Very sad news about Leo Dijksman

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Very sad news about Leo Dijksman

Postby Volker Pittlik » 02 Mar 2015, 06:21

I'm very sad to let you know that Leo Dijksman has left us forever. His contributions to our hobby are unmeasurable.

I foward a message from his daughter to you:

Leo Dijksman wrote:Hi Volker and Olivier,

I'm sorry to have broken into my dad's account like this but I couldn't find any other way to e-mail anyone. I would like the board to know that Leo Dijksman died two weeks ago after battling cancer for almost two years.
I know he had contact with a few people on the board. Is it possible for you to send word around?
I will be letting go of http://www.wbec-ridderkerk.nl after it's term is over, if anyone is interested in taking over I'd be more than happy to help.
I would also like to ask that my dad's account on this board be locked.

Best wishes, sorry to have to bring this news,

Janneke de Ronde - Dijksman (daughter)
I have access to my dad's e-mail account should anyone be interested in the website I can sign it over to them. leo@wbec-ridderkerk.nl


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Re: Very sad news about Leo Dijksman

Postby mike schoonover » 02 Mar 2015, 15:33

leo's site was one of the first and to this day one
of the most informative places on the net to get
programs and information for our hobby.
he will be missed.
RIP
you were the MAN.
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Re: Very sad news about Leo Dijksman

Postby Miguel A. Ballicora » 02 Mar 2015, 17:19

Volker Pittlik wrote:I'm very sad to let you know that Leo Dijksman has left us forever. His contributions to our hobby are unmeasurable.

I foward a message from his daughter to you:

Leo Dijksman wrote:Hi Volker and Olivier,

I'm sorry to have broken into my dad's account like this but I couldn't find any other way to e-mail anyone. I would like the board to know that Leo Dijksman died two weeks ago after battling cancer for almost two years.
I know he had contact with a few people on the board. Is it possible for you to send word around?
I will be letting go of http://www.wbec-ridderkerk.nl after it's term is over, if anyone is interested in taking over I'd be more than happy to help.
I would also like to ask that my dad's account on this board be locked.

Best wishes, sorry to have to bring this news,

Janneke de Ronde - Dijksman (daughter)
I have access to my dad's e-mail account should anyone be interested in the website I can sign it over to them. leo@wbec-ridderkerk.nl


Volker


I have only words of admiration for his work and friendship.

I have to thankful forever for his dedicated efforts in making sure that every engine was tested thoroughly. His tournaments pushed every single muscle of the engines, and his bug reports were incredible. Everything was tested, books, learning, ponder on, smp, resignation, draw claiming, etc., which meant he had to interact a lot with authors. He organized these type of things when very few were doing anything similar.

His professionalism and friendship will be missed. A LOT.

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Re: Very sad news about Leo Dijksman

Postby Graham Banks » 02 Mar 2015, 18:08

Leo's site was always the first I'd visit each day, to check for new engine releases and to look at his tournaments.
He did a fantastic job for computer chess and will be sorely missed. :(
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Re: Very sad news about Leo Dijksman

Postby Fernando JP Vasquez » 02 Mar 2015, 22:24

A sad day for computer chess.
Leo was the reason that made me spark the interest in chess engines.
Leo's site for long time was the reference on chess engines.
Condolences to his family

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