Persons celebrating an Anniversary
in November 2007
occasional feedbacks it has become clear that our procedure concerning
the birthday greetings seems partly unclear. Therefore I would like to
repeat concisely the procedure explained some time ago (in December 2004):
Generally the greetings to our members will be expressed every five years,
i.e. on the occasion of all jubilees ending on "5" or "0".
New members receive a single debut greeting, after that they will be handled
according to the above procedure.
Birthdays from "70" upwards will be yearly considered (possibly
short only) – as a small bonus for our seniors.
Members who would prefer not to appear in this column are asked to inform
This month' line-up is identical to previous November
Our Belgian member (Ed)Ward Stoffelen celebrated his
73rd birthday on November 16th, his unbroken activities in his special
field "endgame studies" are to be noted once again. He was not
only active as a judge in different national solving championships and
contests (in Holland and Belgium), but he also acted as the director (main
judge) in the 3rd European Chess Solving Championship (Pardubice, July
2007), while he belonged to the director’s team of 3 assistants
in the World Chess Solving Championship (Rhodes, October 2007).
We are pleased to say that also Isaak M. Linder, the
well-known specialist in Russian chess history is very active still which
is particularly impressive in view of his 87th birthday on November 20th.
Recently he still took part in the Kórnik symposium giving a lecture
on von der Lasa [a photo report on that event will be published soon],
and he has also (together with his son Wladimir) contributed a chapter
to our Lasker biography – naturally he was predestined for the subject
"Lasker in Russia".
Nothing new got through to us about our member Uwe Durst
from Bad Pyrmont, he could look back on 73 years on November 25th.
You will find all previous birthday greetings in our archives!