Robert Byrne

1928 - 2013

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Robert Eugene Byrne (April 20, 1928 – April 12, 2013) was an American chess player and chess author who held the FIDE title of Grandmaster (GM). He won the U.S. Championship in 1972, and was a World Chess Championship Candidate in 1974. Byrne represented the United States nine times in Chess Olympiads from 1952 to 1976 and won seven medals. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Byrne has received more than 23,147 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Robert Byrne is the 186th most popular chess player (down from 174th in 2019), the 9,400th most popular biography from United States (down from 8,616th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Chess Player.

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Among chess players, Robert Byrne ranks 186 out of 374Before him are Vladimirs Petrovs, Gedeon Barcza, Arnold Denker, Gyula Sax, Harry Golombek, and Predrag Nikolić. After him are Oleg Romanishin, Julio Bolbochán, Eros Riccio, Albin Planinc, Hikaru Nakamura, and Larissa Volpert.

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Among people born in 1928, Robert Byrne ranks 451Before him are Douglas Rain, Jean E. Sammet, Buddy Van Horn, Kanu Sanyal, Russell Mockridge, and Vilayat Khan. After him are René Vautier, Vanessa Brown, Jerry Bock, Udham Singh, Clu Gulager, and Yakov Rylsky. Among people deceased in 2013, Robert Byrne ranks 392Before him are Marek Špilár, Gordon Thomas, Huell Howser, Yevdokiya Mekshilo, Richard Briers, and Peter Geach. After him are Alan Bridges, Milo O'Shea, Aaron Swartz, Henry Taylor, Chokri Belaid, and Ernest Schultz.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert Byrne ranks 9,400 out of 18,182Before him are Robert Tappan Morris (1965), Elizabeth Peña (1959), Bess Meredyth (1890), Richie Kotzen (1970), Angus King (1944), and James Deen (1986). After him are Gray Davis (1942), Annabeth Gish (1971), Sean Michaels (1958), Cliff Bourland (1921), Eileen Davidson (1959), and Norman Johnson (1930).

Among CHESS PLAYERS In United States

Among chess players born in United States, Robert Byrne ranks 10Before him are Reuben Fine (1914), Harry Nelson Pillsbury (1872), William Lombardy (1937), Jackson Showalter (1860), Isaac Kashdan (1905), and Arnold Denker (1914). After him are Nick de Firmian (1957), Fabiano Caruana (1992), Israel Albert Horowitz (1907), Larry Evans (1932), Joel Benjamin (1964), and Abhimanyu Mishra (2009).