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"Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake - Chessmaster Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower (1887-1956)"

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Ian Martin RIP...

It was with much regret and sadness that I heard last night that our dear friend Ian Martin had passed away. He had been ill for some time and suffered a fall in his kitchen after what appeared to have been either a heart attack or a stroke. The family are being traced and it is hoped that his friends will be able to help celebrate Ian's life in some way at the appropriate time.

I will always remember Ian for his acerbic wit - a moniker he was quite proud of. "I like being call acerbic" he once told me, "it sounds so deliciously tart."

After a particularly waspish verbal or literal sting he'd even relish it with the phrase, "Acerbic? Moi?"

RIP old fella.

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