Friday, July 28, 2006

Chess Prodigy Falls to Death

Tragedy has struck the Czech Open. Nineteen-year old Jessie Gilbert reportedly fell off the window of her hotel in Pardubice. Her body was found by the police the next morning.

Guardian: Leading young chess player falls to death
BBC News: Chess prodigy, 19, falls to death
English Chess Federation announcement


Anonymous said...

This is just awful - Shannon knew Jessie well and we had met her at various World Youth's. She was such a vivacious girl. Hard to believe - her poor family.

Anonymous said...

I just read that her team mates had witnessed several sleep-walking incidents. Very sad turn of events.


Anonymous said...

Very sad, and things are looking even worse now: