Stanislav Bogdanovich Bio, Stanislav Bogdanovich Wiki
Stanislav Eduardovich Bogdanovich (4 February 1993 – 5 March 2020) was a Ukrainian chess player who also competed for Russia.
27-year-old Ukrainian GM Stanislav Bogdanovich and his girlfriend were found dead in an apartment in Moscow. According to Enews, the laughing gas was identified as the cause of the couple’s death. Balloons were found next to the bodies that were filled with nitrous oxide. pic.twitter.com/eIsMQAqBKy
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Bogdanovich was a speed chess champion.
Vernigora was also a professional chess player and was studying at Moscow State University.
The Ukrainian sports website sport.ua says Bogdanovich was a grandmaster from Odesa who won the Ukrainian Under-18 championship and various chess awards at international tournaments.
Russian chess website chess-news.ru says that in 2015 he was rated eighth in the world for speed (blitz) chess.
Stanislav Bogdanovich Age
He was 27 years old.
Bogdanovich graduated from the National University Odessa Law Academy.
Bogdanovich was considered to be the brightest young talent from Ukraine and had last year qualified for the Isle of Man tournament.
According to chess-news.ru, he was recently in the news for putting out a Facebook post about playing for Russia in an online match and the reasons behind it. He, however, deleted that post later but received a lot of flak from fellow players and even Ukrainian nationals.
Girlfriend (Alexandra Vernigora)
27-year-old Ukrainian chess champion and his girlfriend, 18, have been found dead in their Moscow flat, apparently poisoned by laughing gas.
Media reports say Stanislav Bogdanovich and Alexandra Vernigora – also a top chess player – were found with balloons containing the gas, nitrous oxide. The gas is inhaled using a balloon.
Death and Cause
Ukrainian Grandmaster Stanislav Bogdanovich and his girlfriend Alexandra Vernigora were found day in a Moscow apartment, sport-express.ru reported.
Russian investigators reported the deaths, without naming the pair, and said there were no signs of foul play.
The report claimed that the couple could have died due to suffocation as balloons filled with laughing gas – Nitrus Oxide – were found next to the body. Vernigora was also an upcoming chess player.