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Steven Edwards RIP...

Post by Steve Maughan » Thu Nov 10, 2016 5:10 pm

I'm sad to report that someone on Facebook has posted that Steven Edwards was found deceased, in his home, three weeks ago.

He was a giant of the computer chess community:

https://chessprogramming.wikispaces.com/Steven+Edwards

He will be truly missed.

My condolences to all his friends and family,

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Re: Steven Edwards RIP...

Post by hgm » Thu Nov 10, 2016 5:20 pm

Sad news indeed. :cry:

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Re: Steven Edwards RIP...

Post by mclane » Thu Nov 10, 2016 5:40 pm

This is very sad news.
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Post by Dann Corbit » Thu Nov 10, 2016 6:11 pm

I am very sorry to hear that. Not only was Steven as nice as they come, he also made chess better for all of us by standardizing PGN.

He was quite an interesting poster on Facebook, and got me interested enough to buy one of those new electronic microscopes.
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Re: Steven Edwards RIP...

Post by Graham Banks » Thu Nov 10, 2016 6:18 pm

Steve Maughan wrote:I'm sad to report that someone on Facebook has posted that Steven Edwards was found deceased, in his home, three weeks ago...
Tragic news. :cry:
My condolences to his family.
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Post by Gurcan Uckardes » Thu Nov 10, 2016 6:44 pm

Sad sad sad. Can't believe this. Someone to never forget. Rest in peace. :cry:
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Re: Steven Edwards RIP...

Post by Eelco de Groot » Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:28 pm

That is sad news. His father had just passed away earlier and that certainly was a painful experience for him. He posted about it here. Timothy, on CTF, already suspected that something might have happened as he had not made any posts for over a month.
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Post by Dan Honeycutt » Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:30 pm

Really sorry to hear that. Condolences to his family and friends.

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Re: Steven Edwards RIP...

Post by mar » Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:59 pm

Oh no... Very sad news... Goodbye Steven.

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Re: Steven Edwards RIP...

Post by Gerd Isenberg » Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:59 pm

Rest in peace, Steven. Also my condolences to his friends and family.

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