(Volume 2, Number 12, February 20, 1948)

Who's Who In American Chess


It is with great regret that we must report the traffic death on New Year's Day at 9:00 p. m. of one of the eldest (70 years of age) members of the Correspondence Chess League of America and the San Diego Chess Club. When the accident occurred, he was returning home after a pleasant evening of chess at the San Diego Chess Club.

Besides being a strong club player, the best in San Diego for more than 15 years, Allen G. Pearsall was nationally known as one of the leading correspondence chess players, the winner of many prizes in this field. The San Diego Chess Club is to have his prizes and chess library as a permanent memory to one of its greatest members.

Allen G. Pearsall was so well liked by everyone that he never lost either the regard or friendship of anyone who ever knew him. As a player he was so courageous and optimistic that these were undoubtedly major factors in his winning of so many chess games. Those who knew and played against him, will miss the cheerful and sure touch that he imparted in every game he played.

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