Viktor Gavrikov, Lithuanian-Swiss chess Grandmaster, Died at 58


Viktor Gavrikov was born on July 29, 1957, in Criuleni, and died on April 27, 2016, in Burgas.

He was a Lithuanian-Swiss chess Grandmaster.

Viktor Gavrikov shared 1st with Gintautas Piešina in the 1978 Lithuanian Chess Championship at Vilnius.

Viktor won the 52nd Soviet Chess Championship (with Mikhail Gurevich and Alexander Chernin) at Riga 1985 and finished 2nd (joint) in the 1986 event (Vitaly Tseshkovsky won).

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, he emigrated to Switzerland.

Viktor won at Biel 1994 and won the Swiss Chess Championship at Arosa 1996.

In 2000, Viktor received 1st with Viktorija Čmilytė in the Lithuanian Championship.

Gavrikov was awarded the GM title in 1984.

Viktor Gavrikov passed away at 58 yrs old.