Belous Wins US Masters
Zherebukh 2nd with 1. a3
SEPTEMBER ISSUE - CHESS LIFE MAGAZINE
SEPT. 2-4 OR 3-4 - 77th New England Open - A Heritage Event
The Moscow-Hague 1948 World Championship Tournament won by Mikhail Botvinnik. Here's a link to some great footage of the players, the chess sets and the Koopman clocks used in this historic event.
For all you Dubrovnik Chess set fans and collectors, here's a link to some fantastic footage of the 1959 Bled Int'l Candidates Tournament showing Bobby Fischer, Mikhail Tal, Tigrain Petrosian Paul Keres, Svetzar Gligoric, Vasily Smyslov, Pal Benko and Fridrik Olafsson using the Dubrovnik set. To my eyes the set looks like the 1950 Dubrovnik Olympiad set, especially the Knights. Could it be that the original 1950 Dubrovnik Olympiad Sets were in fact used for this historic tournament and possibly others in Yugoslavia? Your thoughts and opinions appreciated.
I am broken hearted to say, this past Thursday, August 24th, my friend and chess colleague, Andre Saint Louis, passed away at 84.(The smiley dark skinned man 😁). He was a member of Western Massachusetts Chess Association, Massachusetts Chess Association, Springfield Chess Club, Westfield Chess Club, New Britain Chess Club, as well as chess clubs in Florida, all for over thirty years. He was also a well known (retired),doctor of anesthesiology, who loved to travel. Andre got frustrated with me often, but always gave me a second chance. He taught me about chess, life, relationships, and socialization skills, even safe driving tips. His warm smile, calm demeanour and deep soft, friendly voice encapsulated one's attention whenever he'd enter the room. Always quick with a joke, he loved playing 10 minute chess. He would hum a gentle tune while we played that put me at ease. I and all of his friends and family around the globe, will miss him terribly. Thank you Andre, for adding to the quality of my life. I'll never forget you my friend. You're alive in my heart. Gaetano Bompastore
Dr. Antoine Andre Saint Louis
1933 - 2017
Doctor Antoine Andre Saint Louis, 84, passed away peacefully on August 24, 2017 with his loving wife by his side after a battle with stomach cancer. He was the devoted husband for 45 years to Lise (Lorrain) Saint Louis.
Dr. Saint Louis was born on February 7, 1933 in Port Au Prince, Haiti, a son of the late Olophen and Alice (Moise) Saint Louis. He moved to Canada in 1964 where he studied and did his medical residency. In 1967, Dr. Saint Louis did a fellowship, specializing in anesthesiology and cardiology at Georgetown University, in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Saint Louis retired after 27 years as an anesthesiologist at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton. He pursued excellence outside the operating room, too. He was a third degree black belt and an accomplished chess player. On weekends, he used to fly a plane as an instrument pilot.
Besides his wife, Dr. Saint Louis leaves his three children, Marc Saint Louis of Lexington, MA, Catherine Saint Louis and Danielle Saint Louis of Brooklyn, NY; a niece, Nicole Watkins-Bouhbal of Lynbrook, NY and three grandchildren; In Canada, a sister, Solanges Merilus, and nieces.
There are no calling hours. Services are private with burial to take place in Canada. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mortel Charitable Foundation (to fund the education of Haiti’s children.) P.O. Box 405 Hershey, PA. 17033. Family assistance is being provided by the Forastiere Smith Family Funeral Home, East Longmeadow. To offer a personal condolence please visitwww.forastiere.com Published in The Republican on Aug. 29, 2017
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