Leo Dijksman (WBEC) deceased

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Re: Leo Dijksman (WBEC) deceased

Post by Christopher Conkie » Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:58 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.
Everyone should carry on his legacy. He was an upright person and a contributor of the positive kind without parallel.

I drove past Ridderkerk the other day and that place will always be synonymous to me with Leo.

Just an all round nice guy.

:)

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Re: Leo Dijksman (WBEC) deceased

Post by Peter Aloysius » Sun Nov 01, 2015 1:17 pm

I am so sad to hear about Leo.

My chess engine used to play in his 1st division and I always waited for the result with great anticipation. His site also served as a great portal for any chess engine related information and updates

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Re: Leo Dijksman (WBEC) deceased

Post by Ponti » Mon Nov 02, 2015 3:40 am

I´m sorry to read this too. He made a great site dedicated to computer chess, it was one of my favourites.
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Re: Leo Dijksman (WBEC) deceased

Post by Graham Banks » Mon Nov 02, 2015 3:57 am

Peter Aloysius wrote:I am so sad to hear about Leo.

My chess engine used to play in his 1st division and I always waited for the result with great anticipation. His site also served as a great portal for any chess engine related information and updates
Hi Peter.

I used to visit Leo's site every day. He contributed much to our hobby over a long number of years.

Just out of interest, are you still working on your engine?

Regards,
Graham.
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Re: Leo Dijksman (WBEC) deceased

Post by Peter Aloysius » Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:40 am

Graham Banks wrote:
Peter Aloysius wrote:I am so sad to hear about Leo.

My chess engine used to play in his 1st division and I always waited for the result with great anticipation. His site also served as a great portal for any chess engine related information and updates
Hi Peter.

I used to visit Leo's site every day. He contributed much to our hobby over a long number of years.

Just out of interest, are you still working on your engine?

Regards,
Graham.
Hi Graham,

nope. Last time I was working on it was on 2007. My professional life takes much of my time now, beside it is not as fun as it used to be.

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