The "Grave Hunters" Tomasz Lissowski and Jurgen Stigter
at the Jewish Cemetery of Warsaw
(Photograph by Calle Erlandsson)


Szymon Abramowicz Winawer
* 6 March 1838 Warsaw † 29 November 1919 Warsaw
Buried in the Jewish Cemetery of Warsaw (Okopowa str.).

Photographs by Calle Erlandsson.


Upper part of the gravestone
Lower part of the gravestone


Jurgen Stigter at the grave of Rafał Winawer
(son of Szymon Winawer)



Aleksander (Avrohom) Dawidowicz Flamberg
* 1880 Warsaw † 24 January 1926 Warsaw
Buried in the Jewish Cemetery of Warsaw (Section 12b, Row 16, Number 20).
For Flamberg's forename see Edward Winter's C.N. 5952 and 5963.

Photographs by Calle Erlandsson.


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Mikhail Nekhemievich Tal
* 9 November 1936 Riga † 27 June 1992 Moscow
Buried in the New Jewish Cemetery (Latvian: Jaunie ebreju kapi) in Šmerlis, Riga.
(Šmerlis is a forest and the site of the only remaining Jewish cemetery in Riga.)

Photographs by Calle Erlandsson.



Mikhail Tal monument in Riga



Paul Charles Morphy
* 22 June 1837 New Orleans, LA † 10 July 1884 New Orleans, LA
Buried in St Louis Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans

Photgraph by Michael Negele (in July 1989).


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Friedrich Löchner (alias Erich Ellinger)
* 12 September 1915 Heilbronn-Böckingen  † 18 February 2013 Hohentengen am Hochrhein, Germany

Friedrich Löchner has made his mark as an excellent Heilbronn and Württemberg chess player, moreover as a problem composer, pedagogue, poet and author. In 2012 he still enjoyed the best of health (according to Christian Wolbert, chairman of the Heilbronn chess club). Last February, at the age of 97 he died of a heart attack in the town of Hohentengen am Hochrhein.
The below reproduced urn grave already held the ashes of his wife Anita and his mother Wilhelmine, now he has found his final resting place here as well. His ashes were buried on March 1st, 2013.
(According to Dr Ulrich Löchner, son of the deceased.)

An article by Uwe Jacobi about the grave was published in the Heilbronner Stimme on 14/02/2004: Rätselhafter Grabstein mit 'Matt in drei Zügen'.

You will find more biographical details of Friedrich Löchner on Some of Friedrich Löchner’s chess problems are presented on the website of the Heilbronn Chess Club
Three obituaries from the Heilbronner Stimme: / /
as well as a commemorative article (PDF) from the same newspaper.

Photograph received from Karlheinz Eisenbeiser (Buchen).



The family grave is situated at the cemetery of Heilbronn-Böckingen, it shows a three-mover composed by Friedrich Löchner with the position Kc2 Qa7 Bg3 Pf2 – Kd4 Pc5 (3#).
1. f3 Kc4 2. Qa4+ Kd5 3. Qe4#
with a dual (2. Qb7 Kd4 3. Qe4#) as an "allegory for human fallibility" (see the above linked article).
1... Kd5 2. Qa6 c4/Kd4 3. Qd6/Qd3#
1... Ke3 2. Qa3+ 3. Qd3#
Miniature with Y-flight of the black King.



Siegbert Tarrasch
* 5 March 1862 Wrocław † 17 February 1934 Munic
Buried in the Nordfriedhof of Munic.

Photographs received from Andreas Saremba.


Tarrasch biographer Wolfgang Kamm at Tarrasch's grave




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