Chess In Memoriam 2016

Chess In Memoriam 2016

Dec 31, 2016, 3:57 PM |

2016 was a brutal year, taking away such icons as Muhammad Ali, David Bowie, Prince, Fidel Castro, Carrie Fisher, Glenn Frey, Alan Rickman, Sir George Martin, Gene Wilder, Leonard Cohen, George Michael and many more.

Chess was no exception and saw a lot of the greats go away to the eternal rest.

So in this video we can say our goodbyes to such luminaries as Viktor Korchnoi, Mark Taimanov, Mark Dvoretsky, Danny Kopec and everybody else.

In it, I also added a few positions for you to solve of these chess greats.

May they rest in peace.


12/1 Ivan BUkavshin, 20
23/1 Elisabeta Polihroniade, 80,
7/4 László Bárczay, 80,
27/4 Viktor Gavrikov, 58,
26/5 Arturo Pomar, 84
6/6 Viktor Korchnoi, 85,
12/6 Danny Kopec, 62,
19/9 Jorge Rubinetti, 71,
26/9 Mark Dvoretsky, 68,
26/11 Yuri Yeliseyev, 20
28/11 Mark Taimanov, 90,
26/12 Ashot Anastasian, 52