|Apr-23-09|| ||Tabanus: Lees, David M. (1943-1996)
David M. Lees was born on February 12, 1943 in Springfield, Massachusetts. He was a National Master. He won or tied in the Western Massachusetts Championship five times (1961, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1967). He won the Central New England Championship twice. In 1964, he won the Texas Junior Championship. In 1965, he won the Texas State Championship. In 1965, he won the U.S. Armed Forces Championship (he was an Air Force enlisted person). He won the Connecticut Valley Championship in 1962, 1963, 1967, 1977, 1987, 1988, and 1989. In 1993, he published The Chess Games of David Lees. He died on October 19, 1996 at the age of 53.
|Apr-23-09|| ||Dredge Rivers: Has a big rivalry with David Grants.|
|Feb-01-11|| ||perfidious: The shortest loss of my career was to David, in 1978 at Springfield, Mass, in twelve moves. Thought I'd trapped his queen, but it was a case of the trapper trapped!|
You were a decent man, and it was quite a shock to learn that you passed on only a few weeks after we last met at the 1996 New England Open in Lowell, Mass, though you had been unwell.
|Feb-09-13|| ||jerseybob: Are you sure this is one and the same man? I knew of David Lees as U.S. Armed Forces champ, and for years followed a David Lees in the BCM and CHESS, always assuming it was two different people. Why no mention in the bio above of that British connection?|