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Subject: Shelby Lyman, the ad-hoc TV host of the 1972 Bobby Fischer - Boris Spassky matches, aged 72 from cancer .....

Ed Tracey
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Date Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 04:22:36am

During the summer of 1972, his ad-hoc, make-it-up-as-you-go-along broadcasts - highlighting the moves as-it-happened, with in-studio guests, telephoning Edmar Mednis at the Marshall Chess Club for opinions - became a staple of weekday afternoons. Patrons in bars at that time (before ubiquitous multiple TV set sports bars came into vogue) would ask the one TV set to be turned on .... to a chess program. A most unlikely TV host became a syndicated columnist. His last column will appear soon.

RIP to someone who made the summer of 1972 memorable for me.


Lyman, born Shelbourne Richard Lyman, died on August 11 at a hospital in Johnson City, New York, due to cancer.

“This will be the last set of chess quizzes,” said Michele Merrell in an email addressed to several publications that carried her husband’s work. “It was his great pleasure to be part of your papers for all these years.”

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Lyman actually was age 82. (NT)Ed TraceyTuesday, August 20, 08:31:01am
I always wondered if chess is deterministic.As for FIscher ..... phenomenal chess player .....Thursday, August 22, 12:18:08pm

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