Persons celebrating an Anniversary
in March 2005
Rosino from Venice belongs to those members who joined our association
a short time ago, he celebrated his 63rd birthday on March, 3rd. He has
retired from his work as a teacher of mathematics and physics at a Venice
high school (Liceo Scientifico „G.B. Benedetti“), but he is
still at the school’s disposal as a chess trainer. As a chess player
he bears the title of a FIDE Master (since 1982), and he was the captain
of the Italian teams (men and women) at 6 Olympiads – Manila 1992
to Bled 2002. Even last year he played on the first board of the Italian
senior team on the Isle of Man being team captain at the same time.
Antonio Rosino is particularly interested in the chess history of the 19th
and 20th century with the main emphasis on Italy, Venice and Esteban Canal.
On several occasions he distinguished himself as a writer, so he is the
(co-)author of Storia degli Scacchi in Italia (1990; together with
Adriano Chicco) and of some small tournament books (such as on the Zonal
Tournament Caorle 1972). In addition he has written some historical articles
for Torre & Cavallo as well as for L’Italia Scacchistica,
and from 1986 to 2003 he ran a chess column in the newspaper Il Gazzettino
An equally still young KWA member is Tamás Erdélyi
from the Hungarian town of Kecskemét which is well-known for its
rich chess tradition: Tamás looked back on 52 years on March, 7th.
He works as the manager of the chess company CAISSA Ltd. which is involved
in chess publishing activities, in running a small hotel (Pension CAISSA)
and in organizing chess tournaments in town; moreover he has the largest
chess shop in Hungary, CAISSA KFT offering also out of print and antiquarian
chess books. You will find more detailed information at his website.
Owen Hindle from the English town of Cromer is the next
one on our birthday list, he turned 65 on March, 14th. He has just published
a new book, The Mystery of Edward Pindar, Chess Nomad (Ostrava,
2005) as we may take from Edward Winter’s Chess
Notes (CN 3655. A bombshell.). The kind of bombshell exploding in this
book is only shortly indicated – in any case Pindar’s career
as a language teacher and chess player came to a sudden and dramatic end
in 1877. It is a strange coincidence that also Richard Forster recently
reported in Schach about just this Edward Pindar, though apparently
without any knowledge of “Hindle’s bombshell” (see Schach
10/2004, p. 60-63; 1/2005, p. 54-57; 2/2005, p. 56-58).
Wladimir V. Sokolow from the German town of Heilbronn celebrated
his 55th birthday on March, 27th (i.e. Easter Sunday). We have heard nothing
new from or about him during the previous year, so we have to leave it at
Congratulations to all!
You will find all previous birthday greetings in our archives!