In Memorial: Harold Dondis (1922-2015)

12.14.15 It is with great sadness that we report the passing of one of Maine's great chess sons Harold Dondis. Harold was born in Rockland, Maine and educated in Rockland Public Schools. He graduated from Bowdoin College and Harvard Law School. Probably most well known for his Boston Globe chess column which he wrote for fifty years, Harold was a lover of the royal game. Donations may be made in his memory to the Rockland Public Library, Rockland, ME 04841 or the Boylston Chess Club, Suite B101, Norris St, No. Cambridge, MA 02140.

Harold Dondis (October 1, 1922 - December 10, 2015)
image: Tony Cortizas, Jr.

Harold Dondis Obituary

Harold Dondis Interviewed in Chess Horizons Magazine

One of Harold's greatest games was his victory over Bobby Fischer in this March 2nd, 1964 Simul.


A real gentleman at the board. It was my honor to play him twice.

we played often when I lived in Brockton and always looked forward to is column...good bye harold

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