Rolf Littorin turned 90!

Rolf Littorin, 2004 (Photo by Calle Erlandsson)

On 3rd of January, 2012 our Swedish senior member and KWA founding member Rolf Littorin could look back on 9 decades. So he now belongs to the small group of the doyens of the KWA.

Calle Erlandsson has sent us a short note: "Peter & Joan Holmgren invited GM Ulf Andersson, GM Jens Kristiansen (Senior World Champion 2012) and me to a dinner at their new apartment in Kungsholmen, central Stockholm, on January 3rd. We had a toast for Rolf, who preferred to not celebrate his anniversary this time."

Moreover Calle wrote an article on Rolf Littorin in Tidskrift för Schack no. 1/2008 (page 30-32) when Rolf turned 85. The issue of the magazine is available as PDF: pdf

PS: The Swedish Chess Federation has made pdf files of oldTidskrift volumes (going backwards) and has reached 1989 (published at

A further tribute on the occasion of his 85th birthday (with a few photos) can be found on 2008-01.

We give below some more photos of Rolf Littorin (courtesy of Calle Erlandsson and Michael Negele).

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