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Sad news: GM Uri Avner passed away


(12.06.2014) GM Uri Avner passed away on the 10thof June, 2014,at the age of 73, after a long battle with a severe disease. His funeral will take place on June, 12th.



Uri was born on January 13, 1941 and was a clinical psychologist in profession. He started composing at an early age (in the last issue of Variantim,  is quoted a problem he composed when he was 13!!) and for many years was at the center of Israeli Chess Problem composition. He organized in Israel three congresses and edited initially HAPROBLEMAI and its successor, Variantim, until just 3 years ago. He edited and published several books and booklets. For many years he led the Israeli chess composition society and was certainly the best Israeli composer ever. (by Paz Einat, 11.06.2014)

avner kostadinov bonavoglia parrinello - krit 2010

Uri Avner, Diyan Kostadinov, Marco Bonavoglia, Mario Parrinello - WCCC Crete 2010



Receiving my FIDE Judge certificate from Uri at WCCC Crete 2010

The KoBulChess team send our sincere condolences to his family and all Israeli chess composers! 



+1 #1 Seetharaman Kalyan 2014-06-12 16:55
He was so good at all types of problems winning prizes at will. He will be sorely missed by his Israeli problem community and friends. Diyan, you are lucky to have known him.

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