Chess Legend Larry Evans Dies At 78

Chess Legend Larry Evans Dies At 78

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Nov 19, 2010, 8:58 AM |
40 | Chess Players

Larry Evans.jpgChess Grandmaster, 5-time US Champion, journalist and popular chess columnist Larry Evans has died of post-operative complications following gall-bladder surgery in Reno, Nevada.  He was 78 years old.

Evans was born in New York in 1932 and developed his skills at the Marshall Chess Club during his teenage years.

In 1951 he won his first US Championship, ahead of Samuel Reshevsky, and would go on to win the title a total of five times.

Despite his personal success as a player, he was better known for the assistance he gave to Bobby Fischer during his career, and his close involvement with creating Fischer's "My 60 Memorable Games" book.

Evans was also an accomplished writer on the game, as a journalist and columnist for newspapers and chess magazines.

Rest in Peace, Larry Evans 1932-2010.

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