Graves of well-known Chess Masters
and Chess Personalities



The "Grave Hunters" Tomasz Lissowski and Jurgen Stigter
at the Jewish Cemetery of Warsaw
(Photograph by Calle Erlandsson)

Captain William Davies Evans

* 27 January 1790 on Musland Farm, St. Dogwell's, North Pembrokeshire, Wales 
† 3 August 1872 Ostend, Belgium
Buried in the Old Cemetery ("ancien cimetière") of Ostend.

For biographical informationen on Capt. Evans see

Photographs received from Henri Serruys.

Evans' sarcophagus in the center of the burying place

Szymon Abramowicz Winawer
* 6 March 1838 Warsaw   † 29 November 1919 Warsaw
Buried in the Jewish Cemetery of Warsaw (Okopowa str.).

Photographs by Calle Erlandsson.

Upper part of the gravestone
Lower part of the gravestone

Jurgen Stigter at the grave of Rafał Winawer
(son of Szymon Winawer)

Aleksander (Avrohom) Dawidowicz Flamberg
* 1880 Warsaw  † 24 January 1926 Warsaw
Buried in the Jewish Cemetery of Warsaw (Section 12b, Row 16, Number 20).

Photographs by Calle Erlandsson.

Please click to enlarge!

Mikhail Nekhemievich Tal
* 9 November 1936 Riga  † 27 June 1992 Moscow
Buried in the New Jewish Cemetery (Latvian: Jaunie ebreju kapi) in Šmerlis, Riga.
(Šmerlis is a forest and the site of the only remaining Jewish cemetery in Riga.)

Photographs by Calle Erlandsson.

Mikhail Tal monument in Riga

Paul Charles Morphy
* 22 June 1837 New Orleans, LA   10 July 1884 New Orleans, LA
Buried in St Louis Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans

Photgraph by Michael Negele (in July 1989).

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Friedrich Löchner (alias Erich Ellinger)
* 12 September 1915 Heilbronn-Böckingen

Friedrich Löchner has made his mark as an excellent Heilbronn and Württemberg chess player, moreover as problem composer, pedagogue, poet and author. Now 96 years of age, he still enjoys the best of health (according to Christian Wolbert, chairman of the Heilbronn chess club). The below reproduced urn grave contains the mortal remains of Löchner's mother and wife. He too will find here his final resting place some day.

An article by Uwe Jacobi about the grave was published in the Heilbronner Stimme on 14/02/2004: Rätselhafter Grabstein mit 'Matt in drei Zügen'.

You will find biographical details of Friedrich Löchner on and

Photograph received from Karlheinz Eisenbeiser (Buchen).

The family grave is situated at the cemetery of Heilbronn-Böckingen, it shows a three-mover composed by Friedrich Löchner with the position Kc2 Qa7 Bg3 Pf2 – Kd4 Pc5 (3#).
1. f3 Kc4 2. Qa4+ Kd5 3. Qe4#
with a dual (2. Qb7 Kd4 3. Qe4#) as an "allegory for human fallibility" (see the above linked article).
1... Kd5 2. Qa6 c4/Kd4 3. Qd6/Qd3#
1... Ke3 2. Qa3+ 3. Qd3#
Miniature with Y-flight of the black King.

Siegbert Tarrasch
* 5 March 1862
Wrocław  † 17 February 1934 Munic
Buried in the Nordfriedhof of Munic.

Photographs received from Andreas Saremba.

Tarrasch biographer Wolfgang Kamm at Tarrasch's grave

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