20 November 2010, Kuala Lumpur – Grandmaster Larry Evans, prolific writer and commentator, passed away in Reno aged 78 last 15th November 2010. He was the U.S. Chess Champion in 1951 at the tender age of 19 and continued to win four more U.S. titles and four further US Open Championships.The Journal Gazzette article by Emma Brown wrote:
“Evans, who wrote for insiders as well as for those whose passion for the game had yet to be discovered, died Nov. 15 of complications from gallbladder surgery at a hospital in Reno, Nev. He was 78.A sparring partner of the American chess phenomenon Bobby Fischer, Evans was also a prodigy. He announced himself as a new chess talent when he was 15, winning the prestigious Marshall Chess Club championship in New York. Four years later, in 1951, he won the U.S. Chess Championship.Evans became an international grandmaster in 1957 and to win four more U.S. Chess Championships, the last in 1980. In mid-life, however, he decided to build a career on writing about chess.”
To read more in The Journal Gazzette on Larry Evans by Emma Brown – click here.
To read further in The Huffington Post on Larry Evans – click here.
Or, on the New York Times Chess Blog on Larry Evans, please click here.