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Death List III of IV - The Chess Masters - By Age

Death List III of IV - The Chess Masters - By Age

kboyer309
Jan 23, 2012, 6:56 PM 1

How did the great chess masters lose to the Grim Reaper's final checkmate?

This list is sorted by AGE.  World Champions are in BOLD.

These are the average ages at death on some of the larger categories: 

Entire List (65 players) = 55.8 years

World Champions (9 players) = 64.7 years

Accidents (7 players) = 50.6 years

Heart (16 players) = 62.8 years

War (10 players) = 48.1 years

 

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Age   Last Name First Name Cause of Death           Year
21   Junge Klaus War (shot) 1945
27   Charousek Rudolf  TB 1900
28   Breyer Gyula Heart  1921
32   Agzamov Georgy  Accident (fell in beach rocks) 1986
33   Perlis Julius Accident (froze in Alps) 1913
34   Colle Edgar Operation complications (ulcer) 1932
34   Pillsbury Harry Syphilis 1906
36   Zaitsev Alexander  Operation complications (leg) 1971
37   McDonnell Alexander  Kidney 1835
38   Menchik Vera War (bomb) 1944
38   Petrov Vladimir War (prison camp) 1945
38   Turner Abe  Murdered (Stabbed) 1962
40   Reti Richard Scarlet Fever 1929
41   Landau Salo War (gassed) 1944
43   Grigoriev Nikolai Appendicitis 1938
44   Schlechter Carl Pneumonia 1918
45   Byrne Donald Lupus 1976
45   Zukertort Johann Stroke 1888
46   Miles Tony Diabetes 2001
47   llyin-Genevsky Alexander  War (bomb) 1941
47   Morphy Paul Stroke 1884
48   Yates Frederick Accident (gas leak) 1932
49   Nimzovich Aron Pneumonia 1935
49   Simagin Vladimir Heart  1968
50   Flesch Janos Accident (auto) 1983
50   Steiner Herman Heart  1955
51   Kubbel Leonid War (shot) 1942
53   Krylenko Nikolai War (shot) 1938
54   Alekhine Alexander  Accident (choking on meat) 1946
54   Capablanca Jose Stroke 1942
54   Mackenzie George  Suicide (overdose) 1891
55   Petrosian Tigran Cancer 1984
56   Boden Samuel Typhoid Fever 1882
56   Tal Mikhail Kidney 1992
56   Treybal Karel War (executed) 1941
58   Minckwitz Johannes Suicide (train) 1901
58   Paulsen Louis Diabetes 1891
58   Tchigorin Mikhail Diabetes 1908
59   Keres Paul Heart  1975
59   Leonhardt Paul Heart  1938
59   Stahlberg Gideon Heart  1967
60   Anderssen Adolf Heart  1879
60   Przepiorka David War (shot) 1940
61   Zweig Stefan Suicide (along with wife...poisoned) 1942
62   Edmundson Ed Heart  1982
63   Bardeleben Curt von Suicide (fall) 1924
63   Bogoljubov Efim Heart  1952
64   Fischer Bobby Kidney 2008
64   Steinitz William Heart  1900
64   Staunton Howard Heart  1874
65   Rossolimo Nicholas Accident (fall on stairs) 1975
67   Marshall Frank Heart  1944
70   Boi Paolo Murdered (Poisoned) 1598
72   Lasker Emanuel Heart  1941
72   Saint-Amant Pierre Accident (fall from horse carriage) 1872
75   Larsen Bent  Diabetes 1935
76   Troitzky Alexi War (starvation) 1942
78   Evans Larry Operation complications (gallbladder) 2010
80   Euwe Max Heart  1981
82   Blackburne Joseph Heart  1924
82   Bronstein David Stroke 2006
83   Botvinnik Mikhail Cancer 1995
87   Najdorf Miguel Heart  1997
97   Koltanowski George Age related 2000
99   Lilienthal Andor A. Age related 2010

 

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