Kenneth Ray Smith



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Kenneth Ray Smith

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born
in Olney, Texas, The United States
September 13, 1930

died
February 04, 1999

gender
male


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SMITH KENNETH RAY, was born September 13th, 1930 in Olney, Texas. Raised in Ft. Worth Ken resided in Dallas most of his life. Ken briefly attended SMU as quarterback, due to injury he took up the game of chess. His hobby soon became his profession and he founded Chess Digest, the world's largest chess book publisher and retailer. He went on to become an International Chess Master and won numerous domestic and international championships, including the U.S., British, and Mexico Opens. In 1972 he prepared Bobby Fischer for the World championship with IGM Spassky. He utilized his prodigious memory to play more than 25 simultaneous games while blindfolded, and to become the...more


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