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September 2006

Rudolf Reinhardt sitting in the first row while Prof. Ernst Strouhal (Vienna) giving a lecture (Berlin, October 2005)
Rudolf Reinhardt sitting in the first row while Prof. Ernst Strouhal (Vienna) giving a lecture (Berlin, October 2005)

* 1937-02-02   † 2006-09-02

A bitter loss ...

Our chess friend Rudolf Reinhardt is no longer with us. After he had seemingly felt much better he completely unexpectedly passed away in his family circle in Berlin on Saturday, September 2, 2006. I think I spoke last to him on the phone in July 2006, after two light strokes in spring he had sounded quite optimistic. Just last week he had delivered a contribution to the coming Nimzowitsch issue of the cultural chess magazine KARL, so his creativity seemed to be restored as well. A fatal false estimation ...