Svetozar Gligorić 1923-2012

TWIC reports that Svetozar Gligorić died today in Belgrade. (Born 2nd February 1923, Belgrade.) He was one of the household names in world chess when I was learning the moves, so for me and I’m sure for many others this is the end of an era.

He visited Ireland on at least a couple of occasions. One was for the Dublin zonal, 1957, tying with Benko for 2nd-3rd behind Pachman. The other occasion I’m aware of was his series of four simuls in February 1971 (Cork, Wexford, and two in Dublin): see the Simuls page.

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One Response to Svetozar Gligorić 1923-2012

  1. Sean Coffey says:

    There’s a superb set of photos on Edward Winter’s page on Gligorić.

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