CFCC Board Shocked by the news of Jonathan Lee's Passing Away


Tireless chess enthusiast Jonathan Lee teaching the 2-Queen Mate at Oviedo's Riverside Park in 2015.

Tireless chess enthusiast Jonathan Lee teaching the 2-Queen Mate at Oviedo's Riverside Park in 2015.

Jonathan P. Lee (1969-2017)

The Central Florida Chess Club board of directors was shocked to learn about the sudden death last Friday of long time CFCC Secretary and Board Member Jonathan Lee. Jon was loved by everyone on the board as well as the Orlando chess community at large. 

Jonathan played in 119 USCF events and achieved 100 regular rated wins and a rating of 1626, part of which was earned when Jon was lucky enough to play GM Ray Robson twice, winning one of the rounds when Ray was much younger and actively playing in CFCC tournaments.

Jonathan loved and actively supported scholastic chess and had a passion for computers, along with his endless “list of possibilities” emails to the board that were always intriguing. 

Our sympathies go out to his family; he will be greatly missed.

Larry Storch

Central Florida Chess Club