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|Jun-07-03|| ||Ribeiro: In 1954, a USSR vs. USA match took place in NY. The final score was 20-12 (pro USSR). Nevertheless, two americans obtained very good results: Evans 2,5 - 1,5 Taimanov and
D. Byrne 3 (!) - 1 Averbach. |
|Jun-17-04|| ||Infohunter: The last four games listed in this Player Directory under "D. Byrne" as having been played in 1980 and 1981 cannot have been played the same individual as the Donald Byrne listed here, since the latter died in 1976. See, for example, the first link that your Google Search option turns up: http://www.chesslinks.org/hof/byrne... |
|Sep-07-04|| ||Benzol: Can someone tell me what Donald Byrne actually died of? |
|Sep-07-04|| ||Calli: Lupus
Good Bio at http://www.psu.edu/ur/archives/inte...
|Sep-07-04|| ||Benzol: Thanks <Calli>. I've never heard of 'Lupus' before. Is it a kidney disease you can catch from 'Canines' or is it just something that happens? |
|Sep-07-04|| ||Chessical: <Benzol> Lupus is a disease of the immune system, the body attacks itself. |
|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!!|
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