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Ljubomir Ljubojevic about Svetozar Gligoric

Svetozar GligoricThe death of our Gliga shook me deeply. Gliga was magnificent chess personality and one of my role models. His sensibility for the art, culture and chess, along with the results that he achieved, made our country a chess superpower throughout the decades.

Gligoric’s immense love for the music is telling about the broadness and richness of his character.

I am really hoping and believe that he embraced his final moments with that melody that he perfected with such passion.

With the departure of the 20th century giant the chess world remains dismal.

Eternal glory for our dear Gliga.

Ljubomir Ljubojevic
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Serbia President Tomislav Nikolic said in his telegram: “Serbia and our citizens will forever remember the Grandmaster, the King on the chess-board of Serbia, the remarkable man who left a historic mark in his country and in the whole world.”
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The funeral will take place on Friday at 13.30 in the Alley of the Greats at Belgrade’s New Cemetery.

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