Friday, November 16, 2007

Former CPS Chess Chief Hospitalized

Tom Larson, the former chess coordinator for the Chicago Public Schools who presided over several tournaments attended by Ray School chess kids, is serious ill, according to a report by Illinois Chess Association President Chris Merli posted on the organization’s online forum.

According to a communiqué Chris received from Tom’s brother, Tom is in the surgical intensive care unit of a hospital in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, close to where he now lives. Details here.

I join Chris and other chess people in Chicago in hoping Tom rallies quickly and recovers.