Two players die on the same day at 41st Chess Olympiad in Norway

Tragedy overshadowed the prestigious Chess Olympiad in Norway after two competitors have reportedly died within hours of each other.

It was reported by organizers of the recently-concluded Olympiad held in Tromso, Norway that two chess players died on the same day in the heat of the competition; one of the most hotly-contested chess tournaments in the world.

The first fatality was identified as Kurt Meier, a 67-year-old member of the team from Seychelles. The man reported collapsed suddenly in the middle of the game in the final round of the 41st edition of the tournament on Thursday.

Red Cross paramedics who were on standby at the playing hall failed to revive the old man as spectators and participants watched in horror. He was believed to have suffered a heart attack and was later pronounced dead at the University Hospital at 4:00pm. (Click here to read more)

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