The Right Move after 30 Years- Remembering Mr. Goldhirsch

Thanks to the work started by Fred Goldhirsch The Right Move Chess Foundation has served scholastic chess with FREE monthly chess tournaments since 1990. Fred died ten years ago on May 15. Thanks much, Fred, for your vision and perseverance.

Your spirit continues and will keep going after this latest interruption of COVID-19…

GOLDHIRSCH–Fred P., died on May 15, 2010 in New York City. He is survived by his soul mate Nobuko Mogi, his sons Bob and Douglas, his daughters Susanna and Katherine, daughter-in-law Sharon, grandson Rafael, brother Henry and sister Trudy Schwartz. Born in Vienna, Austria, July 20, 1925, he came to America with his family in 1938. As soon as he was of age to volunteer, he joined the U.S. Army and served overseas in WWII. He later earned a civil engineering degree from CCNY where he was a star soccer player. He went into business as a builder, and over the next 50 years became a well-respected real estate developer in Queens and Staten Island. A long-time summer resident of Fire Island, Fred has a life-long love of tennis and was an avid skier and fierce chess player. He was a generous friend and an ardent supporter of many causes, among them the State of Israel. He was also the proud founder and for 20 years the primary financial supporter of The Right Move, the longest running free scholastic chess tournament program in New York City history. Donations in Fred’s memory can be made to: The Right Move, 1214 Beverley Road, Brooklyn, NY 11218