2013 has turned out to be an annus horribilis for Australian chess and, indeed, for world chess as well. So many players passing away. Just last week I posted about Peter Parr's passing. And today we learn of yet another sad news. One of the true greats of Australian chess, FIDE Master Max Fuller has passed away.
The initial news about Max having been taken to hospital a few days ago was posted by FM Greg Canfell to ChessChat. He suffered a stroke and, sadly, never recovered.
Max Fuller won just about every major title in Australia, including the national juniors as well as the Doeberl Cup on three occasions. He was also champion of New South Wales on multiple times and represented Australia at the Olympiad nine times. He was a true legend of Australian chess.
Rest in peace, Max.