FIDE Honorary Member Eero Helme Passes Away Print
Tuesday, 08 July 2003 00:00
FIDE Honorary Member Eero Helme passed away on June 27th. He was a leading person in the Finnish Chess life for decades, the president of the Finnish Central Chess Federation 1968-69 and 1972-73. He was also the Finnish delegate to FIDE 1967-89, zonal president 1981-1990 as well as chairman of QC and member of the Executive Board. He was active also in the oldest international chess federation, the Nordic Chess Federation. FIDE Honorary Member Eero Helme passed away on June 27th. He was a leading person in the Finnish Chess life for decades, the president of the Finnish Central Chess Federation 1968-69 and 1972-73. He was also the Finnish delegate to FIDE 1967-89, zonal president 1981-1990 as well as chairman of QC and member of the Executive Board. He was active also in the oldest international chess federation, the Nordic Chess Federation. He was a very respected person in all organizations. Because of his diplomacy and his role as a peacemaker he was often used as a negotiator in difficult situations in FIDE and other organizations. The funeral will take place in Helsinki on July 14th. We join the Finnish Chess Federation in extending condolences to his family.
 
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