O'Kelly de Galway, Alberic

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Alberic O'Kelly de Galway (1911-1980) was a Belgium grandmaster (1956).  In 1962 he became the first grandmaster of over-the-board and  correspondence chess.  He was winner of the 3rd World Correspondence Championship (1962-1965).  He won the Belgium championship 12 times.  He was chief arbiter in four world championship matches.  In Belgium he was honored with the Golden Palm of the Order of the Crown.  He could speak seven different languages.  He was not a Count like some sources say.  He died at the age of 70.

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