USCF Home In Passing Julius Huxley Loftsson
|Julius Huxley Loftsson|
|By Joan DuBois|
|February 9, 2009|
Julius Huxley Loftsson (1941-2009)
Julius Loftsson, one of California's best players in the 1960s and 1970s, died Sept. 16 in Los Angeles at age 67. Loftsson was a native of Iceland who moved to the Bay Area as a teenager and settled in Los Angeles some years later. He achieved a USCF rating title of Senior Master with having achieved a USCF OTB rating over 2400. Due to health issues Julius discontinued playing over-the-board chess in the early 1980s.
You can find one of his best chess games at latimes.com/chess.
Julius Huxley Loftsson - May you rest in peace.
This information was provided by Chess Columnist Jack Peters who writes for the LA Times. Sidney J. Rubin also provided us information for his longtime chess friend Julius.