Svetozar Gligoric 1923-2012

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Svetozar Gligoric 1923-2012

Post by JustinHorton » Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:22 pm

Apparently he has, sadly, died.
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Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:36 pm

http://www.tanjug.rs/news/55050/chess-g ... c-dies.htm
http://www.soskanal.net/42238/in-memori ... 1923-2012/
http://voiceofserbia.org/content/svetozar-gligoric-died
http://www.chess.co.uk/twic/chessnews/o ... -1923-2012

"Chess grandmaster Svetozar Gligoric died Tuesday in Belgrade at the age of 88. As Secretary General of the Chess Federation of Serbia Zoran Pekovic told Tanjug, Gligoric died in the Belgrade Emergency Center of the consequences of stroke."

Sad news. Has anyone here read his autobiography I Play Against Pieces?
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Post by John Moore » Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:23 pm

This is very sad. When I started to play, he was in the world's top ten and remained there or thereabouts for some years. You know that you are getting on when your chess (and other) heroes start to pass away.

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Post by JustinHorton » Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:32 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:Sad news. Has anyone here read his autobiography I Play Against Pieces?
I have a copy and read it a couple of years ago.
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Post by Matt Mackenzie » Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:18 pm

Re the above post, he was 89 not 88. Was the second oldest living GM (after Averbakh)

A remarkable man - fought for Tito's Partisans as a youngster and remained very physically active (eg playing football) to an astonishing age.
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Post by Andrew Martin » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:08 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eZAZER_Xm8

One of the best games of Svetozar Gligoric

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Post by Mick Norris » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:20 pm

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Post by Ray Sayers » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:54 pm

'Selected Chess Masterpieces' by Gligoric - the first chess book I truly loved.

Very sad to hear he has gone.

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Post by Geoff Chandler » Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:34 pm

An RHP lad has just returned from Gligoric's funeral.

He said it was attended by the Serbian Prime Minister plus a few
surviving players from Gligoric's era and hundreds of chess lovers.
A brass band played American jazz.

Sadly today I was at Mark Sanderson's funeral which was held in Kirkcaldy
where a large selction of the Edinburgh club, approx 20 members and quite
a few junior players made the journey north.
Mark played us Pink Floyd.

Mark will be a great loss to the Edinburgh club and both are a sad loss to Chess.

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Post by Leonard Barden » Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:14 pm

The Guardian's obituary of Svetozar Gligoric:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012/au ... r-gligoric

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