Vadim Malakhatko death: Ukraine chess champion passed away suddenly aged 46

Vadim Malakhatko death. (Source: Facebook)

Heartbreaking news that 46-year-old Ukrainian-Belgian GM Vadim Malakhatko (Вадим Малахатькo) passed away unexpectedly. The tributes that are pouring in make it very evident that he was loved and respected by his friends and colleagues. Keep reading to know more about Vadim Malakhatko and his cause of death in detail.


Who was Vadim Malakhatko?

Vadim Malakhatko was a Ukrainian (until 2007) and Belgian (since 2007) chess grandmaster.

He competed for Ukraine on the team that won the World Team Chess Championship in 2001. At the 34th Chess Olympiad in Istanbul in 2000, he earned a bronze medal with the Ukrainian team.

Vadim finished second at the Alushta event in 1999. He and Petar Genov tied for first place at the third Condom Chess Open in 2004. He won the Politiken Cup in Copenhagen in 2006.

In the 2007 President’s Cup in Baku, he finished in a tie for second place with Loek van Wely and Alexei Fedorov, and in the Acropolis International Chess Tournament, he finished in a tie for second place with Kiril Georgiev, Dimitrios Mastrovasilis, Mircea Pârligras, Hristos Banikas, and Dmitry Svetushkin. He shared first place in the 2007–2008 Hastings International Chess Congress with Nidjat Mamedov and Valeriy Neverov.

He won the Arcapita Open in Bahrain in 2009 and finished in a tie for second place with Edvns Eis at the Al Saleh 8th International Open in Yemen. He finished third to eighth in the 2009 Ravana Challenge Tournament in Colombo, tied with Anton Filippov, Elshan Moradiabadi, Merab Gagunashvili, Alexander Shabalov, and Niaz Murshed.

At the 24th Open Pierre and Vacances in 2010, he tied for first place with Deep Sengupta and Tigran Gharamian for third place. He triumphed in the eighth Balagna Open in Corsica in 2011.

At the 2019 Second Ferreira do Alentejo Open, he finished in a tie for second place with Liu Zhaoqi. Malakhatko has an Elo rating of 2546 according to the FIDE Elo list for May 2011. “Vadim77” is his user name on the Internet Chess Club.

Vadim was a great buddy in addition to being a world-class grandmaster at the game of chess. His enthusiasm for the game was contagious, and he had great chess abilities. He was a genuine master of his trade and leaves a significant gap in the chess community.

He will be remembered for his achievements in chess as well as for being a kind and kind man. He always listened to his friends and provided assistance and inspiration when required. His uncommon acts of charity and kindness made a significant impact on many people’s lives.


How did Vadim Malakhatko die?

Sadly, Grandmaster Vadim Malakhatko passed away at the age of 46. He was a member of the Ukrainian team that won the World Team Chess Championship and the 34th Chess Olympiad bronze medal.

The heartbreaking news was announced on Facebook by FIDE, the International Chess Federation.

His legacy will endure via the chess matches he won, the people he impacted, and the memories they created together. May he rest in peace and reside in a place of perpetual harmony and serenity.


Vadim Malakhatko cause of death

Vadim Malakhatko was regarded as having a friendly personality. Many people must be curious to know the Vadim Malakhatko cause of death in light of the recent news. The precise Vadim Malakhatko cause of death hasn’t been revealed, yet. As soon as we find out more information, we’ll update this story.

Our staff does not confirm any rumors regarding the news, but you can be sure that we are doing everything in our power to gather relevant information about the tragedy and present the most recent updates as quickly as possible; nevertheless, remember that family privacy should be respected.


Tributes to Vadim Malakhatko

Everyone, including friends and family, is currently exhausted from grieving for Vadim Malakhatko, thinking about him, praying for his afterlife, and posting condolences on social media.

Rustam Khusnutdinov wrote: “Grandmaster Vadim Malahatko died abruptly yesterday. I will not say that I knew him well, but we have repeatedly sat in the same company in Capella, at tournaments in Kazakhstan. Always had a positive attitude, still hard to believe he is gone. My condolences to Vadim’s family and friends. We played only one game of Rapid with him, it was a tournament before the New Year in Almaty. I was fighting, but the game ended in a draw pretty quickly. There was exactly one interesting moment worthy of a chart. I just went Le1-e3 and was very optimistic. But as soon as I switched the clock – I was soaked in a cold sweat (I think this happened to many), I saw SF1! Fortunately, the opponent went Krs8 pretty quickly, and I thought it was a good thing to record a repeat of the position as soon as possible. After the game, he could not resist, showed the sf1 move to the opponent. He just smiled back. In loving memory!”

Arthur Kogan wrote: “Very sad news from Kiev…Big heart and a huge passion for chess…and always there for his friends ❤️…We will miss you Vadik! 🥺 RIP GM Vadim Malakhatko”

Oleksandr Prokhorov, a friend of his, asked for assistance with the funeral costs. Those who may contribute are asked to do so via PayPal at [email protected] or his U.K. card 4149609015598883. UPD. He further added that Funeral is on Wednesday in Kiev.

One of the worst things anyone can go through in life is losing a loved one. Any journey must have a destination at the end. The person’s time on earth has regrettably come to an end now that they have died. We wish him eternal peace and send our thoughts and prayers to his loved ones, family, friends. May he rest in peace.

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