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Shelby Lyman
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Was Teacher Writer Chess player
From United States of America
Type Academia Literature Sports
Gender male
Birth 22 October 1936, Brooklyn Jewish Hospital and Medical Center, USA
Death 11 August 2019 (aged 82 years)
Star sign Libra
Peoplepill ID shelby-lyman
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Shelbourne Richard Lyman (October 22, 1936 – August 11, 2019) was an American chess player and teacher known for hosting a live broadcast of the 1972 World Chess Championship for the PBS television station Channel 13 in New York. This broadcast became the highest-rated public television program ever at that time, far surpassing viewership expectations. He was also taught sociology at the City College of New York for three and a half years. Shortly after the 1972 World Championship ended, he began writing a syndicated column about chess for Newsday; at its peak, this column was published in 82 newspapers around the world. He later hosted a two-hour broadcast covering the World Chess Championship 1986. This segment was recorded at WNYE-TV in Brooklyn and aired on 120 public television stations.

Chess playing career

Lyman won the Boston Chess Championship as a teenager. When he was twenty-seven, he won the Marshall Chess Club Championship in New York City. At one point, he was the 18th-highest-ranked player in the United States.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 22 Feb 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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