A six-time champion of Moscow, Vasyukov won numerous international events. He coached Anatoly Karpov in the world championship matches. Unfortunately, he will now follow Kieseretzky's fate.
Chess is the only sport where smoking was not only possible; it was quite common. For some mental athletes, such as the late world chess champion Mikhail Tal or the legendary grandmaster Viktor Korchnoi, performing without cigarettes was unthinkable.