Arturo Pomar

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Arturo Pomar in 1972

Arturo Pomar Salamanca (September 1, 1931 – May 26, 2016) was a Spanish chess grandmaster (GM).[1][2] He was born in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. He was a chess prodigy because he won the championship of the Balearic Islands at the age of 11 and became a master at 13.[3][4] He was Spanish Champion seven times (1946, 1950, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1962, and 1966),[1] and Sub-Champion four times (1951, 1956, 1964, and 1969).

Pomar died on May 26, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain, aged 84.[5]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Arturo Pomar Salamanca (1931) at the Internet Archive. ajedrez.pastranec.net
  2. Muere Arturo Pomar (Spanish)
  3. Records in Chess. Chess.com. Retrieved on 2012-11-07.
  4. Oscar Pomar – Former Chess Prodigy. Chess.com (1931-09-01). Retrieved on 2012-11-07.
  5. Jesús Boyero (May 26, 2016). "Muere Arturo Pomar, el Mozart del ajedrez que descubrió MARCA". Marca.com. Retrieved May 26, 2016. (Spanish)

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