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Ilye and his grandson, Gabriel, the future generation of chess in his family. Photo: Cecilia Figler

IM Ilye Figler (1947–2018)

If you are a regular to the Marshall Chess Club in New York City, you will certainly come across his name on numerous wall charts or recognize his face at one of the top boards during their weekly or weekend tournaments over the last 15 years or so.

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Just the Rules: Instant Draws?!

The game was into the last seconds of the Sudden Death time control for both players. The two combatants were slapping down pieces while also banging away at their clocks.

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