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Arthur Bisguier, in 2009 at the National Open, Las Vegas, Nevada
Arthur Bernard Bisguier

(1929-10-08)October 8, 1929
New York City, New York, U.S.
Died April 5, 2017(2017-04-05) (aged 87)
Title Grandmaster (1957)

Arthur Bernard Bisguier (October 8, 1929–April 5, 2017) was an American chess Grandmaster, chess promoter, and writer.

Early life

Bisguier was born in New York City. He studied at Bronx High School of Science.


Bisguier has won two U.S. Junior Championships (1948, 1949), three U.S. Open Chess Championship titles (1950, 1956, 1959), and the 1954 United States Chess Championship title. He played for the United States in five chess Olympiads. He also played in two Interzonal tournaments (1955, 1962).

On March 18, 2005, the United States Chess Federation (USCF) proclaimed him "Dean of American Chess".

Bisguier has been a regular contributor to Chess Life magazine. In 2003 he wrote a book on his best games from 1945–60 titled The Art of Bisguier.


Bisguier died on April 5, 2017 in Framingham, Massachusetts from respiratory failure, aged 87.

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