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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Michael Anders

I discovered today, two weeks after the event, of the death of a friend, Michael Anders, chess man.  I have known him for over 25 years as a player, coach, organizer, director, vender, and very enthusiastic supporter of the game.

My favorite memory of Mike is from one of the four board team tournaments that we held at Murray in the eighties.  The teams could choose names.  Mike's team went further.  With a full set of black tee shirts they came as the four horsemen of the Apocalypse:  War, Pestilence, Famine and Death.  Michael rode the pale horse.

I will miss him.    For more details on the story see here.  

1 comment:

  1. I'm sorry to hear about this. Because of those guys "The 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse" has, and I expect always will be for me, a fond reference to chess and my childhood in general.