Persons celebrating an Anniversary in November 2006

This November three seniors of our community are due to receive our greetings. We will start with (Ed)Ward Stoffelen – we already met him last year at this place – now he celebrated his 72nd birthday on November 16th. Naturally the tireless Belgian study expert joined in the 49th World Congress of Chess Composition (July 29 – August 5, 2006) in Wageningen conducting both the Open Solving Tournament and the 30th WCSC (World Chess Solving Championship). For decades he has also been a member of the Schaakkring Boris Spassky Schilde being not only active there as the endgame editor of the club magazine Schaakk-Schild but also as a OTB player as has been verified by numerous successful participations in the club championships since 1970 and many places in the top three (his last success was the 2nd place in 2001). Before Wageningen Ward also attended our Ströbeck tour, here a "photo of evidence".

From the last years (2004 and 2005) the Moscow chess historian Isaak M. Linder is familiar to us as well, he could look back on 86 years on November 20th. In addition to our previous expositions we can still offer you an interesting online article from his pen: Romantic Italian Chess and the first Russian Masters.

Uwe Durst from Bad Pyrmont makes his debut in our column, he celebrated his "72th" on November 25th. As far as we know he is above all a collector, but for a long time he has also been working on a bibliography of German chess.


PS: You will find all previous birthday greetings in our archives!