Glenn Petersen, 1949-2021

Glenn Petersen


Glenn Petersen in an undated photo reviewing Chess Life.

US Chess has received notification that our former long-time employee Glenn Petersen has died at the age of 72 in New Jersey. Glenn began work at US Chess in 1989 and continued until 2017.

Glenn held a number of positions at US Chess: Assistant Director, Chess Life Editor, Director of Publications, Publications Consultant, and Scholastic Editor. He started as Chess Life editor in 1990, continuing in that position until 2000. He served as editor again briefly in 2003 and in 2005-2006. He was the initial editor of Chess Life for Kids (now named Chess Life Kids). 

A longer obituary will appear in a future issue of Chess Life. We extend our condolences to Glenn Petersen's family, friends, and colleagues.