The silver haired gentleman seen at the chessboard on main beach, occasionally with a pigeon sitting atop of his hat, has returned to his hometown of Lucca, Italy. Said he was going so see his son in Canada on the way. Take care, Burt; safe travels.
Duane Allee, Laguna Beach
Thanks for sharing this! I see him there almost every day. Do you know anymore about him?
I got to know Burt quite well over the past twenty years. We played countless speed chess games against one another. He was a brilliant chess player who had a wonderful sense of humor. He will certainly be missed by many.
I run by him on the boardwalk nearly every day. I believe that he claims he played cess with Steven Hawking among others.
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