Originally posted by enrico20
The news wasn't on ChessBase but i have seen the news in a couple of other places. He passed away yesterday (the evening of the 9th).
Yes, it was actually yesterday. The Danish media is just slow as usual.
Still it's sad. My father played him in a 20 man simul in 1963 or '64, when he was in high school. He likes to tell that story. Of course he lost, but a friend of his drew his game. BL won the rest. Imaging drawing against BL in his prime while in high school. Must have been a fun experience. Anyway, after the matches BL stayed and talked chess with the lads for a long time. He was a good guy.
During the Copenhagen Chess Festival/Politiken Cup this year, BL was celebrated because of his 75 year anniversary by having the Danish GM Peter Heine Nielsen play the Russian GM Peter Shirov. Shirov won easily. At least that's how PHN tells it.