< Earlier Kibitzing · PAGE 2 OF 2 ·
|Sep-07-04|| ||Calli: John Collins in My Seven Chess Prodigies wrote about the early years of the Byrnes in Brooklyn, but I don't know if the book is available. The seven were Fischer, Lombardy, the Byrne Bros, R. Weinstein, Sal Matera and another kid ,Lewis Cohen, who, I guess, did not pursue chess. |
|Sep-07-04|| ||Benzol: <Chessical> Thanks for the explanation. It's a pity because Bryne might have gone a great deal further than he did. |
|Feb-25-06|| ||Knight13: Without Mr. Byrne the Game of the Century, D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956, might not have existed. (No kibizing for over a year!!??)|
|Jun-12-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Donald Byrne|
|Jun-12-06|| ||RookFile: He was a good player who had a lot of clever ideas.|
|Aug-26-06|| ||WTHarvey: Here are some critical positions from his games: http://www.wtharvey.com/byrd.html|
|Nov-18-06|| ||GrandPatzerSCL: 1981, huh??|
|Nov-18-06|| ||Caissanist: The 1980 and 1981 games are almost certainly from Robert Byrne; he played in all three of the mentioned tournaments. I have submitted this as a correction suggestion.|
|Nov-19-06|| ||IMlday: Before there were World Opens the big July 1-4th tournament was the Atlantic Open in New York. In '68 D. Byrne and I shared first at 7-1 although he won our individual game. He was the US Captain for the '68 Olympiad but Fischer quit at the last minute and Donald was conscripted to play.|
|Jun-12-07|| ||timhortons: donald happy birthday...chess world owes a lot to you....youre name well be etched in the chess books for generations to come|
|Jun-12-09|| ||Once: It is a little cruel of fate that for most of us Donald Byrne belongs to the "Washington Generals" club of players who are more famous for losing than winning. This is a shame because he played some fine chess. Strange that he had such an aversion to 1.e4 and 2...e5 though...|
|Jun-12-09|| ||WhiteRook48: a little cruel that he's only known for "The Game of the Century"|
|Jun-12-09|| ||Tessie Tura: <a little cruel that he's only known for "The Game of the Century">|
If you're going to suffer a famous loss in an immortal game to a kid, it might as well be Fischer.
A family member of mine had lupus and it's a terrible, debilitating disease. Flannery O'Connor had it and died at a younger age than Byrne.
|Jun-12-09|| ||HeMateMe: Didn't he die of lung cancer? Thats how I read about it years ago, he was a chain smoker at a very young age.|
|Oct-02-09|| ||Caissanist: While he was in fact a heavy smoker, his obituary in Chess Life said it was Lupus. He suffered from that disease for about the last 15 years of his life. |
If you look at chessmetrics he seems to have been as good as his brother, or perhaps a bit better, until he got sick.
|May-02-10|| ||wordfunph: Donald Byrne, a strong American amateur and coach of the 1950 and '60s, recommended that players always think about their ositions mentally when away from the board. In this way you often "see" a move that your mind blocked out when you last examined the position
with your eyes.
(Source: The Inner Game of Chess by Andy Soltis)
|Jun-12-10|| ||talisman: happy birthday donald.|
|Jan-05-11|| ||wordfunph: 1969 U.S. Chess Championship:
Donald Byrne, the gentleman chess master, played under duress; as an associate professor of English Literature at Penn State, he was seen grading papers during the tournament.
|Jun-12-12|| ||ketchuplover: RIP!!|
|Jun-12-12|| ||talisman: happy birthday donald.|
|Jun-12-12|| ||SimonWebbsTiger: I see the Seirawan story of brotherly love hasn't made the page yet! Well, good reason.|
Donald was playing Robert. Donald was in bad time trouble and in bad need of the washroom. Robert had ample time to let Donald go. But Robert said to Donald: " You s___ on your own time!"
|Jun-12-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: IM Donald Byrne, today you are remembered!
|Jun-12-12|| ||HeMateMe: Most famous for a game he had with Fischer.|
|Jun-12-13|| ||brankat: R.I.P. Mr.Byrne.|
|Jun-12-14|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. Donald Byrne, probably most famous for being on the wrong side of a famous game.|
< Earlier Kibitzing · PAGE 2 OF 2 ·