A note by GM Mikhail Golubev:
Shukhrat Safin 1970-2009
The Website of the Uzbek Chess Federation http://uzchess.uz has published news that makes me very sad. Grandmaster Shukhrat Safin passed away on 20 September 2009. He played on the Uzbek national team on five Chess Olympiads, including Dresden 2008. I knew Shukhrat a bit. In 1999 we played together in the Dutch open in Dieren. In 1987 we met at the Soviet trade union juniors tournament in Izhevsk (Russia), where I performed well, but lost to Shukhrat. The end of that old game is our quiz position today. let’s preserve it for the eternity. (– Mikhail Golubev).
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