A major international chess tournament has been rocked after the sudden death of two players.
The two players died within hours of each other on the final day of competition.
Kurt Meier, a Swiss-born member of the Seychelles team suffered a heart attack while a member of the Uzbekistan team was found dead in his hotel room.
Both of the deaths were due to natural causes.
The tournament had 1,800 competitors from 174 countries, accompanied by more than 1,000 coaches and fans.
China won the men’s title and Russia won the women
The deaths has raised the issue about the dangers of the sport. Australian chess champion Ian Rogers, was forced to retire from the sport in 2007, after he was warned by his doctors that the stress of top-level competition was causing him serious health problems.
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