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
Friday, July 28, 2006
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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.
I just read that her team mates had witnessed several sleep-walking incidents. Very sad turn of events.
Very sad, and things are looking even worse now: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/5226444.stm
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