Persons celebrating an Anniversary
in March 2009
At the end of the first quarter we can only mention two birthdays: we
will start with our English member Mike Sheehan who besides
makes his debut in our column – directly on the first day of the
month he could look back on full seven decades. Particularly to English
chess friends he will be known as the manager of the (antiquarian) book
shop "Caissa Books" (who regrettably has no Internet presence).
Those who attended our regional meeting London 2007 will certainly remember
him – here is a photo of this notable
Our second companion is Robert (Bob) van de Velde, we
could welcome the bridge expert from Amsterdam several times at our meetings
(Dresden 2008, Wijk 2009): Now he celebrated his 72nd birthday on March
26th. We have already introduced him last
year (inclusive of his short curriculum), in the meantime he has written
the bridge contribution to our Lasker biography and currently he is preparing
a separate monograph on Lasker & bridge – for this project we
wish him joy of creation and every success!
You will find all previous birthday greetings in our archives!