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Larry Parr
Number of games in database: 2
Years covered: 1966 to 1971

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(born May-21-1946, died Apr-02-2011, 64 years old) United States of America (federation/nationality Malaysia)

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Lawrence A. C. (Larry) Parr was a former 'Chess Life' editor.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. W Goichberg vs L Parr  1-033196667th US OpenC10 French
2. S Latus vs L Parr  0-1421971MunichC16 French, Winawer
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Apr-03-11  Caissanist: Not 100% sure that this is the same person, but ChessNinja is reporting that longtime chess journalist and former Chess Life editor Larry Parr has died in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Apr-03-11  BobCrisp: That's sad to hear. He was chess's most inveterate anti-Communist.
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  Calli: Picture and Parr's article on Denker here:
Apr-07-11  Caissanist: My link to the ChessNinja story got messed up somehow, here it is again:
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  wordfunph: rest in peace Larry Parr..


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  wordfunph: books by Larry Parr..

+ The Bobby Fischer I Knew and Other Stories (with Arnold Denker)

+ Viktors Pupols: American Master (with Yasser Seirawan)

+ Secrets of the Russian Chess Masters: Fundamentals of the Game Volume 1 (with Lev Alburt)

+ Secrets of the Russian Chess Masters: Beyond the Basics Volume 2 (with Lev Alburt)

Nov-11-13  Caissanist: Does anyone know if Parr's collection of essays "The Kings of Chess: A 21 Player Salute" is any longer available anywhere? It was online for many years at World Chess Network (, but that site is defunct and was never archived. I couldn't find anything when I googled it.
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  zanzibar: I read a report that he died from tuberculosis.

<Caissanist> some of his essays can be found on the net these days - in one kind or another archived form.

I haven't tried to find all of them, as it appears somewhat fractured.

Dec-25-17  Boomie: Back in the 70's, Larry hung out at the Last Exit in Seattle chatting with the chess players. That explains his interest in Pupols and Yaz who were regulars there.
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  zanzibar: Always interesting to get some local flavor...

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I was wrong previously (thankfully), as it appears the wayback has the entire series:

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