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Funeral_cross On behalf of Lorenz' family and the German team I would like to thank the NATO Chess Community for your condolences and kind words.
Yesterday, he found his final resting place in Dieburg, Germany. A vast number of comrades and friends supported the family.

Lorenz passing is a big loss for all of us. We'll never forget him.


Lorenz grave


Lorenz Drabke In deep sadness the NATO chess team of the German Armed Forces takes farewell of our comrade and colleague

International Master
Lorenz Maximilian Drabke

He was a member of the Armed Forces and an important part of our team since 2004. He joined the team thirteen times, winning the team championship with us eleven times.

Four times he also won the title in the individual ranking. By his outstanding sporting achievements he held a decisive proportion in the overall success of the german team. He was torn out of life much too early by a tragic traffic accident. We lose a pleasant comrade and colleague, a very good chess player and a great friend. We will never forget you.

For the NATO chess team of the German Armed Forces
Karl Koopmeiners
and the
Catholic Working group for soldier care
Katholische Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Soldatenbetreuung e.V.
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Latest News:

10 June 2018:
NATO Chess 2018 Final team standings:
1. Poland
2. Germany
3. Greece

Thanks to all players, spouses, supporters and organizers for contributing this event! Links to pictures are published at the 2018 championship page.

06 June 2018:
Follow the games of the NATO Chess Championship 2018

14 April 2018:
New article about chess education

Analysis and Exercises - April 2018

25 February 2018:
New article about chess education

NATO Chess 2017 Highlights Round 1 - with solutions

8 Jan 2018: Application form US


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