Harry Lyman passed away from cancer in 1999. They do not make men like Harry anymore. I first met Harry when I was eleven years old and shortly after he had retired from his job as an accountant for General Dynamics. Every Tuesday afternoon for the next ten years I visited Harry at the Boylston Chess Club and played 5 minute chess games with him. You learn a lot about a person by the way he plays chess. From those thousands of games I learned that Harry was the most generous man I had ever met, both from the way he constantly sacrificed pieces and from his gentle demeanor at the chessboard. Harry was a teacher in the very best sense of the word; he passed on to me and countless others the love of chess, and much more importantly, the skill of giving more than receiving. He will be dearly missed.
For a copy of all of Harry's games from this site in PGN format, click here.
Harry loved to analyze. Here are two complicated positions he examined and sent to national publications. Click on the diagrams below to see Harry's two cents worth.