Colle, Edgard

CHESS-PLAYER (BELGIUM)
BORN 18 May 1897, Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen - DIED 19 Apr 1932, Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen
CAUSE OF DEATH gastric ulster
GRAVE LOCATION Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen: Westerbegraafplaats (Plein AD, rij 18, nr. 7)

Edward Colle was a strong chess master. His first international succes was the third place at the tournament of scheveningen in 1923. He scored very good results between 1926 and 1930. In 1926 he won the Meran tournament, he won the Hastings tournament (1926-1927) and he won twice at Scarborough (1927 and 1930). During his chess career he suffered from ill health and he was operated three times for a gastric ulster. In 1932 he was operated fort the fourth time and he died afterwards in Gent. He is still known for his opening that is known as the Colle System.

Images

The grave of Edgard Colle at the Westerbegraafplaats, Gent.
Picture by Androom (26 Apr 2014)

 

The grave of Edgard Colle at the Westerbegraafplaats, Gent.
Picture by Androom (26 Apr 2014)

 

Sources
• Frank, Joachim A., Schaakbrevier, Ad. Donker, Rotterdam, 1980
Edgard Colle - Wikipedia


Collins, Charles Allston

Published: 13 Dec 2020
Last update: 01 Apr 2022