Acquaintances of chess player who died from freezing tell about his odd behavior prior to his death

Acquaintances of chess player who died from freezing tell about his odd behavior prior to his death
Eduard Dubov

80-year-old chess player did not realize what he was doing.

80-year-old mathematician and honorary member of the World Chess Federation (FIDE) Eduard Dubov who died from freezing in Moscow could not realize what he was doing, reports Moskovsky Komsomolets with reference to his acquaintances.

According to MK, Dubov lived alone in his two-bedroom apartment on Academic Varga street in the south-west of Moscow. He divorced his wife and a mother of his son Dmitry many years ago. The neighbours say he was often visited by his friends and students. His relatives also often visited him. His domestic assistant came to his place twice a week.

Dubov’s neighbours note the chess player’s behavior became weird a while ago. Once he went away to an unknown destination, when was left by his domestic assistant during their walk. He was found then.

According to preliminary information, Dubov left his apartment in the evening on December 21. He answered the phone calls at nine pm; at ten thirty he could not be reached already. Dubov’s acquaintances assume he could not realize what he was doing. Dubov approached a spring-well near Tyoply Stan metro station. He was found on the track leading to the spring-well by a local who walked his dog in the morning on Decemeber 22.

“The pensioner was lying on his back with his eyes open. Then, out of a sudden, I noticed him moving his leg; then, he started breathing. I did not find any alcohol near him. He was wearing winter clothing: a winter jacket and trousers. There was a bag next to him,” the eyewitness said.

Dubov was taken to the 31st hospital with freezing and inflammation of the lungs. He got surgery to broaden his arteries. After that, he died. The cause of death remains undetermined. His dead body was taken to the Tsaritsyno mortuary.

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