US Chess Star Jeremy Silman Dies after Illness at 69
American International Master (IM) of chess and writer Jeremy Silman passed away in Los Angeles, California on September 21, 2023, at the age of 69.
Jeremy Silman was born in Del Rio, Texas, United States, on August 28, 1954. He began playing chess at the age of 12.
Silman won the American Open, the National Open, and the U.S. Open. He was the coach of the US junior national chess team. He attained the IM title in 1988.
Jeremy wrote many articles and puzzles for the Chess.com. He was the professor in a video chess course produced by The Teaching Company as part of its Great Courses series.
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Jeremy Silman Passed Away at 69
Legendary chess player Jeremy Silman passed away after a long illness in Los Angeles. His exact death cause has not been mentioned.
US Chess wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter: “US Chess has learned that IM Jeremy Silman died earlier this evening after a long illness.”
The chess star served as a chess consultant on the 2001 Harry Potter film Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Malcolm in the Middle, and Monk.
He was uncredited for his work on Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. He was said to have been involved in the Haight-Ashbury scene in the 1970s.
The preface to his Endgame Course mentions this, and fellow chess players Ronan Bennett and Daniel King allude to this in a newspaper column from 2007.
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