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Monday, March 5, 2018

Grandmaster Anatoly Lein has passed away

  Just saw this obituary in the Cleveland Plain Dealer: GM Anatoly Lein passed away on Thursday, March 1st. He was 86 years old. His wife, Barbara Lein (nee Gottlieb) passed away on February 16, 2018.

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  1. I enjoyed the coauthored tactic puzzle book of his Sharpen Your Tactics. One of the better of the types.

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  2. Before he quit smoking Lein was a chain smoker and I was watching him at a tournament standing with his hands clasped behind his back, holding a cigarette and tap, tap, tapping the lit end with his index finger. Seemed like a difficult trick.

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  3. great story. did he do engineering work in the US? Chess is a tough way to make a living.

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  4. Not sure. I seem to remember hearing that when he emigrated here (New Jersey first, later Cleveland) he had to promise he would not work in any scientific profession. As far as I know he played in tournaments and gave lessons out of his home. I think his wife whom he met in Cleveland was an attorney.

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