Persons celebrating an Anniversary
in July 2010
The birthdays of July are traditionally rung in by our Nordic member Stellan
Persson who celebrated his 74th birthday directly on the first
of the month. Certainly he has made himself the most beautiful present
by the publication of his book on the "Golden Era" which has
recently been presented on our page New Literature.
Our Italian friend Romano Bellucci celebrated a "milestone
birthday" as he completed his 7th decade on 9th of July. In his Venetian
publishing house he can look on an additional little jubilee – the
magazine Scacchi e Scienze Applicate edited by him - the chief
editor - in a yearly rhythm is meanwhile 30 years old. Numerous chess
books have been published by his publishing house, not to forget our "Festschriften"
bibliography from the year 2008 which was born of his initiative.
Only one day later Jan van Reek turned 65. The Dutch
endgame expert, study composer and book author (see www.rebel.nl/...)
was still present in Antwerp for a short flying visit.
Once again we can greet Manfred Mädler in Dresden-Blasewitz
who celebrated his 76th birthday in the middle of the month (on 15th),
he belongs now to the group of our honorary members as well. We are glad
to hear that the longest serving German chess dealer is still as fit as
Our last greetings go again to the Netherlands: Rob Spaans
could look back on 45 years on July 18th, we already mentioned him last
year as a new member. He too joined in our Antwerp meeting whereof we
will still prepare further pictures/galleries.
PS: You will find all previous birthday greetings in our archives!