Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Sad news

Benesa poses with his portrait of Tigran Petrosian

Former Illinois state champion and US Senior Open champion NM Arnulfo Benesa has passed away.  I'll miss my Edgewater neighbor!  Please send games, photos, and memories for publication on the ICA website.

1 comment:

Ch1cag0Rob said...

Very sad indeed! I played Arnulfo over the board 7 times in CICL play over the span of 3-4 years. I lost the first 6 games before beating him once. We never played after that, but I will always remember his focus and his ability across the board.