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Anderson, Frank Ross

Frank Ross Anderson (1928-1980) was a three-time Canadian Champion (1953, 1955, 1958) from Toronto and International Master (1954).  In 1948 he won the U.S. Junior Championship.   In 1954 and  1958 he won the gold medal on 2nd board in the Chess Olympiad.  He came closer to the Grandmaster title than any other player.  In 1958 he scores 84% in the Munich Olympiad.  He became ill (reaction to an incorrect prescription) and was unable to play his final round.  He missed the Grandmaster title because of this.  Even if he had played and lost, he would have made the final norm necessary for the Grandmaster title.  He had polio and was disabled his whole life.   He was a computer expert.

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