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IM Mark Diesen Passes Away

posted Jul 15, 2009, 5:26 AM by Louisiana Chess
Louisiana has lost a champion--IM Mark Diesen passed away on December 9, 2008. He was 51. Mark won the World Junior Championship in 1976, and was Louisiana State Champion in 1986, 1987 and 1988. We are saddened by the loss and keep his family and friends in our prayers.

Chess Games of Mark Diesen

Mark Diesen-Walter Browne
Lone Pine, 1976

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 O-O 5.O-O d6 6.d4 Nbd7 7.Nc3 e5 8.e4 exd4 9.Nxd4 Re8 10.Re1 Nc5 11.h3 a5 12.Qc2 c6 13.Be3 a4 14.Rad1 Nfd7 15.Re2 Qa5 16.Red2 Ne5 17.Bf1 a3 18.b3 Nf3+ 19.Nxf3 Bxc3 20.Rxd6 Nxe4 21.R6d3 Bg7 22.Bd4 Nc5 23.Bxg7 Kxg7 24.Rd4 Bf5 25.Qc1 Ne4 26.g4 c5 27.R4d3 Be6 28.Qf4 Nf6 29.Ng5 Ra6 30.Rf3 Bc8 31.Rd6 Rxd6 32.Qxd6 Qd8 33.Qxc5 Re1 34.Re3 Ra1 35.Qe7 Qxe7 36.Rxe7 Rxa2 37.Rxf7+ Kh6 38.Nf3 Ra1 39.g5 Kh5 40.gxf6 Rxf1+ 41.Kxf1 Bxh3+ 42.Ke2 a2 43.Rxh7+ Kg4 44.Rh4+ Kf5 45.Nd4+ Kxf6 46.Nc2 1-0