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Sunday, May 9, 2010

The Legendary Hungarian Grandmaster Andor Lilienthal Passes Away At The Age Of 99

Andor (André, Andre, Andrei) Arnoldovich Lilienthal (May 5, 1911 – May 8, was a Hungarian Chess Grandmaster. In his long career, he played against ten male and female world champions, beating Emanuel Lasker, José Raúl Capablanca, Alexander Alekhine, Max Euwe, Mikhail Botvinnik, Vasily Smyslov, and Vera Menchik In a 2005 article, Slobodan Adzic wrote that Lilienthal was still active, in good health, driving his car, and writing articles for chess magazines. At the time of his death, he was the oldest living grandmaster, and the last surviving person from the original group of grandmasters awarded the title by FIDE in 1950.....(
I would like to express my condolences to his family and his admirers and all the chess community .
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