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Monday, February 14, 2011 19:38
Yugoslav grandmaster Mato Damjanovic passed away on Saturday, reportedly while playing a game at his chess club. Damjanovic was Yugoslavia's first reserve board at the Leipzig Olympiad in 1960 and an active and strong tournament player in the sixties and seventies. He would have turned 84 next month. Mato Damjanovic was born on March 23, 1927 in...
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 18:11
Grandmaster and chess journalist Larry Evans passed away on Monday, November 15th at Washoe Hospital in Reno, Nevada (USA). As reported by the the United States Chess Federation (USCF), Evans died from complications following a gall bladder operation. U.S. grandmaster Larry Evans | Photo Wikipedia Larry Evans was born in Manhattan on March 22,...
Friday, September 10, 2010 23:20
Yesterday chess legend Bent Larsen passed away in Buenos Aires, only six months after his 75th birthday. We received the sad news from Thomas Hauge Vestergård, press officer of the Danish Chess Federation. Update: reactions by Peter Heine Nielsen and Yasser Seirawan added; profile added; his victories against World Champions added. The Danish...
Sunday, May 09, 2010 2:29
After Vassily Smyslov and Florencio Campomanes, the chess world says goodbye to another big name. The world's oldest living grandmaster, Andor Lilienthal, died today of serious illness, three days after his 99th birthday. In his long career, Lilienthal played against ten male and female world champions. He drew with Alekhine and beat Lasker,...
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Saturday, May 30, 2009 7:24
International Master Rob Hartoch (62) passed away Thursday morning in St. Lucas Hospital in Amsterdam. He suffered severe liver damage. He will be deeply missed in the Dutch chess scene. In Memoriam by Karel van Delft. Rob Hartoch was a very gifted player, a great talent. He achieved his biggest success in 1965 when he finished second (behind...
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Saturday, November 29, 2008 22:51
Bob Wade, International Master, arbiter, journalist, coach, organiser, writer, archivist and foremost, chess lover, died this morning from pneumonia. He had been in the Elisabeth Hospital in Woolwich for three days for complications from a common cold. Wade was 87 years old. Robert Graham Wade was born April 10, 1921 in Dunedin, New Zealand. He...
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Monday, November 10, 2008 23:09
He was fighting in a game he couldn't win, last week he resigned and last night he passed away: IM Johan van Mil. A sad day for Dutch chess, which lost a strong chess player, a friendly book seller and foremost, a warm and benevolent person. Johannes A.J. van Mil was born March 26, 1959. He was of the same generation as Herman Grooten, Frans...
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Thursday, June 12, 2008 17:15
[lang_nl]Gaguik Oganessian, Secretaris van de Armeense Schaakbond en president van FIDE Zone 1.5, heeft ons laten weten dat het "Chess Giants Yerevan 2008"-toernooi vanaf heden "Karen Asrian Memorial" heet, en dat het Asrian Memorial een traditie zal worden. Een zeer passed gebaar voor de op veel te jonge leeftijd overleden Karen Asrian.[/lang_nl...
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Tuesday, June 10, 2008 0:36
[lang_nl]De website van de "Chess Giants Yerevan 2008" meldt het tragische nieuws dat de Armeense grootmeester Karen Asrian op slechts 28-jarige leeftijd is overleden.[/lang_nl][lang_en]The "Chess Giants Yerevan 2008" website brings the sad news that Armenian GM Karen Asrian passed away today, only 28 years old.[/lang_en] [lang_nl]Foto: karpidis...
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Tuesday, May 27, 2008 21:33
[lang_nl]Op zaterdag 24 mei is de Georgische grootmeester Bukhuti Gurgenidze overleden, aldus de Russische websites Gazeta.ru en Novaya Gazeta, die refereren aan ITAR-TASS en de Georgische schaakbond. Gurgenidze werd 74 jaar.[/lang_nl][lang_en]On Saturday, May 24, Georgian grandmaster Bukhuti Gurgenidze passed away, as reported by Russian websites...

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