Rest in Peace, Yuval Zilber


From the Israeli Chess Federation:

Chess class at the community center. A child comes, tries, plays, registers.

He is getting better, a second year in advanced, and then a national team...

Playing in competitions, advanced. He is smiling and talented and cute. One day he decides to move on to other things.

He still has some way of thinking and he likes the game, but competitions are a bit stressful for him already.

"Maybe from time to time I will come to the league to play like this for fun."

He's not really a kid anymore, a pretty mature teenager now. Once a year he plays in the school championship for the team.

Then high school, the army, a trip, occasionally we meet in the neighborhood and smile, you don't really know what he has left of chess, but he remembers you and the game and he smiles so it's probably a good memory.

Then a war and that boy, an officer in the reserves, goes to order 8 and is killed and everyone who knew him from a long time ago from the community center feels the loss of that boy, boy and man.

Yuval Zilber, the exact same smile from the age of 6 until yesterday.

Of blessed memory

According to the Times of Israel report, he was 25 years old, and held the rank of Lieutenant.


So many senseless deaths. Thank you for sharing.


It's the least I can do


Thank you, Josiah.


May he rest in peace and may his family be comforted.


Thank you for sharing this Josiah.


Rest in peace. :{


Yes thank you brother, a very touching story of his love for chess and his country! Thanks for sharing that.


You’re welcome, everyone!

I also posted another article about a fallen Israeli chess player last night:




nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo he died thats why u shouldnt have wars cuz then ppl die and thats just rly sad