Donald Byrne

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Birthday
12, 1930
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Apr 8, 1976 (45)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
12, 1930
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Apr 8, 1976 (45)

About

American chess legend who played for five U.S. Chess Olympiad teams from 1962 to 1972 and is best known for losing to Bobby Fischer in the 'Game of the Century'.

Before Fame

He was already winning chess championships by the early 1950s.

Trivia

He lost to Bobby Fischer in 1956 when the latter was only 13 years old.

Family Life

He was born and raised in New York City.

Associated With

He was one of Bobby Fischer's most famous competitors.