As the victim of a hit-and-run accident caused by a reckless motorcycle driver, Chess Informant Editor-in-chief Zdenko Krnić sustained serious injuries and head trauma on Friday night, July 16, when he was coming home from work. He died at the Emergency Center hospital in Belgrade on Friday, July 23, without regaining consciousness. Mr. Krnić was 62, and a Belgrade resident.
A member of the Editorial Board since 1971, Mr. Krnić was Chess Informant's Editor-in-chief from 1996, and the Director from 2001 until his untimely death. Under Mr. Krnić's stewardship Chess Informant's publications maintained their trademark quality, recognizable by chess players all over the world.
Zdenko Krnić had many friends among the greatest players of our time, and was a loved and respected member of the global chess community. During his brief chessplaying career Mr. Krnić became an International Master and the Yugoslav vice champion in Skender-Vakuf, 1980.
Mr. Krnić is survived by his wife Zdenka and two sons, Bojan and Goran. The Chess Informant Editorial Board and colleagues extend deepest condolences to the family for their great loss.Chess Informant