak FIDE score of 2298. He served as a Vice President of the Ukrainian Chess Federation, and had beforehand headed the Company for Regional Growth of the Zhytomyr Area, 87 miles (140 kilometers) west of the capital Kyiv. He additionally organized Ukrainian and worldwide chess tournaments.

In a put up on his Fb account in October, Sachuk shared an image from a gathering with the Deputy Minister of Sports activities in Ukraine saying one of many points they mentioned was sanctions in opposition to Arkady Dvorkovich, the present FIDE President and former Russian Deputy Prime Minister.

Artem Sachuk regularly shared pictures from the battlefield, like this one from March where he said
Sachuk recurrently shared footage from the battlefield, like this one from March, the place he stated, “All I personally want for is Victory and to satisfy my household.” Picture: Fb.

Chatting with the Ukrainian information outlet Suspilne in 2022, Sachuk stated he taught chess to his fellow troopers and used it to offer examples of fight formations.

“Chess is definitely a warfare sport. It’s an imitation of a army battle and it completely has sensible worth. Many chess gamers at the moment are defending Ukraine as a part of numerous models, not simply the Armed Forces,” Sachuk stated.

In April, Sachuk obtained an award from the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, “for private braveness proven within the protection of state sovereignty and the territorial integrity of Ukraine, and the selfless efficiency of army obligation.”

The Ukrainian chess group is mourning the lack of Sachuk. In a put up on Fb, GM Natalia Zhukova referred to as it “very unhappy information”, sharing photos of them collectively.

“The ruthless warfare continues to remove the very best and bravest defenders. He had many plans and concepts for the event of chess in Ukraine. This summer season I used to be on trip in Odesa and we had been going to have espresso, however we did not discover the time…”

GM Mikhail Golubev tells Chess.com that Sachuk was a profitable organizer in Zhytomyr, however progressively bought ambitions for one thing on the nationwide stage within the Ukrainian Chess Federation. He shared an image of their assembly from 2018, and wrote:

“Artem Sachuk was the one one within the Ukrainian Chess Federation management who communicated with gamers on urgent points, though he served in a military at warfare! There have been disagreements between us, however not scandals or conflicts. A patriot who supported his nation and its chess improvement has handed away. RIP.”

Sachuk would have turned 39 years previous on Monday. He’s survived by his spouse and two youngsters.



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