In Memory of IM Danny Kopec

06.14.16 International Master Danny Kopec passed away on June 12th at the age of 62. In addition to being an International Master and chess author, Kopec was a professor at Brooklyn College who held a PhD in Machine Intelligence from the University of Edinburgh. He won back-to-back Maine State Championships in 1989 and 1990. IM Kopec was well known for his highly instructive and entertaining lectures on chess and many other topics. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family and friends.

International Master Danny Kopec lecturing at the 2014 Eastern Class Championships

You can view Danny Kopec's obituary here: Danny Kopec 1954 - 2016


Dr. K was great to listen to on

He was willing to play blitz and discuss ideas with weaker players.

Apparently there will be a memorial service at 7PM on the 28th at the Marshall CC.

Been to two of his chess camps. Very friendly and a great teacher. He will be missed by all.

A good teacher, father, and chess enthusiast; I benefited from his friendship during his tenure at the University of Maine. He will be missed by many.

I played Danny one time back in the late 80's I believe and lost. During his time in Maine, I believe he elevated the overall quality of play of everyone who knew him and showed great passion for chess. I remember him as being soft-spoken and always very friendly and willing to share his knowledge on the game you probably lost. My condolences to all his friends and family.

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