Saturday, May 08, 2010

Andor Lilienthal, RIP

Just three days after his 99th birthday the world's oldest grandmaster has passed away.  Andor Lilienthal was born in Moscow but spent most of his life in Hungary. In his long career he recorded wins against Emanuel Lasker, José Raúl Capablanca, Max Euwe, Mikhail Botvinnik and Vasily Smyslov.

Lilienthal was the last living member of the Capablanca Club. Truly the end of an era.

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