Svetozar Gligoric

 

 

Age: 89

 

Summary: Serbian chess grandmaster considered as one of the greatest players of the 20th century who never won the world championship, but once losing a chance to play for the title by executing a fatally impulsive move in response to critics who found his match boring.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from a stroke

 

Born: February 2, 1923

 

Died: August 14, 2012

 

Location: Belgrade, Serbia