R.I.P. Wayne Komer, 09-01-1941 - 09-13-2021

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  • R.I.P. Wayne Komer, 09-01-1941 - 09-13-2021

    R.I.P. Wayne Komer, 09-01-1941 - 09-13-2021

  • #2
    OMG That is very sad! My condolences to the family.

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    • #3
      How lucky we've been here at Chesstalk to have had Wayne Komer providing his daily, interesting, and often fascinating reports and announcements on almost everything under the chess sun! I never met Wayne but feel as though I've lost a good friend. Rest in peace, Wayne.
      "We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office." - Aesop
      "Only the dead have seen the end of war." - Plato
      "If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination." - Thomas De Quincey

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      • #4
        This is a shock. Wayne did the chess news on this site almost daily for several years and it seems like the end of an era. He was posting news until the last day and was doing what he loved amongst, I'm sure, his chess books and probably a set or two for analysis (or to set up favorite positions). My condolences to close friends and family. Rest in peace Wayne.
        Last edited by Hans Jung; Wednesday, 15th September, 2021, 03:32 PM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Peter McKillop View Post
          How lucky we've been here at Chesstalk to have had Wayne Komer providing his daily, interesting, and often fascinating reports and announcements on almost everything under the chess sun! I never met Wayne but feel as though I've lost a good friend. Rest in peace, Wayne.
          Absolutely devastating news. I had become used to Wayne being a fixture here with his wonderful curated news items and always timely information. I am glad that he was able to do what he clearly loved doing until the end ... Rest in peace.
          ...Mike Pence: the Lord of the fly.

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          • #6
            That is devastating news, Wayne was so active and interesting on chesstalk bringing us on all the latest chess news, he will be missed.

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            • #7
              So sad. Wayne was like our daily news feed here.
              I have nothing important to say.

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              • #8
                Tragic news ...sigh. He will be sorely missed. I loved how he found his own narrative of presenting chess and of course his dedication.

                My deepest condolences to his family.

                Rest in peace Wayne.

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                • #9
                  condolences to friends and family. may he rest in peace

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Peter McKillop View Post
                    How lucky we've been here at Chesstalk to have had Wayne Komer providing his daily, interesting, and often fascinating reports and announcements on almost everything under the chess sun! I never met Wayne but feel as though I've lost a good friend. Rest in peace, Wayne.
                    I was going to use that exact same sentence: "I never met Wayne but feel as though I've lost a good friend". Amazing, i think all of us regular readers of ChessTalk felt the same. It will never be the same here now. Wayne's posts were always the first I wanted to look at here. I think he loved not only the chess itself, but all the human stories that surrounded chess.

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                    • #11
                      oh my goodness, what sad news, deep sympathies to his family, rest in peace

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                      • #12
                        Very sad. I only knew Wayne through his many posts here. He will be missed. My deepest sympathies to his family.

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                        • #13
                          I enjoyed his summaries too. He will be missed here... RIP

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                          • #14
                            Heartfelt condolences to Wayne's family and friends.

                            Going by the zeal in his posts, I would never have guessed he was close to 80 years old. In particular, I will miss his passionate updates to the "Upcoming chess books" thread, more so because I have a fascination for books.

                            Rest in peace, Sir. You will be missed here.

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