Monday, May 03, 2010

Obituary - Florencio Campomanes

3rd May 2010 - Former FIDE President - Florencio Campomanes died  at 83 today according to FIDE and Campo as many called him is a great chess personalities and his name will be engraved in chess history forever.

To know more about Campo, i recommend reading  Casto Abundo`s  past article in 

Campo giving an inspiring speech at the DATCC Team League closing ceremonies  last year.

Campo has been a frequent guest in Malaysian chess scene . Last year, he attended the 1st DATCC Team League  closing ceremonies and  delivered an inspiring  speech to the participants.

Campomanes (right) and Dato` Tan (left) in one of their friendly game at DATCC.

Campo (left) who was hospitalised because of a car accident in Turkey play against visiting friend - Ali Nihat Yazici- Turkey Chess president at the hospital Photo from

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