Sunday, August 23, 2009

Alfredo Base, 47

Honestly, I do not personally know the man. Don't even know what he looks like. His name just sounds familiar to me. All I know is that there's a certain individual named Base who plays chess but that's all. Nonetheless, together with all Philippine chess communities, ChessHeroes sends its condolence to the people who loves him.

Base, US Chess Master, Writes 30
ref: Mr. Winchell Campos

LOS ANGELES—Alfredo Base, a former member of the Philippine Army chess
team, passed away last August 19. A US Chess Master residing in Los
Angeles, Base was 47.

Base, a strong master who once held an Elo of 2310, teamed up with
National Masters Fernie Donguines and Antonio Calvo to form a solid
team for the Philippine Army before migrating to the United States
where he reportedly he did not have a family.

Nobody has claimed his remains, which is still connected to a life
support system in order to preserve his organs. His has lost brain

His body remains at the ICU Room 6328 of Kaiser Permanente Hospital in
Los Angeles. Reports indicate that he is a native of Butuan City and a
search for relatives has been conducted by friends. Should nobody
claim the remains, the life support system will be unplugged by
Saturday afternoon, (early Sunday morning in Manila), and legal
interment proceedings will be administered by the hospital.

Philippine relatives can get in touch with Base’s church mate Jennie
Irving, telephone no. 310 735 7745, or email
Kaiser Permanente Hospital is located at 1526 N. Edgemont St., Los
Angeles, CA 90027, telephone number 323 783 4011.

You can also keep on touch with Base close friend and chess benefactor Carson City based Oscar Sibal 562-619-0130.

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