Jim Slater dies at age 86

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Chess players might recall that the brilliant and ruthless English financier James Slater helped save the floundering Fischer vs Spassky match of 1972 when he literally doubled the prize fund, guaranteeing from his own pocket some $125,ooo.  The rest was…as they say…’history’.  Slater, who was passionate about the game, died suddenly on the 18th of this month.  At his peak, Slater ranked up there with the Warren Buffetts of the world.  Read more HERE and HERE.

 

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