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Louis D Statham
Number of games in database: 1
Years covered: 1979

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(born Aug-13-1907, died Jan-31-1983, 75 years old) United States of America

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Louis D. Statham, a wealthy engineer and inventor, sponsored the series of Lone Pine International tournaments from 1971-1981.

For a short history of the Lone Pine tournaments, see Wikipedia article: Lone Pine International

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Randy Miller vs L Statham 0-1231979corres EURC27 Vienna Game

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  GrahamClayton: Statham provided travel and living expenses for all participants, which meant that many top GMs attended the tournaments.
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  brankat: Chess needs more people like Louis D. Statham.

R.I.P. Mr.Statham.

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  Phony Benoni: When Statham left Los Angeles to move to Lone Pine, he sold his mansion to Hugh Hefner. Yes, it's now the Playboy Mansion West.
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