Andrew Paulson

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Andrew Paulson

Post by JustinHorton » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:30 pm

Has apparently died.
"Do you play chess?"
"Yes, but I prefer a game with a better chance of cheating."

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Re: Andrew Paulson

Post by Neil Graham » Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:02 pm

Wikipedia states "Died on July 18, 2017 from cancer." Links to a Russian site which gives this information,

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Re: Andrew Paulson

Post by Roger de Coverly » Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:20 pm

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Re: Andrew Paulson

Post by David Sedgwick » Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:17 am

I had heard that he was seriously ill with cancer, so I'm not surprised by the news.

ECF Website: This just quotes a few paragraphs from Mike Klein's article on, linked by Roger above.

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Re: Andrew Paulson

Post by Ian Thompson » Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:11 pm

Obituary in today's Times. On his involvement with chess it quotes him saying:

"I have always been a consumer of chess as an idea and an entertainment. I always liked the idea of alpha geeks roaming the earth striving to mortally crush their adversaries."

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Re: Andrew Paulson

Post by Angus French » Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:59 am

Here's a decent obituary which isn't behind a firewall.

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Re: Andrew Paulson

Post by Andrew Zigmond » Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:04 am

An interesting, if irrelevant, new bit of information is the reference to his husband. He did well to prosper in some very socially conservative arenas.
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Re: Andrew Paulson

Post by MartinCarpenter » Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:46 am

I'd totally missed that when reading it, a good sign I think :) Doubly impressive to manage living in Russia of course.

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