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George Duke wrote on 2008-04-30 UTC
Carlos Cetina informs through Jose Carrillo of Puerto Rico that, in fact, Gabriel Maura died in 1983 or 1984. CVists recall David Pritchard's death notice December 2005 and that of games' guru Gary Gygax this year 2008. Comments lately about Alice Chess (1953) and Rettah (1952) remind that their inventor V.R. Parton lived from 1897 to 1974. Parton really started variants up again after World War II, with responsibility not seen, or even understood anymore; but the real heyday and renaissance of original Chesses and Problem Themes still has to be the unequaled Sam Loyd - T. R. Dawson era before that. Loyd lived until 1911 and Dawson 1951.

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