GM Robert Byrne

GM Robert Byrne passed away on Friday, just a week before his 85th birthday. I cannot do his legacy justice; instead, here is a collection of tributes and remembrances on one of the greats of US chess. 

Wikipedia does a good job summarizing his career.

ChessVibes has a nice story and playable collection of his games.

USCF has a brief note with memorial service details:

A memorial service will be on Sat., April 20, at 1 PM at Dorsey Funeral Home, 15 M Wilton Place, Ossining, NY 10562. Attendees are welcome. RSVP to You can also send a message to be read aloud.

NY Times, where GM Byrne worked for 34 years as chess columnist, pays their respects.


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