Lothar Schmid

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Birthday
10, 1928
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
May 18, 2013 (85)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
10, 1928
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
May 18, 2013 (85)

About

Chess Grandmaster and arbiter best known for arbitrating the famous encounter between Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky.

Before Fame

He won the Dresden Chess Championship when he was 15 years old.

Trivia

He was a highly successful correspondence chess player and at one point it was reputed that he owned the largest known private chess library in the world.

Family Life

His family owned a publishing company when he was young.

Associated With

He was the Chief Arbiter when Bobby Fischer defeated Boris Spassky in 1972.