just reported than Boris Yeshan had just passed away

On 15 January the website of Ukrainian chess federation published sad news: the head of both the Shahcom company and the first Russian chess news site, Boris Leibovich Yeshan, passed away, aged 59.

Russian news sites reported that Mikhail Donskoy, Russian programmer, co-developer of the first world computer chess champion Kaissa, died on 13 January 2009, aged 60.

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