We remember Ian Duncan Wells who very sadly passed away on this day (January 25th) in 1982 aged seventeen years.
From Chessgames.com :
Ian Duncan Wells was born in Scarborough, England. He was awarded the FM title in 1982. At the Islington Open in December 1981 he finished 1st= with John Nunn and Tony Miles. Following a 5th= placing in the Golden Pawn of Brazil Junior tournament held in Rio de Janeiro he and other players went swimming outside their hotel. He got into difficulties and although he was brought ashore by lifesavers he died after six days in a coma.
Here is an excellent article from chess.com written by Neil Blackburn.
2 thoughts on “Remembering Ian Wells (22-vi-1964 25-i-1982)”
I remember Ian from school, we were friends at Heysham High School , Lancashire. Were in same classes and were pals. Lost touch after I left school and went to the Navy.
I played him once on the train coming back from a tourney. Nice of such a strong player to give me a game. He won easily of course.