month we have to note only two birthdays: at first we are pleased to welcome
Matias Jolowicz from the town of Salzgitter (Lower Saxony),
he looked back on 56 years on June, 2nd. As he tells us at his business
came to Germany (Hamburg) only as a 16 year old youth, for he first saw
the light of day in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo. After his study of
medicine in Würzburg and the hospital time in Salzgitter-Bad he set
up as a general practitioner in Ringelheim, a part of town of Salzgitter
where he still lives today (see his private homepage
for photos of his family). In addition to chess and collecting chess books
he cultivates some further hobbies like computers and reading as well as
riding a bicycle or motorbiking; the photo below shows him together with
Michael Negele in the garden of the auction house Klittich-Pfankuch.
Persons celebrating an Anniversary
in June 2005
Løfgren from the Danish town of Randers celebrated
his special day on June, 19th – he is now 51 years young. A
brief introduction already occurred in our Members'
Publications, and only a few days ago we could personally welcome
him in Brunswick (on the occasion of the Klittich-Pfankuch auction,
combined with a regional KWA meeting).
Claes Løfgren in the garden
of the House Klittich-Pfankuch
But Claes is not only active as a collector and a chess writer, he is also
a dangerous opponent in OTB play as is revealed by his Elo rating of about
2150. Recently IM Bernd Schneider was made aware of this fact at his simultaneous
display in Brunswick where Claes was one of the two players who was able
to beat the IM from Solingen:
Claes Løfgren is concentrating
on his 9th move
Schneider – Claes Løfgren
Clock Simul, Brunswick 2005-06-17
1.d4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.Bg5 e6 4.e4 dxe4 5.Nxe4 Be7 6.Bxf6 Bxf6 7.Nf3
0-0 8.c3 b6 9.Bd3 Nd7 10.Qe2 Bb7 11.0-0-0 Qe7 12.g4 g6 13.h4 c5 14.g5
Bg7 15.h5 cxd4 16.cxd4 e5 17.Rh4 exd4 18.hxg6 hxg6 19.Rdh1 Rfe8 20.Kb1
Nc5!? 21.Nf6+!? Qxf6 22.gxf6 Rxe2 23.Bxe2 Bxf6 24.Rf4 Kg7 25.Rd1 Re8
26.Bb5 Re4 27.Rxf6 Kxf6 28.Nxd4 Rf4 29.Rd2 Ne4 30.Rc2 Rxf2 31.Rc7
Nc5 32.b4 Be4+ 33.Kc1 Nd3+ 34. Bxd3 Bxd3 35.Rxa7 g5 36.Ra3 Be4 37.Re3
Ke5 38.Ne2 Rf3 39.Kd2 f5 40.a4 f4 41.Rxf3 Bxf3 42.Ng1 Bc6 43.a5 bxa5
44. bxa5 Ke4 45. Ke2 g4 46. Kf2 Bb5 47.Ne2 Bxe2 48.Kxe2 Kd5 0-1
may play over the game here!
You will find all previous birthday greetings in our archives!