Donald Byrne

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Date of Birth June 12, 1930
Place of Birth New York
Date of Death Apr 8, 1976 (45)
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Donald Byrne was an American university professor and chess player. He held the title International Master, and competed for his country in the Chess Olympiad on several occasions.

About Donald Byrne

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'.

Donald Byrne Before Fame

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

Achievement of Donald Byrne

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

Donald Byrne Family Life

He was born and raised in New York City.

Associations of Donald Byrne

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

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