Thursday, May 18, 2006

Chess Life Editor Dies

Here's a sad piece of news from the USCF. If you're a long-time collector of the USCF's Chess Life magazine - you'll know the name Burton Hochberg. At age 73, he passed away last weekend.

As an established editor and friend to all in the chess world, he was always generous in offering a hand to junior editors trying to secure work. In addition to his journalistic and editorial activities, Burt authored several chess books.

Those who knew him will remember him also for his kindness and his enthusiasm for life, and for his passion for music. Although he was trained in classical piano, he loved to play Scott Joplin rags for his wife, Carol, and his friends. He will be deeply missed by friends, family, and an entire generation of chess enthusiasts.

From the USCF.

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