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Leo Dijksman (WBEC) deceased

Post by hgm » Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:51 pm

I just read a very sad message on WinBoard forum, and I did not notice it was mentioned here. (Sorry if I somehow missed it.)

Leo Dijksman, former organizer of one of the highest quality engine competitions ever for many years, (WBEC Ridderkerk, or "WinBoard Engine Competition"), has finally succumbed to the terminal disease he was suffering from these past years.

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Post by Sylwy » Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:31 pm

hgm wrote:I just read a very sad message on WinBoard forum, and I did not notice it was mentioned here. (Sorry if I somehow missed it.)

Leo Dijksman, former organizer of one of the highest quality engine competitions ever for many years, (WBEC Ridderkerk, or "WinBoard Engine Competition"), has finally succumbed to the terminal disease he was suffering from these past years.
Sad news ! RIP !

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NR: here was - for years - a nice place in computer chess:

http://wbec-ridderkerk.nl/

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Post by Ferdy » Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:50 pm

hgm wrote:I just read a very sad message on WinBoard forum, and I did not notice it was mentioned here. (Sorry if I somehow missed it.)

Leo Dijksman, former organizer of one of the highest quality engine competitions ever for many years, (WBEC Ridderkerk, or "WinBoard Engine Competition"), has finally succumbed to the terminal disease he was suffering from these past years.
Good man, he takes care of the young Deuterium then.
Rest in peace my friend, regards to his family.

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Post by skoony » Mon Mar 02, 2015 2:38 pm

since the late nineties Leo's site has been one of the first and best i looked for when bringing a new computer on line. his site along with talkchess and winboard forum are the top three when it comes to computer chess bar none.
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Post by Matthias Gemuh » Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:25 pm

He was a truly great man. May his soul RIP.
My engine was quite strong till I added knowledge to it.
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Post by michiguel » Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:24 pm

hgm wrote:I just read a very sad message on WinBoard forum, and I did not notice it was mentioned here. (Sorry if I somehow missed it.)

Leo Dijksman, former organizer of one of the highest quality engine competitions ever for many years, (WBEC Ridderkerk, or "WinBoard Engine Competition"), has finally succumbed to the terminal disease he was suffering from these past years.
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Post by Norm Pollock » Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:43 pm

Sad news. Condolences to his family. Leo was a great contributor to computer chess. I would check his tournament page and his updates page almost every day. Unfortunately he stopped running the tournaments after many years. Probably due to a combination of bad health and all the noise about clones and partial clones. RIP.

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Post by Graham Banks » Mon Mar 02, 2015 5:03 pm

SzG wrote:Sad news. His site used to be my start page when accessing the internet. Computer chess has a lot to thank him. A great loss.
Rest in peace, Leo.
Likewise. Very sad news.
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Post by mar » Mon Mar 02, 2015 5:07 pm

Farewell Leo :(

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Post by Dayffd » Mon Mar 02, 2015 5:14 pm

hgm wrote:I just read a very sad message on WinBoard forum, and I did not notice it was mentioned here. (Sorry if I somehow missed it.)

Leo Dijksman, former organizer of one of the highest quality engine competitions ever for many years, (WBEC Ridderkerk, or "WinBoard Engine Competition"), has finally succumbed to the terminal disease he was suffering from these past years.
Very sad news. R.I.P.
David S.

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