Vladimir Malaniuk, Ukrainian chess grandmaster, Died at 59


Vladimir Pavlovich Malaniuk was born on July 21, 1957 and died on July 2, 2017.

He was a Ukrainian chess grandmaster and three-time Ukrainian champion.

He competed in the FIDE World Chess Championship 1998.

While participating in team events, he played for team Ukraine in three Chess Olympiads (1994, 1996, 1998), two World Team Chess Championships (1993, 1997) and 1997 European Team Chess Championship.

Malaniuk won team silver and bronze medals in 1996 and 1998 Chess Olympiads respectively, team silver and an individual gold medals in the 1993 World Team Championship.

Vladimir Malaniuk passed away at 59 years old.