24.3.1971 – 16.4.2021
Sad news from Kherson, Ukraine. Honored Coach, Dmitry Stets, passed away yesterday of complications related to Covid. Age 50. My condolences to his family, friends as well as to his many students.
I did not know Stets very well personally, but I had to honor to play against him at a tournament in Portugal (Figueira da Foz, 2010) and I had the opportunity (and pleasure!) to watch his games.
A brilliant attacker, (officially only an IM, but intruth a strong GM ) I have played over — and enjoyed — many of his finest games over the years. We played many of the same openings.
The following game is against grandmaster Arkhady Rothstein and was played at Figueira da Foz in 2010. Enjoy!
Stets,D – A.Rothstein
Figueira da Foz, 1.11.2010