In Memory: Authur Bisguier, October 8, 1929 - April 5, 2017

04.06.17 Another chess great has passed. We are saddened to report the death of Arthur Bisquier. Bisguier was U.S. Champion in 1954, three years before earning the title of Grandmaster. He defeated some of the game's greatest players including Bobby Fischer, Boris Spassky, Sammy Reshevsky, Svetozar Gligoric, and Paul Keres. Among his most prominent tournament victories was the 1973 Lone Pine International in California. Our condolences to his family and friends.

U.S. Chess Hall of Famers Arthur Bisguier (left) and Robert Byrne at the 1964 U.S. Open in Boston. (Photo: Beth Cassidy)

Thanks to Darrell Salibury for contributing to this report.

Here is Arthur Bisguier's obituary in the New York Times:
Arthur Bisguier, Brash, Self-Taught Bronx Chess Champion, Dies at 87

Post a comment

  • Navigation: