Frank Ross Anderson

Frank Ross Anderson, international chess master (b at Edmonton, Alta 3 Jan 1938; d at San Diego, Calif 18 Sept 1980).

Frank Ross Anderson, international chess master (b at Edmonton, Alta 3 Jan 1938; d at San Diego, Calif 18 Sept 1980). Bedridden for 5 years with arthritis, he discovered chess at age 15. His first steps outside led to the chess club. Anderson won the Canadian championship 1953 and 1958, but his greatest success was at the Chess Olympics. In 1954 at Amsterdam and again in 1958 at Munich he won the gold medal on 2nd board. He would have gained the grandmaster title in Munich, but reaction to an incorrect prescription prevented him from appearing for the final game. In the late 1960s he moved to San Diego, where he ran a tax consulting business.