A sad farewell

Shankland
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I've just now learned that Olivier Breisacher, a great person who worked very hard to organize the Biel International Chess Festival and promote international sport in many different ways, drowned yesterday in a horrible accident. We will miss his great cheerfulness and energy he brought to all those around him, and his selfless efforts to help professional chess. RIP Olivier, a life taken far too soon.

Full article (In French) here:

http://www.journaldujura.ch/nouvelles-en-ligne/region/deces-accidentel-dolivier-breisacher

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