Skip to comments.Robert Byrne, Chess Grandmaster, Dies at 84
Posted on 04/14/2013 10:07:55 AM PDT by EveningStar
Robert Byrne, an international grandmaster and United States chess champion who, as the chess columnist for The New York Times, analyzed top-flight matches from 1972 through 2006, the eras of Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov, died on Friday at his home in Ossining, N.Y. He was 84.
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Nature makes way for the 9-year old Grand Master who is the New, New Thing. ;)
RIP. Robert Byrne was a great player and a great figure in American chess history. He might be most famous for that 1964 loss to Bobby Fischer, but he was also one of the few analysts who properly understood and explained Fischer’s play during that era.
At 84, he was well into the endgame
Where have all the chess stories gone? Chess another causality of the modern electronic era.
I played it in my youth, fifty years ago. I bought books, etc, then life got in the way. When I came back to take a look at it, the notation had changed. I play pool now.
Chess always help my pool playing. You have to think at least 4 or 5 steps ahead to be good. ;^)
Check and ‘mate! RIP.
Chess is alive and well in cyberspace my friend. We are but a few days from the Magnus Carlsen - Viswanathan Anand world championship match, which is destined to be epic, IMHO. For one thing, this is the first World Chess Championship that did not feature a Russian, or someone who was born in the old Soviet Union. Compelling stuff. Check it out (pun, shamelessly intended).
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