Persons celebrating an Anniversary in June 2005
This month we have to note only two birthdays: at first we are pleased to welcome Matias Jolowicz from the town of Salzgitter (Lower Saxony), he looked back on 56 years on June, 2nd. As he tells us at his business homepage he came to Germany (Hamburg) only as a 16 year old youth, for he first saw the light of day in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo. After his study of medicine in Würzburg and the hospital time in Salzgitter-Bad he set up as a general practitioner in Ringelheim, a part of town of Salzgitter where he still lives today (see his private homepage for photos of his family). In addition to chess and collecting chess books he cultivates some further hobbies like computers and reading as well as riding a bicycle or motorbiking; the photo below shows him together with Michael Negele in the garden of the auction house Klittich-Pfankuch.
Claes Løfgren from the Danish town of Randers celebrated his special day on June, 19th – he is now 51 years young. A brief introduction already occurred in our Members' Publications, and only a few days ago we could personally welcome him in Brunswick (on the occasion of the Klittich-Pfankuch auction, combined with a regional KWA meeting).
But Claes is not only active as a collector and a chess writer, he is also a dangerous opponent in OTB play as is revealed by his Elo rating of about 2150. Recently IM Bernd Schneider was made aware of this fact at his simultaneous display in Brunswick where Claes was one of the two players who was able to beat the IM from Solingen: