Jerzy Lewi

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Jerzy Lewi (22 April 1949, Wrocław – 30 October 1972, Lund) was a Polish chess master.

He won five-times Polish Junior championships in 1965–1969. He took 3rd, behind Anatoly Karpov and Andras Adorjan, at Groningen 1967 (European Junior Championship). In 1968, he tied for 2nd-5th in Łódź (25th Polish Championship). In 1969, he won in Lublin (26th POL-ch). He took 12th at Athens 1969 (zonal; Milan Matulović won),[1] and had decided to stay in the West. As a refugee, because of the 1968 Polish political crisis, he lived in Sweden where he died in a traffic accident. He was buried in a Jewish cemetery in Malmö.[2]


  1. ^ Anne Sunnucks, The Encyclopaedia of Chess, second edition, p. 524.
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