Russian chess endorse dies after descending from Moscow balcony

Yuri Yeliseyev, 20, who was reportedly a fan of the urban boast parkour, immersed from 12 th storey of apartment block

A promising chess grandmaster has jumped to his death from a Moscow apartment block in what appeared to have been a achievement of daring gone wrong.

Yuri Yeliseyev, 20, fell from the 12 th storey on Saturday, dying of his injuries before an ambulance arrived. Expert are analyse the death.

Yeliseyev was apparently a fan of parkour, an city boast also known as freerunning, which commits climbing or climbing up walls, across ceiling and over barriers and other buildings.

Daniil Dubov, a fellow grandmaster, wrote on social media that his pal had been trying to climb from a window to a nearby balcony but declined. Yeliseyevs flatmate, Shamil Arslanov, who was in a different area at the time, told Ren TV that Yuri loved extreme events and has hitherto climbed between the window and the balcony.

A neighbour told the Life channel that Yeliseyev had been ensure performing the stunt over the summer. A social media account photo showed him hanging by his hands from a ridge high-pitched above the ground.

Yeliseyev prevailed a macrocosm junior chess championship in 2012 and became a grandmaster in 2013. He won this years Moscow Open and was ranked 212 th by the World Chess Federation.

His death has scandalized the chess world-wide and saw national headlines in countries around the world that reveres video games. The misfortune came just before the final world chess championship competitoron Monday between the title-holder, Magnus Carlsen, and the Russian challenger Sergey Karjakin.

The Russian deputy prime minister, Vitaly Mutko, conveyed his condolences and said Yeliseyev was very talented. He could have brought a lot of benefit to his athletic and his country.

Coaches and acquaintances described Yeliseyev as an idiosyncratic participate and identity. The national chess team coach-and-four, Sergei Yanovsky, told territory news agency R-Sport that Yeliseyev was one of the most talented young grandmasters in Russia and praised his colourful individuality.

His uniqueness and search for his own path was very evident in all his decisions; he accepted any dwelling plans, Yanovsky said.

Even as a boy he always wanted to show off his fearlessness and climb up on something, but not to this extreme tier, he added.

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