Carmine Domenico Nigro
January 2, 1910
|Died||August 16, 2001 (aged 91)|
Peachtree City, Georgia, U.S.
"Mr. Nigro was possibly not the best player in the world, but he was a very good teacher." – Bobby Fischer
Nigro was an American chess expert of near master strength and an instructor. Nigro was President of the Brooklyn Chess Club. This is where he met Bobby Fischer and in 1951 became his first chess teacher. Nigro (rated 2028) hosted Fischer's first chess tournament at his home in 1952.
In 1956, Nigro moved to Florida and became a professional golf instructor. He did not give up teaching chess, though, and in 1996 he taught chess at the Meyer Jewish Academy. In 1999, Nigro moved to Peachtree City, Georgia, to be close to his son Bill Nigro. He died in 2001, at the age of 91.
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- "Bobby Fischer got some of his earliest exposure playing weekend chess at the Brooklyn Central Library and Washington Square Park with his chess coach, William Lombardy, who had an apartment nearby." Sloan & Aravena 2012, p. 4.
- The oldest known published photograph of Bobby and Bill goes back to 1956 in which they are analyzing at the Manhattan Chess Club. Donaldson & Tangborn 1999, p. 45.
- "Pawn Sacrifice". The Internet Movie Database. Retrieved September 18, 2015.
- Brady, Frank (2011), Endgame: Bobby Fischer's Remarkable Rise and Fall – from America's Brightest Prodigy to the Edge of Madness (1st ed.), Crown, ISBN 978-0-307-46390-6
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- Lombardy, William (2011). Understanding Chess: My System, My Games, My Life. Russell Enterprises. ISBN 978-1-93649-022-6.
- Sloan, Peter Julius Aravena; Aravena, Anda (2012). NY Chess Since 1972: A Guide Book Of Places To Go And People You Will See Around NY Chess (Volume 1). CreateSpace. ISBN 978-1-460961-41-4.
- Wall, Bill "Bobby Fischer (1943-2008)" at the Wayback Machine (archived October 28, 2009) mentions Nigro (no date)