GM Robert Byrne (1928-2013)

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Matt Mackenzie
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GM Robert Byrne (1928-2013)

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:29 pm

Death just announced of one of the major figures in 20th century US chess - as player, writer/columnist and evangelist for the game.

RIP.
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Re: GM Robert Byrne (1928-2013)

Post by Ray Sayers » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:51 pm

Sad news indeed.

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Re: GM Robert Byrne (1928-2013)

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:07 pm

Some links:

http://www.chessvibes.com/reports/rober ... dies-at-84
http://www.uschess.org/content/view/12164/707/
http://www.chess.com/news/rip-robert-by ... -2013-6365

Interesting comments on the latter, including the frequent confusion with his younger brother Donald Byrne (1930-1976).

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