Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Farewell Florencio Campomanes...

Here is the pic taken in August last year during dinner at Malaysian Chess Festival at Midvalley Cititel Hotel. I had my wish (last wish) to take pic with him at that time. The first time I saw him he was still the FIDE President giving speech at the 29th Chess Olimpiad at Novi Sad, Yugoslavia back in 1990. At the dinner he was friendly towards all of us.

He left us on the 3rd May 2010 at the age of 83 years old.

As the former FIDE president (held the post for 13 years until 1995 Kirsan Ilyumzhinov takes over) he will surely be missed by all and I think that will include us too (Malaysians) that has always welcomed him here (he was at closing ceremony of last year DATCC Chess Team event too).

Rest in peace Mr Campo.....

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