Wednesday, August 18, 2010

RIP Craig Van Tilbury

Last June, Shaun Press told us about the passing of Bill Hook, many times a representative for the British Virgin Islands Olympiad team. Well now there is yet more sad news for the IVB. FM Craig Van Tilbury, recently board one for that team in the Dresden Olympiad, has just passed away. He died of a heart attack.

The New York Times reports: "Though he was not an elite chess player (he earned the international title of FIDE master, which is below grandmaster and international master), he was quiet and unassuming, which made him popular with a wide circle of acquaintances in the chess world, where people are not always known to check their egos at the door."

There's already a tribute video on YouTube.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Amiel,

Do you by any chance have any coordinates of Jessy Sales?

Sorry, I do not have your e-mail. You can reply to my old e-mail. thanks.