21 August 2012

Svetozar Gligoric, 1923-2012

Grandmaster Svetozar Gligoric passed away 14 August 2012. He was among the top players in the 1950s and '60s. Gligoric was a top chess commentator, an innovative openings theorist, a fierce competitor, and a true gentleman. He avoided psychological ploys against perceived weaknesses in his opponents, preferring as he put it, to "play against pieces."

When I started reading chess books in the mid-1970s, Gligoric was a regular at top GM tournaments, and an excellent chess writer.

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