By this contribution we would like to recall that four years ago (2002-11-30) a first meeting of the "Amsterdam Group" took place, the signal for a venture which should develop something later to the Ken Whyld Association. So we welcome the opportunity of presenting here three of our Dutch members who could recently draw special attention to themselves – naturally for different reasons.
Miriam Friedman Morris has made the following request to the KWA:
Our US member Yakov Zusmanovich - we already know him from our birthday column - is extremely happy to become a father for the second time at the age of 46, on October 5 his daughter Erin first saw the light of day. Yakov already has a twenty-year-old son from the same marriage to his wife, accordingly a remarkable gap of 2 decades between these two happy events. He doesn't think it is impossible to make his daughter the next Judith Polgar!
(by Josep Alió)
* 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 ...