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Larry Evans dies at 78; five-time U.S. chess champion and writer

Larry Evans was a rarity in competitive chess — a five-time U.S. champion who wrote widely about the game, including a book once considered the chess players' bible.A chess grandmaster, he also gained fame for helping Bobby Fischer train for, and win, the 1972 world chess championship.Evans died Nov. 15 at a hospital in Reno [...]

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Chess grandmaster Larry Evans

"It has been said that chess, like love and music, has the power to make men happy and unhappy."So wrote Larry Evans, who parlayed his record as one of America's best professional chess players into a career as a writer whose syndicated chess column ran for more than two decades and reached millions of readers.Evans, [...]

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Chess: Remembering Larry Evans

Larry Melvyn Evans (1932-2010), one of the most prominent American grandmasters, prolific writer and commentator, died in Reno, Nevada, on November 15 at the age of 78. Evans began playing chess in New York City. He quickly progressed and in 1951, at age 19, won his first U.S. championship ahead of Sammy Reshevsky. He would [...]

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U.S. Chess Champ Larry Evans Dies at 78

Larry Evans, a five-time United States chess champion and prolific writer who helped Bobby Fischer win the world championship in 1972, died Monday in Reno, Nev. He was 78. Mr. Evans, who lived in Reno, died of complications of gall bladder surgery, according to the Web site of the United States Chess Federation, the governing [...]

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