Robert Wade

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Birthday
10, 1921
Birthplace
New Zealand
Death Date
Nov 29, 2008 (87)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
10, 1921
Birthplace
New Zealand
Death Date
Nov 29, 2008 (87)

About

British chess champion from New Zealand who dominated play in both countries for some time.

Before Fame

He grew up on a farm in New Zealand and was hard pressed to find adequate competition as a young player.

Trivia

He was the British National Champion twice (1952 and 1970) and the New Zealand Champion three times (1944, 1945, and 1948).

Family Life

He was born and raised on the island nation of New Zealand.

Associated With

He helped Bobby Fischer train for his famed match against Boris Spassky in 1972.